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Wetzlar, 6th May 2021. Leica Camera AG is expanding the Leica SL lens portfolio with another powerful zoom lens.

The Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–70 f/2.8 ASPH. is equally suited to reportage, travel, studio, architectural and landscape photography, as well as portraits, close-ups, and video productions. With its extensive focal range and consistently high light sensitivity of f/2.8, the new addition is the quintessence of a universal lens.

The elaborate lens design, comprising 19 elements in 15 groups, ensures an outstanding optical performance. A total of three elements feature aspherical surfaces on both sides. Nine specialist-glass elements with anomalous partial dispersion provide excellent chromatic correction across the entire focal range. The internal focus is based on a single, light-weight lens element, and utilizes a quiet stepper motor to deliver a fast and precise autofocus. With its robust metal body and ingress protection against water spray and dust, the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–70 f/2.8 ASPH. can even be used in harsh environmental conditions.

The aperture of the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–70 f/2.8 ASPH. comprises 11 blades – facilitating a harmonious, circular bokeh. The minimum focusing distance of just 18 centimeters from the sensor plane (at the shortest focal length) and 38 centimeters (at the longest focal length) ensures exceptionally high-quality images even when shooting at close range.

Thanks to its excellent price-performance ratio, it also represents a perfect opportunity to upgrade to the SL-System.

Weight3.5 kg
Dimensions31 × 22 × 25 cm
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Technical Data

LensLeica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70 f/2.8 ASPH.
Order Number, Black anodized 11 189
View angle (diagonal/horizontal/vertical)
Full-frame (24 × 36 mm)24 mm: 82.3°/72.1°/51.8° │ 70 mm: 35.3°/29.6°/20.0°
Lens system
Number of lenses/assemblies19/15
Number of aspherical surfaces6
Position of the entrance pupil before the bayonet24 mm: 88,6 mm │ 70 mm: 57,1 mm
Focus range24 mm: 0,18 m to infinity │ 70 mm: 0,38 m to infinity
SettingChoose automatic (Autofocus) or manual mode on the camera
Smallest object fieldFull-frame: 24 mm: 69 mm x 104 mm │ 70 mm: 108 mm x 162 mm
Largest scale24 mm: 1:2,9 │ 70 mm: 1:4,5
Setting/FunctionElectronically controlled aperture, setting on the camera, half or third values can also be set
Smallest aperture22
BayonetLeica L bayonet fitting with contact strip
Filter threadE82
Lens hoodExternal bayonet fitting for lens hood (included)
Lengthapprox. 123/153 mm (without/with lens hood)
Diameterapprox. 88/97 mm (without/with lens hood)
Weightapprox. 856/906 g (without/with lens hood)

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