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p.223 #1 · p.223 #1 · Leica R Series Lenses


Second shot Zhanguye is really special. I rather like the flare in the first though.

Jim

100/2.8 APO macro:


Delicate Balance by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


Meditations on an Argument by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


Uptight Beauty by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr



Oct 11, 2013 at 01:50 AM
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p.223 #2 · p.223 #2 · Leica R Series Lenses


Opéra Garnier,Paris, 180/3.4 :









Oct 11, 2013 at 05:19 PM
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p.223 #3 · p.223 #3 · Leica R Series Lenses


Outstanding set Grenache.



All WO with minimal PP:


















Oct 12, 2013 at 03:16 AM
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p.223 #4 · p.223 #4 · Leica R Series Lenses


PS.

Couldn't resist - Fuji Reala 100 (Frontier Scanner) emulation:








Oct 12, 2013 at 03:53 AM
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p.223 #5 · p.223 #5 · Leica R Series Lenses


very nice Grenache.
Jack, great series. Love the car pic.



Oct 12, 2013 at 03:40 PM
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p.223 #6 · p.223 #6 · Leica R Series Lenses


Thank you Manu, appreciate it.
I am sure you track your Lux-R 80; it will not disappoint you, that's for sure.







EDIT: Wrong lens stated! The image was taken with Leica Summilux-R 80 E67 at f/8
Manu, my comment should make sense now

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Oct 13, 2013 at 02:03 AM
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p.223 #7 · p.223 #7 · Leica R Series Lenses


that appears to be a Zeiss lens Jako

here is one from 60ME:

Untitled by redisburning, on Flickr



Oct 13, 2013 at 03:15 AM
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p.223 #8 · p.223 #8 · Leica R Series Lenses


Those 35/2 pics are beautiuful JaKo.


Oct 13, 2013 at 04:41 AM
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p.223 #9 · p.223 #9 · Leica R Series Lenses


Mescalamba wrote:
Those 35/2 pics are beautiuful JaKo.

+1



Oct 13, 2013 at 04:49 AM
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p.223 #10 · p.223 #10 · Leica R Series Lenses


this isn't going to be good for my wallet, but I really like what I see with the 35/2 mandler design. Absolutely beautiful colors, skin tones etc. The corners seem to be problematic though. How bad are the corners ?


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p.223 #11 · p.223 #11 · Leica R Series Lenses


Thank you Mescalamba and Michael.

I truly envy photographers who used specific lenses for years, if not decades and know in & outs of each of them. I acquired few lenses in a fairly short period of time and slowly manage to learn what they can do.
As much as I would like to have multiple copies of each and different focal length, I feel I should downsize my gear and concentrate more on taking pictures rather than rushing towards getting more glass.
Said that, I am leaning towards boxing my Zeiss lenses (heck, tried to sell one of them in 100% condition just to realize that I will lose at least 30%. Naah, will rather keep them boxed and I am sure few years from now current ZF.2 will be on a wanted list along Contax line)
Anyhow, Leica R lineup has many great lenses that are out of production and almost out of reach – get them if you can and keep in mind that current Zeiss, Touit, Owls or whatever can be purchased $1000/kg at any time.

Just to make a sense of this; Summicron-R 35 can be used around its flows and still produce very unique images. It got a slow start with me, but I started to really like it!






Oct 13, 2013 at 05:40 AM
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p.223 #12 · p.223 #12 · Leica R Series Lenses


Picture This! wrote: How bad are the corners ?

Smooth; just don't put your main subject in far corners. Alex (Worldinlens) among others posted great photo showing in/out sharpness zones of Cron-35; use it to compose your shots.

Is it THAT bad?
See in this test shot at f/5.6







Oct 13, 2013 at 05:45 AM
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p.223 #13 · p.223 #13 · Leica R Series Lenses


Manu, I was wondering how come you didn't get Mandler's 35/2 Cron yet?


Oct 13, 2013 at 05:51 AM
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Jack, I have the zeiss 35/2 which i like but I have way too much stuff and overlapping focal lengths. Really need to thin the herd. I like the cron 35/2 quite a bit based on pics from you and others I've seen. They talk about soft corners on ff and field curvature. But this lens seems to have soul. It seems to be a fantastic photojournalistic type of lens. I'll have to sell the zeiss 35 if I get this. I've also heard good things about the elamrit-r 35/2.8. Decisions !



Oct 13, 2013 at 06:03 AM
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p.223 #15 · p.223 #15 · Leica R Series Lenses


Jim, LZ, Jack, wonderful shots.
Jack, love that 80lux one. great.

Here are few 80lux shots continue why I love MF focus talk from other thread












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Oct 13, 2013 at 06:06 AM
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p.223 #16 · p.223 #16 · Leica R Series Lenses


I'm really convincing myself to return the 80/1.4 that I ordered and you post great portrait after portrait with the 80

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Oct 13, 2013 at 06:08 AM
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p.223 #17 · p.223 #17 · Leica R Series Lenses


Manu, as I mentioned Zeiss ZF.2 lenses will be available for a long while while some Leica-R (search for Mandler's designs) are harder to get, at least in a great shape. Newer Leica designs may be optically better, but that's where current Zeiss comes to play.
You already have few Leica-R lenses and the list is just about completed depending on tastes. Cron-R 35 can be yours for around $1200, and I can tell you it will be your lifetime lasting purchase, just like Cron-50.

Don't sell your Zeiss 2/35 - it's a great lens and you will lose too much $$$ selling it.

We picked up expensive hobby, you know, and for me it's still on pair with high end audio I actively support (I won't even mention my vinyl purchases!)

Christmas comes soon -get the 35 Cron-R on account of it!



Oct 13, 2013 at 06:18 AM
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p.223 #18 · p.223 #18 · Leica R Series Lenses


JaKo wrote:
Don't sell your Zeiss 2/35 - it's a great lens and you will lose too much $$$ selling it.



Agree



Oct 13, 2013 at 01:31 PM
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p.223 #19 · p.223 #19 · Leica R Series Lenses


Manu, I had a Zeiss 2/35 and I sold it....

From the Thiaucourt WW1 US Cemetery, 50 cron :









Oct 13, 2013 at 04:48 PM
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p.223 #20 · p.223 #20 · Leica R Series Lenses


Jako, PictureThis, Zhangyue, thank you.

Jako, colors on the two wall shots are phenomenal. I shelved the idea of picking up a 28 or 35 for a while due to cash flow - lack of it - but that decision will have to be re-visited come Spring.

Jim

100/2.8 APO macro again:


Simple Pleasures by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


Gargoyle by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr



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