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Hi Another one with a slight preference for silver… I must admit though, that a couple of these get rather little use; the 28 (stays in the Box for different reasons…) and the 90 (which is HEAVY!). But the others are really getting much use… the 35 V4 and the Elmar-M the most. Along with a couple of blacks like the 35 lux pre-FLE and the APO 75. Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelde

I like this thread. I'm viewing it as an excuse for us to show pictures of our gear. I have six Leica lenses - three modern aspherical lenses, and three older/vintage ones. I find it hard to have an absolute favourite. What I have noticed is that the more 'keepers' I get with a lens, the more I am endeared by it. But then, that applies to all of them, so I'm back to square one. Anyway - I suppose a favourite combination of mine is my Leica M5 50 Jahre edition from 1975, and 50 Jahre v5 50mm

Most of us seem to be photographers as well as collectors. Show me your favorite lenses, old and new alike. I like the Noctilux range for the extreme apertures, but I prefer the Summilux range for the best speed:size/weight ratio. Here’s a Summilux gathering of 21, 24, 28, 35, 50 and 75mm. All in black.  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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8 hours ago, TheGodParticle/Hari said:

The APO75 is an amazing lens. Does your copy flare like hell too?

Not especially. I've found it to be rather flare-resistant most of the time, unless a bright spotlight or the sun is just outside the frame and the image bounces around inside the camera body, which happens - to varying degrees - with most Leica M teles.

The only signature flare I've seen from any 75 ASMA is in the studio, with bright, centered subjects against a black backdrop - and on digital.

I think the 75's concave rear element acts like a mirror lens, and projects a defocused image of the shiny sensor (and image) back onto the sensor, creating a distinct glow and central hot spot in the conditions mentioned above.

 

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Another one with a slight preference for silver… I must admit though, that a couple of these get rather little use; the 28 (stays in the Box for different reasons…) and the 90 (which is HEAVY!). But the others are really getting much use… the 35 V4 and the Elmar-M the most. Along with a couple of blacks like the 35 lux pre-FLE and the APO 75.

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Here's my collection! Love this thread :)

Summicron 35mm 8e in the middle

Nikkor 3.5cm f1.8 on the right

Summicron 50mm collapsible Henri Cartier Bresson style on the left

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3 hours ago, shirubadanieru said:

Here's my collection! Love this thread :)

Summicron 35mm 8e in the middle

Nikkor 3.5cm f1.8 on the right

Summicron 50mm collapsible Henri Cartier Bresson style on the left

who is the manufacturer of those flush/flat filters?

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2 hours ago, bayernfan said:

who is the manufacturer of those flush/flat filters?

UN eins Super Protect

They’re awesome I especially recommend the 19mm one if you have the elmar 3.5 or 5cm. I originally got it for that lens, ended up selling that lens and then got the filters for all my other lenses because of how small they are. The glass they use is also proper good glass, and they are not cheap either. Highly recommended though.

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I mostly shoot with a 50mm and try to get the best or most well rounded 50mm for each camera I shoot. 

From left to right:

50mm Summicron V1 Collapsible LTM. 

50mm Summilux Asph

50mm Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar

50mm Canon FD 1.2L

Shout out to the 80mm Zeiss Planar on my beloved Rolleiflex 2.8F not pictured and the Apo Sironar S 150mm Rodenstock for my 4x5 field camera.

 

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16 minutes ago, mediumformula said:

I mostly shoot with a 50mm and try to get the best or most well rounded 50mm for each camera I shoot. 

 

 

Ahh the love for the Fifties.  Nice set.

My collection (although only the back row is currently still in use)

  • Canon EF 1:1.4 50mm on EOS 1Ds MKIII
  • Leica Noctilux-M 1:0.95 50mm on M10M
  • Leica Summicron-M 1:2 50 mm on M10
  • Minolta MD Rokkor 1:1.7 50mm on XD7
  • Canon FD 1:1.4 S.S.C. 50mm on FTb
  • Minolta MD Rokkor 1:2 45mm on srT100x (not a true fifty but close)

All collected since I started photography in 1974

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  1. APO-Summicron 50 LHSA Black Paint
  2. Noctilux-M 50mm f1.2
  3. Summilux-M 35mm FLE Wetzlar Edition

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On 5/31/2020 at 10:53 PM, TheGodParticle/Hari said:

Most of us seem to be photographers as well as collectors.

Show me your favorite lenses, old and new alike.

I like the Noctilux range for the extreme apertures, but I prefer the Summilux range for the best speed:size/weight ratio.

Here’s a Summilux gathering of 21, 24, 28, 35, 50 and 75mm. All in black. 

Hari, where is the 90? ;)

 

 

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3 hours ago, adan said:

S'Ok - Cosina or someone will come out with a smaller, lighter 90 f/1.5 soon anyway.

I'm waiting for a Voigtlander with a 39mm filter thread. I'm not especially fond of collapsible lenses and can't justify Leica prices for a very much occasional lens. Voigtlander used to make a screw mount version. An M mount version would be perfect.

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I like this thread. I'm viewing it as an excuse for us to show pictures of our gear. I have six Leica lenses - three modern aspherical lenses, and three older/vintage ones. I find it hard to have an absolute favourite. What I have noticed is that the more 'keepers' I get with a lens, the more I am endeared by it. But then, that applies to all of them, so I'm back to square one.

Anyway - I suppose a favourite combination of mine is my Leica M5 50 Jahre edition from 1975, and 50 Jahre v5 50mm Summicron - from 2003. They balance well together and, at heart, I'm a 50mm sort of photographer. Any 50 Summicron is special. It's a compact lens - in the true Leica M tradition -  bitingly sharp, but gives that wonderful 'rounded' quality to your images. And the v5 is sort of the last bastion of spherical design before they started to switch to modern aspherical lenses. Decades on, Leica still have it in their line-up.

 

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3 hours ago, colint544 said:

I like this thread. I'm viewing it as an excuse for us to show pictures of our gear. 

For every picture taken with the gear, two pictures are permitted of the gear. It’s still photography 😇 

I’ve accepted that i have two passions: (1.) photography (2.) equipment.

With that out of the way, I’m enjoying both 😄

That’s a nice looking setup. Love the M5. 

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On 6/3/2020 at 10:56 PM, Milan_S said:
  1. APO-Summicron 50 LHSA Black Paint
  2. Noctilux-M 50mm f1.2
  3. Summilux-M 35mm FLE Wetzlar Edition

Nice sets Milan. The BP set is gorgeous.

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3 hours ago, TheGodParticle/Hari said:

For every picture taken with the gear, two pictures are permitted of the gear. It’s still photography 😇 

I’ve accepted that i have two passions: (1.) photography (2.) equipment.

With that out of the way, I’m enjoying both 😄

That’s a nice looking setup. Love the M5. 

Agreed! And thank you. Big fan of the M5 too. Someone once described the M5 as more car engine than Swiss watch, and I've always liked that

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