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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
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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:$2,995.00
18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M:$2,999.00
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

Zeiss 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Leica-m

Zeiss 21mm f/4.5 C Biogon T* ZM Leica-m

Wide angle lens

$1,199

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Leica Tri-Elmar-Mf/16-18-21mm f/4

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

Wide angle lens

$5,450

Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Diameter Has a small diameter
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Leica Elmarit 28mm f/2.8 M

Leica Elmarit 28mm f/2.8 M

Wide angle lens

$2,250

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Leica Summilux 21mm f/1.4

Leica Summilux 21mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$7,650

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Diameter Has a larger diameter
Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Pentax-k

Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Pentax-k

Low light lens

$379

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

$1,420 - $1,428

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

$180 - $249

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Aperture Has a wider aperture

Leica 21mm Elmar-M Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony E-Mount 16mm f/2.8

Sony E-Mount 16mm f/2.8

Wide angle lens

$210 - $248

Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Wider aperture
Pentax SMC  DA 40mm f/2.8

Pentax SMC DA 40mm f/2.8

Lens

$423

Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Low light lens

$197

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle

Leica 18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Leica 18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M.

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