Product Highlights
  • f/3.5 - f/22 Aperture Range
  • 18/12 (Elements/Groups)
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Stepping Motor
  • Dust & Moisture Resistant
  • Leica L Mount
Leica 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Super-Vario-Elmar-SL Lens Leica 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Super-V...
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Take a wider view of the world.

Broader horizons and endless opportunities

Group portraits, landscapes, and architecture: Whenever the scene demands a wider view, the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. is the perfect wide-angle lens for capturing it all. With a range of focal lengths from 16 to 35 mm, this high-performance lens expands the spectrum of the existing portfolio of SL zoom lenses into the wide-angle domain.

Fast and sharp when it matters

Together with exceptional imaging performance at all distances and apertures, this high-performance lens offers simultaneously fast and almost silent autofocus. For this, only one very light element is moved for focusing. A specially developed drive concept comprising a stepping motor and linear positioning enables very fast, almost-silent, and precise focusing without changing the overall length of the lens.

Reliable under all conditions

As is the case with all other components of the SL-System, the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. is designed and constructed to meet the special demands of professional photography. Made in Germany, the robust construction of this lens and its AquaDura® lens coating make it ideal for use in even the most unfavorable conditions. Improved mount geometry and high-quality coating ensure optimum suppression of reflections and stray light within the optical system.


Product Specifications


Bayonet/sensor format Leica L bayonet, full-frame 35mm format 
Field angle
(diagonal, horizontal, vertical)
Focal length 16mm: 105.6°/ 95.3°/ 72°
Focal length 24mm: 84.7°/ 74.4°/ 53.7°
Focal length 35mm: 64.6°/ 55.5°/ 38.7°
Filter mount E82


Number of lenses/groups 18/12 
Number of aspherical lens
Entrance pupil position Focal length 16mm: 105.9mm
Focal length 24mm: 101.5mm
Focal length 35mm: 105.0mm

Distance setting

Working range 250mm to infinity
Smallest object field Focal length 35mm: 90 x 135 mm 
Largest reproduction ratio Focal length 16mm: 1:7.7
Focal length 35mm: 1:3.7


Setting/function Electronically controlled aperture, set using turn/push wheel on camera, including half values 
Aperture setting range Focal length 16mm: 3.5-22
Focal length 35mm: 4.5-22
Lowest value 22 

Physical Specs

Length to bayonet mount 123 mm (without lens hood) 
Largest diameter 88 mm 
Weight 990 g

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Leica 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Super-Vario-Elmar-SL Lens

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