I use 2 Voigtlander lenses regularly; the 25/2.5 Color-Skopar "lives" on my M8 as its normal lens, sharp and compact, pretty much a pancake.
The other is the original 15/4.5 Super-Wide Heliar.
This lens has never let me down, one of my favorites!
Very nice! Here are a couple from the 8th, my first photo outing of the year finally...
At Great Falls, C&O Canal National Park, Maryland
M8, 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (Pre-ASPH)
Another along the frozen Potomac River
M8, 25mm f/2.5 Voigtlander Color-Skopar PII
Thanks James. A real darkroom isn’t necessarily a requirement, you can develop the film (I use a changing bag to load the tank), then scan; that’s what I do 95% of the time as I rarely make prints.
At least a California offense! I know, I was just as shocked. ;)
Almost always I'm using black and white film; I process it myself then scan to jpeg files with some adjustment in PS Elements. I have a darkroom and print only the images I want to display at home or on request by others.
Ah ok, so my memory wasn't too far off. ;) There are a range of opinions about the aesthetics of the "swirl," but I find it unique and fascinating. I was unaware the Summarit had it also, interesting, thanks.
Here it is... it seems to be a rare occurrence to find Summitars in as good condition considering how most available today are scratched or have a fungus issue; I was fortunate to find this one. There are six aperture blades. I believe I read somewhere that prototype Summicrons were marked as...
Nice shots! I'm so happy to see the Castle Air Museum is alive and well. I was assigned to Castle in the early 90s (I was a B-52 Instructor Pilot) and went there for training at various times since 1984. Would love to go back and visit again!
I just stumbled on this thread, wish I'd seen it earlier! Anyway I have a very late production Summitar, SN 980553, coated, dating 1952; I'm wondering if it's part of the group of late Summitars that overlapped in production with the new Summicrons of the same period.
It's in superb condition...