Extremely compact and light-weight, the Leica 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M Aspherical Lens is currently the most compact lens in the line-up of Leica M-system lenses. This lens is practically distortion-free in the whole focus range from 2.3" (0.7 m) to infinity and only extends slightly into the viewfinder field of M cameras.
This lens has been updated with the "6-bit" coding, which allows the digital M camera to read this information optically and to identify which lens is being used. The camera can then (optionally) apply a "final stage" software based vignetting correction (for RAW images the lens used is simply recorded, no change is made).
• Popular wide-angle choice for the Leica M-series
• Used on the digital M8 it produces the effect of a 35mm lens, which makes it ideal for reportage.
• Includes "6-bit code" which allows the digital M8 camera to identify which lens is being used, and also to store this information in image metadata
Minimum Focus Distance
2.3' (0.7 m)
Angle of View
76° with 35mm cameras
60° with digital camera
6.3 oz (180 g)