Ultron 21mm f1.8 near tragedy

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  1. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Veteran Subscribing Member

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    So I just got my Voigtlander Ultron 21mm f1.8 in the mail and immediately mounted it on the M240 and captured an image outside my window. I had seen images from this lens before captured by a friend and I thought it was a brilliant lens.

    Anyway I captured 3 images and when I dismounted the camera from my tripod, my butter fingers failed me and the thing dropped from about 1.3 meters onto the wood floor of my flat :p

    The lens hood left a big gouge in the floor and I thought the lens or camera or both were surely damaged... I've looked at them and they appear to be undamaged! I'll take a couple of more shots to see, but here is the first shot I took with it tonight
     
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  2. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Veteran Subscribing Member

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    After dropping the camera & lens I tried again and got these images.... I think I dodged the proverbial bullet :)

    L1008054. L1008055. L1008056.
     
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  3. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I feel for you! All looks good. You might want to do a "brick wall test", something to make sure all is aligned.
     
  4. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Leica Place Veteran

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    Or a concrete pavement test :eek-9:

    My heart skipped a few beats when my M-E did a slow tumble from my sausage fingers onto the grass. :(
     
  5. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I just looked it up in Google. I'll try it, thanks!
     
  6. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Brick Walls and Fence Posts- more readily available from lens test charts!
     
  7. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
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    I have not used any of my RF cameras with a tripod so far. I always viewed SLR and MF cameras for possible use with a tripod, but RF cameras were meant for quick, handheld photography. I can see why you need a tripod with night photography!
     
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  8. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Leica Place Regular

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    A lens that was dropped, showed no sign of damage and failed the "brick wall" test will probably be the next lens one of us will buy on eBay.
     
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  9. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Veteran Subscribing Member

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    You'll not buy it from me.
     
  10. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Leica Place Regular

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    Just joking, I wasn't talking about you, just eBay in general.
     
  11. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Ebay- worst I ever had, "I have not tested this camera, but see no reason why it will not work perfectly".

    100% true. It had been in a fire and the insides were melted. But you could not see the damage from the outside.
     
  12. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Veteran Subscribing Member

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    The M240 and the Ultron are built like proverbial tanks! :thumbup:

    L1030711-Edit.
     
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