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Hello everyone, I hope you’re all well! Some time ago I asked for some advice on the Leica M3 and I was very pleased with the responses that I got. I haven’t bought the camera just yet, but I’ve made up my mind - and I will definitely purchase either an M3 or M2 within a month. The deal breaker for me when it comes to these two cameras lies in the M2’s 35mm capabilities and the M2’s supposedly better and brighter viewfinder. What I really need to do is see both cameras in person and see if the M3’s viewfinder is really that much better. If not, I think I will go for the M2, due to its more versatile focal lengths. As a street and travel photographer, I think I will be better suited to the all round versatility of a 50mm lens. My budget is limited to £500 (or slightly above that), so the legendary Summicron 50mm f/2 lens is way beyond my price range at over £1000. This is where I would really appreciate your advice. I have scavenged into the depths of many forums to find three 50mm Leica lenses that sound promising and are appear to be within my price range: Rigid Summicron 50mm f/2 Collapsible Summicron 50mm f/2 Summitar 50mm f/2 I would love to know what everyone thinks about my choice of bodies, and especially the lenses. PS, I live in Glasgow – if anybody has both cameras and wouldn’t mind showing them off to me Thanks a lot!
I'd like to get a hood for my 50mm Summicron f/2 Type 2 - Rigid. The obvious option seems to be the 12585 metal vented hood. A few questions with this one: Does the hood, which clips around the outside of the front (I think), interfere with filter use? Is the hood a bit on the large side for what is a pleasantly small lens? Is it possible to buy it with the cap that covers the reversed hood? Is it possible to buy that cap anywhere? And that leads me to the alternative, the 12549/12550 Chrome/Black Elmar 50/2.8 39mm screw in hood. This one /looks/ better to me but: Is it effective enough as a hood for the Summicron Rigid? Does it cause vignetting with a 39mm filter also in place? What size is the front opening to allow a cap to also be used? Or better yet - does the A42 slip on cap I already have fit right over it? Thanks.
Hallo zusammen, ich bin gerade dabei mir eine digitale M zuzulegen. Hier ist mir ein 50er Cron von 1998 mit angeboten worden. Jetzt weis ich nicht, ob dieses Glas besser/anders/wie anders abbildet, als mein 1961er Cron von meiner M3. Sind die Unterschiede (soweit vorhanden) so sifignikant, dass sich der zusätzliche Erwerb des 1998er Cron rechnet/anbietet/aufdrängt? VG jnero
Hello, I'm new to the forum and hope to get some help from all your combined years of expertise. I want to buy my first 50mm, have a 35mm Summilux on the M-10P. After obsessive days of research I've settled on the rigid 50mm Summicron because I want to make pictures with a softer look. This would be my first time buying used on ebay so I'm being cautious. The seller is LeitzUSA, anyone have experience with them? LeitzUSA says the original owner purchased the lens brand new in 1975, serial # 245XXX. According to a chart on Ken Rockwell's site the Summicron f/2 Rigid was in production 1956 - 1968. Just wondering about the difference of 7 years from end of production till the purchase year. Does that seem likely? Is this the real deal or a later version? It is supposed to come with cards, hood in original box. Thank you in advance!