Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/09/29

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Subject: Re: New M 1:2.8/24 mm ASPH
From: Bert Keuken <>
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 1996 11:11:02 +0200
Organization: Planet Internet
Posted-Date: Sun, 29 Sep 1996 12:13:28 +0200 (MET DST)
References: <>

Hubert Nowotny wrote:
> Friends,
> I've read a notice about a new Leica M lens, 1:2.8/24 mm ASPH,
> presented at Photokina, priced at about USD 2.000.
> Is there a kind soul out there who can tell me more? (I can`t really
> believe the price and I want to know a bit more ...)

Some details about the mew Leica M 2.8/24 mm ASPH from the Leica 

For producing the aspherical surface the same procedure is used as in 
the S'lu-M f/1.4/35mm ASPH: high-precision blank moulding.
Lens if free of vignetting beyond aperture setting 5.6, at full aperture 
vignetting does not exeed 2.3 stops.

Angle of view: 84 deg.
Number of elements: 7 (5 components, 1 aspherical surface)
Filter size: E55
Internal thread: M 55 x 0,75
Clickstops (incl. half values)
Smallest aperture: 16
Focussing range: infinity to 0,7 m
Smallest object of field: 630 x 950 mm (approx. 1:26)
Push-on lenshood (rectangular)
Frontlens diameter: 58 mm
Lenght from bayonet flange: 45 mm
Largest diameter: 58 mm
Weight: 290 g
Black anodized finish only

Reflected bright-line frame in viewfinder
Leica M3: 135 mm bright-line frame
Leica M2: 35 mm bright-line frame
Leica M4/M4-2/M4-P/M5/M6: 35 mm and 135 mm bright-line frames


In reply to: Message from "Hubert Nowotny" <> (New M 1:2.8/24 mm ASPH)