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| p.1 #1 · Hi : ) !!! Leica 60 mm. and Zeiss 50 mm. - your comments, a couple questions |
Leica produced between 1970 and 2009 a 60 mm. f/2.8 macro lens.
Zeiss ZE and ZF.2 50 mm. modells have not been so long on the market as
to have different "versions". The ZF became ZF.2 lenses. I think Zeiss also
produced a 60 mm. macro for Contax some time ago.
Whoever wants to use a Leica or Zeiss Contax lens on a DSLR, will have
to Leitax the lens, or use an adapter. The other alternative is to buy (new or used)
a ZE or ZF.2 lens from Zeiss.
The first question I would like to ask, is the following:
Being interested or concerned about the sharpness of the image, (some
lenses deliver, some others don't), were there some better versions of the
Leica 60 mm. than others, regarding sharpness? Sorry to be so concerned
about sharpness. Certain images may "sell" when they are razor sharp ; ) !!!
The second question is with regard to cost:
b) When I have come across the Leica 60 mm. f/2.8 macro lens, it has a price
tag of around 400 to 425 USD. (*This is not everyday, you can also convert the
price to your currency. This are prices seen in 2012). The price to Leitax the
lens or to buy a converter from Novoflex is around 200 USD. The total price
for such a lens is then around 625 USD. By contrast, a new Zeiss ZE or ZF.2
lens is twice the price, around 1,283 USD The Leica or Zeiss Contax lens may
be older as five years and may have not been CLAed in a long time. As another
"cost" is the fact, that you may have to stop down to meter every time you take
a picture. Your costs may now be more or less the cost of a new ZE or ZF.2 lens.
Do you still go with the Leica or the Zeiss Contax lens? Why?
Thank you, kind regards,
igmolinav : ) !!!