Showcase Canon 100mm F2 in Leica Thread Mount

Discussion in 'Leica' started by BrianS, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
    Wow. This lens is wow. I love short Telephoto lenses on Rangefinders, have an easier time focusing them over SLR's.

    This is a 6-element in 4-group, classic Planar formula lens. This one has perfect glass, and the RF calibration is perfect on my M9 across the entire focusing distance.

    Wide-open, just a test while walking through the neighborhood.

    15095227357_658bb18619_o.jpg Canon 100 F2, Leica Mount by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

    This lens focuses to 3ft.

    15278657731_916147eb5b_o.jpg Canon 100 F2, Leica Mount by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

    15095028039_8a383d2708_o.jpg Canon 100 F2, Leica Mount by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr
     
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  2. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
    At F2-

    15281785745_1686fb21c0_o.jpg Canon 100 F2, Leica Mount by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

    and at F4-

    15095221758_5614688c70_o.jpg Canon 100 F2, Leica Mount by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

    Focus is perfect across range, which means the Focal Length is spot-on and the internal Cam is just right.

    15095221908_9570c6d101_o.jpg Canon 100 F2, Leica Mount by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

    This concerned me- someone sent me a Canon 85/1.8 that could not be set axross range until I changed the focal length by moving the rear optics in closer to the front group.

    15258766206_28103fbf64_o.jpg Canon 100 F2, Leica Mount by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

    I'm glad to have this lens, was a choice between it and a 105/1.8 Nikkor in F-Mount- about the same price. I will do a comparison between this and the 105/2.5's.

    This lens was also made in Canon FL and R mount, usually cheaper than the RF version- for those that shoot mirrorless.
     
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  3. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Top Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Beautiful image. I was looking at the 105mm f1.8 too but it looks big, same with the Canon FD 85mm f1.2L.
     
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  4. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
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  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Beautiful photos. Seems like an awesome lens!
     
  7. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
    It is the one fast-telephoto that makes me switch off the Nikkor 10.5cm F2.5. I like both.
     
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  10. Raid

    Raid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    I sold my Canon 100/2 :(
     
  11. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
    This is a really good lens. The close focus is 3ft on it. The long throw focus is perfect for this kind of movement. It is a Double-Gauss, very different from the Nikkor lenses.
     
  12. Raid

    Raid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    I sold it when I got the Summilux 75/1.4
     
  13. Hap

    Hap Top Veteran

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    Jan 9, 2016
    They are not Leica prices.....but at leas 500.00 AFAIK
     
  14. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
    i paid $400 for mine, a little patience- Telephoto lenses on Leica are not as popular as fast-50s and wide-angle lenses.
     
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    uhoh7 Regular

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    May 31, 2011
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  16. Hap

    Hap Top Veteran

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    Jan 9, 2016
    Understood......although the canon 100 seems to command a popularity premium........whereas the135 did not...as much.
     
  17. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
    There are many more 135/3.5's made compared with 100/2's, and the difference in speed between them. The 100/2 was also made in Canon R and FL mount. Sometimes the Leica lenses come up mislabeled as SLR lenses in the auctions; I picked up the 135/3.5 Leica mount lens labeled as an FL mount.
     
  18. Hap

    Hap Top Veteran

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    Jan 9, 2016
    I noticed the different mounts but yet have to stumble on mislabeled. Stock Very much limited to Japanese shop sellers if eBay. I have a 90 2.8 leitz that should see more use.
     
  19. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
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  20. Raid

    Raid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    These images look like paintings, Brian. My favorite is the first one from your last posting.
     
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