LEICA 28MM ELMARIT-M F/2.8 V1 Black & White Film Review

leica elmarit-m 28mm f2.8 v1 9elements with black & white films

28mm Super-Angulon?

People who like Leica Super-Angulon 21/3.4 probably also like Leica Elmarit 28/2.8 v1 because they have similar features. I even suspect that the designers of Elmarit 28 v1 refer to the design concept of Schneider Super-Angulon. These lenses protrude a lot into the body blocks the metering on any M. They also have the same hood and rear cap. (BTW)They have similar color contrasts. Luckily this 28mm lens doesn’t suffer from fringe color shifts on digital M cameras.

leica elmarit-m 28mm f2.8 v1 9elements with black & white films

28mm On the Street

The photo you get from 28mm lenses gives viewers the impression that they’re right there on the street. For many years, iPhones have been equipped with 28mm lenses. The Elmarit 28/2.8 V1 is great for street photography, using zone focusing you don’t have to worry about focus. It captures a wide perspective but it’s not to the point where you can see visible distortion.

leica elmarit-m 28mm f2.8 v1 9elements with black & white films
 Production period: 1965-1972 Code: 11801(black)
 Serial#:2,061,501-2,533,850 Total production: n/a
 Maximum aperture: 1: 2.8
 Focal length(nominal): 28mm Angle: 760
 Minimum distance: 70cm
 Weight: 225 grams   Filter: E48 or Series VII   Recorded sales figures: n/a
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Leica m2, Simple camera make street photographers happier

leica 28 2.8 v1+ m2r + agfa apx400

So many new cameras, so little time

I wake up in the morning and I wonder, why every leica camera’s the same as it was, I can’t understand, no, I can’t understand, how life goes on the way it does. 

So many new cameras, so little time. I´m using my M2-R since I’ve got M3 and m2 and it was my third M camera. Now I´m sure that the M2-R is the “best” Leica ever.

leica M2-R

The Leica M3 was released in 1954 and the Leica M2 in 1957. The leica M2-R was released in  1969. These M2-Rs with the rapid loading system from the M4 had been developed for the US military, and were effectively being sold as army surplus through Leica dealerships.

leica M2 on street

M2 has framelines for 35mm, and there’s no other  frimelines inside or outside with 35mm lenses.

Compared to the 50mm,  the 35mm would be better for more full body shots. Step 2meters far back, you can get an entire person’s body in a shot. 35mm is storyteller’s Lens.

M2 vs M3

Compare to the M3, M2 had a less expensive to produce top plate, 0.72x finder, manual film counter. The early versions had no self timer and just a button to rewind the film, instead of the lever like on the M3.

M2 finder is clear, the design is simple. Simple camera Is thought to make street photographers happier. Being simple is not for the fain-hearted, it takes a lot of courage. 

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leica elmarit-m 28mm f2.8 v1 9elements Black & White Film

leica elmarit-m 28mm f2.8 v1 9elements with black & white films
Production period: 1965-1972 Code: 11801(black)
Serial#:2,061,501-2,533,850 Total production: n/a
Maximum aperture: 1: 2.8
Focal length(nominal): 28mm Angle: 760
Minimum distance: 70cm
Weight: 225 grams Filter: E48 or Series VII Recorded sales figures: n/a

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viewfinder + m3 + LEICA 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit I
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