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I have a new SL and the 50mm APO which I chose instead of the Noct after handling and testing the lenses on the SL.

I'm now considering a 28mm and would love the new summilux but no where has a demo one to try

does anyone know if it performs well in the corners on the SL? Being a recently designed lens I would hope it would be more optimised for digital sensors.
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I have a new SL and the 50mm APO which I chose instead of the Noct after handling and testing the lenses on the SL.

I'm now considering a 28mm and would love the new summilux but no where h

 

Maybe you have heard about Reid Reviews ? Sean Reid is exactly addressing questions like these.

If you can afford these lenses, you can easily afford to access this site.

A short answer: Yes.

 

 

+1 , a good read .

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If you search for posts by Jono Slack from about 6 months ago, or around the time the SL was released, you'll find lots of discussion and demo shots. Sean Reid also has a detailed test of the 28 Summilux with the SL on his website. 

 

In short, the 28 Summilux performs better on the SL than it does on the M(240). A remarkable lens. 

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I have a new SL and the 50mm APO which I chose instead of the Noct after handling and testing the lenses on the SL.

I'm now considering a 28mm and would love the new summilux but no where has a demo one to try

does anyone know if it performs well in the corners on the SL? Being a recently designed lens I would hope it would be more optimised for digital sensors.

 

 

The 28Lux works fine on the SL (e.g. here and in the following post, plus here); much better than the next-to-new (#11604) 28Cron regarding corner sharpness. It appears that the new 28Cron (#11672) has improved corner sharpness compared to its older sister - so I guess the question is whether the size, weight and cost of the 28Lux triumphs the smaller, cheaper 28Cron #11672. In addition, the new 28Elmarit is reported to work brilliantly on the SL (here and in the following posts). Many options!

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I have a new SL and the 50mm APO which I chose instead of the Noct after handling and testing the lenses on the SL.

I'm now considering a 28mm and would love the new summilux but no where has a demo one to try

does anyone know if it performs well in the corners on the SL? Being a recently designed lens I would hope it would be more optimised for digital sensors.

 

HI There Jaay

do check out Sean Reid - he'll tell you that the 28 summilux is one of the wide lenses which actually plays better on the SL than it does on the M240.

 

I own one, and use it extensively - I've also done a multi way test of the 28 lenses on both the SL and the M240 (and the Sony A7ii FWIW). . . . . . 28 elmarit Asph (both new and older version) 28 summicron (both old and new version) and the 28 'lux.

 

Helged asks the question above . . . . and I've answered it to my satisfaction - the 28 'lux is better in the corners than either the new 28 Cron (11672) or the new Elmarit.

 

I felt that the 28 summilux clearly showed it's superiority, and I'm sure that there is absolutely no downside to it's use on the SL..

 

. . and my money is where my mouth is!

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Sean has also just posted his studio tests on the new 28 Summicron, run alongside the old one, on both M240 and SL.  The new one shows a big improvement.

 

I confess to really liking the 28 Elmarit-asph for its sharpness and small size, so I bought the new one and flogged the older one (which is a fine lens at f/4 and above), and its Summicron sibling.  I now have the 28 Summilux for the SL and the 28 Elmarit for use on the M[240].  I've spent the past few weeks shooting at 35mm with a very easy-to-use Fuji XPro2, and realized how much more comfortable the 28mm field of view is.

 

scott

 

PS: I posted some test shots using the new 28 Elmarit a month or so ago, over at GetDPI forum.  The corners are sharp down to f/2.8 now, and of course f/5.6 for sunny day shots is really perfect.

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Sean has also just posted his studio tests on the new 28 Summicron, run alongside the old one, on both M240 and SL.  The new one shows a big improvement.

 

I confess to really liking the 28 Elmarit-asph for its sharpness and small size, so I bought the new one and flogged the older one (which is a fine lens at f/4 and above), and its Summicron sibling.  I now have the 28 Summilux for the SL and the 28 Elmarit for use on the M[240].  I've spent the past few weeks shooting at 35mm with a very easy-to-use Fuji XPro2, and realized how much more comfortable the 28mm field of view is.

 

scott

 

PS: I posted some test shots using the new 28 Elmarit a month or so ago, over at GetDPI forum.  The corners are sharp down to f/2.8 now, and of course f/5.6 for sunny day shots is really perfect.

 

Scott can you tell us whether the new version of the 28 Elmarit Asph has 10 aperture blades like the old one? I would actually like 10 blades for the sunstars on this lens, but Leica has been using mostly either 9 or 11 lately.

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Scott can you tell us whether the new version of the 28 Elmarit Asph has 10 aperture blades like the old one? I would actually like 10 blades for the sunstars on this lens, but Leica has been using mostly either 9 or 11 lately.

 

10 Blades  (Leica knows your secret wishes ...)

https://de.leica-camera.com/Fotografie/Leica-M/M-Objektive/Elmarit-M-1-2,8-28-mm-ASPH2/Downloads

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Scott can you tell us whether the new version of the 28 Elmarit Asph has 10 aperture blades like the old one? I would actually like 10 blades for the sunstars on this lens, but Leica has been using mostly either 9 or 11 lately.

Sorry, but I am traveling now, taking only the SL, and I see that you got your answer just above.

 

scott

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