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Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
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Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH review: specs and price

Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

Why is Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH better than the average?

  • Minimum angle of view
    28°vs36.67°
  • Optical zoom
    3.1xvs2.7x
  • Minimum focal length
    18mmvs28.18mm
  • Weight
    256gvs293.48g
  • Maximum angle of view
    75°vs61.26°

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General info

1.Weather sealed
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Fujifilm GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR

2.Lens hood is reversible
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.

3.maximum focal length

56mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

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4.minimum focal length

18mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

0.25mm

5.Includes lens hood
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

6.Is a normal lens
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

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Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

For example

Fujifilm GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR

2.minimum angle of view

28°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

4.1°

3.optical zoom

3.1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

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11x

4.magnification

0.13x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

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14x

5.maximum angle of view

75°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

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180°

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Aperture

1.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

16f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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40f

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

5.6f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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1.4f

3.widest aperture

f/3.5

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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f/1.4

4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

16f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE

40f

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Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

2.minimum focus distance

0.45m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye

0.09m

3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

For example

Fujifilm GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR

4.Has focus motor
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

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