leica super elmar m 21mm

The Leica Super-Angulon Aspherical lens is a high quality, compact lens with a sophisticated optical design. With a maximum aperture of f/3.4, the Leica. NEW: THE LEICA SUPER-ELMAR-M 21MM F/3.4 ASPH. Compact M lens with improved imaging performance sets new standards in wide-angle photography. LEICA SUPER-ELMAR-M 21mm F/3.4 ASPH. LENS. R55,995.00 R29,995.00. Leica M-Mount Lens; Aperture Range: f/3.4 to f/16; One Double-Sided Aspherical Element.

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There aren’t many new designs of 21mm lenses for the Leica M mount in todays market and very few M mount cameras have lines for this focal length, so most users use an EVF or cold shoe mounted 21mm finder.

In this post, we are going to compare one of the most affordable current 21mm lenses to the best performing 21mm M lens. Why spend the extra cash on the Leica vs the Voigtlander?

Let’s start by saying that the Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f/4 is a fantastically sharp lens, it suffers very low chromatic aberration across the image, tiny bit of coma on the extreme corners. My fascination with this lens is based on its small size and portability. You can adapt it to take 46mm filters with a step up ring. If you set the aperture at f/8, you achieve high levels of sharpness almost through the entire image (except extreme corners) that can almost match the Leica lens. Samples provided below.

The Leica 21 Super Elmar Aspherical is almost perfect in every way even at its maximum aperture of f/3.4 in which reaches high levels of sharpness. It controls flare and contrast in backlit images extremely well, ghosting, coma and has a high level of micro contrast. It is a wonderful lens for wedding, reportage/street photography and landscape where everything across the image needs to be perfect. It is very similar to the newest Summilux 35mm FLE (as of Feb. 2021) in optical quality and physical size, it uses the same hood and its performance is also very similar. I wish it came with the rounded protective cover and the extra E46 lens cap since I prefer that cap.

We can look at MTF charts and compare numbers but I like to add visuals to any number, after all, we are photographers and desire images over digits. Sadly, even if we tried to look at MTF charts from Voigtlander, they don’t publish them. Either way, lets look at the Leica and Zeiss charts:

Firstly, let’s explain that the dotted lines measured tangential properties while the continuous lines measure sagittal.

As the lines separate from each other, you start to see the following lateral phenomenon:

Now, lets see the MTF charts for the Super Elmar 21mm Aspherical lens at its wider aperture and at f/8

Leica measures lines at 5,10,20 and 40. As we look at the lower lines in the graphs, we can see the 40lp reaching to 80% which is phenomenal for micro contrast. The extreme corners suffer the most, this is common among all wider lenses and even standard lenses.

Here is the MTF chart of the Zeiss Biogon T* 21mm f/2.8 ZM measured at 10, 20 and 40.

The extreme corners of the Biogon at its wider aperture of f2/2.8 goes below 40% and just touches 40% at f/5.6 while the center is excellent at f/5.6 and very close to the Leica lens but at the medium to edge range (15mm) it drops below 60% and this can have a negative visual impact because that section could be a key element in your image when composing for the rule of thirds. Typically you do not want a lens to go lower than 50% but this is a subjective matter.

In short, for me, I want clean sharp corners for my landscapes and decent control of flare.

As said before, what does it really mean visually? well, lets take a look at some side by side images between the Voigtlander and Leica lenses.

There is better sharpness on the left image, which was taken with the Leica lens. This is where you can make a decision, is the extra expense of the Leica counterpart really worth its premium? Never feel discouraged if you can’t get the expensive product, with an artistic eye your images can overpower “sharpness”

Notice that the corners are soft on the Voigtlander lens, also pay attention to the magenta cast from the Color Skopar.

Again, center with both lenses but at f/8 which is often the sweet spot. If you have a high megapixel count camera such as the M10R, you may want to stay at f/8 to avoid diffraction while on cameras such as the M240 or M10, you can go up to f/11 since the pixel density is a bit larger. The minimum difference in sharpness here will help you decide if you need to go with a much expensive lens for center performance but read below for corner performance.

At an aperture of f/8 we continue to see that both lenses gain better sharpness on the extreme corners, but even at f/8 we can see that the Voigtlander lens is a bit softer. Most will decide if the extra value that the Leica lens is worth its premium. You could always crop the very edges of the frame and never look back, save money and you’d still have a 20mp frame at roughly 24mm.

