There is one all-important factor in the everyday work of professional photographers: flexibility. When pressures of time or limited accessibility to subjects make it impossible to change your position or lens, you can always rely on the variable focal lengths and outstanding imaging performance of the SL-Vario lenses. In combination, the newly defined focal length ranges of 24–90 mm and 90–280 mm and unusually short close focusing distances cover the greatest possible spectrum of photographic situations.
With their precise and reliable autofocus, almost indestructible construction, and the typical Leica picture quality, they are ideal for mastering all photographic challenges in which speed and utmost precision are essential.
16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH.
The universal wide-angle zoom
Interiors, group portraits, landscapes, and more: This Vario lens expands the options offered by the SL-System into the realm of wide-angle photography and ideally complements the existing portfolio of Vario lenses for the Leica SL.
Available from April 2018
24–90 f/2.8–4 ASPH.
The ideal standard zoom
The Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 f/2.8–4 ASPH. is a fast zoom lens with a wide range of focal lengths.
Its close focusing limit of 0.3 meters at its wide-angle setting and a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3.8 at the telephoto end of the range provide fascinating perspectives.
The fast telephoto zoom
The newly developed double internal focusing system (DSD®) of the high-speed APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 f/2.8–4 lens enables extremely fast automatic focusing.
Its range of focal lengths follows on directly from that of the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 f/2.8–4 ASPH. Together, these two lenses cover a complete range of focal lengths from 24 to 280 mm.
Proofs of performance
SL-Vario Lenses in Action
High-performance meets compact size
Prime lenses offer their own special qualities: they are compact and fast, and deliver outstanding performance. Their high speed enables a wide range of options, for instance the use of fast shutter speeds or the creative exploration of planes of focus and depth of field.
Old values, new ways
The Leica adapters let you use more than 150 Leica lenses on the Leica SL: the high-performance Leica S- and M-Lenses, the classic R-Lenses, and the award-winning Leica Cine Lenses.
Leica TL-Lenses can be mounted directly on the Leica SL. In this case, the shared L-bayonet mount brings additional options and more creative freedom – with no need for an adapter.
The camera recognizes the TL-Lenses and automatically switches to APS-C format sensor mode.