Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Lens

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Allows Photographers to Get
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Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Lens Featuring an equivalent 17-35mm 35mm focal length, the Leica T Super-Vario-Elmar 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Lens furnishes Leica T photographers with a transformable wide-angle zoom. It provides an aperture gamut of f/3.5 through 4.5 to f/16 allowing preservation of a compressed form factor and makes use of four aspherical coverings to control distortion and aberrations. In addition, the lens provides autofocus plus an optional override for manually focusing when required.

Another advantage of the lens is it's close focusing expanse of 7.9", letting photographers move in close to their subject matter. The lens barrel offers an anodized black finish and is created from metal for added durability. A lens hood is also included with the lend and the lens accepts 67mm filters.

  • Four aspherical finishes maintain lens' compressed size and controls aberrations
  • Optical layout featuring 14 elements within 11 groups
  • Electronically controlled aperture and focus
  • Reproduction ratio of 1:9.7 at 11mm and 1:5.4 at 23mm
  • Focusing from 7.9" to infinity
  • Black anodized finish


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Compatible cameras All Leica T models
Focal Length 11-23mm
Aperture f3.5-4.5
Field angle At 11mm: approx. 103deg., 93deg., 70deg. (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)
At 23mm: approx: 103deg., 93deg., 70deg. (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)
corresponding to around 17-35mm focal length in 35mm format
Elements/groups 14/11
Aspherical surfaces 4
Position of entrance pupil at infinity at 11mm: -70mm
at 23mm: -59.7mm
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 0.2m / 0.65' to infinity
Smallest object field / largest scale at 11mm: approx. 230 x 153mm/1:9.7 at 23mm: approx. 127 x 85mm / 1:5.4
Aperture setting/function Electronically controlled, adjustment using dial on camera, third values also available
Lowest value 16
Filter mount/lens hood External bayonet fitting for lens hood (included), internal thread for E67 filters, filter mount does not rotate
Dimensions (L x Dia.) Without lens hood: approx. 77 x 73" / 1955.8 x 1854.2mm
with lens hood: approx. 97 x 86" / 2463.8 x 2184.4mm
Weight without lens hood: 12.98oz / 368g
with lens hood: approx. 13.93oz / 395g


Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Lens

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