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    FS: Leicanon :) Elmarit-R 19/2.8 ROM

    Leica Elmarit-R 19/2.8 ROM, latest version modified to work (using a suitable adapter) on all Canon cameras except 5D and 5D2. I've used it on the 1D, 1Ds, 1Ds2, and will take it back and eat my underwear if it doesn't work on the 1Ds3 as well. The reason it works on the 1Ds series is that the mirror swings back and up on these bodies, while on the 5D it swings straight up. Presumably the idea is a quieter mirror with less slap and shake, but it also has the nice benefit of permitting use of this lens. The rear flange is mainly a protective device on these lenses; it's easily replaceable (by a technician) should you ever wish to restore the lens. But why would you? The ONLY drawback with this alteration is that the lens can't stand on its rear flange, which probably shouldn't be part of any of our handling repertoires, anyway. Of course, it's a wonderful lens on R bodies with film and a moderate wide angle on the DMR - I've used it with both. Slightly less contrast and more neutral colors than the Zeiss Distagon, and would you believe it it has a pleasant bokeh of you can get in close enough.

    It has one tiny dust speck inside the rear element that would be rather difficult to show here, it's nothing that affects results in any way.

    $2000
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    Re: FS: Leicanon :) Elmarit-R 19/2.8 ROM

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    Re: FS: Leicanon :) Elmarit-R 19/2.8 ROM

    $1800

    Here's a few shots I found made with this lens on a Canon 1Ds2...






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    Re: FS: Leicanon :) Elmarit-R 19/2.8 ROM

    $1600

    Soon time for this to go on ebay...

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    Re: FS: Leicanon :) Elmarit-R 19/2.8 ROM

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