Hmmmm. I didn't really notice any vignetting with the 55mm hood. But now I've gone back and looked at some images where I was using it ...and there it is!
Some non-hooded images
Historic Festival - House Doorn - July 2019
Was given this lens as part of a 'payment' for cleaning/lubricating/repairing some Super Ikontas and other folders for a fellow film camera user.
Turns out the LTM version is a rare beast. I've not come across many other examples and the prices on Ebay sold listings are beyond expensive...
The black J-12 arrived today. It's manufactured by the LZOS plant. Going by the first two digits of the serial number this one is from 1974...if that way of dating them holds true
Aperture blades looked like they were freshly oiled :whistling:. And there was some paint wear on the rear lens...
No filter was used, though I probably should've gone with a Y0 at least.
I shot about 10 rolls of Fomapan 100, All film was developed in HC-110, dilution H for 10 minutes at 20C, 3 inversions every minute.
Some Summitar photos from the "September Odyssey 1944-2019" trip last year.
Getting the low-down from the Top Kick.
Crossing the field
"Get me that bridge!"
Waiting for I&R and our platoon of scout cars. (stitched together from 3 images)
I recently CLA'd an early (1952) Jupiter-12 for a friend. He had picked it up in Budapest a few years back.
Problem was the whole lens module was positioned too far forward due to a shim not seating properly and jamming in the screw threads.
I also took the opportunity to give the focus helical...
I've had one Leica IIIc done by the Starkies at CameraWorks-UK a few years back (rebuild, repaint and reverted to red-curtain blinds). Wasn't cheap and their waiting list these days pretty long.
A friend overhauled a Zorki I(c) (and a couple of Contax II cameras) for me back in the day, with new...
The plan is to replace them at some point in the future, but not sure I'm up to doing it myself. I've never attempted to replace Leica curtains before.
...Yet I have no issue with replacing Contax I curtain straps myself...
Not from an screw mount Elmar, but a fixed one from a Leica I (Model A) from 1930.
Close-focusses to 1.5 feet.
Camera was repainted and reskinned, but the curtains were pinholed pretty badly.
Since then I've (temporarily) fixed the curtains with some Liquid Electrical Tape
It's been ages since I've posted anything on this forum... ;)
Some images from a 'tactical' WW2 re-enactment event at Malle Airfield in February 2020, before the whole lockdown thing went down
Leica IIIc, with the same scratchy Summarit as in the original post and Fomapan 100 film.
Managed to snag another Summarit attached to a IIIf in January.
Only shot with it on the IIIf so far and with a film that's only fit for retro style portraits with massive grain (in HC-110).
Thank goodness I only bought 2 rolls of Fomapan Retropan 320 to play around with. NOT liking this film.
The Dornier is a gorgeous high-speed high-altitude interceptor design. Good thing they didn't have enough oomph to build them in large numbers or have the experienced pilots to fly them.
Saw an interesting article today on wrecks of some Junker Ju-52s (and a few other classic...
Some from our "Faces of Passchendaele 100" gallery, taken at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele in Zonnebeke (Belgium)
We've only recently released the album when my colleague finally finished processing his photographs.
I used the lens and the Leica M-E as a digital back-up to our film camera...
Yeah, taking off the outer aperture ring took quite a bit of skin off my fingers. It wasn't until I heated the lens unit to a 100C that the ring budged. Unscrewing the ring with oven mits was also a challenge ;)
Manage to turn the ring with a little force. The 3 cover screws are now in their spots. Lens is ready to go.
Might risk giving the front element a little polish. But at this point I'm not really seeing any point as the images look okay.
It looks pretty sexy sitting with its pre-war twin
Someone suggested using a paperclip in the service opening. I had my trusty 1mm clock-maker screwdriver for that.
I probably need to take my Summarit apart once more, though. The 3 screws that hold the lens barrel in place are not seated deep enough, so I cannot turn the cover ring to the...
I picked up a crusty Summarit with 1950s serial number for a fair price last week.
The front element is pretty scratched up and has two small pits in it. Looks like somebody dragged it along a gravel pathway.
The aperture ring was binding quite a bit and really didn't like being disassembled...
I did not notice those during my initial tear-down. I was too focused on finding that non-existant set screw ;)
Will be taking the M-E and Sonnar to the Memorial Museum Passchendaele in Zonnebeke(Belgium) next weekend for the centennial of the battle.
I bought it off Johan Kuiper, who has supplied me with various other Leica bodies, lenses and accessories in the past.
I could not find the set screw for the name ring or an opening for one under the aperture ring. I thought it might be hidden between the threads, or in one of the indentations...
So, I got my hands on another Fast Fifty last week,
It looked a bit dirty with some splotches in the front coating and what looked like fungus along the edges of the front element.
Brian did offer some advice on taking it apart for cleaning, which I promptly did. Of course, my specimen did...
Done a photo book once, back in 2006, but never really got rond to doing a proper one.
Been looking at Blurb to set up a print-on-demand one with photos from the The Final Trust trip last year.
It's mainly the time I need to invest that's putting me off.
Same with the videos I shot and edited...