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Been a long time lurker of these forums. Figured I’d start posting in 2021! Was lucky enough to get my hands on a black 28mm summaron a couple years ago and it’s my favorite lens. On my m10m 90% of the time. The high iso ability has made it a great every day lens surprisingly 😀. Doesn’t hurt that the paint matches exactly the black chrome of the m10m.    Below is an image I took in SF on Christmas Day  2020       Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidde

Example photos, you ask?? He, he, Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Ya'll don't all go out and buy the lens it at once, now, you'll be bound to push up the prices Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! :) Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hall

It's kind of crazy how sharp this little lens is. A few "winterspring" impressions from a walk with the dogs. Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!     Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!

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I took the image below with the intent of B&W because of the high-contrast back light and, therefore, never thought much of the color version, which I've reprocessed here using the new Cobalt-Image profiles that I've just bought: these profiles are as good as making custom profiles — and, if there in interest, I'll start a thread on these profiles. My image in the post above this one also use these profiles, as does this image

The image below was shot at noon in blinding light, and was underexposed by two stops to preserve the highlights: I'm interested in how this type of light "bleeds".

M10 | Summaron-M 1:5.6/28 | ISO 200 | f/5.6 | 1/60 sec | Chiang Mai

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Here is another image, posted previously, which I have reprocessed using a Cobalt-Image profile.

M10 | Summaron-M 1:5.6/28 | ISO 1600 | f/5.6 | 1/350 sec | Bangkok


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Sorry to litter the thread, but here is a correction to the image in post #1742, in which I needed to darken the ¾ -tones a bit. As @Steven has mentioned, how the LUF shows colors and tones can be problematic, even after you double-click on them t get a better view: but, in this case, it's the comprosided LUF view, that made me see that I preferred, in any case, to darken the ¾-tones.

M10 | Summaron-M 1:5.6/28 | ISO 200 | f/5.6 | 1/60 sec | Chiang Mai


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I believe that I've posted this image in B&W a long time ago. Now, I've reprocessed it using one of the Cobalt-Image Lightroom profiles . While, in this case, the Cobal-Neutral profile in very close to Adobe Color, there is a subtle difference in the blues, which I like.

M10 | Summaron-M 1:5.6/28 | ISO 200 | f/5.6 | 1/125 sec | Turks & Caicos


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My neighbor has this beautiful '56 Pontiac that he likes to park in his driveway during the good weather months. I like to use it as a test for lenses and have photographed it with various 28mm lenses, 35mm, 50mm and 90mm. I think the 28mm Summaron produced the sharpest, best looking image for me so far. I'd suggest clicking for the ligthbox, higher res version.

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1 hour ago, fotografr said:

My neighbor has this beautiful '56 Pontiac that he likes to park in his driveway during the good weather months. I like to use it as a test for lenses and have photographed it with various 28mm lenses, 35mm, 50mm and 90mm. I think the 28mm Summaron produced the sharpest, best looking image for me so far. I'd suggest clicking for the ligthbox, higher res version.

Nice car,same year as the original summaron i believe? really enjoying my modern reissue summaron,its fab!!

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1 minute ago, Steven said:

Just got mine last week.... not extremely amazed so far... 

That’s good. Let me guess, pixel peeping?

Also, this lens really shines in film. Digital we tend to kill any lens’ inherent nature with all kinds of presets. Even the way that light hits the sensor, the angle, kills the lens’ nature with digital cameras.

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38 minutes ago, Steven said:

Just got mine last week.... not extremely amazed so far... 

One problem you have is that others have said how much they love the lens like myself for example but most people who bought the lens had low expectations [like me] but were very impressed by the images when they started using the summaron.

Its like watching a movie that everybody told you was fantastic if you get my drift?

Anyway take a few pics of your children at f8 with a decent shutter speed and have a close look at what you see,you might start warming to the summaron then.

Do not forget you told us all you always shot wide open so you need to adjust your style and thinking to get the best out of this flawed reissue of a very old lens.

In other words give it a fair chance to charm you.

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4 hours ago, Steven said:

Just got mine last week.... not extremely amazed so far... 

You like warm, sharp cinematic images.   Try  in lr - boost temp to 5000.  Boost clarity to 50.  Boost sharpness to 50. I find the lens is "cold" / has a blue tone - which can be nice sometimes if you want a certain mood. But can be dialed out of you don't.  

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