Leica Super Wide Angle/Wide Angle Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21mm f/4 Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (6-Bit, Updated for Digital)

Model #11626

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General Information

Filter Size Requires filter holder (67mm)
f/Stop Range 4-22
Minimum Focus Distance 1.6' (0.5 m)
Magnification 1:38 @ 16mm
1:35 @ 18mm
1:30 @ 21mm
Zoom/Focus Control Two-touch (twist, click stops for 16, 18 or 21mm)
Angle of View [diagonal; 35mm format]
107° @ 16mm
100° @ 18mm
92° @ 21mm
Groups/Elements 7/10
Length 2.4" (62mm)
Maximum Diameter 2.1" (54mm)
Weight 11.8 oz (335 g)
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
17 March 2014

Useful for:Architectual photos -- exaggerated perspective in hallways, entrances, arcades, lobbies, cathedral interiors. Landscapes with foreground subject or pattern with wide vistas requiring depth of focus.Sky scenes -- sunrise or sunset.Including the context of the surroundings with an...

16 December 2008

This is the best Leica lens that I have ever owned. It is surprisingly small, compact and light, and offers three different wide-angle focal lengths. No more huge piece of glass to haul around.

B h photo.34921152
22 April 2012

This is not a lens for every day use, nor should it be one of the first Leica M lenses that you buy. However, it does have some very good applications. Uses: I find it impressive for in close(not close-up) photography.

B h photo.34921152
27 September 2010

for some reason I use this lens at 16mm most of the time and wonder why I simply didn't buy a wide angle lens to begin with. I am new to leica glass, I have a 50mm 1.4 and a 90mm 2.0 and have the new 35mm on order. For landscape and for interesting perspectives I love this wide angle lens.

B h photo.34921152
9 October 2007

The last time I saw an M lens this wide it cost $15,000used, thanks to collectors, so try to consider this abargain This lens on a M8 has put my Canon IDs with 24tilt-shift and the 16-35 on the shelf. It has also made meponder if I really still need my M 21mm 2.8 anymore.

Product Highlights
    In The Box
    • Leica Super Wide Angle/Wide Angle Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21mm f/4 Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (6-Bit, Updated for Digital)
    • Front Lens Cap
    • Rear Lens Cap
    • Screw-On Lens Hood
    • Soft Leather Case
    • 3-Year Limited Warranty
    • 3-Year Passport Warranty
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