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Leica 28mm f2.8 Elmarit-M III - Lens

Leica 28mm f2.8 Elmarit-M III - Lens

Manual focus wide angle lens made for M-mount 35mm rangefinders by Leica from 1979 to 1993. A few cosmetic variants exist, and the lens was manufactured in both Canada and Germany. Metal body available in black.

  • Leica 28mm f2.8 Elmarit-M (8 elements, 6 groups)
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.7 m
  • Aperture blades: 8
  • Size: 61 x 51mm
  • Weight: 223g
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Leica M

Leica’s M mount was introduced in 1953 alongside its first camera, the M3. Despite the rise of the SLR, Leica cameras have continued to succeed as their unique combination of build quality, speed, and discretion sets them apart from competition. The M bayonet mount, and the cameras introduced alongside it, offered (& continue to offer) a number of advantages over SLRs and other rangefinder cameras.

One big advantage is automatic framelines, which react to the lens on the camera to show accurate framelines in the viewfinder. This is even possible with older Leica Thread Mount (LTM) lenses if the correct adapter is used.

Other manufacturers, such as Cosina Voigtländer, Carl Zeiss, Konica, and Minolta, have also produced rangefinder cameras using Leica M mount.

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Leica 28mm f2.8 Elmarit-M III - Lens Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available T20112 $1,158.00 Leica 28mm f2.8 Elmarit-M III + Lens Hood M2.8/28 (12536)
Available T39240 $1,213.00 Leica 28mm f2.8 Elmarit-M III
16 Feb 2024 T58038 € 1,099.00 Leica 28mm f2.8 Elmarit-M III - Lens Image
08 Aug 2023 T33694 € 1,199.00 Leica 28mm f2.8 Elmarit-M III - Lens Image
09 Oct 2022 T17445 € 1,249.00 Leica 28mm f2.8 Elmarit-M III - Lens Image