TriElmar 28 > 35> 50 + > 75

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Dr. Ulrich Rohde Senior Member • Posts: 2,332
TriElmar 28 > 35> 50 + > 75
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Most zoom lenses tend to cover 28 to 75 mm, The SL Vario somehow got 24 to 90 and my still all time favorite is the R 28 >90 lens, with now about $ 6000 on e-bay, it got a little pricey . So here is a test of an experimental lens , I did not find any internal reflections and a good contrast. At this time of the day the sun is brutal and I wanted to see how this Vario lens would do , and yes, it did  very well

This lens does not have a 6 bit coating the camera recognizes, and it a very fine peace of perfected design. We had 90 + deg, so a pool is always a good destination

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Irakly Shanidze
Irakly Shanidze Veteran Member • Posts: 6,519
Re: TriElmar 28 > 35> 50 + > 75

Excellent example of an excellent lens performing on a top level. I truly wish the 24-90 SL were at least a half of that!

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Fazal Majid
Fazal Majid Senior Member • Posts: 2,072
Re: TriElmar 28 > 35> 50 + > 75

Is it a continuously variable zoom lens or like the Tri-Elmar a lens with discrete focal lengths?

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OP Dr. Ulrich Rohde Senior Member • Posts: 2,332
Re: TriElmar 28 > 35> 50 + > 75

This test lens is continuous like a zoom.

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OP Dr. Ulrich Rohde Senior Member • Posts: 2,332
Re: TriElmar 28 > 35> 50 + > 75 with the SL.
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Many of us use either R or M lenses on the SL. Most have great success. R lenses on the T has been less interesting but T lenses on the SL works quite well, even if only a smaller part of the sensor is now used .

I was asked yesterday to put the M Vario on the SL . This experimental lens behaves like a zoom and I find it extremely well designed. The Leica group with Peter Karbe in command has lately produced really stunning results. The full set of T (TL) lenses is a good prove and the new SL 50mm/1.4 is also clinically sharp. Simply amazing . These AF lenses are getting fairly large and Zeiss lenses (not AF) too.

First are the 28 mm to 75 mm Leica M Vario, f =4, the M 240  camera does not know the lens

Next   are in sequence of 28mm-35mm-50mm and 75mm the SL pool pictures. A figure of merit is always the clarity and resolution of the door knob . With a very hot day again  today, the water is more relevant ...

The following 4 pictures are taken with the Vario Elmarit 24 >90mm for the SL, again in

28 >35 > 50 > 75 (77) mm settings in AF mode and P while the previous  M pictures were in A ( aperture mode), f=4

The color and the transmission (loss) for the lens is different, the exposure measurements seems to make the picture brighter.

I also thing the focal length must have a different meanings as  for  the same settings  part of the picture looks slightly  different

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Irakly Shanidze
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Re: TriElmar 28 > 35> 50 + > 75 with the SL.

Ulrich, it is hard to see the difference at this picture size. could you post 100% crops? Also, it would be very interesting to see how this lens behaves against the light , where 24-90 fails.

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