Additional information/rumors on the upcoming Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens (L-mount)


Some additional information/rumors on the upcoming Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens (L-mount):

  • The Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens will be a part of a new “economy line” from Leica (not sure for the exact name of the new product line)
  • The official announcement should be in May
  • The VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens will be offered together with the Leica SL2s camera as a set.
  • The lens will be priced just slightly higher than the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for L-mount (still under €3,000/$3,000?)
  • The lens will not have an all-metal body like other Leica SL lenses
  • The optics of the lens are rumored to be based on the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens
  • The design and construction will be very similar to the current Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for L-mount:




Pictures source: Explora

A reader reminded me that this is not the first time Leica is rebranding Sigma lenses: back in the 90’s Leica offered the Vario-Elmar 28-70/3,5-4,5 as a kit lens for the R7 – this was a Sigma lens, but the body and mechanics were totally different from the original Sigma lens that had plastic-like housing:

More information on the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for L-mount:

L-Mount Alliance: Panasonic announced a new S1H camera and 24-70mm f/2.8 lens both for L-mount

Panasonic S1H camera and Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f/2.8 mirrorless L-mount lens officially announced

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