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Leica Wide Angle 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens - Black

You Pay: $2,650.00
Product Highlights
  • Aperture Range: f/3.8-16
  • Click Stops & Half Values on Aperture
  • Quivk Change Bayonet with 6-Bit Coding
  • Minimun Focus Distance: 2.3' (0.7 m)

The Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M Aspherical Lens is a more compact and economical wide angle option to the 24mm f/2.8 Elmarit M lens. But even at its initial f-stop of 3.8, contrast and detail rendering are already excellent. This high-performance lens makes it possible to work efficiently in cramped quarters. It adds a more dynamic feeling to close-up pictures and it gives landscape photographs significantly more depth.

The lens is optimised for use with the digital M8 camera, and will hardly show any light falloff when set to wide open aperture. At the medium f-stops, the depth of field is so large that it can even reproduce entire scenes in sharp focus. But even when used with a 35mm system, light falloff at the image edges will be visibly reduced (1.4 stop) when stopping down to f/5.6.

This lens has been updated with the "6-bit" coding, which allows the digital M camera to read this information optically and to identify which lens is being used. The camera can then (optionally) apply a "final stage" software based vignetting correction (for RAW images the lens used is simply recorded, no change is made).

Includes "6-bit code" which allows the digital cameras (i.e. M8) to identify which lens is being used, and also to store this information in image metadata
Filter Size 46mm
f/Stop Range 3.8-16
Minimum Focus Distance 2.3' (0.7 m)
Magnification 1:26
Angle of View 84°
Groups/Elements 6/8
Length 1.6" (41mm)
Maximum Diameter 2.2" (57mm)
Weight 9.2 oz (260g)
Leica Wide Angle 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens - Black
  • Front Lens Caps
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Hood Cover
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • 3-Year Passport Warranty
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    LeicaWide Angle 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens - Black
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Lightweight (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Architecture (3)
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      5.0

      Can't Fault It

      By Andy Gemmell

      from Melbourne, Australia

      About Me Semi-Professional

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            Comments about Leica Wide Angle 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens - Black:

            Great size, nice even weight to it, wonderful build quality, edge to edge perfection, micro contrast top notch.

            Unless you need speed for your photography at 24mm (not really as strong a pre-requisite at this focal length) this is an investment you won't regret. The 3.8f also makes you think more about your photography, in the sense of street and people. It'll make you think about the whole image rather than a fast lens which is all about isolating the subject or low light shooting.

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            5.0

            Leica quality all the way

            By Jim Bengston

            from Oslo Norway

            About Me Pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Leica Wide Angle 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens - Black:

                I´d rather have a small slow sharp lens than a big fast sharp one. This one is excellent, even wide open at 3.8. I use it mostly on the M Monochrom, also on the M9, and like it better than the 18mm Super Elmar because of its size. I also have the 21 Elmarit, 28 Elmarit and 35 Summilux. The only one that´s sharper is the 35 Summi, but all these lenses are so good that my main reason for preferring it is size and angle of view. Very good on the street.

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                5.0

                small lens slams other 24mm. lenses

                By jaybird

                from south florida

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                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

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                    Comments about Leica Wide Angle 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens - Black:

                    insanely sharp and beautiful contrast.
                    small enough to take everywhere.

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                    5.0

                    Expensive? Worth it!

                    By Rich in San Francisco

                    from San Francisco CA

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Did I say SHARP
                    • Lightweight
                    • Rugged

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Architecture
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Leica Wide Angle 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens - Black:

                    I'd deduct 1/2 star for the cost of this lens with the Leica 24mm viewfinder. That said, I'm very happy I have it. Virtually perfect rendition; sharp, proper contrast, holds detail to the edges at 5.6 and higher.

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Superb Performance

                    By Ray

                    from Northern CT

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                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Architecture
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Street photography
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Leica Wide Angle 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens - Black:

                      The inconvenience of using an external finder is more than offset by absolutely stellar optical performance, edge to edge. This lens has a smooth, solid, compact build and an excellently designed metal lens hood. HIghly recommended.

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                      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very high quality lens

                      By M8 user

                      from San Jose, CA

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                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Low distortion
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • NONE

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Leica Wide Angle 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens - Black:

                      I find this lens to be ideal for travel photography. There is no evidence of chromatic aberration or flare, even when shooting directly against the sun. Images captured with this lens are very sharp and the color rendition is very accurate. The lens construction is superb and the lens is shipped with a high quality lens shade.

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                      5.0

                      Superb lens!

                      By urbanscaper

                      from Berkeley CA

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                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Low geometric distortion
                      • Rendering characteristics

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                        Best Uses

                        • Architecture
                        • General Use
                        • Landscape Photography

                        Comments about Leica Wide Angle 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens - Black:

                        This is a wonderful lens with superb rendering characteristics and negligible geometric distortion. On a M8.2 the lens produces a FOV equivalent (1.33X) to 32mm on film cameras. I use a Leica 24mm Brightline Finder on the accessory shoe since framing when wearing glasses is a bit slow using the 24mm bright line frames in the far corners of the M8 viewfinder. The Leica Brightline Finder is expensive but has 24mm framing lines for both film and digital M-series cameras.

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