All L-Mount Autofocus Lenses

In April 2014, Leica introduced the Leica T camera and with it a new lens mount for mirrorless cameras, which is known today as the L-mount. This camera was equipped with an APS-C sensor. In October 2015, the professional Leica SL followed which is based on the same lens mount, but features a full frame sensor. Available on Leica cameras and lenses only, it seemed the L-mount would be limited to rather exclusive products. 

But things took a surprising turn. In September 2018, Leica, Panasonic and Sigma announced the L-Mount Alliance. It allows  all three companies to use the L-mount for their cameras and lenses. This page provides an overview of the currently available or announced autofocus lenses for L-mount cameras with full-frame sensors.

For every lens, the following major characteristics are listed:

  • Focal length.
  • Maximum aperture. It has a strong influence on the light conditions in which the lens can be used, and how shallow the depth of field can be. Fast lenses also tend to be much more expensive. Green labels indicate fast lenses (> f/2), red labels indicate slow lenses (< f/4).
  • Filter size. It serves as a representative of the length, diameter and weight of the lens. Green labels indicate compact lenses (filter size < 60 mm), red labels indicate big lenses (> 70 mm).
  • Minimum focus distance (MFD). It has a major influence on the magnification that can be achieved, as well as the depth of field.
  • Another interesting point is of course the price, but it is different in every market and currency. Instead, links to independent reviews are given.

1 Prime lenses

Lenses with a fixed focal length

1.1 Fisheye lenses

Ultra wide angle lenses with purposeful strong distortions

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
             

1.2 Wide angle lenses

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Sigma DG HSM | Art (2020) 14 1.8 n/a 0.27  
Sigma DG HSM | Art (2019) 20 1.4 n/a 0.28  
Sigma DG HSM | Art (2019) 24 1.4 77 0.25  
Sigma DG HSM | Art (2019) 28 1.4 77 0.28  
Sigma DG DN | Art 35 1.2 82 0.30  
Sigma DG HSM | Art 35 1.4 67 0.30  
Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35 2 67 0.27  

1.3 Standard lenses

Focal length similar to the image sensor diagonal of 43.3 mm. These lenses show the relation of foreground and background magnification more or less like the human eye.

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Sigma DG HSM | Art (2019) 40 1.4 82 0.40  
Sigma DG DN | Contemporary 45 2.8 55 0.24  
Leica Summilux-SL 50 1.4 82 0.60  
Panasonic Lumix S Pro 50 1.4 77 0.44 CL
Sigma DG HSM | Art 50 1.4 77 0.40  
Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 2 67 tbd  

1.4 Telephoto lenses

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75 2 67 0.50  
Sigma DG HSM | Art 85 1.4 86 0.85  
Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90 2 67 0.60  
Sigma DG HSM | Art (2019) 105 1.4 105 1.00  
Sigma DG HSM | Art (2019) 135 1.8 82 0.88  

1.5 Macro lenses

Lenses capable of a magnification of 1 : 1 or more

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Sigma DG Macro | Art (2020) 70 2.8 49 0.26  

2 Zoom lenses

Lenses with a variable focal length

2.1 Wide angle zoom lenses

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Sigma DG DN | Art 14-24 2.8 n/a 0.28  
Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35 3.5-4.5 82 0.25  

2.2 Standard zoom lenses

Zoom range from moderate wide angle to moderate telephoto

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90 2.8-4 82 0.30-0.45  
Panasonic Lumix S 24-105 4 77 0.30  

2.3 Superzoom lenses

Like standard zooms, but with at least a 10x zoom range

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
             

2.4 Telephoto zoom lenses

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
    mm   mm m  
Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200 4 77 0.92 CL
Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280 2.8-4 82 0.60-1.40  

3 Teleconverters

Teleconverters extend the focal length of matching telephoto lenses by a certain factor.

make type* focal length max. aperture filter size MFD rvws.
Panasonic Lumix STC14 1.4x n/a n/a n/a  
Panasonic Lumix STC20 2x n/a n/a n/a  

*Additional designations such as ASPH and OIS are omitted.

References

The linked reviews are by CameraLabs (CL), LensTip (LT), MirrorLessons (ML) and OpticalLimits (OL). LT and OL focus on laboratory testing, CL and ML on real world photography.