Leica S(006) with Contax-Zeiss 140mm

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Streetz
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Leica S(006) with Contax-Zeiss 140mm
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Just a few samples with this outfit. The 140's max aperture is F2.8, closes down all the way to F32, and on the 2nd hand market has a very moderate price point of about $550. It's a very solid lens, like all the Contax 645 lenses, and focuses quickly and smoothly on the Leica S (via the adapter). Very sharp wide open, almost too sharp for portraits by f3.2 already, but versatile enough for other applications and scenes as well (although portraits would be its natural habitat). Since the S006 is a Kodak CCD camera, colors are punchy and very rich. I don't see much about the S system here, so thus may be a useful addition to the conversation.

Harley Davidson sidestand

Saba

Taken from across the street, high up. The original file depicts every single piece of the mosaic inlay in great detail. F4

Max aperture at f2.8

Harley biker.  Silver Efex 2.

Thanks for the interest.
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AlexWeih
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yeah looks good! thx for sharing!

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AlexWeih wrote:

yeah looks good! thx for sharing!

Thanks Alex, you are welcome.
(I should be in Munich by now, but the EU borders are still closed. Hopefully soon...)

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Dr. Ulrich Rohde wrote:

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Glaudus Regular Member • Posts: 228
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Gorgeous !

I also use Contax lenses on a S (006 and now 007).

The Zeiss 140mm is one of my favorite with the 120mm Makro Planar.

It is a wonderful combination and a joy to use.

I also have some Leica S lenses but I probably prefer the old Zeiss for Contax 645. They are a lot cheaper, more compact and light and they have a lot of character.

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Re: Leica S(006) with Contax-Zeiss 140mm

Glaudus wrote:

Gorgeous !

I also use Contax lenses on a S (006 and now 007).

The Zeiss 140mm is one of my favorite with the 120mm Makro Planar.

It is a wonderful combination and a joy to use.

I also have some Leica S lenses but I probably prefer the old Zeiss for Contax 645. They are a lot cheaper, more compact and light and they have a lot of character.

Hi Glaudus,
Thanks for the feedback. We seem to share a similar platform. Among the Contax/Zeiss 645 lenses, the 55mm and the 80mm F2 stand out in my experience, with the latter sometimes exhibiting a "wild side" which can be rather surprising. The 140 appears smooth and controllable by contrast.
Greetings into the weekend,
T

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Streetz wrote:

AlexWeih wrote:

yeah looks good! thx for sharing!

Thanks Alex, you are welcome.
(I should be in Munich by now, but the EU borders are still closed. Hopefully soon...)

yeah, i know, difficult to come or leave the country of origin.. everywhere in the world

..tell me when you`re in Germany and we can` meet.

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