This is a compact Leica 28mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8, which is already quite large for a wide-angle lens. Initially, buying this Elmarit lens was not my intention, but it came randomly with my camera. Later on, I read some reviews that had mixed opinions about this lens. Its advantage is that it is compact, but the downside is that it has less character than other lenses, and it is not as good in quality and character as the Summicron 28 f/2 ASPH, which costs more.
However, the undisputed king of 28mm lenses is the 9-element lens. Its top-notch imaging, rich Schneider character, excellent craftsmanship, zero distortion, and great potential for appreciation make it the only symmetrical design lens in the Leica 28mm focal length.
Although the later ASPH lens has an advantage in edge sharpness when it is in focus, for people who frequently shoot without focusing, it is rare to achieve 100% focus, and the 9-element lens still surprises me even when it is out of focus.
Nevertheless, the Elmarit M28 2.8 ASPH is still a Leica lens with its own character, and many Leica users can still choose it. First, a new lens won’t have any defects, and second, it pairs well with digital cameras.
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|-4005877||4007583-||28mm f/2.8 ASPH Elmarit-M||2008||1707+|
|~4037099||4043484-||28mm f/2.8 ASPH Elmarit-M||2009||6,386+|
|-4086805||4100089-||28mm f/2.8 ASPH Elmarit-M||2010||13,285+|
|-4118183||4136266-||28mm f/2.8 ASPH Elmarit-M||2011||18,084+|
|-unknown||4191851-||28mm f/2.8 ASPH Elmarit-M||2012||unknown|
This Elmarit is the most compact lens in the entire portfolio of Leica M-Lenses. This is made possible by the use of an aspherical lens element, which enables particularly compact lens construction and a weight of only 180 grams. Leica 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M Aspherical Lens - Rectangular Metal Lens Hood - Metal Lens Caps - Threaded Protection Ring Focal length: 28.4mm Aperture: f/2.8 to f/22 Camera Mount Type: Leica M Angle of View: 75-degreescontact: email@example.com © 2020 Zhao Zhenguo. All Rights Reserved.