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Leica 28mm Elmarit-M f/2.8 35mm Primes

4.75 star rating
                      4.75 / 5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $2195.00


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  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Focal Length28mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/2.8
    Min Aperturef/22
    Focus TypeManual Focus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance27.56 in
    Picture Angle76 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size46 mm
    Groups / Elements8 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diameter2.1 in
    Length1.6 in
    Weight9.17 oz
    MPN11809
    Product ID20723910

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cancan a Expert

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2009

Strengths:    light
sharp
flare free
distortion free ( even at 2.8)


Weaknesses:    not fast enough

Bottom Line:   
i have been using it for less than 1 month, i shoot with an M8 . i use the 35/1.4 asph as well and used the 50/1.4 asph+ the 75/2.5. i like this tiny lense very much as it is sharp ,flare &distorsion free and is very light ( 180 gr) only, it does not block the viewfinder
the only thing i miss sometimes is speed so whenever needed i switch to the 35/1.4
some people complain about its price-i think it is cheep compared to the benefits and quality of this lovely baby

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $1431.00

Purchased At:   ffordes

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by clickstop a Professional from SF Bay Area, CA

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2002

Strengths:    Lighter and more compact than the previous (E49) version. Very sharp and contrasty even at full aperture. Clip-on shade has a snap-in cap. Ergonomic thumb tab for focusing. Shade has an an offset mount so you can only put on one way (with the cut-away in the proper position for the viewfinder). Clickstops include 1/2 f-stop increments.

Weaknesses:    Expensive.

Bottom Line:   
This is a superb lens that is well thought-out and produces excellent results.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $1495.00

Purchased At:   (mint, used) at a ca

Similar Products Used:   M 28mm Elmarit f2.8 (E-49), M 35mm Summicron f2

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Smallman a Expert from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2001

Strengths:    Very high level of sharpness, resolution and contrast across the whole frame right to the corners and at every aperture.
Very compact even with lens hood permanently attached. Accurate depth of field markings. Nice bokeh.
Can see the framelines with 0.72 ( just) and 0.58 viewfinder bodies.


Weaknesses:    Very expensive.

Bottom Line:   
One of leica's very best lenses.
If you do not need a wider aperture, and there are few occasions when anything wider than f2.8 is really necessary, then this lens is perfect.
The current version is much better than the previous version.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Sydney Australia

Similar Products Used:   Canon EF 28 2.8. and 1.8.
Previous version of the M/28/2.8


Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dominique Bauduin a Intermediate from Brussels Belgium

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2001

Strengths:    Sharpness, even at the widest aperture.
Colour rendition and resistance to flare.
mechanical quality is outstanding.
I have never seen distorstion, even at the closest distance.


Weaknesses:    None. Todays summicron 28 offers the same quality from f2 for the same volume, but for a much higher price. Should you not need f2, do not hesitate for this Elmarit.

Bottom Line:   
I have replaced the release three of the Elmarit 28, by the last release.
The last Elmarit 28 is more compact and sharper wide open than the previous model. It is very handy on the M6 and pleasant to use.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Brussels

Type of photography:   People



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