I am extremely happy with the performance of the 21mm Super Elmar Aspherical because the images have a superior realism and detail, something that you need to see in a large print or with a large 5k display, this is where the detail is appreciated truly. Its performance for handling backlit subjects, form factor, protective hood and super long hyperlocal distance at f/11 makes this a great choice for landscape, street and even environmental portraiture although I really want to make this clear that for web stuff, social media and what not, even a cheaper lens won’t make a difference.

Remember that you can also adapt these to other mirrorless cameras but one must remember that to keep the best optical performance, you should mount on M cameras. At the moment of writing I do not have access to a Leica SL2 but even there, the performance isn’t as high as when mounted on M bodies.

Here is a small gallery of images taken with the Super Elmar 21mm Aspherical and here is the link to the gallery from the Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm.

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Bridging Tech and Creative Photography

The Leica 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit ASPH was, for a long time, one of the best ways to get into a super wide angle lens for your Leica M system, but in June 2011, Leica announced a replacement for the aging Elmarit: the new 21mm f/3.4 Super Elmar. I’ve been testing it for a couple weeks now with a Leica M9-P, and I think it’s fantastic.

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Ergonomics and Build Quality

This lens is build just as you’d expect any Leica lens to be built: solidly. Constructed entirely of brass, it has a wonderfully hefty weight to it, and of course the buttery smooth focus ring and aperture control are an absolute joy to use. The size of this lens is pretty similar to the 50mm Summicron, which is to say it’s fairly small. Smaller than the older 21mm Elmarit, and significantly smaller than the rather hefty 21mm Summilux. The Super Elmar also comes with a standard rectangular screw-on lens hood, which when attached, doesn’t present any significant viewfinder blockage at all.

One thing to note: when you use a 21mm lens on an M-series camera, you need to use an external hot-shoe mounted viewfinder to frame your shots. Leica included their 21mm brightline viewfinder with this lens for review, and it works just as you’d expect. Framing lines are clear and bright, and build quality feels fantastic. Even the small leather case it comes in feels nice, and includes a small pull-tab to aid in removing the viewfinder from the leather case. Nice touch, but you’d hope that they would include things like this for the hefty $759.95 price tag. There are less expensive options from Voigtlander or Zeiss, but you know what to expect from the official Leica viewfinder.

I always prefer Leica lenses with the focusing tab, and I’m happy to say that this one includes it. I have relatively small fingers, and focusing is significantly easier for me when I use my index finger with a focusing tab. I’ve gotten pretty quick with rangefinder focusing, and the focusing tab makes a huge difference for me.

Usage & Image Quality

To put it simply: this lens is fantastic.

There isn’t really any reason to expect anything different from Leica, but really, it’s a very impressive lens. It is razor sharp in the center, and that sharpness continues all the way out to the edges, where many super wide angle lenses begin to fall apart. There is, of course, some very minor stretching towards the edges, but the image remains sharp and crisp, and shows very little distortion overall.

Contrast and colors, like most Leica lenses, are fantastic, and when paired with the M9-P, it produces beautiful punchy files, and even demonstrates some of the famous Leica “3D pop” that they’ve become famous for.

There is some slight chromatic abberation at f/3.4 in very high contrast situations, but it certainly isn’t severe, and disappears completely by f/4.5. Leica does also mention that this lens can be subject to flare, and recommends using the lens hood at all times to prevent it. I, however, wasn’t able to get the lens to flare with or without the hood attached. Vignetting is a non-issue completely, and I wasn’t able to find any issues at any apertures. In fact, I ended up adding vignette to many of my images in post-processing because this lens exhibits so little light falloff.

This is not an ultra fast lens, with a maximum aperture of f/3.4, but it is as sharp at f/3.4 as it is at f/8, which is an impressive accomplishment. I couldn’t really find an aperture that didn’t work well with this lens, and had absolutely no trouble from f/3.4 all the way to f/22, with my favorite results coming from between f/3.4 and f/8.

With a 21mm f/3.4 lens, particularly a rangefinder lens, you’re going to have a very difficult time finding anything in the way of bokeh. Leica lenses traditionally do not focus very closely, which would be your only hope of finding bokeh with such a wide angle. The minimum focus distance of this lens is 0.7 meters, and it’s simply not enough to get much of anything out of focus. That being said, what is out of focus is just fine, but it’s never enough out of focus to show either particularly pleasing or offensive bokeh.

