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p.247 #1 · Leica R Series Lenses


If you are using it adapted, then you would almost certainly be using stop-down metering anyway, so speed wouldn't affect the issue. Only if you are using a Leica R camera.


Nov 08, 2013 at 08:50 PM
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p.247 #2 · Leica R Series Lenses


carstenw wrote:
If you are using it adapted, then you would almost certainly be using stop-down metering anyway, so speed wouldn't affect the issue. Only if you are using a Leica R camera.


And even if using a Leica R body, oil on blades does NOT automatically mean that the blades are sticky and slow. Of course it's not ideal, but it's not always a problem either.



Nov 08, 2013 at 09:16 PM
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p.247 #3 · Leica R Series Lenses


rioni wrote:
Hi everyone, I just purchased a Leica R (Canada) Summicron 50 that unfortunately has oil on the back side of the blades. The seller did not disclose this which is another ongoing issue but I'm considering just keeping it and having it cleaned since the rest of it is in mint condition. Does anyone have a recommendation on a cheap/fast place that can get this cleaned?


The oil on the aperture blades never present by randomize reasons This is always result of bad service when someone decided quickly repair lens moving (often helicoid) with oil (it's wrong). In this case the drop of oil simple may fall on the aperture unit inside and you see what you see finally.

The lens unit can be removed simple but after possible two ways (now I do one of 50/2, but can't help directly fast and cheap). Second way more correct, but more difficult:






I guess for you better forget about oil and shot or return the lens and buy another one.




Nov 09, 2013 at 06:00 AM
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Nov 09, 2013 at 06:42 AM
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p.247 #5 · Leica R Series Lenses


My new toy!
Leica R 19mm f2.8 Ver 2


DSC00662-2 by sylimphoto, on Flickr



DSC00686-2 by sylimphoto, on Flickr



Nov 09, 2013 at 02:26 PM
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p.247 #6 · Leica R Series Lenses


Hi guys, I would appreciate your help

A store in my city has a Summicron-R 90/2 in almost mint conditions for around 450€. It's the non-APO version, made in Canada and without the E55 engraving. From my research it should be from 1980, more or less. I plan to leitax-adapt it for my Nikon D600.

For those who have it:
- Is the performance wide open good?
- Is focusing acceptably easy/accurate?

I would use it as a portrait lens. I already have the Nikon 85/1.8G and the Voigtländer Nokton 58/1.4 SLII. I would like to have a lens with different characteristics from those, and actually I'm also very curious about the famous Leica rendering. With the Nokton I have a problem when the subject is at medium distance because the focus throw at that point covers a few metres in a few degrees.

Would you think it makes sense for me to buy it?



Nov 09, 2013 at 04:38 PM
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p.247 #7 · Leica R Series Lenses


The 90 Cron is a really nice lens. There are two version I would think worth buying. The earlier one has a kind of telescoping built-in hood:







And the newer one looks like the newest 90 Elmarit, a bit like the 90AA. This one is quite hard to find, and might be expensive, but the two are optically identical:








Nov 09, 2013 at 05:33 PM
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p.247 #8 · Leica R Series Lenses


kiankim wrote:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3684/10602737515_aa45bd0b1c_b.jpg


Quite a high proportion of Canadians on this forum! I'm from TO as well



Nov 09, 2013 at 05:54 PM
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Albi86 wrote:
Hi guys, I would appreciate your help

A store in my city has a Summicron-R 90/2 in almost mint conditions for around 450€. It's the non-APO version, made in Canada and without the E55 engraving. From my research it should be from 1980, more or less. I plan to leitax-adapt it for my Nikon D600.

For those who have it:
- Is the performance wide open good?
- Is focusing acceptably easy/accurate?

I would use it as a portrait lens. I already have the Nikon 85/1.8G and the Voigtländer Nokton 58/1.4 SLII. I would like to have a lens with different characteristics from those,
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I have the pre-APO 90 and it's great! A nice hunk of metal and glass. Hard to nail the focus by viewfinder when wide open, but with live view it's pretty easy. The bokeh is buttery smooth, and, from what I've seen, is about on par with the 80mm summilux, . Amazing portrait lens. However, not super sharp unless it's stopped down, which makes is a great "soft" portrait lens at f/2 and a great performer at around 4-5.6. To be honest, if you want a super sharp tele in this range, go for a cheap canon 100 f/2 which is super sharp or if you wanna get something a little better the Zeiss 100 f/2 or the canon 135L. If you want manual focusing bliss with aperture control and a solid build, this is a great lens for a fair price (after leitaxing).
Some samples, the first at f/2, the second is prob f4














Nov 09, 2013 at 06:15 PM
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p.247 #10 · Leica R Series Lenses


Xenon, congrats on the R 19.

With the 50 Summicron :









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p.247 #11 · Leica R Series Lenses


Thanks for the post world. I checked on having the oil from the blades cleaned and they said it was so minor I shouldn't worry about it. If it was cleaned it would run me around $80 which isn't too bad. Here is one taken with the Cron 50 with Nikon d600 Today. I like the lens but not nearly as impressed as I am with my new Nikon 24-70 2.8


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Nov 10, 2013 at 01:52 AM
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Thanks! Lieutenant Z!
haha....this lens is very good if compare to ver1.



Nov 10, 2013 at 03:09 AM
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p.247 #13 · Leica R Series Lenses


R80 @ 1.4 on 5D2




















Nov 10, 2013 at 06:00 AM
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p.247 #14 · Leica R Series Lenses


Sony A7 + Leica R 80 1.4


DSC1335 by sylimphoto, on Flickr



Nov 10, 2013 at 09:23 AM
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p.247 #15 · Leica R Series Lenses


Xenon, have you already got the Sony A7 ?
BTW very nice portrait!



Nov 10, 2013 at 09:42 AM
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p.247 #16 · Leica R Series Lenses


Thanks to Carstenw and Roni!

After I bought the Nokton I have discovered the pleasure of those manual focus, full metal lenses! The problem I have with the Voigtländer though, as I said, is at medium distance. If you look at the picture, the focus throw goes from 5m to infinity in a mere few degrees.



The Summicron 90mm seems to be more gradual, so hopefully it should be easier. I'm convinced!



Nov 10, 2013 at 09:58 AM
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p.247 #17 · Leica R Series Lenses


xenon99 wrote:
Sony A7 + Leica R 80 1.4

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2819/10773340143_93ba708fec_b.jpg
DSC1335 by sylimphoto, on Flickr


Sony a7


Possible to share portraits raw's (and maybe not portraits only)?



Nov 10, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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p.247 #18 · Leica R Series Lenses


The Sony A7 is not mine.
I join the Sony workshop, they provide Test unit to Poison Us.

Btw, try only few shots.
The color from Jpg looks over-saturated, but I did not check the camera setting.
Might be set Vivid....

Above pic PP already.



Nov 10, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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p.247 #19 · Leica R Series Lenses


leica R 80 1.4 + NEX 6


DSC00988-5 by sylimphoto, on Flickr



Nov 10, 2013 at 02:05 PM
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p.247 #20 · Leica R Series Lenses


A few with the Summilux 35.


a99 and Summilux-R 35 @ f/1.4


a99 and Summilux-R 35 @ f/2


a99 and Summilux-R 35 @ f/2.8




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