I had the opportunity to pull out my Leica 135 Tele-Elmar today and give it a try. I had only previously used it on my Sony Nex-7 with great success. I was curious to see if I could focus the lens close-up. I just banged around the yard to make a few shots and to my surprise I was able to make some good frames and the lens did not disappoint. The background bokeh has a nice creamy effect and really makes this lens stand out amongst many other newer lenses. At f4.0 it is rather slow but that does not matter with today's digital cameras. This lens is very inexpensive at around $400 used and I always tell people it is a bargain at that price. I plan to use it more when I head out to shoot. Here are some shots from around the house. Sorry I don't have any travel shots from all over the world like Thorsten but soon enough I will have travel work from Oregon.
Exposure ISO 400 1/180s @ f4
The cool thing about this image are the spider webs that are tack sharp. Really amazed me. The background is just beautiful.
Exposure ISO 400 1/125s @ f4
I thought this refection of my car on my boats hull was kind of cool.
Exposure ISO 400 1/350s @ f4
These flowers really worked out nice. I love the sharpness of the leaves in places I think it really adds to it.
These are the same flowers as above but in color. I have cropped it a bit to make it a little more interesting. Of course I messed up again and forgot to set the camera for the Tele-Elmar and left it on the 28 Elmarit. Pretty stupid of me.