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Re: Elmar 180/4
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2019, 23:07:56 »
Tulip tree, far and near. Again, some contrast loss when the sun is near the field.
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Re: Elmar 180/4
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2019, 23:17:18 »
Finally...

My bottom line: a lens with modest specs, but quite capable. Main reason for purchase was size and weight. Leica fans consider this lens un-Leica-ish, but I still see in it some of the qualities of the Summicron R 50/2 (II), namely a clean image with good bokeh.

more about that lens tomorrow.
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Re: Elmar 180/4
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2019, 23:18:10 »
Forgot to include that one, where pincushion distortion is apparent.
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Re: Elmar 180/4
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2019, 00:05:25 »
The overall image rendition is pleasing and likeable (pun intended???).  The flare seems to be Achilles heel: I may detect some hints of flare even in the images 2255 and 2286.  According to the image of the lens, it has a very long retractable hood.  Leitz designer might have been well aware of it.
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Re: Elmar 180/4
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2019, 07:24:03 »
Indeed. The 50/2, 90/2 and 180/4, only to mention I few I manipulated, all have retractable hoods, and by the way very well designed (less wobbly than most others).
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