28 Summilux
Old 10-29-2015   #1
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28 Summilux

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I've just been doing a search but there are none too many 28 Lux's out there I guess and it's a costly beauty. Wondering if anyone has an impression of this lens and any pics, I'd be interested.

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Old 10-29-2015   #2
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Reid Reviews has an article containing a ton of pictures made in the field with this lens.
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Old 10-29-2015   #3
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It's a focal length I really like.
Thanks for your reply.
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Old 10-29-2015   #4
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Here's a pretty good review with attractive images by Kristian Dowling.
One from Jono Slack.
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Old 10-29-2015   #5
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One of my best friends out here in Thailand has a 28mm summilux, it is by far my favorite lens that I have ever used. I love 28mm lenses and I have a beaten up 28mm Elmarit V3 that is "OK", but since using my friends summilux, I have never looked at my Elmarit the same.

[/url]Ken in Khao Yai by [url[/IMG]

[/url]Ken in Khao Yai by

Pun in Khao Yai by [url[/IMG]

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edit…. I was with Kristian (the link above) for many of those photos that are in his review, he really used that lens to its full potential. I just "played" around with it.

edit #2, free roll of film if you can spot me in the 2 wedding shots with the sparklers in the link to Kristian's review….haha
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Old 10-29-2015   #6
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Here's a pretty good review with attractive images by Kristian Dowling.
One from Jono Slack.
Kristian Dowlings photos with the lens look very nice. Thankyou for your help.
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Old 10-29-2015   #7
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One of my best friends out here in Thailand has a 28mm summilux, it is by far my favorite lens that I have ever used. I love 28mm lenses and I have a beaten up 28mm Elmarit V3 that is "OK", but since using my friends summilux, I have never looked at my Elmarit the same.

[/url]Ken in Khao Yai by [url[/IMG]
[/url]Ken in Khao Yai by Pun in Khao Yai by [url[/IMG]

cheers, michael

edit…. I was with Kristian (the link above) for many of those photos that are in his review, he really used that lens to its full potential. I just "played" around with it.

edit #2, free roll of film if you can spot me in the 2 wedding shots with the sparklers in the link to Kristian's review….haha
Haha! I'll have a look. Thankyou for posting the photos. I love the focal length. A 28 and 50 work for me.
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the pictures seem to have a strong green cast on my ipad. anyone else seeing that? is it the typical m9 color shift?
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Old 10-29-2015   #9
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the pictures seem to have a strong green cast on my ipad. anyone else seeing that? is it the typical m9 color shift?
sorry, but not sure what pictures you mean. Kristian used an M (240) and I used Kodak Pro Image iso 100 (film).

Not sure if that information helps because you might be looking at somebody else's photos.

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One of my best friends out here in Thailand has a 28mm summilux, it is by far my favorite lens that I have ever used. I love 28mm lenses and I have a beaten up 28mm Elmarit V3 that is "OK", but since using my friends summilux, I have never looked at my Elmarit the same.

cheers, michael

edit…. I was with Kristian (the link above) for many of those photos that are in his review, he really used that lens to its full potential. I just "played" around with it.

edit #2, free roll of film if you can spot me in the 2 wedding shots with the sparklers in the link to Kristian's review….haha
Michael what did you like about the lens, did it render very differently to your Elmarit? Thanks
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Old 10-29-2015   #11
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Michael what did you like about the lens, did it render very differently to your Elmarit? Thanks
There are a couple of things I like about the 28mm summilux. the speed of 1.4 vs 2.8 is important for me because I mainly shoot iso 100 film. The colors seem a lot "richer" and the sharpness is noticeable (at least to me). I also like the way it renders at 1.4. All in all, it is a lens with a lot more modern optics than what I have.

