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    NEVER NEVER NEVER sell that lens.... unless its to me..... ;)
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    That is a beautiful piece of glass. I'm sure you'll do beautiful things with it. :)
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    Found one for a paltry $11K on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leica-R-Vari...item519c706bea
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    Quote Originally Posted by C.H.Haskell View Post
    If you just want to test a lens on the cheap I would go with this option from fotodiox and save yourself a couple of hundred dollars. Its clicks right on and any play or give or might have, the canon Ti mount from RED screws down on the lens PL mount style so its all rock solid in the end. Of course this is not my end solution.
    http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Mount.../dp/B001G4QXLY

    The gold standard for those looking to convert R glass to EOS is the one from leitax.com...same one Duclos will use when I send my lens in to get it modded.
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    of course that you didn't get what I was taking about.

    Why?

    Just because if you want to keep a way to stay truly Leica (here it means to get yes Leica glass optically speaking) you have to go ZIG-ZAG.

    I think I was already talking about that concept here at the forum.

    What does it mean?L

    ZIG-ZAG way is mainly based on the limitation of Epic/Scarlet design (already discussed here but also this design error could be changed in the next upgrade)

    and it means that you have to make a certain compromise but anyway you would be able to swap between best Leica R and Leica M lenses in a second.

    Before you would need Leica M mount from RED or SpaceCam Systems Inc. and FotoDiox Leica R to Leica M adaptor, also original from Leitz if you can still find it or any other third party similar adaptor.

    This mixed lens line starts by focal length of 15mm presenting the best Leica lenses (R+M) and ends with 800mm.



    The first step is called ZIG>>>Leica R:

    15mm F2.8 ASPH Super-Elmarit-R

    19mm F2.8 Elmarit-R (2nd Version, ROM)

    21-35mm F3.5-4.0 ASPH Vario-Elmar-R ZOOM

    28-90mm F2.8-4.5 ASPH Vario-Elmarit-R ZOOM

    35mm F1.4 Summilux-R

    35-70mm F2.8 ASPH Vario-Elmar-R ZOOM



    The second step is called ZAG>>>Leica M:

    50mm Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH (the best fastest FF35mm lens ever made)

    50mm Leica Summilux-M 50mm ASPH (probably the best lens ever made)

    75mm Leica Apo-Summicron-M 75mm ASPH

    90mm Leica Apo-Summicron-M 90mm ASPH (probably the highest MTF lens ever made)



    The third step is called ZIG (again)>>>Leica R:

    70-180mm F2.8 Vario-APO-Elmarit-R ZOOM

    80mm F1.4 Summilux-R

    90mm F2.0 APO Summicron-R

    100mm F2.8 APO-Macro-Elmarit-R

    135mm F2.8 Elmarit-R

    180mm F2.0 APO-Summicron-R

    180mm F2.8 APO-Elmarit-R

    180mm F3.4 APO-Telyt-R

    280mm F2.8 APO-Telyt-R Module

    400mm F2.8 APO-Telyt-R Module

    560mm F5.6 APO-Telyt-R Module

    800mm F5.6 APO-Telyt-R Module

    Here this ZIG-ZAG-ZIG route means to switch between R and M lenses using R to M adaptor.
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    I suppose with Leica's zooms often being better than primes you would forgo a few primes here and there, but wouldn't you want the 24mm f/2.8 for consistent f/2.8 through the wide range?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Lequeux View Post
    I suppose with Leica's zooms often being better than primes you would forgo a few primes here and there, but wouldn't you want the 24mm f/2.8 for consistent f/2.8 through the wide range?
    Roberto,

    of course you could include 24mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/2.8 if needed,...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanjin Jukic View Post
    Roberto,

    of course you could include 24mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/2.8 if needed,...
    Thanks. I was wondering if there was some reason behind them missing from your list; knowing you've probably read every letter ever written about Leica glass.
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    The 28mm later verion is very very good, the 1st version is also good......

    Now please, please can we stop discussion how good Leica glass is, the price continues to escalate and has gone up over 4 times in the last couple of years sine I've been buying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Blackham View Post
    The 28mm later verion is very very good, the 1st version is also good......

    Now please, please can we stop discussion how good Leica glass is, the price continues to escalate and has gone up over 4 times in the last couple of years sine I've been buying it.
    Hehe...true! My 24 e 35 are more expensive on ebay now than when I bought at B&H back in 98. The idea of having cheap Leica Rs in ex+/mint are long gone. You have to dig deep for a "ex" made in germany one. The Canada ones you can get a good deal, but then...
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    The sellers on Ebay are price gouging, do not buy from any of the guys that only list a BUY-IT-NOW, their prices are usually $500-$2000 higher than the lenses are worth. If you are patient and buy from a true auction listing, where buyers determine the final price you will save a bundle.

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