The Leica 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Vario-Elmar-T is a standard zoom lens designed for the Leica T. Key features include:
- Leica T Mount. This new lens mount offers autofocus capability for the Leica T mirrorless camera. However, it is not compatible with Leica M-mount cameras.
- Normal Range Zoom Providing a 27-84mm focal length after sensor crop, the 18-56mm Vario-Elmar-T is a wide to short tele zoom that’s great as an all-around, general purpose lens. Its f/3.5-5.6 variable aperture doesn’t give much flexibility in low light, so you’ll want to stick with decent lighting conditions with this one. As mentioned above, the lens does have autofocus capability with manual override when it’s needed.
- High Quality Optics. As you’d expect from Leica, the Vario-Elmar-T features high quality optics. Its seven group / ten elements lens design includes four aspherical surfaces, ensuring image quality is top notch. The internal focusing design keeps the front element in place, allowing unrestricted use of the 52mm filter threads.
- Not compatible with Leica M-mount cameras