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    Smile R Lux'- who is still holding on to them?

    There is a new adapter- "Speed Booster"

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    Loads of information as to what this is and what it can do:

    http://www.metabones.com/images/meta...te%20Paper.pdf

    The lucky ones who still have the 80/1.4 Summilux, in particular, are in for a treat.

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    Re: R Lux'- who is still holding on to them?

    Impressive work by the two developers . I keep looking for the flaws but the developers have an impressive track record . Was just shooting yesterday with the 50 and 80 R summiluxes on my D800E s ....couldn t be happier with those two lenses .
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    Re: R Lux'- who is still holding on to them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    There is a new adapter- "Speed Booster"

    Welcome to Metabones


    Loads of information as to what this is and what it can do:

    http://www.metabones.com/images/meta...te%20Paper.pdf

    The lucky ones who still have the 80/1.4 Summilux, in particular, are in for a treat.
    Sounds good. Do you ever read your PM? Just discovered I have 2 R 80/1.4.
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    Wow, this is definitely cool. I think the lens becomes "faster" in terms of exposure, but not in terms of DOF, correct? As the geometry from the subject to the entrance pupil doesn't change.

    This is really tempting. Wonder if a Nikon-Sony is forthcoming? The enhanced light is great but widening the lenses is perhaps better. Well, having the *option* to widen them that is!

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    Re: R Lux'- who is still holding on to them?

    Yes, the combined optic still is subject to the crop-adjusted DOF as any adapted lens.

    Nikon F to NEX, yes, it's coming.
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    Re: R Lux'- who is still holding on to them?

    Quote Originally Posted by algrove View Post
    Sounds good. Do you ever read your PM? Just discovered I have 2 R 80/1.4.
    I replied to your PM. My apologies for the delay.

    On that Lux collection... Wow!

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    Re: R Lux'- who is still holding on to them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor Sherman View Post
    Wow, this is definitely cool. I think the lens becomes "faster" in terms of exposure, but not in terms of DOF, correct? As the geometry from the subject to the entrance pupil doesn't change.

    This is really tempting. Wonder if a Nikon-Sony is forthcoming? The enhanced light is great but widening the lenses is perhaps better. Well, having the *option* to widen them that is!
    If you look at the white paper, the prototype was in fact a Nikon F mount one.
    There could be production reasons for the EOS mount being the first.

    Yes, it will be coming soon and the aperture control, as Roger observed about the developers and their back ground would be a good quality one (understatement).

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    Re: R Lux'- who is still holding on to them?

    I have held onto my 35 and 80 Summilux R's, just great lenses with all sorts of applications these days.....especially with the new M

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    Re: R Lux'- who is still holding on to them?

    Al, you have 2 80/1.4R? How much for one of them?

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    Re: R Lux'- who is still holding on to them?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikalWGrass View Post
    Al, you have 2 80/1.4R? How much for one of them?
    I will PM you. I am also in FL.

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    Re: R Lux'- who is still holding on to them?

    I am just curious...
    Wouldn't this adapter become obsolete when, let say, Sony comes up with FF Nex-series camera?

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    Re: R Lux'- who is still holding on to them?

    How much is the full frame NEX going to be? Does the RX1 offer any clues?

    How much is an f/1.0 lens that will work on full frame?

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    Re: R Lux'- who is still holding on to them?

    Quote Originally Posted by paul25 View Post
    I am just curious...
    Wouldn't this adapter become obsolete when, let say, Sony comes up with FF Nex-series camera?
    As long as there is an APS-C NEX camera in the market, it will be still useful. Like Robert points out, how much will one f/1 (forget about f/0.9) lens cost for a FF NEX?

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