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    FS: Leica 35-70mm f2.8 Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH.

    For sale is a Leica 35-70mm f2.8 Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH. I have had this lens for about six years and have created some great images with it. I am moving from the Leica DMR to a Nikon digital so this lens needs to find a home where it will be put to good use. It comes with original box, leather case, lens tag and both caps. It is in near mint or mint minus condition. I can only find a couple marks on the hood.

    The asking price is $9,400 shipped and insured.













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    Re: FS: Leica 35-70mm f2.8 Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH.

    Here are some images from it that have been posted to the GetDPI forums.



















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    Re: FS: Leica 35-70mm f2.8 Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH.

    I just loaded Capture One version 7 yesterday and processed a 35-70mm image through it. This was shot a few years back with the 35-70mm at f4 and on the DMR. The second image is a crop of the first image at 100% or actual pixel view. There is a reason this lens is considered the finest zoom ever made by any company.




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    Re: FS: Leica 35-70mm f2.8 Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH.

    Fantastic shots. Wouldn't it be worth putting a Leitax mount on it and shooting on your Nikon. Or saving it up to use with a Leica M?
    A wonderful lens. I fear you'll regret it's passing!
    I'd buy it if I could afford it.
    Good luck with the sale anyway - looks like a thoroughly reasonable price though.

    All the best

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    Re: FS: Leica 35-70mm f2.8 Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Fantastic shots. Wouldn't it be worth putting a Leitax mount on it and shooting on your Nikon. Or saving it up to use with a Leica M?
    A wonderful lens. I fear you'll regret it's passing!
    I'd buy it if I could afford it.
    Good luck with the sale anyway - looks like a thoroughly reasonable price though.

    All the best
    Jono:

    I would keep it for the Nikon if it was a straight forward adapter, but for a lens of this value I don't want to start taking it apart and mess something up.

    I still have some pretty nice M lenses in the range of this zoom that have worked well for me and will work well on the new M.

    Robert

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    Re: FS: Leica 35-70mm f2.8 Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH.

    Rob, do a search in sale section here. I think someone was looking for one a week or two ago.

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    Re: FS: Leica 35-70mm f2.8 Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH.

    Quote Originally Posted by robsteve View Post
    Jono:

    I would keep it for the Nikon if it was a straight forward adapter, but for a lens of this value I don't want to start taking it apart and mess something up.

    I still have some pretty nice M lenses in the range of this zoom that have worked well for me and will work well on the new M.

    Robert
    Hi Robert
    Of course, I can see the point. The proceeds from this would buy a new M and a 28-90 R lens (or the 35-70 f4. ). But it's a thing of beauty and wonder, and having paid for it I'd be sad to see it go (mind you, I'm currently making similar decisions about delicious but lightly used kit).

    Thorsten Overgaard has a great article about this fabulous lens. thorsten Overgaard on 35-70 f 2.8 R

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    Re: FS: Leica 35-70mm f2.8 Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH.

    Remember our buy and sell rules folks. I know this lens does spark a lot of interest and I actually owned one. It's outstanding but try to keep this to buyers and sellers. Thanks
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    Re: FS: Leica 35-70mm f2.8 Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH.

    SOLD pending funds.

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    Re: FS: Leica 35-70mm f2.8 Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH.

    May still be sold, pending funds.
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    Re: FS: Leica 35-70mm f2.8 Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH.

    Did you sell this lens?

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    Re: FS: Leica 35-70mm f2.8 Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH.

    Yes, the funds did arrive and the lens was sold last month. It is now in California on a RED camera.

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