Dreams of Summertime: The LEICA APO-Summicron-SL 28MM f/2 ASPH

Jul 14, 2021  By Jonathan Slack

I had a copy of this lens for testing during late July and early August 2020, the gap between the springtime lockdown and the autumn upsurge of the coronavirus.

When I get ready to write a report, the first thing I do is go through the images taken with the camera / lens and make some basic picks to give me ideas about what to write.

In this instance the pictures seemed like a glimpse into another world, the world of Cornish beaches and moorland in summer sunshine (actually, it rains much of the time, but that isn’t what the pictures say).

A lot of the pictures in the attached gallery were shot wide open, which adds to the dreamlike feeling surrounding them.

On the other hand, social distancing was definitely the order of the day, so people pictures are few and far between. So here is a short report to celebrate the release of the new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 28mm f/2 Asph.

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