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Leica Super-ELMAR-M 18mm f/3.8
8.3 out of 10

Leica Super-ELMAR-M 18mm f/3.8

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Reviews and Problems with Leica Super-ELMAR-M 18mm f/3.8

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Overall 10
10

High performance ultra wide

Lloyd L. Chambers "diglloyd", Amazon
12 January 2014
  • Summary: Probably no better 18mm on the market today, but performs well only on Leica M bodies (must be stopped well down for Sony A7/A7R and mirrorless in general—ray angle degrades sharpness at wider apertures). High brilliance, some lateral chromatic aberration outside central 2/3 area.
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Overall 10
10

The last 18mm you will ever need!

Daryl, B&H Photo
17 December 2012
  • Excerpt: The quality of Leica lenses is superb and this is no exception. The focus is silky smooth and the aperture ring has a perfect balance of ease/resistance. The lens is sharp, more than I expected, fine detail is rendered beautifully all the way to the edges.
  • Pros: Beautiful Rendition, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Filter Adapter
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Performance

Raffiphotos, B&H Photo
16 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Works flawlessly with the M9, superb images, great design.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Incredible Lens

Brian, B&H Photo
26 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens before going to Rome for the first time. I wanted something that would be able to capture scenes that I couldn't get with my 28mm lens. This was a perfect solution! The photos captured with this lens and an M9 are fantastic. The clarity is amazing for such a compact lens.
  • Pros: Compact, Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp
  • Cons: 38 Little Slow Indoors
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent super-wide lens

Catherine, B&H Photo
26 December 2010
  • Excerpt: This lens is used for architecture, both interiors and exteriors, and for landscapes. It is extremely sharp edge to edge. Some distortion close-up but nothing that can't be fixed in photoshop. Be sure to use the external viewfinder to get an accurate image of the scene.
  • Pros: good color, Lightweigth, Sharp
  • Cons: Requires extra viewfinder
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