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This page evaluates performance of the Leica 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH on the 47-megaixel Panasonic S1R from f/2.8 through f/8*. Aperture f/2.8 looks bad enough as it is so f/2 is not included and focusing difficulties with the S1R* rendered it dubious.
* The Panasonic S1R ultra high-res EVF is terrific but the Panasonic S1R magnified Live View implementation is fatally flawed when attempting precise focus, leading to focusing errors. Focus at f/2 was off too much; focus at f/2.8 was OK and at f/4 was perfect, due to rearward focus shift.
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Diglloyd Guide to LEICA contains in-depth coverage of Leica M system cameras and lenses, with additional coverage of Leica M Monochrom, Leica Q.
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