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Leica ELMAR 50 mm f/2.8 Lens

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Leica ELMAR 50 mm f/2.8  lens

Format: 35mm rangefinder

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Leica M, Leica M, Leica M, Leica M

First year of production: 1957

Last year of production: 1974

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Average price: $400


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The Elmar-M 50mm f2.8 is, perhaps, one of the best kept secrets of Leica lenses. Amongst its aficionados it is rated highly. If you have a M body and have no need of a fast 50mm lens with a f2 or f1.4 aperture (say, a Summicron or a Summilux) this unsung gem of a lens will suit you admirably. Given the Elmar-M’s simple Tessar 4-element, 3-group design, it is utterly incomparable and highly recommended.
It is a stunner, with the ability to provide superlative images that are pretty much the equal of any 50mm lens, Leica or otherwise. It really is this good.

Posted by: borisbol   Date of publication: 03.05.2017

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