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- L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
- Two Aspherical Elements
- Three Low Dispersion Elements
Well-suited for landscape, architecture, and group portrait applications, the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH. from Leica is a versatile wide-angle zoom designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras. Complementing the flexible wide-angle design is a sophisticated optical layout that utilizes a pair of aspherical elements and three low dispersion elements to reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to realize a high degree of sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. Multi-layer coatings have also been applied to limit flare and ghosting for increased contrast when working in strong lighting conditions. Benefitting the optical assets is a stepping motor, which delivers fast and quiet autofocus performance, and a floating elements system maintains consistent imaging quality throughout the focusing range. Additionally, an AquaDura coating has been applied to the exposed elements and seals have been incorporated in the lens design to benefit working in harsh environmental conditions.
Has anyone used this lens for astrophotography? ...
Has anyone used this lens for astrophotography? Assuming very little vignetting or coma in corners.
Yes, the Super-Vario-Elmar SL 16-35mm has excellent control over vignetting and coma from what we have seen.
Date published: 2021-03-19
Does this lens works well with the new panasonic ...
Does this lens works well with the new panasonic s1r ?
The Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH. Lens is compatible with the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R camera.
Date published: 2021-11-02
How well is this lens corrected for focus ...
How well is this lens corrected for focus breathing? Panasonic 16-35/4 is superb. How does this Leica model compare?
In our experience the lens is highly correct and you see virtually no aperture movement while focusing and shooting video.
Date published: 2023-09-12
Made in Germay?
Yes, this lens is made in Germany. But the additional information added to the August 8, 2018 response here is outdated. That is to say, no longer are "all of the other SL lenses" made in Germany. While most are made in Germany, the new 24-70mm zoom is made in Japan. But don't fool yourself, when leica has something made in Japan or Portugal or Canada, they fully ensure that it is made every bit as well as the items made in Germany.
Date published: 2022-09-22
Does this lenses have internal focusing or does the lens extend outward going from 16mm to 35 mm?
Yes. The lens does have internal focusing and the barrel does not extend when zooming. This contributes to the ruggedness of the lens as there are less external moving parts.
Date published: 2022-09-22
Does it have Image Stabilization?
This does not have image stabilization
Date published: 2021-09-01