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Leica Introduces Summicron-M 28 f2 ASPH. Prime Lens Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

26 October 2023

Leica has announced an update to its Summicron-M 28 f2 ASPH. featuring a new body design and a built-in lens hood that extends or retracts with a twist.

The optical design of the new 9.7 oz. prime consists of 9 elements in 6 groups with one aspherical element. It can focus as close as 1.3 feet with a magnification ratio of 1:11.3.

The M-mount lens is a manual focus design with no image stabilization.


Highlights of the new prime include:

  • Full-frame coverage
  • Apertures: f2 to f16
  • 10 diaphragm blades
  • Manual focus design
  • Minimum focus distance: 1.3 feet
  • One aspherical element
  • Filter thread: 46mm


Specifications for the 28mm lens include:

Mount Leica M
Focal Length 28mm
Aperture f2 to f16
10 diaphragm bladess
Angle of View 74°
Minimum Focus 1.3 feet
Magnification 1:11.3
Optical Design 9 elements in 6 groups
One aspherical element
Autofocus No
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread 46mm
Dimensions 2.3 x 2.2 inches
Weight 9.7 oz.


Leica said the Summicron-M 28 f2 ASPH. will be available Nov. 30 for $5,295. B&H is accepting pre-orders now.

New Leica Summicron-M 28 f2 ASPH., the New Generation of the Powerful and Versatile Wide-Angle Lens

TEANECK, N.J. -- Leica Camera AG's experience and expertise in the development of optical precision tools goes back more than 150 years. Since then, handmade cameras and lenses have been created in the Leica Manufactory -- with no less a claim than to rank among the best in the world. Up to the present day, this claim has been the source of the innovative spirit and the passion to rethink the existing without compromise and to keep redefining the limits of what is technically feasible. The same is true for the Leica Summicron-M 28 f2 ASPH.: with its further development, the consequently updating M-Lens portfolio offers a state-of-the-art, versatile wide-angle lens.

The new powerful high-speed M-Lens presents itself with improved technical features which equip the Summicron-M 28 f2 ASPH. ideally for the latest sensor technology and thus for current as well as future camera generations. At the same time, the combination of the wide-angle with the closest focusing distance extended from 70 to 40 centimeters opens up additional photographic possibilities. Focusing up to 70 centimeters still works via the range finder of all digital and analogue M-Cameras. After a slightly perceptible resistance, the extended close-up range between 70 and 40 centimeters can be precisely focused via Live-View on the screen, the Visoflex 2 viewfinder or with the Leica FOTOS app.

Due to the compactness typical of M-Lenses, the new Leica Summicron-M 28 f2 ASPH. is also characterized by handiness. The lens hood in a modern, round design is directly integrated in the lens, which makes it especially comfortable. It can now be screwed in or unscrewed with only a flick of the wrist at any time.

Inside the lens, 9 lenses in 6 groups provide for images that are extremely rich in contrast and detail. The focus ring can be adjusted in a remarkably quiet and smooth way. So, the Leica Summicron-M 28 f2 ASPH. shows exactly the precision which is distinctive of Leica products and not only bears the quality label "Made in Germany" but also shapes it significantly.

The Leica Summicron-M 28 f2 ASPH. will be available globally at all Leica Stores, the Leica Online Store and Leica authorized dealers starting Nov. 30. The U.S. retail price will be $5,295.

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