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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 - $898

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Aperture Has a wider aperture
Zeiss Distagon 18mm f/4 T* ZM Leica-m

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

Wide angle lens

$1,428

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Length Is longer
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
Leica Summarit 35mm f/2.5

Leica Summarit 35mm f/2.5

Low light lens

$1,649

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Length Is shorter
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
Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 ZM Leica-m

Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 ZM Leica-m

Wide angle lens

$1,400 - $1,428

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Aperture Has a wider aperture

Leica 21mm Elmar-M Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica 90mm f/4 Macro Kit

Leica 90mm f/4 Macro Kit

Portrait lens

Max focal length Better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix G  14mm f/2.5

Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5

Low light lens

$398 - $400

Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Wider aperture

Leica 18mm f/3.8 Elmar-M Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Lens

$699

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Cheaper
Olympus M.Zuiko  17mm f/2.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8

Lens

$190 - $299

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Pentax-k

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Pentax-k

Low light lens

$630

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus

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