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Leica ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH

Leica ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH lens
Leica ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH lensLeica ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH lens

Full frame sized image

Lenses that create APS-C sized image are designed for digital only. They cannot be used on cameras that have image sensor larger than the APS-C format. These lenses are not suitable for film cameras either.


No stepping motor AF

Lenses with stepping motor focusing mechanism are better for contrast based focusing, and are quiter and faster than traditionally focusing lenses.


Not stabilized

Image stabilization helps to reduce blur caused by hand shake, especially at high focal length or in low light situations. Image stabilization can give 1 to 3 stop advantage over none stabilized lens, based on the reciprocal rule.


Metal mount

Cheaper lenses are usually equipped with plastic mount, while more expensive, professional lenses have metal mount. In general, metal mounts are more durable, and a good thing to have when lenses are changed a lot. When a camera is used mainly with one lens, the material of the lens mount is not that important.


No drop-in filter support

Drop-in filters are used in those lenses where either the front lens is too large, or the field of view doesn't permit the use of traditional filters at the front of the lens. Usually bright tele and ultra-wide angle lenses support this filter type.

This new high-speed lens is the most compact of Leica M lenses. By using an aspherical element it was possible to attain top imaging performance with a weight of only 180 grams. This lens is practically distortion-free down to the close focus range of 0.7 m and only protrudes slightly into the viewfinder field of M cameras. Used on the digital M8, it produces the effect of a 35mm lens which makes it ideal for reportage. Due to its attractive price it can be particularly recommended as an introduction to the high-quality range of Leica M lenses.

Leica ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH Specification

Available mount(s) Leica M
Application(s) Landscape, Interiors, Architecture
Category(s) Wide angle prime
Stabilizer no
Focal length 28 mm (prime)
Lens construction 8 elements in 6 groups
Angle of view 35mm: 75°
digital: N/A
Number of blades N/A
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Minimum aperture f/22
Minimum focusing distance 70 cm
Magnification 0.05×
Filter size 39 mm
Size ∅ 52 × 30 mm
Weight 180 g
AF speed N/A
AF sound
Internal focusing N/A
Internal zoom N/A
Fix front lens N/A
Mount type metal
Weather sealed N/A
Drop in filter no
Ultrasonic AF N/A
Stepping motor AF no
APS-C sized circle no
Low dispersion lens element N/A
Hard case N/A
Soft case N/A
Lens hood N/A
Tripod adapter N/A
Leica ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH Specification

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