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Worldinlens
Registered: Jan 29, 2012
Total Posts: 725
Country: Russia

Ron Pfister wrote:
Worldinlens wrote:
Ron, from which f/? the ninja going to another galaxy and aperture's shape clear?

See edit in my previous post. I have images of all full stops from f/4 to f/11 - all good.
I'll post an image of the series...


Seems that this really lucky (with serial lens for 3000-4000$ from famous brand !!! ), especially considering voiced small statistics before.

For Win: buddy, if mine copy with same aperture as yours (your copy also 389xxxx as from Ron), I think I need understanding of the internal adjustment aperture's unit inside R180/2.8. Sure, that if the all parts inside similar and so - no any impossible things

P.S. But if the aperture blades has constant non-moving axis than only blade's shape affect this



Ron Pfister
Registered: Jan 29, 2013
Total Posts: 81
Country: Switzerland

I wonder if Leica actually changed the aperture assembly at some point *before* introducing P/N 11357. My lens is 3897xxx, and I know of 3895xxx examples that do exhibit 'Ninja Star'. Once I receive the lens, I will post images that show the shape of the aperture blades. Then we can compare...



Paul Yi
Registered: Dec 10, 2004
Total Posts: 5272
Country: United States

If any of you guys are not happy with your AE 180, I am always willing to trade with my Lux 80 for it....



Paul Yi
Registered: Dec 10, 2004
Total Posts: 5272
Country: United States

1st snap for testing Lux R 50 (E60) at f/5.6

The IQ reminds me of Lux M 50 ASPH....
Very happy...






zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 2704
Country: United States

Paul, congratulation! I envy your speed to get new lens. Now show us some WO, I miss that Bokeh



Worldinlens
Registered: Jan 29, 2012
Total Posts: 725
Country: Russia

I have a large internal statistics for R35/1.4 because often cut it. And seems that this process not random



Worldinlens
Registered: Jan 29, 2012
Total Posts: 725
Country: Russia

Paul Yi wrote:
1st snap for testing Lux R 50 (E60) at f/5.6

The IQ reminds me of Lux M 50 ASPH....
Very happy...






Congratulations! Photographing owners of E60 becomes more



Worldinlens
Registered: Jan 29, 2012
Total Posts: 725
Country: Russia

Ron Pfister wrote:
the shape of the aperture blades


This is keywords, unfortunately. If the aperture unit has a classic design.

Win, which s/n of your 180? Before 3897xxx or larger?



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15313
Country: Germany

Ron Pfister wrote:
Here's the image with the series from f/4 through f/11:



What about f/3.2?



Almass
Registered: Feb 11, 2011
Total Posts: 494
Country: United Kingdom

Leica R Summilux 50/1.4 E60

You want thin DOF....you got it.





Worldinlens
Registered: Jan 29, 2012
Total Posts: 725
Country: Russia

carstenw wrote:
Ron Pfister wrote:
Here's the image with the series from f/4 through f/11:

What about f/3.2?




Ron Pfister
Registered: Jan 29, 2013
Total Posts: 81
Country: Switzerland

I'll post an image @ f/3.2 once I receive the lens.

Speaking of f/3.2: what would you experienced AE180 shooters consider the sweet spot of this lens?



Almass
Registered: Feb 11, 2011
Total Posts: 494
Country: United Kingdom

Ron Pfister wrote:
I'll post an image @ f/3.2 once I receive the lens.

Speaking of f/3.2: what would you experienced AE180 shooters consider the sweet spot of this lens?


I am getting confused.

If you don't have the lens, how did you shoot the series from f/4 through f/11?

Inquiring minds like to know



Ron Pfister
Registered: Jan 29, 2013
Total Posts: 81
Country: Switzerland

I had the seller do it (I do trust him)

Edit: I would not have bought the lens without seeing the images first.



Almass
Registered: Feb 11, 2011
Total Posts: 494
Country: United Kingdom

Ron Pfister wrote:
Hi all,

I was just able to purchase an APO-ELMARIT 180/2.8 with S/N 389xxxx at a good price. Below an image of the aperture of this lens at f/8. Looks good to me! Many thanks again for all your help!

Edit: I have the whole series from f/4 through f/11. They all look good. Die, Ninja!

Best,

Ron


I just looked up my lens sitting on my lap and it is with a S/N 389xxxx.

This is a version 1 serial number.

I also have another APO 180/2.8 which is version 2 but it is in my other house location.

I double checked E.Putts numbers and they list the S/N389xxxx as 1st version as well which is exactly like the one I have.

To cut a long story short, you should have clearly a Ninja aperture and I appreciate you trust your seller but he might have erred on the left side.

According to my modest powers of observations, the shot claimed at f4 is an f5.6 and the shot claimed at f11 is an f16.

The wall thickness between the glass and the body seems to be thicker than it should be.

Of course, I might be wrong and I hope I am wrong.

I think we better keep the jury out until you get the lens and do your own tests and publish here.




Ron Pfister
Registered: Jan 29, 2013
Total Posts: 81
Country: Switzerland

Well, if it's not the real deal, the lens goes back - easy as that. I'll let you guys know. Thanks for your input!



Worldinlens
Registered: Jan 29, 2012
Total Posts: 725
Country: Russia

Almass wrote:
Ron Pfister wrote:
Hi all,

I was just able to purchase an APO-ELMARIT 180/2.8 with S/N 389xxxx at a good price. Below an image of the aperture of this lens at f/8. Looks good to me! Many thanks again for all your help!

Edit: I have the whole series from f/4 through f/11. They all look good. Die, Ninja!

Best,

Ron


I just looked up my lens sitting on my lap and it is with a S/N 389xxxx.

This is a version 1 serial number.

I also have another APO 180/2.8 which is version 2 but it is in my other house location.

I double checked E.Putts numbers and they list the S/N389xxxx as 1st version as well which is exactly like the one I have.

To cut a long story short, you should have clearly a Ninja aperture and I appreciate you trust your seller but he might have erred on the left side.

According to my modest powers of observations, the shot claimed at f4 is an f5.6 and the shot claimed at f11 is an f16.

The wall thickness between the glass and the body seems to be thicker than it should be.

Of course, I might be wrong and I hope I am wrong.

I think we better keep the jury out until you get the lens and do your own tests and publish here.




Almass, i think in this case this is not matter... Another man posted shot of lens with very close s/n and that's was full "ninja" nirvana from Leica style. I'm very soon recieve the 180 with 379.... and I'm ready! My soul already opening for any reality

Konishua!!! )))



Almass
Registered: Feb 11, 2011
Total Posts: 494
Country: United Kingdom

Worldinlens wrote:
Konishua!!! )))


LoL. Vy govorite po-yaponski seychas?



Paul Yi
Registered: Dec 10, 2004
Total Posts: 5272
Country: United States

AE 180 will be THE lens to complete my R lens collection...

Here are some more from the Lux R-50 (E60) ....




All wide open....






Almass
Registered: Feb 11, 2011
Total Posts: 494
Country: United Kingdom

Paul Yi wrote:
1st snap for testing Lux R 50 (E60) at f/5.6

The IQ reminds me of Lux M 50 ASPH....
Very happy...



The clarity and transparency of the picture tonality is very good.

Enjoy your 50 - E60.



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