Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/06

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Subject: [Leica] "R" lenses on digital bodies
From: rsphotoimages at (Bob Shaw)
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 20:39:06 -0700
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Bob Shaw
rsphotoimages at

On Oct 6, 2010, at 10:03 AM, philippe.amard wrote:

>> All,
>> I was thinking that maybe we should begin a poll to find how others are 
>> using their "R" lenses on various digital bodies:
>> 1. Which camera body?
> Just traded my R8/9s and lenses for new Canon 5D Mk II and two Zooms; 
> 24-1053.5 and 70-200 2.8.  Sort of the same as same focal range as R 28-90 
> and 70-180 except not Leica  glass.  Really good L glass but really not 
> Leica.

>> 2. Which focusing screen?
> To soon to change.  Besides, everything happens so fast it kinda reminds 
> me of my Macs and iPhone 4.  Less stress and immediate chimping 
> gratification.  Also plays well with Macs.

>> 3. Modifications necessary if any?
> Maybe some new Heliopan Polarizers.  Or a trick video grip for shooting 
> 30fps HD video.

>> 4. Miscellaneous and pertinent info?
> Got tired of waiting for the Leica R Solution, decided to succumb fully to 
> IS and reliable autofocus.  Will never, ever forget my Leica  gear, will 
> always stick up for Leica glass but am too damned old to fight Leica and 
> manual focus

Oh, and after three urgent emails to Leitax with no reply, I flushed any 
idea of a D700 or 5D MkII with adaptors.

Life is short.  So now I can just point and shoot myself into a fully 
digital stupor.  I'll take whatever Bokeh I get and try not to stress out 
when it ain't there.

Keeping the T2 in case film comes roaring back.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Thank you all for everything you shared and taught me about Real Photography

Bob in Seattle

In reply to: Message from wayneserrano at (Wayne Serrano) ([Leica] "R" lenses on digital bodies)
Message from philippe.amard at (philippe.amard) ([Leica] "R" lenses on digital bodies)