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Angenieux P2 100mm f2.5 + Leica-M Monochrom.

 

Just got this one back from Japan master...took a few test shots. Already like it. It's quite a compact lens for 100mm, it will be a traveler's mate for sure.

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Taylor Hobson Vidital 5cm f1.3 t1.5 + Leica-M Monochrom

 

Wide open shots continues ~~~@@

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Few more shots using th is Taylor Hobson Vidital 5cm f1.3/t1.5 + Leica-M Monochrom

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Mono with collapsible Summicron in M mount:

 

drive by shots - delivery by teknopunk.com, on Flickr

 

drive by shots - woman on e-bike by teknopunk.com, on Flickr

 

drive by shots - size by teknopunk.com, on Flickr

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50 Summicron v1 + Mono

 

toilets by teknopunk.com, on Flickr

 

5cm Summar - uncoated + M9

 

two men on tricycles by teknopunk.com, on Flickr

 

man on scooter - backlight by teknopunk.com, on Flickr

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I copied some older posts from other threads into this one

 

 

Post your experiences with old lenses here.

Edited by jaapv

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Canon 35/2.8 1958/59

Sharp, lowish contrast, about par with the Summicron 35 iii. (ISO 2000)

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it's not very old by leica standards, but a 1982 75mm summilux seems to work ok on the MM. (iso 400, f2)

 

thanks for starting this thread, jaap

 

greetings from hamburg

 

rick

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Elmarit 90 2.8 1961, @ f4

Simply an excellent lens, somewhat lower contrast than a more modern one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 5cm f1.5 LTM (1950 model).

(The Jupiter3 50mm is a clone of this CZ Sonnar).

 

 

Ronaldo-

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They work as well as they did on film. Problem is digi is more visually sensitive to flare from light sources just outside or in the frame. Well not more, but what we had to accept in the past we may not accept now.

 

If you got good pics on film, it will make good pics on MM providing the focus is set to match the camera.

 

In my opinion, low contrast is good because it can always be raised some, but it is hard to get rid of it if there is too much just like film.

 

Naturally they will not be as sharp as a modern lens at wide stops.

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They work as well as they did on film. Problem is digi is more visually sensitive to flare from light sources just outside or in the frame. Well not more, but what we had to accept in the past we may not accept now.

 

If you got good pics on film, it will make good pics on MM providing the focus is set to match the camera.

 

In my opinion, low contrast is good because it can always be raised some, but it is hard to get rid of it if there is too much just like film.

 

Naturally they will not be as sharp as a modern lens at wide stops.

Without having an explanation, I get the impression old lenses perform better on the MM than they do on the M9 or film.

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Without having an explanation, I get the impression old lenses perform better on the M Monochrom than they do on the M9 or film.

The explanation is very simple: The M Monochrom has better resolution than M9 or film, and it shows—with any lens. As I always keep saying ...

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I loaded up the 8.5cm Summarex on the mono. Shot wide open, ISO 640

 

Summarex 8.5CM by rootbeer2004, on Flickr

 

100% crop

100 % crop by rootbeer2004, on Flickr

 

 

F4.0

Summarex 8.5CM by rootbeer2004, on Flickr

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More shots from this Kinoptik Fulgior 50mm f1.3 on Leica-M Monochrom

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