Leica Wide Angle 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens - Black

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General Information

Filter Size 46mm
f/Stop Range 3.8-16
Minimum Focus Distance 2.3' (0.7 m)
Magnification 1:26
Angle of View 84°
Groups/Elements 6/8
Length 1.6" (41mm)
Maximum Diameter 2.2" (57mm)
Weight 9.2 oz (260g)
Expert Reviews
Roberts camera.34955828
3 days ago

The LEICA ELMAR-M 24mm f/3.8 ASPH. is an extremely compact lens, especially for such a wide angle, which also offers outstanding imaging performance. Even with at full stop, it delivers uniformly excellent reproduction quality over the entire image field, only deteriorating slightly towards the...

User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
8 March 2016

Its a new Leica Lens, so we are talking the top 1% to start. Perfect. It came in a really nice black leather case. The metal lens hood is solid and makes the lens seem even better. I didn't get to hold this lens before I purchased it. I was surprised how small and light it is.

B h photo.34921152
1 January 2016

I took the 24mm/3.8 Elmar to Glacier Bay, Alaska, as my main lens on M9. I took various other focal lengths as back up, however, the 24 Elmar stayed on the entire trip. On the ship, helicopter, or dog sledding performed flawlessly.

B h photo.34921152
4 October 2015

At first I was a snob about getting a f3.8 lens for a Leica M, but using autoISO I remembered that a shorter lens gets more light. This means at the same light situation where a 50 mm would need f2.0 to get the right exposure at iso100 the 24mm at 3.8 will be about the same. P.S.

B h photo.34921152
28 August 2014

In my experience, this lens produces beautifully rich contrast and tack sharp images. Stopped down to 5.6 it's nearly perfect to the naked eye. No evidence of significant aberration or distortion at 5.6 or higher, even in high contrast sunlit environments.

B h photo.34921152
17 May 2014

Great size, nice even weight to it, wonderful build quality, edge to edge perfection, micro contrast top notch. Unless you need speed for your photography at 24mm (not really as strong a pre-requisite at this focal length) this is an investment you won't regret.

B h photo.34921152
25 February 2013

Id rather have a small slow sharp lens than a big fast sharp one. This one is excellent, even wide open at 3.8. I use it mostly on the M Monochrom, also on the M9, and like it better than the 18mm Super Elmar because of its size. I also have the 21 Elmarit, 28 Elmarit and 35 Summilux.

B h photo.34921152
28 December 2012

insanely sharp and beautiful contrast. small enough to take everywhere.

B h photo.34921152
28 October 2012

I'd deduct 1/2 star for the cost of this lens with the Leica 24mm viewfinder. That said, I'm very happy I have it. Virtually perfect rendition; sharp, proper contrast, holds detail to the edges at 5.6 and higher.

B h photo.34921152
4 September 2011

The inconvenience of using an external finder is more than offset by absolutely stellar optical performance, edge to edge. This lens has a smooth, solid, compact build and an excellently designed metal lens hood. HIghly recommended.

Product Highlights
  • Aperture Range: f/3.8-16
  • Click Stops & Half Values on Aperture
  • Quivk Change Bayonet with 6-Bit Coding
  • Minimun Focus Distance: 2.3' (0.7 m)
In The Box
  • Leica Wide Angle 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens - Black
  • Front Lens Caps
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Hood Cover
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • 3-Year Passport Warranty
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