Showcase Leica R Elmarit 180mm f2.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by iGonzoid, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. iGonzoid

    iGonzoid Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    Who's a pretty boy? Blackbird preening after a bath. Shot with Leica R Elmarit 180mm f2.8; @ f5.6, 160s, ISO 200, on OM-D.
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  2. tradesmith45

    tradesmith45 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2012
    Oregon
    Nice shot. Handheld?

    Have you done any side-by-side comparison shots w/ your Pany 100-300m to see how it compares re IQ?
     
  3. iGonzoid

    iGonzoid Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    Lily. OM-D; Leica R 180mm f2.8; @ f8 1/200s 1S) 400.

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  4. iGonzoid

    iGonzoid Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    Reply to tradesmith45: Yes, blackbird shot is handheld — as is the shot of the lily. Blackbird shot heavily cropped; lily just fractionally. Just got the L 180 so, no I have done no side by side comps. I love the 100-300, just got lustful for a long lens that's as fast as f2.8. The L 180 is very heavy [heaviest lens I have ever used]. Lily shot done with 26mm worth of extension tubes, handheld in my garden, hazy/cloudy day [we are in the midst of bushfires, here in Tasmania at the moment].
     
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  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Amazing color in both of these! :thumbup:
     
  6. dirtdevil

    dirtdevil Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 9, 2017
    I just acquired this lens today in mint condition (at a price I couldn't refuse) and I can't wait to post photos here. I am waiting for the m43 adaptor which I will receive next week. Stay tuned!

    The reason why I bought it is I needed something better than my 14-140 4-5.6 for wildlife in the morning. That zoom lens sucked so much in low light that I had to resort to the Nocticron at f1.2 but the reach is not that great when trying to shoot animals.

    Hopefully I'll encounter some deers and birds like here : Urban nature
     
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  7. dirtdevil

    dirtdevil Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 9, 2017
    All the hype around the 200mm 2.8 motivated me to use a telephoto prime.

    I finally received the adapter to use my Leica 180 2.8 with my G85. I was going to be able to take advantage of the IBIS. And it did make a difference! It was below freezing point and my fingers were cold, so using a heavy manual focus lens for the first time was not an easy task. But it was still a nice experience, can't wait to use it on a warmer day. Here a some examples of the results of what you can get with such telephoto prime. Focus peaking made everything much easier, but it's difficult to adjust your focus on animals that keep moving.

    None of the images have been cropped, but I did adjust the contrast and exposure in lightroom. All the images were shot at 400 or 200 ISO and f2.8. I never had to shoot faster than 1/50th of a second.

    The jpgs have been downgraded to a level 5 jpg in photoshop, going from 10-11mb each to 2-3mb.

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  8. dirtdevil

    dirtdevil Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 9, 2017
    Here is a comparison between the reach you get with a 180mm on a m43 camera...and the other picture is from my phone. (Image could've been sharper, I stayed at f2.8).

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  9. dirtdevil

    dirtdevil Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 9, 2017
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  10. dirtdevil

    dirtdevil Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aren't we blessed to live in the digital age where you can take as many shots as you want and adjust your settings? I can't imagine how life was for a professional photographer 20+ years ago using film and manual lenses, no stabilization, etc...

    IBIS helped A LOT with this 360mm equivalent focal length. As for focus peaking, sometimes it worked, sometimes the blue marker that I use was almost non-visible on my screen. _1160402. _1160417. _1160450. _1160467. _1160539. _1160575. _1160594. _1160622. _1160714. _1160744. _1160772. _1160801. _1160817. _1160828. _1160843.
     
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  11. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Nice images!

    It's good to see someone else using Leica R glass on mft.
     
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  12. dirtdevil

    dirtdevil Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 9, 2017
    Macro attempt. It's the top part of an aluminum pop tab. A black and white version below.

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  13. dirtdevil

    dirtdevil Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 9, 2017
    I am very impressed by the microcontrast and sharpness of the last image. _1170951. _1170955.
     
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