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Leica 24mm F/2.8 Elmarit-M Aspherical M Mount Lens, Black {55}

Leica Cameras
KEH Model# 229723

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Leica 24mm F/2.8 Elmarit-M Aspherical M Mount Lens, Black {55} Description


The Leica 24mm F/2.8 Elmarit-M Aspherical (11878) is a wide-angle manual focus lens built for the Leica M-system, ideal lens for landscape, photojournalism, and for architectural work.

The rugged all-metal barrel on the Leica 24mm has an aspherical design with seven elements in five groups to produce sharp images with minimal distortion and gorgeous color rendering; making it ideal for street and general photography.  The Leica 24mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M includes one lens element with anomalous partial dispersion and two other elements made of optical glasses with high refraction to provide outstanding contrast.  The design keeps the lens compact at just 45 mm (1.77 in.) and 290g (10.2 oz), so there is minimal obstruction when looking through the view finder.

With a maximum f/2.8 aperture and minimum focus distance of 0.7m (2.3ft), you can achieve an impressive depth-of-field and astonishingly sharp imagery.

Key Features

  • Wide angle rangefinder lens perfect for photojournalism & travel photography
  • Aperture: f/2.8 - f/16
  • Aspherical lens design
  • Anomalous partial dispersion
  • Leica M-Mount
  • Internal thread for screw-in filters

Available accessories include: Front and rear lens caps, Leica Slip-On Lens Hood, 12019 viewfinder, and 55mm filters.

This lens is ideal for photojournalism assignments and architectural shots. The 24 mm focal length means that converging verticals, such as those encountered when shooting buildings, are easy to master with this lens without having to work from too great a distance. Though its focal length is only 3 mm longer than that of a 21 mm lens, the 24mm yields surprisingly natural perspectives with no indication that a super-wide-angle lens has been used.

KEH Specifications

  • Focal Length: 24.4 mm
  • Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
  • Aperture Minimum: f/16
  • Camera Mount Type: Leica M
  • Format Compatibility: 35mm film or digital
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.3'
  • Elements/Groups: 7/5
  • Encoded: N/A
  • Angle of View: 84 degrees
  • Tripod Collar: No
  • Filter Thread: 55mm
  • Dimensions: 1.8 x 2.3" (45 x 58mm)
  • Weight: 290 g (.64lbs)


General information

Manufacturer Part Number 11878
Manufacture GTIN 0799429118785
Brand Name Leica
Product information
Lens Construction
7 Elements in 5 Groups

Leica M System Digital Camers

Maximum Aperture Fixed
  • Black
Lens Type
  • Wide Angle
Lens Type Wide-angle

Technical Information

Fixed Focal Length 24 mm
Max Aperture f/2.8

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Leica M