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Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH. Lens

BH #LE282SM • MFR #11672
Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH. Lens
Key Features
  • Leica M Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Manual Focus Design
A bright wide-angle prime with consistent performance throughout the aperture range, the Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH. Lens is well-suited to reportage and environmental photography in a variety of working conditions. Aside from the wide perspective, this 28mm f/2 is also characterized by a sophisticated nine elements in six groups design, which incorporates a single aspherical element to control distortions and spherical aberrations throughout the focusing and aperture ranges. The optical design further contributes to refined handling of lens flare and ghosting, and maintains a high degree of sharpness even when working at f/2. An indispensable prime for highlighting your environment, the compact stature, smooth manual focus control, and bright maximum aperture make this a truly versatile option for M shooters.
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Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH. Overview

A bright wide-angle prime with consistent performance throughout the aperture range, the Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH. Lens is well-suited to reportage and environmental photography in a variety of working conditions. Aside from the wide perspective, this 28mm f/2 is also characterized by a sophisticated nine elements in six groups design, which incorporates a single aspherical element to control distortions and spherical aberrations throughout the focusing and aperture ranges. The optical design further contributes to refined handling of lens flare and ghosting, and maintains a high degree of sharpness even when working at f/2. An indispensable prime for highlighting your environment, the compact stature, smooth manual focus control, and bright maximum aperture make this a truly versatile option for M shooters.

One aspherical element is featured in the optical design to reduce spherical aberrations and distortions for increased sharpness and clarity. This design also contributes to a marked reduction of astigmatism and promotes edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the aperture range.
Bright f/2 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions.
Manual focus design provides a minimum focusing distance of 2.3' with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:21.9.
The front of the lens has 46mm-diameter threads to accept optional filters, and the lens is male threaded to accept the included lens hood.
UPC: 799429116729

Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH. Specs

Focal Length28mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountLeica M
Angle of View75°
Minimum Focus Distance2.3' / 70 cm
Maximum Magnification0.05x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:21.9
Optical Design9 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.1 x 1.6" / 53 x 41.4 mm
Weight9.1 oz / 257 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.175 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.75 x 4.75 x 4.65"

Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH. Reviews

Perfect focal length and very sharp!

By Gerry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-29

Got this to pair with the Summilux-M 50mm as it offers a wider perspective than the 50 without going too wide. Very small, light, and compact yet the 2.0 allows beautiful rendering at all stops.

Perfect

By Julius
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-09

I’ve been shooting with this lens for a month and a half and it has become my go-to lens. Captures the moment with real depth and color.

Outstanding

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-21

I used to own the previous version and now own the revised version 2. Optically this is the best wide-angle lens I've ever used. Sharp from corner to corner, outstanding color rendition and beautiful bokeh when focused on nearby objects at wide apertures.

Outstanding Lens

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-04

Very light. Extremely high quality. The perfect wide angle lens for any camera. I use it on M3 and M240 and get great results. It is expensive for a Summicron, but it is extremely sharp . High quality and light weight make it a good choice.

Great Lens

By rtoiphone
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-12

I have an order for a Leica M10 and got the Summicron 28mm f/2 to use with my Sony a6300 with the Novaflex adapter (also from B & H). The photo are extremely sharp and has the pop you see with Leica lenses.

The Best 28mm I have ever used

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-18

Originally wanted the 28mm Elmarit, but My Leica dealer didn't have it, but did have the Summicron. Bought it 10yrs ago for around $3000. At the time it was the fastest 28mm Leica made. That was very important to me because at the time I loved shooting wide. This lens is very sharp. Due to it being a 28mm wide, I can easily hold this lens steady under 1/30 shutter speed with excellent results. Of course this is really an advantage of all wide angle focal lengths. I really love this lens and how sharp it is, and it very much has that Leica look. Do note that this lens with the hood blocks the corner of the viewfinder. This does not bother me, but I typically shot this lens without the hood. I have the older version with the plastic hood. In some ways I prefer Leica plastic hoods over the new metal one. But the new ones are much nicer to look at and feel much better.

Deciding between this lens and the Elmarit?

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-04

I tried to love the 28mm Elmarit because the reviews are so good and it's 2K cheaper. I bought and returned it 2 times. I'm sure I drove B&H crazy. I have the M10 Monochrom, and the images, for me, were way too contrasty out of the Elmarit. Especially when compared to my 35mm Summicron and 50mm Summilux. The Elmarit is very sharp, but I found myself reducing the contrast by 20-25% in post on almost every single image. So I decided to give the Summicron a try even though I was hesitant to spend the additional 2k. THIS is the right 28mm for me. Perfect micro contrast, cinematic dreamy look, and much more like the images from my 35mm Summicron and 50mm Lux. Also, not as big, heavy , or expensive as the 28 lux.... which I am sure is a fantastic lens. But this one is just right for me. I had read a lot of reviews that said there isn't a discernible difference between the Elmarit and the Summicron. Trust me, there is. Whether that's worth an additional 2000 bucks is up to you. To me, it is definitely worth it.

Amazing Colors and Clarity and Micro-contrast

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-08

This is my primary lens for my Leica M8.2. I am amazed at the beauty of this lens's results! Sharp through and through, rich colors, excellent tones for black and white, and great micro-contrast. My M8.2 is cropped at 1.33, so that is apx. 37mm effective focal length. Smooth focusing ring, nice clicks on aperture ring. I shoot Canon DSLRs mostly, but have been grabbing this camera and lens combo lately because of the amazing images I am achieving. I absolutely love this lens, and comparing it to my Nikon, Canon, and Panasonic lens I see no rival. Its not cheap, but in this case you get what you pay for. I included a few photos to illustrate the capability of this lens.

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