The Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120mm f/5.6 ASPH. allows control of perspectives and focal plane for creative tilft-shift photography. The lens provides complete sharpness when tilting and focusing on an object at maximum aperture. Conversely, tilting the focal plane in the opposite direction of the elongation of the subject may be used to reduce depth of focus.
Due to its special construction as a tilt/shift lens and its external form, the Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120mm f/5.6 ASPH. differs slightly from the other lenses of the S-System. The lens has four rings for controlling tilt and shift. One turn/push ring each for setting the tilt and shift direction and one each for setting the degree of tilt or shift. A tripod plate fixes the selected settings.