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Price is only slightly negotiable. Selling as I have changed systems.
WTSell: Lens - Leica 28mm Elmarit Asph version 2 (11606) Latest version
So I would only be interested to trade with 21mm SEM asph or just sell. Sharp wide open at f2. Give me your best offer for this minty, full box with papers, just slightly out of warranty and local set.
Upping the thread. Will consider all reasonable offers. Version 2 should be Made a mistake. Thread closed. Top Bottom.I'm about to buy a Leica 28mm 2. I see two versions that I am interested in but I don't know the differences. One is Leica code and the other is I understand the is non aspherical and the is aspherical.
Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH.
What does that even mean? Please don't tell me to buy some other camera or lenses. I am going to buy one or the other 28mm and my question is specific and I want to know the differences please.
Pretty please! I intend to use the lens on an M6 body and I "may" want to use it later on digital.
Not sure yet. Both lenses being sold that I am looking at are 6 bit coded. And on eBay I saw that one of the non-asph version IV lenses having sold for more money than the newer ones. Why would this be? Are the older ones better? The aspherical is the better option, especially for digital sensors with less chromatic aberration. Originally the non aspherical had to have more lens elements and was more expensive to make and to buy, one of the very few upgrades that was cheaper than what went before.
Anything Leica tends to keep their value just because they are Leica. Not all Leica lenses are good, but most certainly are. As you know, a simple lens has a convex shape. Think of a slice take from a crystal ball. The camera lens acts like a funnel, it gathers light. The larger the working diameter, the more light it can gather. The camera lens projects a miniature image of the outside world on the surface of film or digital chip.
Again, this image is prepared by a lens with a spherical figure. The image projected has seven flaws called aberrations Latin to go astray.
Opticians are forced to make the camera lens complex. Many glass elements of different materials density and shapes are interrogated into the lens barrel. A modern high quality lens may have 12 or 16 or more glass elements. Some are cemented together some are separated by air. The air also acts as a lens element. Such a complex design is required to mitigate the 7 aberrations that plague the optical world. A breakthrough in lens design is the Aspheric Lens.
In this design, one or more of the glass lens elements departs from the classic spherical shape. The revised figure may be an ellipsoid, or a parabola or a conic surface. Such a design mitigates aberrations while reducing the number of glass elements required. Since each glass element has two surfaces that reflect away and thus misdirect light rays, the aspheric design is preferred but more difficult to make.
Thus fewer elements translates to a faster lens for a given working diameter. Well it is up to the person making the rules to define what commercial photography is.CameraCameraThe Technician.
Leica M lenses are arguably some of the best in the world, and lenses manufactured more than half a century ago for the film Leica cameras of yesteryears can still be used on the modern M series digital bodies of today. In fact, using some of these older M lenses is a great way to start off with a Leica rangefinder camera without having to spend too much money on the more expensive modern lenses. However, older M lenses are not 6-bit coded, and the lens designation would not be recorded and transferred to the EXIF metadata or for corrections to be made.
Today, we will explore applying this 6-bit code on the older Leica M lenses. However, when I got the Leica M Typ recently and began shooting with this lens more frequently, it became quite a hassle having to manually set the camera to identify this lens in-menu. I switch between a number of 6-bit coded lens and this older Summicron quite frequently, and I eventually decided that I should apply the 6-bit coding to this lens for convenience.
I believe there are a few people around the world who would undertake this task for a fee, but I felt this was a short weekend project I could try on my own. The following steps describe how I applied the 6-bit coding to my Leica Summicron-M 50mm lens.
If you own one or a few of these older Leica M lenses and desire the convenience of having your Leica M digital body automatically detecting the lens that is mounted on, and if you feel comfortable with this DIY project as described below, read on. Before proceeding, you will first need to determine if your M lens has a removable flange. It is also possible that there is no 6-bit coding available for that particular lens. For those which are available, the following is a list of Leica M lenses and their corresponding 6-bit codes arranged in ascending focal length followed by ascending aperture.
Black is 1 and white is 0. Codes should be read in clockwise order, i. It is best that you peruse all the steps below once or twice before actually starting.
One of the earlier test shots I took with this lens when I first got my Leica M. I had not figured out the Lens Detection setting in the Menu then, and just attached the uncoded Summicron 50mm and took a few shots. There is also no data on focal length. Right after applying the 6-bit coding to the lens, this test shot was taken and opened in Lightroom. The EXIF metadata now shows the lens name as well as the focal length above it. With the 6-bit code on Leica M lenses, shooting with the Leica M becomes more convenient without having to constantly remember to set the lens detection in the menu settings between automatic and manual.
