Eriksberg harbor at Eriksberg harbor (Gothenburg, Sweden) with Leica M Monochrom (Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6) by Magnus Andersson ( at 2019-05-31 16:54:20

Eriksberg harbor

An example of the characteristics of the Summaron-M 28/5.6 at f/5.6.

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Magnus L Andersson




Learning a new lens



This is just another shot to learn how the Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 lens works, and one lesson learned is that you need to be aware of that what you see is what you get. That is, the frame-lines covers the whole field of view, whereby you need to make sure not to include unwanted details like pieces if another boat or dock.


This photo was taken by Magnus L Andersson in (/, ) using a Leica M Monochrom (M9) with a Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6.


The vignetting at large apertures is clearly visible, but at the same time, in my opinion, adds quality to it by drawing attention to its center. In other words, if your intended focus is not in the center you will be challenged by the lens.


Camera: Leica M Monochrom (M9) (Leica)

Lens: Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 (Leica)

Filter:  No

Medium: Memory Card Panasonic SDHC 16GB Gold Pro (Panasonic)


Scanner: No


Shutter speed:  sec

Focal length: mm

Aperture: f/

Exposure bias: EV 0

ISO rating: 


I cannot prove it, but my gut feeling is that this lens makes it much more difficult for the camera to guess the used aperture than with other lenses. I also noticed at a shot with a minimal aperture that the sensor is dusty, possibly due to transportation.


Processing by Magnus L Andersson


Since the purpose of the image is to show the characteristics of the lens, only an Ilford Delta 100 emulation is used which only slightly lightens the lower mid-tones. However, since the light parts are dominating the image was underexposed and I added an Exposure of +0.84.


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