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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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 $2,795.00 vs $2,995.00
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The best price we've seen is $200 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 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$2,795.00
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

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Sony Alpha

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Sony Alpha

Macro lens

$569

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Min focal length Worse wide angle
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

$1,201

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture
Zeiss Distagon 18mm f/4 T* ZM Leica M

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

Wide angle lens

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Length Slightly longer

Leica 21mm Elmar-M Competitors

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