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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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Focuses quickly and silently
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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the Leica 18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M

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-M:21 mm
18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M:18 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

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
Leica Elmarit 28mm f/2.8 M

Leica Elmarit 28mm f/2.8 M

Wide angle lens

$2,000

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
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
Sony E-Mount 16mm f/2.8

Sony E-Mount 16mm f/2.8

Wide angle lens

$213 - $248

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Aperture Has a wider 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
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Pentax-k

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Pentax-k

Low light lens

$531

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Aperture Has a wider aperture
Olympus Zuiko M. ED 45mm f/1.8

Olympus Zuiko M. ED 45mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$399

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Aperture Has a wider aperture

Leica 21mm Elmar-M Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M

Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M

Wide angle lens

$2,400

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

Wildlife lens

$13,499

Max focal length Much better telephoto
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Much worse wide angle
Lowest price Much more expensive
Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro

Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro

Lens

$214 - $278

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter

Leica 18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Lens

$949 - $999

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Cheaper
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Sony-alpha

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Sony-alpha

Macro lens

$669

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Weight Heavier
Leica Summilux 21mm f/1.4

Leica Summilux 21mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$7,400

Aperture Much wider aperture
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Diameter Significantly larger diameter
Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R

Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R

Lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 C Biogon T* ZM Leica-m

Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 C Biogon T* ZM Leica-m

Lens

$759 - $760

Wide maximum Significantly narrower aperture
Diameter Significantly smaller diameter
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle

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