Leica Ultron 21mm f1.8 near tragedy

rflove

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Jul 13, 2014
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So I just got my Voigtlander Ultron 21mm f1.8 in the mail and immediately mounted it on the M240 and captured an image outside my window. I had seen images from this lens before captured by a friend and I thought it was a brilliant lens.

Anyway I captured 3 images and when I dismounted the camera from my tripod, my butter fingers failed me and the thing dropped from about 1.3 meters onto the wood floor of my flat :p

The lens hood left a big gouge in the floor and I thought the lens or camera or both were surely damaged... I've looked at them and they appear to be undamaged! I'll take a couple of more shots to see, but here is the first shot I took with it tonight
 

rflove

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Jul 13, 2014
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After dropping the camera & lens I tried again and got these images.... I think I dodged the proverbial bullet :)

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BrianS

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Apr 3, 2013
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I feel for you! All looks good. You might want to do a "brick wall test", something to make sure all is aligned.
 

Mr_Flibble

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Aug 16, 2013
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The Lowlands
Rick
Or a concrete pavement test :eek-9:

My heart skipped a few beats when my M-E did a slow tumble from my sausage fingers onto the grass. :(
 

Raid

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Dec 15, 2011
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I have not used any of my RF cameras with a tripod so far. I always viewed SLR and MF cameras for possible use with a tripod, but RF cameras were meant for quick, handheld photography. I can see why you need a tripod with night photography!
 

BrianS

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Apr 3, 2013
124
Ebay- worst I ever had, "I have not tested this camera, but see no reason why it will not work perfectly".

100% true. It had been in a fire and the insides were melted. But you could not see the damage from the outside.
 

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