Enhance Your Wide-Angle Photography With the Leica M 24mm Lens Series
If you are interested in professional photojournalism, take a look at the Leica M 24mm lens series – a wide-angle lens series that produces a great wide-angle view with minimal distortion. Leica, a German camera and optics company, has been developing cameras and photography supplies for more than 100 years. eBay offers a variety of new and used Leica camera lenses at a variety of prices and models to suit your needs.What are the types of Leica M 24mm lenses available?
Leica developed only three 24mm wide-angle lenses for their M series camera line. Each 24mm wide-angle lens is further divided into three lens tiers: the Summilux, the Elmarit, and the Elmar. The key differing factors between them are their speed, aperture, and physical size. The following is a breakdown of the three Leica M 24mm lenses.
- Leica Summilux-M 24mm f/1.4: Produced in 2008, this is Leica’s fastest 24mm lens and is meant for creating landscape and interior photography under unreliable light conditions. Ideal for the professional photojournalists, the Summilux-M 24mm lenses offer precise correction of color, vignetting, and distortions.
- Leica Elmarit-M 24mm f/2.8: Produced in 1996, the Elmarit-M 24mm lens is now discontinued. These lenses are idea for architectural shots and for photojournalism.
- Leica Elmar-M 24mm f/3.8: Produced in 2008, this is Leica’s sharpest yet smallest 24mm lens and is ideal for daylight landscape photography. Its small size makes the Elmar-M ideal for traveling.
The M designation on Leica lenses refers to “Messsucher,” which is the German term for the camera style rangefinder, a type of small, lightweight, portable cameras widely used in the 1950s before the SLR became more mainstream in the 1960s. These M-Series cameras and lenses are meant to be used together.
Leica M 24mm lenses are compatible with all film and digital cameras within the Leica M camera family. Leica M cameras are designed with the proprietary physical M lens mount and will only accept lenses that can fit on that mount.When should you use the wide-angle 24mm lens?
A wide variety of lenses are available for photographers, including the fisheye lens, wide-angle lens, standard lenses, zoom lens, macro lens, and telephoto lenses. Wide-angle lenses are lenses that have a focal length of between 24mm and 35mm. These lenses are good choices when taking photos of confined interior spaces, street photography, landscapes, and large group photos.Content provided for informational purposes only. eBay is not affiliated with or endorsed by Leica.