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    Tele-Elmar 135'4 and the M8?

    I know some people are using them on the M8. I got one last night just because they seem so cheap and the optical quality seems very hight. I know Puts compares them to the Zeiss 135/4 Planar which was wonderful lens on my Conterex system.

    I assume it'll bring up the 90mm frame lines. I'm not planing on coding it but will stick a cut filter on it but most likely just a B+W.

    Anyone playing with the 135's?
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    Re: Tel-Elmar 135 and the M8?

    John I have a 135 Apo and what I did was had Leica change the mount to a 90mm mount so those frame lines come up as a 90mm, than they coded it also for the 135 2.8. Right now though it is in Solms getting a shim for back focusing
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    Re: Tel-Elmar 135 and the M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    John I have a 135 Apo and what I did was had Leica change the mount to a 90mm mount so those frame lines come up as a 90mm, than they coded it also for the 135 2.8. Right now though it is in Solms getting a shim for back focusing
    Sounds good...

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    Re: Tel-Elmar 135 and the M8?

    John if you want i can ask Leica if the 135 elmar can have a mount change to a 90mm . Not sure it can but i can certainly ask. My conversion cost 125 dollars
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    Re: Tel-Elmar 135 and the M8?

    I don't think you can change the mount on the Tele-Elmar. It is a completely different mount than most of the other M lenses.

    I don't think it normally brings up the 90mm frame lines, but what ever is paired with the 135mm on the M6.

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    Re: Tel-Elmar 135 and the M8?

    I use the Tele-Elmar with excellent results. I think it was Jaap who described the method of bringing up the 90mm viewfinder lines. When mounting the lens,keep the button down and turn it a bit farther than the first click, until the 90mm lines appear. It works well, especially when you can check your shot immediately after shooting. I haven't coded the lens, but I, too, use the B+W cut filter. Regards. DR

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    Re: Tel-Elmar 135 and the M8?

    I sent a note to Leica NJ to see if it could be done.
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    Re: Tel-Elmar 135 and the M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by hdrmd View Post
    I use the Tele-Elmar with excellent results. I think it was Jaap who described the method of bringing up the 90mm viewfinder lines. When mounting the lens,keep the button down and turn it a bit farther than the first click, until the 90mm lines appear. It works well, especially when you can check your shot immediately after shooting. I haven't coded the lens, but I, too, use the B+W cut filter. Regards. DR

    That is correct. It doesn't shift focus either, as the focus linkage is flat and the helix is internal.
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    Re: Tel-Elmar 135 and the M8?

    I don't use the 134mm Tele-Elmar very often. I have probably only used it with the M8 two or three times. Here a a couple shots from a few weeks ago when we took the kids and the dog for a walk. I think I was shooting at f5.6.




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