E-30 with Leica lenses (3 imgs)

Started Sep 25, 2010 | Discussions thread
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MLVDE Regular Member • Posts: 101
E-30 with Leica lenses (3 imgs)

Earlier posted in the Oly-forum, but little response there, hopefully some more from the Leica-fans.

As former owner of Leica lenses, and current owner of the PL 14-50, I was curious how original Leica lenses would behave on the E-30. So, I bought myself an adapter, borrowed a summicron 50mm and an elmarit 90mm from my father and made some samples.

These lenses are both Leitz-versions, the 90mm 40 years old, the 50mm 30 years. And what should be expected from these oldies on a modern camera? First, a few observations:
1. manual focussing is quite difficult, at least at home in darker scenery;
2. At wider apertures, ghosting is sometimes noticable;

3. the lenses are quite small in comparison with the fat PL 14-50, they seem mFT-lenses;
4. mechanical still very, very beautiful

So, here a few samples. The first one with the 50mm, the second and third 90mm

I was wondering what you think of these pictures. Should late versions of these lenses give any improvement? Any other experiences with Leica-R lenses on DSLR-cams?


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