Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 f/3.5-4.5 ASPH.

Take a wider view of the world

Group portraits, landscapes, and architecture: Whenever the scene demands a wider view, the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. is the perfect wide-angle lens for capturing it all. With a range of focal lengths from 16 to 35 mm, this high-performance lens expands the spectrum of the existing portfolio of SL zoom lenses into the wide-angle domain.

Endless opportunities
from 16-280 mm

With the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH, the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 f/2.8–4 ASPH., and the APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 f/2.8–4 ASPH., the SL portfolio of zoom lenses covers a range of focal lengths from 16 to 280 mm. Thus the three zoom lenses offer a spectrum of focal lengths that fulfill the needs of all typical genres of photography.

Fast and sharp
when it matters

Together with the typical Leica, i.e. exceptional, imaging performance at all distances and apertures , the high-performance lens offers simultaneously fast and almost silent autofocus. For this, only one very light element is moved for focusing. A specially developed drive concept comprising a stepping motor and linear positioning enables very fast, almost-silent, and precise focusing without changing the overall length of the lens. 

Reliable
under all conditions

As is the case with all other components of the SL-System, the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. is designed and constructed to meet the special demands of professional photography. Made in Germany, the robust construction of this lens and its AquaDura® lens coating make it ideal for use in even the most unfavorable conditions. Improved mount geometry and high-quality coating ensure optimum suppression of reflections and stray light within the optical system.

I have always loved shooting ultra wide!
Jason Peterson

Jason Peterson began shooting analogue film photography in high school but remained averse to digital photography until a friend introduced him to Instagram.

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His style is now instantly recognisable: black and white, heavy contrast, large scale and always on point in terms of composition and light. Inviting us to follow him into the dark, Jason explores the darkness of monochrome photography. The series was shot by Jason on the Leica SL with the wide-angle Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH.Taking to the skies above his adopted hometown of Chicago, the 16-35mm addition to the Leica SL lens portfolio was the perfect piece of gear for capturing these broader horizons.

Technical Data

Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 f/3.5-4.5 ASPH.

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Order number 11 177
Field angle (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) Focal length 16mm: 105,6°/95,3°/72°
Focal lenght 24mm: 84,7°/74,4°/53,7°
Focal length 35mm: 64,6°/55,5°/38,7°
Optical design
Number of lenses/groups 18/12
Number of aspherical lenses 2
Entrance pupil position Focal lenght 16mm: 105,9mm
Focal lenght 24mm: 101,5mm
Focal lenght 35mm: 105,0mm
Distance setting
Working range 250mm to infinity
Smallest object field Focal length 35mm: 90 x 135 mm
Largest reproduction ratio Focal length 16mm: 1:7,7
Focal length 35mm: 1:3,7
Aperture
Setting/function Electronically controlled aperture, set using turn/push wheel on camera, including half values
Aperture setting range Focal length 16mm: 3,5-22
Focal length 35mm: 4,5-22
Lowest value 22
Bayonet/sensor format Leica L bayonet, full-frame 35mm format
Filter mount E82
Dimensions and weight
Length to bayonet mount 123 mm (without lens hood)
Largest diameter 88 mm
Weight 990 g

Constructional Details

The newly designed optical system of the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. contains a total of 18 elements in 12 groups. These include two asphericals for the correction of monochromatic aberrations and three elements made from glasses with anomalous partial dispersion for the correction of chromatic aberrations. 

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Super-Vario-Elmar-SL
16-35 f/3.5-4.5 ASPH.

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Name Order number
Lens rear cap SL 16064
Lens cap E82 16019
Filter ND 16x, E82, black 13059
Filter P-cir, E82, black 13052
Filter UVa II, E82, black 13042

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