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Leica 28 / 2,8 Elmarit-M Asph
7.4 out of 10

Leica 28 / 2,8 Elmarit-M Asph

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Reviews and Problems with Leica 28 / 2,8 Elmarit-M Asph

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Overall 8
8.0

Elmarit-M

Jmasters, Adorama
4 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I have an M6 and at this point I have only been using the less expensive Voightlander glass. On a whim I busted out the credit card and bought this and the 35 (crazy I know). The short summary is I have since sold all my Voigt glass and I couldn't be happier.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Image Quality, Investment, Lightweight, Quality build, Reliable, Sound Mechanics, Warrenty
  • Cons: Too Awesome
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Overall 10
10

Insanely sharp

Desmolicious, Adorama
13 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Absolutely pin sharp lens, from corner to corner.Great compact size. The only negatives are from the removable lens hood - it intrudes into the viewfinder image and it makes access to the aperture ring slightly awkward.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Sharp And Contrasty
  • Cons: Lens Hood Blocks Finder
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

cancan, Photography Review
19 April 2009
  • Summary: i have been using it for less than 1 month, i shoot with an M8 . i use the 35/1.4 asph as well and used the 50/1.4 asph+ the 75/2.5. i like this tiny lense very much as it is sharp ,flare &distorsion free and is very light ( 180 gr) only, it does not block the viewfinder the only thing i miss...
  • Pros: light, sharp, flare free, distortion free ( even at 2.8)
  • Cons: not fast enough
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Overall 10
10

Superb wideangle for landscapes

jrust, Adorama
4 September 2008
  • Excerpt: Excellent for landscape photography or other areas where a wide angle with a wide depth of field are required. Light weight ( but solid construction) make it ideal for a trek through the woods. Not a bargain by any means, but a decent lens that satisfies 50% of my photographic needs.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

Adorama
28 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Great lens, particularly for the M8. VERY sharp. And, the size makes it (with the M8) a very easy, always-have-with-you package.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Photography Review
29 March 2002
  • Summary: This is a superb lens that is well thought-out and produces excellent results.
  • Pros: Lighter and more compact than the previous (E49) version. Very sharp and contrasty even at full aperture. Clip-on shade has a snap-in cap. Ergonomic thumb tab for focusing. Shade has an an offset mount so you can only put on one way (with the cut-away in the proper position for the viewfinder). C...
  • Cons: Expensive.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Photography Review
15 November 2001
  • Summary: One of leica's very best lenses. If you do not need a wider aperture, and there are few occasions when anything wider than f2.8 is really necessary, then this lens is perfect. The current version is much better than the previous version.
  • Pros: Very high level of sharpness, resolution and contrast across the whole frame right to the corners and at every aperture., Very compact even with lens hood permanently attached. Accurate depth of field markings. Nice bokeh., Can see the framelines with 0.72 ( just) and 0.58 viewfinder bodies.
  • Cons: Very expensive.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Photography Review
16 August 2001
  • Summary: I have replaced the release three of the Elmarit 28, by the last release. The last Elmarit 28 is more compact and sharper wide open than the previous model. It is very handy on the M6 and pleasant to use.
  • Pros: Sharpness, even at the widest aperture., Colour rendition and resistance to flare., mechanical quality is outstanding., I have never seen distorstion, even at the closest distance.
  • Cons: None. Todays summicron 28 offers the same quality from f2 for the same volume, but for a much higher price. Should you not need f2, do not hesitate for this Elmarit.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Benganbus, Fotosidan.se
10 October 2004
  • Conclusion: Det har ju funnits ett antal olika versioner av denna 28:a. Jag har haft en 28 från 90-talet. (Misstänker att det var den näst sista versionen?) Kostade ny då c:a 7-8000:- Men fanns ju såklart som begagnad till ett lägre pris. Och den var bra! Liten kompakt, mycket låg distortion, och bra skärpa.
  • Pros: Liten, kompakt "normal"-vidvinkel till Leica M
  • Cons: Som vanligt då det gäller Leica så kan man ju tycka saker om priset, men slå ut priset på en 10-15 år, så blir det inte så mycket...
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