Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-TL 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH.

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Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-TL 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH.

Exceptional performance and versatility for long distance shots

The high-performance Leica TL telephoto zoom brings faraway subjects to your fingertips. Its versatile range of focal lengths, equivalent to 80 to 200 mm in 35 mm format, makes it a lens you should never leave at home. It is ideal for portraits packed with character, exciting shots at events of all kinds, vibrant travel and wildlife shots, and getting to the heart of the action at sporting events.

The L-Mount marks the start of a new era of lens compatibility without compromise. Never before has one lens mount standard allowed for an almost limitless array of options in combining different interchangeable lenses with cameras featuring different sensor formats.

The essentials:

  • 55-135 mm in APS-C format correspond to 80-200 mm in 35 mm format
  • Glare range: 1: 3.5-4.5 / 55-135 mm ASPH.
  • Aspherical surfaces: 1
  • 12 lenses in 10 groups
  • Autofocus and manual focus
  • Internal thread for E-60 filters
  • L-mount bayonet
  • Available in black, anodized
  • Made in Germany

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  • Compatible cameras:
    All Leica T models
  • Field angle:
    At 55 mm: approx. 28º, 24º, 16º; at 135 mm: approx. 12º, 10º, 7º, corresponding to around 80-200 mm focal length in 35 mm format
  • Optical design number of lenses/group:
    12 / 10
  • Aspherical surfaces:
  • Position of entrance pupil at infinity:
    At 55 mm: -54.4; at 135 mm: -27.3 mm
  • Distance setting /function:
    Electronically controlled; Mode selectable using camera menu: Automatic  (AF) or manual (M), in AF mode manual override possible at any time with setting dial
  • Focusing range:
    1 m to infinity
  • Smallest object field/largest scale:
    At 55 mm: approx. 403 x 268 mm / 1: 17.1; at 135 mm: approx. 188 x 125 mm / 1:8
  • Aperture setting/function:
    Electronically controlled; adjustment using dial on camera; third values also available
  • Lowest value:
  • Filter mount/lens hood:
    External bayonet fitting for lens hood (included), internal thread for E60 filters, filter mount does not rotate
  • Finish:
    Black anodized
  • Largest diameter:
    Approx. 110 / 165 mm (without / with lens hood)
  • Length to bayonet mount:
    Approx. 68 / 81 mm (without / with lens hood)
  • Weight:
    Approx. 500 / 547 g (without / with lens hood)

Lens, lens hood; Object lid 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.