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Showcase Leica 14-150mm f3.5-5.6 D Vario-Elmar

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Luckypenguin, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    You can take a great picture with the worst lens Nic. What else is new? :)
     
  2. lennyKravic

    lennyKravic Mu-43 Regular

    30
    Jul 9, 2012
    This is one of the best superzooms ever made...
     
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  3. Thanks, Tomas. Although this certainly isn't the worst lens :smile:

    Seems like it to me so far. I think if you were buying it new back in the day it was worth about $1500 (thankfully I didn't pay anywhere near that much). I had a very good copy of the original Panasonic 14-140mm m4/3 superzoom but it still had some issues with excessive vignetting and some softening at longer focal lengths and just some general inconsistency in performance. The PanaLeica really does go a step above that lens and I think is more contrasty.
     
  4. The area where I felt both the Olympus 14-150mm and Panasonic 14-140mm Micro 4/3 superzooms started to fall apart was their edge performance in the region of ~50mm to maximum telephoto. The example below is from the PanaLeica 14-150mm at 74mm, f/5.6 (maximum lens aperture at this FL is f/5.3)

    Full image

    PGH1-P1110573-P1024_zps12f034e2.



    Near centre crop

    PGH1-P1110573-PC_zps7073c601.



    Top left corner crop

    PGH1-P1110573-PTL_zps7bf9787a.



    Top right corner crop

    PGH1-P1110573-PTR_zpse5a603fa.



    Bottom left crop

    PGH1-P1110573-PBL_zps1864d336.



    Bottom right corner crop

    PGH1-P1110573-PBR_zps1df5e513.

    Note that the last two images weren't cropped exactly to the corner because the image starts to move away from the plane of focus there.
     
  5. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    2 very cool shots!
     
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