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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the Leica 18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M

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 18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M Competitors

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

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

Lens

$806 - $860

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Leica Summilux 24mm f/1.4

Leica Summilux 24mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$7,195

Aperture Much wider aperture
Lowest price Much more expensive
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 21mm Elmar-M Competitors

Leica Elmarit 28mm f/2.8 M

Leica Elmarit 28mm f/2.8 M

Wide angle lens

$2,295

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Zeiss Distagon 18mm f/4 T* ZM Leica M

Zeiss Distagon 18mm f/4 T* ZM Leica M

Wide angle lens

$1,428

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

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

Low light lens

$1,098

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Lowest price Cheaper

discussion Which do you think is better?

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