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

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

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[Apr 19, 2009]
cancan
Expert

Strength:

light
sharp
flare free
distortion free ( even at 2.8)

Weakness:

not fast enough

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

Customer Service

not needed so far

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 29, 2002]
clickstop
Professional

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

Expensive.

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

Customer Service

none

Similar Products Used:

M 28mm Elmarit f2.8 (E-49), M 35mm Summicron f2

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 15, 2001]
Smallman
Expert

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

Very expensive.

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.

Customer Service

Not needed

Similar Products Used:

Canon EF 28 2.8. and 1.8. Previous version of the M/28/2.8

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 16, 2001]
Dominique Bauduin
Intermediate

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Customer Service

Never seen for this lens.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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