The Leica Tele-Elmarit is a wonderful small and light lens that fits perfectly to the Sony NEX 5N. Due to crop factor it becomes a 135mm equivalent which is a perfect focal length for portraits and close ups. The mirroless cameras allow every kind of lens to be used (with the proper adapter) and it’s a joy to see how a 1972 lens can be mounted on a modern and hi-tech camera like the NEX and have an excellent performance.
I often use this setup for close ups at f2.8 and f4, this lens has a fantastic smooth bokeh, and even at these apertures has plenty of sharpness. As I have written before, the OLED viewfinder combined with the focus peaking system makes focusing a breeze (much easier than my Leica which at 90mm can be tough to nail focus even with the 1.4x magnifier)
The Tele-Elmarit is prone to flare more often than modern lenses, but except for that, is a superb lens for the NEX.
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