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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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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)
Slightly cheaper $2,745.00 vs $3,000.00
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The best price we've seen is $255 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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 lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Lowest price Very expensive Help
21mm Elmar-M$2,745.00
18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M$3,000.00
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
21mm Elmar-M21 mm
18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M18 mm
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
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Compared to wide angle lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica Elmarit 28mm f/2.8 M

Leica Elmarit 28mm f/2.8 M

Wide angle lens

$2,000 - $2,500

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

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

Low light lens

$16 - $1,098

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Aperture Has a wider aperture
Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 ZM Leica-m

Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 ZM Leica-m

Wide angle lens

$1,428

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Aperture Has a wider aperture
Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R

Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R

Lens

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Leica Summilux 24mm f/1.4

Leica Summilux 24mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$7,300

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Leica Tri-Elmar-Mf/16-18-21mm f/4

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

Wide angle lens

$5,200

Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Diameter Has a small diameter
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Olympus M.Zuiko  17mm f/2.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8

Lens

$190 - $299

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Aperture Has a wider aperture

Leica 21mm Elmar-M Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 75mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75mm f/1.8

Sports lens

$799

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Olympus Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 ED

Olympus Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 ED

Lens

$229 - $249

Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Wider aperture

Leica 18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Zeiss Distagon 18mm f/4 T* ZM Leica-m

Zeiss Distagon 18mm f/4 T* ZM Leica-m

Wide angle lens

$1,428

Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Length Longer
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Lens

$699 - $999

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Cheaper
Zeiss Distagon  T* 21mm f/2.8 ZE Canon-ef

Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 ZE Canon-ef

Wide angle lens

$1,843

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Weight Slightly heavier

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