Leica R Tele Lens Comparison
on Fuij X-Pro-1

 

Summilux-R 1.4 / 80mm
Elmarit-R 2.8 / 135mm
Elmarit-R 2.8 / 180mm

 

To compare these three lenses I used a tripod on a distance about 4 m from a bookshelf. (Picture at the right) The 100% scale crops are marked in the picture with red rectangles for the 80mm outerst and the 180mm lens the inner rectangle. All picture are jpg's strait out of the camera (Astia/soft).

All picture was taken with the Metabone Speedadapter at ISO 1600, that meens a f1.4 gets to a f1.2 on a APS-C sensor, a f 2.8 gets a f2.0...

The second table under contains 100% croped pictures from the left corners of all sample images to illustrate the vingnetting effect for the tree lenses dependent from different apperatures
       
my conclusion:

This test worked on a way as expected:

Sharpness for all three lenses enhanced from max. apperature to smaler apperature with a maximum sharpness between f4 og f8.

The 80mm at f1.4 (f1.2 with speedbooster) is in fact pretty bad but increased fast from f2.

It's a bit difficult å compare lenses with different focal length this way. The cropped images gives on a way a wrong impression for sharpness. The cropped parts from ouside pictures ny night are over exposed, specialy for the 80mm. I used avarage metering and the dark areas dominate this picture...

The vingnetting effect is too evident av expected. Dissapearing slowly from wide open lense to smaler apperatures

  The Summilux 80mm was my first lense for the X-Pro1. I love that lens, but it is what is is: an old analog lens. The Elamrit 135mm I had for about a year and like it very much. It maches the X-Pro in a nice way, sharp and easy to focus. Certainly disappointed I'm about the Telyt R 250mm! That's the reason why I ordered the Elmarit R 180mm. It looks for me that the 180mm is in the same class as the 135mm and I'm looking forward to use it in the furture.

 

Summilux-R 1.4 / 80mm
Elmarit-R 2.8 / 135mm
Elmarit-R 2.8 / 180mm
f 1,4
N/A
N/A
f 2,0
N/A
N/A
f 2,8
f 4,0
f 5,6
f 8,0

Vingnetting:

Summilux-R 1.4 / 80mm
Elmarit-R 2.8 / 135mm
Elmarit-R 2.8 / 180mm
f 1,4
N/A
N/A
f 2,0
N/A
N/A
f 2,8
f 4,0
f 5,6
f 8,0

 

Next a comparison outsite by night. Again ISO 1600 for all pictures, jpg out of the camera (Astia/soft). Tripod. (Picture at the right) The 100% scale crops are marked in the picture with red rectangles for the 80mm outerst and the 180mm lens the inner rectangle.

All picture was taken with the Metabone Speedadapter, that meens a f1.4 gets to a f1.2 on a APS-C sensor, a f 2.8 gets a f2.0...

 
     
80mm
135mm
180mm
f 1,4
N/A
N/A
80mm
f 2,0
N/A
N/A
80mm
135mm
180mm
f 2,8
80mm
135mm
180mm
f 4,0
80mm
135mm
180mm
f 5,6
80mm
135mm
180mm
f 8,0

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