Leica Showcase Canon 100mm F2 in Leica Thread Mount

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
Wow. This lens is wow. I love short Telephoto lenses on Rangefinders, have an easier time focusing them over SLR's.

This is a 6-element in 4-group, classic Planar formula lens. This one has perfect glass, and the RF calibration is perfect on my M9 across the entire focusing distance.

Wide-open, just a test while walking through the neighborhood.

Canon 100 F2, Leica Mount by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

This lens focuses to 3ft.

Canon 100 F2, Leica Mount by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Canon 100 F2, Leica Mount by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr
 

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
At F2-

Canon 100 F2, Leica Mount by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

and at F4-

Canon 100 F2, Leica Mount by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Focus is perfect across range, which means the Focal Length is spot-on and the internal Cam is just right.

Canon 100 F2, Leica Mount by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

This concerned me- someone sent me a Canon 85/1.8 that could not be set axross range until I changed the focal length by moving the rear optics in closer to the front group.

Canon 100 F2, Leica Mount by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

I'm glad to have this lens, was a choice between it and a 105/1.8 Nikkor in F-Mount- about the same price. I will do a comparison between this and the 105/2.5's.

This lens was also made in Canon FL and R mount, usually cheaper than the RF version- for those that shoot mirrorless.
 

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
This is a really good lens. The close focus is 3ft on it. The long throw focus is perfect for this kind of movement. It is a Double-Gauss, very different from the Nikkor lenses.
 

Hap

Top Veteran
Jan 9, 2016
i paid $400 for mine, a little patience- Telephoto lenses on Leica are not as popular as fast-50s and wide-angle lenses.
Understood......although the canon 100 seems to command a popularity premium........whereas the135 did not...as much.
 

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
There are many more 135/3.5's made compared with 100/2's, and the difference in speed between them. The 100/2 was also made in Canon R and FL mount. Sometimes the Leica lenses come up mislabeled as SLR lenses in the auctions; I picked up the 135/3.5 Leica mount lens labeled as an FL mount.
 

Hap

Top Veteran
Jan 9, 2016
I noticed the different mounts but yet have to stumble on mislabeled. Stock Very much limited to Japanese shop sellers if eBay. I have a 90 2.8 leitz that should see more use.
 

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