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R5 & 60mm Macro Elmarit-R

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I had a few shots left on a roll of Tri-X, so thought I would try out the Macro Elmarit on my R5.  I have used the lens before - but with M240 and a Sony A6500 (with auto-focus & IBIS). My goodness, trying the achieve focus with the small split-image area on the R5 was not easy!  Anyway, two results below show that with a lot of patience (usually in short supply with me...) reasonably sharp results can be achieved. Doubt that I'll repeat the exercise though!

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I tend to use the Macro-Elmarit 60 mm lens mostly as a standard lens, in lieu of for example a Summicron 50 mm, but with extended macro capabilities. Image quality throughout the entire focusing range is impeccable, and no lens hood is needed, too, thanks to the deeply recessed front element.

Cheers, Andy

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Andy - I bought 60mm mainly for use as a standard, walk-about type on the R5, but I do use it for macro purposes on the other two cameras I mentioned. In all cases, it really is a versatile and excellent performer.

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17 hours ago, Keith (M) said:

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Off topic: I have the same camera and lens! I no more used it from 1987, when i bought my first Leica, but I like them and the the booklet (OM-1 and OM-2) very much. They make me feel in a nostalgic mood...

Fernando.

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I use the 60 as standard lens preferentially over my cron 50 (version II) for its better sharpness and nicer colour rendering. The close-range capabilities are an added bonus. For "real" macro work you need additional gear or switch to APO 100 . I see your point about getting the right focus for macro work. Have you tried the R-series angle viewer with magnification ?

 

Thomas

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49 minutes ago, T.E. said:

For "real" macro work you need additional gear or switch to APO 100 . I see your point about getting the right focus for macro work. Have you tried the R-series angle viewer with magnification ?

 

I have the Macro Adaptor-R which with the 60mm meets my modest, occasional macro needs.  But in these cases I would put them on either my M240 or the A6500 (where the IBIS really comes into its own).

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