24mm Lens

Chroma Double Glass Lens – My First Shots – by Sonny Rosenberg

I first heard of the Chroma Double Glass lens in a post here on 35mmc. A new 24mm extremely compact and inexpensive fixed focus, fixed aperture lens for Leica screw mount definitely piqued my interest!

One of my very favorite cameras is my 1949 Leica Ic, it’s essentially a cut down (hot rodded in my mind) IIIc without the whole rangefinder/viewfinder assembly and without the slow speeds. I guess that makes it more of a cut down IIc. In any case, I love its compactness and straightforwardness of purpose. Since I mostly use wide to very wide lenses and zone or hyperlfocal focusing, and since you need an external viewfinder for the lenses I prefer anyway, a more full featured camera seems like unnecessary excess.

Sigma 24mm f/3.5 DG DN

Sigma 24mm vs. Leica 24mm Mini-Review – By JK Lockwood

The just-released Sigma 24mm f/3.5 DG DN is the newest member of the L-Mount Alliance. It joins their 35mm and 65mm DG DN compact prime lenses and the older 45mm DG DN (previously reviewed here). Besides the new Sigma 24mm, I happen to own the Leica Elmar-M 24mm f/3.8 ASPH lens and both the Leica SL (601) and Leica CL bodies (both 24MP). I thought I’d share my first impressions of the new Sigma 24mm and a few sample images, which will be presented as SOOC JPEGs. The only processing was downsizing the images for web use.

Asahi Takumar 24mm Lens on a Leica M2 – by Andrew Morang

When I travel overseas and need to pack light, I often take my Leica M2 rangefinder camera with compact 35mm and 50mm f/2.0 Summicron lenses (along with light meter, filters, and hoods). But recently, I have been thinking wide, which must go along with my increasing girth. Some options: New Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux-M lens. …

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