21mm f/2.8 Elmarit M

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  • Leica Order No. - 11134 . LLC - 139
  • Production era - 1980-1997 < 13,930 lenses
  • Variants - Early version to Serial No. 3363299 (1985 < 5,500 lenses) with non-RF focusing from 16 to 28 inches; later version with RF focusing from 28 inches; ELC and Germany versions
  • Lens mount - Leica M-bayonet
  • Number of lenses /groups - 8 /6
  • F stop range - f/2.8 - f/16
  • Closest focusing distance - 0.4 m / 1.3 ft (non-RF version) 0.7 m /2.3 ft (RF focusing)
  • Smallest object field - 705 x 1058 mm
  • Diaphragm setting /type - 8 blade
  • Angle of view diagonal - 92 degrees
  • Filter type - E49 for early non-RF version; E60 for last version
  • Accessories - Hood: 12537 for early version; 12543 for last version (after serial no. 3363299) - Viewfinder: 12008
  • Materials -
  • Dimensions length x diameter - 46.5 x 62 mm / 1.83 x 2.44 in
  • Weight - 290 g /10.23 oz
  • Inscription - LEITZ ELMARIT-M 1:2.8/21 [E 60] 3XXXXXX
  • Designer - Otto Zimmermann, Heinz Marquardt, Hermann Desch and Eugen Hermanni - 16 Apr 1960
  • Tech Data - Erwin Puts (2002) Leica M-Lenses.pdf - pgs. 20 - 24

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21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from known lenses and Puts Pocket Pod.pdf
SN Start SN End Product Year Total
2993701 2994700 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (non-RF w/ + w/o goggles) 1979 1000
3194701 3195700 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (non-RF) 1982 1000
3211801 3212800 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (non-RF) 1982 1000
3267401 3269400 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (non-RF) 1983 2000
3362801 3363800 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (500 non-RF) 1985 1000
3425091 3425690 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1987 600
3455871 3456870 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1988 1000
3481601 3481900 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1988 300
3492001 3492300 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (ELC) 1989 300
3507451 3507630 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1990 180
3518296 3518795 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (ELW) 1990 500
3524796 3525295 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1990 500
3561368 3562167 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1991 800
3576534 3577533 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1991 1000
3606720 3607319 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (ELC) 1992 600
3641426 3641575 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1993 150
3684931 3685730 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1995 800
3717903 3719102 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1995 1200
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1980-1997 13,930
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