Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90 f/2.8-4 ASPH.

The ideal standard zoom lens of the Leica SL lens portfolio
black anodized finish
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The Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 f/2.8–4 ASPH. is very fast and offers a large range of focal lengths. A 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 zoom range provide fascinating opportunities. Its optical image stabilisation (OIS) compensates for up to 3.5 stops of camera shake.


Construction Details

Of the 18 elements in six moving groups, four are aspherical lens elements and 11 are elements made from glasses with anomalous partial dispersion for the correction of chromatic aberrations. Only one very light element is moved for focusing.

Very fast, almost-silent, precise focusing is enabled by a specially developed drive concept comprising a stepping motor and linear positioning. This means that the overall length of the lens does not change during focusing. The rectangular form of the lens hood supplied with the lens very effectively suppresses undesirable reflections and stray light and prevents flare.

Technical Data Files
Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH.
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Order number 11 176
Field angle (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) Focal length 24mm: 82.4°/72.1°/51.8°
Focal length 90mm: 27.8°/23.3°/15.7
Optical design
Number of lenses/groups 18/15
Number of asph. surfaces / lenses 5/4
Entrance pupil position Focal length 24 mm: 103.9 mm
focal length 90 mm: 92.6 mm
Working range Focal length 24 mm: 0.3 m to infinity
focal length 90 mm: 0.45 m to infinity
Distance setting
Smallest object field Focal length 24 mm: 173 x 260 mm
focal length 90 mm: 92 x 137 mm
Largest reproduction ratio Focal length 24 mm: 1:7.2
focal length 90 mm: 1:3.8
Setting/function Electronically controlled aperture, set using turn/push wheel on camera, including half and third values
Aperture setting range Focal length 24mm: 2.8-22; focal length 90mm: 4-22
Lowest value 22
O.I.S. Performance as per CIPA 3.5 stops (at focal length f=90mm with Leica SL (Typ 601) camera)
Bayonet/sensor format L-Mount, full-frame 35mm format
Filter mount E82
Dimensions and weight
Length to bayonet mount Focal length 24 mm: 138 mm (without lens hood)
Largest diameter 88 mm
Weight 1.140 g

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