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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

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

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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13 minutes ago, yorda@ said:

Following our conversation, Colors aren’t that off;)

 

 

 

Yes, all is well !

50 Kinoptik f2 - M3 - Provia 100

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1 hour ago, yorda@ said:

Really nice Ecar, didn’t thought the 35 will fit this nicely in the M10M

Thanks. Well, the Kino 35/2 doesn't quite cover the FF sensor entirely (esp. wide open at infinity, of course), but a proper conversion should get you nearly there. Small dark corners and/or some degree of fall-off are to be expected depending on subject distance and aperture. If it bothers you, you can either (a) choose your subjects carefully, (b) remove some vignetting in post or (c) take it into account when framing and very slightly crop your images - or a combination of these. I try to avoid (c) but it's sometimes inevitable. Yes, this is one of the lenses that make you work for your images, but isn't it part of the fun?

Here's another one, again with the Kinoptik 35/2 on the M10M (f/2 or f/2.8, no crop, using (a) method😉 only).

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This one is the result of applying both method (a) and a bit of (b). No crop.

Btw, colours are gorgeous too with this lens - rich, warm, cinematic. I must have posted a couple here a while ago, but I'll try and get some more.

M10M + 195X converted Kinoptik Apochromat 35/2, wide open

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Following the above discussion, 

I usually crop the (full frame 3x2) shots taken with the 35 Kinoptik f2 lenses to the 4X3 format:

35mm Kinoptik Foyer f2 Leica M converted on the SL 601, 4X3 cropped:

 

 

 

At a very close distance, the vignetting goes away: 

Same combo  in full frame 3x2 (no crop):

 

 

Best , JM.

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Leica M10-P & Summicron Rigid 50mm F2

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