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Leica Announces 60mm f2.8 Macro With New TL Designation Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

1 September 2016

Leica has announced the APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f2.8 ASPH with a 1:1 magnification ratio in macro mode. The new 60mm lens is available in black or silver.

Leica 60mm f2.8 Macro. In black or silver.

This is the sixth T-system lens Leica has introduced, including three primes and three zooms. The primes include a 13mm f2, 35mm f1.4 and the new 60mm f2.8. The zooms are the 11-23mm f3.5-4.5, the 18-56mm f3.5-5.6 and the 55-135mm f3.5-4.5.

Because the Leica T and the new Leica SL share the same L bayonet mount, all new Leica T lenses will be named TL lenses, the company noted.

No pricing or specs were announced. For more information see the news release below.

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"

Beginning today, a new prime lens is available for the Leica T camera system -- the Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f2.8 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 35mm f1.4 ASPH., the Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f2.8 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 23mm f2 ASPH. and the Summilux-TL 35mm f1.4 ASPH, are classic focal lengths for reportage photography. The APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f2.8 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 to 23mm f3.5-4.5 ASPH, Vario-Elmar-TL 18 to 56mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH. and APO-Vario-Elmar-TL 55 to 135mm f3.5-4.5 ASPH, cover an entire range of focal lengths equivalent to 17 to 200mm in 35mm 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.

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