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    Nikon D800E and Leica Apo Elmarit R 180mm f2,8 - my new dreamteam

    Hello everybody, just would like to share with you my new camera-lens combination I got today. I bought the Leica lens on Ebay, converted it with a Leitax bayonet for my D800E and did some testshots in the afternoon. I have to say that I am very happy with the results, the pictures are all handhold wit F 2,8, just out of Lightroom without any modifications and I made a 100 and 400% crop out of every picture.

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    Re: Nikon D800E and Leica Apo Elmarit R 180mm f2,8 - my new dreamteam

    The 180 APO is one of my favorite Leica R lenses. I have been holding out for something from Leica but it may be time to do the Leitax conversion. What I will miss is pairing this lens with the 1.4X APO extender ....spoke with several people about converting the the front mount to a Nikon fitting but no one felt it could be done.

    I did this with the 80/1.4 summilux and it worked very well.

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    Re: Nikon D800E and Leica Apo Elmarit R 180mm f2,8 - my new dreamteam

    Hi Mr. Dunham,
    I like to buy your lens if you decided to preserve the lens in the Leica R mount. I will use the lens with the R9.
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    Re: Nikon D800E and Leica Apo Elmarit R 180mm f2,8 - my new dreamteam

    Yes, but then you can not use the Elmarit alone on the Nikon because it has to stay in the Leica mount.

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