Leica SUMMILUX-R 80 mm f/1.4 is fast portrait lens with a fixed focal length and manual focusing for SLR Leica R.
It was designed by a famous Walter Mandler and when wide open produces a characteristic soft image ("mandler glow") with good detailing. When stopping down to f.8 onwards, microcontrast gets higher, softness disappears, proprietary aquarelle blurring and high sharpness remain.
It is equipped with a retractable built-in hood. Despite a smaller filter diameter, it has the same weight as the Zeiss 85mm ZF.
It can be mounted on Nikon (as well as Canon, Pentax, Sony) - see leitax.com
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Posted by: writyper Date of publication: 18.01.2012