(From: Windman Photography, with Canon EOS 5D Mark II)

(From: Windman Photography, with Canon EOS 5D Mark II)

BTW, on paper the shortest focussing distance for the Elmarit is 30 cm, but you can turn the barrel quite a bit further (looks like almost 25cm). After measuring I would say the minimal distance is about 3 mm below 27 cm. Did you rough comparison with the Summicron R and that one goes to 28.5 cm. The Summilux-R only can go to 50cm (on paper, didn’t check myself).

Of course, shortest distance is quite important for maximum Bokeh effect. E.g. the Minolta MD 35mm f/2.8 also only goes to 30 cm (maybe a cm below).

And two more..

(From: Windman Photography, with Canon 5D Mark ii)

(From: cup kamuy, with Pentax K-5)

The last one has not been made with a full frame sensor but an APS-C camera, in case you wondered.

For reference: Leica Elmarit-R 35mm tags on Flickr.