I used Leica R optics in many years and appreciate their exemplary
build quality and optical performance. The fact that this lens was
build in 1972 makes it even more exciting. Since I have the Metabone
Speedbooster adapter this lens gives me a real 135mm with an aperature
of 2.0! Nice for a 135mm?
I like this lens - even if it's not beating the famous Leica
M Elmar 135mm 1:4! The Elmar M is may be sharper and
is more lightweight. Ok, - it has 2 aperature steps less, - but
who cares in summertime? But the big point is that the Elmar M 135
with M/X adapter gives you a 200mm lens. The Elmarit R 135mm together
with the Metabone Speedbooster gives a 135mm. As more as I use this
lens as more do I like it! It's shorter than the Elmar M - on a
way a more "natural construction" on the X-Pro than the
Elmar M. Manual focus workes fine for me even for bird shots...
Some samples from the far north and the midle of Norway below: