Leica has announced a new 100-400mm f/5-6.3 and a 1.4x Teleconverter for SL Cameras.
- Full-Frame | f/5-6.3
- Compact, Lightweight Telephoto Zoom
- SL2/SL2-S Autofocus System
- 4-Stop Optical Image Stabilization
- Arca-Swiss Detachable Tripod Base
- Weather-Sealed Design, AquaDura Coating
This new lens does share some similarities such as focal range, and a similar available to the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens that is designed for Micro Four Thirds sensor cameras. However, the direct competitor to this lens would be the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens for Leica L. It shares the exact same focal range and variable f-stop as the Leica.
The Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens is claimed to provide excellent sharpness across all f-stops and focus distances, all while maintaining high clarity throughout the zoom range with additional help from a built-in optical image stabilization. It features a relatively compact, lightweight form factor and it utilizes Leica’s SL2 and SL2-S tracking abilities to produce accurate, high-speed autofocus.
Weather sealing and an AquaDura coating on the external glass elements and there is a detachable Arca-type-compatible tripod base.
Leica Extender L 1.4x for Vario-Elmar-SL100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens
This extender from Leica is a teleconverter designed for the Vario-Elmar-SL100-400mm f/5-6.3 zoom lens that increases the lens’ magnification by 1.4 times for a total zoom range of 140-560mm. The teleconverter is fortified against environmental conditions with its weather-sealed design and AquaDura coating.
Price & availability
The Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens (L-Mount) is now available to pre-order for $2,195 USD.
The Leica Extender L 1.4x for Vario-Elmar-SL100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens is also available to pre-order for $875 USD.