Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens

Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens

Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens

B&H # LE2814MB MFR # 11668
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Product Highlights

  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Seven Low Dispersion Elements
  • Floating Elements System
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 2.3'
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Leica 11668 overview

  • 1Description

A wide, fast prime designed for Leica M-mount rangefinder cameras, the Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens excels in low-light conditions and is also characterized by its consistent sharpness and clarity throughout the aperture and focusing ranges. One aspherical element and a floating elements system, as well as seven elements made from anomalous partial dispersion glass, help to produce color-correct, sharp imagery with minimal distortion and aberrations. The manual focus design of the lens is aided by a focusing tab for critical control and the fast f/1.4 also lends itself to selective focus control for isolating specific subjects within the frame. Featuring a versatile wide-angle focal length with a sophisticated optical design, the Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH. rounds out the full set of fast-aperture primes dedicated to offering the utmost in imaging capabilities.

Wide-angle prime is well-suited to everyday shooting as well as landscape, reportage, and architectural applications.
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also offers greater control over shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
One aspherical element helps to control spherical aberrations and distortions at all aperture and focus positions for improved sharpness, even illumination, and reduced vignetting.
Seven anomalous partial dispersion elements and three cemented elements suppress color fringing and chromatic aberrations and contribute to natural color rendering and high contrast imagery.
Floating elements system maintains consistent image quality throughout the focusing range.
Manual focus design provides a minimum focusing distance of 2.3' with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:21.9.
UPC: 799429116682
In the Box
Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens
  • Lens Hood
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap for M-Mount Lenses
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Leica 11668 specs

    Focal Length 28mm
    Maximum Aperture f/16
    Minimum Aperture f/1.4
    Camera Mount Type Leica M
    Angle of View 75°
    Minimum Focus Distance 2.3' / 70 cm
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:21.9
    Optical Design 10 Elements in 7 Groups
    Filter Thread 49mm
    Dimensions : 2.4 x L: 2.6" / : 61.0 x L: 67.0 mm
    Weight 15.5 oz / 440.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 4.6 x 4.6"

    Leica 11668 reviews

    Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best 28mm I know, but very expensive stuff Never used the Zeiss Otus, so cannot compare. Used for years the Zeiss 28mm 2.0 for Nikon, as well as the Leicas 28mm 2.0 and 2.8. This one is better by a very material and substantial margin, micro contrast, OOF with strong separation, very well built and with outstanding images over a large swath of images and field applications. Very heavy, very bulky and might not be adapted for all situations. Also extremely expensive.
    Date published: 2015-11-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing lens - if you should those kind of pictures f/1.4 means you can shoot indoors without flash on autoiso and get minimal noise. 28mm wide angle means you can shoot inside normal rooms or restaurants. That is why I paid a premium for this lens. If I shoot outdoors in daylight, I take the 35 mm/ summicron at f5.6 for optimal picture quality. Atf/1.4 there is considerable light fall of on the sides, which needs to be adjusted in lightroom. Also this 28 mm summilux lens is heavy and big by comparison to f/2.0 lenses. 35 mm and 55 mm give a very natural rendering of the subject. What you see in the view is what you get. 28 mm has a very, distinctive look because of the wide-angle nature of this lens. Environmental Portrait is the buzzword. I am starting to like it, but it is not as flattering on faces as a normal lens, and you have to be within 3 feet of the person to make this lens shine and enjoy the bokeh at f/1.4. That is very close.
    Date published: 2017-02-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the very best There are only two 28mm that are this fast. This one is not big, but heavy. Haven't used Nikon 28mm 1.4D AF, but that one is probably even more heavier, and is autofocus as well as discontinued, thus no longer available. Leica 28mm Summilux is only 28mm 1.4 manual lens in the world.It costs almost $. Is it worth it? That depends on what and how you shoot. For me, if I have to shot with only one focal lens, that will be 28mm. Not 35mm, not 50mm, not 24mm. I am a professional photographer. This is what I do for a living, and if 28mm is the only lens I use, and if I can afford $, I really have no other option.Quality? Lets say it's Leica. For me, I want the best 28mm available in the world, and I want it to be manual focus, and Leica 28mm Summlux is where it all ends. It simply doesn't get better than this.
    Date published: 2015-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oops! Lens is perfect I goofed in my previous review, saying the lens would not accept 49mm screw-in filters. The lens does -- but not as described in the instructions that come with the lens. It turns out there is -- unidentified in the manual -- a retaining ring which can be unscrewed and removed, which then exposes the 49mm female thread for screw-in filters.
    Date published: 2018-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from You will never go wrong in getting this lens The shots taken with this lens are very very sharp, good contrast. I tried using F1.4 to F5.6 and they are sharp corner to corner with no vignetting. I don't find this lens heavy. The 24mm F1.4 is even heavier. I decided to get this lens rather then the 24mm cos I have a 21mm lens already. If you can find a stock for this lens, go get it. Never regret.
    Date published: 2015-12-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Optically the best 28mm lens, but... I rented this lens for 10 days of shooting in Venice, Italy. I own a 28mm Elmarit-M f/2.8 ASPH, so I left it at home did the trip and finally returned the lens. Conclusion? The image quality of this lens is outstanding, which I actually expected from Leica, but this lens has a drawback. I love rangefinder photography. This lens is fairly big and as a rangefinder lens it uses the largest viewfinder frame of Leica M cameras. The lens actually covers the lower right 1/4 of that viewfinder area, which makes it pretty difficult, outright inconvenient to compose an image, which for me is the reason not to buy this lens. I'd rather choose the Summilux-M 24mm or even 21mm with the external viewfinder instead. When comparing image quality to my own 28mm Elmarit-M f/2.8 ASPH at f4 to f16, photos taken with a Leica M9 and a Leica M-P 240 I really can't see any difference in image quality.
    Date published: 2017-01-06
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