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Mmacro, love the colors and the lines in that abstract!
Cams, what a kit to inherit! And a great start with the cat portrait. I am pretty new to Leica, and don't have any from the R set you have. There should be several posters here who can provide input. I can say that the 50 and 90mm Summicron f2 and the 180 3.4 Apo Telyt are superb lenses. The 180's minimum close focus distance is longer than I would like, that's about the only weakness I have come across, among the three that I have.
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Thanks for the thoughts.
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.
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Thanks for the information David. I'll have a look at your flickr album. I did notice the focus throw. However, it seems perfectly normal after using the Alpa/Kern 50/1.8 Macro that I also got from her last year which rotates about 3 times completely. That lens is away being serviced currently so I'm glad to have another great lens to use in the mean time.
It's a shame to have doubled up on both systems that I've inherited (she was obviously a bit of a macro nut) with respect to filling out my modern kit. So I think getting into film with both systems will be the best way to make the most of the gear.
That's a shame about the seller not wanting to post the lens. It's a bit of a non issue in this day and age with insurance etc. I won't be selling any of the gear at least while my dear Grandmother is still alive as I think she would disown me if she found out. haha