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They might both be for sale once I test my D800 with the ZF.2 35/1.4 But yes, the 35 Lux-R is a fantastic lens, very moody, and centrally very sharp even wide open. My main issue with it is that all my other most used lenses are ZF.2, and the Lux, like many Leicas, focuses a little stiff, has no EXIF, and has focusing the opposite direction to Nikon. Oh, and stop-down metering. For someone who uses other Leicas regularly it would be a great addition.


Nov 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM
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carstenw wrote:
They might both be for sale once I test my D800 with the ZF.2 35/1.4 But yes, the 35 Lux-R is a fantastic lens, very moody, and centrally very sharp even wide open. My main issue with it is that all my other most used lenses are ZF.2, and the Lux, like many Leicas, focuses a little stiff, has no EXIF, and has focusing the opposite direction to Nikon. Oh, and stop-down metering. For someone who uses other Leicas regularly it would be a great addition.


Focus direction, well that has much to do with Nikon copying Zeiss Ikon and Canon copying Leica. So, for Nikon users it is easier to use Zeiss lenses and for Canon users to use Leica lenses.

Rich



Nov 24, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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naturephoto1 wrote:
Focus direction, well that has much to do with Nikon copying Zeiss Ikon and Canon copying Leica. So, for Nikon users it is easier to use Zeiss lenses and for Canon users to use Leica lenses.

Rich


well the new zeiss lenses for canon and the old c/y lenses focus the same direction as canon. it's really just nikon and pentax that insist on being difficult.



Nov 24, 2012 at 11:43 PM
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The new Zeiss lenses for Nikon focus in the Nikon direction. The F-mount predates the EF-mount. Zeiss predates Leica. Yadayadayawn.


Nov 24, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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sebboh wrote:
well the new zeiss lenses for canon and the old c/y lenses focus the same direction as canon. it's really just nikon and pentax that insist on being difficult.


I forgot that the new Zeiss lenses made in the new mounts focus in the same direction as the camera makers.

Rich



Nov 25, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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Leicas and Contax C/Y lenses do look cool! Here is one of mine - a quick jpg:




Nov 25, 2012 at 12:28 AM
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carstenw wrote:
The new Zeiss lenses for Nikon focus in the Nikon direction. The F-mount predates the EF-mount. Zeiss predates Leica. Yadayadayawn.


there's a lot more lenses that turn the right direction than the wrong direction. i'm just being democratic.



Nov 25, 2012 at 01:41 AM
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I really couldn't care less which direction my lenses focus.....


Nov 25, 2012 at 04:30 AM
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Gary Clennan wrote:
I really couldn't care less which direction my lenses focus.....


Nor the direction of the aperture ring...

I totally agree.



Unfortunately still has those out of focus "doughnuts",

Rich

sculptormic wrote:
All mirrorlenses have donuts exept when the background is not to far away.

http://www.michielschierbeek.com/People/content/bin/images/large/_1120513.jpg

naturephoto1 wrote:
Thank you, I am aware of that, but when they are visible I find it a bit distracting. Highlights and light sources can be an issue.

Rich





I actually like the doughnuts.







And I'll put up with them in order to get effects like this any day:







And of course the 500mm ones are great for moon shots:





Tamron-SP_500mm_f8-Macro_55BB





Nov 25, 2012 at 06:17 AM
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sebboh wrote:
there's a lot more lenses that turn the right direction than the wrong direction. i'm just being democratic.


Where is this going, sebboh? Are you actually trying to be right here? Or is there a smiley missing.



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Gary Clennan wrote:
I really couldn't care less which direction my lenses focus.....


Actually, that is the main reason I sell my collection of ZF. I was think about switch to C but decide to stay with N with Leica R lens. So far so good.

It may not a concern for some users, but definitely for me. I have both M system and ZF.2. and I found I need them to be consistent to make every shot possible. Yes, that 100th of sec make difference to me. I really enjoy focus by eyes and snap as quick as I see something interesting. I have been missing shot either use M or ZF depend on how often I use the other system.

I might switch to C just for that reason




Nov 25, 2012 at 08:43 AM
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carstenw wrote:
They might both be for sale once I test my D800 with the ZF.2 35/1.4 But yes, the 35 Lux-R is a fantastic lens, very moody, and centrally very sharp even wide open. My main issue with it is that all my other most used lenses are ZF.2, and the Lux, like many Leicas, focuses a little stiff, has no EXIF, and has focusing the opposite direction to Nikon. Oh, and stop-down metering. For someone who uses other Leicas regularly it would be a great addition.


The Leica focus is feel more damped similar to Leica M, which feel good but not as fast once needed. I hope you can hold your 35lux longer,(I am serious interested in the lens) as I have 80lux on my priority list and 35 is the next. I might need some time to be able to get 35lux after 80lux



Nov 25, 2012 at 08:53 AM
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It is currently adapted for Nikon... but I also have the Leica mount, which can be reattached. Anyway, it will be some weeks before I decide, I need to compare the two first.


Nov 25, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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Bifurcator wrote:
Nor the direction of the aperture ring...

I totally agree.



I actually like the doughnuts.

And I'll put up with them in order to get effects like this any day:
http://tesselator.gpmod.com/Images/_Image_By_Lens/TamronSP_500mm_f8_55BB_Tele-Macro/_1330485-1330486_Tamron-SP_500mm_f8-Macro_55BB.jpg



Good example of how to use the donut effect to the benefit of a image. So I like donuts too! Not to eat dough.


Actually I like this Russian Rubinar 300/4.5 as well sharp and fast! But it is heavy!






Here I personally just love the "Jugendstil" background.







Nov 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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Edgars Kalnins wrote:
Leicas and Contax C/Y lenses do look cool! Here is one of mine - a quick jpg:

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy126/Picturesofmine-Album-2010-/Zuiko55mmf12033.jpg


Lovely Contax set!

Michiel



Nov 25, 2012 at 03:11 PM
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Here are most of my cameras. The last three in use the most.
I should do more with the CLE.













This was the camera of my dear late mother before she bought a Hasselblad. She never came to sell it and neither did I.






Here I forgot to add my 1943 Leica M Summitar 50/2 Had it cleaned and it is a lovely lens with nice swirls ( if you like them) now and then.


















I actually forgot my first camera, I bought around 1972. Loved it and sold my first photographs with it.
These days I am not so charmed from Nikon anymore.








Nov 25, 2012 at 03:34 PM
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The king:


Contarex Bullseye with Zeiss Biogon 21mm by briantho, on Flickr

One of these days I'll clean it up...



Nov 25, 2012 at 06:55 PM
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Cyclops!


Nov 25, 2012 at 07:23 PM
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carstenw wrote:
Where is this going, sebboh? Are you actually trying to be right here? Or is there a smiley missing.


i thought the sarcasm was obvious in my tone.



Nov 25, 2012 at 07:36 PM
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Well, what can I say, you got me I was really missing a smiley there.


Nov 25, 2012 at 07:38 PM
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