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  1. Most of us seem to be photographers as well as collectors. Show me your favorite lenses, old and new alike. I like the Noctilux range for the extreme apertures, but I prefer the Summilux range for the best speed:size/weight ratio. Here’s a Summilux gathering of 21, 24, 28, 35, 50 and 75mm. All in black.
  2. Hello. I have the Elmarit 28mm f2.8 asph. But it is a 11606. I am embarrassed to say that I am a geek and prefer the 11677 hood. Some Leica users say that the 11606 is more compact and better, or that the 11677 has better image quality, but I don't know. I'm a nerd who chooses cameras based on looks, so the 11677 hood looks shiny to me, because the 11606 hood is plastic! Will there be a new metal hood for the 11606? If not, I'll have to get the 11677 after I give up the 11606. I know it seems a bit silly but LOL I'll wait for your reply.
  3. Hello guys , I just bought a 21mm Elmarit f2.8 lens (the old one) for my Leica MP Typ 240. Really enjoyed the lens. I just noticed that its min focus distance is 0.7 while i read on the internet that you can find a version that focus at 0.38. Any other differences between the two lenses ? Somebody here have experience with the close focus version ? I took some Street Pictures and wrote a little article for my blog: www.walkingphotographer.net/blog/21mm-street-photography Thanks for your time ! Eolo www.walkingphotographer.net
  4. This topic of 90mm lenses have been discussed many times I know. But I thought I should contribute too, with my own post and some findings. With my quest to get a Leica mount portrait lens for my Sony A7ii camera, I visited red dot cameras in London. I tried various lenses as below 1) 80 Lux-R (similar to 75 lux it is said) 2) 100/2.8 APO-R 3) 90 elmarit-m 4) 90 Summicron-m (non APO) 5) 90/4 macro elmar m I attach a collage of pictures (raw, unprocessed) made with maximum aperture of each lens, except number 2. Unfortunately, I did not like elmarit, you can see why from the attached picture. It feels too warm to me (bottom left). For me, I think the top left (80-lux) and top right (90 cron, non APO) have the best rendition; Lux for its dreamy magical look and the non APO for being very pleasant with good skin tones. macro elmar m (bottom right) is good too, but it won't achieve much separation with f4 over cron. I know this is a very limited set-up and these lenses will work differently outdoors. What do people think based on my attachment?
  5. Hallo, ich bin sicher, dass das Thema schon mal behandelt wurde, kann es aber nicht finden. Bitte entschuldigt, falls ich damit nerve. Also: Ich überlege, für meine Leica Monochrom und die M7 ein 28 'er zu kaufen. In der Auswahl ist das Summicron 2,0/28mm Asph. und das Elmarit 2,8/28mm Asph. Einsatzzweck soll hauptsächlich Street Fotografie sein. Also eher schnelles handeln und kleinere Blende (8). Die geringere bzw. höhere Schärfentiefe spielt also keine so große Rolle und der Unterschied zwischen beiden beträgt immerhin 1900 €. Zu welchem Objektiv würdet ihr mir raten? Vielen Dank für eure Hilfe schon jetzt! Beste Grüße Marc
  6. I'm selling my 21mm Super Angulon f/4 M mount in favor of something a little more "practical". While in Cuba earlier this year, I found myself using the Zeiss 28mm f/2.8 on my Contax G2 quite a bit but for my next few trips, I'll bring only a couple of M bodies (M7 & Typ 246). I really love the results that I got out of my Zeiss and am wondering if I should go with another Zeiss (25mm f/2.8 or 28mm f/2.8) OR a new-ish 28mm Elmarit ASPH. So my two questions are "is the Elmarit ASPH quality worth more than double the price of a used Zeiss 25mm or 28mm?" and "In order to keep my work consistent, should I just stick with the Zeiss 28mm f/2.8 for the way it renders colors?" Examples of my work in Cuba with the 28mm f/2.8 on the Contax G2 below. Both photos with Portra 400.
  7. darf man die ketzerische Frage stellen, ob auch andere Mütter hübsche Töchter haben? Mal bitte alle Vorurteile beiseite - was darf man vom Zuiko halten? Hat jemals jemand den Mut gehabt diese Beiden (evtl sogar Meisterstücke) zu vergleichen? Ein Elmarit könnte ich für 250€, das Zuiko für 400€ haben - für R haben wir schon so einiges gutes 2.8/35, 2/50, 2.8/90 jeweils die aktuellen Modelle, bei Olympus würde das halt schon gut reinpassen ... Fragen über Fragen ... Die eine mehr Blende reizt mich nicht so arg, das Zuiko hat halt 9 Linsen (Kontrast & Brilianz?) - aber soviele Kittgruppen - das das nur unwesentlich ins Gewicht fallen dürfte. tschau Tilman
  8. The ferris wheel at the square in front of the Palace theatre in Copenhagen. One of my first Leica-shots, as I've only owned my M8 for five days (it was bought second hand from Meister Camera in Hamburg). The lens is an Elmarit 24. Thanks for watching.
