New super-wide lens with outstanding optical properties
Solms, Germany (September 17, 2012) – Leica Camera has expanded the Leica S medium format
system with the addition of a new lens, the Leica Super-Elmar-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH. Corresponding
to a focal length of 19 mm in terms of 35 mm photography, this super-wide-angle lens guarantees
excellent imaging quality. Ideal for not only landscape and architectural photography but also for
indoor photography and many other applications, the lens shows very high contrast rendition and
maximum resolution at the highest aperture.
As the result of the unusually complex construction of its focusing system, the Leica Super-Elmar-S
24 mm f/3.5 ASPH. offers superior imaging performance from the point of closest focus to infinity
throughout the entire focusing range. During focusing, only the middle group of three lenses is
moved. Concurrently, one of the lenses is moved independently as a floating element and guarantees
optimum ray paths at every setting.
With an optical system comprising 12 lenses in ten groups, Leica’s optical design engineers have
achieved extraordinarily high freedom from distortion for such a wide-angle lens. Five of the lenses
are manufactured from glasses with anomalous partial dispersion to prevent negative effects, such
as chromatic aberration. Two aspherical lenses located behind the iris and the aspherical surface of
the front lens minimize monochromatic aberrations.
The Leica Super-Elmar-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH. is distinguished by rugged, enduring design and
construction that guarantees years of dependability, even with frequent use. Featuring an extremely
robust bayonet mount and fully sealed against dust and spray, the new release ensures maximum
dependability even under the harshest shooting conditions.
With the addition of the Super-Elmar-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH., the current S-System lens portfolio
offers a total of eight lenses (five of which will also be available in CS versions with a central shutter),
ensuring superior imaging quality for all areas of photography.
The Leica Super-Elmar S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH. is supplied complete with a lens hood specially
optimized for its optical system. It will be available from selected Leica dealers, including the Leica
Store Washington DC, beginning in November 2012.

Technical data LEICA SUPER-ELMAR-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH.
Lens: Extremely fast super-wide-angle lens for Leica SCameras,
with 3 aspherical lens surfaces for
outstanding imaging performance
Compatible cameras: All Leica S-Models
Angle of view
(diagonal, horizontal, vertical):
Approx. 96.6, 86.5, 63.9, equivalent to
approx. 19 mm focal length in 35 mm format
Optical design
Number of lenses / groups: 12 / 10
Aspherical surfaces: 3
Position of entrance pupil:
(from the bayonet):
83.4 mm / 3.3 inches
Working range: 0.4 m to infinity
Scales: Combined metre / feet graduation
Smallest object field /
largest reproduction ratio:
Approx. 349 mm x 533 mm / 1:11.3
Setting / function: Electronically controlled iris, setting with the
camera clickwheel control, half-stop setting
Smallest aperture value: 22
Bayonet: Leica S quick-change bayonet with contact strip
for Leica S-Models
Filter mount / lens hood: Outer bayonet mount for lens hood (included),
inner threaded mount for E95 filters, non-rotating
filter mount
Finish: Black anodized
Dimensions and weight
Overall length to bayonet flange: Approx. 112 mm / 4. 5 inches without lens hood
(approx. 138 mm / 5.4 inches with lens hood
Maximum diameter: Approx. 101 mm / 4 inches without lens hood
(approx. 150 mm / 6 inches with lens hood)
Weight: Approx. 1110 g / 39 oz