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Leica M Monochrom

Leica MM vs Nikon D800E (28mm, Pine Creek Tungsten Mine)

See the discussion of various considerations and comparison details on the 35mm comparison page, not repeated here.


For this test, both cameras were focused very accurately (confirmed at ƒ/2.8):

As of late 2012, these were the best 28mm lenses available for these two cameras; my field testing does not suggest that the faster Leica 28/2 Summicron-M ASPH would be any better than the Leica 28/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH here, and in fact the 28/2.8 is probably a better performer on this particular scene.

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