Leica APO-Summicron-SL 28 f/2 ASPH. added to Leica's L-mount lens line-up... at a price

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 28 f/2 ASPH.
(Image credit: Leica)

A 28mm f/2 is hardly ground-breaking optical technology, but Leica SL lenses are designed for quality ahead of razzamatazz. It’s also quite a surprise to realise this is Leica’s first wide-angle prime for its SL system, though it does offer wider 24-90mm and 16-35mm Vario (zoom) lenses.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com