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

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Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens
Key Features
  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Internal Focus, Non-Rotating Filter Ring
Spanning a popular and versatile range of focal lengths, the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens from Leica is designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras. Ranging from wide-angle to portrait length, this lens provides excellent sharpness across all f-stops and focus distances, and three aspherical elements greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions for notable image sharpness and clarity. The lens's f/2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in a variety of lighting conditions while offering precise control over focus position for working with shallow depth of field techniques, and a quiet and precise autofocus motor benefits both stills and video capture. Well-suited for nearly any photographic application, the lens offers lighter weight thanks to the omission of OIS, and this compact workhorse is constructed with a metal body and weather-sealing for durability and protection in harsh environments and inclement weather conditions.
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Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH. Overview

Spanning a popular and versatile range of focal lengths, the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens from Leica is designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras. Ranging from wide-angle to portrait length, this lens provides excellent sharpness across all f-stops and focus distances, and three aspherical elements greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions for notable image sharpness and clarity. The lens's f/2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in a variety of lighting conditions while offering precise control over focus position for working with shallow depth of field techniques, and a quiet and precise autofocus motor benefits both stills and video capture. Well-suited for nearly any photographic application, the lens offers lighter weight thanks to the omission of OIS, and this compact workhorse is constructed with a metal body and weather-sealing for durability and protection in harsh environments and inclement weather conditions.

  • Wide-angle to short-telephoto 24-70mm L-mount zoom designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras
  • Fast internal focusing with a single, lightweight lens element
  • Consistent f/2.8 maximum aperture through full zoom range for working in difficult lighting conditions
  • Excellent sharpness across all f-stops and focus distances with creamy bokeh
  • Three aspherical elements reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations for increased image sharpness and clarity
  • Compact dimensions and lighter weight thanks to omission of OIS
  • Weather-sealed design protects against dust and moisture

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

Focal Length24 to 70mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountLeica L
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View82.3° to 35.3°
Minimum Focus Distance7.1" / 18 cm
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2.9
Optical Design19 Elements in 15 Groups
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.5 x 4.8" / 88 x 123 mm
Length at Maximum Extension6.41" / 162.8 mm
Weight1.9 lb / 856 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.04 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 6.5 x 6.5"

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

SL2 in the Cold

By Allan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-21

I just purchased an SL2 with a Leica 24 to 70 lens. After lots of research, other than the quality of the optics, I was drawn to the camera by the simplicity of the design and the durability. My first walk with the camera was in the winter at about -25C, in a snow storm. Just after getting out of my truck I stepped into a patch of soft snow, fell and buried the camera and I mean buried the camera. I pulled it out and it was already covered in ice. I brushed it off, cleaned the lens with a cloth and proceeded to take pics for about 2.5 hours. No issues with moisture, battery or operation. Because of the snow storm the top knob got a layer of ice on it which I managed to chip off and get it working again. Enough said, the right choice.

Its not really a Lecia But I still love it.

By RICH
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-31

This is amde in Japan by Sigma, we all know that. But leica has made it thier own stell barrel etc, and the price is worth the lens in my opinion. If you want a stone cold Leica lens you will be paying twice at least. I didnt buy the kit I got the SL2-S at a brick and mortar, and bought the lens here to compare it to my canon 24-70mm and they are neck in neck and it might actually be a tad better.

Superb Leica Zoom Lens for the SL System

By Arthur
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-30

The 24-70mm Vario-Elmarit-SL is a wonderful lens for the Leica SL, SL2, and SL2-S cameras. The image quality is excellent, and the lens handles beautifully on those cameras (even if a little too big and heavy for the CL or TL2), which makes it a very comfortable and convenient, carry-round-all-day, single-lens setup---this as opposed to the optically quite superb 24-90mm Vario-Elmarit-SL, which is longer and heavier and makes those cameras front-heavy. The build of this new 24-70mm lens is all metal and rock solid, and the focus and zoom rings turn with the smoothness one would expect from Leica. So forget all the meaningless nonsense about whether the lens were made in Japan by Sigma, because the only important thing is that it is made fully up to Leica quality standards. It's a terrific lens, and you will get what you pay for!

