Leica Introduces a New Lens for L-Mount


Leica has launched a new lens for full frame L-mount bodies, the VarioElmarit-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH. The telephoto zoom has 19 elements in 15 groups, with three of the elements having aspherical surfaces. The focus group is made up of a single element, and is driven by a quiet stepping motor.

It has a minimum focusing distance of 18cm, and a maximum magnification of 0.34x. It is weather-sealed and features 82mm filter. It is lighter than its predecessor, the Leica Vario Elmarit SL 24–90mm ASPH (1140g), weighing in at 856g. The lens is now available for purchase. It will also come bundled as the kit lens for the Leica SL2 and SL2-S.

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