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  1. 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...
  2. Leica43

    Leica Showcase Leitz DR (Dual Range) f2/50mm Summicron

    A set of photos from a recent outing with my M3 and DR Summicron with “goggles” attached to photograph within the close up range. Film used was Fuji Color 100 and Kodak HD 200 colour neg film. All made wide open or f2.8. M3 & DR lens photo (Pinterest)
  3. chickenherby

    Leica Showcase Leica X Vario

  4. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Sankyo Kohki W-KOMURA 28mm f/3.5 in LTM

    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...
  5. BrianS

    Leica Showcase Minolta Chiyoko 3.5cm F3.5 in Leica Thread Mount

    This lens came out in 1956 and features "multi-layer achromatic coating". This lens is rare, meaning a few hundred made in Leica mount. It was also available in Minolta's proprietary mount for the Super-35. This is the last lens that I needed to complete a collection of Minolta LTM lenses...
  6. rflove

    Leica Showcase One image from the CL today...

    I thought I captured several images of this little waterfall... Only found one. The 18mm f2.8 lens is a bit wide and I could not get close enough to compose like I'd liked to, so I cropped it. PP with NIK suite Analog Efex Pro 2 .
  7. BrianS

    Leica Showcase Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5 Sonnar "T", Pre-War- converted to Leica Mount

    The Sonnar series of lenses evolved fairly rapidly in the 1930s. Every year seemed to bring a change in the mechanical construction, materials used, and optical formula. In 1935 Zeiss brought in the equipment to apply coatings to optics. By 1938 coated lenses were marked with a "T" for...
  8. 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...
  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. BrianS

    Leica Showcase 1934 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5, converted to Leica Mount.

    The F1.5 Sonnar is amazing, 7 elements in 3 groups. This uncoated lens has near perfect glass with a nice bloom on it. The glass on the F1.5 lens is more durable than that of the F2. It is common to find the F1.5 lens with glass that cleans up nicely. The F2 lens- glass is softer, much like the...
  12. rflove

    Leica Showcase B&W images from the Leica CL w/ 18mm f2.8

    Disclaimer: I walk alone and choose solitary streets avoiding people and giving a wide berth to those I encounter. No need to endanger myself or others by not maintaining social distance.. I shot these with the Leica CL w/ the Elmarit TL 18mm 1:2.8 some were cropped and all developed in B&W...
  13. 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...
  14. rflove

    Leica Showcase Some images with the Leica CL digital

    I recently purchased a used Leica CL digital camera with the 18mm "kit lens" as well as a cheap adapter to shoot with my M mount lenses. With the Covid-19 making life quite different, I've been going out and capturing images of the empty or almost empty streets and places in Atlanta. Yesterday...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. BrianS

    Leica Showcase Minolta Chiyoko 13.5cm F4, Leica mount

    This is an obscure lens, very little written about it. The 4-digit "3xxx" serial number puts it around 1948. Hard to tell production numbers, but probably a couple of thousand. More than the Nikkor 13.5cm F4, many less than the Canon 135 F4. One of the best resources for Minolta Chiyoko lenses...
  18. mike3996

    Leica Showcase Cosina Voigtländer 75/2.5 Color-Heliar LTM

    This gem of a lens arrived today. Lightweight, super smooth and clicky and just perfect. My copy frontfocuses slightly -- as do all LTM lenses I've tried out so far. Maybe I should look into getting another LTM-M adapters if there's a better one among them. But that frontfocus doesn't ruin the...
  19. BrianS

    Leica Showcase 7Artisans 75mm F1.25

    On the M9, quick tests right out of the Box. No adjustments required, I use a 1.25x magnifier for focus. First impressions- this lens is FAST, and compact. Much smaller than my 50/1.1 Nokton. Click stops for the aperture mechanisms. Focus very smooth after a brief workout of turning from 0.8m...
  20. Burkey

    Leica Showcase Sigma 45mm F2.8 "L-Mount"

    Hi Folks - My Sigma 45mm f2.8 arrived today. I've been without an autofocus lens on my Leica CL for over a year. So far this new lens addition is performing exceptionally. 'Thought I'd post some early grab shots, (most with very familiar image subjects. :rolleyes-74:). Also a screen shot from...
  21. mike3996

    Leica Showcase Cosina Voigtländer 21/3.5 Color-Skopar

    The brand new, classic-design Color-Skopar is a joy in its small size and weight. The focusing is a bit fidgeting; at the same time tiny deviations don't make a difference. I had enormous fun shooting this thing, assisted by a plastic Leica 21mm viewfinder. I just begun to wade through...
  22. Burkey

    Leica Showcase 7artisans 55mm f1.4 L-Mount

    I had previously purchased this lens with a Fuji mount and have enjoyed some excellent images with it. I recently purchased the same lens but with an L mount. The first copy I received was problematic and I sent it back. The second copy that arrived a couple of days ago works fine on the...
  23. mike3996

    Leica Showcase Leica Elmar-C 90mm f/4

    Acquired the lens for 200 euros, glass is very good and only the metal outerior has some marks to it. What a solid lens! The focus is stiff but for a 90mm it's understandable I guess. Found it very easy to operate and follow subjects with. The rangefinder coupling stops agreeing after 100...
  24. mike3996

    Leica Showcase Voigtländer 50 f/3.5 Heliar VM

    This nice little lens is so cute and tiny. And the rendering is very good as well -- thanks to its slow maximum aperture, it's very easy to work with. And me being never a fifty guy and a 28/35 mm shooter for a long time, the jump into 50 was suspiciously smooth...
  25. 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...
  26. MoonMind

    Leica Showcase Leica M 262

    To the moderators: I know this camera is supposed to have the same sensor as the M 240, so if this thread appears redundant, feel free to merge it with the existing showcase thread. M.
  27. BrianS

    Leica Showcase Jupiter-9 85mm F2

    We have a separate showcase for the 8.5cm F2 KMZ Jupiter-9, and rightfully so. The optical formula changed, the type of glass changed. The J-9 is a classic 7 element in 3 group, 1-3-3 configuration. It is undercorrected for spherical aberration, renders more smoothly than the Nikkor 8.5cm F2...
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