Leica at present introduces the wide-angle Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35/3.5-4.5 ASPH. – the third zoom lens for the Leica SL.

Together with the opposite vario lenses the Leica SL system now covers a focal size vary of 16 to 280 mm.

The newly designed optical system accommodates a complete of 18 parts in 12 teams, together with two asphericals for the correction of monochromatic aberrations. Three parts comprised of glass with anomalous partial dispersion right chromatic aberration, whereas an improved mount geometry and high-quality coating guarantee optimum suppression of reflections and stray gentle throughout the optical system.

The Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH. can be on sale from 23 April, the German worth can be 5.200 €, US worth is $ 5495.

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

Versatile wide-angle lens Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH.
Versatile wide-angle lens Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH.
Versatile wide-angle lens Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH.

Technical Specifications Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH.

LensSuper-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35/3.5-4.5 ASPH.
Field angle (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)Focal size 16mm: 105,6°/ 95,3°/ 72°
Focal size 24mm: 84,7°/ 74,4°/ 53,7°
Focal size 35mm: 64,6°/ 55,5°/ 38,7°
Optical design
Number of lenses/teams18/12
Number of aspherical lenses2
Entrance pupil placeFocal size 16mm: 105,9mm
Focal size 24mm: 101,5mm
Focal size 35mm: 105,0mm
Distance setting
Working vary250mm to infinity
Smallest object areaFocal size 35mm: 90 x 135 mm
Focal size 16mm: 1:7,7
Largest replica ratioFocal size 35mm: 1:3,7
Aperture
Setting/operateElectronically managed aperture, set utilizing flip/push wheel on digicam, together with half values
Aperture setting varyFocal size 16mm: 3,5-22
Focal size 35mm: 4,5-22
Lowest worth22
Bayonet/sensor formatLeica L bayonet, full-frame 35mm format
Filter mountE82
Dimensions and weight
Length to bayonet mount123 mm (with out lens hood)
Largest diameter88 mm
Weight990 g

Versatile wide-angle lens

Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH. expands the SL-System

Wetzlar, 9 April 2018. The Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH. wide-angle zoom lens enhances the beforehand accessible portfolio of two zoom lenses for the Leica SL. Its vary of focal lengths is good for a variety of makes use of, starting from panorama and architectural pictures, wedding ceremony, occasion, and live performance pictures to reportage and documentary pictures. In mixture with the familiarly excessive product high quality and imaging efficiency, its protected development and particular AquaDura® lens coating make this lens a super companion for skilled photographers always, even in hostile climate situations.

In addition to glorious imaging high quality all through the complete vary of focal lengths and in any respect apertures, the high-performance lens additionally provides concurrently quick and quiet autofocus. This is pushed by a specifically developed focusing drive comprising a stepping motor and linear positioning and strikes a single, very gentle focusing ingredient that, resulting from its low mass, contributes to the excessive focusing velocity.

The newly designed optical system of the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH. accommodates a complete of 18 parts in 12 teams. These embody two asphericals for the correction of monochromatic aberrations Three parts comprised of glass with anomalous partial dispersion right chromatic aberration, whereas an improved mount geometry and high-quality coating guarantee optimum suppression of reflections and stray gentle throughout the optical system.

With the addition of the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH., the portfolio of zoom lenses for the Leica SL now covers a variety of focal lengths from 16 to 280 mm. Together with the Vario-Elmarit–SL 24–90/2.8–Four ASPH. and the APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280f/2.8–Four this covers all typical genres of pictures and permits notably these photographers who want a excessive diploma of flexibility to attract on a trio of outstanding lenses.

The Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH. can be on sale from 23 April.

A brand new firmware model for the Leica SL may also seem similtaneously the brand new wide- angle zoom lens. Version 3.2 integrates quite a few needs for common enhancements requested by SL photographers:

  • The Joystick can now be deactivated from the menu to stop inadvertent modifications to settings whereas the digicam is in use
  • Eco Mode could be set to scale back the ability consumption of the digicam
  • The commonplace white steadiness worth for daylight has been modified from 6600 Okay to 6500 Okay
  • Various enhancements have been made for coming into textual content/numbers (e.g. at WiFipassword)
  • Compatibility with the Leica SF 60 System Flash and the SF C1 wi-fi flashcontroller
  • Other bug fixes