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Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2
8.5 out of 10

Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2

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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Photography Review
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.
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Overall 10
10

Another Fine Leica M Lens

Adorama
4 May 2014
  • 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...
  • Pros: Leica quality, Lightweight, Reliable, Sharp
  • Cons: Expensive
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Overall 10
10

Bringing It All Together

Image Assemblers, Adorama
14 January 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Resolute, Sharp
  • Cons: Expensive
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Overall 10
10

Great landscape lens

George in Korea, Adorama
13 December 2012
  • 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
  • Cons: Large Hood, Price
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Overall 10
10

Terrific IQ

G. Morris, Amazon
7 February 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Wow!

Eric, Amazon
27 September 2010
  • 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!
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Overall 10
10

Leica lens

jtimmins18, Ebay
4 May 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

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...
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Photography Review
6 June 2009
  • 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.
  • Pros: size and weight, sharpness and contrast
  • Cons: none
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Photography Review
1 April 2008
  • 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 ...
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