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Hi guys, For UWA range, you would prefer last version (v3) of Voigtlander's 15/4.5, plus the Super-Elmar 21/3.4, or Tri-Elmar 16-21, and why? I especially like 21 focal lenght, how much is the difference between SEM 21 and WATE at 21mm mark? Thank you in advance
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Can anybody help me? Is there a way to fix the Leica 14473 filter holder E67 for WATE Tri-Elmar-M lens on a E39 or E46 lens? If so what kind of adapter do I need? -- This way I want to fix my 67mm pol-filter on a 35mm summicron. Does it work? Thank you in advance. swiss leica fan
I was getting close of getting a Leica 18mm SE when an opportunity to trade a DSLR lens for a used but mint Zeiss 18mm f/4.0 came up. I jumped on it. The Zeiss lens is RF coupled and it has a groove in the flange. So, the ink coding works fine without any smearing. It came coded as a WATE 16mm. I am really impressed with the images this Zeiss lens produces. Since I am planning the keep the lens, now I would like to code the Zeiss lens as a Leica 18mm SE. After wiping the existing WATE code clean, I entered the code for the 18mm SE but my M9 failed to detect the code. As matter of fact, the list of coding on my camera in the manual mode using the current firmware, doesn't list any 18mm SE. I wiped everything cleaned and coded that to the WATE 16mm and my camera recognizes that right away. I did that twice and both times my camera failed to recognize the lens as 18mm SE but the new WATE 16mm code was recognzed right away. My question is more addressed to the Leica 18mm SE and WATE owners. Does your camera actually detect and identify the 18mm SE properly although it is not listed on the manual code menu of the M9? How does the coding on the WATE work? Is the 16mm coding different than the setting for 18 or 21mm? I understood that the camera will give you the option of changing the focal length when using a "genuine" WATE but what does it take for me to get, at least, the Zeiss to detect 18mm instead of the fixed 16mm codes my M9 dictates? Thanks, Joshua
I use one of the new VM mount Voigtlander 15mm wide angles on my M9. At first I had problems with it but with advice from these forums,I use both the 21mm F/2.8 setting in the camera + Cornerfix and the images are "clean" again. I was thinking I may have to get the 16-18-21 WATE, and am still actively considering it, as this is a group of focal lengths I use a lot. However there are some concerns that I have, for which I would like to "pick the brains" of people who have used both.(N.B. With the WATE I would use the 16mm setting the most.) Firstly, I'm very impressed by my 15mm in terms of sharpness & I've seen some samples from the WATE which are no better. For example is this a good representation of what the WATE can do?. http://a.img-dpreview.com/gallery/leicam9_preview/originals/l1070505_aw.jpg This image from the dPreview review of the M9 is not as sharp as my 15mm. Would you expect better from the WATE? Secondly I'm a bit concerned about the 16-18-21 viewfinder. The lens itself is quite small and light but this viewfinder looks a monster. If anyone has experiences of using both and would be happy to share their experiences/opinions I'd be very grateful, since the chances of me getting to try one out are remote.
I use a WATE on an M8. I have just realised that the focal length selection on the M8 is only activated if the lens dection is set to "ON + UV / IR". I do not have an IR filter fitted to the WATE so I select lens detection "ON", but the 16mm, 18mm and 21mm options are not displayed. Does this mean that the M8 does not need to know what focal length I have set on the lens? The lens infomation is not included in the EXIF either. I would have thought that the camera would require edge / corner tweaks irrespective of the lens having a filter fitted or not. If anybody has any thoughts I would like the know them. regards Mark