Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH Lens 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.

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
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 11
Optics
Elements 19
Groups 15
Special elements / coatings 3 aspherical elements
Focus
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
Physical
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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