Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Wide-Angle Lens Silver
With the Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6, Leica expands the lens portfolio of the rangefinder system with the modern renaissance of a classic Leica lens.
First introduced as a screw mount lens in 1955, the predecessor of this new lens is still one of the most compact wide-angle lenses in the Leica M-System and is famed for its characteristic signature. The new Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 takes its lead from the classically compact construction of its ancestor and brings the unique, analogue look it lends to pictures into the age of digital photography. The optical design and mechanical construction of the Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 are identical to those of its predecessor, which was manufactured at the Leitz factory in Wetzlar until 1963.
The perfect fusion of latest optical developments, highest quality finishing and
optical design show that the new edition of the Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 is much more
than a simple reconstruction of an existing lens. Only minimally adapted to the vocabulary
of contemporary design, the new version of the Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 is reduced to
essentials, but loses none of the character of its legendary ancestor.
Its exceptionally short length of less than two centimetres makes it particularly unobtrusive and, together with the incomparable discretion of a Leica M, an ideal lens for street photography. The combination of a clearly laid out depth of field scale and long focus throw allows particularly precise pre-focusing.
The optical design of 6 elements in 4 groups arranged symmetrically around the iris of the
new Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 is identical to that of its ancestor. The historic optical
design of the original lens has remained completely unchanged. For instance, wide open,
the new Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 renders subjects with rich contrast across almost
the entire image field. The combination of extreme depth of field, natural contrast rendition,
excellent resolution of details and visible vignetting create a unique visual signature and
lend pictures a special look reminiscent of earlier days of analogue photography.
The outward appearance of the new Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 has been harmonised
with the contemporary looks of the current portfolio of Leica M-Lenses. This applies to the
Leica M bayonet mount with 6-bit coding, the shape of the focusing lock button, the
diameter of the aperture ring and the style of the knurling on the barrel and rings. The style
and construction of the lens hood reflects the original and recalls memories of the
beginnings of rangefinder photography. It is machined from solid brass and finished in an
elaborate manufacturing process.
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