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View Poll Results: Leica 28mm or FA 31mm
Leica 28mm 416.00%
FA 31mm 2184.00%
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11-20-2014, 03:33 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by interested_observer Quote
Well it so happens that I have a Leitz 28mm f2.8 Elmarit R (3 cam version) lens sitting right here next to me. I also have a FA 31 Ltd sitting on my K5, and just for luck, I have a Contax Zeiss 28mm f2.8 Distagon T* over there sitting in my camera backpack.
Oh god I got greener and greener as I read that...
(with envy, to be precise)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
Originally posted by interested_observer Quote Well it so happens that I have a Leitz 28mm f2.8 Elmarit R (3 cam version) lens sitting right here next to me. I also have a FA 31 Ltd sitting on my K5, and just for luck, I have a Contax Zeiss 28mm f2.8 Distagon T* over there sitting in my camera backpack. Oh god I got greener and greener as I read that..
It's like having three beautiful wifes under the roof =))
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Finally got the FA 31mm and I was blown away by what this lens produces. 3D effect, color rich, sharpness, bokeh.... you name it !
I sold almost all my lens to get this lens, the only lens that I keep is the Helios 58mm f2 for the swirly bokeh and the extreme center sharpness, a perfect portrait lens. For all other purpose, the FA 31mm is enough (I don't do sport or bird shoots so a tele is not required).
Once again, thanks all for your kind comment
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The Leica R series are SLR lenses and many Leicaphiles sort of look down on that branch of the company's product line. The comment generally goes like this..."Leica R? Sure, they are great lenses, but you know, they were made for SLRs and don't reflect the true Leica philosophy." This line of thinking is pure silliness, of course, but so is much of the cult of Leica.
I agree - this is the view of many leicaphiles and if you think that is bad you see the vitriol over Leica photographers who use hexanon lenses.

The Konica Hexar rangefinder bodies and lens line up was killed by leicaphiles for no reason other than spite.

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