Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH Lens Officially Announced, Priced $2,795, Available for Pre-Order

Leica has just officially announced the new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH Lens. It is a constant aperture telephoto lens for full-frame mirrorless bodies made by Leica, Sigma and Panasonic. It has 19 elements in 15 groups, with 3 elements having aspherical surfaces. The focus group consists of a single element, which is driven by a stepping motor. The lens has 11 aperture blades. This new lens costs $2,795, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama.

It is one for All!!! In still photography as well as video recordings, Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–70 f/2.8 ASPH. delivers a consistently high speed of f/2.8 at every focal length from the wide angle to the short telephoto end. Thanks to its great versatility and compact, ergonomic construction, the lens enables a fast response to any shooting scenario without the need to change lenses.

Below are the key specifications of Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH lens:

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 24–70 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount L-Mount
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 11
Elements 19
Groups 15
Special elements / coatings 3 aspherical elements
Minimum focus 0.18 m (7.09)
Maximum magnification 0.34×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Unknown
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 856 g (1.89 lb)
Diameter 88 mm (3.46)
Length 123 mm (4.84)
Materials Anodized aluminum
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 82 mm
Hood supplied Yes

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