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Suggestions for a lens longer than 135 (200)mm


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#1 gdmiv

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 18:44

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Hi
I'm interested in a longer telephoto than the 55-135 mm
for my T. Perhaps 300-400mm in 35mm terms.
I am not committed to a manufacturer, but the Leica SL lens
is out of my price range. Could someone please recommend an adapter
and lens that would go well with the T, i.e. not too big. It is for
Daylight outdoor use so it doesn't need to be fast.
Thanks for your input
Doug
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#2 ropo54

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 00:03

Hi
I'm interested in a longer telephoto than the 55-135 mm
for my T. Perhaps 300-400mm in 35mm terms.
I am not committed to a manufacturer, but the Leica SL lens
is out of my price range. Could someone please recommend an adapter
and lens that would go well with the T, i.e. not too big. It is for
Daylight outdoor use so it doesn't need to be fast.
Thanks for your input
Doug

 

 

Some people have had success using the Novaflex adapter for Canon lenses. Check B&H's site as they have a list of optional Canon lenses that work with the adapter.



#3 dkCambridgeshire

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 00:43

Check reviews of the Canon FD 300/4 L lens … but make sure it's the 'L' version … there's a non-L model which is OK but the 'L' has ED glass and is a superb optic. 300mm = 450mm FF equivalent on the T's APS-C format and being f4 it's not a huge lens.  There's a high quality adapter available from Poland http://www.l-camera-...nd/?hl=adapter 

 

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#4 davidfung

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 01:41

Have used a Novoflex to Contax CY mount and the Sonnar 135/2.8. Not bad. But critical focusing is the main issue...


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 07:48

Well you could always get the 90-280mm SL lens and it would have the same field of view as if it were a 135mm-420mm lens in 35mm terms.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:06

The Leica R 180mm f/2.8 is a lens which isn't expensive on the secondhand market and has given me some nice results. It's possible to shoot without a tripod.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:19

Leica R 180 3,4 APO-Telyt is great, but not that much 'longer' than the 135mm...


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#8 jevidon

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:23

Has anyone actually compared the performance of the f2.8 180mm Elmarit R lens with the f3.4 180mm Apo-Telyt? There is a big price difference between the two and I understand that the Apo-Telyt, at least on paper is a superior lens and is smaller. But in actual use, is there really much difference in the resultant image?



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:53

According to the MTF curves the Apo-Telyt is very good, but the Apo-Elmarit is much better. Especially in the corners.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 18:36

Has anyone actually compared the performance of the f2.8 180mm Elmarit R lens with the f3.4 180mm Apo-Telyt? ..

 

I own both and actually like the Elmarit (non Apo) better. At least when stopped down to f4, it is very sharp. Good contrast and colors, too. Make sure it is the last version before the Apo-Elmarit, as there is also an older version (which is a lot heavier, too).

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 21:09

I own both and actually like the Elmarit (non Apo) better. At least when stopped down to f4, it is very sharp. Good contrast and colors, too. Make sure it is the last version before the Apo-Elmarit, as there is also an older version (which is a lot heavier, too).

 

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Thanks Wizard,

You just saved me money because the Apo-Telyt is a lot more money.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:52

I ended up buying a Nikon 180mm ED IF. It's weight is in the same neighborhood as the 2.8 Elmarit R. It is mated to the Novoflex NIK-SL adapter. It is very sharp and well built. I'll be taking lots of images with it and if any are worth showing, I'll share.BTW, if set in Aperture preferred, the magnified view come right up when I manual focus. No magnified view if the camera is set on M, however. Since I shoot mostly using mode A, the set-up is fine.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 18:53

For the M/SL systems, I ended up with two quite light-weight, relatively small, medium tele lenses: Voigtlander 180mm f4 APO Lanthar, and Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR; the latter works well with tele converters as well. I can bring with me one of these on hiking etc. without too much hassle.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:25

Purchase a Contax Adapter and get the 80-200 f/4.  It's nice and lighweight and can be found for about $250.  It will be a 120-300 on the T, but worth the price.  




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