Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Leica R lenses on the D3 - the 180mm f2.8

  1. #1
    Senior Member vieri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    San Ginesio, Italy
    Posts
    983
    Post Thanks / Like

    Talking Leica R lenses on the D3 - the 180mm f2.8

    After seeing the possibility of mounting Leica R lenses on Nikon cameras through the use of the Leitax adapter, I decided to give it a try and got a few of these to modify my R lenses and be able to use them on my Nikon F mount cameras. So far I modified the 180 mm f2.8 R, 100 mm f2.8 R Micro, 35 mm f2. The optical quality of R lenses is fantastic, their ergonomics great for those of us who like to use manual lenses; focus is smooth, diaphragm works perfectly; the quality of the adapter is also top notch, doing the modification is very easy, is reversible and takes the whole of ten minutes. The only con is that you have to use stop down metering: not a deal breaker for many, but something you have to be aware of.

    Anyway, after doing the modification and checking out that the lenses worked fine with the D3, I decided to give the 180 a go on a shooting; the results? In a word, I loved it.

    Here is a couple of samples for you:





    All with the D3, Profoto lights, Chimera sofboxes & modifiers. The whole gallery, for those interested, is here:
    http://www.pbase.com/vieripbase/triolibero_root

    I thought the forum would be interested in the new possibilities that the Leitax mount adapter opens!
    Vieri Bottazzini
    Leica Ambassador | Formatt-Hitech Ambassador | ABIPP EP
    VIERI BOTTAZZINI PHOTOGRAPHER | VIERI BOTTAZZINI WORKSHOPS | VIERI BOTTAZZINI FINE ART

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,763
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    45

    Smile Re: Leica R lenses on the D3 - the 180mm f2.8

    Your photos are stunningly beautiful. I especially like the first one. Leica 77

  3. #3
    Super Moderator Cindy Flood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    3,581
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    118

    Re: Leica R lenses on the D3 - the 180mm f2.8

    Beautiful series. My favorite is #471. That is a wonderful lens.

  4. #4
    Senior Member vieri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    San Ginesio, Italy
    Posts
    983
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Leica R lenses on the D3 - the 180mm f2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Leica 77 View Post
    Your photos are stunningly beautiful. I especially like the first one. Leica 77
    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    Beautiful series. My favorite is #471. That is a wonderful lens.
    Thank you very much, I am glad you enjoyed the pics & the lens; having the possibility to use such glass on our Nikons is simply fantastic.
    Vieri Bottazzini
    Leica Ambassador | Formatt-Hitech Ambassador | ABIPP EP
    VIERI BOTTAZZINI PHOTOGRAPHER | VIERI BOTTAZZINI WORKSHOPS | VIERI BOTTAZZINI FINE ART

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •