Wideness of the 28 2.8 Elmar ?

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by leon chang, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. When shooting cityscapes I often find my Elmar 50 2.8 too narrow. I was
    thinking of getting a 28 f2.8 Elmar. Can anyone post some samples of
    how "wide" it looks in practice. I often like to emphasize foregrounds, which
    is rather hard with a 50 mm. thnx!
     
  2. I shoot with a 28mm 2.8 Elmarit which I used for the majority of my last trip to Europe. It's plenty wide and doesn't offer up too much distortion for the landscapes.
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  3. The 28 Elmarit is great, but if I had purcahse another 28mm I'd go for the Cron.
     
  4. Leon, you mean Elmarit ?
     
  5. The 28 mm lens has about a 76 degree diagonal angle of view, compared with about 45 degrees for a 50 mm lens. That is a significant difference.
     
  6. Chris,-- What is causing all that vignetting in your photo? I know it is not the lens itself. Could you have put the wrong lenshood on?
     
  7. A 25 would be twice as wide as your 50, both width and length. 4 x the area covered.

    28 a bit less.
     
  8. Along with your 50 Summicron, take a look at the 28mm 1:3.5 V/C Color Skopar -- inexpensive, excellent build quality, sharp!
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  9. When fully open, the Elmarit has about 2 stops of light-falloff at 21.6mm from the centre of the frame, and even more at the extreme corners. Chris' photo must have been taken at a wide aperture.
     
  10. Leon: Another 28mm Elmarit picture:

    http://www.photo.net/photo/380526
     
  11. Good Lord, Andy. That nearly sliced a hole in my screen! It would be dangerous to handle negatives made with that lens -- there'd be blood and little pieces of fingers everywhere.
     
  12. Jerry: That isn't an extraordinary amount of vignetting for a 28mm. The version III 28mm Elmarit vignettes 2.1 stops at the corners. That will always be evident in a shot that includes an area of uniform tone, especially if it's the sky. Any lens that wide will show a deeper blue in the sky, in the corners. The sky gets darker/deeper with increasing altitude anyhow, which intensifies the effect. Note that vignetting isn't noticeable in the lower corners.
     
  13. "That nearly sliced a hole in my screen!"

    Yes, it was a bit over-sharpened.
     
  14. I just received a "new" 28mm F3.5 Nikkor for my S2 this week. 28mm for me has long been an under appreciated focal length. I have had one for many years for my SLR...but never used it. I do like this NRF lens alot and will be using it frequently.
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  15. another...same roll
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  16. and last
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  17. "Along with your 50 Summicron, take a look at the 28mm 1:3.5 V/C Color Skopar -- inexpensive, excellent build quality, sharp!"

    I guess you forgot to add "if it's focused right and held steady" :*)
     
  18. Yeah, John, I was jostled by the crowd! How's this example?
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