Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Lens
Old 02-09-2020   #1
Timmyjoe
Registered User
 
Timmyjoe's Avatar
 
Timmyjoe is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,116
Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Lens

I've looked everywhere and can't find the answer to this question.
Is the new Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Lens a screw mount (LTM) lens with an adapter attached to if from the factory? Every detailed picture I've seen of it makes it look like an LTM lens with an adapter, but nowhere in any description that I can find does it say that.

Does anyone here own one, or has anyone here actually used one, and know if it's actually a fixed M mount on the lens, or if it's a fixed LTM mount with an adapter over it to convert it to M mount.

The reason I ask is that I'm looking for a 28mm for a IIIc.

Thanks.

Best,
-Tim
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #2
Huss
Registered User
 
Huss is online now
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: CA
Posts: 8,862
Y u no likey CV 28 3.5 ltm?

A really lovely lens.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #3
fad gadget
Registered User
 
fad gadget's Avatar
 
fad gadget is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: vancouver, bc
Posts: 185
It is an M mount lens only, based on the original LTM design. A very nice lens, but a modest aperture.

I would have a close look at the CV 28mm Huss mentioned, very nice lens.

cheers/ken.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Timmyjoe View Post
I've looked everywhere and can't find the answer to this question.
Is the new Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Lens a screw mount (LTM) lens with an adapter attached to if from the factory? Every detailed picture I've seen of it makes it look like an LTM lens with an adapter, but nowhere in any description that I can find does it say that.

Does anyone here own one, or has anyone here actually used one, and know if it's actually a fixed M mount on the lens, or if it's a fixed LTM mount with an adapter over it to convert it to M mount.

The reason I ask is that I'm looking for a 28mm for a IIIc.

Thanks.

Best,
-Tim
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #4
Timmyjoe
Registered User
 
Timmyjoe's Avatar
 
Timmyjoe is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,116
Thanks for the info, that's what I was trying to find out.

The CV 28 3.5 LTM might be a fine lens, but they've been discontinued, and the ones I've seen for sale used are priced higher than I think they're worth.

Best,
-Tim
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #5
fad gadget
Registered User
 
fad gadget's Avatar
 
fad gadget is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: vancouver, bc
Posts: 185
Agreed, they are overpriced.

The Minolta G-Rokkor 28mm f3.5 LTM is also an excellent lens, better build quality than the VC, but usually around $900/1200 on flea bay.

I've used one and liked it very much, sharp as a tack, great rich color.
Unfortunately my friend didn't want to sell it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Timmyjoe View Post
Thanks for the info, that's what I was trying to find out.

The CV 28 3.5 LTM might be a fine lens, but they've been discontinued, and the ones I've seen for sale used are priced higher than I think they're worth.

Best,
-Tim
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #6
raid
Dad Photographer
 
raid's Avatar
 
raid is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 31,578
Robert Blu has such a Summaron. His images look great.
__________________
- Raid
________________

http://raid.smugmug.com/
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #7
xmas_one
Registered User
 
xmas_one is offline
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Albany, OR
Posts: 37
Have you considered the CV 25mm f4? Scale focus, tiny, and an excellent performer.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #8
Richard G
Registered User
 
Richard G's Avatar
 
Richard G is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: 37,47 S
Posts: 5,342
M Mount only, unfortunately. Tiny. Wonderful lens. Lives on my chrome M9-P. The light fall off to left and right can't be replicated so easily in Lightroom. It is sharp. The original advertising probably misled a lot of people, in the wake of the Thambar revival lens which is deliberately very blurry. Have a look at RFF member Ian Watts shots on flickr. He is a great exponent of what it can do. And there's a thread of pictures here on RFF with his shots.
__________________
Richard
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #9
Ko.Fe.
Kostya Fedot
 
Ko.Fe.'s Avatar
 
Ko.Fe. is offline
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: MiltON.ONtario
Posts: 8,103
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timmyjoe View Post
The reason I ask is that I'm looking for a 28mm for a IIIc.
Orion-15, Canon 28 2.8. If you need lens, not status.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #10
Timmyjoe
Registered User
 
Timmyjoe's Avatar
 
Timmyjoe is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ko.Fe. View Post
Orion-15, Canon 28 2.8. If you need lens, not status.
I've got the "Winogrand" Canon 28 2.8 and use it quite a bit. Looking for something with a bit of a different look.

