Leica 18-56mm f3.5-5.6 is an Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Leica T mount cameras.
Leica 18-56mm f3.5-5.6 is compatible with cameras that have Leica T lens mount.Some of the latest released cameras with Leica T lens mount are Leica TL2
, Leica TL
Max sensor coverage of Leica 18-56mm f3.5-5.6 is APS-C / DX.
Leica 18-56mm f3.5-5.6 has a focal range of 18-56mm and 3.1X zoom ratio.
Optical Image Stabilization
Leica 18-56mm f3.5-5.6 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Leica 18-56mm f3.5-5.6 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Leica 18-56mm f3.5-5.6 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f16 at 18mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f16 at 56mm .
Leica 18-56mm f3.5-5.6's optical formula consists of 10 elements in 7 groups.