The zoom range of the fast Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm 2.8–4 follows on directly from that of the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90mm 2.8-4 ASPH. Together, these two lenses cover a full range of focal lengths extending from 24 to 280 mm.</p
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.
- 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