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Sharing this super wide lens on M9 Leica Hologon 15mm f8 ....due to the lens is too close to the CCD red vignetting can't be avoid. However on film M body should be ok.

 

Photo taken last year on my Tibet road trip

 

CornerFix or hand coding the lens might be worth a try.

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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

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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! Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!:D.   Pete.   M9-P with 1947 CZJ 50/2 Sonnar in Contax RF mount. Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Ha

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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:   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!Hektor 7.3cm ƒ1.9 *1932 by teknopunk.com, on Flickr   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!Hektor 7.3cm ƒ1.9 *1932 by teknopunk.com, on Flickr  

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... a couple more pixes from my favorite digital combo at night M8+summilux 35 pre asph, not the oldest lens but with its charm !

 

Sleepless by careca2013, on Flickr

 

Night shift

 

night in Girona by careca2013, on Flickr

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Sharing this super wide lens on M9 Leica Hologon 15mm f8 ....due to the lens is too close to the CCD red vignetting can't be avoid. However on film M body should be ok.

 

Photo taken last year on my Tibet road trip

 

An amazing collection of old lenses and pictures in this thread. I have used the 15mm Hologon on the M8 and found it OK. Same problems on the M9 as posted. On film Leicas the Hologon is most interesting because it is practically without distortion and very effective when in extremely close quarters. I have used it for b&w negative shots of small Japanese Zen gardens.

This thread shows that not only the latest and greatest lenses produce wonderful images.

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v2 f1 noctilux:

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A real Hack- from 4 different lenses. The Canon optics module missing the rear elements, focus mount with no optics module, retaining ring, and the rear group from a Nikkor. I could not come up with a rear fixture that would screw into place, so I wrapped the Nikkor fixture with copper tape and screwed it in. I tried a stand-off shim, but it interfered with the aperture closing down. The shim pressed against the mechanism. SO: I ended up getting the rear optic into place, tested close-up and infinity, tested flatness of field, and used JB-Weld to hold in place. Stuffed a foam strip in between the retaining ring and optics to act as a light baffle. These are all left-over parts, and I was curious to what it would all do when put together. AND- when someone on the forum uses the phrase "Canikon", i can reply- "I have one of those."

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Well done Dr. Frankenlens!

 

I'm stunned by what you achieved. Honestly I would never have thought of putting together a lens from different ones and different brands but as usual there's always something to learn and to play with. Apart from the obvious mechanical skills this implies you must have solid understanding of lens design. Or it was just "I have this and that, let's try what happens by recombining them"?

 

Cheers,

Bruno

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In my dream...I saw this....

 

Ernst Leitz Thambar 9cm f2.2 + MM

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Well done Dr. Frankenlens!

Apart from the obvious mechanical skills this implies you must have solid understanding of lens design. Or it was just "I have this and that, let's try what happens by recombining them"?

 

Cheers,

Bruno

 

Thankyou. It started out with let's try it, and see what happens. Then look for the reason. On the Frankenlens- formula for combining lenses means you can get the center in focus and everything else is luck. Makes for some interesting effects. Where FL is focal length, D is distance: Effective Focal Length= (FL1*FL2)/(FL1+FL2-D)

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M8 + Canon LTM 28 3.5

 

Automne Québec by careca2013, on Flickr

 

automne Québec by careca2013, on Flickr

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nice colours from that Canon LTM:

 

 

these are from the 28mm V2 f2.8 Elmarit- a lovely old lens:

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M9 + Elmarit Asph 24/2.8. Again, not exactly an oldie but a lens discontinued too soon in the name of God only knows what and on its way to become a sorely missed classic.

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Leica M9 + Summaron 35/2.8 goggled (M3 version). An unforgettable classic still not too shabby before its more recent siblings.

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Another Hack-Job. Nikkor 10.5cm F2.5 in S-Mount, missing the rear element. Bought off Ebay for $40. Now with a Plano-Convex 103mm optic ordered from Surplusshack for $3. Wide-open on the M9, using a Nikon S-Mount adapter.

 

Hacked Nikkor 10.5cm F2.5 by anachronist1, on Flickr

 

Hacked Nikkor 10.5cm F2.5 by anachronist1, on Flickr

 

Hacked Nikkor 10.5cm F2.5 by anachronist1, on Flickr

 

Still experimenting with this one, focus is good out to a few meters. focal length is a little off, need to play with the spacing. Telephoto lenses are less forgiving. "But Brian, why not my an M Type 240 and make it easy": NAH! Gotta maintain RF coupling!

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Hacked Nikkor 10.5cm F2.5 by anachronist1, on Flickr

 

Rear element is not coated.

 

Hacked Nikkor 10.5cm F2.5 by anachronist1, on Flickr

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