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brucepercy1

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Leica 21 F4 R on 5D ?
« on: October 20, 2007, 03:56:04 pm »

Hi,

Exacerbated by the lack of a decent wide angle for use with the 5D for landscapes, I'd like to go the adapter route and try out some other makes of lenses. I hear and have seen fabulous reviews of the Zeiss 21mm lens, but it's out of my price range.

Has anyone used the Leica 21mm F4 R lens on the 5D? I know it's compatible with the mirror, but haven't heard from anyone what the quality is like for sharpness / landscapes.

It's a shame that Canon does a nice job of lenses from 35mm upwards. I'm very happy with the 50 1.4, 85 1.8, 100 macro. But anything sub 35mm is soft.
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007, 11:11:44 pm »

No experience with the 21, but have used the latest 28/2.8 (built in hood) on the 5D and it is sweet. Natural color, shap across the frame and 'pops' into focus - even with the crap 5D stock screen.  Might not be wide enough for your purposes however. The 19/2.8 R is considered by many R shooters as the best ultra wide around.
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007, 12:08:30 pm »

check the lens compatability chart on 16-9.net
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2007, 08:22:19 pm »

The 24x36" prints I make from a 16-35f2.8L II from 1DsII files would indicate that this lens is not exactly crap--and I am not an easy person to please.

As they once said on Ford commercials, "have you tried a Canon lately"?
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 05:28:24 pm »

I have the 21-35 Asph which I love and get beautiful 17x24s, the largest I can currently print, but they look as sharp and contrasty as the 11x17s, which is to say very, corner to corner at my small shooting apertures. Having said that I have recently started using the Zeiss 17-35 2.8 N instead, which I also love and looks at least as good, and can fully couple with the 1Ds2 (after conversion) so no stop-down metering pain.
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 07:54:10 pm »

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I have the 21-35 Asph which I love and get beautiful 17x24s, the largest I can currently print, but they look as sharp and contrasty as the 11x17s, which is to say very, corner to corner at my small shooting apertures. Having said that I have recently started using the Zeiss 17-35 2.8 N instead, which I also love and looks at least as good, and can fully couple with the 1Ds2 (after conversion) so no stop-down metering pain.
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Who did the conversion for you and how much did it cost???

Thanks in advance,

Heinrich
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2007, 11:34:14 pm »

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Who did the conversion for you and how much did it cost???

Thanks in advance,

Heinrich
This is the place to get Contax N lenses converted:

http://conurus.com

You can get the prices there. He currently does the 17-35, 24-85, 100 and 70-300. You get full EOS coupling including AF.

Cheers!

DJ
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