Today, as part of their Photokina announcements, Leica has announced two new lenses for the Leica T-System. They are the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH (equivalent to about 17-35mm on full frame 35mm) and the Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH (equivalent to about 80-200mm). These two lenses were previewed at the initial T launch this past April and are now officially entered into the Leica T-System. With the addition of these two lenses, T users can have a full range of focal lengths from (equivalent) 17-200mm with just three lenses. The official press release from Leica:
Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents two high-performance lenses for the Leica T camera system at Photokina 2014: the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH wide-angle lens and the Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH telephoto lens.
With a zoom range equivalent to 17 to 35 mm in 35 mm format, the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH offers excellent sharpness for particularly wide-coverage shots. It is ideal for capturing the beauty of architecture, richly detailed street views, imposing landscapes and expressive scenes you may find on your travels. A zoom range equivalent to 80 to 20 mm in 35mm format makes the Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH particularly versatile. It is suitable for characterful portraits, exciting shots at events, vibrant travel and wildlife shots and capturing the action at sporting events.
Both lenses will be available beginning in January 2015.