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Leica 21mm F3.4 Super-Elmar-M Asph Lens (New)


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Product Overview

A new dimension in super wide-angle photography - amazingly compact, amazingly good

The new Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 Asph is a worthy successor to the now legendary Leica Super-Angulon-M 21mm f/3.4. Just like its forerunner, the new super-wide-angle lens is characterized by superb imaging performance and amazingly compact construction. Even at maximum aperture, the lens delivers outstanding rendition of details and optimum contrast up to its closest focusing distance. The lens is supplied complete with a metal, screw-mounted lens hood to prevent flare effects and ensure perfect image sharpness. Thanks to its wide angle of view, the Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 Asph is particularly suitable for architectural and landscapes photography. At the same time, this focal length is also ideal for dynamic photojournalistic photography. The sophisticated optical design and construction of the lens comprises eight elements - including one with two aspherical surfaces and another four with anomalous partial dispersion - and plays a decisive role in reducing distortion and vignetting to an absolute minimum. With the new Super-Elmar-M, M photographers now have a compact and versatile high-performance lens for the broad spectrum of photographic situations covered by super-wide-angle photography.

Technical Data

• Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical): 63°, 54°, 38°
• Optical design
Number of elements/groups: 7 / 5
Focal length: 35.3 mm
Entrance pupil: 10 mm (related to the first lens surface in light direction)
Focusing range: 0.7 mm to infinity
• Distance setting
Scale: combined meter / feet-increments
Smallest object field: 419 x 627 mm 
Highest reproduction ratio: 1:17.5
• Diaphragm
Setting / Type: with click-stops (including half values), manual diaphragm
Smallest aperture: f/16
• Bayonet: Leica M quick-change bayonet with 6 bit identification bar code for digital M models 
• Filter mount/Lens hood: Non-rotating; Female thread for screw-on filters size E46; Male thread with stop for lens hood (included in delivery)
• Dimensions
Length: ca. 43 / 55mm (with/without lens hood)
Largest diameter: approx. 53mm
Weight: approx. 279g

Trade-ins are welcome!