Last updated (02 September’10):
– Review by Lenstip
The Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH features 28mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2. The lens construction has 9 elements in 6 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 75 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 2.5 feet and has a filter size of 46mm. The Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH lens weighs 270g and it measures 53mm in diameter and 40.8mm long.
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Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH Reviews
Lenstip reviews the Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH and writes;
“In fact, with a bit of experience the lack of autofocus won’t be felt at all. Even working at the maximum relative aperture we will get a sharp image from 5.45 meters to over 63 meters, choosing a 10-meter marking on the distance scale. When we set the scale at 5 meters, we will have the comfort of sharp image in the range from 3.5 to 8.6 meters… The way the Summicron 2/28 corrects the chromatic aberration is difficult to flaw. Even near the maximum relative aperture the aberration is low and on stopping down the aperture it decreases further reaching practically imperceptible values.”
Kenrockwell reviews the Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH and writes;
“This Leica 28mm f/2 is the world’s highest-performance 28mm lens. It’s fast, sharp and doesn’t have any visible distortion. There is rarely anything out of focus, so bokeh has little meaning here. If you shoot at f/2 at 0.9 meters, the background bokeh is neutral to a little weird.”
Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH User Reviews
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Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH User Manual
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Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH Specifications
The Leica SUMMICRON-M 28mm f/2 ASPH. Lens is the ideal choice for reportage photography with the LEICA M8. It is a powerful and compact wide-angle lens delivering outstanding picture quality. Due to its excellent light-gathering power it is particularly versatile, producing particularly convincing results in difficult light situations, in twilight or in dimly lit rooms. This optical performance is further enhanced when the lens is coupled with the digital LEICA M8. The focal length extension factor turning the optics into a 35 mm standard lens. The imaging performance of the Leica SUMMICRON-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. is already impressive at f 2. The detail rendering and brilliance are remarkable. Even in critical lighting situations, such as against-the-light exposures, disturbing reflections and stray light are practically eliminated. and with its 75deg. angle of view it captures sufficient frame for lively reportage shots.