People Posting about the New Leica Lens

Leica M 28mm  25mm

  • Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH
  • Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH
  • Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH

As I posted in January, Leica have been updating their lens.  From the improved hood design to also making the lens design more digital friendly.

I have seen a few posts this last couple of weeks claiming that the new lens have more resolution and so Leica must be planning a major megapixel upgrade with the next M series camera.

While I would expect to see an increase from the current 24 MP sensor, I do not think we will see a very big jump and the lens that these are replacing are certainly no slouches on the resolution front.

The new lens are sharper in the corners but thats less the lens and more to do with the way the new lens present the light rays to the sensor.  Digital sensors like the light to come perpendicular to the sensor, and traditionally M glass does not present the light in that way on the edges of the frame, thus especially on none M cameras like Sony A7’s and Leica’s own SL, you do see softer corners, while these new lens look sharper.

 

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