Leica 90-280mm f2.8-4 APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL Black 111-75

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Product information APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f2.8-4, black anodised



The essentials:

  • Versatile and efficient telephoto zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilisation system
  • Fast and silent focusing
  • Selective sharpness opens a world of creative opportunities for a vivid accentuation of subject details
  • Elaborate coating of all lens surfaces efficiently minimises reflections and stray light
  • Sealed against dust and splash water
  • Leica Aqua-Dura®-coating to protect the outer glass surfaces from dirt and scratches
  • Focusing range: at 90mm: 0.6m to infinity; at 280mm: 1.4m to infinity
  • Filter mount: E82
  • L-Mount bayonetProduct description:


“The SL2 has really enabled me to do what I do and the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f2.8-4 ASPH. and  APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f2.8-4 lens is perfect for being on a safari or any type of wildlife adventure. I have been able to get up close and personal to people and wildlife in some of the most remote and inaccessible places in the world using this setup. Ultimately, the SL-System is very robust and sturdy, it’s a piece of equipment that I completely trust, and it has definitely advanced my photography.” 
Leica Ambassador, Levison Wood

“I like to have both the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f2.8-4 ASPH. and the APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f2.8-4 in my bag to be prepared for any situation. I need flexibility and often work in conditions under time pressure so I need a lens that delivers a fast and reliable auto-focus. The excellent image stabilisation of the SL2 works perfectly when I document the illegal wildlife trade or the destruction of nature. The subject detail, the contrast and the sharpness are exceptional and always exceed what I see with my own eyes.”
Leica Ambassador, Britta Jaschinski

The focal length of the fast Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f2.8-4 is matched with the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90 mm f2.8-4 ASPH.. Together, the two lenses cover the entire focal length range of 24 to 280mm. (Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f2.8-4 ASPH. is not included in the delivery scopes.)

The newly developed dual internal focusing design enables the fastest autofocus of all professional camera systems. The optical image stabilisation system compensates for up to 3.5 stops of camera shake.

An intricate 23-element, 17-group optical design incorporates seven anomalous partial dispersion elements to significantly reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range. The movement of the two focal elements is provided by a newly developed drive consisting of linearly guided lenses with stepper motors. A special feature is its constant length, during focusing and zooming. The supplied lens hood prevents disturbing reflections and stray light. The lens is equipped with a detachable stand base to mount on a tripod. It's easy to carry in hand and attached a lens strap thanks to its ergonomic design. With the lockable tripod mount ring, the lens can be fixed at any angle. A click-stop every 90 degrees allows to quickly switch between landscape and portrait modes.


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