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p.4 #1 · Leica 28 v ZF25 ?


philip_pj wrote:
...with all the Canon FF DSLR users (many of whom seem quite excited to spend up bit on white lenses, believing them to be the best thing since sliced bread...


So Philip, what Alts do you suggest I should get to replace my EF 70-200/2.8L IS II and EF 500/4L IS?



May 08, 2011 at 03:04 PM
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p.4 #2 · Leica 28 v ZF25 ?


Yes I also need some "alt" replacements for my EF 200/2 IS and EF 800/5,6 IS lenses ?


May 08, 2011 at 03:08 PM
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p.4 #3 · Leica 28 v ZF25 ?


The question is not whether you need alternatives, but whether you want them. If you don't care about AF and IS (they have their utility but don't directly contribute to the aesthetic of images), but attach more importance to pure IQ, Leica may offer something superior to the Canon big whites. Douglas/telyt mentioned in a similar discussion that the Canon 400/2.8 disappointed him, compared to his Leica's.


May 08, 2011 at 03:22 PM
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p.4 #4 · Leica 28 v ZF25 ?


I have the Mamiya A 200/2.8 APO for the rare occassions when I need better IQ than the 70-200/2.8L IS II can provide. Even then, the A 200 APO is only better in the corners, and not by much. The A 200 APO is even better than the Apo-Telyt-R 180/3.4, which I recently sold.


May 08, 2011 at 03:45 PM
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AhamB wrote:
The question is not whether you need alternatives, but whether you want them. If you don't care about AF and IS (they have their utility but don't directly contribute to the aesthetic of images), but attach more importance to pure IQ, Leica may offer something superior to the Canon big whites. Douglas/telyt mentioned in a similar discussion that the Canon 400/2.8 disappointed him, compared to his Leica's.


There are not any real alternatives for those 400/2,8--600/4--800/5,6 lenses even if you skip the IS and AF
And you can't replace the 400/2,8 with the Leica 280mm f/4 APO as suggested in a couple of threads before



May 08, 2011 at 04:11 PM
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p.4 #6 · Leica 28 v ZF25 ?


John -- Thank you -- I love seeing these lenses compared. According to what I'm seeing there, the Leica is the winner, but not by a huge margin. The Zeiss 25mm seems to suffer most from CA fringing, but otherwise do well on sharpness and color.

Not to be too picky, but am I right in noticing perhaps the intitial set has the image order transposed? It seems the wider angle 25 is in the middle, not at the end of the series there. Possibly I'm mistaken, but please take a look at the overall and detail shots and let me know.

The 28 and 25 appear different enough in AOV that you might want to keep them both, and off-load all the Oly's and such for now.




May 08, 2011 at 04:15 PM
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p.4 #7 · Leica 28 v ZF25 ?


Lars Johnsson wrote:
There are not any real alternatives for those 400/2,8--600/4--800/5,6 lenses even if you skip the IS and AF
And you can't replace the 400/2,8 with the Leica 280mm f/4 APO as suggested in a couple of threads before


The Leica APO-Telyt-R 400/2.8, 560/4 and 800/5.6 are not real? Probably not easy to find (or afford), but Leica has made them.



May 08, 2011 at 04:42 PM
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philip_pj wrote:
If CZ strike a high level of market success with all the Canon FF DSLR users (many of whom seem quite excited to spend up bit on white lenses, believing them to be the best thing since sliced bread), perhaps Leica will re-enter the market with their own line of warmed over 'digital quality' R lenses.

Zeiss should buy some decent space in the mainstream photographic press for something similar to denoir's comparison tests, a lot of people in more accepted fora are still ignorant of what is on offer and how easy and affordable buy in actually is, for the
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The most funny thing is when you imply that the white Canon super teles have bad image quality



May 08, 2011 at 04:45 PM
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p.4 #9 · Leica 28 v ZF25 ?


Jason_Thames wrote:
I must say, in all of the images you have posted, I really like the R28 images better. I bet I would like them better at 100% as well. That is high praise coming from a Zeiss-o-holic like me, but the R28 is pretty damn special. One day I will find a copy for the right price, and all of my other 28's will be hitting the road...

-Jason


+1



May 08, 2011 at 04:47 PM
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AhamB wrote:
The Leica APO-Telyt-R 400/2.8, 560/4 and 800/5.6 are not real? Probably not easy to find (or afford), but Leica has made them.


Alternative lenses should of course be lenses that you can find and buy without problem. Otherwise they are NOT any real alternatives



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Lars Johnsson wrote:
Alternative lenses should of course be lenses that you can find and buy without problem. Otherwise they are NOT any real alternatives


Actually, that litmus test would eliminate many alts folks around here use as many older lenses have become more difficult to easily find recently. When you find them though, they still serve as great alternatives!



