The indispensable reportage lens
The Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. is the ideal choice for reportage photography with the Leica M8.
It is a powerful and compact wide-angle lens delivering outstanding picture quality. Due to its excellent light-gathering power it is particularly versatile, producing particularly convincing results in difficult light situations, in twilight or in dimly lit rooms. This optical performance is further enhanced when the lens is coupled with the digital Leica M8. The focal length extension factor turning the optics into a 35 mm standard lens.
The imaging performance of the Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. is already impressive at f 2. The detail rendering and brilliance are remarkable. Even in critical lighting situations, such as against-the-light exposures, disturbing reflections and stray light are practically eliminated. and with its 75° angle of view it captures sufficient frame for lively reportage shots.
• Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical): 75°, 65°, 46°
• Optical design
Number of elements/groups: 9 / 6
Focal length: 28.5 mm
Entrance pupil: 12.8 mm (related to the first lens surface in light direction)
Focusing range: 0.7 mm to infinity
• Distance setting
Scale: combined meter / feet-increments
Smallest object field: 528 x 793 mm
Highest reproduction ratio: 1:22
Setting / Type: with click-stops (including half values), manual diaphragm
Smallest aperture: f/16
• Bayonet: Leica M quick-change bayonet
• Filter (type): Internal thread for screw-on filters size E46
• Lens hood: separate, clip-on, lockable
Largest diameter: 53mm
Weight: approx. 270g
Trade-ins are welcome