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The Leica 30mm f/2.5 Summarit-S ASPH is widest lens for the S2 as of November 2011, equivalent in field of view to a 24mm lens on a full-frame 36X24mm DSLR.
Leica states that the 30/2.8 Elmarit-S offers “extremely low distortion”, which to me means less than 0.5% distortion, but to Leica might mean up to 2%. No distortion graph is provided.
Its wide angle of view opens up a multitude of new opportunities in creative composition, particularly in the fields of interior, architectural and landscape photography.
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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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