Reviews and Problems with Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2
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Simply Outstanding! Better than 35mm
Over Engineer, B&H Photo
11 June 2014
Excerpt: Based on how I shoot, and what I value...This is a better lens for me than the 35mm sumicron. I have not used the 35 since buying the 28mm. Here are the key points: -Widest possible without additional viewfinder -Better MTF chart than 35mm (sorry, engineer by profession) -46mm filter not an issue as I don't enjoy moving filters between lenses. -Viewfinder blockage, like living near train tracks, is something you will get used to and never notice by the end of a day.
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 either way. Having previously owned a Leica 35mm f/1.4, I knew what a great lens it is.
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
Excerpt: The optical performance of this lens is excellent. Resolution is great and CA almost completely lacking - at least on the shots I made with the lens so far. Distortion is well controlled. Vignetting is very high. First copy of the lens was severely front focusing.
Excerpt: I'm a serious amateur photographer and (non-photography) businessman who often photographs all sorts of business and industrial situations. Salary from latter pays for toys from former. There's almost always a camera in my briefcase, and I travel extensively. This is an exceptional wide angle lens, and if you're making the jump to the M9 from a DSLR, a very forgiving lens to (re-)learn manual focus.
Summary: Bought this lens after reading a few reviews about its impeccable optics and lack of distortion for a 28mm lens. My opinion after seeing this lens perform: the reviews were absolutely right! This is a magnificent lens, and about as wide as you can get without having to invest on an external viewfinder for the wider Leica lenses.
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.
Excerpt: I have used this lens for about 3 weeks now and find it's size/weight to be very conducive for everyday usage. It has the typical sharp leica glow we have come accustomed to. Built is fabulous. I anticipate this will be one of my most favorite lenses to be used on the M9. Only criticism: minor viewfinder blockage with lens hood on. But, both typical and unavoidable for this lens. Highly recommend to any Leica m mount user.
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. However, since one is not actually looking through the lens, I can't attribute this to the lens but instead the M9.