Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH

SKU: 799429111899   Mfg Code: 11189


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  • The Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH is the ideal lens with broad appeal for any photographer given its ability to equally capture reportage, travel, studio, architectural and landscape photography, as well as portraits, close-ups, and video content. With its extensive focal range, consistent maximum aperture of f/2.8, and vast scope of uses, this new addition is a shining example of a lens that can be enjoyed both by professionals and first time SL-System users alike.

    The elaborate Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70 f/2.8 ASPH lens design ensures an outstanding optical performance as it is comprised of 19 elements in 15 groups, featuring three elements with aspherical surfaces on both sides. This sophisticated lens also offers an outstanding ability to provide correction of chromatic aberrations across the entire focal range, resulting in a crisp photograph no matter where you zoom. The internal focusing is based on a single, lightweight lens element, and utilizes a silent stepper motor to deliver fast and precise autofocus. In addition to its lightweight design, the metal body and weather sealing make the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH durable in any environment, ultimately making it suited for even the rigors of outdoor landscape and adventure photographers or the hustle and bustle of a pro wedding photographer.

    The compact dimensions of the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH are made possible by the omission of in-lens optical image stabilization. When the lens is mounted on the SL2 or SL2-S, the camera’s stabilized image sensor steps up to the task with highly effective image stabilization while affording the lens its smaller size and lower weight. This makes the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH the ultimate tool for both still photography in low-light and video recordings with rock-solid dynamic camera movements. The aperture of the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH comprises 11 blades that create a consistently lovely, circular bokeh to make subjects stand out and pop from the background, while its minimum focusing distance ensures exceptionally high-quality images even when shooting at close range. From near to far, low-light to broad sunlight, portraits to fast action, 24 to 70mm, the new addition to the L-Mount portfolio enables photographers to capture any kind of photo with top-level sharpness and the Leica look.


    • 19 elements (3 with ASPH surfaces on both sides) in 15 groups
    • Consistent f/2.8 maximum aperture through full zoom range
    • Fast internal focusing with a single, lightweight lens element
    • 18cm close focusing distance
    • Compact dimensions and lighter weight thanks to omission of OIS
    • Excellent sharpness across all f-stops and focus distances with creamy bokeh and the Leica look
    • Metal body with weather sealing 
  • Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) 24mm: 82.3°/72.1°/51.8°, 70mm: 35.3°/29.6°/20.0°
    Optical design
    Number of lenses/groups 19/15
    Aspherical surfaces: 6
    Position of entrance pupil 24mm: 88.6 mm, 70mm: 57.1 mm
    Working range 24mm: 0.18m to infinity, 70mm: 0.38m to infinity
    Smallest Object Field 24mm: 69mm x 104mm, 70mm: 108mm x 162mm
    Largest reproduction ratio 24mm: 1:2.9, 70mm: 1:4.5
    Aperture Electronically controlled aperture with 11 blades, set using turn/push wheel on camera, including half values
    Aperture setting range 2.8-22
    Bayonet/sensor format Leica L bayonet, full-frame 35mm format

    Filter mount E82 (82mm)
    Finish Black anodized

    Length to bayonet mount

    123/153mm (without/with lens hood)
    Largest diameter 88/97mm (without/with lens hood)
    Weight 856/906g (without/with lens hood)
    Warranty 2 years

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