May 08, 2011 at 04:59 PM
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Tariq Gibran wrote:
Actually, that litmus test would eliminate many alts folks around here use as many older lenses have become more difficult to easily find recently. When you find them though, they still serve as great alternatives!


So how many people here have found and bought these lenses



May 08, 2011 at 05:03 PM
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Lars Johnsson wrote:
Alternative lenses should of course be lenses that you can find and buy without problem. Otherwise they are NOT any real alternatives


That depends entirely on the effort and money you're willing to put into getting them. I didn't suggest they were an alternative for just any person with a Canon DSLR.



May 08, 2011 at 06:42 PM
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p.4 #14 · Leica 28 v ZF25 ?


Lars Johnsson wrote:
So how many people here have found and bought these lenses


I could not say but your statement reads as a generalization. I know I seek out - and buy - a number of alt lenses that are unavailable pretty much anywhere on any given week.



May 08, 2011 at 07:27 PM
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p.4 #15 · Leica 28 v ZF25 ?


It was not a generalization. It was a reply to this comment that started it:

"If CZ strike a high level of market success with all the Canon FF DSLR users (many of whom seem quite excited to spend up bit on white lenses, believing them to be the best thing since sliced bread), perhaps Leica will re-enter the market with their own line of warmed over 'digital quality' R lenses"


If you should buy alt lenses instead of the long white super-teles like it was suggested. Then you can not sit and wait a few years to maybe get them. Some people actually use their lenses also. Either as their work or hobby.



May 08, 2011 at 07:48 PM
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p.4 #16 · Leica 28 v ZF25 ?


Lars Johnsson wrote:
It was not a generalization. It was a reply to this comment that started it:

"If CZ strike a high level of market success with all the Canon FF DSLR users (many of whom seem quite excited to spend up bit on white lenses, believing them to be the best thing since sliced bread), perhaps Leica will re-enter the market with their own line of warmed over 'digital quality' R lenses"

If you should buy alt lenses instead of the long white super-teles like it was suggested. Then you can not sit and wait a few years to maybe get them.
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Years? How about a sixty-second search!

http://cgi.ebay.com/LEICA-R-400mm-f-2-8-APO-TELYT-R-Lens-MINT-CASE-/160487131230?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item255dc7485e

http://cgi.ebay.com/Leica-R-1-5-6-800-mm-Apo-Telyt-R-ROM-11842-118-/350460188321?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item51990e16a1#ht_4270wt_1493



May 09, 2011 at 12:49 AM
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p.4 #17 · Leica 28 v ZF25 ?


Another hornet's nest shaken up. My mistake, I should have used the term 'L lenses' rather than 'white lenses'. Thanks all for leaping to my assistance in understanding Canon lore, such as it is ;-)




May 09, 2011 at 01:41 AM
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p.4 #18 · Leica 28 v ZF25 ?


Tariq Gibran wrote:
Years? How about a sixty-second search!

http://cgi.ebay.com/LEICA-R-400mm-f-2-8-APO-TELYT-R-Lens-MINT-CASE-/160487131230?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item255dc7485e

http://cgi.ebay.com/Leica-R-1-5-6-800-mm-Apo-Telyt-R-ROM-11842-118-/350460188321?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item51990e16a1#ht_4270wt_1493


And what about reading your own links. At least one of those two will not ship to my continent.
Maybe you should spend more than 60 seconds so you get it right the next time

In any case I would not buy a used lens from China on Ebay. Especially not when it cost $ 10-15k



May 09, 2011 at 05:37 AM
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p.4 #19 · Leica 28 v ZF25 ?


Truly, one should not judge a lens without having used it for themselves. As for the Canon Super's, they are the Bees Knees! At least the ones I have used are... Now back to your regularly scheduled Leica/Zeiss comparison.

-Jason



May 09, 2011 at 09:31 AM
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p.4 #20 · Leica 28 v ZF25 ?


Lars Johnsson wrote:
And what about reading your own links. At least one of those two will not ship to my continent.
Maybe you should spend more than 60 seconds so you get it right the next time

In any case I would not buy a used lens from China on Ebay. Especially not when it cost $ 10-15k


The point is that if you are serious about really wanting one of these lenses, you can track it down... and it will not take a year. I have no doubt one could also call around and find one in less than your ridiculous time frame of a year. None of these lenses under discussion are exactly cheap. For some, these lenses are viable alternatives, notwithstanding your personal litmus test.



May 09, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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