LEICA 21mm f/3.4 LEITZ SUPER-ANGULON review

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LEICA 21mm f/3.4 LEITZ SUPER-ANGULON

In the 21mm lens, LEICA 21mm f/3.4 LEITZ SUPER-ANGULON is the most special. A total of about 6,000 diameter lenses are produced. It’s a pity not to experience Leica’s super wide-angle lens. LEICA 21mm f/3.4 LEITZ SUPER-ANGULON, the color is thick, just like the thick sense of history.

LEICA 21mm f/3.4 LEITZ SUPER-ANGULON is designed and produced by Schneider, Germany. This is the second marriage between Leica and Schneider, the first time is the lens of leica 5cm summarit f/1.5.

LEICA 21mm f/3.4 LEITZ SUPER-ANGULON has not been updated from 1963 to 1980. Until the Leica m5 was compatible with this lens, the m5 could not be metered. Leica was redesigned.

LEICA 21mm f/3.4 LEITZ SUPER-ANGULON


It started in 1958 and ended in 1980.

The first version of Super-Angulon 21mm f/4 is designed and produced by Schneider and sold by Leica. They are all silver and have L39 screw and M ports. 0 distortion.
The second edition of Super-Angulon 21mm f/3.4, silver is rare, and the black version was produced in the late 1960s. Available on leica M9, ​​M8, M6, M7, MP, Minolta CLE, but cannot meter. The lens number is 2,473,252. After the transformation, it will no longer affect the metering of the fuselage, and it can be used on M5 and CL

LEICA 21mm f/3.4 LEITZ SUPER-ANGULON


Filter: 48mm UV, VII.
Hood: 12501
Front cover: 14102
Rear cover: 14042
Stock: less than 6000.
Focus lever: metal crescent focus lever.
Minimum focusing distance: 0.4m

Although it is available on the leica M9 digital camera, the screen will appear red-shifted and cannot be metered.

LEICA 21mm f/3.4 LEITZ SUPER-ANGULON

Bokeh

Although there are only four aperture blades, the bokeh is still very smooth. The closest focusing distance of 0.4m is equivalent to f/2 bokeh at a distance of 0.7m for a 35mm lens.

color

This color is very outstanding.

Black and white film

Like ink painting, the layers are very beautiful, and the picture is thick and heavy. Quickly look at the old black and white movie of Hitchcock, it really looks like.

Sharpness

Sharp enough.

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Eating light lens —— Leica eica super angulon 21mm f/3.4

Leica leica super angulon 21mm f/3.4 + kodak tri-x 400

Leica’s first 21mm ultra-wide-angle lens was manufactured by Schneider of Germany. This 21mm is the famous leica super angulon 21mm f/3.4.

Eating lens

It is generally believed that the Schneider lens eats light, which means that it will not be overexposed. At the same time, Schneider’s design is often accompanied by dark corners and dark parts.

Schneider Tradition

The 21mm f4 and 21mm f3.4 Super Angron designed by Schneider for Leica are such “eating light” philosophy. Including large-format lenses is also this tradition, and is loved by experienced users.

Leica leica super angulon 21mm f/3.4 + kodak tri-x 400

A philosophy different from Leica

Leica lenses are good at showing details in low light and natural grayscale. Leica is not as good as Schneider in controlling the highlight overflow.

High contrast unlike any other

Generally speaking, a high-contrast lens takes two extremes, the highlight is very bright, and the dark light is very dark. However, leica super angulon 21mm f/3.4 is that the highlights are not very bright, and the dark areas are dark enough.

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Black and white film Ilford pan400

Ilford pan400

My favorite British brands are: Marshall speakers, B & W headphones and Ilford film. When the British invented table tennis, they did not expect that table tennis would become the most popular sport in China. The British released the “pan” film series, and did not expect that the ilford pan400 film became the most popular black and white film in China.

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