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yaya
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« on: July 05, 2008, 03:21:06 AM »
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New Makro Apogon f4/120 mm HFT PQS lens (haven't seen it yet but it is said to be better than the old Makro Planar)

Adapter for turnable film magazine 4560 & Film Magazine 4560 (turnable 4.5 x 6 cm). Shot with it yesterday and it's lovely to work with.

15 different diopters for waist-level and for 45 viewfinders

CCD cover for AFi back

Injected rear Cover for AFI body

Also there are some very interesting summer promotions in Europe on many of our products: Aptus, Aptus S and AFi: From 9,995 (A65) to 24,495 (AFi7+80mm+45 prism), DSLR trade-ins and refurbished Aptus backs.

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2008, 05:15:01 AM »
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Also there are some very interesting summer promotions in Europe on many of our products: Aptus, Aptus S and AFi: From 9,995 (A65) to 24,495 (AFi7+80mm+45 prism), DSLR trade-ins and refurbished Aptus backs.

BR

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Would you care to elaborate or to provide a link....


thanks in advance
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008, 05:39:48 AM »
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Would you care to elaborate or to provide a link....
thanks in advance
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Hello Heinrich,

I am sorry but I would prefer to follow the unwritten rules of this forum and to keep it free of hardsell pitches, as much as possible.

Do feel free to contact me off-line or to contact the Leaf dealer in your area and we'll be able to provide all the details.

Yair
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008, 06:35:45 AM »
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Yair,

Don't turn all coy and bashful now! Out with it!!    

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008, 06:52:57 AM »
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Yair,

Don't turn all coy and bashful now! Out with it!!   

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These promos have only just been released to the dealers so as soon as any of them get the info on their websites I will post links.

Yair
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2008, 04:37:41 AM »
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Good news - the 120mm Zeiss macro is one of the lenses I use most, even if the 90mm Schneider is a better performer. The focal length is just more useful for me in the field.
If this new lens is as good as the 90mm it has to be a winner!
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2008, 04:40:40 AM »
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Good news - the 120mm Zeiss macro is one of the lenses I use most, even if the 90mm Schneider is a better performer. The focal length is just more useful for me in the field.
If this new lens is as good as the 90mm it has to be a winner!
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Here's a pic of it and some blurb:



As you can see it it slightly shorter than the discontinued version and still uses Zeiss calculation.

Leaf Part Number 604-00230.
Makro Apogon MF 120 mm f/4 HFT  PQS
A high-performance lens for copy work and high  magnifications. Optimized for a reproduction ratio
of 1:8, may also be used (with a bellows unit) for an extended range of 1:5 to about 2:1.  
Well-suited for product photos and close ups.
The 120 lens focuses from infinity
to .8 meter  (31.5).
Top shutter speed of 1/1,000 sec.
Aperture range f 4.0 32.
Uses the standard size VI Rollei bayonet.

Yair
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2008, 04:44:31 AM »
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And it looks like the older lenses. Great!
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2008, 08:31:41 AM »
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this is good news..
I went with the rollei system a few years back because of the 90mm .. the hasselblad/zeiss 120 at the time was just not doing it like the apo 90..
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2008, 09:07:05 AM »
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And the advantage of this new lens not being AFD would be?
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2008, 09:50:42 AM »
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And the advantage of this new lens not being AFD would be?
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There's a big debate about adding AF to "specialist" lenses (specialist being wide angle macro and T/S);

These lenses are normally designed to the highest demanding tolerances. An AF element or a group of elements will have to be a separate component inside the lens that can compromise these tolerances, hence why most of not all the Macro lenses (Zeiss on Contax and V-series, Zeiss and Schnieder on the AFi, Mamiya 120/ f4) are manual.

Same for Wide Angle: Shcneider 40mm, Zeiss 35mm on Contax etc.

I tend to agree with this argument. AF in mid-tele range can be achieved by using the 80mm/f2.8 AFD along with the 1.4X converter. I've had good experience with this solution as it is fairly light and compact and it is very sharp.

Yair
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2008, 10:32:08 AM »
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AF in mid-tele range can be achieved by using the 80mm/f2.8 AFD along with the 1.4X converter. I've had good experience with this solution as it is fairly light and compact and it is very sharp.

Thank you, Yair!
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2008, 10:48:12 AM »
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There's a big debate about adding AF to "specialist" lenses (specialist being wide angle macro and T/S);

Same for Wide Angle: Shcneider 40mm, Zeiss 35mm on Contax etc.


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The 35mm on the contax is autofocus and in my two versions amazingly sharp even at wide open.

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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2008, 12:08:49 PM »
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There's a big debate about adding AF to "specialist" lenses (specialist being wide angle macro and T/S); These lenses are normally designed to the highest demanding tolerances. An AF element or a group of elements will have to be a separate component inside the lens that can compromise these tolerances, hence why most of not all the Macro lenses (Zeiss on Contax and V-series, Zeiss and Schnieder on the AFi, Mamiya 120/ f4) are manual.

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Zeiss and Sinar were able to develop the AF 120mm Makro lens and  three AF extension tubes more that 3 years ago for Sinar-M (I believe it is the same calculation as the Makro Apogon). I am using the Sinar 120mm AF with a multi-shot back and find the results being outstanding. The AF is doable! And it is a joy to use a Makro lens on a tall motorised copying stand under the roof, in live view mode, tethered to a Mac,  operating the camera and its auto-focusing through the software.

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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2008, 01:48:37 PM »
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The 35mm on the contax is autofocus and in my two versions amazingly sharp even at wide open.

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Sorry my mistake, but like I said it is debatable...

Yair
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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2008, 02:06:05 PM »
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I said it is debatable...

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Sharp is sharp, soft is soft, I've got two and they're freaky sharp.
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2008, 02:17:27 PM »
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Sharp is sharp, soft is soft, I've got two and they're freaky sharp.
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I guess you're right, but are they sharp corner-to-corner wide open shooting head on a focusing/ resolution target and showing no CA?

I'm not saying they're not but you won't know until you've tested....

Yair
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2008, 02:29:30 PM »
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These promos have only just been released to the dealers so as soon as any of them get the info on their websites I will post links.

Yair
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For those of you who are interested, here's a provisional holding page for all the promotions we currently have in Europe, Middle East and Africa region:
[a href=\"http://www.leaf-photography.com/europe/promotions]Leaf EAMER Promotion summer 2008[/url][/b]

We will be adding any news that are relevant to EAMER to this page, stay tuned!!!!

Yair
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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2008, 03:21:51 PM »
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Anything similiar for North America?


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For those of you who are interested, here's a provisional holding page for all the promotions we currently have in Europe, Middle East and Africa region:
Leaf EAMER Promotion summer 2008

We will be adding any news that are relevant to EAMER to this page, stay tuned!!!!

Yair
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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2008, 03:26:53 PM »
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Anything similiar for North America?
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[a href=\"http://www.leafamerica.com/]Leaf America[/url] would normally have the US promotions on their front page. You can contact the relevant regional manager for more specific info

Yair
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