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 1981 makes it even more exciting. Since I have the Metabone
Speedbooster adapter this lens gives me a real 180mm with an aperature
of 2.0! Nice for a 180mm?
Conclusion so far:
After testing the lens only some month now I must say: I like this
lens! The Elmarit R 180mm together with the Metabone Speedbooster
gives a 180mm on the X-Pro1. The lens is sharp all over. Manual
focus workes fine, but "peak focusing" is difficult, even
with tripod: shaking around... There is vingnetting at f2,8 with
the Speedbooster, but it's manageable in Lightroom!
I also used the X-Pro-1 for making a movie with this lens. See
Some samples from the far north: