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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:56 pm    Post subject: the BLACK BIOTAR Reply with quote

1Ds MKIII + the Black Biotar [58mm/f2] + ISO 100 + varying shutter speeds + all handheld + minimal Lightroom tinkering ->

There are lenses and there are lenses.

Then, there are Legends.

The Black Biotar is a Legend amongst Legends.


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Pretty smashing for a lens made in appx. 1950, huh?

I'm totally in love with #1!


PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats for your new gem!


PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Congrats for your new gem!


Thanks mate! I actually didn't sell all my lenses - I kept the best of the best and take them out every once in awhile so they feed on light and give me wonderful paintings in return

I had two copies of the black biotar out of which i sold one to one of our members and i kept the other one for myself


PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wise decision!


PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the black one looks gorgeous!!


PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice shots hari. btw, i thought you were only shooting b&w in 2011? Surprised


PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting bokeh Hari!
I've never seen a black Biotar only the aluminum ones.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Typical drunk Biotar bokeh Wink

You made good use of the lens characteristics!


PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow dizzy bokeh!


PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

did they make this lens in Leica M Mount?


PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a sight! Shocked
I have the silver version and I love it, but this looks better ......


PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hari, I like the pictures a lot. I will never get rid of my one; you made a wise decision indeed!

Himself wrote:
Interesting bokeh Hari!
I've never seen a black Biotar only the aluminum ones.


So you also have never seen the heavy chromed brass versions? Mine is early postwar and obviously of a very high quality. Here it is, next to the aluminium one.



PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The black Biotars are also made from aluminum.. at least mine is.


PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the other black biotar one I sold to our member my_photography with 333xxxx serial number ->

http://forum.mflenses.com/viewtopic.php?t=32051&highlight=%2Bbiotar&sid=4fa6f73826a5a0ce85ee2082d61ccd9e


PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dude163 wrote:
did they make this lens in Leica M Mount?


Yes, there are Biotars manufactured for the M mount ->

Click here to see on Ebay.de

Click here to see on Ebay.de

Btw, if you throw in 100 bucks more, you'll get a very good conditioned Summicron 50 from the recent batch of manufacturing


PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rbelyell wrote:
nice shots hari. btw, i thought you were only shooting b&w in 2011? Surprised


Still the plan - I've been trying to do something nice for myself Laughing

Will update back in a few days if it worked out or not

If this works out, B&W the whole year it is!