The new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH is a premium standard zoom lens for L-mount, offering a fast maximum aperture, great build quality and, Leica claims, 'outstanding optical performance'. Designed for use by everyone from wedding photographers to landscape professionals, the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH should be an ideal companion for both the SL2 and the lower-resolution SL2-S.

We've just received a production Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH, and we've taken advantage of an unbroken few days of sunny spring weather to start a gallery of photos, pairing it with the Leica SL2. Click through for our first set of samples, which we'll be updating in the coming days!

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH sample gallery