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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Elmarit-R 28/2.8 Image
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Thu Jan 29 18:59:46 2009
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Hi Geoff,

Yes, I considered alternatives from the Oly 25 to the Leica 25/1.4, but felt 
that the Elmarit-R 28/2.8 gave me a lot more for my money.  Most walk-around 
shooting can be done with scale focusing, and, the finder and Live View 
offer other focusing options when needed. The DOF of the 28 is a plus in all 
areas except bokeh, but the lens is not too bad wide open.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoff Hopkinson" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] IMG: Elmarit-R 28/2.8 Image

> Jim, it looks like a compact package on your Oly. Of course you are 
> getting
> the DoF of a 28 there. At your quoted f/8 that would be about 5ft to
> infinity in your currency! So your test won't tell you much about focus
> accuracy in this instance. However you are getting a bonus of cropping the
> outer part of the image circle and keeping the highest performance part so
> you should have a fine quality walk around combination there, limited only
> by your sensor. Should keep you shooting happily with your Leica glass 
> until
> the R10 comes along! The numbers for the Leitz lens are bound to be better
> than the little (and inexpensive) Oly 25 too.
> 2009/1/30 Jim Nichols <>
>> As I said in an earlier post, I obtained a Leitz Wetzlar Elmarit-R 28/2.8
>> lens to use on my Oly E-510 as a walk-around kit.  The combination is 
>> much
>> easier to carry than the same camera with its Zuiko 14-54 zoom.
>> The local hospital is in the midst of a large expansion program, giving 
>> me
>> a subject that served for demonstration purposes.  While I did not have 
>> the
>> camera perfectly level, I see no indications of distortion. The 28mm on 
>> the
>> E-510 gives an angle of view similar to a 56mm lens on a full-frame 35mm
>> camera.
>> Out of four quick shots, I got four keepers.  I think it will work out
>> fine.
>> Comments and critiques welcomed.
>> Jim Nichols
>> Tullahoma, TN USA
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> Cheers
> Geoff
> Weather is here, wish you were beautiful
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Replies: Reply from s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov) ([Leica] IMG: Elmarit-R 28/2.8 Image)
In reply to: Message from jhnichols at (Jim Nichols) ([Leica] IMG: Elmarit-R 28/2.8 Image)
Message from hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson) ([Leica] IMG: Elmarit-R 28/2.8 Image)