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Depends on how much caffeine one has had, among other factors I haven't used a stabilized lens recently but I do think it could help at medium tele and longer FLs.

Lieutenant Z wrote:
IMHO, stabilisation is just a gadget. For a 180 mm telephoto you just need a steady hand and a minimum speed of 1/250 s.




Dec 15, 2013 at 09:44 PM
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saph wrote:
Depends on how much caffeine one has had, among other factors I haven't used a stabilized lens recently but I do think it could help at medium tele and longer FLs.



worked great for me with my 350mm all the way down to 1/125 handheld using an olympus and kept giving me a high percentage of keepers all the way down to 1/20. i'm pretty sure i can't get anything critically sharp using a 700mm equivalent lens at 1/20 without image stabilization.




Dec 15, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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p.248 #3 · p.248 #3 · Leica R Series Lenses


The bench and the triad formation of geese is superb!

svmnb wrote:
All shot with Summicron R-50mm on EOS 6D

http://i.imgur.com/BG84uF0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/oL91SWn.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/d53vYAk.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JkAddtl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CP0ljcK.jpg





Dec 16, 2013 at 12:12 AM
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p.248 #4 · p.248 #4 · Leica R Series Lenses


Very nice yet again Philippe, it seems you are able to previsualize the scene and then just wait for the right moment for it to materialize.

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The Sacré-Coeur, Paris, 50 cron :





Dec 16, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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p.248 #5 · p.248 #5 · Leica R Series Lenses


Then maybe I need to cut out tea and coffee 1/20th is quite amazing at that FL to get a high percentage. With my 400 5.6 manual Nikon I get good success, but I depend on keeping the shutter usually 1/400 or higher.

sebboh wrote:
worked great for me with my 350mm all the way down to 1/125 handheld using an olympus and kept giving me a high percentage of keepers all the way down to 1/20. i'm pretty sure i can't get anything critically sharp using a 700mm equivalent lens at 1/20 without image stabilization.





Dec 16, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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Very nice, particularly the red berry surrounded by creamy bokeh. Congrats on the sweet acquisition!

Taylor Sherman wrote:
Got an 80 Lux this week. So far, I think it's a keeper. Much more compact than my ZF 100/2, and easier to focus IMO. More character too.

Not any great pictures so far, but here are some from today on the A7. First three WO, fourth at f/4 or maybe f/2.8 -- it's pretty sharp by f/2.8 at infinity.


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7456/11375791673_a8e6f370cd_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5483/11375811653_b44628a2af_b.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3734/11375691765_b6bc8d42b3_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5514/11375953993_541c9d78d2_b.jpg


And a bonus 35/2 shot - I have to give credit to LR for the PP on this, I hit "auto" and wow, it hit the nail on the head.


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/11375696265_b49a5c8619_b.jpg





Dec 16, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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saph wrote:
Then maybe I need to cut out tea and coffee 1/20th is quite amazing at that FL to get a high percentage. With my 400 5.6 manual Nikon I get good success, but I depend on keeping the shutter usually 1/400 or higher.



yeah, with the same lens without image stabilization on i pretty much have to shoot 1/500 or faster.




Dec 16, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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waterden wrote:
I have just found this link which is an interesting commentary on R lenses if you havent seen it

http://www.overgaard.dk/Leica-M-Type-240-aka-Leica-M10-digital-rangefinder-camera-page-33-The-Leica-R-Lenses-on-Leica-M240-Catwalk.html



Finally had time to read it; it's an interesting article. Thank you.
I am still wondering where the M and R price differences come from (more work to squeeze glass into smaller enclosure or demand/marketing?) Nevertheless, the write-up is a good guideline to get few R jewels from the past (I have a link to more detailed coverage of selected R glass - will try to find it after dinner)


Few wide open shots from Summilux-R 80 to welcome Vancouver's sky brightening weather.






















Dec 16, 2013 at 01:24 AM
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p.248 #9 · p.248 #9 · Leica R Series Lenses


Wow Jako, that first one 80 lux image of the blue walkway grille brightened by sunlight is delightful!

Here's a couple with the Summicron 90 f2.

Leaves

Leaves by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Lichen

Lichen by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Elephants

Elephants by maryland_photos, on Flickr




Dec 16, 2013 at 01:33 AM
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p.248 #10 · p.248 #10 · Leica R Series Lenses


@Jako...superb shots with the 80! What beautiful rendering! Love the first shot the most..I'm a sucker for wide open/tons of buttery bokeh!!
@saph...really like the leaves...I just got the 50 Lux, and I think the 90 Cron will be my next...but I have been using the 90 Elmarit, and really enjoy the colors from it...we'll see.
Gregg



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p.248 #11 · p.248 #11 · Leica R Series Lenses


Jack, very impressive work. Especially #1


Dec 16, 2013 at 03:05 AM
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p.248 #12 · p.248 #12 · Leica R Series Lenses


Leica r 100mm F2.8 APO
























Dec 16, 2013 at 03:53 AM
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p.248 #13 · p.248 #13 · Leica R Series Lenses


Thank you saph, Gregg & Manu.
Summilux-R 80 suppose to shine mid/far distances. Once excitement of shotting WO fades I will put it to land/cityscape use.


Summicron-R 50; great lens but it's hard (for me at least) to capture non-flat images with it.

@f/5.6






@f/2.8







Dec 16, 2013 at 06:13 AM
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p.248 #14 · p.248 #14 · Leica R Series Lenses


My favorite Cron-R so far @f/5.6







Dec 16, 2013 at 06:21 AM
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p.248 #15 · p.248 #15 · Leica R Series Lenses


^^^^^Stunning shot!!! Jako
Gregg



Dec 16, 2013 at 06:24 AM
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p.248 #16 · p.248 #16 · Leica R Series Lenses


Greggf wrote:
^^^^^Stunning shot!!! Jako
Gregg

+1, incredible clarity. A7R or D800E?
I am curious to hear your opinion between the two, Jack.



Dec 16, 2013 at 06:32 AM
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p.248 #17 · p.248 #17 · Leica R Series Lenses


Hard to post a pic after that above shot, Jack!!
Gregg





50 Lux WO into the sunlight




Dec 16, 2013 at 06:46 AM
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p.248 #18 · p.248 #18 · Leica R Series Lenses


Thanks guys.

I only shot +/- 350 frames with A7r including 50 or so frames of shutter sound comparison with another photog using A7, but few shots between A7R/D800E show slight sharpness increase most likely due to true AA-less design of A7r. Both cameras are built differently and for different use. From image output perspective I am pleased with A7R and honestly I didn't even bother going into details to compare it extensively to D800E. A7R has all I needed (no IQ compromise if giving up on D800E) so it becomes my primary digital camera from now on.

As for Summicron-R 35; I mostly use it between f/2.8 -4.0 but this lens is very sharp when stopped down. From my tests it slightly outperforms Zeiss Distagon 2/35 at least in the center.
area.



Dec 16, 2013 at 06:51 AM
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p.248 #19 · p.248 #19 · Leica R Series Lenses


Thanks Samy. Like the leaves & the éléphants.

street scene from Montmartre, 50 cron :









Dec 16, 2013 at 05:58 PM
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p.248 #20 · p.248 #20 · Leica R Series Lenses


^^^^nice shot, LTZ! Great foreground and background bokeh!
Gregg



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