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: 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...
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
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.
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.
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.