28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M III

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  • Leica Order No. - 11804 . LLC - 145
  • Production era - 1979-1993 < 17,116 lenses
  • Variants - 1913-1983 anniversary edition and ELC versions
  • Lens mount - Leica M-bayonet
  • Number of lenses /groups - 8 /6
  • F stop range - f/2.8-f/22
  • Closest focusing distance - 0.7 m /2.30 ft
  • Smallest object field - 553 x 800 mm
  • Diaphragm setting /type - 8-blade
  • Angle of view diagonal - 76 degrees
  • Filter type - E39 internal thread M 49 x 0.75
  • Accessories - Hood: 12536 - Viewfinder: SLOOZ
  • Materials - Black lacquered brass
  • Dimensions (length x diameter) - ? x 51 mm
  • Weight - 250 g /8.82 oz
  • Inscriptions - LEITZ LENS MADE IN CANADA ELMARIT 1:2.8/28
    LEITZ ELMARIT 1:2.8/28 3XXXXXX
  • Designer - Walter Mandler
  • Tech Data - Erwin Puts (2002) Leica M-Lenses.pdf - pgs. 30 - 32

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28mm f/2.8 Elmarit III Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from known lenses and Puts Pocket Pod.pdf
* Lens nos. 2978001 & 2978506 are type -M not -R as listed (11 804-ELC)
SN Start SN End Product Year Total
2977551 2978550 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-R* 1979 [1000]
3037401 3038400 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (ELC) 1980 1000
3041001 3042000 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1980 1000
3154501 3155500 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1981 1000
3168001 3169000 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (13-83) 1982 1000
3189701 3190700 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (13-83) 1982 1000
3205801 3206800 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (13-83+ELC) 1982 1000
3245101 3246100 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1982 1000
3276401 3277400 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (ELW) 1983 1000
3293401 3294400 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1983 1000
3392801 3393300 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1986 500
3425691 3426690 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (ELC) 1987 1000
3438501 3439500 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (ELW+ELC) 1987 1000
3466571 3467070 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1988 500
3487551 3488550 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (ELW) 1989 1000
3507631 3507845 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1990 215
3518796 3519795 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1990 1000
3558368 3559367 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (ELC) 1991 1000
3575634 3576533 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M 1991 900
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1979-1991 17,115

Lens superseded by 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M IV