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Leica APO-TELYT-R 3.4/180mm long time experience
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic samples in this thread, I hope that all of you have added to the thread in "Best of Lenses"


PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BRunner.
Gandalf and now the Hobbits village. Nice !

That's a wonderful lens.


PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This photo made my friend Marten264 from our local forum, he allowed me to share it here.
The lens is one of my former copies, I sold it to him few months ago.

@f4 on 5D


PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, WOW, WOW Shocked

This is surely the best 180mm I ever saw.
I was happy with my Sonnar 2.8/180. This Leica beats it.



and I'm still happy with my Sonnar. Wink


PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

impressive last sample!


PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The more I use this lens, the more I like it! Four snapshots on 5DmkII from Saturday. Colors straight from camera, "Picture style" set to "Neutral", Contrast -1 or 0, Saturation -1.

Birds @f5.6.




Portraits wide-open @f3.4




PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the lens Im looking for a long time. Great, great shots. Wow !

Wink


PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolf wrote:
This is the lens Im looking for a long time. Great, great shots. Wow !


+12 !


PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolf wrote:
This is the lens Im looking for a long time. Great, great shots. Wow !

Wink

For sure !!! Shocked


PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if a lens can separate the focus objects from the blurred background...the lens is very sharp with very high contrast...


PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olivier wrote:
Rolf wrote:
This is the lens Im looking for a long time. Great, great shots. Wow !

Wink

For sure !!! Shocked


Wow!!! Shocked Shocked


PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The birds photos are fantastic.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:38 am    Post subject: Re: Leica APO-TELYT-R 3.4/180mm long time experience Reply with quote

BRunner wrote:


...Summary
This lens outrun it's era about 15-20 years and is great example what is possible, when the money is not limiting factor in development. Even now, almost 40 years later, the APO-TELYT is top performing lens comparable to current top lenses, which costs 10 or more times more.
This lens truely opened my eyes, if you compare it to it's contemporary lenses (Sonnars, Takumars, Pentaxes, Pentacons) you realize that performance of this lens is from other galaxy. The negative side effects are this. You can't blame the lens for bad photo. The fault is always on the viewfinder side of your camera!
You want more of this kind of lenses, which keeps your check balance at constantly low numbers Wink
Now the 2000� question is, how much better is APO-Elmarit 2.8/180?!
...Thank you, for viewing.


Thank you BRunner for posting your review of the APO Telyt-R 180 f3.4 lens.

It was largely on the strength of your landscape and portrait photos that made me buy a lens today.
I have a Pentax K-1 that I bought a couple of months back and I shall convert the lens using a Leitax adapter for direct fitment to the K-1.

cheers,
David


PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing lens indeed! Like 1 small Like 1 small Like 1 small