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    Leica Vario Elmarit-R Asph 35-70/2.8 on the G1 - Beauty and the Beast



    Leica Vario Elmarit-R Asph 35-70/2.8 - ISO=100 1/500 @ f/5.6 - Developed in Raw Therapee





    The Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH f/2.8 is a 1,000 g lens, 145 mm long and 89 mm in diameter. It is arguably one of the best Zooms ever made by Leica and one of the rarest R lenses to find


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    Re: Leica Vario Elmarit-R Asph 35-70/2.8 on the G1 - Beauty and the Beast

    Is it really made by Leica ?? Earlier Zooms were all made by Minolta.
    Looks like a Bazooka. Peter, show us some pics. I have a spare place in my photobag and a travel ticket for a cruise thru the mediterranean sea

    Lovely lens
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    Re: Leica Vario Elmarit-R Asph 35-70/2.8 on the G1 - Beauty and the Beast

    Quote Originally Posted by kweide View Post
    Is it really made by Leica ?? Earlier Zooms were all made by Minolta.
    This one is a true Leica. They made 200 in 1999 or so, at a loss - in spite of the esoteric selling price of $7,000+ - and then production ceased. Leica users had panic attacks, fits, and disorders of the nervous system trying to get one. Used ones today still command the same price and you can hardly find one.

    Looks like a Bazooka. Peter, show us some pics. I have a spare place in my photobag and a travel ticket for a cruise thru the mediterranean sea
    If you are interested, there is currently one for sale at the Leica Shop in Vienna for EUR 4,800 (not mine - but ask me first...)

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    Re: Leica Vario Elmarit-R Asph 35-70/2.8 on the G1 - Beauty and the Beast

    Wow the detail captured is breath taking.

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    I saw it on that auction plattform e b a y but wtf sooooo expensive....
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