Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH. Black Anodized

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Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH. Black

Leica Camera expands its range of TL lenses with the introduction of the Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/ 2.8 ASPH lens (equivalent 27mm), a lens that provides optical performance that is the best in its class. This is the smallest wide-angle pancake lens in the market for APS-C format and has very fast auto focus due to its compact size and optical design. This compact lens measures only 20.5mm (approximately 0.81 inches) in thickness and weighs only 80g (approximately 2.82 ounces). This lens can be used with all L-Mount cameras, APS and SL.

The Leica TL lenses support two great Leica APS-C System Cameras - Leica CL and Leica TL2. With a wide range of lenses in its portfolio, these lenses offer both APS cameras the best image quality and fast performance.

The essentials:

  • 18 mm in APS-C format correspond to approx.
  • 27 mm focal length in the small picture format
  • Smallest wide-angle APS lens in the market, only 20.5 mm long
  • Compact and light, 80g
  • Fast autofocus
  • L-mount bayonet


The most compact prime for the TL and CL systems, ideal for street and lifestyle photography

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  • Compatible cameras:
    All Leica Cameras with Leica L bayonet
  • Angle of view:
    Approx. 75º, 65º, 46º, corresponding to 27mm focal length in 35mm format (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)
  • Optical design:
    Number of lenses / groups: 8 / 6; Aspherical surfaces: 4; Position of entrance pupil at infinity: -12.5mm (in direction of light incidence in front of bayonet mount)
  • Distance setting:
    Setting / Function: Electronically controlled, mode selectable using camera menu: Automatic (AF) or manual (M), in AF mode manual override possible at any times with setting dial; Smallest object field / Largest scale: Approx. 343 x 228 mm / 1:14
  • Minimum Focus:
    0.3 meters
  • Aperture:
    Setting / Function: Electronically controlled, adjustment using dial on camera, third values also available; Lowest value: 16
  • Bayonet fitting:
    Leica L quick-change bayonet with contact strip for Leica T/TL/CL/SL models
  • Filter mount:
    Internal thread for E39 filters, filter mount does not rotate
  • Finish:
    Black anodized
  • Dimensions & weight:
    Length to bayonet mount: Approx. 21mm; Largest diameter: Approx. 61mm; Weight: Approx. 80 grams

Lens, lens cap front and back

Limited Warranty:
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product limited warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, which are valid for two years.