The origin of this Leica summaron 28mm f5.6 lens is quite story-telling. Because the previous generation Hektor 28 6.3 does not have a real aperture ring, the new version adds an aperture ring, and adds a half-stop aperture, which is also more sophisticated.
At that time Leica announced that the summaron 28mm 5.6 would use the M mount for Leica m3 cameras. However, a version of l39 was released. Leica did not really fulfill its promise until 2017, and they released the summaron-m 28mm f / 5.6 for the M mount.
The fact is that when the German factory completed the 28 5.6 design, it happened that the Canadian factory also designed the first generation 28mm 2.8 v1. So in order not to cause conflict, Germany’s 28 5.6 was used for IIIG screw mount cameras. This lens has been produced in small batches since 1955 and discontinued in 1963.
The new summaron-m 28mm f5.6 was released in 2017, and I compared it. The new and old lenses are similar, exquisite, and the hood is beautiful.
For an F5.6 lens, don’t question the optics, high sharpness and contrast, Leica, you know, the best aperture of most lenses stays at 5.6.
After all, it’s a small aperture lens. Some people think it’s too expensive. What about you?contact: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2020 Zhao Zhenguo. All Rights Reserved.