LEICA SL SYSTEM

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Anyone looking through the EyeRes viewfinder of the Leica SL can see it: the future of photography. This mirrorless system camera wows with its multitude of innovations in Leica’s outstanding quality that concentrates on the essentials. Experience exceptional speed, versatility, and picture quality. Please welcome the beginning of a new era of professional photography made in Germany. Please welcome the Leica SL-System.

The Leica SL goes wherever you go. Machined from a solid block, its dust and splash-proof aluminum body was developed to stand up to the challenges of professional use. That was also the idea behind its handling concept, which you will intuitively grasp as soon as you take a Leica SL in your hands.

A full-frame, 24 MP CMOS sensor and the very finest lenses. The perfectly matched components of the Leica SL-System guarantee exceptional picture quality. No matter which attribute you consider – sharpness, contrast, dynamic range – you can recognize the finely orchestrated interplay of the Leica SL-System in each of its 24 million pixels.

From the lens to the sensor and the processor – the optical-electronic system of the Leica SL enables truly exceptional picture quality. To ensure that this is achieved with every exposure, the Leica SL is distinguished by its professional handling concept. In addition to its sophisticated ergonomic design and surfaces with outstanding grip, this also includes an accessory handgrip for shooting in portrait format. 

Leica's maxim of concentrating on the essentials was also applied when developing the concept of operations for the Leica SL. As a result, the Leica SL can be used intuitively by any photographer. Fewer controls and sophisticated, tidy menus let you find the settings you need much faster.

The sensor of the Leica SL has 4000 × 6000 pixels with a pixel pitch of 6 × 6 µm2 on an active surface area of 24 × 36 mm2. This means that you can depend on the imaging quality of a 35mm, fullframe format. To ensure maximum image sharpness, Leica has left out the lowpass filter.

The Leica SL is much more than a professional still-picture camera with video recording capability: it fulfills even the most stringent demands of movie makers as a fully fledged video camera. It begins with a clear and simple handling concept that clearly separates still and motion picture functions and ends with HDMI 1.4 output. This allows the transfer of professional video in 4:2:2 10-bit format in 4K cinema resolution and, in combination with HDMI recorders, a compact setup for shooting professional video footage.

The exceptional speed of the Leica SL is down to the use of a Maestro II series high-performance processor. It ensures that the camera responds instantaneously to every command – at all times. Together with its 2 GB of RAM, the processor makes it possible to capture consecutive exposures at rates of up to 11 frames per second with full 24 MP resolution and 4K video with a frame rate of 30 frames per second.

Progress means that you keep moving. The Leica SL means exceptional speed. Thanks to a fast, latest-generation sensor and a perfectly matched high-performance processor, the Leica SL can process enormous volumes of image data every second. In order to transfer this data to your computer with appropriate speed, the Leica SL features a USB 3.0 interface which enables you to connect a camera to a computer for fast and stable tethered shooting.

LEICA VARIO - ELMARIT - SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. With its wide range of focal lengths and high speed, the Leica Vario - Elmarit - SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. is the ideal standard zoom lens in the Leica SL-System portfolio.

LEICA APO - VARIO - ELMARIT - SL 90–280 mm f/2.8–4. The zoom range of the fast Leica APO - Vario - Elmarit - SL 90–280 mm f/2.8–4 follows on directly from that of the Leica Vario - Elmarit – SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. Together, these two lenses cover a range of focal lengths extending from 24 to 280 mm.

The Leica Summilux - SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. is the new reference lens of this focal length. Featuring fast autofocus, it is designed to deliver maximum optical performance and establishes new benchmark standards in terms of sharpness. Thanks to internal focusing, the overall length of the lens remains unchanged when focusing.

All Leica lenses have one thing in common: they are designed with a passion for creating the best in their class.