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

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28mm Elmarit-R f/2.8

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Rick Jack   Professional [Aug 22, 2014]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Customer Service

Never needed it.

Similar Products Used: 28mm lenses from Nikon, Minolta, Canon, Olympus, Pentax, Miranda, Rollie.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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Simon Coates   Expert [Jul 16, 2000]
Model Reviewed: 28mm Elmarit-R f/2.8 (ROM)
Strength:

Optical perfection

Weakness:

none

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!

Customer Service

Excellent

Similar Products Used: Minolta AF
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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