Posted 17 January 2007 - 11:00
Very intersting thread. I have and use - occasionally - Leica II with 50/2.5 Hektor, IIIg with Leicavit and rigid Summicron 50/2, 21/4, 28/6.3 coated, 28/5.6, 35 Elmar and Summaron, 50/3.5 coated, 72 Hektor, 85 Summarex black, 90 Thambar, 90 Elmar 3 element, 105 Mountain Elmar, 135 Elmar. Also a Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 converted to Leica screw thread. Finders, Visoflex II, IIa, III, 65 Elmar, 125 Hektor, 180/2.8 Elmarit, 200 Telyt and Telyt V, 280, 400 and 560 etc.
Also own and use more frequently M3, M4, M5, M6, M7( and a few days ago M8) with lenses from 15 Hologon, 28mm Elmarit 9 element 1st version, Summicron 35/2, Summicron 50/2 collapible, Summicron 50 dual focus, Summarit 50, Summilux 50 2nd version, Noctilux 1.2 and 1.0, 75 Summilux, 90 Summicron 1st version and and 90 Elmarit 1st version etc.
My main interest has been b&w (Kodak Tech Pan, now alas gone) and did my own developing and enlarging with Leitz Focomat IIc until some time ago, when I gave it up beccause of a change of address and lack of suitable room.
Otherwise, mainly slides (Kodachrome 25 (gone as well), Velvia 50 and 100.
Have thousands of slides, mainly of countries in the Far East.
Completely new to digital world, struggling with Capture 1 LE with lousy results. In the past my main interest in old glass has been and remains the way old lenses draw on modern films. Am most fascinated by what I have seen after a few tries with old lenses on the M8.