Leica 18mm/f3.8 ASPH. 11649 Camera Lenses
The Leica Super-Elmar-M 18 mm f/3.8 ASPH. is a relatively small, compact wideangle lens for Leica's M-series digital rangefinder cameras. Although it isn't the fastest lens in Leica's lineup, its wide field of view means that it can safely be shot at shutter speeds as low as 1/20sec, with static subjects. Even shot wide-open, the Super-Elmar-M 18mm offers a depth of field stretching from roughly 4 feet to infinity, making it ideal for candid street photography as well as sweeping landscapes. Distortion is minimal, and optical construction comprises eight elements in seven groups. 77mm filters can be added, via the dedicated lens hood.
From the Manufacturer
The 18mm Leica Super Elmar f3.8 helps the photograph wide areas of space. For the first time ever, a 100 degree wide-angle lens that provides the lowest distortion photography ever available.
- The 18mm Super-Elmar is the perfect cross between design and performance. Giving compact size and ultimate imaging quality, making this lens the wide angle photographer's go to choice.
- With eight elements and one element having two aspheric surface,this lens ensures outstanding perfromance even at wide open apeture.
- The compact design of this lens is achieved partly with Leica's new space saving lenshood sytem, that has proven extremely effective in all lighting conditions.