Leica 28mm f2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH - 2016 Model

The Elmarit-M 28 mm f/2.8 ASPH. is the most compact lens in the entire portfolio of Leica M-Lenses.

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Leica 28mm f2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH - 2016 Model

The new classic prime lens for street photography!

  • A brilliant lens

    The Elmarit-M 28 mm f/2.8 ASPH. is the most compact lens in the entire portfolio of Leica M-Lenses. This is made possible by the use of an aspherical lens element, which enables particularly compact lens construction and a weight of only 180 grams. This makes the Elmarit-M a firm favourite with street and reportage photographers. Every scene can be composed to perfection thanks to a rectangular, full-metal lens hood with a screw mount that can be replaced by a screw-in protector ring when not in use.

  • Technical details

    This lens is optimised for digital photography and has significantly reduced image field curvature in comparison to the previous model. This results in considerably improved image performance with high resolution and extremely impressive reproduction of details. The Elmarit-M 28 mm f/2.8 ASPH.is practically distortion-free from infinity to its closest focusing distance of 0.7 metres, and provides an exeptionally clear view through the viewfinder of M cameras.

Technical Information

  • Angle view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical):
    • For 35 mm (24 x 36 mm): 75°/65°/46°;
    • for M8 (18 x 27 mm): 60°/51°/36°, corresponds to a focal length of approx. 37 mm in 35 mm format
  • Optical design:
    • Number of elements/groups: 8/6
    • Entrance pupil for bayonet: 11.8 mm
    • Focusing range: 0.7 m to infinity
  • Distance setting:
    • Scale: combined metre-/feet-increments
  • Smallest object field:
    • Smallest object field: for 35 mm: 533 x 800 mm, for M8: 400 x 600 mm
    • Highest reproduction ratio: 1:22.2
  • Diaphragm:
    • Setting/type: preset, with click-stops, half values available
    • Smallest aperture: f/22
    • Number of aperture blades: 10
  • Bayonet:
    • Leica M quick-change bayonet
  • Filter thread:
    • E39
  • Lens hood:
    • Available, screwable (supplied)
  • Dimensions and weight:
    • Length: approx. 30.7/49.4 mm (without/with lens hood) Largest diameter without lens hood: approx. 52 mm Weight: approx. 175 g/211 g (without/with lens hood and covers)  

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Chesterfield GB
A well built and optically superb 28mm lens for the Leica M system. It is small and light - ideal when carrying a camera bag for long periods. It represents value for money.
There's nothing to dislike about this lens.
Confirmed purchase: 21 November 2017
Published on: 26 February 2018
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Brighton GB
Optically great compact lens
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Confirmed purchase: 30 January 2018
Published on: 18 February 2018
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London GB Photography graduate
It’s an incredibly sharp lens with no distortion. Really compact and does not interfere with the rangefinder viewer at. My first Leica lens - well chuffed !
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Confirmed purchase: 11 December 2017
Published on: 04 February 2018
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Berkhamsted GB Leica owner since 1975
For its compactness and lightness it beats all its rivals. Moreover, as Leica lenses go it is good value for money.
Optical and mechanical performance quite superb.
One day the slide-on hood cap will slide off and disappear but it's a quibble
Confirmed purchase: 29 September 2017
Published on: 10 October 2017
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Winchcombe GB image conscious person
This lens is compact, it is beautifully balanced on the camera and renders colours with breath-taking richness.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 15 February 2017
Published on: 25 February 2017

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