First efforts with the Elmarit 28 f2.8

Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Lenses' started by rflove, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jul 13, 2014
    The lens showed up yesterday evening. Today I stopped to see what kind of images it would capture... All were exported with LR5


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  2. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
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    Andrew
    Is that the current aspherical version or the classic?
     
  3. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    This is the current ASPH version.
     
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  4. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Love that little lens. Getting one myself
     
  5. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    I think you will enjoy it :2thumbs:
     
  6. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

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    I am sure I will. I had one before. Extremely sharp and nice color. Here are a couple I took with an M9

    9222760899_3c4f03d205_h. L1000132.jpg by VINCE, on Flickr

    9222777315_7f5f4f1a14_h. L1000146.jpg by VINCE, on Flickr
     
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  7. Mijo

    Mijo Leica Place Veteran

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    I was planning to pick up this lens again at some point in the future, I traded it in with the 35 summicron for the 35 FLE. I love the extra contrast this lens seems to have, particularly for B&W. The only problem is that the 28 cron is coming down in the used market, probably due to the release of the lux.
     
  8. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

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    I had the 28 Cron before but somehow, I never really connect with the Cron. In fact, I was not able to locate a single image that I took with the Cron that is presentable. I'm sure it is just me.
     
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  9. Mijo

    Mijo Leica Place Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2013
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    Never having used the 28 cron myself I gotta ask, what caused you to get rid of it. I'm pretty much set on getting the elmarit b/c I know what I'm getting but if prices on the cron continue to fall...
     
  10. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Just never connected with the lens I guess. None of the pictures I took with the cron looks special or appealing. Might just be me also.
     
  11. Peter Klein

    Peter Klein Leica Place Regular

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    Dec 31, 2014
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    Peter Klein
    Vince, is that Cannon Mountain at the north end of Franconia Notch, New Hampshire? I was up there several times in the 1970s. I never rode the gondolas, I hiked up. I still have a lot of Kodachrome slides from that area.
     
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  12. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Peter, yes it is. I am hoping to go there during fall again. I also have lot of slides as well but they are from Fuji Velvia and taken from a Minolta CLE with the 28mm Rokkor. Alas, the CLE kit (3 lenses, flash and the leather bag) was stolen from my car back in the late 80s in the Mall of NH.
     
  13. xdayv

    xdayv Leica Place Veteran

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    Mar 31, 2013
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    Dave
    I almost got this lens, was contemplating this with the 28 Cron, and somehow ended up with the Cron.
     
  14. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

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    Dave, how do you like your Cron? Do you have any image with the Cron? I think I will skip the 28 and go with a 24 instead.

    Vince
     
  15. xdayv

    xdayv Leica Place Veteran

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    Mar 31, 2013
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    Dave
    Here are some photos from the 28 Cron:
    https://www.leicaplace.com/threads/144/page-3