1. BrianS

    Leica Showcase Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 50mm F2, M-Mount

    This lens is amazing. You will not need a better-corrected lens than this. Unless you shoot UV. Then you need the lens on the Right. When received, I noted the overall size was about the same as my Pentax 85/4.5 Ultra-Achromatic-Takumar (UAT). The latter is 50 years old, maybe 40 lenses known...
  2. BrianS

    Leica New Voigtlander/Cosina 50mm F2 APO Lanthar in M-Mount announced.

    Okay, Voigtlander is just knocking them out of the park these days. https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-leica-mount-lenses/voigtlander-50mm-f/2-apo-lanthar-aspherical-m/ No sooner than the V2 M-Mount 50/1.5 Nokton comes out, they do this to me... 50mm F2 APO lens, floating element, 4...
  3. BrianS

    Leica Showcase Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 M-Mount, v2- October 2020 version

    Nickel and Black finish, 43mm filter thread, compact design- reminded me of a Bertele lens from the 1930s. This lens is compact. It looks to be an Asymmetric design, meaning the front section is probably a loner focal length than the rear. This allows the two sections to be brought close...
  4. Jonathan F/2

    Leica TTArtisan to announce a 50mm f/1.4 M-mount lens!

    New TTartisan 50mm f/1.4 lens for Leica M-mount to be announced on Friday (pre-orders now open) - Leica Rumors I was looking at the TTArtisan 50mm f/.95 or re-buying the 7Artisan 50mm f/1.1, but this looks like it hits the sweet spot of performance, size and price (retailing for $370 USD)...
  5. Bobby Tingle

    Fuji 50mm f1 available for preorder

    It’s now available for preorder at all of your favorite places to get gear from. Priced at $1499.95. As one would expect from a lens at that price, the performance looks like it lives up to the hype...
  6. rayvonn

    Leica Summilux 50mm F1.4 Version 2

    Anyone got this lens? It's the one from mid 60s to the early 2000s (pre asph). If so, any thoughts?
  7. rflove

    Leica Showcase CL with 50mm Summilux? It's not to be done carelessly...

    So I thought that the 50mm f1.4 'Lux would be an eminently good choice for casual shooting with the CL..... Not so fast, I went out yesterday for a walk with it and upon returning dowloaded the images into the computer with LR. I did not get many keepers. Sadly, the shots I really wanted to keep...
  8. sh0wtime

    Nikon Walk around with D3 & old 50mm f/1.8D

    My D3 hasn't been out of the bag in way too long so it came out for a walk today. Traditionally i've never liked 50mm, find it a really boring/stifling FL so i made myself use it today just because it's small & unloved lol Remembered how much my D3 loves Red when i looked at the flower shot but...
  9. rflove

    Leica Showcase Canon 50mm f3.5 Macro FD with CL

    Here are some images taken with the CL and a Canon 50mm f3.5 Macro FD. None are cropped. Nice cheap alternative for macro with the CL. BTW, does anyone know what that first token with the angel might be for?
  10. rflove

    Leica Showcase Canon 50mm f3.5 Macro FD images

    Here are some images taken with the CL and a Canon 50mm f3.5 Macro FD. None are cropped. Nice cheap alternative for macro with the CL. The proof set of coins are encased in a plastic box. I shot em through the plastic. the token/medallion and the other coins were captured without plastic or...
  11. rflove

    Leica CL with 1:2 50mm Leitz Summicron images

    Got a few shots with the collapsible 50mm 'Cron adapted to the CL body...
  12. rflove

    Leica Showcase A walk with the M240 and a 50mm collapsible Leitz Summicron

    I've been playing withe the CL and M lenses and having no joy with the cheap Fotasy adapter, don't buy one. So I started shooting images with the same lens in the adapted CL as well as the M240. Guess what, there's nothing wrong with the lens or either camera so my wasted walk and time shooting...
  13. albertk

    Leica Close focus hack of Canon 50mm F1.4?

