Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f2.8 ASPH Lens Announced, Price $2,995, Available for Pre-order

Leica 60mm F2.8 Macro lens

Leica has just announced the a 60mm F2.8 macro lens, which is designed for its APS-C L-mount cameras like the T (Typ 701) at this point. The lens has a 1:1 reproduction ratio, 16cm minimum focus distance and four aspherical elements. The price is around $3,000, available for pre-order at B&H.

Press release:

Leica Announces Newest Addition to the T Lens Portfolio: the Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm

All future lenses for the Leica T camera system will be marketed under a new name: “TL”

September 1, 2016 – Beginning today, a new prime lens is available for the Leica T camera system – the Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60 mm f/2.8 ASPH. Considered to be the reference lens in the APS-C segment, this lens delivers macro exposures with a reproduction ratio of 1:1 and impresses with best imaging performance.

Like the Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH., the Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60 mm f/2.8 ASPH. is available in both black and silver.

With this new addition, the lens portfolio of the Leica T camera system now offers a total of six lenses – including three prime lenses and three zoom lenses – that together offer a range of focal lengths for every photographic situation. The two fast prime lenses, the Leica Summicron-TL 23 mm f/2 ASPH. and the Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH, are classic focal lengths for reportage photography. The APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60 mm f/2.8 ASPH. complements them ideally as a lens for finely detailed close-up photography. Finally, the three compact zoom lenses, the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-TL 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH., Vario-Elmar-TL 18–56 mm f/3.5–5.6 ASPH., and APO-Vario-Elmar-TL 55–135 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH., cover an entire range of focal lengths equivalent to 17 to 200 mm in 35 mm format and deliver outstanding images with rich contrast from corner to corner of the frame.

As the Leica T and the new Leica SL share the same L bayonet mount, the name ‘TL’ will be implemented for all new Leica T lenses moving forward. Thanks to the flexibility offered by the TL-Lenses for a wide range of applications on cameras with the L-Bayonet, Leica once again showcases the company’s fundamental principle of system-compatibility and sustainability and offers users access to an even wider portfolio of Leica products

All Leica TL-Lenses impress with outstanding imaging performance at lengths that range from infinity to their closest focusing distance and deliver images with the unique Leica look and bokeh. Designed by the optical engineering specialists in Wetzlar, the lenses all offer the exceptional imaging performance for which Leica lenses are renowned. The combination of optical and technical expertise and the use of only the finest materials guarantee consistent quality and reliability in every situation.

Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH specifications

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 60 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Leica TL
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F32
Aperture ring No
Elements 10
Groups 9
Special elements / coatings 4 aspherical elements
Minimum focus 0.16 m (6.3)
Maximum magnification 1×
Autofocus Yes
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 320 g (0.71 lb)
Diameter 68 mm (2.68)
Length 89 mm (3.5)
Sealing No
Colour Black, silver
Filter thread 60.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No

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