The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Leica SL 14-24mm F2.8 ASPH and the Leica 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Leica 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH is the longer of the two lenses at 238mm. The Leica SL 14-24mm F2.8 ASPH with a length of 131mm, is 107mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Leica 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH also has a larger diameter of 88mm compared to the Leica SL 14-24mm F2.8 ASPH's 85mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Leica SL 14-24mm F2.8 ASPH weighs 855g, which means it is 135g (13%) lighter than the Leica 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH which has a weight of 990g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Zoom Lenses in Leica L Mount for size comparison purposes.
Ultra-Wideangle Lenses in Leica L Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Leica SL 14-24mm F2.8 ASPH and the Leica 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH has the same Leica L lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Leica L lenses are Panasonic S5 II, Panasonic S5 II X and Sigma fp L.
Leica SL 14-24mm F2.8 ASPH has a focal range of 14-24mm and 1.7X
zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 21 - 36mm
On the other hand, the Leica 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH has a focal range of 16-35mm and 2.2X zoom ratio .