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Testing the Rigid Summicron 5cm/f2.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: Testing the Rigid Summicron 5cm/f2. Reply with quote

A leica from the 50s!

Not bad at all in my opinion (slight PS, auto contrast and levels)











Not very sharp wide open, but it definitely has a special feel to it.


PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know the lens quality perhaps you get same result with a cheap Helios too, congrats for your subject selection! Very nice samples!


PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The summicron was the better 50 mm that i had in all my life. The more constrast and sharpest, with the unsurpassed leica 3D.

In your subject, as Attila said , I don't know if a cheaper lens could do the job too. May be, but all the pics with the summicron have the leica's touch, endeed.

Enjoy this super lens. Have you the LS 50? Uncommon!!

Rino.


PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
I don't know the lens quality perhaps you get same result with a cheap Helios too, congrats for your subject selection! Very nice samples!


It seems to me that no, helios don't do the job as leica or zeiss can do.


PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just take one times a Helios and parallel with your most expensive and best quality lenses use them in low light environment and look result I think it will be not recognizable. Especially true if $$ lens is not too sharp.


PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyway, these are really nice shots!


PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on the excellent quality pictures, the excellent scanning, and the excellent historical lens!


PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all!

This 50 year old summicron is really quite special, it's not as sharp, not as contrast-y as newer leicas but it has such a wonderful feel.

I agree with Attila to some extent though, i've seen shots from Jupiters and Helios M39 mount lenses and they offer wonderful quality for a mere pittance.

But then again, Leica, Voightlander, Jupiter, Helios and Zeiss glass are all wonderful and each offers a special character to it.

Anyway, i shot a 2nd roll of color film (Superia 1600) on the Summicron and i have to say i love it.













PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So great vivid captures again! Thank you for sharing!


PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your 2nd roll is so good. I like the way you compose very much.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lahnet wrote:
Your 2nd roll is so good. I like the way you compose very much.


Thank you for your kind words Lahnet (:


PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

superb night scene series
I have to try this 1600iso, look great


PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What city is this, Merelyok?
I really like your night pictures.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
What city is this, Merelyok?
I really like your night pictures.


Thank you!

The pictures you see are set in Singapore.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are really great.
The 1600 is super clean for these scans Shocked
Like Poilu I gotta try it.