    I have a Canon 50mm F1.4 and it is very sharp, good focus. Great up close (has been adjusted by van Maanen Zoetermeer, nl). Now the close focus distance is 1.00 m. Not very practical, I mean, it leaves a lot to wish for. Could it be possible to 'hack' this lens and take out a bit of internal...
  14. BrianS

    Leica Showcase Canon 50mm F2.2

    This is a rare lens, made from 1/1961 to 6/1961 and sold only in Japan. According to Peter Kitchingman's authoritative book, serial numbers ran from 10000 to 13381. This is the 89th lens produced, and is in beautiful condition. Glass is near perfect, focus is smooth, and there is no play in the...
  15. BrianS

    Leica Showcase Canon 50mm F1.8, later Black version.

    Now I know why this lens is claimed to be the sharpest of the Canon 50's in Leica Mount. It is. The 50mm F1.8 Serenar was introduced in 1951, replaced the 50mm F1.9 Serenar. The 50/1.8 Serenar is much sharper than the older F1.9. The Black version is a new lens, even though it retains the same...
  16. Harry Cutts

    Canon 50mm f1.8 FD

    The walk home by Harry Cutts, on Flickr
  17. rayvonn

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Pancake-NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 AI-s

    I don't think there's a showcase for this lens which is surprising given how many copies of it were made and the fact that a large portion of members here would have either owned or currently own one. A truly wonderful lens in terms of operation and rendering.
  18. Bobby Tingle

    Fuji 50mm 1.0 size comparison

    So far it’s not too huge to keep me from wanting. The price tag may be though. https://www.fujirumors.com/fujinon-xf-50mm-f-1-0-accurate-size-comparison-with-xf-56mm-f-1-2-and-xf-50mm-f-2/
  19. jyc860923

    Sony Showcase Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS images thread

    This was the first lens I got for my Sony system. I took this photo at the subway during peak hour, the lady wearing a speaker probably has got the easiest job, to tell people to wait for the next train, luckily we don't have those "pushers" you see in Japan or even Beijing these days. Here she is.
  20. BrianS

    Leica Showcase Industar-50 Collapsible Mount 50mm F3.5

    This lens is a Tessar formula 50/3.5 in a brass mount with "very shiny Chrome". Performance compares well with the post-war 50/3.5 coated Elmar and coated Zeiss Tessar 5cm F3.5. The I-50 is the third formulation of the 50/3.5 Tessar in the Industar series, it improves on the optics of the...
  21. mike3996

    Leica 50mm woes

    I think I'm ready for a 50 mm lens for my M. The problem is of course how many options there are to choose from! Money being no obstacle, I'd probably go for Leica Summilux 50, the newest. I like focusing tabs and speed! Money being an obstacle, I'm very much drawn to the exotic Voigtländer 50...
  22. davect01


    Spent the weekend camping with a Church group. Very little sun and we got rained on, but still a lot of fun. A6000 and 50mm SEL to start with
  23. olli

    Film Showcase Lomography Colour Negative 100

    I couldn't find a thread for 100 Lomo negative. Apologies if I've overlooked it. Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC. Minolta XD, Rokkor 50/1.7, Lomo Colour 100
  24. Y

    Film Canon P

    First roll through Canon P. Second roll through with no light meter. Lens is Jupiter 3 (50mm f1.5).
  25. Across the stubble

    Across the stubble

  26. Etched in water

    Etched in water

  27. Ebbing away down the drain

    Ebbing away down the drain

  28. Water sculpture

    Water sculpture

  29. Nobody at the tiller

    Nobody at the tiller

  30. Brixham Trawler "Pilgrim"

    Brixham Trawler "Pilgrim"

  31. Brixham Trawler "Vigilance"

    Brixham Trawler "Vigilance"

