The Leica Elmar-M 50mm f/2.8

Panos Voudouris
6 min readNov 15, 2021

Welcome to my little review of a little odd lens from Leica: the Leica 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M. What makes it odd you ask? The fact that it is one of the few collapsible lenses ever made!

The Elmar-M on my M4. Plus some Halloween decorations in the background.

A little bit of history

In the long list of 50mm lenses Leica has produced, this is a rather special little one. It was one of the first ever Leica produced for their screw mount lenses, first…