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#1 helged

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 10:29

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Something smallish to look after...


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 10:39

Something smallish to look after...

 

I have heard these rumours previously also. This could be a very compact lens with excellent performance. I have the old version, which is a good performer even by todays standard.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 11:25

I would be very surprised if Leica were to market a new 28mm f5.6 lens, at least if it were for full format. F5.6 as the  maximum aperture is simply too lowish these days to attract potential customers. Even f4 would be low in my view. And the current Elmarit-M 2.8/28mm asph lens is aleady a very compact lens, so why would they bother.

 

However, as a sort of pancake lens for non-ff it might make more sense, so let's wait and see.

 

Best,

 

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 12:20

MS Optics/Optical has several (very) compact M-mount lenses over the years, so there must be a certain market. But I agree, a new Summaron 28 mm in addition to to the already compact (and excellent) Elmarit 28 mm seems a little strange/overlapping. That being said, I am in ;) ...



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Posted 25 August 2016 - 12:41

Well, both Super-Elmars are doing quite well, so Leica is certainly interested in building smallish, slowish, high-spec wideangles.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 12:53

Well, both Super-Elmars are doing quite well, so Leica is certainly interested in building smallish, slowish, high-spec wideangles.

 

The Voigtländers 4.5 and 5.6 are successful too, are not they.

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 13:41

The Super-Elmars are 18 and 21mm, and the Voigtländers are 12 and 15mm, respectively, so that's a different story. And while Voigtländer used to offer a very small 28mm lens (in screw mount only though) even that had 3.5 as maximum aperture.

 

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 13:58

Maybe it's a new LTM lens for the Barnack users?



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Posted 25 August 2016 - 14:11

I guess it must have something special in its rendering otherwise it has no reason to exist. Maybe back to the classic look. Single coating or no coatings?

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 17:32

Hello Everybody,

 

And, don't forget the F2, APO 50.

 

As sensors become better at higher ISO's the necessity for larger apertures, in many instances, becomes less.

 

It is easier to produce a lens that produces a higher quality image if it can be designed with a smaller, to a point, maximum F Stop.

 

Best Regards,

 

Michael


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 17:41

for street, landscape, and travel photography, f5.6 isnt a concern at all for me.

My 28mm summicron may as well only have two f-stops at 2 and 5.6, cause about ~90% of my shots are there. And admittedly, the majority of my shots at f2 are unnecessary in terms of light level. Would be interesting to have a bit more of the lens character and dna present in a "wideopen" f5.6 aperture, especially if it stays mostly true to the original. It's one of the reasons I also love my 35mm Summaron. Wideopen, most anytime, without needing an ND filter.



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Posted 25 August 2016 - 17:59

Interesting approach to conclude from a 403 error message what lenses will come. 

That's either a wild stab in the dark or really clever (in which case Leica still can learn something about web users). ;)

 

Why should Leica not market such a lens? There will be customers for every lens that has a special rendering - and the 5.6/28 did. 

 

Time will tell...


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 15:57

Should be great landscape lens 

 

http://www.leica-sto...mmaron-m-5628mm


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 16:06

How can the 28 mm Summaron (11695) be priced higher than the new 28 mm Elmarit (11677)?

 

2100 EURO vs 2200 EURO on the Leica store Berlin.


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 16:23

Looks pretty - can we have a retro styled 50/3.5 next please.


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 16:52

Let's hope it has a minimum focusing distance of  0.70m... !



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 17:20

That does look nice  :)  :)



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 17:40

Great news! I'm waiting for first reviews...

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 17:43

How can the 28 mm Summaron (11695) be priced higher than the new 28 mm Elmarit (11677)?

 

2100 EURO vs 2200 EURO on the Leica store Berlin.

It's chrome... :P

Funny item... and I suppose it keeps the 1m minimum focus distance of its older Brother...



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 17:51

It makes the M a bit more pocketable - a bit how I used to carry my M2 with a collapsible Elmar 50. But I think my pockets would need reinforcements.


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