Leica is a German company well known for producing cameras, microscopes and geosurvey equipments. Leica launched a wide angle special character lens which allows the photographer to create a work of art called LEICA SUMMICRON-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH SLR (Single Lens Reflex) Lens. This lens gives clear view in available light whether it is high or low and provides reportage photography.
The lens gets constructed with a combination of nine elements in six groups. In the nine elements, three elements are made up of high refraction glass and the three other elements are made of partial anomalous dispersion. One of the nine elements contains an aspherical surface which provides a key contribution to the compact design of the lens. The dimension of this lens is 1.6 x 2.1 inches (41 x 53 mm) (length x diameter). The focal length of the lens is 28 mm. The lens maximum and minimum apertures are f/2 and f/16 respectively.
The closest focusing distance of this lens is 2.3 inches (approx 5 cm). The maximum magnification of this lens is 1:22. The filter size of this lens is 46 mm. The diaphragm contains nine blades in it. The focal length extension factor makes the optics of this lens to a 35 mm standard type lens. The imaging performance of this lens is quite brilliant at f/2. This lens provides 75 degrees angle of view, which is enough for field coverage and produce superior shots. This lens performs at high speed and so it captures corner to corner images at high quality even at maximum aperture.
SUMMICRON-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH lens provides outstanding optical performance and operates at its full capability when it gets coupled with digital Leica M8. It offers excellent image capturing experience to the users. Due to its superb light gathering power, it can produce nice photographs even at difficult lighting conditions, twilight hours and dim light rooms. It provides full details about the shot and offers remarkable experience. It gives a clear view and works impressively in every aspect. The critical lighting conditions like disturbing reflections, stray light and unwanted exposures are perfectly eliminated.
The distortion gets corrected excellently and the straight lines cannot appear as curved lines in the picture. The lens weighs 270 grams (9.52 ounces). The state of art technology and the legendary craftsmanship ensures the quality and performance of this lens. This lens is very reliable and a long lasting lens which get made of high quality materials. It is a compact and powerful wide angle lens for awesome photography. This SUMMICRON-M 28 mm lens is suitable for traveling and for professional use. Leica SUMMICRON-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH lens is priced around 4000 US Dollars.
Thu, 01 Apr 2010 09:53:22 +0000
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