Masterpiece

By Darryl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-17

This lens is a masterpiece in design, build and optical quality. The sharpness, color renditon and contrast produced by this lens is outstand through out the some range. Highly recommended!

I'm selling my Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH!

By Gino
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-17

The Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens is that good with less weight to carry. The image quality is impressive. It's like having three prime lenses in one lens.

good but not stellar

By Andrzej
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-19

I was comparing the resolution to Lumix 24-105mm f/4. Yes the 24mm is way better on the Leica but the 50mm, 70mm is softer than Lumix! I think it's time to try Lumix S Pro 24-70mm

DO NOT GET THIS LENS (EVEN A LITTLE) WET

By William
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-14

I tend to shoot with M-mount glass, but wanted something more flexible, that focuses closer, and was water resistant. This lens totally covered the first requirements, but failed miserably once it got a *little* wet. I honestly don't know what i was thinking - it is impossible to seal a lens that has a zoom element like this. Even just a little dampness is gonna get drawn into the lens when you extend the zoom element. So... this lens really was ALL the stars, until it turned into a terrarium. It gets a star because the camera-side seal held fine and did not ruin my camera. And i will give a second star because it really IS a nice lens. Would i recommend this lens to others: Actually no. Considering how it failed for me, i would recommend just getting the Sigma version - way cheaper, and just as water resistant (not at all).

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Does this have weather proofing?

Does this have weather proofing?
Asked by: Jason
Yes, it's metal body and robust construction provides weather sealing similar to the Leica SL2/SL2-S cameras when mounted on the camera.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2022-03-30

Does this lens have internal zoom or does it ...

Does this lens have internal zoom or does it extend like the 24-90 SL?
Asked by: Anonymous
No, the lens does not have internal zoom. It extends like the 24-90mm, just not as far.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-07-04

is the lens made in Germany? Thank you!

is the lens made in Germany? Thank you!
Asked by: Khiem
My copy states made in Japan - works perfectly
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-08-16

This lens appears to be almost identical to the ...

This lens appears to be almost identical to the Sigma version. Since Sigma is a member of the "L lens team", can we assume that Sigma is manufacturing this lens under Leica's control?
Asked by: Karl
The lens glass layout is the same as the Sigma version, however, this lens utilizes upgraded material, and internal parts. The lens construction is held to higher standards, and has tighter tolerances. Unlike the Sigma lens, every lens sold should theoretically be identical, allowing each owner to have a perfectly functioning lens that will work that way for as long as they have that lens. Sigma lenses are cheaper because the material is cheaper and their tolerances are not as strict, which is why so many people have "bad copies." The price difference can be likened to buying a car with an upgraded engine, suspension, paint, and interior materials. From an outside perspective, it may seem to be the same as the base model, but it's not, which is why you pay more for those options. There's much more to a lens than the optics.
Answered by: Jay
Date published: 2021-09-09

Can I use this on my Leica CL? If so, obviously ...

Can I use this on my Leica CL? If so, obviously the focal lengths change to about 36-105mm.
Asked by: Fran
Yes.
Answered by: Thorsten
Date published: 2021-06-03

I this lens made in Germany? Thanks!

I this lens made in Germany? Thanks!
Asked by: Khiem
Not currently. This is currently made in Japan.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-05-07

It says internal zoom in the item description, ...

It says internal zoom in the item description, but when I say somebody holding it on youtube the lens was clearly extending. Which is it?
Asked by: Jaret
This lens has internal focusing with a Non-Rotating front element. The length of the lens will not change as one adjusts focus. Zooming the lens however will change the length of the lens.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-06-27

Which Japanese lens company is manufacturing this ...

Which Japanese lens company is manufacturing this lens for Leica?
Asked by: Karl
I'm sorry but that information is not specified by Leica.
Answered by: Stephen G
Date published: 2021-06-08
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