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Equivalent to a 19mm lens on the 35mm format, the about $8140 Leica 24mm f/3.5 Super-Elmar-S ASPH is an exceptional performer in any regard, but particularly so for an ultra wide angle medium format lens. The serious S shooter must have this lens on hand.
Optical performance wide open is already outstanding over much of the field but field shots confirm what the MTF chart shows: it is best to go to f/8 for the edges and corners for medium and far distance focusing (as well as depth of field).
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These systems are hugely expensive, so make the right choice for your own needs (full frame vs medium format).
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