Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm F/5-6.3 Telephoto Zoom Lens and 1.4x Extender Announced
Leica has just officially announced the new Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens for Full-Frame L-mount cameras. It is an expansive telephoto zoom lens for nature, wildlife, sports, and action photography. This lens offers the widest zoom in the SL-System and combines high-end technology with the advantages of a compact and lightweight design. It also contains an optical image stabiliser and provides precise autofocus to nature, wildlife, sports and action photography.
The new lens costs $2,195, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama. Along with Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm F5-6.3 lens, Leica also announced Extender L 1.4x for this new lens. It costs $875, first available for Pre-Order at B&H/ Adorama.
The Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm F/5-6.3 is a lightweight medium telephoto lens for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras. The housing is composed of magnesium and black-anodized aluminum, which is dust/splash protected.
The length is around 19.8cm/7.8in, and with a weight of only 3.26 lbs/1.48kg, it’s not a lens you can put in your bag and forget about, but the focal range/weight ratio is still impressive.
Leica 100-400mm F5-6.3 Lens Specifications
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||100–400 mm|
|Minimum focus||1.10 m (43.31″)|
|Motor type||Stepper motor|
|Full time manual||No|
|Weight||1530 g (3.37 lb)|
|Diameter||88 mm (3.46″)|
|Length||198 mm (7.8″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||82 mm|
The Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400 F/5-6.3 is available now for $2,195. The Leica Extender L 1.4x is also available now for $875.
|Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens||Pre-Order||B&H/ Adorama.|
|Leica Extender L 1.4x||Pre-Order||B&H/ Adorama.|