Leica To Expand SL Lens Line With Five Lenses

Leica SL Lenses

Currently, Leica’s SL Lens range sits at two: a 24-90mm and a 90-280mm. A third one, the Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens will be available before the end of the year.

During Photokina 2016, this week, Leica released a roadmap introducing four more SL lens that will come available during various quarters of 2017. Three of the lenses are primes, while the fourth coming in winter 2017 will be a wide-angle zoom.

The 50mm lens can be pre-ordered now for about $5,300.

The first lens out will be the APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH, which comes out sometime in the “beginning of 2017”.

The APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH drops in Autumn followed by the wide-angle zoom Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH in the winter.

The last prime, the Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH, is set to launch at the beginning of 2018.

Leica hasn’t provided pricing details for these lenses, but we expect them to be within the range that the current trio sells for.

Fortunately, for those who don’t like waiting, the Leica SL and Leica T lines share the same L-bayonet, which means that both the T and SL systems can use the opposite number’s lenses with an adapter. Currently, there are six TL lenses (the line was recently rebranded from T to TL) available.

From Leica’s website:

The new 35 mm, 75 mm and 90 mm Summicron prime lenses reflect the latest advancements in the development of lens technology for the Leica SL, with lighter and more compact construction, coupled with improved optical design. Not only do these new lenses exceed the exceptional imaging performance of the first generation of SL-Lenses, but they also offer a considerably shorter closest focusing distance.

The new Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH. ultra-wide zoom expands the existing portfolio of SL zoom lenses. For landscapes and architecture, shooting at events, concerts or weddings, or even for reportage and documentary work: the enormous versatility of this lens makes it the ideal companion whatever and wherever you shoot and – thanks to its dust and weather-sealed construction – even in the most challenging and adverse photographic conditions.

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH.: Available from beginning of 2017
Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH.: Available from autumn 2017
Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 mm f/3,5-4,5 ASPH.: Available from winter 2017
Leica Summicron-SL 35 mm f/2 ASPH.: Available from beginning of 2018

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