Reviews and Problems with Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2
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Value for money 2
29 July 2014
Summary: I use it on Sony cameras like all the other Leica lenses that perform beautifully. The Elmarit 2.8 (old model) performs like charm. I bought this one hoping that it's aspheric and newer design would render better images.
Pros: Well built
Cons: Incredibly poor quality soon off the center of image. Sent to Leica for recalibration returned with the same problem.
Excerpt: As with many Leica M photographers, I was debating between the 35mm f/1.4 and the 28mm f/2.0.....a little more speed vs. a little more in the frame. After reading reviews from all over on both lenses, it seems to come down to this: Both are exceptionally fine lenses and you really can't go wrong...
Excerpt: My 28 Summicron lets me integrate the near and the far. With it I make images that juxtapose people and things. The inclusiveness of the wide angle is just what I need to make visual statements about the world around me.
Excerpt: I use this lens of landscape and street photography. It is fast and has great color rendition. My pro friends are in love with this lens too because of that hard to define feeling of an unforgettable three D picture. It is not cheap but lives up to the best of leica lens.
Pros: Amazingly Sharp, Durable, High Contrast, Low distortion
Summary: The image quality of this lens is second to none! Whether you use this lens wide open or stopped down, you will not be sorry. Wide open it's a little hard to focus on the M9 because the image in the rangefinder of the M9 is very bright.
Summary: Leica makes some of the finest camera lens in the world and the is the sharpest 28mm wide angle made. The lens are also a good investment as compare to Nikon or Cannon lens, since they hold their value better and have a great volume of after market buyers.
Best 28mm Lens For Rangefinder Cameras Currently Available, But.....
John Kwok, Amazon
29 March 2010
Summary: This is without question one of my favorite Leica M mount rangefinder camera lenses, and definitely among Leica's finest. The Leica 28mm f2 Summicron-M Aspherical wide angle lens is the best fast 28mm lens that's currently available, capable of making excellent images in both low light and bright...
Summary: Having had and sold the M8 along with 35 summicron, 50 lux, and 90 elmarit, I have found the weight:quality tradeoff with a DSLR dissappointing and have returned to the upgraded M8.2 with the 28 elmarit asph.
Summary: I bought the f2 28mm Summicron Aspeherical to replace a 28mm 4th version Elmarit. The Elmarit was already excellent for my work, but, given the reviews of the 28mm f2 Summicron, I assumed I would see at least a degree of improvement in results.
Pros: "Sharp"., Eveness of apparent sharpness., Flatness of field / Minimal distortion., Relative compactness.
Cons: Expensive., Notably shallower depth of field compared to spherical wide-angle lens designs,, may prove limiting to close, handheld work., My sample does not render fine detail as realistically as my 4th version 28mm Elmarit, nor as well as the 35mm f2 Aspherical Summicron I also use., Ergonomics ...