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

Leica has introduced its model of the favored “desert island” lens within the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH, what it calls an “ultimate lens with broad enchantment,” as it’s succesful throughout a number of disciplines from journey, studio, structure, photojournalism, portraiture, and extra.

Leica guarantees that this full-frame L-mount 24-70mm f/2.8 lens has “excellent” optical efficiency, corrects for chromatic aberrations throughout your complete focal vary, and can produce crisp images no matter the place within the zoom vary they’re captured.

The lens is constructed of 19 components in 15 teams and options three components with aspherical surfaces on each side for a complete of six aspherical surfaces. It additionally options an 11-bladed aperture that the corporate says ceats a constant round bokeh that makes topics stand out and “pop” from the background. The lens additionally has a brief minimal focusing distance of 0.18 meters (~7.1 inches) at 24mm and 0.38 meters (~15 inches) at 70mm.

The lens is roughly 123mm (~4.8 inches) lengthy, 88mm (~3.5 inches) in diameter, and weighs 856 grams (~30.2 ounces) and not using a lens hood, and grows to 153mm (~6 inches) lengthy, 97mm (~3.8 inches) in diameter, and weighs 906 grams (~32 ounces) with a lens hood connected. Leica notes that this isn’t notably giant for a lens on this class and the compact nature is made potential by the omission of in-lens optical stabilization. Leica selected to do that as a result of it may depend on it’s personal in-body picture stabilization (IBIS) present in each the SL2 and Sl2-S and most different L-Mount full-frame cameras additionally function IBIS.

The Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens has an inner focusing system that Leica says is predicated on a single, light-weight lens ingredient and makes use of a silent stepper motor to ship what the corporate defines as “quick and exact” autofocus. Moreover, the lens’s housing is made totally of metallic and is climate sealed, which the corporate says makes it sturdy in any surroundings and “finally making it fitted to even the pains of outside panorama and journey photographers or the hustle and bustle of a professional wedding ceremony photographer.”

The optical association, minimal focusing distance, and the variety of aperture blades are strikingly acquainted to the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN that was introduced on the finish of 2019. Since each Leica and Sigma are members of the L-Mount Alliance, the 2 manufacturers sharing entire lens designs isn’t completely sudden, though it will be a primary on this case because the Alliance based. PetaPixel reached out to Leica for remark however didn’t instantly obtain a response. Even when this lens is a re-housed model of the Sigma, it does weigh extra which speaks to the quantity of metallic Leica is utilizing on the housing itself. The efficiency must also be distinctive as the Sigma proved to be the best of all the mirrorless 24-70mm lenses in testing.

Talking of efficiency, beneath is a set of samples picture offered by Leica. Click on every to see the total decision.

With its launch, Leica can also be saying two new equipment bundles for the SL2 and SL2-S that the corporate says comes at a “extra approachable worth when bought as a set.” The financial savings comes out to be $595 when both bundle is in comparison with a purchase order of the lens and digital camera physique individually.

The brand new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH. is offered to order right now for $2,795. The SL2 and SL2-S digital camera bundles coupled with the brand new 24-70mm are priced at $8,795 and $7,195 respectively.

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