ELMARIT-M 2.8/28 ASPH. 5th

This is a record of using the LEICA M mount, ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH. (5th) with a Leica M film / digital camera.

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LEICA ELMARIT-M 28mm F2.8ASPH. (5th) Photo Example

The 5th generation ELMARIT-M is a compact 28mm lens with an aspherical lens that was released at the same time as the LEICA M8.
Looking at the shooting records, it seems that he often used it with HEXAR-RF in addition to M8, and many of the photos in the gallery were taken with HEXAR-RF.
The design of the lens barrel is straight and less interesting than that of the SUMMICRON-M 2/35ASPH.
The lens is compact and the image quality is good enough, but I got tired of the modern image quality of this lens when I started using old ELMARIT lenses, so I sold it when I bought other lenses.

Lens hood 12526

Wide-angle lens for LEICA M-type.
It uses an aspherical lens, and the lens barrel is much lighter and more compact than the previous ELMARIT 28mm.
Released in 2006, the exterior was renewed in 2016 and the hood was changed to a screw-in type.
The pre-renewal lens I owned had a hood 12526 and a dedicated cap 14043, which is common with the SUMMICRON 35mmASPH. After the renewal, the hood 12470 and exclusive cap do not seem to be sold separately, and I do not know the model number, although I think I can use those for SUMMARIT 2.5/35 and 2.5/50, but I am not sure.
The lens recognition 6-bit code is from the Leica M8 era, so I’ve only seen lenses with the code added.

focal length(mm)28.4
Maximum aperture2.8
Minimum aperture22
Lens configuration6groups 8elements
Minimum distance(m)0.7
Lens length(mm)30Distance from lens mount flange
Lens max diameter(mm)52
Filter diameter(mm)39

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