Super-Elmar-M 21mm / f3.4 ASPH (E46)
Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH.
The new Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH. is characterized by superb imaging performance and amazingly compact construction. This powerful combination makes it ideal for many applications, such as landscape or photojournalistic photography. Even at maximum aperture, the lens delivers outstanding rendition of details and optimum contrast up to its closest focusing distance.
The sophisticated design and construction 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. The lens is supplied with a metal, screw-mounted lens hood to prevent flare effects and ensure perfect image sharpness.
To meet the requirements of digital photography, the Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH is a benchmark in all optical performance characteristics. The stray light optimization was implemented on a very high level, allowing for backlit shots with crystal clear contrast. The design of the metal lens hood matches the appearance of the current wide-angle lenses of the Leica M system. This lens hood is also compatible with the Leica Super Elmar-M 24 mm f/3.8 ASPH and the Leica Summilux-M 35mm/1.4.
Diagonal angle of view: 91°
Working range: 0.7 m to infinity
Biggest scale: 1:29.8
Number of lenses/groups: 8/7
Length * 1: 43 mm
Weight * 1: 279 g
Lens hood: can be screwed on
Filter/filter thread: E46
Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)
For 35mm format (24x36mm):
91°, 80°, 59°
For M8/M8.2 (18x27mm):
74°, 64°, 46°
Number of elements/groups:
8 / 7
15.6 mm (related to the apex of the first lens surface in light direction)
0.7 m (2.3 ft) to Infinity
Smallest object field:
706 mm x 1059 mm (35mm format); 530 mm x 795 mm (for M8/M8.2)
Highest reproduction ratio:
Preset, with clickstops (including half values), manual diaphragm
Leica M quick-change bayonet with 6-bit bar coding for digtal Leica models
Internal thread for screw-on filters size E 46
Outer threading with stop for mounting the metal lens hood
Dimensions and weight
43 mm (1.69 in) / 55 mm (2.17 in) (with/without lens hood attached)
53 mm / 2.1 in
Approx. 279 g / 9.84 oz
Lens, lens hood screwed on, lens rear cover, lens front cover
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a three-year product limited warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, which are valid for two years.
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