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Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH

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Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH
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Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH vs Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

Why is Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH better than Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH?

  • 102g lighter
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    154gvs256g
  • 42.86% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/2.0 vs3.5f
  • 3.6f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    2fvs5.6f
  • Has full-time manual focus
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  • 0.15m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.3mvs0.45m
  • Has or is a prime lens
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  • 0.67x Better magnification factor
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    0.8xvs0.13x
  • Is a wide angle lens
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Why is Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH better than Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH?

  • Lens hood is reversible
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  • 11° wider maximum angle of view
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    75°vs64°
  • 5mm shorter minimum focal length
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    18mmvs23mm
  • 33mm longer maximum focal length
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    56mmvs23mm
  • 36° narrower minimum angle of view
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    28°vs64°
  • Includes lens hood
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  • Is a normal lens
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  • 2.1x greater zoom range
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    3.1xvs1x

Price comparison

Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH

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$5,009.95

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Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH AmazonFujinon XF23mmF2 R WR - Black
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Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH AmazonLeica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens (...Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens (Black Anodized)
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Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH AmazonLeica 011-081 Summicron-T 23/f2 ASPH Len...Leica 011-081 Summicron-T 23/f2 ASPH Lens
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$2,095.00
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH AmazonPanasonic LUMIX Professional 12-60mm Cam...Panasonic LUMIX Professional 12-60mm Camera Lens, Leica DG Vario-ELMARIT, F2.8-4.0 ASPH, Dual I.S. 2.0 with Power O.I.S, Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-ES12060 (Black)
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Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH Amazon7artisans 35mm F1.4 General Wide-Angle M...7artisans 35mm F1.4 General Wide-Angle Manual Focus Lens Compatible with Leica M Camera Leica M240, Leica M3, Leica M6, Leica M7, Leica M8, Leica M9, Leica M9p, Leica M10 with Clean Blower,Black
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$429.00
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH AmazonPanasonic LUMIX G Leica DG SUMMILUX Lens...Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG SUMMILUX Lens, 15MM, F1.7 ASPH, Professional MIRRORLESS Micro Four Thirds, H-X015 (USA Black)
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$547.99
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH AmazonPanasonic LUMIX G Leica DG SUMMILUX Lens...Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG SUMMILUX Lens, 12mm, F1.4 ASPH, Wide Angle, Professional Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-X012 (USA Black)
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$1,297.99
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH AmazonLeica Ultravid BR 8x20 Robust Waterproof...Leica Ultravid BR 8x20 Robust Waterproof Compact Binocular with AquaDura Lens Coating, Black 40252
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$749.00
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH AmazonLeica Summicron-M 35mm f47;2 ASPH Lens
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$3,695.00

General info

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.Has a metal mount
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
3.weight

154g

256g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.Lens hood is reversible
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.
5.has or is a prime lens
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
6.minimum focal length

23mm

18mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
2.maximum angle of view

64°

75°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
3.magnification

0.8x

0.13x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
4.minimum angle of view

64°

28°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
5.optical zoom

1x

3.1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)

f/2.0

f/3.5

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

2f

5.6f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

16f

16f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

16f

16f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.Has full-time manual focus
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
4.minimum focus distance

0.3m

0.45m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
5.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

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