Leica SL 24-70mm F2.8 is an Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Leica L mount cameras.
Lenses in Leica L Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Leica SL 24-70mm F2.8 is compatible with cameras that have Leica L lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Leica L lenses are Sigma fp L, Leica SL2-S and Panasonic S5.
Leica SL 24-70mm F2.8 has a focal range of 24-70mm and 2.9X zoom ratio.
Leica SL 24-70mm F2.8 is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Leica SL 24-70mm F2.8 with a weather sealed camera body such as Sigma fp L, Leica SL2-S and Panasonic S5.
Leica SL 24-70mm F2.8 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Leica SL 24-70mm F2.8 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.34x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.18m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.34x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Leica SL 24-70mm F2.8 is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 24mm all the way to the 70mm .
Leica SL 24-70mm F2.8's optical formula consists of 19 elements in 15 groups . Special elements used in this design is 3 aspherical elements.
Leica SL 24-70mm F2.8 comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Leica SL 24-70mm F2.8 is available in color.
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