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StevenPA wrote:
JonhJ, nice set of 28s.


Thanks.

crazeazn wrote:
John, love the lux. i'm on the fence about it. how do you like it?


I love it. It's not a perfect lens and it's not for everyone but I've certainly not looked for a replacement in the last 20 years that I've had it. I've had fast Contax, FD and EF 85's too.

I don't really use the Lux very often these days but that's mainly because I have quite a few lenses in this focal length, from enlarging lenses on helicoids to Medium format on T/S adapters. But when I want to shoot portraits then I find this is my best lens for the task (or the Leica R 180/2.0 if room allows). I really like it's rendition wide open or particularly at F2. When stopped down to F8 it's just very sharp and, dare I say, boring. If you want a sharp lens stopped down then you don't need this lens at all as there are plenty to choose from. When wide open it gives a slight veil of softness but with excellent resolution (just lower contrast due to increased SA). I love that look and it works well in many situations such as portraits, scenic or pictorial applications. Most fast 80-85's have some focus shift as does the Lux.

Do you already have one (and are deciding to keep or sell) or are you trying to decide if you should buy one? If you can try before you buy you would be much better off, IMHO. They are not cheap and you can buy a lot of glass for the price.


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Oct 31, 2012 at 09:00 AM
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sebboh wrote:
image

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8309/7894197864_93a525f8a6_o.jpg


On the second picture, did he just eat a zeiss planar?



Oct 31, 2012 at 09:50 AM
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Whoa, is that a G45 in a Rokkor housing? Now THAT is porn, sebboh!


Oct 31, 2012 at 02:11 PM
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a few:


IMG_3034 by Chris.jpg, on Flickr


LD8A5383 by Chris.jpg, on Flickr


IMG_2905 by Chris.jpg, on Flickr
M2, Canon 50/1.2


IMAG0098.jpg by Chris.jpg, on Flickr
Canon P, Canon 50/1.2


Canon meter by Chris.jpg, on Flickr
Canon P + Meter, Canon 35/2


IMG_1795 by Chris.jpg, on Flickr
Ikon, CV 35/1.4


20091107-CRL_6841 by Chris.jpg, on Flickr
Griptac'd FE2 on the beach


000058 by Chris.jpg, on Flickr
1DII thinking about jumping from the 15th floor


20090618-DSC_3440 by Chris.jpg, on Flickr
D700 in Iraq



Oct 31, 2012 at 03:29 PM
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douglasf13 wrote:
Whoa, is that a G45 in a Rokkor housing? Now THAT is porn, sebboh!


yeah, it's dirty...

i got tired of turning the adapter focus ring in the wrong direction so i stuck my g45 in a rokkor 58/1.4 body. much nicer to focus, but i feel like it's a bit to big now, so i'll probably downgrade it to the rokkor 55/1.7 body. my g28 is due to make that transition first though.



Nov 01, 2012 at 05:52 AM
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Nov 01, 2012 at 06:18 AM
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Taylor Sherman wrote:
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DSC03923.jpg by Taylor Sherman, on Flickr




holy crude its the John Curtis Holmes edition lens!! just to stay on topic



Nov 01, 2012 at 06:38 AM
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whoa! uhoh how many aperture blades in that 85/1.9?


Nov 01, 2012 at 06:48 AM
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Untitled by Americo.Rodriguez, on Flickr



Nov 01, 2012 at 06:55 AM
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sebboh wrote:
whoa! uhoh how many aperture blades in that 85/1.9?


Every time I try to count I loose my place.


I'm thinking to sell a bunch in spring for a new M. Can u believe before nex I had none? Embarrassing, but true.

The Dslrs were jus too friggen big for me. I rationalize by noting low savings interest rates.

But many think the same way--M--and there's a lot of glass and 8/9s on the market, as u guys notice also I'm sure.

Eventually the glass will bump up again I think. I still see no deals on a 75 lux

Love that last shot. I bought an ftb new in god knows what year. I was too uninformed to get an oly or an old Leica.

Before I joined that rf forum:





I actually have 2 Nikon rf 105s-- just had to have a contax mount---omg

Not to mention 2 kilfitts....

This one I actually use fairly often:





1953 2100 or so made

With that on ur nex no one ever questions if ur serious, hehe

A few 50s:









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I have a few here..


Sony NEX-7 + Voigtlander Ultron 28/2 by Matthew Huie, on Flickr


Nikon D40 + Leica Summicron-R 50/2 by Matthew Huie, on Flickr


Leica M8 + Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2/35 ZM by Matthew Huie, on Flickr




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Nov 01, 2012 at 03:29 PM
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JohnJ wrote:
Thanks.

I love it. It's not a perfect lens and it's not for everyone but I've certainly not looked for a replacement in the last 20 years that I've had it. I've had fast Contax, FD and EF 85's too.

I don't really use the Lux very often these days but that's mainly because I have quite a few lenses in this focal length, from enlarging lenses on helicoids to Medium format on T/S adapters. But when I want to shoot portraits then I find this is my best lens for the task (or the Leica R 180/2.0 if room allows). I
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My local store got a bunch of R lenses and they know I'm a sucker. I had a C/Y 85 1.4 but hated the CA at 1.4...and I miss having something in the 85 range. That being said its in pristine condition and I can haggle maliciously...and I've never tried anything in the R range.



Nov 01, 2012 at 03:54 PM
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The 80 Lux also has CA wide open, if that is the one you are considering. Great lens, but not perfect.


Nov 01, 2012 at 04:31 PM
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X100 - Gordy's strap - Charles & Ray Eames Lounge Chair + Ottoman


My Zeiss Glass by Xtobolic, on Flickr



Nov 01, 2012 at 04:31 PM
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DSC02355 1280 by Wilhelm Frank - Stockholm, on Flickr



Nov 01, 2012 at 04:35 PM
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Here's a few. The first image is new today. The others have been posted before.

















Nov 01, 2012 at 04:52 PM
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The slimness of the shell of the CY Planar 85/1.4 always amazes me. It looks so fragile, yet so d*mn capable :-)


Nov 01, 2012 at 05:02 PM
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carstenw wrote:
The 80 Lux also has CA wide open, if that is the one you are considering. Great lens, but not perfect.


of course I know. but i feel like the CY was "too sharp" for portrait use... if that makes sense... I ned an R adapter to tryyyy



Nov 01, 2012 at 05:06 PM
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a.RodriguezPix wrote:
holy crude its the John Curtis Holmes edition lens!! just to stay on topic


Heh. Yep, though I think it's just been surpassed by uhoh's Vivitar macro up there

Actually it's not as big as it looks (did I just say that?). The 180/4 is pretty tiny for a 180mm FF lens. At 1:3.5 close-focus it's all, uh, elongated like that but still relatively compact.




Nov 01, 2012 at 05:24 PM
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I don't take photos of my gear except for insurance and resale purposes, so this is pretty boring porn...


Carrying the camera with this beast mounted is great for weight training. Loved the 180 though, did a lot of film portrait work using it. No more.


But the Apo is pretty light.


One of my favorite lenses of all time, Schneider Super Angulon 40mm.



Nov 01, 2012 at 05:27 PM
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