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Would you show me some Elmar 5.0cm images?


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I have a Summar on my IIIa, it has a little fungus etching that very slightly softens the image on one side, however, it still produces some very nice photographs. I'm considering buying an Elmar to replace the Summar for regular use. Could anyone post some examples of black and white photographs taken with an Elmar, and also tell me if it was coated or uncoated?

 

These three photographs were taken with the Summar, I'm interested in comparing them with some Elmar images.

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Not sure whether you were talking about the old LTM Elmar 50/3.5 or the more modern Elmar M, In any case I've attached shots made with both...the  first

with the LTM and 2nd with the Elmar M. All were taken as my first set after getting each lens to see how it performed.
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The Summar is a lovely lens with a unique kind of look.

 

The Elmar has a more modern look to it in comparison and a good one is an excellent lens by any standards. Lots of older uncoated lenses were coated later in life and the optical design was changed slightly for the later Red Scale version, and is the best performer but only by a small margin.

 

The more recent Elmar M referred to above is no good for you - it's M mount only!

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Thank you for these images, they show the clarity of the Elmar.

 

The Summar is certainly unique, mine has been coated at some time and can produce very good looking photographs despite the slight etching. I think the Summar is probably best suited to portraiture and people photography, it isn't really a look I want for landscape and architecture though.

 

The dealer I intend buying from has several Elmars in stock, including one Red Scale, I'll do a little more research and see which version I might prefer.

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.... it isn't really a look I want for landscape and architecture though....

 

 

Landscape with Elmar 50 Red Scale on M240

 

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Thank you for these images, they show the clarity of the Elmar.

 

The Summar is certainly unique, mine has been coated at some time and can produce very good looking photographs despite the slight etching. I think the Summar is probably best suited to portraiture and people photography, it isn't really a look I want for landscape and architecture though.

 

The dealer I intend buying from has several Elmars in stock, including one Red Scale, I'll do a little more research and see which version I might prefer.

If the RS is in nice condition (optically) and sensibly priced in comparison to the others I'd definitely choose it in preference.

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If the RS is in nice condition (optically) and sensibly priced in comparison to the others I'd definitely choose it in preference.

 

It's priced halfway between the nickel and chrome versions at a price which seems reasonable to me, I may pull the trigger on that one.

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Received this morning from Tamarkin, condition was described as EX++ and that was certainly true, it's doesn't have a mark on it!

 

 

Photo taken with my C-Lux 2.

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