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Just inherited an R kit from my Grandmother. Included is an R4, Elmarit 24mm/2.8, Macro-Elmarit 60mm/2.8 and Vario-Elmar 75-200/4.5. All with hoods and the 1:1 adapter for the 60mm.
I'd appreciate a bit of a summary on this gear. Its strengths and weaknesses etc, as this is my first foray into the (quite large) world of Leica.
I've got an A7 that I plan to use them on as well as get into some film (which I've never done before).
Congrats Cam on that Leica-R inheritance, and on that really nice cat portrait.
I have the Macro-Elmarit 60/2.8 and 1:1 adapter, using them on a Canon 5D MK III until recently and will now bias their use on a new A7R.
The 60 is IMHO, a fantastic lens and is also useful for gen purpose photography, only inhibited in that regard by the long focus throw due its macro bias. Either with or without the adapter it gives wonderful macro results, with beautiful bokeh, as in fact is nicely seen on the LHS side of your cat pic.
I have a few Macro-El 60/2.8 shots stored in this set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smoooooth-lll/sets/72157633270978111/
The 24/2.8 is I believe already regarded as a good performer on the A7(R). I just tried to buy one advertised
on Gumtree but the interstate seller wasn't interested in posting. Pls let me know if you want to sell yours!
The beauty of the Sony A7 / Nex E mount system in general is that you get to keep your lenses in native R mount AND use them easily on the Sony.
I have no experience of the R4 and 75-200, however your plan to buy film is a great move.
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