A Sneak Preview Of Upcoming Leica M 3.8/18 Super-Elmar

PMA 2009 is nearly two weeks away, there aren't any news from Leica front so far; but super wide shooters get your wallet ready, the French has posted a preview of an upcoming Leica M 3.8/18 Super-Elmar. A tap faster than Zeiss 18mm f/4 Distagon, less distortion and better vignetting control, but twice as expensive!

  • Angle of view: With M8 (18x37mm): 84 °, 74 °, 53 ° (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)
  • Optical Formula : Number of 8 lenses in 7 groups (2 aspherical lens)
  • Distance adjustment from 0.7m to infinity
  • Dimension : length 48.8mm
  • Weight : 310g
  • Cost : 2,290 Euros ($2,956)

[via lecirque.fr]