New Brightin Star 28mm f/2.8 lens for Leica M-mount announced

The previously rumored Brightin Star 28mm f/2.8 lens for Leica M-mount is now officially announced and available for order at Funleader (direct product link).

The price of the lens is $358.99 and Funleader offers worldwide shipping. They also currently have 10% off sitewide and they offer several other lenses and accessories for Leica M-mount – previous Funleader coverage can be found here.

The lens profile is so low (less than a centimeter) that a Leica M camera with a Brightin Star 28mm f/2.8 lens attached can easily fit in a fanny pack:

Here are the key features of the new Funleader x Brightin Star XSLIM-M 28mm f/2.8 lens:

  • 0.99mm thick
  • Infinity focus lock
  • Depth of field scale
  • Focusing scale in meters
  • No 6-bit coding
  • Rangefinder coupled
  • Focusing lever
  • Brass body with black paint
  • Pancake lens with variable aperture (10 aperture blades) – the lens reminds me of some of the MS Optical lenses by Mr. Miyazaki (but at a significantly lower price)

Technical specifications:

  • Price: $358.99
  • Mount: Leica M-mount
  • Format: 35mm full frame
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • Aperture range: f/2.8-16
  • Angle of view: 75.3°
  • Lens design: 6 elements in 5 groups
  • Aperture blades: 10
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.7 m (2.30 ft)
  • Filter diameter: 25.5mm
  • Rangefinder Coupling: Yes
  • Coating: multi-coated
  • Lens material: brass, black paint
  • Thickness: 9.9 mm (0.39 in)
  • Weight: 125 g (4.4 oz)
  • Size: 51.4 ⌀ × 21.5 mm (2.02 ⌀ x 0.85 in)
  • The lens package contains:
    • 1 x Funleader x Brightin Star XSLIM-M 28mm f/2.8
    • 1 x Square Case
    • 1 x Pouch Bag
    • 1 x Product Manual
  • MTF chart:

Additional pictures:


Sample photos (SOOC=Straight Out Of Camera):

Brightin Star 28mm f/2.8 lens for Leica M-mount sample photos

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