Thursday, February 28, 2013

28



Leica IIIf.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

25



Leica IIIf.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

24



Leica IIIf.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

23



Leica IIIf.

Friday, February 22, 2013

22



Leica IIIf, 50mm f/2 Summitar.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

21



Leica IIIf, 50mm f/2 Summitar.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

20



Yashicamat 124, Tri-X 320 (in 220).

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

19



Yashica 124, Tri-X 320 (in 220), Rolleinar I.

Monday, February 18, 2013

18



Yashicamat 124, Tri-X 320 (in 220), Rolleinar 1.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

17



Yashicamat 124, Tri-X 320 (in 220), Rolleinar I.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

16



Yashicamat 124, Tri-X 320 (in 220), weird glare.

Friday, February 15, 2013

15



Yashicamat 124, Tri-X 320 (in 220), Rolleinar 1.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

14



Yashicamat 124, Tri-X 320 (in 220), light leak.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

13



Yashicamat 124, Tri-X 320 (in 220).

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

12



Yashicamat 124, Tri-X 320 (in 220).

Monday, February 11, 2013

11



Yashicamat 124, Tri-X 320 (in 220).

Sunday, February 10, 2013

10



Yashicamat 124, Tri-X 320 (in 220).  Addicted to this tree.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

9



Yashicamat 124, Tri-X 320 (in 220).

Friday, February 8, 2013

8



Yashicamat 124, Tri-X 320 (in 220).

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Leitz Summitar 5cm f/2

Leitz 50mm f/2 Summitar (circa 1950 according to serial number)







Filter size: Non-standard conical filters.  Leica made an adapter to 39mm filters coded SNHOO.  There are new production SNHOO adapters available from HeavyStar.
Close focus: 3.5 feet or 1 meter
Aperture range: f/2 - f/16 (no detents)
Aperture blades: 10 rounded (late versions have 6)
Depth of field scale for f/2 - f/16, and IR index.

Comments: Collapsible, makes a nice compact shooting package with the IIIf. Has infinity lock, slip-on metal lens cap. I lucked out to get a coated version (earlier ones are uncoated) with 10 aperture blades (later ones have 6) from Adorama.  It is also in good physical condition.  Most have cleaning marks due to soft coatings.  I did have my sample CLA'd, though, the aperture ring was little tight (oily diaphragm) and the focusing ring was dry and uneven.

I wish this lens had standard filter threads, but as mentioned above there is an inexpensive modern adapter available which is basically a must for this lens if you want to use standard 39mm filters.

The lens has...character.  Generally it is not especially sharp, has fairly low contrast, and doesn't handle backlighting very well.  However, it has wonderful tonality and a good look.  I am rather attracted to its 'swirly' out of focus areas - it has a sort of cats' eye look rather than circular.  Surprising good portrait lens.

More information: Ken Rockwell, Steve Huff, More Steve Huff

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