The Leica 50 R Cron - a tribute to Massimo Vitali

July 09, 2012  •  2 Comments

A tribute to Massimo Vitale - Tampere,  July 2012_DSC2968-1

 

I love Massimo Vitali's beach images so whilst wandering around the shores of an unpronounceable lake near Tampere, Finland, I couldn't resist whipping out my favourite lens and grabbing this shot. Too deadpan for most people's tastes I'm certain, but it appealed to me. As for the Leica 50 Cron R adapted with Leitax to a Nikon mount and shoved on the D800E, well - it has the nicest look and best behaviour of any lens I have yet used on the camera. It is sharp everywhere, has no weird field curvature, requires minimal geometric corrections in post, and has a very lucid drawing, both dramatic and subtle at the same time. Everybody should have one.


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Tim Ashley Photography
The ROM version... cost very little and is just wonderful...
John Brewton(non-registered)
Which version?
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