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Wideness of the 28 2.8 Elmar ?

Leon Chang , Jul 03, 2006; 03:40 p.m.

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!

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Chris Sullivan , Jul 03, 2006; 04:09 p.m.

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.


St. Tropez, France-leica M6, 28mm/2.8 elmarit

Paul A. - Los Angeles, CA. , Jul 03, 2006; 04:20 p.m.

The 28 Elmarit is great, but if I had purcahse another 28mm I'd go for the Cron.

Adrian Bastin , Jul 03, 2006; 04:28 p.m.

Leon, you mean Elmarit ?

Eliot Rosen , Jul 03, 2006; 04:35 p.m.

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.

Jerry Lehrer , Jul 03, 2006; 04:36 p.m.

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?

Ronald Moravec , Jul 03, 2006; 05:23 p.m.

A 25 would be twice as wide as your 50, both width and length. 4 x the area covered.

28 a bit less.

Paul Neuthaler , Jul 03, 2006; 06:01 p.m.

Along with your 50 Summicron, take a look at the 28mm 1:3.5 V/C Color Skopar -- inexpensive, excellent build quality, sharp!

Fred C , Jul 03, 2006; 08:09 p.m.

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.

Andy Piper , Jul 03, 2006; 08:16 p.m.

Leon: Another 28mm Elmarit picture:

http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=380526


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