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- Quickly and easily mounts on Canon DSLRs with a lens adapter.
- Can be converted to Nikon mount via Leitax.com. I converted mine, and I’m very happy having it for my Nikon usage.
The Leica 100mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R has been discontinued (like all Leica R lenses), but is available on the used market.
Color correction of the 100/2.8 APO is superb, and in this regard it smokes the Zeiss ZF.2 / ZE 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar.
However, the 100/2.8 APO is a full stop slower than the Zeiss 100/2 and it does have some field curvature, not offering a flat field, and this shows up especially with high resolution digital. Whereas the Zeiss 100/2 is flat field at f/2, the Leica 100/2.8 APO needs stopping down to f/5.6 or so (at least at infinity) to yield full sharpness across the frame, due to the field of sharp focus curving forward towards the edges.
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Diglloyd Guide to LEICA contains in-depth coverage of Leica M system cameras and lenses, with additional coverage of Leica M Monochrom, Leica Q.
Special emphasis is placed on Leica M lenses and certain Zeiss ZM lenses.
- Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
- Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly the Summilux/Summicron/Elmarit choice and/or Zeiss ZM.
- Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning. Processing parameters are discussed and shown.
- Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
- Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
- Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
- Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.
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