- Material number: 11176
- Ideal standard Vario-lens
- High imaging performance from infinity to close-up
- Optical image stabilisation feature
- Selective sharpness opens a world of creative opportunities for a vivid accentuation of subject details
- Fast and silent focusing
- Sealed against dust and splash water. Leica Aqua-Dura®-coating to protect the outer glass surfaces from dirt and scratches
- Elaborate coating of all lens surfaces efficiently minimzes reflections and stray light
- Focusing range: at 24 mm: 0.3 m to infinity; at 90 mm: 0.45 m to infinity
- Filter mount: E82
- L-Mount bayonet
“The SL2 has really enabled me to do what I do and the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. and APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 lens is perfect for being on a safari or any type of wildlife adventure. I have been able to get up close and personal to people and wildlife in some of the most remote and inaccessible places in the world using this set up. Ultimately, the SL-System is very robust and sturdy, it’s a piece of equipment that I completely trust, and it has definitely advanced my photography.”
Leica Ambassador, Levison Wood
“I like to have both the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. and the APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 in my bag to be prepared for any situation. I need flexibility and often work in conditions under time pressure so I need a lens that delivers a fast and reliable auto-focus. The excellent image stabilisation of the SL2 works perfectly when I document the illegal wildlife trade or the destruction of nature. The subject detail, the contrast and the sharpness are exceptional and always exceed what I see with my own eyes.”
Leica Ambassador, Britta Jaschinski
Read more about the SL lens range from the Leica community on our blog.
The Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90 mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. is very fast and offers a large range of focal lengths. A close focusing limit of 0.3 meters at its wide-angle setting and a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3.8 at the telephoto end of the zoom range provide fascinating opportunities. Its optical image stabilisation (OIS) compensates for up to 3.5 stops of camera shake. Of the 18 elements in six moving groups, four are aspherical lens elements and 11 are elements made from glasses with anomalous partial dispersion for the correction of chromatic aberrations. Only one very light element is moved for focusing. Very fast, almost-silent, precise focusing is enabled by a specially developed drive concept comprising a stepping motor and linear positioning. This means that the overall length of the lens does not change during focusing. The rectangular form of the lens hood supplied with the lens very effectively suppresses undesirable reflections and stray light and prevents flare.
The focal length range of the powerful Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 1:2.8-4/24-90mm ASPH. is matched with that of the Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 1:2.8-4/90-280mm ASPH.. Together, the two lenses cover the entire focal length range from 24 to 280 mm. (Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 1:2.8-4/90-280 mm ASPH. is not included in the delivery scope.)
Scope of delivery:
Lens | Lens hood (order no. 12301) | Rear lens cap SL (order no. 16064) | Lens cap E82 (order no. 16019)
Our test drives are the perfect option for those who would like to try before they buy. For 48 hours, you can test drive both the SL2 body and a lens of your choice. Or if you already have the SL2, you can test drive a lens for 24 hours and decide whether it's the right lens for you. It's your choice.
Contact Leica Store Mayfair or Leica Store Harrods for more info. T&Cs Apply*
Testdrive fee (£80 for body and lens, £40 for lens) is redeemable within 3 months towards the purchase of the same product purchased in our official stores or online. Booking only via Leica stores and subject to availability. You must be a minimum of 18 years old and a UK resident. Your ID is required alongside 2 recent utility bills or any official document with your address.