Leica 28mm F2.8 ASPH Distortion Test

OK, the proof is in the pudding or in this case the print… I shot this quick portrait of my wife Eve this afternoon in our front yard, had my sophisticated lab soup the C41 (Rite Aid) and I did a quick scan on the Imacon… the lens (Leica 28mm F2.8 ASPH) was focused at 3 or 3.5 feet at F 2.8 / F4 (I shot a variety at each)… distortion, what distortion?… seriously there is a bit of distortion but this is fantastic for a wide angle lens at this close of a distance… again 3 feet! The OOF rendering is also quite nice for a 28mm lens. Is the 28mm my new portrait lens?… NO, but it is nice to “see” that in a pinch or a very tight space it very well could be an option.  Film, Kodak Ektar of course.


Eve, Vermont. 2009
Copyright Stephen Schaub

2 thoughts on “Leica 28mm F2.8 ASPH Distortion Test

  1. Steve, how well do you think Ektar does at rendering skin tones? Great picture! Are you still using Ektar at ISO 64?

  2. I think the skin tones are nice but no the best… they tend to run a tad pink but this is easy to CC… I still rate it at 64 for most situations unless it is really even light then 100 is fine.


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