Smallest Leica M Mount Lenses – 21mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 90mm)

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Smallest Leica M Mount Lenses – 21mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 90mm)

YouTube video showing the smallest Leica M mount lenses available when compared to normal size lenses. For each focal length 21mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm and 90mm I do a hands on side by side comparison.

YouTube: Smallest Leica M Mount Lenses

Lens Comparison – By Focal Length

So for each of the five focal lengths I picked the smallest Leica M mount lens in that FL + another lens to compare size.

21mm Leica M mount lens size review

35mm Leica M mount lens size review

40mm Leica M mount lens size review

50mm Leica M mount lens size review

90mm Leica M mount lens size review

Smallest Leica M Mount Camera

For small Leica M mount lenses you also want a smaller Leica M mount camera!

Perfect Leica Travel Camera

For me the Leica CL film camera combined with a trio of small lenses offers the perfect Leica travel camera kit.

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Author: matthewosbornephotography

Coventry, UK studio based Model and Wedding Photographer offering both Medium Format Film and Digital Images. 1-2-1 Photography and Lighting Tuition also available.

2 thoughts on “Smallest Leica M Mount Lenses – 21mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 90mm)”

  1. The Leica 40mm f2 lens, originally made for the CL (compact Leica) has been used by me since 2008 on a pair of Leica M4-P bodies, together with a 90mm f4 c and VC 25mm f4. This has been my outfit as an International Photojournalist until very recently. Carried in a black Billingham 107 bag together with a few rolls of film (Tri-X) with more in my checked-in case.
    The 40/2 was selected on size, aperture and focal length. It’s more or less mid-way between a 35 & 50mm lens. The vast majority of my shots have been taken with the 40. No shots from this lens have been criticised to my knowledge. Stopped down it’s very sharp and wide open it’s performance is surprisingly good but focus in poor light, is of course key. My two black bodies had their rangefinders checked a couple of years ago with this particular lens and a 33’ tape measure and at 10-20-30-40 feet were spot on.

    1. Thanks Toby, great to hear from you and nice to hear you enjoy M4-Ps too! I have a black pair aswell. I have the very similar Minolta 40mm and it has worked great for me so far. I use the Macro-Elmar 90 and love the size but it is more expensive. I also enjoy 25mm and recently ordered a super small Canon 25mm as my VC is no RF coupled and the Biogon is stunning but too large at times.

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