Forgetting to switch this back to automatic during lens changes can cause the wrong metadata to be recorded to the images, as well as the wrong lens correction applied to the images, if any. With one less process to keep in mind during every shoot session, the M photographer can now focus on the essentials, in a truly Leica Das Wesentliche manner. This would be a feature quite easily implemented on relevant past digital M bodies with a simple firmware update, I reckon.
Regardless, applying 6-bit code to your Leica M lens where possible is always the better way to go. Please find the links to purchase parts and materials required for this 6-bit Code Leica M Lens project as follows:.
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WTSell: Lens - Leica 28mm Elmarit Asph version 2 (11606) Latest version
One aspherical element is incorporated within the sophisticated optical design to reduce spherical aberrations and nearly all distortions for increased sharpness and clarity. This aspherical element also contributes to a compact design that extends just slightly into the viewfinder of M cameras. Manual focus design provides a minimum focusing distance of 2.
An all-metal threaded lens hood is included, as well as a threaded protection ring for use when the lens hood is not attached.
Additionally, metal lens caps are also included. Products You May Like.Advertisement gone after registration. I'm quite surprised I can't find a previous post regarding the differences between these two Asph Elmarits.
Is it simply a cosmetic difference? The latest versions of both the 28 Elmarit and Summicron are tuned to perform better on digital sensors than the older versions. This translates into much better edges and corners. You can find a number of comparisons on the web. I have no experience with the new version but my old copy works fine on my M, M8. If it were Leica, it's marketing speak for 'It's the same'.
Since it's from Sean Reid, it probably means the orange in the middle would be a little sharper than the ones in the corner. It must be a big deal! There is no doubt about significantly improved performance over the prior version on the M and the SL. It is also better on the A7ii, but still not very good. This could easily be sample variation and is in no way whatsoever, not even remotely, scientific.
There is no doubt about significantly improved performance over the prior version on the M [ What is true for the Summicron is not so for the Elmarit. Pretty well the opposite, on M bodies at least, according to Sean Reid. Different beasts. The reason would be that i don't focus at infinity according to Jono.
I'm interested in the new vs old Elmarit Asph. I have the 28mm Summicron Asph but would appreciate the compact nature and light weight of the 28mm Elmarit Asph on an imminent trip, and I have the option on the older lens.
I'm wondering if it's worth the extra for the Yes, that older 28 summicron asph looks awful. I'm sure people wouldn't rave about it if theirs imaged like that. I'm sure mine doesn't but maybe I've only used mine on film so haven't pixel-peeked with it. Of course, it's not a scientific study, but Jono is no slacker ouch! I believe that he would not have published the review if he did not consider the images to be representative and the conclusions valid.
But I have no experience with either lens and, thus have no opinion on the matter. I can't comment on the relative performance of old vs new elmarits but if you are concerned with 'compactness' I think you would prefer the older model if you use a hood.
I personally didn't get on with the older version as I found it too 'fiddly' with the hood mounted - my fingers always seemed to find the hood clips rather than the aperture ring due to the shorter barrel length compared to my other lenses. When the new metal-hood version appeared this was less of an issue and I bought one as it was still significantly smaller than the plastic-hooded 28 cron and it is definitely a great performer, however, it is no longer 'compact' IMHO with the new hood.
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Re: which 24 or 28 mm lens It's balance of sharpness and character is in my experience unequaled. If only I could see the frame lines! In fairness, I have not shot with the other 28s on your list. If I want to go wider than 28, I end up with a Zeiss Last edited by MGrayson; 31st August at The 24 Elmarit is great as well and probably is the best balance between size, speed, and sharpness where performance is of concern in a Leica WA.
I have used them all but the lux. If you can live with its slow aperture, the sharpness and character is unsurpassed. Thanks for the notes so far. It was a lovely lens, like with any Leica lens I probably should regret having sold it but, eh?
I tend to shoot 'loose' with a rangefinder camera to allow for cropping, etc, anyway. More comments graciously appreciated. I'm particularly interested in the lens performance for the M9 and M type between those in the list. It's quite sharp as it should be but I was also surprised how close I could get with it. You can shoot into the sun and be rewarded with very nice starburst effect at small apertures. I've attached an example which was shot f Hi Godfrey.
Ihe widest I have.