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Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400 f/5-6.3 Lens

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SKU 89897
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Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400 f/5-6.3 Lens

With the widest focal length range in the SL portfolio, this compact telephoto zoom lens gets you close to the action in an instant, capturing your images and videos in outstanding quality.

Far, yet so close
With its focal length of 100-400mm, the Vario-Elmar-SL is extremely versatile. Particularly when photographing and filming animals, nature, sports, and action, it brings you up close to the subjects in the distance – for shots with the unmistakable Leica look and outstanding image quality. The optical image stabilizer and precise autofocus capture movement with sharp contrast. With its compact design and flexible handling, the telephoto zoom lens lets you react quickly at any time. And thanks to the L-Mount bayonet, it works not only in combination with SL-Cameras.

  • 100-400mm telephoto zoom lens > nature, wildlife, sports, and action photography
  • High imaging performance over the entire zoom range and aperture range
  • Blur-free images > optical image stabilization
  • Compact and lightweight at 3.26 lbs. 

Constructional Details
The optical design of the Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400 f/5-6.3 comprises 22 lenses in 16 groups. Both outer lenses have a water and dirt-repellent Aqua-Dura® coating.

The lens provides creators with weather sealing and the AquaDura® coating on the external glass elements, making the range of applications extremely versatile. Above all, it shines in nature, wildlife, sports, and action photography. The built-in optical image stabilization ensures blur-free images while the fast autofocus focuses precisely on moving objects.

The Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400 f/5-6.3 has an ARCA-SWISS compatible, detachable tripod base that can be inserted directly into a suitable coupling system without a quick-release plate. This provides a secure hold at all times when photographing or filming with a tripod.

Glazer's SKU 89897
Manufacturer Leica
MFG SKU L11191
In The Box

• Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400 f/5-6.3 

• Lens Hood 

• Lens Cap 

• Lens Bag

Product Specs


 Lens LEICA VARIO-ELMAR-SL 100-400 f/5-6.3 

Order No. 

Black, anodized 

11 191 

View angle (diagonal/horizontal/vertical) 

Full-frame (24 x 36 mm) 

100 mm: 23.8°/19.9°/13.3° │ 400 mm: 6.4°/5.3°/3.5° 

Lens system 

Number of lenses/assemblies 

Position of the entrance pupil before the bayonet 

Focus range 


100 mm: 106 mm │ 400 mm: 479.9 mm 

100 mm: 1.10 m to ∞ │ 400 mm: 1.59 m to ∞ 



Smallest object field 

Largest scale 

Choose automatic (Autofocus) or manual mode on the camera 

Full-frame: 100 mm: 224 mm x 335 mm │ 400 mm: 98 mm x 148 mm 

100 mm: 1:9.3 │ 400 mm: 1:4.1 



Smallest aperture 

Electronically controlled aperture, setting on the camera, half or third values can also be set 


Bayonet Leica L bayonet fitting with contact strip 
Firmware Lens firmware can be updated via the camera 
Coating Hydrophobe Aqua-Dura® coating on external lenses 
Material Magnesium and aluminum full-metal housing, black anodized, dust and splash water protected 
Housing The lens comes equipped with a tripod clamp and detachable tripod shoe. Only this specific tripod clamp must be used for shoots with tripod to avoid damage to the bayonet of the camera. 
Filter thread E82 
Lens hood Male bayonet for lens hood (included in the scope of delivery) 





Approx. 198 mm/253 mm (without/with lens hood) 

Approx. 88 mm/97 mm (without/with lens hood) 

Approx. 1530 g/1620 g (without/with lens hood)