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Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm F/5-6.3 Telephoto Zoom Lens and 1.4x Extender Announced

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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&HAdorama. 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&HAdorama.

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

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 100–400 mm
Image stabilization Yes
Lens mount L-Mount
Maximum aperture F5–6.3
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Elements 22
Groups 16
Minimum focus 1.10 m (43.31)
Maximum magnification 0.24×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual No
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 1530 g (3.37 lb)
Diameter 88 mm (3.46)
Length 198 mm (7.8)
Sealing Yes
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 82 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No

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&HAdorama.
Leica Extender L 1.4x Pre-Order B&HAdorama.