show your Elmar 5cm 3.5 shots
Old 02-11-2014   #1
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show your Elmar 5cm 3.5 shots

We've got dedicated picture threads for nearly every existing Leica lens... but I haven't found any dedicated thread for the good old Elmar 5cm f3.
So, show me your Elmar shots!

coated 1949 Elmar wide open:

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Old 02-11-2014   #2
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Old 02-11-2014   #3
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Great thread, finally a place for Elmar! Wide open at 3.5 Uncoated Elmar on Ektar 100 ISO

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Plenty of sharpness at f8



I had two nice collapsible Industars, but this lens wins hands down. Picked this coated Elmar up a week ago (my first Leitz lens). Nice and clean. It was a bargain <3
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Thanks for starting this thread. I've posted this one before, but it belongs in this thread too. 1947 coated Elmar 50/3.5:



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Another one from the same lens:



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Uncoated nickel Elmar from 1932:



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Uncoated 50mm f/3.5 Elmar






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Currently, just the few pictures in this thread goes to show how well the Elmar's held up with age. New lenses are good alright, but old is gold.

Then of course there is also the skill of it.

Really some stunning pictures!
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I think the elmar is the best lens i´ve owned, f3.5 nerver kept me from shooting.

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Is there an Elmar version comparison somewhere online with side by side shots?
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Is there an Elmar version comparison somewhere online with side by side shots?
I don't think there are many differences between versions. I guess it's more important if the glass is clean, coated/not coated and if the lens is in a good shape.
Every comparison shots I've seen also suggested that RedScale versions don't equal better performance over other coated Elmars... maybe that "myth" comes from the fact that RedScale Elmars are the newest of the whole 3.5 Elmar line and therefore often in a better shape.
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I don't think there are many differences between versions. I guess it's more important if the glass is clean, coated/not coated and if the lens is in a good shape.
Every comparison shots I've seen also suggested that RedScale versions don't equal better performance over other coated Elmars... maybe that "myth" comes from the fact that RedScale Elmars are the newest of the whole 3.5 Elmar line and therefore often in a better shape.
From what I understand there's also the M-Mount Elmar 3.5, coated, which would be the same optical formula as the red scale, but with newer coatings.
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I agree, condition of the lens is crucial.

I made comparisons with the elmar and the new sonnar at f8.
The olny difference was contrast due to newer coatings on the newer ZM lens.
The books i´ve seen tell the optcal formula is the same.





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I don't think there are many differences between versions. I guess it's more important if the glass is clean, coated/not coated and if the lens is in a good shape.
Every comparison shots I've seen also suggested that RedScale versions don't equal better performance over other coated Elmars... maybe that "myth" comes from the fact that RedScale Elmars are the newest of the whole 3.5 Elmar line and therefore often in a better shape.
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From what I understand there's also the M-Mount Elmar 3.5, coated, which would be the same optical formula as the red scale, but with newer coatings.
..and a different body design with an aperture ring similar to the 50mm 2.8 Elmar.

It is also easy to confuse the 50mm 2.8 Elmar in M mount with the 50mm 2.8 Elmar-M...
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uncoated Elmar (1934) at f/3.5 or f/4.5:


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coated Elmar wide open on really old expired Ilford FP4(without +)

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again that coated Elmar, wide open on expired FP4



they really liked my IIIf ("look at that cool camera!" as I walked past them with the camera around my neck), so I took a photo and mailed them the scan
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