Review: Leica 21mm f/3.4 Super Elmar M Lens | The Phoblographer

The Leica 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit ASPH was, for a long time, one of the best ways to get into a super wide angle lens for your Leica M system, but in June 2011, Leica announced a replacement for the aging Elmarit: the new 21mm f/3.4 Super Elmar. I’ve been testing it for a couple weeks now with a Leica M9-P, and I think it’s fantastic. This lens is build just as you’d expect any Leica lens to be built: solidly. Constructed entirely of brass, it has a wonderfully hefty weight to it, and of course the buttery smooth focus ring and aperture control are an absolute joy to use. The size of this lens is pretty similar to the 50mm Summicron, which is to say it’s fairly small. Smaller than the older 21mm Elmarit, and significantly smaller than the rather hefty 21mm Summilux. The Super Elmar also comes with a standard rectangular screw-on lens hood, which when attached, doesn’t present any significant viewfinder blockage at all……

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