Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. Black Lens


  • Mfr SKU: 11088
  • L Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
  • Four Aspherical Surfaces
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Pancake Form Factor

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The new Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH (Mfr. SKU: 18808). 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’ for the compact Leica CL.

Especially compact lens, the black anodized Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. is a 27mm equivalent wide-angle prime designed for APS-C-format Leica L-mount mirrorless cameras. Its pancake form factor measures just 0.8″ thick, making it ideal for everyday use and travel applications. Its optical design features four aspherical surfaces to help suppress spherical aberrations and distortion for greater clarity and sharpness. Additionally, its autofocus design allows for full-time manual focus override for greater control when working with selective focus techniques.

  • This 18mm f/2.8 wide-angle prime lens is designed for APS-C-format L-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 27mm equivalent focal length.
  • Four aspherical surfaces are featured in the optical design to control distortion and spherical aberrations for greater sharpness and clarity.
  • Pancake form factor measures just 0.8″ thick for an ultra compact, sleek option well-suited to everyday shooting.
  • Autofocus design affords full-time manual focus control along with a minimum focusing distance of 11.8″.
  • Compatible to Leica T, TL, TL2 and CL
Focal Length

18mm Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 mm

Maximum Reproduction Ratio


Lens Type


Camera Mount Type

Leica L

Format Compatibility


Angle of View


Minimum Focus Distance

11.81″ (30 cm)




Maximum: f/2.8 Minimum: f/16

Diaphragm Blades

Not specified by Manufacturer


8 / 6



Filter Thread

Front: 39 mm

Dimensions (DxL)

Approx. 2.40 x 0.83″ (61 x 21 mm)


2.82 oz (80 g)


Leica L Mount

Focal Length Ranges


Lens Diameter



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