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Took my new 55-135 for hike along Palmetto Trail.  Learned following:

Great lens,good results,great autofocus.

Very compact and easy to use but not best lens to wear around neck for hike.

I need 1/250 for 135mm.

Waundering focus more of problem with zoom lens especially shooting vertical 

Definitely a keeper.

Cheers, Dan

 

 

 

Dan

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Good to hear about the lens. Try a black rapid sling strap. You would be surprised how convenient and comfortable the strap is. Be sure to use the locking clip on the carabiner. I had an issue with one of the locking rings on a carabiner that caused my D7100 and 17-55 f2.8 to come off and hit the pavement. No real damage just cosmetic. All the same, the locking clip is now on the carabiners.

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I mostly agree, although, compared to a 70-200 on full frame, it is a pretty light burden. I prefer to use the handgrip for this lens, it gains me one EV value in terms of camera shake.

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11 hours ago, dfdann said:

Took my new 55-135 for hike along Palmetto Trail.  Learned following:

Great lens,good results,great autofocus.

Very compact and easy to use but not best lens to wear around neck for hike.

I need 1/250 for 135mm.

Waundering focus more of problem with zoom lens especially shooting vertical 

Definitely a keeper.

Cheers, Dan

 

 

 

Dan

Hello Dan,

Pretty much of everybody does better with 1/250 with a 135mm lens.

Best Regards,

Michael

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Especially one that has the angle of view of a 200 mm ff lens. ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The wandering focus point has been a pain in the neck for many of us. I hope Leica would do something about it in a future frame wear.

For me, it would be very helpful if the focus point could go to the center after each shot!

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The CL together with the 18-56 and the 55-135 is a perfect companion for journeys and holidays where  the SL is not a must because of special cases. I plan a 6 days trip to South Tyrol in a few months - this combination will be with me - the SL will stay at home.

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Snap - I'll be in Alta Badia for a few weeks end of March. I'll be taking the CL, 18-56, 55-135 and Summilux 24 for indoor and night shots.

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2 hours ago, jaapv said:

Snap - I'll be in Alta Badia for a few weeks end of March. I'll be taking the CL, 18-56, 55-135 and Summilux 24 for indoor and night shots.

A great travel set. But I think you should also think to take a tripod. As those native lenses are not very fast, a tripod could be useful. 

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A tripod? when walking and skiing? TBH, I have a walking stick/skipole type monopod, but I only use it for video.  Shooting technique and the the CL ISO performance do me just fine. My IBIS is in my own body, not in the camera... Besides, the Summilux 24 is fast enough when I need it.

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7 hours ago, jaapv said:

A tripod? when walking and skiing? TBH, I have a walking stick/skipole type monopod, but I only use it for video.  Shooting technique and the the CL ISO performance do me just fine. My IBIS is in my own body, not in the camera... Besides, the Summilux 24 is fast enough when I need it.

Agreed. Ski poles are the best monopods for AF cameras. I was thinking of indoor shots. There always are very interesting things happening indoors during skiing trips. ;)

BTW, I am not a tripod user myself. My comments were just an idea for lenses that are not very fast like TL natives ( and certainly not for ski pists ).

Edited by Louis

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Anybody have any insight as to when this lens is going to be available? 

Feels like a year since it's been on back order from a number of retailers. 

EDIT : Sorry. Missed the other thread. 

Edited by Jake

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3 hours ago, Jake said:

Anybody have any insight as to when this lens is going to be available? 

Feels like a year since it's been on back order from a number of retailers. 

EDIT : Sorry. Missed the other thread. 

I will sell mine for &10.000,00

It is like new! 

🙄

lol

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Learned something else using new 55-135 which has nothing to do with lens

itself. Failure of focus tracking to return to center after shot drives me crazy. Anyone

have a work around?

Thanks, Dan

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2 hours ago, dfdann said:

Learned something else using new 55-135 which has nothing to do with lens

itself. Failure of focus tracking to return to center after shot drives me crazy. Anyone

have a work around?

Thanks, Dan

Double click in the center of your screen.

Mr. (Or Madam ) Leica, are you hearing us? Many of us are annoyed by this issue! If possible, please make the focus center go to center after each shot in your next firmware. ... Thanks in advance! 🙏🏻👏

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23 hours ago, Louis said:

I will sell mine for &10.000,00

It is like new! 

🙄

lol

Hey. I have 10,000 &'s. I can send them over instantly. Just don't tell me shipping is $10,000

: )

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