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

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Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF

Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
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Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH vs Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF

Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF

Why is Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH better than Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF?

  • 2mm shorter minimum focal length
    18mmvs20mm
  • 64.6° narrower minimum angle of view
    28°vs92.6°
  • Has focus motor
  • 234g lighter
    256gvs490g
  • Is a normal lens
  • Has a metal mount

Why is Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF better than Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH?

  • Has full-time manual focus
  • 3.6f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    2fvs5.6f
  • 6f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
    22fvs16f
  • 0.17m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.28mvs0.45m
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Is a wide angle lens
  • 42.86% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/2 vs3.5f
  • Front element doesn't rotate

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1.Weather sealed
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Fujifilm GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR

2.Front element doesn't rotate
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

3.has or is a prime lens
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

4.Is a wide angle lens
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF

A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.

5.maximum focal length

56mm

20mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

300mm

6.Has a metal mount
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

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Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF

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.optical zoom

3.1x

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.

Best

Samsung NX 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS

11x

3.minimum angle of view

28°

92.6°

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).

Best

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

4.1°

4.maximum angle of view

75°

92.6°

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).

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Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye

180°

5.magnification

0.13x

0.1x

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.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

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Aperture

1.widest aperture at maximum focal length

5.6f

2f

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.

Best

Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH

1.4f

2.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

16f

22f

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.

Best

Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

40f

3.widest aperture

f/3.5

f/2

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.

Best

Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH

f/1.4

4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

16f

22f

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.

Best

Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE

40f

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Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF

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.

2.Can focus to infinity
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF

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.

3.minimum focus distance

0.45m

0.28m

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.

Best

Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye

0.09m

4.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF

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.

For example

Fujifilm GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR

5.Has focus motor
Leica Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 FE MF

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

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