Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH

The Elmarit-M 28 mm f/2.8 ASPH. is the most compact lens in the entire portfolio of Leica M lenses. Thanks to its small size and light weight, this lens is a particular favourite with street and reportage photographers. Compared to the previous model, this new generation lens offers significantly reduced image field curvature, which brings considerably improved image performance with high resolution and brilliant resolution of details. The Elmarit-M 28 mm f/2.8 ASPH. is practically distortion-free from infinity to its closest focusing distance of 0.7 metres, and provides an exceptionally clear view through the Leica M viewfinder.

Technical Information Leica Elmarit-M 28 mm f/2.8 ASPH.
Angle view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical):

For 35 mm (24 x 36 mm): 75°/65°/46°;

for M8 (18 x 27 mm): 60°/51°/36°, corresponds to a focal length of approx. 37 mm in 35 mm format

Optical design:

Number of elements/groups: 8/6

Entrance pupil for bayonet: 11.8 mm

Focusing range: 0.7 m to infinity

Distance setting: Scale: combined metre-/feet-increments
Smallest object field:

Smallest object field: for 35 mm: 533 x 800 mm, for M8: 400 x 600 mm

Highest reproduction ratio: 1:22.2


Setting/type: preset, with click-stops, half values available

Smallest aperture: f/22

Number of aperture blades: 10

Bayonet: Leica M quick-change bayonet
Filter thread: E39
Lens hood: Available, screwable (supplied)
Dimensions and weight:  

Length: approx. 30.7/49.4 mm (without/with lens hood)

Largest diameter without lens hood: approx. 52 mm

Weight: approx. 175 g/211 g (without/with lens hood and covers)