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-
Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Full Review
Have been shooting the Leica 16-35mm SL Lens pretty much since it first shipped.
Below is my full review, complete with full size samples – as always!
Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Preview
If you are reading this then you know that Leica has recently started shipping the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 f/3.5-4.5 ASPH lens in limited quantities. The other day, I managed to get a hold of one, so here we have a limited preview of the lens. The full review will be published as soon as I have had a chance to thoroughly shoot the lens and examine it’s attributes.
Leica Summilux-SL 50 f/1.4 ASPH (11180)
A comprehensive review of the Leica 50mm SL 50 lens. This review has full size sample images and a detailed write up.
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The Leica Tri-Elmar M is Leica’s only wide angle three position zoom. Is it a zoom, well sort of… It is a lens with three distinct positions, and it only performs well at these specific focal length positions. We have a lens that covers 16mm, 18mm, and 21mm focal lengths. We are going to look at its strengths and weaknesses…
It is arguably one of the best wide angle lenses in the world, easily holding its own today. A few other wide angle primes are better, but they are primes, they’re supposed to be better. If you want a small unobtrusive wide angle lens then this maybe your ticket.
For this test I used my Leica 24 megapixel M240. The M240 only records an approximate aperture value. There is no electronic link with M lenses to the camera. Yes, there is a 6bit coding on the lens, but that only tells the camera what lens is attached. No aperture information is passed. When you examine the files you may see an aperture value, again it is only an approximation. I did record that actual aperture values used in this test independently.
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Image samples from this super lens. Manufactured in the 1950’s these are still super – if you can find one in good condition.
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