Zeiss ZM 18mm f/4 Distagon for Leica

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The Zeiss ZM 18mm f/4 Distagon is a compact ultra-wide angle lens for Leica M-mount cameras. Despite its wide 98° angle of view, it offers very good distortion correction and outstanding performance across the image frame. It has a minimum focusing distance of 1.8’, making exaggerated perspective shots possible. The lens is coupled to the camera rangefinder, allowing accurate focusing, but you may want to consider renting a wide angle viewfinder to aid in image composition (not included, separate rental item). Its low distortion makes the ZM 18mm f/4 Distagon a great choice architectural and landscape photography.

Please Note: To best make use of this lens, we suggest the use of an external viewfinder to aid in composing.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

An excellent lens: extremely sharp, nice contrast, very little distortion, and relatively inexpensive (compared to the larger and more cumbersome Leica 18, anyway). Excellent even wide open at f/4. The only challenge comes if you are composing images without a wide angle viewfinder, but if you have one (or rent one), you are golden.

Filter Size
11.2 oz.
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.8 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
Aperture Blades
10 curved
Aspherical Elements
Leica M
  • Lens w/ front and rear caps
  • Hood
  • Lens pouch


  • Zeiss ZM 18mm f/4 Distagon Diagram
  • Zeiss ZM 18mm f/4 Distagon Diagram

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $5.00 $47.00 $52.00 $17.33
4 days $5.00 $50.00 $55.00 $13.75
7 days $7.00 $67.00 $74.00 $10.57
10 days $9.00 $90.00 $99.00 $9.90
14 days $12.00 $117.00 $129.00 $9.21
21 days $16.00 $157.00 $173.00 $8.24
30 days $21.00 $198.00 $219.00 $7.30
45 days $27.00 $258.00 $285.00 $6.33
60 days $32.00 $302.00 $334.00 $5.57
90 days $41.00 $389.00 $430.00 $4.78
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $47.00 $15.67
4 days $50.00 $12.50
7 days $67.00 $9.57
10 days $90.00 $9.00
14 days $117.00 $8.36
21 days $157.00 $7.48
30 days $198.00 $6.60
45 days $258.00 $5.73
60 days $302.00 $5.03
90 days $389.00 $4.32

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