Leica APO Vario Elmarit SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 Lens has been officially announced which provides quiet, precise and fast auto focus in a versatile high-performance telephoto zoom. This lens is providing optical image stabilization compensates for up to 3.5 stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting, dust and water-sealed design and closest focusing distance of 0.6 to 1.4 meters.
The lens is designed for full-frame and APS-C-sized L-mount mirrorless cameras where it will provide a 135-420mm equivalent focal length range. Additionally, the Leica 90-280mm lens incorporates 23 elements in to 17 groups along with built-in optical attributes, this 90-280mm is also characterized by its fast performance due to internal focusing and zooming. It also feature Leica’s AquaDura hydrophobic coating on the front and rear elements, to guard against moisture and smudging.
There is lockable rotating tripod collar allows the lens to be fixed at any angle, and it incorporates firm detents at 90 degrees positions for seamless switching from landscape to portrait format.
The f/2.8-4 maximum aperture benefits working in in difficult lighting conditions and also offers greater control over focus position for selective focus applications. A special feature of this is that the overall length of the lens does not change when either focusing or zooming.
Leica APO Vario Elmarit SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 Lens price is quite high $6,395 USD and you can be pre ordered from B&HPhoto store, it is expected to be on sale in April 2016.
Leica APO Vario Elmarit SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 Specifications:
- Dimensions of 88 x 123 mm
- Weight of 1850g
- Lens Type: L Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Maximum aperture: f/2.8
- Minimum aperture: f/22
- Focal Length: 90 – 280mm
- 23 Elements in 17 Groups
- 7 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
- AquaDura Coating on Outer Elements
- Stepping AF Motor and Linear Positioning
- Optical Image Stabilization
- Dual Internal Focus and Internal Zoom
- Dust and Moisture-Resistant Design
- Removable Rotating Tripod Collar
- Focusing range: 0.6 / 1.4 m