Based on the classic screw-mount version of this lens from 1955, this silver Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Lens from Leica has been updated to contemporary standards, and fitted with an M-mount bayonet, yet still sports the ultra slim profile and vintage aesthetic. This wide-angle prime's calling card is its small, discreet size that is ideal for use as an everyday lens, and its symmetrical six elements in four groups optical design renders subjects with natural contrast and distinctive vignetting for a unique character and analog quality. Manual focus operation permits working with subjects as close as 3.3' away, and an integrated depth of field scale aids in pre-focusing for faster, more spontaneous shooting. Complementing the lens is an included lens hood that is machined from solid brass to match the classic lines of the lens as well as guard against stray light from affecting image quality.
The Professional's Source Since 1973
- Leica M-Mount Lens
- Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/22
- Manual Focus Design
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 3.3'
Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Overview
Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Specs
|Lens Mount||Leica M|
|Angle of View||75°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||3.3' / 1 m|
|Macro Reproduction Ratio||1:33.4|
|Optical Design||6 Elements in 4 Groups|
|Focus Type||Manual Focus|
|Filter Size||34 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2 x 0.7" / 51 x 18 mm|
|Weight||5.8 oz / 165 g|
|Package Weight||1.3 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||7.8 x 6 x 4"|
Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Reviews
A little gem to excite the imagination.
Most lenses have illustrative characteristics The images from this lens are painterly and become closer to a form of personal expression. I stopped reading so many reviews which only wore me out.
Fantastically light and sharp
No other's guys lenses are more sharp than Leica lenses
Superbly sharp, classic lens
I had a chance to test this lens on an M10 during a Leica Walk event. This lens has a very sharp, yet subtle rendering with a character unattainable from any other lens, including from Leica. In comparison is the image from a Summilux 23mm/f1.7 on a Leica X-U, which is very sharp, yet has a harsh rendering.
a great small lens
I have used this lens now for a month, it has few stops but you can rarely go wrong, it makes brilliant classic pictures. It is a lens for catching atmospheres, painting with light.
Perfect Pancake Lens
Paired with my M6, this lens has been outstanding. It is so small and lightweight that it has been a joy to use.
Fun Lens...small issues
It's hard to beat this lens for fun and for size!� I love not having a big clunker on my M10.� Small issue?� The lens cap will not fit seamlessly over a filter.� So, the filter is protecting the lens, but you won't find that extra sense of security by having the lens cap over the filter...as it just won't fit.
Past united with the Present Day
This lens resurrects an earlier Leica design. It makes for a very compact camera for either work in landscapes or street photography. I like to carry two Leica bodies, one digital and one film in my bag and use the lens on both depending on subject matter and how I want to use the final image.
Great fun but limited
Wonderful in its compactness, and surprisingly sharp. The fastest f/stop of 5.6 can be limiting in lower level lighting situations. Attachment of the carefully crafted, solid brass lens shade is not as secure feeling as it could be.
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