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Df + 180/3.4 Apo Telyt WO :









Nov 12, 2014 at 06:26 PM
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Good morning, Portland. (7) by [email protected], on Flickr

More cityscape. Summicron 90, Speed Booster, NEX-7.

Cheers,
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Nov 13, 2014 at 04:40 AM
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A few from the a7 and Elmarit 100, first two at f/5.6, last at f/4.

a7_Elmarit100_SoftLanding by thisgunforhire70, on Flickr



a7_Elmarit100_HangerOn by thisgunforhire70, on Flickr



a7_Elmarit100_FrankonPatrol by thisgunforhire70, on Flickr



Nov 14, 2014 at 06:53 AM
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90 Summicron-R again

(are these too wide? not sure what forum limit is.)





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Nov 15, 2014 at 09:45 AM
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Great pics on this thread. I am interested in getting a Leica Summicron-R 50 f/2 version but not sure if all versions are optically the same specially 2-Cam vs 3-Cam. I know the newer ASPH are better but also much more expensive. I am looking at the ones around $450-$600 in range. Which version should I get for a DSLR / A7 / X-E2 body.


Nov 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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leo11877 wrote:
I am interested in getting a Leica Summicron-R 50 f/2 version but not sure if all versions are optically the same ...


I believe that there were two optical designs, and all of the models with a built-in hood were of the second design. For the purpose of adapting to other systems, the number of cams makes no difference. Hope this helps.

Cheers,
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Nov 16, 2014 at 01:14 AM
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JonPB wrote:
I believe that there were two optical designs, and all of the models with a built-in hood were of the second design. For the purpose of adapting to other systems, the number of cams makes no difference. Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Jon


So the 2nd design is optically better? Also between the 35 F/2 and 50 F/2 which one is recommended for portraits? I value color and a smoother bokeh over some loss of sharpness.



Nov 16, 2014 at 01:24 AM
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The definition of "better" depends on your particular criteria. Also, I haven't directly compared the two, so I can't say anything other than that Leica tends not to replace an optical design unless they've come out with something that is superior either optically or ergonomically. I like my 2nd generation Summicron 50, but it is only slightly superior to most--and only slighter inferior to some--other 50mm lenses. I have a particular fondness for its glow around near-focus subjects combined with its lack of color fringing in bokeh, though.

For portraiture, whether to go with 35 or 50 (or ~85 or even ~150) is more a matter of style and approach than the optics themselves. From what I've seen, a 90/2.8 will surpass a 50/2, which in turn will surpass a 35/2, in terms of high contrast and high resolution acutance. Of course, images from a 90mm will look quite different than images from a 35mm due to framing and perspective. Probably the smoothest all-around Leica that's still affordable is the Macro-Elmarit-R 60mm, which might be ideal if you're looking to do both subject isolation portraits and also subject-in-environment portraits with the same lens.

You see, the problem is that one can end up wanting every single Leica R lens. So, be careful.

Cheers,
Jon



Nov 16, 2014 at 02:32 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions Jon. I think I will have to be content with only 1 for now


Nov 16, 2014 at 03:41 AM
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JonPB wrote:
For the purpose of adapting to other systems, the number of cams makes no difference.


Unless you want to/need to replace the mount. Then you'll want to avoid the 1 cams (which isn't hard to do).



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leo11877 wrote:
Great pics on this thread. I am interested in getting a Leica Summicron-R 50 f/2 version but not sure if all versions are optically the same specially 2-Cam vs 3-Cam. I know the newer ASPH are better but also much more expensive. I am looking at the ones around $450-$600 in range. Which version should I get for a DSLR / A7 / X-E2 body.


The 50 with the e55 filter thread, built-in hood, and marked "Made in Canada" on the barrel are usually the most plentiful and should be in your price range. It's a wonderful lens as long as you don't mind a little shape in your stopped-down bokeh.



Nov 16, 2014 at 05:13 AM
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Sony A7 and Summicron 35mm
San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose-90 by Anh Tri, on Flickr

San Jose-74 by Anh Tri, on Flickr

San Jose-71 by Anh Tri, on Flickr



Nov 17, 2014 at 03:41 AM
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Fir Plantation with the 100 AME + 1Ds3 and a rare instance of some colour fringing provoked.












Nov 20, 2014 at 12:23 PM
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35 Summicron-R II


Untitled

90 Summicron-R E55 (pre-AA)


Spacemaster

180 Elmar-R

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Nov 20, 2014 at 11:47 PM
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Nov 21, 2014 at 07:14 AM
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Thanks for the feedback and tips everyone. I'm contemplating the 60/2.8 as it's an interesting focal length, does 2:1, and should be plenty sharp enough.

I'm not made of money, but am looking for high performance for my A7R.

I'm after a 28mm too, and was contemplating the C/Y 28/2.8 (but I guess that's for another thread).



Nov 21, 2014 at 07:30 AM
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martindesu wrote:
Thanks for the feedback and tips everyone. I'm contemplating the 60/2.8 as it's an interesting focal length, does 2:1, and should be plenty sharp enough.

I'm not made of money, but am looking for high performance for my A7R.

I'm after a 28mm too, and was contemplating the C/Y 28/2.8 (but I guess that's for another thread).


C/Y has better performance/price ratio.. Leica is simply best you can buy. New ZF line isnt bad either (or ZE, depends on what adapter you want to use, Metabones should allow auto-aperture with ZE lens).



Nov 21, 2014 at 11:34 PM
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Last of the light on a trip to Fforest Fawr, Brecon Beacons NP, with the 28-90/2.8-4.5 Vario Elmarit and 1Ds3






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Nov 22, 2014 at 08:23 PM
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Leica 400mm Telyt-R f/6.8 with Sony A7/r.



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Nov 23, 2014 at 04:41 PM
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I really feel guilty of not posting here recently.
Will have to 'blame' it on my mirrorless camera. When shooting with Nikon DSLR cameras my primary lenses were Zeiss ZF.2 and Leica-R. Leica lenses were actually smaller and lighter than Zeiss so I tended to use them more often. However; things changed for with arrival of Sony A7R last year. Zeiss ZF.2 was almost entirely replaced by rangefinder lenses, which in turn are more compact comparing to Leica-R. Still, I have no plans to part with any of my R glass.



One from yesterday; Lee Big Stopper ND filter, 30s exposure at f/11 & ISO100







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