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  • f/3.8 - f/16 Aperture Range
  • 8/7 (Elements/Groups)
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Leica M Bayonet
Leica 18mm f/3.8 ASPH Super-Elmar-M Black Lens Leica 18mm f/3.8 ASPH Super-Elmar-M ...
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The LEICA SUPER-ELMAR-M 18 mm f/3.8 ASPH. will help you capture the expansiveness of space like few other tools. Nominally larger than a standard lens, it boasts an extreme angle of view of up to 100 degrees and reaches far into the field of super wide angle lenses, at the same time guaranteeing the outstanding lens qualities that are typical for LEICA. The LEICA SUPER-ELMAR-M 18 mm f/3.8 ASPH. broadens the horizon not only in architecture and landscape photography but in many other areas as well.
Excellent performance and compact design

The LEICA SUPER-ELMAR-M 18 mm f/3.8 ASPH. successfully merges ambitious wide angle photography with the very best of optical quality and compact design. This is achieved thanks to a patented, spacesaving, yet extremely effective lens hood. The lens corresponds to a universal 24 mm wide angle lens when mounted on a LEICA M8 model and a super wide angle lens with an impressive angle of view when mounted on an analogue Leica M model. Its retrofocus-like architecture features eight lens elements of which one boasts two aspherical surfaces to ensure outstanding image quality already at open aperture.

Key Features

  • Outstanding optical performance
  • Phenomenal angle of view of up to 100 degrees
  • Exceptional compact design

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Product Specifications


Detailed Specifications
Lens Item No. 11649
Angle of View (diagonal / horizontal / vertical) 100° / 90° / 67° for 35 mm, 84° / 74° /53° for LEICA M8 models (18 x 27 mm)
Number of lens elements/groups 8/7
Position of entry pupil 19.8 mm
Focusing range 0.7 m to infinity
Scale Combined meter / feet graduation
Smallest object field 827 mm x 1241 mm (35 mm), 620 x 931 mm (LEICA M8 models)
Largest reproduction ratio 1 : 34.6
Setting / Function Click-stop aperture ring, adjustable in half stops
Smallest value 16
Number of blades 9
Bayonet Leica M bayonet with 6-bit encryption for digital Leica M cameras
Filter Mount Male thread, non-rotating and with stop for filter holder or lens hood. Accessory filter holder for E77 filters available
Lens Hood Separate, screw-on type, included in delivery
Length 58 mm (2.28 in)
Largest Diameter 61 mm (2.4 in)
Weight approx. 310 g (10.93 oz.)

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Leica 18mm f/3.8 ASPH Super-Elmar-M Black Lens

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