Leica goes wide with SL zoom lenses: Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH officially announced

Apr 9, 2018

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Leica goes wide with SL zoom lenses: Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH officially announced

Apr 9, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Leica has just announced a new addition to their SL zoom lens family: Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. It’s made for Leica’s full frame mirrorless SL system, and it’s made to let you take “a wider view of the world.” With the new 16-35mm, Leica aims for architecture and landscape photographers, but this lens can also be useful for group portraits, weddings, reportage, documentary or travel photography.

The Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH is made of 18 lenses in 12 groups. It has the working range from 250mm to infinity. The aperture ranges between f/3.5 and f/22 at 16mm or f/4.5 and f/22 at 35mm. Leica promises exceptional image quality throughout the entire range of focal lengths, as well as super-fast and quiet autofocus.

The lens’ construction promises correction of chromatic aberrations and control of reflections. Due to the front lens coating and the barrel that doesn’t extend when zooming, the lens is made to endure a variety of weather conditions.

Here are the full specs of the latest Leica’s lens:

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

There are now three Super-Vario-Elmar-SL lenses: 24–90 f/2.8–4, 90–280 f/2.8–4, and the latest 16–35 f/3.5–4.5. With these three lenses, Leica hopes that they’ll fulfill the needs of all typical genres of photography.

The Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH will be available starting from 23 April. You’ll be able to get it at Leica stores, boutiques and dealers worldwide, and it will come with a price tag of $5,495.

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