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Turning to Zeiss for the cheaper sollution.

 
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Jul 04, 2012 11:27 |  #1

This kinda made me laugh and cry at the same time.

I bought a Leica m7 without lens thinking I would find some leica 35mm lens sub $1000. Well that was stupid.

Really wierd when you have to look at Zeiss lenses as the cheap sollution :D But I found 2 nice lenses.

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.4 / $630
Zeiss 35mm f/2 ZM Biogon / $1000


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Jul 04, 2012 11:35 |  #2

when i saw your title i was like "what?"

then i saw "leica" and i was like "aaahh."


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Jul 04, 2012 15:41 |  #3

treck_dialect wrote in post #14669789 (external link)
when i saw your title i was like "what?"

then i saw "leica" and i was like "aaahh."

bw!

...then suddenly it all made sense ;)


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Jul 04, 2012 18:50 |  #4

But Leica M glass is the reason many buy Leica rangefinders. I just ordered an M Monochrome.
http://www.reddotforum​.com …-Leica-M-Monochrom-Review (external link)

And a 35 summilux, the sharpest 35 mm made period. The edges on the Leica are sharper than the 35L is in the center.




  
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Jul 05, 2012 10:51 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #5

I bought a 35mm f:2 Summicron in 1975. New. Including shipping. $275.00.

(Still have the receipt, wish I still had the lens.)

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Jul 05, 2012 12:07 |  #6

airfrogusmc wrote in post #14671253 (external link)
But Leica M glass is the reason many buy Leica rangefinders.

Right. Isn't that the whole point? Might as well buy a zeiss rangefinder if you will be using zeiss lenses.




  
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Jul 05, 2012 12:07 |  #7

Yeah the top of the line Canon was less than $500 then too.




  
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Jul 05, 2012 13:26 |  #8

Cesium wrote in post #14673971 (external link)
Right. Isn't that the whole point? Might as well buy a zeiss rangefinder if you will be using zeiss lenses.

Yeah well, you can also put leica glass on the zeiss body. I had a m3 and sold it a long time ago. Always been a fan of their rf bodies.


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Jul 05, 2012 13:28 |  #9

or just get Leica R and put it on your Canon.


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Jul 05, 2012 16:36 |  #10

luciddreamer wrote in post #14674334 (external link)
or just get Leica R and put it on your Canon.

Those optics are not as good as the M lenses. ;)




  
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Jul 05, 2012 17:43 |  #11

Cesium wrote in post #14673971 (external link)
Right. Isn't that the whole point?...

Nope, there are other reasons to buy a Leica rangefinder: http://lavidaleica.com​/content/why-buy-leica (external link)

Besides, one of the great things about Leica is the considerable scope of experimentation that is possible given the numerous old LTM mounts, including those by Canon, Nikon, Ricoh, and older Zeiss.

The current Zeiss and Voigtlander lenses are great, even if not technically superior to Leica. And for most folks, new Leica lenses are cost prohibitive, but that shouldn't prevent someone from enjoying a Leica body.

Actually, some folks prefer the rendering of the Zeiss to Leica (as sharpness is not the only quality worth considering).


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Jul 05, 2012 21:40 |  #12

I shot with Zeiss for years and those lenses do have a look. Just like Leica has a look. Nice to have choices and nice to have a camera that make those choices easy.

Leica still repairs all of their M cameras. You can use 50 year old lenses on an M9.




  
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Jul 06, 2012 12:01 |  #13

sjones wrote in post #14675537 (external link)
Nope, there are other reasons to buy a Leica rangefinder: http://lavidaleica.com​/content/why-buy-leica (external link)

Sorry I don't buy it. ;)




  
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Jul 07, 2012 13:37 |  #14

airfrogusmc wrote in post #14671253 (external link)
But Leica M glass is the reason many buy Leica rangefinders. I just ordered an M Monochrome.
http://www.reddotforum​.com …-Leica-M-Monochrom-Review (external link)

You ordered a M monochrome? That is cool! A bit too expensive for me but i've seen results of it and was very impressed. Even iso 10.000 was nice.


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Jul 07, 2012 14:59 |  #15

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You ordered a M monochrome? That is cool! A bit too expensive for me but i've seen results of it and was very impressed. Even iso 10.000 was nice.

Yes I'm on the list. Hopefully I will have it before next year. That and a 35 summilux.




  
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