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p.1 #1 · Leica 35-70/4 Vario-Elmar on FX sensors


I've done some searching on the forums and net on the topic. Found some nuggets of info but unable to decide. I'm contemplating buying a Leica 35-70/4 Vario-Elmar to use on my Nikon D800e. Have read reports of it being soft in the corners wide open. But really like the colors and rendering of the lens.

Would like to hear from folks that have used the 35-70/4 on full frame bodies. Could you please comment on wide open corner performance and your general impressions on the lens. Would greatly appreciate any insights. Thanks.

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Jun 22, 2013 at 06:33 PM
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p.1 #2 · Leica 35-70/4 Vario-Elmar on FX sensors


The extreme corners on a FF can be troublesome. At 35mm, there's transverse CA evident in corners. Zooming in, you lose the CA, but a general softness creeps in a bit. So, yeah, it's there, but it's nothing I worry about. The colors, clarity across the rest of the frame, and wonderful handling of contrasty lighting more than make up for it to me.


Jun 22, 2013 at 06:53 PM
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p.1 #3 · Leica 35-70/4 Vario-Elmar on FX sensors


I think that anyone who wants FF sharp from corner to corner needs quite a bit different lens than anything "normal".

Unless you like f11.



Jun 22, 2013 at 08:00 PM
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p.1 #4 · Leica 35-70/4 Vario-Elmar on FX sensors


See here:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1142278/0#10909378




Jun 22, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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p.1 #5 · Leica 35-70/4 Vario-Elmar on FX sensors


some samples.

















Jun 22, 2013 at 11:24 PM





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