Leica’s SL lenses with L-Mount bayonets were originally designed for the SL full frame mirrorless camera. Prior to the launch of the followup SL2 camera, the L-Mount Alliance was announced. This alliance saw Sigma and Panasonic adopt the Leica L-Mount for their forthcoming full frame mirrorless cameras and lenses, which greatly increases the amount of available lenses that are available for Leica SL series cameras.

The following table contains the specifications for all of Leica’s own L-Mount lenses. This is modest range of lenses but it covers a range of 16-280mm. Of course thanks to the L-Mount Alliance, Leica SL users can also use L-Mount lenses from Panasonic and Sigma on their cameras, greatly increasing their choice and price point options.

If you are unfamiliar with the names and nomenclature that Leica use for their lenses, I suggest you also read our previous article entitled Leica Lens Terminology and Abbreviations.

Table Notes

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Lens NameRelease DateFocal LengthAperture RangeAngle of View (H)O.I.SLengthDiameterWeightMFDMMLens DesignAperture BladesFilterEntrance PupilCheck Price
SUPER-VARIO-ELMAR-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH4/9/201816-35mm3.5(4.5)-22105.6°-64.6°No4.84" / 123mm3.46" / 88mm2.2lb / 990g9.84" / 25cm0.13-0.27x18 Elements in 12 GroupsUnknown82mm16mm:105.9mm / 24mm:101.5mm / 35mm:105.0mmAmazon / B&H
VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24–90 f/2.8–4 ASPH10/20/201524-90mm2.8(4)-2282.4°-27.8°Yes5.43" / 138mm3.46" / 138mm2.5lb / 1140g11.81" / 30cm0.26x18 Elements in 15 GroupsUnknown82mm24mm:103.9 mm / 90mm:92.6 mmAmazon / B&H
APO-SUMMICRON-SL 35 f/2 ASPH2/28/201935mm2-2263.4°No4.02" / 102mm2.87" / 73mm26.5oz / 750g10.63" / 27cm0.2x13 Elements in 11 GroupsUnknown67mm66.4mm at ∞Amazon / B&H
APO-SUMMICRON-SL 50 f/2 ASPH8/15/201950mm2-2247.2°No4.02" / 102mm2.87" / 73mm1.63 lb / 740g1.15' / 35 cm0.2x12 Elements in 10 GroupsUnknown67mm63.2mm at ∞Amazon / B&H
SUMMILUX-SL 50 f/1.4 ASPH9/23/201650mm1.4-2247.9°No4.88" / 124mm3.46" / 88mm2.3 lb / 1065g1.97' / 60 cm0.1x11 Elements in 9 GroupsUnknown82mm76.8mm at ∞Amazon / B&H
APO-SUMMICRON-SL 75 f/2 ASPH1/16/201875mm2-2231.8°No4.02" / 102mm2.87" / 73mm1.6 lb / 720g1.64' / 50 cm0.2x11 Elements in 9 GroupsUnknown67mm35.9mm at ∞Amazon / B&H
APO-SUMMICRON-SL 90 f/2 ASPH1/16/201890mm2-2227.3°No4.02" / 102mm2.87" / 73mm1.5 lb / 700g1.97' / 60 cm0.2x11 Elements in 9 GroupsUnknown67mm22.9 mm at ∞Amazon / B&H
APO VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 90–280 f/2.8–43/16/201690-280mm2.8(4)-2226°-9°Yes238mm88mm4.1lb / 1.9kg0.6-1.4m0.21x23 elements in 17 groupsUnknown82mm90 mm: 130.2 mm / 280 mm: -21.1 mmAmazon / B&H

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