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The Vario-Elmar-S 30–90 f/3.5–5.6 ASPH. (24–72 mm in 35 mm format) combines an incredibly versatile range of focal lengths, compact construction, and low weight with extraordinarily high imaging performance from the closest focusing distance to infinity, both wide open and at all other apertures.

The Highlights
The all-rounder for any occasion

  • Combines the flexibility of a zoom lens with the imaging performance of corresponding fixed focal lengths
  • The all-rounder for many occasions
  • Equivalent to a lens with focal lengths of 24 to 72 mm (converted to 35 mm aspect ratios)
  • Excellent imaging performance over the entire range and at all aperture settings
  • Extremely fast
  • Creative use of sharpness and blurring to make subjects pop from the background
  • Best image quality out to the corners of the frame due to aspherical optics
  • Weather- and dust-sealed lens

Proofs of performance
Vario-Elmar-S 30–90 f/3.5–5.6 ASPH. in Action

PoP 1 | S-Vario-Lens | 1512x1008 | incl.Exif Data
PoP 2 | S-Vario-Lens | 1512x1008 | incl.Exif Data
PoP 3 | S-Vario-Lens | 1512x1008 | incl.Exif Data
PoP 4 | S-Vario-Lens | 1512x1008 | incl.Exif Data
PoP 5 | S-Vario-Lens | 1512x1008 | incl.Exif Data
PoP 6 | S-Vario-Lens | 1512x1008 | incl.Exif Data

Technical details

Nine of the 14 elements in four groups are manufactured from glasses with anomalous partial dispersion. Of these, three are fluoride lenses with particularly low dispersion for the correction of chromatic aberrations.

Two aspherical surfaces on the rear element are employed for the minimization of monochromatic aberrations, while another aspherical surface on the front lens of the second group maintains consistent imaging performance at shorter distances and contributes to the minimization of distortion.

Modulation Transfer Function

The MTF is indicated both at full aperture and at f/5.6 and f/8 at long taking distances (infinity).

Shown is the contrast in percentage for 5, 10, 20 and 40 lp/mm across the height of the 35 mm film format, for tangential (dotted line) and sagittal (solid line) structures, in white light. The 5 and 10 lp/mm will give an indication regarding the contrast ratio for large object structures. The 20 and 40 lp/mm records the resolution of finer and finest object structures.

MTF-Kurve | Blende 3.5 Brennweite 30 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
MTF-Kurve | Blende 5.6 Brennweite 30 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
MTF-Kurve | Blende 8.0 Brennweite 30 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
MTF-Kurve | Blende 4.8 Brennweite 60 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
MTF-Kurve | Blende 5.6 Brennweite 60 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
MTF-Kurve | Blende 8.0 Brennweite 60 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
MTF-Kurve | Blende 5.6 Brennweite 90 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
MTF-Kurve | Blende 8.0 Brennweite 90 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
MTF-Kurve | Blende 11.0 Brennweite 90 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4

Distortion & vignetting

Vignettierung| Brennweite 30 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
Relative Verzeichnung | Brennweite 30 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
Effektive Verzeichnung | Brennweite 30 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
Vignettierung| Brennweite 60 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
Relative Verzeichnung | Brennweite 60 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
Effektive Verzeichnung | Brennweite 60 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
Vignettierung| Brennweite 90 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
Relative Verzeichnung | Brennweite 90 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4
Effektive Verzeichnung | Brennweite 90 | 1512x1008 BG=f4f4f4

Distortion is the deviation of the real image height (in the picture) from the ideal image height. The relative distortion is the percentage deviation.

The ideal image height results from the object height and the magnification. The image height of 27.04 mm is the radial distance between the edge and the middle of the image field for the format 30mm x 45mm. 

More Details

The graph of the effective distortion illustrates the appearance of straight horizontal and vertical lines in the picture.

Vignetting is a continuous decrease of the illumination to the edges of the image field. The graph shows the percentage loss of illumination over the image height. 100% means no vignetting.

Technical Data

Vario-Elmar-S 30–90 f/3.5–5.6 ASPH.

Order no. 11058
Image angle (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) at 30mm: 81.5° / 71° / 51°; at 90 mm: 34° / 28.5° / 19.5°,
corresponds to approx. WA: 24 mm, Tele: 72mm focal length in 35mm format
Optical design
Number of lenses/groups 14 / 11
Entrance pupil Focal length 30mm, infinity: 72.70mm (in front of bayonet in incident light direction),
close focus limit: 75.11mm (in front of bayonet in incident light direction)

Focal length 60mm, infinity: 69.58mm (in front of bayonet in incident light direction),
close focus limit: 71.32mm (in front of bayonet in incident light direction)

Focal length 90mm, infinity: 66.00mm (in front of bayonet in incident light direction),
close focus limit: 71.15mm (in front of bayonet in incident light direction)
Focusing range 0.65 m to ∞
Distance setting
Scales Combined meter/feet graduation
Smallest object field at 30mm: 514mm × 771mm
at 90mm: 194 mm × 291 mm
Largest reproduction ratio 1: 6.5
Aperture
Setting/Function Electronically controlled diaphragm, set using setting / selection dial on camera,
including half values
Lowest value 32
Bayonet Leica S bayonet
Filter mount/Lens hood External bayonet for lens hood (included), internal thread for E95 filter, filter mount does not rotate
Dimensions and weight
Length to bayonet mount approx. 113.5 / 144.3 mm (without / with lens hood)
Largest diameter approx. 101 / 150 mm (without / with lens hood)
Weight approx. 1275 / 1345 g

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Vario-Elmar-S 30–90 f/
3.5–5.6 ASPH.

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