differences

Reasons to consider the Leica 21mm Elmar-M

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs None
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Almost the same
Auto focus Yes vs No
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Cheaper $2,400.00 vs $2,995.00
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The best price we've seen is $595 cheaper (around 20% less)
Wider aperture f/3.4 vs f/3.8
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At its widest, the 21mm Elmar-M captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
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Reasons to consider the Leica 18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Leica 18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M vs the Leica 21mm Elmar-M.
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Lowest price Very expensive Help
21mm Elmar-M$2,400.00
18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M$2,995.00
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
21mm Elmar-M21 mm
18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M18 mm
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
f/16

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Leica 21mm Elmar-M Competitors

Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS Samsung NX

Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS Samsung NX

Low light lens

$299 - $307

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Auto focus Auto focus
Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

Low light lens

$898

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Panasonic Lumix G  20mm f/1.7 II

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II

Low light lens

$298

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Aperture Significantly wider aperture

Leica 18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M Competitors

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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Low light lens

$899

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Weight Heavier
Leica Summilux 21mm f/1.4

Leica Summilux 21mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$6,794

Aperture Much wider aperture
Lowest price Much more expensive
Leica Tri-Elmar-Mf/16-18-21mm f/4

Leica Tri-Elmar-Mf/16-18-21mm f/4

Wide angle lens

$5,195

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

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