This is a record of using the LEICA M mount, ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8(2nd) with a Leica M digital camera.
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LEICA ELMARIT-M 28mm F2.8(2nd) Photo Example
The second generation ELMARIT-M is already more than 50 years old, but there was no problem at all in its depiction.
It has been a long time since I looked at old images taken with this lens, but it is a very good lens with sharpness and sharpness.
I keep the first generation ELMARIT-M in my collection because I like its wet image, but I think the sharp image of the second generation is also attractive.
The ELMARIT-R type with the same name has undergone two design changes, while the M type has undergone five design changes, which gives the impression of frequent model changes. I personally believe that the design change was made for the following reasons.
- Retrofocusing of the lens configuration for the first generation > second generation
- 2nd generation > 3rd generation: Overall cost reduction
- 3rd generation＞4th generation: Modernization of lens barrel and lens configuration
- 4th generation > 5th generation: Downsizing through the use of aspherical surfaces
The one I have is a 2459xxx, manufactured in Canada in 1970. The lens barrel is a little rickety, but the lens is clear and the aperture works fine.
It has a lens stopper, which is a bit rare, but I sold it to buy another lens.
Wide-angle lens for LEICA M-type.
The ELMARIT-M was the second generation to adopt the retrofocus lens construction, and underwent three model changes until the aspherical lens was adopted.
Approximately 7,000 lenses were produced over a nine-year period from 1969 to 1978.
The lens hood was 12501 and was shared with the Super Angulon-M 21/3.4 and the first ELMARIT-M 2.8/28.
Due to the old construction of the lens mount, it is not compatible with Leica’s lens recognition 6-bit code modification.
|Lens configuration||6groups 8elements|
|Lens length(mm)||45||Distance from lens mount surface|
|Lens max diameter(mm)||52.5|
|Filter diameter(mm)||48 or Series VII|
- Description page of ELMARIT-M 2.8/28-2nd by LEICA Wiki
- Introduction page for the 1st generation ELMARIT-M 2.8/28 (link in Shige’s hobby)
- Introduction page for the 3rd generation ELMARIT-M 2.8/28 (link in Shige’s hobby)
- Introduction page for the 5th generation ELMARIT-M 2.8/28 ASPH. (link in Shige’s hobby)