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Which wide angle? 21mm or 24mm?

The widest lens that utilized the built-in framelines of the M bodies is the 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH. Wider than that, and one must use an optical viewfinder mounted in the hot shoe.

The Leica focal length choices with a field of view wider than 28mm are:

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Leica 21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M (left) and Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M (right)
(Both lenses have the same type of lens hood, 24mm is shown without hood)
Variants 21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M ASPH,24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH available in full article

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