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Old 10-29-2015   #12
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The 28 Lux images I've seen look great and it's a very tempting lens, other than its price!
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Old 07-26-2017   #13
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I ve been using Lux 28mm for 3 months.. in film .. C41, Slide and esp BW film .. love this lens

this one in Rollei RPX400

Man , Boats and River


Man, Boats and River by William Jusuf, on Flickr
Film Rollei RPX 400 and Rodinal in Summilux 28mm

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Old 08-22-2017   #14
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Behind The Real World by William Jusuf, on Flickr
Summilux 28mm with film Kodak Portra 400

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Old 09-12-2017   #15
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Fuji Natura 1600 and summilux 28mm
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Old 09-13-2017   #16
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Here are some from Myanmar. I was going there with one of my friends who has a 28mm summilux and his passport wasn't valid for the required 6 months, so the airport wouldn't let him fly. I asked him at the airport if I could take his 28mm summilux with me and he said yes. It was the only lens that I used on that trip.

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Old 09-14-2017   #17
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Anchor ...


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Old 09-14-2017   #18
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Here are some from Myanmar.

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Your travel photos are always very good, Michael, and you have a consistent and recognisable style. Do you find any advantage from the 28mm field of view over your more usual 35mm or did you find yourself just going in closer to get the same kind of composition?
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Your travel photos are always very good, Michael, and you have a consistent and recognisable style. Do you find any advantage from the 28mm field of view over your more usual 35mm or did you find yourself just going in closer to get the same kind of composition?
Thanks a lot Ian, I appreciate that. I used to use the 28mm (Emarit v3) for years before I had a 35mm lens. Once I got the VC 35mm 1.2 it sort of changed things up for me. Honestly I prefer a 28mm/50mm combo but for the last 9 years, a fast 35mm lens has been my most used lens.

When I use a 28mm, I try to 'stuff' more information into the frame. When I'm using a 35mm I tend to 'cut stuff' out of my frame. IMHO a 28mm is more difficult to use but the results can be worth it. I try to tell myself to just take a couple of steps back and my 35mm will be a 28mm, but it doesn't really work for me. I can tell the difference.

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Old 09-15-2017   #20
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Old 09-16-2017   #21
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Wow, really love the look of Fuji Natura 1600 and the 28mm summilux. I would of never have thought to use that film with that lens, thanks for posting that.

Here are a couple of more from Myanmar. I really like the rendering (look) of the last photo.

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Old 10-30-2017   #22
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Old 11-28-2017   #23
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From Night .. into Daylight.. by William Jusuf, on Flickr

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Old 12-28-2017   #25
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Parsvottanasana by William Jusuf, on Flickr

Summilux 28mm
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What kind of film
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What kind of film

Hi Michael,

Can you tell me what kind of color film you used for these examples?

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Wow, really love the look of Fuji Natura 1600 and the 28mm summilux. I would of never have thought to use that film with that lens, thanks for posting that.

Here are a couple of more from Myanmar. I really like the rendering (look) of the last photo.

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For sure this is an expensive lens (at least for my income!) but in the right hands as in the photos posted here it gives impressive results!

Interesting comment by Michael about "stuffing" more infos into the frame when using a 28 compared to the 35. Thanks.

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What I really like is Michael's ability to get in really close and yet still take pictures of people that are very natural. This is true of his 35mm series too.
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Here are some from Myanmar. I was going there with one of my friends who has a 28mm summilux and his passport wasn't valid for the required 6 months, so the airport wouldn't let him fly. I asked him at the airport if I could take his 28mm summilux with me and he said yes. It was the only lens that I used on that trip.

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Which Leica 28mm Lux version? ASH?
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Which Leica 28mm Lux version? ASH?

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Parsvottanasana by William Jusuf, on Flickr

Summilux 28mm
Rollei Retro400S with Rodinal in 50mm

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Love the photos...
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Old 12-10-2018   #31
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Hello Gbull,
Which version ?


I may be wrong, I think that there is only ONE Summilux-M 1.4/28mm asph.
declining in different "versions" in color or lens bodies with same optical figure.
https://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica...PH._Summilux-M
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