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#1 farnz

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 00:24

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There has been a long and excellent thread running since January 2010 called "M8 and Old Glass", which contains many beautiful pictures using older lenses on M8's. I've wanted to contribute to the thread for some time since I've been experimenting with older glass but most of my shots now are with my M9-P or M2 and are out of place in that thread, so I decided to start a new thread that's not tied to a particular camera so that we can all benefit from seeing what older lenses can do.

Please add your pictures shot through older lenses to this thread. There's no restriction on the type of lens except that it should not be the current model, no restriction on the camera used (forum rules apple of course so either the lens or the camera or both must be made by Leica), no restriction on content, and it's okay if they've been posted on the forum previously. Please name the camera and lens and post away!

One to get us started.

M9-P with 1946 Carl Zeiss Jena 85/2 Sonnar in Contax RF mount
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 06:25

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Nice idea Pete! i love old lenses!

Here are a few from an old pre-war Hektor 7.3cm f1.9:

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that's how the lens looks like:

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:21

Great initiative, Pete. I've followed that M8 and old glass thread but since I don't have an M8 I haven't been able to post.

This image was shot on Ektar 100 with a Nikkor-P.C. 8.5cm/f2 and my M6TTL BP (Coolscan V). I find that this lens has a very pleasant focal length. It is somewhat difficult to focus wide open though with a rather short DOF.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:14

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Touching moment Phillip ;-)

I love Nikon glass - a pity, Leica doesn't produce some - hehe.

Here is something from the rarely seen secret cousin of the Nikkor 85/2, the 85 ƒ1.5 Nikkor LTM:

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:53

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Those are lovely shots, Chaps, and thanks for the support.

Dirk, I've seen those superb shots before and they caused to me to lust after a 73/1.9 but I overcame the lust over time. But now it's started again!:o:D.

Pete.

M9-P with 1947 CZJ 50/2 Sonnar in Contax RF mount.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:14

Good morning Pete...

This picture is just superb!!! I love the vintage look of it and the soft colors.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 19:16

Good morning Pete...

This picture is just superb!!! I love the vintage look of it and the soft colors.

I second that, I remember seeing that photo before, just beautiful, thanks for sharing Pete !

Alain, vey nice photos on your website! Will get in touch in October when visiting friends in Montreal !

I believe you'll accept a shot done with a Leica CL and Summicron 35 pre asph (I only remember the film used was outdated ):

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:05

Touching moment Phillip ;-)

I love Nikon glass - a pity, Leica doesn't produce some - hehe.

Here is something from the rarely seen secret cousin of the Nikkor 85/2, the 85 ƒ1.5 Nikkor LTM:

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Nice work Dirk. This is why I wanted you to buy the lens. I knew you'd make the most of it.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:48

The 'unknown girl' photo is absolutely brilliant Dirk. How big is the Nikkor 8.5/1.9 compared to the /2 version?
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:27

Two examples from the last roll of Acros100 that I put through my (underused) IIIg and Elmar 5cm f3.5, both circa 1956/57. Really should take it out and about more often, after all it really is 'pocket-able'.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 23:00

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:03

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 17:44

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Hi Pete :

Supporting this thread with Dallmeyer Septac 2" f1.5 (coated version) + M9p

Photos taken yesterday in Toronto wine distillery...

Cheers,

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 20:03

Thanks, Jeff!

For those who aren't aware, Jeff had already started a similar thread here that contains some simply superb picture using some very unusual and ancient lenses.:) I hope to arrange for a kind Mod to consider combining the threads together in the M Lenses forum for simplicity and a potentially larger number of viewers and contributors.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 22:56

Great Idea! Installed my 1934 Hektor 73mm to the M9-P

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:42

A real home-made hack job, A Schneider 5cm F2.8 Karat-Xenar made into Leica mount using a Canon 50/2.8 focus mount. serial number shows it was made in the early 1940s. Fully hard-coated.

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I thought the Xenar was a Tessar formula lens, until taking it apart. 5 elements in 4 groups, explains why it is better than my Zeiss Tessar F2.8.

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The geared chrome trim ring is from a Kodak TLR lens, and makes for an easy grip for focus. 29.5mm Series V filter adapter, same as for a Kodak Retina. RF coupling holds across the full focus range, must be made to the Leica 51.6mm standard. This lens was bought loose at a camera show for $30, but would originally come on a Karat fixed lens RF.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:53

Another home-made hack, a 5cm F3.5 Leica Varob now in RF coupled M-Mount. Used a focus mount from a 5cm F2.8 Elmar-M with missing glass.

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This lens is basically an uncoated Elmar 5cm F3.5 in a non-focusing enlarger mount.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:12

Elmar 9cm LTM on Tri-X:
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Summitar 5cm LTM on Tri-X:
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:28

Great shots Alex. The 9cm Elmar is a perfect travel lens and stopped down it performs very well indeed. You've inspired me to use mine a bit more.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 17:38

Wow is this sharp! Nice job. What body are you using?


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