Latest or all posts or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
Get up to 16x more storage and 2x the speeds of the original drive

Leica Updates the 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH and 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH

Get Leica 28mm at B&H Photo.

The revised lenses are mainly about bringing the physical design to current standards so that they are similar to the 28/1.4 Summilux and various other Leica M wides. Both 28mm lenses also incorporate optical tweaks, for claimed higher performance.

Leica 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH
(without screw-on lens hood)
Leica 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH
(without screw-on lens hood)

I discuss the revised Leica 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH and revised Leica 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH in Guide to Leica.

I expect to have both lenses to test sometime in February, on the M240 for sure, and if things go well the Leica SL may be at hand.

The 28mm focal length is a favorite of mine, and the 28/2.8 Elmarit is a diminutive lens, really nice for 'carry'.

It looks like the 28/2 Summicron is the clear winner at f/2.8, and of course it also has an f/2 for blurring the background. So if those are key apertures, the 28/2 looks to be the choice.

Update: is Leica’s data sheet wrong? Perhaps the f/2.8 and f/5.6 graphs are reversed (as of 28 Jan 2016)? NOW CONFIRMED by Leica, the charts as posted by Leica had the f/2.8 and f/5.6 graphs swapped. Presumably Leica will correct the datasheet soon.

Death Valley Bush on Dry Plain
f2 @ 1/4000 sec, ISO 160; 2012-03-02 11:11:35
M9 Digital Camera + Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH

[low-res image for bot]
Organic Lab Tested Full Spectrum CBD

20% off every day with coupon code diglloyd20 at

100% organic non-GMO, no additives or preservatives, lab tested for purity and quality.
128GB Memory in iMac 5K

Up to 128GB for 2019 iMac 5K!
Up to 64GB for 2015/2017 iMac 5K

Save nearly 50% over Apple pricing

Our trusted photo rental store
B&H Deal ZoneDeals by Brand/Category/Savings
Deals expire in 22 hours unless noted. Certain deals may last longer.
$2797 SAVE $600 = 17.0% $246 FREE ITEMS Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$2798 SAVE $400 = 12.0% Sony a7R III Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$3498 SAVE $1000 = 22.0% Sony a9 Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$898 SAVE $100 = 10.0% $161 FREE ITEMS Sony DSC-RX100 VA in Cameras: Point and Shoot
$1879 SAVE $1071 = 36.0% ZEISS 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE in Lenses: DSLR

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.