The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Panasonic S 24-105mm F4 and the Leica Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Leica Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH is the longer of the two lenses at 138mm. The Panasonic S 24-105mm F4 with a length of 118mm is 20mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Leica Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH also has a larger diameter of 88mm compared to Panasonic S 24-105mm F4's 84mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Panasonic S 24-105mm F4 weighs 680g, which means it is 460g (40%) lighter than the Leica Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH which has a weight of 1140g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Zoom Lenses in Leica L Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Zoom Lenses in Leica L Mount for Size Comparison
Both Panasonic S 24-105mm F4 and Leica Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 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.
Panasonic S 24-105mm F4 has a focal range of 24-105mm and 4.4X zoom ratio . Leica Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH has a focal range of 24-90mm and 3.8X zoom ratio .