Leica R 90 2.8 Elmarit Lens in Nikon mount For Sale $390
This is a Leica R 90 2.8 Elmarit lens, and it's hands down my favorite lens. I put a Nikon mount on it, and the original Leica 3 cam mount and cams are included. It has some issues, hence the low price, but it takes wonderful photos. First, the bad news: The little red dot is missing. More serious is the rear element, which had been cleaned of fungus by someone before I owned it, and it has a lot of marks from that. Looks like someone blasted it w/ salt. It's almost impossible to photograph though. They also left out a spacer, and it wouldn't focus to infinity, but I fixed that w/ a washer from Ace Hardware of all places. Took about 50 of them to find the right thickness, but the focus is fine now. This is a later model, made in Germany, and you would be hard pressed to find a good one for under $700. They are prone to fungus and haze too, so you won't have that to worry about that on this one.
Next, the good news, and it is very good. All the rest of the glass is beautiful, w/ no haze, fungus or scratches. Focus is butter smooth, aperture blades are clean and oil free, etc. If it weren't for that rear element issue I would call the lens Exc. Comes w/ Leica front and rear caps, no rear cap for the Nikon mount on it, and the original Leica 3 cam mount and cams are included. Photos from it are stunning, and for the life of me I can't see any image degradation from that rear element, even wide open. Who knew? US sale only, and please have a confirmed Paypal address. If I did not describe something accurately I will take a return, otherwise, since I'm taking a photographic hiatus and going back to painting and etching, it's yours. $390 plus $14 insured priority mail shipping.
Here is a link to some shots from it.
Last edited by momus; 06-15-2014 at 02:30 PM. Click to view previous post history.