Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70/f2.8 ASPH (E82)

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Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70 f/2.8 ASPH.

The Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–70 f/2.8 ASPH. is the ideal lens with broad appeal for any photographer given its ability to equally capture reportage, travel, studio, architectural and landscape photography, as well as portraits, close-ups, and video content. With its extensive focal range, consistent maximum aperture of f/2.8, and vast scope of uses, this new addition is a shining example of a lens that can be enjoyed both by professionals and first time SL-System users alike.

The essentials:
19 elements (3 with ASPH surfaces on both sides) in 15 groups
Consistent f/2.8 maximum aperture through full zoom range
Fast internal focusing with a single, lightweight lens element
Compact dimensions and lighter weight thanks to omission of OIS
Lens is stabilized by the SL2 and SL2-S BIS systems
Excellent sharpness across all f-stops and focus distances with creamy bokeh and the Leica look
Metal body with weather sealing
Durable in any environment, making it suited for even the rigors of outdoor landscape and adventure photographers or the hustle and bustle of a pro wedding photographer



Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical):

24 mm: 82.3°/72.1°/51.8° │ 70 mm: 35.3°/29.6°/20.0°

Optical design

Number of lenses/groups:


Aspherical surfaces:


Position of entrance pupil:

24 mm: 88,6 mm │ 70 mm: 57,1 mm

Working range:

24 mm: 0.18 m to infinity │ 70 mm: 0.38 m to infinity

Smallest Object Field:

24 mm: 69 mm x 104 mm │ 70 mm: 108 mm x 162 mm

Largest reproduction ratio:

24 mm: 1:2,9 │ 70 mm: 1:4,5


Electronically controlled aperture, setting on the camera, half or third values can also be set

Aperture setting range:



Lens firmware can be updated via the camera


Hydrophobic Aqua-Dura® coating on external lenses


Magnesium and aluminum full-metal housing, black anodized, dust and splash water protected

Bayonet/sensor format:

Leica L bayonet, full-frame 35 mm format

Filter mount:



Black anodized

Dimensions and weight (length to bayonet mount):

approx. 123/153 mm (without/with lens hood)

Largest diameter approx:

approx. 88/97 mm (without/with lens hood)

Weight approx:

approx. 856/906 g (without/with lens hood)

What's Included


Lens, lens hood, lens rear cover SL, lens cover E82

Limited Warranty:
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product limited warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, which are valid for two years.

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