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Leica M Monochrom with Zeiss Hologon 16mm/8

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I got one of my all time dream lense (since about 40 years) a few days ago and here are some results.

 

click for higher resolution

 

 

 

 

dierk

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Guest Emile de Leon

Jeeze that's a nice setup..

You even have a cute lil mini shade for it..hahaha...that's the funniest thing I ever saw...

So cool...so sweet...

Congrats..

Beautiful outfit..

I'm a wide angle fan too..

But I like em on MF and LF...

I just ordered an Ebony 8x10 WA camera..due in here in 1 month or so..

I'm gonna use my WA Protars on it..even have a Rodenstock 130mm coated Perigon f12 just for it..got it from Germany awhile back..

There is something special about extreme WA..

On any format..

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Dierk, a terrific little lens. It doesn't appear you are using an adapter. Excuse my ignorance but since it is a Contax "G" lens how does it mount?

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Dierk, a terrific little lens. It doesn't appear you are using an adapter. Excuse my ignorance but since it is a Contax "G" lens how does it mount?

 

There were some lenses changed to M-mount by Zörkendorfer years ago.

another source:

Converted Contax G lens for Leica M Packages | japan exposures

&

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/leica-m-objektive/263240-contax-g-objektive-fuer-m-bajonett.html

 

and, ha ha, there was an original Hologon M:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/RF-Nikkor/Contax_RF/Zeiss-Hologon/index4.htm

 

Very nice outfit & great results, thanks for letting us participate dierk!

Thomas

 

p.s: are You able to measure correct LV values with this deeply intruding lens, or do You measure with a handheld meter?

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Dierk, a terrific little lens. It doesn't appear you are using an adapter. Excuse my ignorance but since it is a Contax "G" lens how does it mount?

this is/was a Contax G-lens converted to Leica-M, therefor no adapter is required. Please see the picture of the rear element of the lens in my previous post.

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There were some lenses changed to M-mount by Zörkendorfer years ago.

another source:

Converted Contax G lens for Leica M Packages | japan exposures

&

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/leica-m-objektive/263240-contax-g-objektive-fuer-m-bajonett.html

 

and, ha ha, there was an original Hologon M:

For LEICA M cameras - Part IV Zeiss Ikon/Voigtlander/Contarex Hologon (10.0659) Superwide Camera w/ 8/15 (15mm f/8.0)

 

Very nice outfit & great results, thanks for letting us participate dierk!

Thomas

 

p.s: are You able to measure correct LV values with this deeply intruding lens, or do You measure with a handheld meter?

thanks duckrider!

and thanks for the links, I was about to post theme here.

I asked Zoerkendorfer, but he stoped converting the G-lenses, as the CV15mm came out and there where no more requests.

 

The MM exposures are perfect like with other lenses, no problems!

 

here is the box:

 

and the new back cover, that was necessary after the conversion

 

dierk

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Does someone know how this lens compares to the 15mm Hologon made previously, also in Leica m mount ?

the main difference is:

the price

the original lens is about 18k$, if you find one

 

and it has no T* coting and uses 3 lenses instead of 5 in the G version

 

try this link

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=129065&highlight=hologon

 

there will be a G version in the next Westlicht auction in November!

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a test shot with 1:1 crops:

 

 

crop of the center

click for the real 1:1

 

crop of the edge

 

dierk

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Thank you for the link, Dirk, the one at Westlicht is the rare 15mm.

All i found is that the newer one, 16mm, is supposed to have some more contrast.

Nice shots.

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Thank you for the link, Dirk, the one at Westlicht is the rare 15mm.

All found is that the newer one, 16mm, is supposed to have some more contrast.

Nice shots.

biglou,

Igot his link from leicashop.com:

 

WestLicht Photographica Auction: Kamera-Auktionen

the lot has the #390

 

It is the Hologon-G from 1996, the expected price is max. 2400€

 

I don't know, if they have the old 15mm original as well.

You may find one 15mm in New York on ebay :-)

ups, I just looked again and it is not there any more.

 

dierk

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Very nice on the MM. I have the same lens converted by DAG camera, however mounted on the M9 it is worthless - see picture. Wish I knew someone in Houston with a MM to try on.

 

I have tried CornerFix in the past but was unsuccessful, I have downloaded the newer version and hope to have better success.

 

All suggestions are appreciated, loved this lens on the Contax G2 and was hopeful for the M9.

 

Rino

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Amazing lens, what is your ND center filter? Without filter, can we fix it in LR automatically?

 

Thanks

JSJ

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Monochrome seems decent. M9 not so good.

 

Did you set up a proper profile for corner fix for the M9? I use a large white board from art supply store, 3 feet on the long side. It is required to have even illumination. With wide lenses, holding the camera low and aiming upward seems to be the trick. That keeps shadows off the board. Focus does not matter. Leave lens at infinity.

 

Use center filter if you have it.

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a few more from my first session with the Hologon

all hand held, no ND center filter

click for larger version

 

all ISO 6400!!

 

 

 

on this one I tried to compensate the vignetting on both sides with LR5, that means to push ISO6400 by 2 EV!

 

it looks terrible

but you can see the linearity on the wall.

Have to come back with tripod soon.

 

dierk

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