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I am selling here a rare beauty: the 35/2 Summicron-M pre-asph silver chromed.
The lens has been bought from RedDot Cameras in the UK (Invoice included) and subsequently sent to Leica for 6-bit coding, tightening of the aperture detents and general inspection (Invoice included). It feels, operates and looks pristine. There isn't a single paint blemish, or any other imperfections on this lens.
It comes with the original package, with all the papers. The buyer gets:
1) The lens
2) 12524 rectangular lens hood (perfect)
3) Leather lens keeper
4) Warranty card
5) The RedDot Cameras invoice
6) The Leica repair invoice& certificate
The price includes EU-wide shipping by UPS Standard. For other shipping options or destinations extra charges will apply.
After finally getting my M10 delivered to me last November, I was chomping at the bit to use my old lenses that I used to shoot with my M6's some 10 years or more ago. They are all older lenses (late 70's to mid 90's) in 28mm, 35mm, two 50mm's, 90mm, and 135mm and all relatively fast lenses (mostly summicrons with a summarit here and there) but not one of them is aspherical.
I loved these lenses while shooting film and still love them on the M10, but it is a ROYAL pain to have to mash buttons up and down and in and out of menus to set the M10 to the right lens designation every time I switch lenses and to be perfectly honest, I haven't noticed a difference in the images. I tried ordering new bayonets that were "codeable" on ebay and turns out the screw patterns weren't the same. And at this point, I'm wondering if I should bother at all? Is there really a difference in a coded vs non-coded lens of this vintage besides getting exif data out of the shot? I've seen the magenta color shift in some of the images posted here and elsewhere, but damn if I can find it in my shots.
So... are these lenses too old to code? Just the wider ones? Do I even care?
Does anyone know what exactly the 6-bit coding is doing in case of a Leica M-D 262? The camera records in DNG only and there is no way of manually assigning a lens profile in-camera. Is assigning a lens-profile in camera (like with a typ 240) the same as assigning it in Adobe LR afterwards?
Also, I was trying a Zeiss ZM 18mm but the sides shaded terribly and color shifted to blue/magenta. The same happened with a Voigtlander 15mm lens. I am wondering what the results will be with a 1980's uncoded Leitz Elmarit 28mm. I kind of liked the rendering of the Elmarit on the M6 in the days, but will it shift the color like the Zeiss/Voigtlander? Of course the 28 is not as wide as the 18 or 15mm's. Anyone experience with this?