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

4.5 star rating
                      4.5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1995.00

  • 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 Distance12 in
    Picture Angle76 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size55 mm
    Groups / Elements8 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diameter2.7 in
    Length1.9 in
    Weight16 oz
    Product ID20724760

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rick Jack a Professional

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2014

Strengths:    Construction and very compact. One of the smaller Leica-R wides.

Weaknesses:    Price, as with all Leica glass it's roughly twice the price of other lenses that produce equal results.

Bottom Line:   
Having made comparisons with other 28mm lenses such as the 28mm f2.8 ais Nikkor, 28mm f2.5 MC Rokkor, 28mm f3.5 SMC Takukar, 28mm f2.8 Canon FD, and Olympus 28mm f2.8 and using both Delta 100 & Kodak Ektar 100 films I have concluded that this lens does not live up to it's reputation or the performance of the 28mm M-mount Elmarit. It's no bette than the Nikkor or Rokkor 28's ( I would rate it higher than the other brands mentioned. If you own a Leica R body, this is a fine lens to own. If your shopping for a 28mm for digital, for less than 1/4 the price of this lens you can get another brand.

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Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   28mm lenses from Nikon, Minolta, Canon, Olympus, Pentax, Miranda, Rollie.

Type of photography:   Other

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Simon Coates a Expert from Stokesley, North Yorkshire England, UK

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2000

Strengths:    Optical perfection

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is the best wide angle lens I have ever used. Optically, it is pin sharp from f/2.8 to f/22; at f/2.8 it is sharper than the Minolta at any aperture. It does not display any distortion or flare, even with strong sunlight directly in front of the lens!
It feels very well balanced on the camera (R6.2).
The adage 'you get what you pay for' has never been truer!

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Similar Products Used:   Minolta AF

Type of photography:   Other

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