My copy of this lens was perfectly calibrated, and I had absolutely no issues with focus shift at all (although it would be difficult to tell, as your depth of field is quite large, even at f/3.4). I’ve been told that some of the first-run copies were recalled due to focusing issues, but this doesn’t seen to be an issue at all anymore.

The only issue I have with this lens is not specific to this lens at all, but has to do with shooting super wide angle lenses on a rangefinder camera. The problem is that the viewfinder on the Leica M9 doesn’t cover the viewing angle of a 21mm lens, which means you need to use an external viewfinder to frame your shot. So you need to focus your shot using the standard rangefinder, and then frame your shot with the external viewfinder. It adds an extra step to your shooting, and can be slightly jarring at first. Towards the end of my time with this lens, I began to become accustomed to it, and found I was using zone focusing more and more to avoid needing to use the rangefinder viewfinder.


I’ll say it again, this is an absolutely fantastic lens. If you’re looking for a super wide angle for your Leica M and aren’t wanting to shell out well over $6,500 for the 21mm Summilux, this is the lens for you. It’s not the fastest wide angle in town, but it does what it’s meant to do, and it does it very well. I’m not sure I’ve ever shot with a lens that produces images this sharp edge to edge, let alone wide open!

This, to me, is the perfect wide angle to round out any Leica M system, and was an absolute joy to shoot with on the M9-P.

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LEICA Super-Elmar-M 3,4/21mm ASPH.

LEICA Super-Elmar-M 3,4/21mm ASPH.

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The Super-Elmar-M 3.4/21mm ASPH. is a super wide-angle lens with M-Mount. It is characterised by high imaging performance and enormous compactness. Even at full aperture, it achieves excellent detail rendition and best contrasts up to the close-up range.

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The new Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH. is characterized by superb imaging performance and amazingly compact construction. This powerful combination makes it ideal for many applications, such as landscape or photojournalistic photography. Even at maximum aperture, the lens delivers outstanding rendition of details and optimum contrast up to its closest focusing distance.

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Edward Milner - Edvige Giunta

Milnerov dizajn Buxton paviljonskih vrtova

Edward Milner FLS (20. siječnja 1819. - 26. ožujka 1884.) bio je engleski krajobrazni arhitekt .


Rani život i karijera

Edward Milner rođen je u Darley , Derbyshire, najstarije dijete Henryja Milnera i Mary rođene Scales. Henry Milner zaposlen je u Chatsworth kod Williama Cavendisha, šestog vojvode od Devonshirea , kao vrtlar i vratar. Edward se školovao u gimnaziji Bakewell , a zatim je bio šegrt Chatsworthova glavnog vrtlara, Josepha Paxtona . 1841. nastavlja studij u Parizu na Jardin des Plantes i vraća se kući da postane Paxtonov pomoćnik. Radio je s Paxtonom u razvoju i upravljanju Princes Parkom u Liverpoolu i pomagao mu u Osmaston Manor u Derbyshireu. 1847. godine postavio je talijanski vrt u Tatton Park , Cheshire, koji je dizajnirao Paxton. Kad je Paxton obnovio Kristalnu palaču u Penge Parku, Sydenham 1852. godine, Milner je imenovan za nadstojnika radova. Također je radio za Paxtona u stvaranju Narodnog parka, Halifax za Francis Crossley .

Nezavisna karijera

Od sredine 1850-ih, Milner je radio kao neovisni pejzažni vrtlar. Dobio je provizije za rad u Engleskoj i Walesu, uključujući projektiranje tri javna parka u Prestonu , Lancashire. Ti su parkovi izgrađeni kao dio sheme za ublažavanje nezaposlenosti uzrokovane glađu pamuka 1860-ih. Dizajnirao je i vrtove u Njemačkoj i Danskoj. 1881. postao je ravnatelj Vrtlarske škole Crystal Palace , koju je osnovala tvrtka Crystal Palace.

Radi kao neovisni dizajner

Ovo je nepotpun popis.

Lokacija Kuća / vrt Detalji Datum Oznake
Llanfairfechan , Conwy Bryn y bolnica Neuadd
br Lincoln , Lincolnshire Hartsholme Hall Za Joseph Shuttleworth , izumitelj
Heighington , Lincolnshire Heighington Hall Za Alfreda Shuttlewortha , industrijalca
nr Matlock , Derbyshire Stancliffe Hall Za Sir Josepha Whitwortha , izumitelj
Tal-y-Cafn , Conwy Bodnant Garden (izvorni vrt) Za H. D. Pochin , kemičar
Berriew , Powys (originalni vrt s zidovima) Za, 1880
br Burton upon Trent , Staffordshire Rangemore Hall Za M. T. Bass , pivar i filantrop
br Shaftesbury , Dorset Iwerne Minster Za G. G. Glyn, Lord Wolverton , Bič i političar
Birmingham , West Midlands Highbury Za Josepha Chamberlaina , državnika
Bath Groblje Locksbrook
Dingestow , Monmouthshire Dingestow Court Za Samuela Bosanqueta
Peterborough , Cambridgeshire Elton Hall
Halifax , Zapadni Yorkshire Groblje Stoney Royd Otvoreno 1861.
Halifax , Narodni park Zapadni Yorkshire , Halifax
Horsham , Zapadni Sussex Za Sir JH Sin Pelly , Sir John Pelly (2. bt.) 1864
Preston , Lancashire Moor Park Otvoren 1867
Preston, Lancashire Miller Park Otvoren 1867.
Preston, Lancashire Avenham Park Otvoren 1867.
Buxton , Derbyshire Pavilion Gardens Za tvrtku Buxton Improvements u ime 7. vojvoda od Devonshirea 1871
Lincoln , Lincolnshire Lincoln Arboretum Otvoren 1872.
Bromyard , Herefordshire Uzgajan enbury Court c. 1876.
Halifax, West Yorkshire Shroggs Park Za pukovnika Edwarda Akroyda Otvoreno 1881.
Morpeth , Northumberland Wallington Hall A parter 1882
Westphalia , Njemačka Wildpark Dülmen Za Kuću Croÿ
Westphalia , Njemačka Schloss Anholt, Borken Za posredovanog princa Salm-Salm
Danska Park Knutenborg Za grofa EC Knutha
Belgija Château Miranda Za obitelj Liedekerke-Beaufort 1866

Osobni život

1844. oženio se Elizabeth Mary Kelly iz Liverpoola s kome je imao 11 djece. Obitelj se preselila u Norwood u Londonu, a kasnije u Dulwich Wood Park . Milner je za glavnog pomoćnika imenovao sina Henryja Ernesta . Edward Milner osnovao je tvrtku Milner-White za dizajn vrtova i krajobrazne arhitekture. Umro je u svom domu 1884. godine, ostavivši imanje u vrijednosti od nešto više od 8.000 funti (danas 840 tisuća funti).


Daljnje čitanje

  • Milner, Henry Ernest (1890), Umjetnost i praksa krajobraznog vrtlarenja, London: Autor i Simkin, Marshall, OCLC6811280
  • Craddock, JP (2012), Paxton's Protege, The Milner White Landscape Gardening Dinastija
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Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH. Black Anodized

Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH.

Concentrated Quality

The new Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH. is characterized by superb imaging performance and amazingly compact construction. This powerful combination makes it ideal for many applications, such as landscape or photojournalistic photography. Even at maximum aperture, the lens delivers outstanding rendition of details and optimum contrast up to its closest focusing distance.

Technical Details

The sophisticated design and construction comprises eight elements - including one with two aspherical surfaces and another four with anomalous partial dispersion - and plays a decisive role in reducing distortion and vignetting to an absolute minimum. The lens is supplied with a metal, screw-mounted lens hood to prevent flare effects and ensure perfect image sharpness.

To meet the requirements of digital photography, the Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH is a benchmark in all optical performance characteristics. The stray light optimization was implemented on a very high level, allowing for backlit shots with crystal clear contrast. The design of the metal lens hood matches the appearance of the current wide-angle lenses of the Leica M system. This lens hood is also compatible with the Leica Super Elmar-M 24 mm f/3.8 ASPH and the Leica Summilux-M 35mm/1.4.

The essentials:

  • Diagonal angle of view: 91°
  • Working range: 0.7 m to infinity
  • Biggest scale: 1:29.8
  • Number of lenses/groups: 8/7
  • Length * 1: 43 mm
  • Weight * 1: 279 g
  • Lens hood: can be screwed on
  • Filter/filter thread: E46
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