View Full Version : Anyone tried these lens for G?
You know, I have considered these many times... but I always come back to their cost being so close to the cost of the Hologon, and the conversions costing soooo... much.
I mean: 12/5.6 = US$1549 w/ adapter, making it just shy of $1000 to adapt? That seems rediculous. I could pick up a used M6 for that $1000. It also has a meter. Or a CL, and both lenses. I would spinrg up to $550 for an adaption. Same as G to M. But nearly twice to go around the other way? No.
Thanks for the link, Terence; I hadn't seen that product before. Though I'm sure it's not really important given the vast DoF of these two lenses, it would have been more sophisticated for Zörk to have incorporated the AF drive coupling into them. Still quite interesting though.
Actually NoTx is right. The adaptor is very expensive. I think it's a bit of a techical feast to be able to do it but the result probably does not justify the cost.
Come to think about it, you can pick up a new Bessa L (?) and put these super wide onto it probably for $600.
I know the opinion on the 16 G-lens is a bit mixed. Has anyone actually used it compared with other lens of similar quality.
I've seen them going for US$1000 in Hong Kong so not such a bad deal. I was tempted but did not buy it. I bought the 21mm though.
The 16 Hologon G is a fantastic lens. Sharp and contrasty.
Georgio used to have a site about comparing them, but sadly, no longer.
The upshot was that the Biogon was indeed better, but was it 5 times the cost better? I go through that argument every time I want to buy a new lens for the Leica, it seems...
Nice idea, but the apertures make the lenses so slow as to be practically useless in low light. Unless you use fast films, of course.
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