It is perfect for street photography
Leica has released the Summaron M 28mm f/5.6. This is a wide-angle lens deisgned for the M system and is modelled on a screw mount lens produced at the Leitz factory in Wetzlar from 1955 to 1963. The design of the Summaron-M has been refined down to the essentials, without losing any of the character of its legendary ancestor. As a result, the new edition has an M-bayonet mount, 6-bit coding, and a slightly revised design. The optical design of 6 elements in 4 groups is arranged symmetrically around the iris of the Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6, which is identical to that of its ancestor.
The Summaron-M is the smallest M-System lens. With an overall length of less than 2 cm it is incredibly discreet, making it perfect for street photography. The combination of a clearly laid out depth of field scale and long focus throw allows particularly precise pre-focusing. In addition, the enormous depth of field makes it ideal for taking advantage of hyperfocal focusing and shooting from the hip at a speed no autofocus system can match.
Through its combination of extreme depth of field, natural contrast, excellent rendition of details and visible vignetting, the lens gives images a unique character. Pictures made with the Summaron-M stand out from all others with a look reminiscent of analogue photography.
The design of the lens hood is the same as the early model.
Focal length: 28mm
Structure: elements in 4 groups
Maximum aperture: F5.6
Mimimum aperture: F22
Minimum focus: 1m