This is the first image of the upcoming Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens , leaked at Nokishita-C. This new lens is scheduled to be officially announced very soon for around 352,000 yen including tax..
We are wondering that the direction of rotation of the zoom ring is opposite to that of the previous Leica L mount lens. There are rumors that this lens is an OEM of Sigma’s 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art, but it is certainly similar to Sigma’s 24-70mm F2.8 in terms of lens barrel layout and zoom rotation direction.
Since the price is 352,000 yen at the mass retailer price, the lowest price is expected to be about 316,000 yen, which seems to be a cheap price setting for a Leica lens.
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