  9. samwells


    M7, 24mm Elmarit.
  10. Here are my Leica lens reviews on my new website. Check them out. I hope this is OK to post here, I think it is of interest to the forum. Daniel Valente Photography | Omaha NE Wedding Photographer 90mm Tele-Elmarit Leica Tele-Elmarit 90mm F/2.8 Review | Daniel Valente Photography | Omaha NE Wedding Photographer 50mm Summicron Leica Summicron 50mm F/2 Review for the M8 | Daniel Valente Photography | Omaha NE Wedding Photographer 28mm Elmarit Leica 28mm Elmarit f/2.8 M Lens Review | Daniel Valente Photography | Omaha NE Wedding Photographer 35mm Zeiss Biogon T* F/2 Zeiss Biogon T* 2/35 ZM Leica M Lens Review | Daniel Valente Photography | Omaha NE Wedding Photographer
  11. Anybody here who went from the 24/2.8 to the Lux and tell me the experience? What can you do what you could not do before getting the 24? Do you use f1.4 and f2 often so that you would say the move made sense? Would you do it again? Can you post some images? Thanks a lot
  12. I experimented with IR photography using my Elmarit 28/2.8 on the M8. I realized that this lens appears to cause a significant hot spot under IR conditions, especially with apertures 8 and up. Can you please share your experience with other lenses on the M8 when using for IR photography? Thanks! Ralph
  13. Hey I just purchased a 28mm Elmarit for my M8 but it did not come with a hood. I know the filter size is bigger on this one (49mm) so I am having a bit of a problem locating a rect. hood. Does anyone have a good location to get such a item? It is this one: 11804 - 2.8/28mm Elmarit-M - 1979-1992 M49x0.75 12536 <-- This is the Product ID of the hood. - 14001 E49 Also, if someone has experience with this lens, is the hood necessary? - I purchased a 49mm leica cap on ebay so that the front element is protected (as it looks like the original lens has a rect. cap on the lens shade.
  14. Hello everyone This is my first thread in the forum, but unfortunately it might be my last! Last Saturday was the Thames festival in London, and I took out my M6 to photograph the event. In the evening, my camera bag with all my Leica equipments was stolen near Earls Court station. In it contained a M6 TTL and two lenses. Fortunately, we have a good CCTV footage of the thief showing his face clearly. I have reported the theft to the police who said there is a chance of catching him from the footage. But I'm afraid that when they do it would be too late. Can anyone suggest what else I can do in the mean time? I have heard that it is possible to report the serial number to Leica where they kept a database of stolen equipments, but I haven't had much luck looking for this online. The serial numbers are: Leica M6 TTL 2756569 50 Summilux 3783157 24 Elmarit ASPH 3964779 Please, please be careful with your bags. It only took me half a minute from it, with table full of people I know.
  15. Hello I am trying to buy 19mm Elmarit R lenses, specifically the newer smaller fronted design. I need to find 10 of them for a movie we are shooting next year. If anyone has one for sale or knows where I can get them please contact me. Thanks
  16. My younger son posing in his ninth birthday M8 + Elmarit 28 (2006 pre-ASPH), 1/125 at 2.8, 160 ISO
  17. Hallo, momentan möchte ich mich an die analoge Porträt-Fotografie wagen. Dazu habe ich natürlich ein paar Fragen, die eventuell hier beantortet werden können: Welches Objektiv macht mehr Sinn? Ein 75mm oder 90mm Summarit? Oder das Elmarit 90? Oder Summicron 90? Das APO fällt wegen Preis und Gewicht aus. Persönlich finde ich den 90er Rahmen im 0.72 Sucher schon sehr klein, kann das ein Hindernis werden? Momentan scheint wegen der Schärfe und der eingebauten Sonnenblende das Elmarit 90 mein Favorit zu sein aber ein neues Summarit ist auch nicht zu verachten... Preislich sollte bei 1000€ die Obergrenze erreicht sein. Vielen Dank schon mal für ein paar gute Tips oder links. Schönen Sonntag noch!
