This video presents The Leica SL-System. Fast. Direct. No Detour.:
“The Leica SL-System marks the beginning of a new era of professional photography. As the first mirrorless system camera of its kind, it offers an impressive range of innovative features and sets entirely new standards with regard to versatility and handling – and rugged resilience.
It simultaneously offers maximum compatibility with the lenses of other Leica systems. Discover the future of photography – made in Germany. Discover the Leica SL-System.“
This is an update to the previous blog, New Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless System Camera: 24 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, 4K Video With a Frame Rate of 30 fps, 11 fps Burst Rate, 4.4-Megapixel Electronic Viewfinder, 2 GB of Buffer Memory, Wi-Fi , GPS, Full Weather & Dust Sealing .
Leica just introduced the LEICA APO-VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 90-280mm f2.8-4 telephoto zoom lens for the Leica SL camera.
- This large telephoto focal length range combined with built-in image stabilization and weather sealing make this new lens a flexible tool for any professional photographer.
Key Benefits and Features of the LEICA APO-VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 90-280mm f2.8-4:
- Super versatile focal length from 90 mm – 280mm
- Highest image performance at every aperture and distance
- Silent and precise Auto Focus
- Leica Optical Image Stabilization
- Excellent close focus distance of 0.81 meters or 2.7 feet
- Dust proof and water proof with AquaDura water repellent coating for outer lens elements
- Detachable tripod mount
- Made in Germany
New telephoto zoom lens for the Leica SL-System: Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 mm f/2.8-4
The latest addition to the Leica SL-System lens portfolio, the Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 mm f/2.8-4, is now on sale. This fast telephoto zoom lens offers a range of focal lengths that follows on directly from the already available Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. lens. Together, these two lenses cover a range of focal lengths extending from 24 to 280 mm and guarantee the versatility photographers need for a wide range of subjects and situations.
The new Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 mm f/2.8-4 is distinguished by high speed and an extensive range of focal lengths and impresses with outstanding optical and mechanical precision. Its integrated optical image stabilization (OIS) enables exposure times to be increased by up to 3.5 stops and guarantees shake-free hand-held photography even at telephoto settings. This telephoto zoom lens is an entirely new design and with dual internal focusing that ensures very fast and quiet autofocus and constantly high imaging performance at distances from infinity to its close focusing limit. With close focusing limits of 0.6 meters at 90 mm and 1.4 meters at 280 mm, and a reproduction ratio of 1:4.8 to 1:5, this versatile lens is simply predestined for close-up photography. The Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 mm f/2.8-4 is sealed against dust, splash-proof and features a detachable tripod plate for easier handling.
As is the case for all Leica lenses, the Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 mm f/2.8-4 was designed and developed by Leica optical specialists in Wetzlar and unites equal measures of optical and technical expertise. The combination of cutting-edge technologies and high-quality materials guarantees consistent quality in all respects. The design of the Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 mm f/2.8-4 comprises 23 elements (in seven moving groups), seven of which are made from glasses with anomalous partial dispersion for the minimisation of chromatic aberrations. The movement of the two focusing elements is provided by a newly developed drive concept with linear positioning of the lenses by stepping motors. A special feature of this is that the overall length of the lens does not change when either focusing or zooming. The lens hood supplied with the lens suppresses undesirable reflections and stray light and prevents flare.
The Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 mm f/2.8-4 also features a tripod plate for attaching it to a tripod. Its ergonomic design makes the lens easier to carry by hand and allows the attachment of a lens belt. A lockable rotating tripod collar allows the lens to be fixed at any angle. The collar has detents every 90 degrees for rapid switching from landscape to portrait format.
The Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 mm f/2.8-4 is on sale as of 24 March 2016.
The current lens portfolio, comprising the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. and the Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 mm f/2.8-4, will be expanded later this year by the Leica Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. prime lens (available in Q4/2016). What’s more, the exceptional compatibility of the Leica SL-System grants photographers access to almost all Leica lenses ever made. For instance, all Leica T lenses can be mounted on the Leica SL without an adapter and the already available M-Adapter T enables the use of almost all Leica M-Lenses constructed since 1954. Leica S-Lenses can be mounted with the S-Adapter L (available 05/2016) and R-Adapter (available Q3/2016) allows Leica R-System lenses to be used with the Leica SL.
About Leica Camera
Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the construction of lenses. And today, in combination with innovative technologies, Leica products continue to guarantee better pictures in all situations in the worlds of visualisation and perception. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hesse in Germany, and a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. The company operates branch offices in England, France, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, South Korea, Italy, Australia and the USA. New and innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years.
You can pre-order / buy the Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 and Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. lenses, and Leica SL camera at B&H: