The Leica Super-Elmar-M 18 mm f/3.8 ASPH. will help you capture
the expansiveness of space like few other tools. Nominally larger than a
standard lens, it boasts an extreme angle of view of up to 100 degrees and
reaches far into the field of super wide angle lenses, at the same time
guaranteeing the outstanding lens qualities that are typical for Leica. The
Leica Super-Elmar-M 18 mm f/3.8 ASPH. broadens the horizon not only in
architecture and landscape photography but in many other areas as well.
Excellent performance and compact design
The Leica Super-Elmar-M 18 mm f/3.8 ASPH. successfully merges ambitious wide
angle photography with the very best of optical quality and compact design. This
is achieved thanks to a patented, spacesaving, yet extremely effective lens
hood. The lens is a super wide angle lens with an impressive angle of view,
especially when mounted on an analogue Leica M model or a full frame digital
camera, such as the M9. Its retrofocus-like architecture features eight lens
elements of which one boasts two aspherical surfaces to ensure outstanding image
quality already at open aperture.
Mirror Viewfinder M 18 mm - Intuitive framing
The rangefinder camera coupled with the bright Mirror Viewfinder M 18 mm is a
high-precision instrument, yet precision focusing isn't always necessary thanks
to sufficient depth of field reserves (hyperfocal technique). This solution is
ideal for spontaneous and intuitive photography with the Leica M.
UV/ IR Filter: For Leica M9 models there is a special UV/ IR filter (item no. 13
422), which is mounted between the lens and the lens hood.
Filter Holder. For compatibility with other filters there is the accessory
holder for E77 filters, which is mounted where you would normally secure the
lens hood (item no. 14 484).