Very nice. I had the non-Ai NPK Nikkor-S 50/1.4 and non-Ai NPK Nikkor-Q 135/3.5 back when I had the Df. Beautiful lenses. IMHO they work well with the Df sensor and look "right" on the camera.
That Heliar is a nice lens, works well on my Fujis and the Z6.Well I might have let myself get carried away...
In a short period of time:
- Cosina Voigtländer lenses 21/3.5 Color-Skopar,
- and 50/3.5 Heliar.
- A plastic Leica 21mm viewfinder.
- LFI subscription and a print of 2009 LFI magazines.
- Leica Elmar-C 90 f/4.
Not to fuel GAS, but the Elmar-C is an amazing lens, especially for the price it usually goes for online. That said, the 90mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M beats it and isn't extremely expensive either - but that lens is as heavy and probably almost as big as your Tokina ...That Elmar 90mm does look the business but would only duplicate my Tokina 100mm macro. Which is AF n’all. Trying to avoid duplication at the minute.
That's ok. I'm at that, what you would probably consider early stage where I haven't come out of that complex with long FL and tiny RF framelines.Not to fuel GAS, but the Elmar-C is an amazing lens, especially for the price it usually goes for online. That said, the 90mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M beats it and isn't extremely expensive either - but that lens is as heavy and probably almost as big as your Tokina ...
I consider the Elmar-C a real sleeper in 90mm M mount land. But it's not a "necessary" lens - as, IMO, the Heliar may turn out to be.
Yes, I did read something somewhere about the Color-Skopar not being that amenable to digital RFs, (something about the lens base being too close to the sensor or soething like that?). So I got the Zeiss Biogon 21mm instead which is wonderful, so much so that I sold my equivalent 20mm Nikkor F1.8G, a superb lens. Used, it's a quarter of the price of the Super Elmar. There's something about focusing the RF patch and then composing with the external VF which is very enjoyable.@mike3996 I'm also interested in hearing your assessment of the Color-Skopar. I have the older 21mm f/4 pancake and quite like it; it's sharp and contrasty and a joy to use - but it has a couple of irritating flaws like cyan corners in certain circumstances (and when uncorrected), so I'd really like to know how the new lens fares.
Yes! When I had the Laowa 7.5mm for M43 I quickly realized that ultra-wides and TTL don't mix well when you want to focus critically. Focus peaking, magnifiers, all pretty useless. Only the lensless RF focusing works -- the wider the FL, the bigger margin it wins by.There's something about focusing the RF patch and then composing with the external VF which is very enjoyable.