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

BH #LE247028VE • MFR #11189
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
Format CompatibilityFull-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
Weight1.9 lb / 856 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.04 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 6.5 x 6.5"
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