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Leica 21mm SEM or Zeiss 21 f2.8

Discussion in 'Leica Cameras' started by VINCETAN, Jun 19, 2015.


    VINCETAN Top Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    I had the Zeiss 25 before and did not find the lens to be too special. I used it with the M240.
  2. uhoh7

    uhoh7 Regular

    May 31, 2011
    TY Tony, my pleasure.

    Vince, the SEM 24 is fantastic. Like the 21, it's slow but delivers incredible sharpness and colors. Best in the world at 24 I believe, except at 2.8, where it's just terrible LOL I don't have it but have seen many shots and read many testimonials.
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  3. luo yi

    luo yi Regular

    Jan 5, 2018
    I just bought the SEM 21mm for the CL body. I have not shot anything yet. Thus, I have no informative input here. Just for watching this thread.
  4. carlb

    carlb All-Pro

    Feb 6, 2013
    I think you'll especially like the 21mm SEM on a CL. It's going to be sharp, with great colors and contrast, and it withstand sun flares fairly well too. (I shoot it without a lens hood with few problem shooting into the sun.)

    Note, it won't look quite as wide for angle of view as it does on the full frame cameras we were shooting. But it will be superb for scenery, or also street shooting where you can be pretty close to the subject.
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  5. luo yi

    luo yi Regular

    Jan 5, 2018
    Agree. The 21mm is equivalent to 32.5mm on CL, which is the focal length I like. This one on my CL has a hood. I will pay attention to the flare issue when shooting the backlight, as you suggested. Your photos of the SEM are really amazing and make its fans confidential for their choice, I bet.
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