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#1001 wlaidlaw

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 16:27

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Here is the test of the Canon 5cm/f1.8 "Hiroshi" lens on my M240. 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 17:05

I like mine, although these days it doesn't get as much use as it did 5-6 years ago. Canon did a very good job in the 1950s with their lenses, which I find as good optically as their Leica counterparts.



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 11:50

Built in 1930s and used, daily, for the last two years.

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:02

Here is the test of the Canon 5cm/f1.8 "Hiroshi" lens on my M240. 

 

Thanks for posting the photos, it looks like there's some vignetting even for the f/1.8 wide open.  I wasn't expecting this, every review I've read about the f/1.8 hasn't made this a really big point and I was under the assumption that the f/1.8 was a far better performer than the f/1.4.  I haven't really noticed any blue tinging though. 


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:07

Vignetting can be fixed in seconds in Lightroom using the slider at the bottom of Lens Corrections/Manual. If this does not work, the problem may not be vignetting. Can you post a photo of the effect you are getting?

 

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I know that vignetting can be fixed, more or less, in post.  But some vignetting is difficult to fix without leaving some inconsistency in the outermost borders unless you crop it.  I don't have any photos to post unfortunately, I've only just received the lens and have been only experimenting with quick shots before deleting and formatting my SD card.  I'll see about keeping some shots to post when I get a chance to play with the lens next. 


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 17:18

Just picked this up at my local used camera store. It's a IIIf red dial from 1955, and came with the Leicavit already mounted. The dealer supplied a regular baseplate along with the camera. The Elmar 5cm/3.5 was obtained last week at the same store. The sn dates it to 1948. Cannot wait to get out and shoot it.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 21:18

whirlwind, my IIIG is just like yours.

 

My Leicavit (SYOOM) was in the box.

The price marked on it is  $24.50!

 

What could we buy for $25 in 1959?


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 01:44

whirlwind, my IIIG is just like yours.
 
My Leicavit (SYOOM) was in the box.
The price marked on it is  $24.50!
 
What could we buy for $25 in 1959?


Definitely much more than what $25 will purchase in 2017....:)

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:58

Does anyone make a black A36 push on lens hood today? I had thought that Heavystar might but they don't list one on eBay and their online catalogue seems to have vanished. This is to use on the 5cm Anastigmat on my O Series replica. I have a FIKUS and a VALOO but both of these are very tight fits on the Anastigmat and look a bit too large and clumsy as well. In what I suspect is a bit of sloppy dimensioning by Leica, the Anastigmat measures 36.09mm in diameter against a 1931 Nickel Elmar and '32 Chrome Hektor, which both measure 35.98mm. What I would guess that Leica have done, is to machine the front rim to 36mm and then done the knurling afterwards. The FIKUS and VALOO would eventually damage the knurling or at least the finish on it. As I use the FIKUS on my Hektor and VALOO on the Elmar, I don't want to start chopping them about. The paint finish on both of my existing hoods is considerably less than pristine. There is also the FISON but folks seem to ask silly prices for black ones, even if they look VERY used. I would prefer a tubular hood rather than a flared or ventilated one. 

 

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:50

Does anyone make a black A36 push on lens hood today? I had thought that Heavystar might but they don't list one on eBay and their online catalogue seems to have vanished. This is to use on the 5cm Anastigmat on my O Series replica. I have a FIKUS and a VALOO but both of these are very tight fits on the Anastigmat and look a bit too large and clumsy as well. In what I suspect is a bit of sloppy dimensioning by Leica, the Anastigmat measures 36.09mm in diameter against a 1931 Nickel Elmar and '32 Chrome Hektor, which both measure 35.98mm. What I would guess that Leica have done, is to machine the front rim to 36mm and then done the knurling afterwards. The FIKUS and VALOO would eventually damage the knurling or at least the finish on it. As I use the FIKUS on my Hektor and VALOO on the Elmar, I don't want to start chopping them about. The paint finish on both of my existing hoods is considerably less than pristine. There is also the FISON but folks seem to ask silly prices for black ones, even if they look VERY used. I would prefer a tubular hood rather than a flared or ventilated one. 

 

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Not that I am aware. The O series replica is just that and Leica were unlikely to make a hood for a replica from an era when no hoods existed. The first Leica hood was the FISON with the square front opening which is shown on a 1 Model A below. It had to be adjusted using the white line every time that the lens was focused. 

 

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The FISON on the II Model D on the right is the second version which is just as tight, but at least it does not have to be adjusted after focus. The two later chrome versions of the FISON shown in front have a bit more tolerance as they are tightened after attaching with a little screw. There is a black paint version with a screw (third version of FISON), but it is comparatively rare and expensive.

 

I have the FIKUS and VALOO hoods as well. I mainly use the FIKUS for a 9 cm Elmar. I use the VALOO a lot with 50mm/5cm Elmars as it allows aperture change without removing the hood. If I remember correctly, it does not fit that well on earlier Elmars, but it is pretty good on ones from the mid 1930s onwards. It is, of course, a post-war device, originally intended for use on enlargers.

 

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:02

William, 

 

Croydon Photo Centre have a chrome FISON at a very reasonable price, so I am guessing the chrome will be very worn. The simple answer would be to get it and use my air brush to spray it black. I could then use a fine point white paint stick to pick out the engraving in white. I am considering doing the same with the SBOOI I have bought. 

 

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PS After a chat with Reg Roach at CPC, he agreed there was no alternative, so I bought the FISON from him. 


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