Prospect Park With The Leica 18mm Super Elmar


Prospect Park With The Leica 18mm Super Elmar:

Hey everyone.  I hope you all had a great weekend.  It was a lazy Sunday for me today :).  I’m actually a little tired from yesterday’s trip to the PhotoPlus Expo.  I thought I’d post a few more images that I took with the M 240 and the 18mm Super Elmar a few days ago.  I was visiting a friend in Park Slope, and we decided to check out Prospect Park to see if we could find some fall foliage.  My friend brought along his Sony RX100, which many of you already know is a fantastic little camera.  The colors of the trees haven’t completely changed yet but we did find a few nice looking ones.

The 18mm Super Elmar is one of the coolest lenses that I have ever owned.  At F3.8, it’s the slowest lens that I own but because of it’s largest aperture, it’s a very small lens, which I like a lot.  Yes, the slower aperture makes it a little more difficult to use at night or at concerts but the M 240’s high ISO capabilities make up for it.  I was planning on writing up a review for this lens soon but to tell you the truth, I’ve just been spending my time enjoying the lens.  I figured the 18mm Super Elmar has been out for quite some time, so there’s really no rush in popping out a review for it.

On Tuesday, I’ll be in Disney World (I’m a kid at heart 🙂 ).  I’m bringing my X-E1 with me but I was kind of hoping I would be able to get a copy of the new XF 23mm F1.4 R lens to write up a review.  I guess I’ll have to wait until I get back.  Anyway, I hope you all like the photos.  Have a great Sunday, everyone!






4 comments… add one
  • Elderin

    Hi Patrick,

    I enjoyed your pictures very much. Thanks for sharing. Hope to See some more of them here. I am looking for a super wide angle lens for my camera and the leica 18mm is my favorite. But then again there are alternatives from voigtländer (15mm f 4.5) and zeiss (18mm f 4). Not shure what to buy.

    Anyhow, thanks for your effort to keep this site up and running. Very well done.

    Greetings from cologne,

    • Patrick

      Hey Elderin,

      Sorry for the late reply. I am currently on vacation, and the internet isn’t working well. Thank you so much for your kind words! They really mean a lot, and this site would not be here, if there weren’t readers like you visiting!

      Originally, I couldn’t decide between the Zeiss and the Leica. What’s great about the Leica is it’s a small lens. But if you wanted to add a filter (a 77mm filter) to it, you have to screw on a filter holder, which makes the lens a lot more bulky. But the build quality of the Leica is better, and I prefer it optically, so in the end, I decided on the Leica over the Zeiss. I owned the Voigtlander before but I did not like it. I know many love this lens but it just wasn’t my type of lens.

      I hope this reply came out okay because I’m experiencing some really weird internet problems right now lol. I’d be interested in knowing what you ended up buying, so feel free to drop me another message in the future. Thanks for visiting my I site! I appreciate you taking the time out to look at my pictures. I’ll have much more coming soon! It’s always great to hear from readers like you, and it motivates me to keep posting!

      All the best!


  • bob gramegna

    Hey Patrick,
    Its been a while, glad you are loving the 18mm.. nice images! Great Blog as always . I will let you know when the 23mm fuji is shipping so you can do your testing and report on it!
    Just wanted to make sure all your readers know to do the new update on the M240 as well

    • Patrick

      Hey Bob,

      It’s great to hear from you! I hope things are going well with you, and thanks for the info!

      Take care,


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