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The Leica Super-Elmar-M 1:3.4/21mm ASPH Lens is a practical choice for Leica M cameras, including the analog M cameras, all the way back to 1954. With firmware updates, this Super-Elmar provides optimal use for today's host of digital M's as well, including the M8 and M9 bodies. With a super wide-angle view of 21mm, and an aperture range of f/3.4-16, this lens provides stunning images with the kind of quality that's expected of a Leica. Distortion, vignetting, and chromatic aberration have all been reduced to a minimum in this lens, and flare resistance, along with the included metal hood, allow for image capture, even under extreme backlight conditions.
Wide angle view for architecture, street, and landscape photography
Excellent image quality at full aperture. Distortion, vignetting, and chromatic aberration have been reduced to a minimum
Convenient to carry because of its compact size
Flare resistant design allows for images under extreme backlight conditions
The f/3.4 lens speed in combination with the short focal length allows sharp images even in
available light situations
Metal lens hood is included with the lens
Can be used not only with digital M-cameras but with all Leica analog M-cameras since 1954
Made in Germany
Firmware updates are available from Leica for optimal use
In the Box
Leica 21mm Super-Elmar-M f/ 3.4 ASPH Lens
Front Cap for Lens Hood
3-Year Passport Warranty
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Angle of View
35mm format (24 x 36mm): 91°, 80°, 59°
Leica M8 models (18 x 27mm): 74°, 64°, 46°
Focal length equivalent: approx. 28mm
8 elements in 7 groups, 2 aspherical surfaces
2.3' / 0.7m to infinity
f/3.4-16 with half-stop detents
Leica M bayonet with 6-bit bar-coding
Scales: Combined meter/feet graduation
Smallest object field: 706 x 1059mm (35mm format); 530 x 795mm (for M8)