Leica SL

Fast. Direct. Mirrorless.

The Future
One look is enough

The Leica SL-System is the embodiment of the digital era in professional photography. As a mirrorless system camera with an electronic viewfinder and electronic shutter, the Leica SL impresses with versatility, ease of handling and robustness.

Its versatility is underlined by its maximized compatibility with lenses from other Leica systems. Discover the power of the moment. Discover the Leica SL-System.

It was interesting to have a lens that auto-focused so quickly and responsively
Matt Stuart

As a moderate wide-angle prime, the new APO-Summicron-SL 35 f/2 ASPH. is a universal lens that can find its home in the camera bag of all types of photographers. Its fast autofocus, robust construction and exceptional imaging quality make it a go-to lens for all areas of photography.

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British photographer Matt Stuart got his hands on it at the Leica Store in Mayfair, London, and took it for a test shoot on the streets of the British capital. With his creativity sparked by his first impressions handling the lens, Matt shot a series on a sunny Winter’s afternoon at The Ritz. We spoke with the award-winning street photographer about the shoot and his love for 35mm lenses.

NEW:
APO-SUMMICRON-SL
50 f/2 ASPH.

The new 50 mm lens sets new standards in terms of compactness and performance. Based on innovative technologies, the APO-Summicron-SL 50 f/2 ASPH. leaves nothing to be desired. Brilliance, corner-to-corner micro-contrast, and balanced, harmonious bokeh make the lens a true Leica classic.

Available in the first half of 2019

L-Mount A new era of creative freedom

For the first time in the history of digital photography, a cross-format lens mount standard has been established that allows lenses made by different manufacturers to be used on each other’s system cameras.

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EyeRes® viewfinder Complete control at any time

The Leica SL is the world’s first camera conceived for professional photography to feature an electronic viewfinder. With a latency time below the threshold of perception, an impressive resolution of 4.4 million pixels and the largest possible viewfinder image, the EyeRes® viewfinder developed especially for the Leica SL gives you complete control over every picture you take.

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Full frame Highest picture quality under all conditions

The 24 MP CMOS 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 mm. This means that you can depend on the imaging quality of a 35 mm, full-frame format. The omission of a low-pass filter ensures that the Leica SL delivers maximum image sharpness.

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High-speed Autofocus

Never miss a moment

Capturing exactly the right moment is not only essential in sport photography. When used together with the Vario-Elmarit–SL 24–90 f/2.8–4 ASPH. and the Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 f/2.8-4 zoom lenses, the Leica SL has one of the fastest autofocus systems of all professional cameras – including SLRs. The camera moves the focus from infinity to the closest focusing distance in less than 110 milliseconds.

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...it's a very comfortable camera, it makes everything easy and fast.
Fred Mortagne

Skateboarding in L.A., photographed by Fred Mortagne

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The acclaimed skateboarding filmmaker and photographer Fred Mortagne, alias French Fred, stages the Element skateboard team in the urban outskirts of Los Angeles with his Leica SL.

Leica SL-Lenses
The new generation

Leica’s reputation for excellent lenses is unrivaled by any other brand. So it’s no wonder that the new Leica SL-Lenses also deliver unparalleled picture quality. In combination with one of the fastest autofocus technologies of all professional camera systems, working with the Leica SL-System is a totally new experience.

Thanks to a range of dedicated adapters, the Leica SL is compatible with virtually all Leica lenses ever made.

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