Best,
-Tim
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #11
Ko.Fe.
Kostya Fedot
 
Ko.Fe.'s Avatar
 
Ko.Fe. is offline
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: MiltON.ONtario
Posts: 8,103
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timmyjoe View Post
I've got the "Winogrand" Canon 28 2.8 and use it quite a bit. Looking for something with a bit of a different look.

Best,
-Tim
Orion-15. Is different lens. And it has images with the look.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #12
fad gadget
Registered User
 
fad gadget's Avatar
 
fad gadget is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: vancouver, bc
Posts: 185
The G-Rokkor is a complete different look, very sharp and contrasty.
Someone must have some photos posted on flickr.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Timmyjoe View Post
I've got the "Winogrand" Canon 28 2.8 and use it quite a bit. Looking for something with a bit of a different look.

Best,
-Tim
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #13
jszokoli
Registered User
 
jszokoli's Avatar
 
jszokoli is online now
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 212
I purchased a nice original LTM version for 1/5 of the cost of the new version from B&H a couple of weeks ago...

Joe
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #14
Emile de Leon
Registered User
 
Emile de Leon is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,176
I think the older LTM version looked better in comparison pics than the newer version. Smoother..
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #15
Huss
Registered User
 
Huss is online now
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: CA
Posts: 8,862
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ko.Fe. View Post
Orion-15. Is different lens. And it has images with the look.

Oh yeah, the Orion 15 definitely is a contender. I forgot I had one..

Here is a link to a test album I shot. The tight images are crops of the ones before them. And I think one of the images shows vignetting before I corrected for it with a preloaded profile in LR.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmxWH77C

I bought mine from Fedka
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-09-2020   #16
TenEleven
Registered User
 
TenEleven's Avatar
 
TenEleven is offline
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 92
Seconding the Orion-15. A nice lens if you can get a decent copy. Free from distortion and quite very sharp from wide open. It's even RF coupled although at 28mm f/6 it seems a bit superfluous. The lens is absolutely tiny and the scale focus indices are very readable, making it a great snapshooters lens.

A nice one to have!
__________________
Manuel
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-10-2020   #17
robert blu
quiet photographer
 
robert blu's Avatar
 
robert blu is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Italy
Age: 71
Posts: 6,248
Quote:
Originally Posted by raid View Post
Robert Blu has such a Summaron. His images look great.
Thanks Raid, I think the Summaron 28/5.6 has a special "signature" when used at 5.6, vignetting and tonality included. This is what makes it special and not comparable with other excellent 28 mm lenses. I have the new version (didn't find an old one) but it should apply to the old LTM version as well.
Stopped down this charachteristic disappears.
This applies to digital and on film, B&W or colour.

If someone is not interested in this kind of look different faster (and probably less expensive) options like the ones mentioned above can be a more appropriate choice.

Just my two cents.

M10, F=5.6



M10, F=11

__________________
Remember: today is the Day !
from Ruth Bernhard recipe for a long and happy life

my quiet photographer's blog

My RFF photos and my albums on RFF
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-14-2020   #18
Deardorff38
Registered User
 
Deardorff38's Avatar
 
Deardorff38 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 997
Timmyjoe there's a chrome color skopar 28 f 3.5 listed in the classifieds today for $400 USD....can't get a better deal than that. if you don't care for it you'll more than get your money back
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-14-2020   #19
Richard G
Registered User
 
Richard G's Avatar
 
Richard G is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: 37,47 S
Posts: 5,342
Here's the thread on RFF I mentioned with Summaron-M shots:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/for...d.php?t=159408
__________________
Richard
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-14-2020   #20
Timmyjoe
Registered User
 
Timmyjoe's Avatar
 
Timmyjoe is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,116
Went with a Voigtlander 28mm f1.9 Ultron in LTM. Happy with it so far.

Best,
-Tim
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-14-2020   #21
maddoc
... likes film.
 
maddoc's Avatar
 
maddoc is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: 名古屋
Age: 54
Posts: 7,332
I bought a Nikkor 2.8 cm f/3.5 LTM, a very nice lens.
__________________
- Gabor

flickr
pBase
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-15-2020   #22
Timmyjoe
Registered User
 
Timmyjoe's Avatar
 
Timmyjoe is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by maddoc View Post
I bought a Nikkor 2.8 cm f/3.5 LTM, a very nice lens.
Gabor,

I was looking at a number of those on the auction site, but was put off by the $1000+ asking prices. It's a lens I'd like to try someday as I use the 5cm, 8.5cm and 13.5cm Nikkor glass extensively with my IIIc camera. I like the Nikkor glass from that period.

Best,
-Tim
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 17:28.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.