  18. Werte Gemeinde! Lange habe ich mit M6 und 35 / 50 / 90 mm fotografiert. Seit kurzem besitze ich nun eine M8 und hätte hierfür gerne eine kürzere Brennweite. Nur kann ich mich nicht entscheiden, welches Objektiv es nun sein soll. Zur Auswahl stehen (in Klammern kurz meine Überlegungen): Elmar 18 mm (spektakulärer Winkel, relativ geringe Lichtstärke, Sucher benötigt, relativ günstig) Elmar 24 mm (noch günstiger, relativ geringe Lichtstärke, kompakt, kein Sucher nötig) Ein günstiges gebrauchtes Elmarit ohne Asph - wie ist das im vergleich zur aktuellen Version? Da blieben noch ein paar Euro übrig ... Elmarit 21 oder 24 mm Asph neu (höhere Lichstärke, tolle Verarbeitung) Zeiss 2,8 / 21 mm (günstig - aber auch nicht so wertstabil?) Summilux kann ich mir leider nicht leisten. Meine Aufstellung ist sicher nicht vollständig. Ich tue mich mit der Entscheidung jedenfalls unglaublich schwer, obwohl ich einige der Objektive auch schon ausprobieren konnte (aber eben nicht alle ...) Daher wäre ich an Euren Meinungen interessiert! Beste Grüße Carsten
  19. Something I consider to be a glaring omission from Leica's current M-lens line-up is a light, compact, 35mm lens. Or am I missing something? F2.8 would be quite adequate considering the high ISOs available on the M10. The target market would be those for whom minimum size and weight is a major actor, plus those seeking a lower cost entry into the world of Leica M. As it is, Voigtlander offer just such a lens, though the reviews are mixed. I assume such a lens would be called an Elmarit, as the code seems to be Elmar -f4.0 Elmarit f2.8 -chron f2.0 -lux f1.4 or faster. Any comments as to when such a beast might become available, or should I just go and buy the Voigtlander?
  20. I have a question about choosing the right 28 mm M lens for landscape photography. If it has been asked in other posts already, I apologise in advance. Background I have decided to buy a 28mm for my M240. It will be used for landscape photography almost exclusively. For the first time in my life, I am leaning towards an Elmarit ASPH. However, I always have this nagging inner voice telling me, that Summilux and Summicron are the only ways to go no matter the situation. So before buying, I want to make sure that I will not be compromising on any key aspects important to me with an Elmarit. And since I live in a place where trying different lenses before buying is not an easy alternative, I turn to all you skilled Leica experts in here for advice. My needs I will be shooting at apertures between f/8 - f/11 most of the time. And I will only rarely be focusing on objects very close. So I am not that concerned about bokeh (which I guess is not that relevant for a wide-angle lens anyway). The same thing goes for color rendering, since I’m shooting digital and will be postprocessing the RAW files anyway. However, I am very interested in achieving good sharpness from corner to corner. And I am also concerned about the handling of lens flare. Question Do you think the Elmarit ASPH will be the right choice for my purpose? Or will the 28mm Cron or Lux in any of their incarnations perform noticeably better under the above circumstances? Reading lots of reviews, both the Cron and the Lux obviously outperforms the Elmarit for low light situations. But will there be differences in image quality, sharpness and flare handling when stopping down to f/8 - f/11? Any input will be much appreciated. Thanks! - Peter.
  21. Hi all, a while ago I've bought a used Elmarit-M 90mm (latest version) for which I found a few days ago by accident that the aperture blades do not fully disappear when the lens is used wide open. Consequently, the bokeh balls aren't circular, but have a more "saw blade"-like shape. If I turn the aperture ring beyond 2.8, which is possible by a tiny bit, the blades retract a bit more, but never completely (cp. attached images). As I wasn't sure whether this is by design or a defect, I have contacted Leica Support and they tell me that this is the normal behaviour, but offer a CLA for the lens nonetheless. Could any other owner please check with his or her lens? Thanks in advance, Rolf
  22. Sharing my short blog about taking Leica ME and Elmarit 28mm across Arctic circle in the middle of winter. Hope you all enjoy it https://juliusyls.com/blog/2020/12/15/across-arctic-circle-with-28mm-elmarit
  23. shot through 2 glasses in between
  24. I just got an Elmarit 28mm V4 lens e46 that came without any protection. Can anyone tell em which front cap will fit the lens. I have also red about the lens hood and some people said the R hood version fits with the 28mm M version ? Thanks for your response PL
  25. Hola everyone! I had a hunch! And I made a lens exchange with a colleague. I changed my Elmarit 28mm for a Zeiss C Biogon T 35mm F2.8. Of course, I got also some very good money because of the difference in price ($2,300 vs $900 approx). I tested already and I'm incredibly happy with the result. I'm new in the world of Rangefinder, I only owned an Elmarit for one year, and now this one. I always used lenses for SLR and DSLR. So I'm very newbie. I was so surprised (in a very good way) about the Zeiss contrast, details, sharpening and almost the lack of imperfections... Wow... so light, small but soooo powerful. I'm a 35mm guy, I always have been. I got a 28mm with my first Leica (M10) because my plan was a 28+50 combo. One lens first, then later the 50mm. I didn't resist and I made the change. And I was 100% happy about it. I like the 35mm frames better than the 28mm. And the focus ring range is better, shortest. I like 1/3 aperture stops etc.... But the lens comes with a detail... check the videos here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2y1inj9cq2tj8w6/AACwHw27CsRg6uhz1OTwKjBJa?dl=0&lst= ... you will understand it better. Check also this video at 1'08" The little four screws are tight. And of course, most important... The lens performance is almost perfect, better than any Nikon I ever had 🙂 It works great. But it feels like is weak or more delicate, do you know what I mean Thanks in advance for your time
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