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Leica 21mm f/3.4 ASPH Super-Elmar-M Black Lens (E46) Leica 21mm f/3.4 ASPH Super-Elmar-M ...
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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.

Key Features

  • Leica M Mount
  • f/3.4 - f/16
  • 6-Bit Coding
  • 8 Elements / 7 Groups
  • Minimum Focus: 2.3' / .7 m
  • 46mm Filter Thread
  • Metal Lens Hood Included
  • Engraved DOF, f/Stop & M+F Distance Scales
  • 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
  • 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

What's Included

  • Leica 21mm Super-Elmar-M f/ 3.4 ASPH Lens
  • Metal Hood
  • Front Cap for Lens Hood
  • Rear Cap
  • Leather Case
  • Instruction Book
  • Limited Warranty


Product Specifications


Detailed Specifications
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
Optical Design     8 elements in 7 groups, 2 aspherical surfaces
Working Range     2.3' / 0.7m to infinity
Reproduction Ratio     1:29.4
Aperture     f/3.4-16 with half-stop detents
Mount     Leica M bayonet with 6-bit bar-coding
Filter Mount     46 mm
Miscellaneous     Scales: Combined meter/feet graduation Smallest object field: 706 x 1059mm (35mm format); 530 x 795mm (for M8)
Dimensions     Length to bayonet flange: 43/55mm (1.69/2.17") With/without lens hood
Diameter: 53mm (2.09")
Weight     9.84 oz (279g)

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Leica 21mm f/3.4 ASPH Super-Elmar-M Black Lens (E46)

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