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Leica ELMAR-M 24mm f/3.8
9.5 out of 10

Leica ELMAR-M 24mm f/3.8

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Overall 10
10

not fast but sharp. Right size for Leica M240 ...

anonymous, Amazon
3 April 2015
  • Summary: not fast but sharp. Right size for Leica M240, and wide enough for landscape or tight space. chose 24mm because this is how wide Leica d-lux 5 is. sometimes found 28mm on Sony RX100M1 to be not wide enough.
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Overall 10
10

Beautiful IQ and Rich Contrast

Amudgarden, B&H Photo
28 August 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

used it frequently and I am absolutely in love with it

Pfau, Matthias, Amazon
1 July 2014
  • Summary: I have had this lense for merely 3 month, used it frequently and I am absolutely in love with it. The sharpness is just amazing. The link shows three stiched images of Chicago's Wrigely field, taken hand held, http://pfaufoto.smugmug.com/Landscapes-Cityscapes#!
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Overall 10
10

Can't Fault It

Andy Gemmell, B&H Photo
17 May 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
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Overall 10
10

just became my favorite lens

faneuil, Adorama
25 February 2014
  • Excerpt: spectacularly sharp and even.3.8 not a problem with the M240 higher ISOsthis lens has not left my camera since I took delivery of it.great for environmental portraits, landscape, and street photography.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Leica quality all the way

Jim Bengston, B&H Photo
25 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I´d 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

small lens slams other 24mm. lenses

jaybird, B&H Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: insanely sharp and beautiful contrast. small enough to take everywhere.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Expensive? Worth it!

Rich in San Francisco, B&H Photo
28 October 2012
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Did I say SHARP, Lightweight, Rugged
  • Cons: Expensive
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Overall 10
10

Leica HIDDEN GEM

Billy Osva, Adorama
20 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I mainly use the legendary 50 summilux asph in my m9. Once I thought about buying a wide-angle lens that fits in my work: Light, small and as sharp as possible. I used to use one of my 35mm to do the work, but as you guys know, 35mm is anything BUT wide-angle.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Superb Performance

Ray, B&H Photo
4 September 2011
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Compact, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight
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