Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/13

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 Vs Elmarit-R 28mm f/2.8
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 07:50:27 -0800

At 09:53 PM 2/13/01 +0800, Terry Sham wrote:
>Are current Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 and Elmarit-R 28mm f/2.8 the same? If no,
>which one is better?
>Terry Sham

The 28-M is an old lens design and the 28-R is a new design. I suspect that
the newer design will out perform the older design. But, of course, you
must have the appropriate camera for the one you pick.