Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4

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Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4

Leica Camera is pleased to introduce the LEICA APO-VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 90-280mm f2.8-4 lens which provides quiet, precise and fast auto focus in a versatile high-performance telephoto zoom. The lens combines an extended range of telephoto focal lengths and extremely good performance, from the infinite setting right up to close-up, with open
aperture just as much as when stopped down. In this way, with its shutter speed that is only slightly
slower than that of fixed focal lengths, it can increase the photographer's flexibility, e.g. in areas such
as travel and reportage photography just as much as portraits and close-ups.

The Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL’s image quality is incredibly well optimized and corrected at every aperture and focal length, yielding sharp results in any environment. By utilizing unique double internal focusing with floating lens elements, the lens achieves fast auto focus throughout this zoom range while all movements are done within the lens barrel. The lens does not change shape or size while zooming or focusing, allowing for better weather resistance.

A lockable rotating tripod collar allows the lens to be fixed at any angle. The collar has detents every 90 degrees for rapid switching from landscape to portrait format. The lens hood supplied with the lens suppresses undesirable reflections, stray light, and prevents flare.

The essentials:

      • Super versatile focal length from 90 mm - 280mm
      • Highest image performance at every aperture and distance
      • Silent and precise Auto Focus
      • Leica Optical Image Stabilization
      • Excellent close focus distance of 0.81 meters or 2.7 feet
      • Dust proof and water proof with AquaDura water repellent coating for outer lens elements
      • Detachable tripod mount


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  • Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical):
    For Leica SL (Typ 601): approx. 26°, 22°, 15° / 9°, 7,5°, 5° ; For Leica T (type 701): approx. 17°, 15°,10°* / 6°, 5°, 3°** (corresponding to approx. 135*/420** focal length in 35 mm format)
  • Optical design
  • Number of lenses/groups
    23 / 17
  • Aspherical surfaces:
  • Position of entrance pupil:
    90/280 mm: 130,2/-21,1 mm (in thedirection of light incidence in front of/behind bayonet fitting contact area)
  • Image stabilization:
    Multiple axis system, stabilization performance 3.5 shutter speed stages in accordance with CIPA testing conditions
  • Distance setting:
    Either automatic (Autofocus) 4 or manual, modes are set on the camera
  • Focusing range - Smallest object field/Biggest scale (at 90 / 280mm):
    0.6/1.4 m For Leica SL (Typ 601): approx. 114 x 171 mm/1:4.8 / 120 x 180 mm/1:5 ; For Leica T (Typ 701): approx. 76 x 114 mm/1:4.8 / 80 x 120 mm/1:5
  • Aperture:
    Electronically controlled aperture; setting via turn/push wheel on camera; half values can also be set
  • Lowest value:
  • Bayonet fitting:
    Leica L bayonet fitting with contact strip 
  • Filter mount/lens hood:
    External bayonet fitting for lens hood (included), internal thread for E82 filters, filter mount does not rotate
  • Finish:
    Black anodized
  • Dimensions and weight (length of the bayonet fitting contact surface):
    Approx. 238/310 mm (without/with lens hood) 
  • Largest diameter approx:
    88 mm
  • Weight approx:
    1850 g

Lens, lens hood, leans 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.