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Leica TRI-ELMAR-M 16-18-21mm F4 ASPH
9.3 out of 10

Leica TRI-ELMAR-M 16-18-21mm F4 ASPH

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Overall 10
10

Amazing and superb lens

Thomas W, Amazon
30 April 2014
  • Summary: 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.
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Overall 10
10

useful for film or digital

squarecropper, B&H Photo
17 March 2014
  • Excerpt: 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...
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable
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Overall 10
10

Exceeded some very critical expectations

reallyretired, B&H Photo
22 April 2012
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight and compact, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Quite amazing

kiwicafe, B&H Photo
27 September 2010
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

3 "Superwide" Focal Lengths In 1 Lens.

BRJR, Adorama
6 August 2010
  • Excerpt: I wanted a "Leica Lens", with a focal length wider than my Leica 24mm Summilux lens (also, purchased from Adorama) for use on my Leica M9 (again, purchased from Adorama) -- this Leica Tri-Elmar lens fits my needs exactly; and, especially as I already have the Leica 24mm f/1.4 lens, and wanted a...
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Wow

Anonymous, B&H Photo
9 October 2007
  • Excerpt: 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.
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