The new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens is now officially announced. Two new bundle options with the SL2 and SL2-S were also introduced. The US price of the lens is $2,795 and available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama.
The telephoto zoom lens consists of 19 elements in 15 groups, with three of the elements having aspherical surfaces. The focus group is made up of a single element and is driven by a quiet stepping motor
The body is weather-sealed and uses 82mm filters. Lighter than the older Leica Vario Elmarit SL 24-90mm ASPH, (856g / 1.9 lb compared to 1,140g / 2.5 lb), the new lens offers similar build-quality, and a high standard of construction.
Leica SL2-S with 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens: $7,195 at B&H, Adorama. Continue reading “Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens Officially Announced”