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mikwest wrote:
Thank you very much for your answers.
it's very difficult to know if the 19 mm V2 is a good choice because you don't find a lot of tests and experiences in numeric. It seems that the problem is in the corner. And for the price, you want the best (like for the 28 mm V2).

I've owned the 21 mm Zeiss Distagon on 5d mark2. I liked the micro contrast of this lens. However, he's very big.
There isn't a lot of choice for wide angles.
The other problem with the 19 mm is the lack of possibility for ND filter...


I haven't handled the D21, but I just got the R19v2, which appears much more compact. In any case the 19 handles very well.

Regarding filters, there's a Chinese adapter that gives you an 82mm front filter (but it might be tricky to order from abroad--have a Chinese friend help you )
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.1.T542G9&id=38058949753&ns=1#detail

There's also Matt Duclos' 77mm step-up ring. Mechanically it's very nice. But in FF, vignetting occurs immediately when a filter of any thickness of mounted to it (even something as thin as the Cooke Harmonie uv filter). I just bought this and haven't decided what to do. I may buy a 72mm UV filter and glue to the adapter (I just want protection, not filtration). Or perhaps it's possible to grind it down.

http://www.ducloslenses.com/products/19mmv2stepup



Sep 25, 2014 at 10:04 PM
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Do you guys have a fast 24mm or 28mm (f/1.4 or f/2) that you think matches your Leica R sets well?

I tried the FD 24/1.4 L--the colors were very drab, and in any case totally different than R's.

I used to have a Contax 28/2 and liked it. That is an option.

How about a Rokkor 28/2? I have read that Rokkors have similar color profiles as Leica Rs somewhere.

Or Konica Hexanon 28/1.8?

Or Rokinon 24/1.4?




Sep 25, 2014 at 10:15 PM
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Cross post from walter mandler thread
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Sep 27, 2014 at 08:38 AM
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Some recent images from Senja, Troms with the 1Ds3







21-35 vario elmar asph







21-35 vario elmar asph







28-90 vario elmarit asph







21-35 vario elmar asph




Sep 27, 2014 at 08:59 AM
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R8/DMR, 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R




Sep 27, 2014 at 10:26 AM
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From Annecy, D700 & 50 R Cron :









Sep 28, 2014 at 09:06 AM
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Here are some images cross posted in the Sony A7/A7r/A7s Image Thread that I took last evening in or close to Magic Hour at the top of the Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, PA. All images taken with my tripod mounted Leica R 280mm f4 Apo Telyt lens and my A7r; images processed in LR5.6.

Rich

















Sep 28, 2014 at 12:49 PM
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aly324 wrote:
Do you guys have a fast 24mm or 28mm (f/1.4 or f/2) that you think matches your Leica R sets well?

I tried the FD 24/1.4 L--the colors were very drab, and in any case totally different than R's.

I used to have a Contax 28/2 and liked it. That is an option.

How about a Rokkor 28/2? I have read that Rokkors have similar color profiles as Leica Rs somewhere.

Or Konica Hexanon 28/1.8?

Or Rokinon 24/1.4?



For 28mm the Rokkor 28/2 will have Leica colors.
For 24/1.4 I use Nikon 24G but not sure if colors are close enough for you.



Sep 28, 2014 at 03:50 PM
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wayne seltzer wrote:
For 28mm the Rokkor 28/2 will have Leica colors.
For 24/1.4 I use Nikon 24G but not sure if colors are close enough for you.


I highly recommend the Zeiss ZF 25/2,0. But Zeiss ZF's color rendering is different than Leica's.



Sep 28, 2014 at 05:47 PM
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Some decidedly wet and windy weather meant a trip to the Polar Park Arctic Wildlife Center to safely view some of Norway's captive fauna. 1Ds3 and 100 Apo Macro Elmarit.

















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Lake Annecy, 50 Cron :









Oct 01, 2014 at 05:17 PM
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Hello!
Beautiful pictures here!

I've received my summilux 80 mm R. It's very stunning: I'm used to use very sharp lenses like Zeiss lenses, and I find the summilux very soft (I find manual focus is harder at WA)... but I like very much the rendering of this lens. Do you have the same impressions?
Nonetheless, the summilux 35 mm is different: it has the same rendering but is sharper.



Oct 02, 2014 at 10:37 PM
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mikwest wrote:
I've received my summilux 80 mm R. It's very stunning: I'm used to use very sharp lenses like Zeiss lenses, and I find the summilux very soft (I find manual focus is harder at WA)... but I like very much the rendering of this lens. Do you have the same impressions?


Sounds about par for course. :-) The 'lux 80 is reputed to have a somewhat bi-polar character wide open: difficult to get right, but incredible when that happens.

From this morning, with the relatively humble pre-AA 90/2:


Good morning. by [email protected], on Flickr

NEX-7, Speed Booster, 64mm/2.8, handheld and without much care taken in framing or focusing and with minimal post-processing.


Good morning. by [email protected], on Flickr

NEX-7, Speed Booster, 64mm @ unknown f-stop and a moderate amount of processing.
Cheers,
Jon



Oct 03, 2014 at 02:33 AM
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50 Summicron



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Oct 03, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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50 Summicron




Oct 03, 2014 at 12:35 PM
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Fourvière, Lyon, 50 R Cron :









Oct 03, 2014 at 02:08 PM
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^^^ Welcome back, LZ!














Oct 06, 2014 at 06:43 AM
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Jack, JonP, JonT, LZ, Nice images.

mikwest wrote:
Hello!
Beautiful pictures here!

I've received my Summilux 80 mm R. It's very stunning: I'm used to use very sharp lenses like Zeiss lenses, and I find the Summilux very soft (I find manual focus is harder at WA)... but I like very much the rendering of this lens. Do you have the same impressions?
Nonetheless, the summilux 35 mm is different: it has the same rendering but is sharper.


Just realize you ask here as well Hopefully PM answer satisfies you. 35lux is sharper. 80lux will be sharper at distance, but nail focus will be a little challenge at distance. I realize many people buy this lens partially due to my fault given I got many PM about it

It is not a easy lens to master, and need practice, practice and learn to use it. Like any fast glass, use it under harsh light will kill its rendering.(I do that all the time for taking everyday family pic) It is easy to flare at back-light, Its color is not as vivid as Zeiss or modern Leica, Nikon, I don't know if it is depend on manufacture year or not. But the color work very nice with its rendering. and CA is less than most 85ish fast glass out there.

Given it has optic flaw, It is a specialty lens and need understand it to use it well or for your need. Just like use any lens, it take time to master it. You should have right expectation about this lens. Some people love it, some people feel nothing special, it is very normal for any lens and I won't lose sleep over it

It is not a very sharp lens at WO, I can see this more often with D810.

It is sharp enough for me most case.

















It is a good story telling lens as well. Many time, I don't need it to be extreme sharp, but smooth rendering certainly help, even under harsh light.






















All took at WO with D810.



Oct 06, 2014 at 07:12 PM
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Loving the monkey bar shots.

Some more taken with the Vario-Elmar 75-200/4.5. I continue to be impressed with the results from this lens. Not shown in these shots was how well it was handling extreme backlighting with some birds up in the tree. Very minimal CA.

These are a female Satin Bower Bird










Oct 06, 2014 at 10:23 PM
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Good morning. (3) by [email protected], on Flickr

Sunrise over the First Presbyterian Church grounds, Portland, Oregon.

NEX-7, Speed Booster, Vario-Elmar-R 21-35.

Cheers,
Jon



Oct 08, 2014 at 03:11 AM
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