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Leica 180 mm Elmarit-R f:2.8 [Series I from 1967]



The pictures on this page was taken solely with Leica 180 mm Elmarit-R f:2.8 series I.
This is a lens from 1967 that I had for two weeks and tested.
I my opinion not better than any other brand; it doesn't have the qualities that normally distinguish a Leica lens. And it is very heavy to hold, making it hard to make sharp pictures handheld.
The new 180 mm APO-Elmarit-R f. 2.8 is the lens one should go for.


At the beach house, July 2003.
Leica R4 with 180 mm Elmarti-R/2.8 [Series I from 1967] @ f. 5.6, Fuji Velvia 50 (scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV).


At the beach house, July 2003.
Leica R4 with
180 mm Elmarti-R/2.8 [Series I from 1967] @ f. 5.6, Fuji Velvia 50 (scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV).


At the beach house, July 2003.
Leica R4 with
180 mm Elmarti-R/2.8 [Series I from 1967] @ f. 4.0, Fuji Velvia 50 (scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV).

 

For comparison here is some pictures made with the Nikkor 135/2.8. Not as good quality as the Leica 180 mm but still not that big a difference:


Oliver dancing break-dance at the beach house, July 2003.
Nikon F3 HP with
135 mm Nikkor/2.8 @ f. 5.6, Fuji Velvia 50 (scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV).


Caroline & Oliver at the beach house, July 2003.
Nikon F3 HP with
135 mm Nikkor/2.8 @ f. 8.0, Fuji Velvia 50 (scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV).

 

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