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Lens addiction... Leica R Summicron 50/2

 
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Sep 13, 2006 13:38 |  #1

I did it again... I was not able to resist...
I saw, in my preferred shop, an almost brand new Leica R Summicron 50/2... I couldn't resist....
Now it's here on my desk, looking at me... and waiting for the Leica R - EOS adapter from China...
I think I have a serious drugs problem....


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Sep 13, 2006 13:44 |  #2
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congrats.

I had the opportunity to use the f/1 noctilux, and man it was impressive.


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Sep 13, 2006 13:46 as a reply to coreypolis's post |  #3

Thanks Corey,

I have read about it in some of your posts...
You should feel guilty for my drug problems... It's your fault too! :D


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Sep 13, 2006 13:51 |  #4

congrats . look foward in hearing your views on how it performs. Some pics is you have chance would be great


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Sep 13, 2006 14:01 as a reply to Raymate's post |  #5

Raymate wrote:
congrats . look foward in hearing your views on how it performs. Some pics is you have chance would be great

Thanks Ray. I'll do that as soon as I get the adapter. It's frustrating to have a new lens and not being able to play with it... :(


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Sep 13, 2006 14:11 |  #6

You've bought a good one there. Together with its larger brother (the Summilux 1.4) it's regarded as one of the finest 50's ever made. I've found it to be flawless in build and performance. To give you an idea of the performance you can expect, here's an ordinary handheld shot at f/2.8 on my 1DMK2:

IMAGE: http://www.aprd31.dsl.pipex.com/tmp/jo1.jpg

And here's a 100% crop. The resolution and micro-contrast is amazing.

IMAGE: http://www.aprd31.dsl.pipex.com/tmp/jo2.jpg

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Sep 13, 2006 17:49 as a reply to foxbat's post |  #7

Thanks Foxbat!

Actually what happened was that, after seeing your shots above on "Manual Focus Forum", I noticed the lens in the shop... And then I checked the serial number... and it was higher then 2876401... and I couldn't hold myself... :)


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Sep 13, 2006 20:30 |  #8

hmm I wonder if I could adapt my Rollei lens to a EOS mount? I think its FP mount. Mine is a 50mm f1.8 lens.


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Sep 13, 2006 22:48 |  #9

Wow. Now I want Leica glass. But everything is way more expensive than my whole outfit together! Hahaha. What is the cheapest Leica glass I wonder....


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foxbat wrote:
And here's a 100% crop. The resolution and micro-contrast is amazing.

Good grief, that is amazing !
What would be the best sort of Leica R-EOS adapter on the market today ?
Would that adapter work equally well with 20D as well as the 5D ?


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Sep 14, 2006 09:04 |  #11

jesus... how, where and cost... I want one, will it work on a 350D


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Sep 14, 2006 09:14 |  #12

How much did you pay for it? This is DEFINITELY not your cheap glass.....




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Sep 14, 2006 09:18 as a reply to Raymate's post |  #13

lensview wrote:
Good grief, that is amazing !
What would be the best sort of Leica R-EOS adapter on the market today ?
Would that adapter work equally well with 20D as well as the 5D ?

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jesus... how, where and cost... I want one, will it work on a 350D

From what I have found out, this lens will work on all the EOS bodies. It actually depends from the lens, and not from the adapter. This pdf below will tell you which lens will work on which EOS body:
http://web.mac.com ...ges/Canon_Leica_Tab​le.jpgexternal link

I understand that the best adpters shoud be the ones from Novoflex, but they are very expensive. I have bought the chinese version below... :)

http://cgi.ebay.it ...ame=STRK%3AMEWN%3AI​T&rd=1external link

For the lens, as I said above, it looks new, and, from the serial number, it was built after 1997. I paid for it 290 Euros.


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tiziano wrote:
From what I have found out, this lens will work on all the EOS bodies. It actually depends from the lens, and not from the adapter. This pdf below will tell you which lens will work on which EOS body:
http://web.mac.com ...ges/Canon_Leica_Tab​le.jpgexternal link

I understand that the best adpters shoud be the ones from Novoflex, but they are very expensive. I have bought the chinese version below... :)

http://cgi.ebay.it ...ame=STRK%3AMEWN%3AI​T&rd=1external link

For the lens, as I said above, it looks new, and, from the serial number, it was built after 1997. I paid for it 290 Euros.

Thank you Tiziano, and wish you good luck and a lot of super images with your precious new lens.


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Sep 14, 2006 09:32 as a reply to lensview's post |  #15

lensview wrote:
Thank you Tiziano, and wish you good luck and a lot of super images with your precious new lens.

Thanks! I'll do my best...
And, for sure I need some luck... I have learnt that, for making good shots, equipment is 10%, and the photographer is 90%... :lol:


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