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Diglloyd Guide to LEICA contains in-depth coverage of Leica M system cameras and lenses, with additional coverage of Leica M Monochrom, Leica Q, Leica SL.

Special emphasis is placed on Leica M lenses and certain Zeiss ZM lenses.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly the Summilux/Summicron/Elmarit choice and/or Zeiss ZM.
  • Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning. Processing parameters are discussed and shown.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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Leica M Wide Angle Lenses

Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH

Leica’s best-performing 24mm, and with a flat field.

  1. Notes: 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH
  2. MTF: 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH
  3. Distortion: 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH
  4. Vignetting: 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH
  5. Veiling Flare 24/3.8: Shaded and Unshaded
  6. Examples: Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH (Yosemite)
  7. Field Curvature: Leica 24/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH vs 24/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH
  8. Examples: Eureka Dunes on the Winter Solstice
  9. Examples: Alabama Hills (Leica M10M)
  10. Examples: Mt Whitney Trail (Leica M10M)
  11. Aperture Series: Lone Pine Peak and Mt Whitney Sunrise from Alabama Hills
  12. Aperture Series: Ancient Tree Trunk at Lone Pine Lake
  13. Aperture Series: Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH — Cottonwood
  14. Aperture Series: Glacial Erratics (M240, M9)
  15. Aperture Series: Propane Tank (M240, M9)
  16. Aperture Series: Cabin #9 Exterior
  17. 24/3.8 Elmar vs 24/1.4 Summilux (M240, Frontlit Bristlecones)
  18. 24/3.8 vs 24/1.4 and Zeiss 25/2 Distagon (M240, Barcroft Green Machine)
  19. 24/3.8 vs 24/1.4 and Zeiss 25/2 Distagon (M240, Barcroft Green Machine)
  20. Aperture Series: Glistening Rocks Waterfall (M240)
  21. Aperture Series: Yellow Wagon at DeChambeau Ranch (M240)
  22. Aperture Series: DeChambeau Ranch House (M240)
  23. Aperture Series: Colorful Leaves on Still Pool (M240)
  24. Aperture Series: Wyman Cabin Exterior (M240)
  25. Aperture Series: Pescadero Creek (Sony A7R)
  26. Sensor Cover Glass: Stock vs Kolarivision Modified Sony A7R (Mosaic)
  27. Aperture Series: Black Pumice on Sand Moonscape (Leica M10 Monochrom)
  28. Aperture Series: View Over Alabama Hills Boulders to Mt Whitney Range (Leica M10 Monochrom)
  29. Aperture Series: Sunstar Over as yet Unfrozen Beaver Pond (Leica M10 Monochrom)

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