  32. Ships wheel

    Ships wheel

  33. In the bosuns chair

    In the bosuns chair

  34. Chantry Door

    Chantry Door

    A scanned negative from Voigtlander Bessa R with Voigtlander 50mm f/2.5 Color Skopar, HP5 film
  35. cloudscape


  36. SIJ Day 31

    SIJ Day 31

    My first try at shooting from the hip with this camera. The lens and adapter are really too large and heavy to do this comfortably. At least it seems that way when you would normally use a Ricoh GRD4. This shot was one of a series where I had the camera tilted too far up - a case of...
  37. SIJ Day 30

    SIJ Day 30

    Despite 3 days respite today was a struggle for inspiration. I was planning a walk around here but a few dodgy guys walking nearby had me worried about being mugged so decided to head back home. Hopefully Tomorrow will be more productive. Possibility of snow too..
  38. SIJ Day 26 - what the hell?!

    SIJ Day 26 - what the hell?!

    Caught the bus into Kettering Town today to shoot some street. It is a bit more spread out than my home town giving me more opportunities and variety. Still no easier being discreet with this camera. It's a case of having to lurk around corners or pretend to be shooting some fauna or buildings...
  39. SIJ Day 25

    SIJ Day 25

    A short street session on my way home from work. There are few places in town you can walk around with a camera without getting noticed - this is not one of them!
  40. SIJ Day 24

    SIJ Day 24

    I was hoping to get some shots on the way home from work but it was wet and I was feeling too silly in my bulky waterproofs to shoot street. So I cycled home and took this shortly after awakening - saved me a journey outside where it is still raining.
  41. SIJ Day 23

    SIJ Day 23

    Miniature auto effect again.
  42. SIJ Day 22 - when I was 6ft small

    SIJ Day 22 - when I was 6ft small

    One of the giant firs in my local woods again only this one taken to give a sense of scale.
  43. SIJ Day 21

    SIJ Day 21

    My intention in this spot was to hold the camera as steady as possible and keep dropping the shutter speed until I got a nice blur effect as people and vehicles moved by in the shot. I did get the effect I wanted when I dropped down to around 1/20s but the blurred figures tended to get swallowed...
  44. SIJ Day 20

    SIJ Day 20

    Wohoo! Day off work. Shame it won't stop raining. Took a stroll to the nearby nature reserve and had a go at shooting this huge old fir tree. Difficult to know how to photograph it, other than this way!
  45. SIJ Day 19

    SIJ Day 19

    Less energy tonight - couldn't be arsed moving from my chair! Apologies - must try harder..
  46. SIJ Day 18

    SIJ Day 18

    This shot taken from my bedroom window after finishing a dayshift. It's dark on the way to and from work when I'm on days at the moment so I'm struggling to shoot on these days. I'm also very inexperienced with shooting at night and my brief trial of the 5N's flash has put me right off it!
  47. SIJ Day 17

    SIJ Day 17

    Tried out the Sony's in camera effect called "miniature mini". It blurs/softens everything but a thin horizontal strip down the middle. It increases saturation also. I was sat on a wall taking shots of people across the road - a little far off really for this focal length but with...
  48. SIJ Day 16

    SIJ Day 16

    Last nightshift completed I took a leisurely cycle ride home and stopped by the boating lake on the way. Nice weather today. Early morning frost but the sun was shining bright and there was no breeze or clouds to be seen. Still cold though..
  49. SIJ Day 15 - Trolley Dashed

    SIJ Day 15 - Trolley Dashed

    Another shot taken on the way home from work. The light was a bit poor this morning but I guess that is why the colours are stronger. There must have been at least 5 shopping trolleys in this stream yet the nearest supermarket is quite a distance away.
  50. SIJ Day 14

    SIJ Day 14

    Shoved my camera in my work bag last night and took this shot on the way home. Could have done with more DOF I feel. The original colour was okay but I knew from looking at the image on the LCD that b&w was the way to go..