This special lens design features an aspherical lens surface, giving this compact unit outstanding contrast and detail rendition even at full aperture. An accessory brilliant viewfinder #12019 is needed for checking the field of view, whereas focusing and exposure metering are performed through the camera's own viewfinder. This high-performance lens also 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.
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 M8 camera to identify which lens is being used, and also to store this information in image metadata
In the Box
Leica Wide Angle 24mm f/2.8 Elmarit M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (6-Bit, Updated for Digital) - Black