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Lens addiction... Leica R Summicron 50/2

 
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Sep 14, 2006 09:42 as a reply to post 1984870 |  #16
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tiziano wrote:
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:

I bet you have learnt that from Nicolo Pagainini, that great Italian artist and photographer .:lol: :lol:


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Sep 15, 2006 05:11 |  #17

290 euros sounds pretty good.. less than what I've seen other Leica glass go for. Though I am so lazy, manual focus and manual stop down aperture is enough to put me off ;)

All the best with your new glass!!




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Sep 15, 2006 05:36 as a reply to Lightstream's post |  #18

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All the best with your new glass!!

Thanks Lightstream!

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Though I am so lazy, manual focus and manual stop down aperture is enough to put me off ;)

Actually, this is one of the main reasons why I buy manual lenses: having to work more on aperture and focus forces me to think more on what I am trying to achieve. (Provided I have enough time for playing around... )


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Sep 15, 2006 07:25 as a reply to tiziano's post |  #19

tiziano wrote:
Thanks Lightstream!



Actually, this is one of the main reasons why I buy manual lenses: having to work more on aperture and focus forces me to think more on what I am trying to achieve. (Provided I have enough time for playing around... )

That's cool :)

Some folks find they work better that way, for me I use zoom lenses and AF, and I frame the shots in my mind while walking way before I even bring the camera up to my eye. "Full time framing" works pretty good too.




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Sep 15, 2006 08:14 as a reply to post 1980808 |  #20

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

Hi Corey,

Here is a mint f/1 noctilux, on sale for Euro 1500.
But, I'm not going for it! :p

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Sep 15, 2006 09:14 |  #21

Wow that picture is amazing in sharpness.. I am gobsmacked.... the 100% crop looks as good as a normal shot with my 24-70 L .......

I have had a look on ebay and there are loads of Leica lens.... what are the different types Summicron, Summilux,noctilux is the R important or can it be an M etc?

if that is the quality of image you can expect then I need to add one to my arsenal...... :-)

is there a 135ish version for portraits and how does it compare to the L?


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Sep 15, 2006 09:31 as a reply to homera1's post |  #22

homera1 wrote:
Wow that picture is amazing in sharpness.. I am gobsmacked.... the 100% crop looks as good as a normal shot with my 24-70 L .......

I have had a look on ebay and there are loads of Leica lens.... what are the different types Summicron, Summilux,noctilux is the R important or can it be an M etc?

if that is the quality of image you can expect then I need to add one to my arsenal...... :-)

is there a 135ish version for portraits and how does it compare to the L?

I am not qualified to answer to these questions... I'm still waiting for the adapter for trying my first Leica lens... :)

Anyway, from what of I have read around:
- It seems that some of the Leica lens are world champions
- there is no adapter Leica M -> EOS, only Leica R.


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Sep 15, 2006 09:49 |  #23

Cheers Tiziano.. that is one piece of the puzzle....

post some pictures when you get the adapter, I would love to see um :-)


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Sep 15, 2006 09:55 as a reply to homera1's post |  #24

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post some pictures when you get the adapter, I would love to see um :-)

Me too! :D I'll sure do that!


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Sep 15, 2006 10:35 |  #25

Lovely sample shot. Leica are King of Kamera stuff for sure. One day all my Canon stuff will go and I will buy a Leica digital.


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Sep 15, 2006 12:29 as a reply to tiziano's post |  #26

tiziano wrote:
Hi Corey,

Here is a mint f/1 noctilux, on sale for Euro 1500.
But, I'm not going for it! :p

That's a beast of a lens, but it won't mount on an EF camera ... no 'M' lens will, only the 'R' lenses.


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Sep 15, 2006 14:42 as a reply to tiziano's post |  #27
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tiziano wrote:
Hi Corey,

Here is a mint f/1 noctilux, on sale for Euro 1500.
But, I'm not going for it! :p

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

nice

hmm, I can still get 20% off a m7 or mp from my old school. what mount is the new leica digi ;)


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Sep 15, 2006 14:44 as a reply to coreypolis's post |  #28

coreypolis wrote:
nice

hmm, I can still get 20% off a m7 or mp from my old school. what mount is the new leica digi ;)

The DMR is an 'R'. The M8, which is so beautiful it hurts, is an 'M'.


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Sep 15, 2006 15:06 |  #29

Can you tell me how these lenses will work on a Canon mount. Do you adjust the aperature on the lens and then the shutter speed will be set auto or will the Leica lense only work by setting both manual?




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Sep 15, 2006 15:12 |  #30

How do you know what lens to try after this thread was started I have been looking at Leica lenses and it's a mind field of options. One would assume the lenses are like Canon some are better than others.

Can anyone that is useing Leica on Canon digital give us more tips or guide us to some site with info.

Seeing that shot the details is what I want to achive, can all Leica lenses give images that clean and sharp?


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