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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

Pleasantly Surprised

KingCobra, B&H Photo
1 January 2016
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

3.8 on a 24mm is splenty bright

Traveler, B&H Photo
4 October 2015
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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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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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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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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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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