Leica has announced a 60mm F2.8 macro lens designed for its APS-C L-mount cameras, which is just the T (Typ 701) at this point. This will be the sixth lens for the TL mount.

The new APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm F2.8 ASPH lens has a 1:1 magnification ratio, a minimum focus distance of 16cm/6.3in, internal focusing and four aspherical elements. The lens supports 60mm filters and includes an aluminum-alloy hood.

The 60mm F2.8 will ship this Fall, in your choice of silver or black, at a price of $3000.

Press release:

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”

September 1, 2016 – Beginning today, a new prime lens is available for the Leica T camera system – the Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60 mm f/2.8 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 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH., the Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60 mm f/2.8 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 23 mm f/2 ASPH. and the Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH, are classic focal lengths for reportage photography. The APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60 mm f/2.8 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 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH., Vario-Elmar-TL 18–56 mm f/3.5–5.6 ASPH., and APO-Vario-Elmar-TL 55–135 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH., cover an entire range of focal lengths equivalent to 17 to 200 mm in 35 mm 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.

Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH specifications

Principal specifications
Lens typePrime lens
Max Format sizeAPS-C / DX
Focal length60 mm
Image stabilizationNo
Lens mountLeica TL
Maximum apertureF2.8
Minimum apertureF32
Aperture ringNo
Special elements / coatings4 aspherical elements
Minimum focus0.16 m (6.3)
Maximum magnification1×
Full time manualYes
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Weight320 g (0.71 lb)
Diameter68 mm (2.68)
Length89 mm (3.5)
ColourBlack, silver
Filter thread60 mm
Hood suppliedYes
Tripod collarNo