High-performance meets compact size
Prime lenses offer their own special qualities: they are compact and fast, and deliver outstanding performance.
Their speed enables a wide range of new options, for instance the creative use of depth of field to isolate subjects from the foreground and background.
Pictures captured with TL-prime lenses also reveal the unmistakable bokeh for which Leica lenses are renowned.
Another advantage of fast prime lenses is that they allow the use of faster shutter speeds, either to capture fast-moving action or to prevent shake effects in pictures when shooting handheld in low light.
Elmarit-TL 18 f/2.8 ASPH.
Super flat, super light.
The Elmarit-TL 18 f/2.8 ASPH. is not only one of the smallest lenses in its class, it also by far exceeds the imaging performance of its competitors.
With a length of only 20.5 millimetres, a weight of no more than 80 grams and fast autofocus, this wide-angle is the perfect ‘constant companion’.
Summicron-TL 23 f/2 ASPH.
The Summicron-TL has a focal length of 23 mm – in terms of 35 mm format, this corresponds to 35 mm – the focal length of the legendary Leica lenses for reportage photography. A truly classical focal length that lets you realise the pictures you see in your mind’s eye and exploit the potential of creative expression!
Just as legendary is the maximum aperture of f/2, with which you can bring to life the unmistakeable Leica bokeh. And create your own iconic photos.
Summilux-TL 35 f/1.4 ASPH.
The fast classic
The developed Leica Summilux-TL is the reference lens for APS-C format and has performance characteristics that are unequaled in all respects by comparable lenses and permit the exploitation of the full potential of modern camera systems.
Thanks to internal focusing, the overall length of the lens remains unchanged when focusing.
APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60 f/2.8 ASPH.
The APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60 f/2.8 ASPH. delivers the unique look and unmistakable bokeh of images captured with Leica lenses.
At the same time, it impresses with superior imaging performance at all distances from infinity to its close focusing limit, wide open and at all other aperture settings.
Old values, new ways
Dedicated Leica adapters Leica make it possible to use more than 120 different Leica lenses on the APS-C cameras and take advantage of the exceptional imaging performance of Leica M-Lenses and the classic, legacy lenses of the Leica R-System.
Proofs of performance
There is one all-important factor in the everyday work of professional photographers: flexibility.
When pressures of time or limited accessibility to subjects make it impossible for you to change your position or lens, you can always rely on outstanding imaging performance of the zoom lenses of the TL-System in a range of focal lengths from 17 to 200 mm.