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    Question What is so special about the 3 element Elmar?

    Any user experiences in comparison with the other 90/4 would be greatly appreciated!

    TIA!

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    Re: What is so special about the 3 element Elmar?

    It is easier to find and buy a lens to check it out on my own.

    Delightful little surprise!

    (Erwin Puts scores another point. )

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    Re: What is so special about the 3 element Elmar?

    K-H, Thanks (though a bit late )! From your link (the text part), you seem to have the same (late) version I have now.

    The L forum isn't of much use to me as I can't see any images without logging in (I had a user/password sometime ago).

    Two things surprise me pleasantly straight away:

    1. Contrast

    2. Bokeh

    Completely the opposite of what one expects from a triplet!

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    Re: What is so special about the 3 element Elmar?

    Vivek,

    You should be able to see the full frame image in the second reference I gave.

    Best, K-H.

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    Re: What is so special about the 3 element Elmar?

    I also have a Leitz 90/4 from the 1950s but it is soft in the corners.

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    Re: What is so special about the 3 element Elmar?

    I add few sample shots using this Elmar (NEX-6, more will be placed in the Sony section). All at f/4.


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
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    Re: What is so special about the 3 element Elmar?

    Love that third one, Vivek. That coat looks a bit like a ambulatory yurt! Nicely juxtaposed with the I Love Paris cutie in the background.
    The lens draws quite well.

    Cheers,

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    Re: What is so special about the 3 element Elmar?

    Thanks, Simon!

    I am mighty pleased with the lens and that shot. Sometimes, even I get lucky.

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    Re: What is so special about the 3 element Elmar?

    Nice! Love the last one too.

    It's not a triplet, but the 135/4 Elmar is a great old lens too.


    DSC03432.jpg by Taylor Sherman, on Flickr

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