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05-11-2009, 02:39 AM   #1
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Leitz 560mm f/6.8 Telyt-R - first shots and impression

I've bought this lens with Nikon mount. It took some time to adapt it to M42. Last weekend I took it with me and tested in the field.

Overal about mechanics: very long, but not so heavy (about 2kg). Trigger focus is easier than standard on lens ring. I tried it only with bean bag.
Overall about optics: sharper than K 500/4.5, much less CA. In most cases I don't see any CA. Very natural colours. Not so nice bokeh. K500 has much better bokeh.

Pentax K20D ,Leitz 560mm f/6.8 Telyt-R
1/320s f/8.0 at 560.0mm iso200

Pentax K20D ,Leitz 560mm f/6.8 Telyt-R
1/800s f/8.0 at 560.0mm iso200

Pentax K20D ,Leitz 560mm f/6.8 Telyt-R
1/500s f/8.0 at 560.0mm iso200

Pentax K20D ,Leitz 560mm f/6.8 Telyt-R
1/1000s f/8.0 at 560.0mm iso400

more shots are Leitz 560mm f/6.8 Telyt-R Photo Gallery by Piotr Sobolewski at

Last edited by Piotr; 05-13-2009 at 05:55 AM.
05-11-2009, 02:42 AM   #2
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Quite the decent result there Piotr.

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