Featured Winter's walk with the 21mm SEM-ASPH

Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Lenses' started by carlb, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I've been wanting to get out with the 21mm SEM for quite a while. I have other cameras and wide lens pairings that are a lot more compact, but the SEM on the M9's CCD can get magic here and there. So, time to get it out.

    Just a local haunt for me, Long Lake Regional Park, but a few new views due to a new walking bridge over the rail tracks, and a hike up to the north end of the lake.

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    trestle at north long lake
    by Carl B, on Flickr

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    tracks at long lake park
    by Carl B, on Flickr

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    salt shed
    by Carl B, on Flickr
     
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  2. rbelyell

    rbelyell Leica Place Veteran

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    May 25, 2014
    lovely. what does SEM mean?
     
  3. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

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    Super Elmar-M
     
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  4. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Yes - Leica marketing for "even slower than an Elmarit." Heh!

    The Super-Elmar starts at f3.4, but is sharp throughout and to the edges, with minimized color shift at the edges (important for the M9), and nicely rectilinear for being such a wide lens (great for architecture). Also flare-resistant and with nice sun-stars (when stopped down).
     
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  5. rbelyell

    rbelyell Leica Place Veteran

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    yes, i never understood how super meant slower. and speaking of slower, i shouldve understood the acronym, but you know how it is as one gets older, the simple seems increasingly elusive, no? ):

    anyway, its really lovely rendering coupled with the m9 ccd. i have the mandler 21 ANSE (actual non super elmarit!) and i really love its rendering as well.
     
  6. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Post or point me to your images with that ... Thanks!
     
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    uhoh7 Leica Place Regular

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  8. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oooh, great shots!