The Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 f/2.8–4 ASPH lens review. We review this key standard zoom lens for the Leica SL system. We will look at the ergonomics, centre, and corner performance of the lens. In addition we will examine the OIS performance along with general usage of the lens.
The Leica Vario-Elmarit-R 28-90mm f2.8-4.5 ASPH is a great lens. Arguably one of the best medium zooms ever made. It is fairly light considering its range, and yields beautiful images. We mounted it on a Leica M9, M240, and a Leica SL for this test. The lens went into production in 2004. Considering its vintage, its an exceptional design that rivals, and even surpasses, many modern zooms. When introduced, it set a new level for standard zoom performance, rivalling many prime lenses of the time. Lets see how it does today!
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