Which 28mm f/3.5 LTM lens for IIIf & M4-P
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Which 28mm f/3.5 LTM lens for IIIf & M4-P

I'm considering getting a 28mm lens for my IIIf. I have the Voigtlander 28mm f/1.9 LTM but it's HUGE on the IIIf and I only use it on my M4-P.

I'd like a small 28mm LTM lens to use on both the M4-P and the IIIf. So far I've come up with the Voigtlander 28mm f/3.5 and the Canon LTM 28mm f/3.5 lenses. My budget is $400 or less so the Minolta 28mm f/3.5 is out as they are $1,000 plus.

I have a spare 28-90 M adapter & a 28mm viewfinder so I will not need those items.

I think that there were 3 versions of the Canon 28mm f/3.5 - the 1st Serenar, the chrome Canon, and the last black Canon version. There may have been more, I'm not sure. How do these Canon 28mm f/3.5 lenses compare to the Voigtlander 28mm f/3.5?

Any others that I should consider?

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There's a very compact all-chrome Canon 28/2.8 that severely tempts me every time I see one.
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Leitz Summaron 28/5.6 is an era-appropriate match, and tiny, but they are hard to find. Plus, the prices have crept up to $1K. Perhaps you shuld consider an MS Optical 28 triplet.
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The little Voigtlander Skopar 28/3.5 LTM is an extraordinary lens and within your budget. I would look no further.
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The skopar 28 is an extraordinary lens!
but it depends on your 50. the skopar has a modern contrast rendering.
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The skopar 28 is an extraordinary lens!
but it depends on your 50. the skopar has a modern contrast rendering.
I have four 50mm lenses:

1. ZM Zeiss 50mm f/2 Planar M-mount
2. Canon black 50mm f/1.8 LTM
3. Canon 50mm f/1.2 LTM
4. Industar 55mm f/2.8 LTM

I tend to use the Planar the most, next is the Canon 50mm f/1.8.
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Leitz Summaron 28/5.6 is an era-appropriate match, and tiny, but they are hard to find. Plus, the prices have crept up to $1K. Perhaps you shuld consider an MS Optical 28 triplet.
The 28mm Summaron is what I'd consider a collector's lens and not a user's lens. If I were to spend $1k I'd get the Minolta-G 28mm or a Nikkor 28mm in LTM.

I'll look into the MS Optical 28 triplet.

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With the planar it will be a natural combination!
I m using the same duo .
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I have owned the chrome Canon Seranar 28/3.5 and now own a black Canon 28/3.5. The chrome lens is both smaller and heavier, but the black version has the best ergonomics. Some say that the black version has different/improved coatings, but I cannot verify if this is true. I paid $450.00 with a case for the black version that is remarkably clean. The chrome versions can be found for around $300.00.

I like the black version for ergonomics, but know that it is rare. I still consider the black version a pancake lens, even though it is about a 1/4 inch longer. Know that the front element is recessed and that no filter hood was ever offered, but I use a heliopan step-up ring as a hood and for 39mm filters.

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Kobalux (also known as Avenon) 28/3.5 is excellent and very small. Worth looking for.
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The tiny (chrome) Canon 28/3.5 is sharper than the Canon 28/2,8. I recommend the 3.5 version if you want a classic lens for B&W. If you prefer color, and if you don't mind a more modern look, then the Kobalux 28/3.5 with some Reala film (or similar, whatever is available) gives pastel like colors in the images. Just awesome.
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Canon 28/3.5 (34mm filter thread) or Nikkor 2.8cm/3.5 (need a push on filter) for classic rendering (low contrast, high resolution). Color Skopar (39mm filter) or Avenon/Kobalux 28/3.5 (43mm thin filter) for modern rendering (both render very similarly). Can't go wrong with any of those.

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Canon 28/3.5 (34mm filter thread) or Nikkor 2.8cm/3.5 (need a push on filter) for classic rendering (low contrast, high resolution). Color Skopar (39mm filter) or Avenon/Kobalux 28/3.5 (43mm thin filter) for modern rendering (both render very similarly). Can't go wrong with any of those.

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I had a Nikkor 28/3.5 that was threaded for 34.5mm screw-in filters. Admittedly, not an easy size to find -- but Leitz A36 clamp-on filters fit well, as does a SOOGZ A36-to-E39 adapter.
The Nikkor is a great performer, but note the following:
To use the Nikkor on your M4P, you'll need an LTM-M adapter with the cut-out (Type I) to accommodate the infinity lock.
The aperture ring turns the opposite way from Leica and Canon LTM lenses.
The entire lens barrel rotates as you focus, which can make setting the aperture quickly a skill to be mastered.

If you want modern rendering in a compact lens with great ergonomics, and rock-solid build, go straight for the CV 28/3.5 -- I've seen a few available on eBay and other places for under $400 (not planning to sell mine).

If you want vintage rendering in a super-compact lens with rock-solid build and good ergonomics, go for the Canon 28/2.8 or 28/3.5 (I have both) -- the f/3.5 will typically sell for less than $400, the f/2.8 for $400 or a bit more, depending on condition.

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While the 28 Skopar gives a modern rendering, I don't find it overly contrasty. With appropriate development, it can capture a wide range of tones while giving the flare protection that comes from modern coatings. I think it would pair well with your Canon 50/1.8 (I'm familiar with that lens). Don't know about the others.
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The tiny (chrome) Canon 28/3.5 is sharper than the Canon 28/2,8. I recommend the 3.5 version if you want a classic lens for B&W. .....
Raid,

Does your assessment include the Serenar chrome 28mm f/3.5? Is the Serenar version optically the same as the chrome Canon labeled 28mm f/3.5?

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I have the little chrome Canon 28 f3.5 lens, and am very happy with it. It is truly tiny, and extremely solidly built. Excellent results, but like most vintage wides, there is potential for flare if you aren't careful. It looks a bit funny on my M5, it's so small.

You will want the 90mm adapter for it to bring up the 28mm frame on your M4P. If you are handy or brave, you can convert a 50mm adapter to a 90mm one with a little bit of filing on the part that sets the frameline index.

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The tiny (chrome) Canon 28/3.5 is sharper than the Canon 28/2,8. I recommend the 3.5 version if you want a classic lens for B&W. If you prefer color, and if you don't mind a more modern look, then the Kobalux 28/3.5 with some Reala film (or similar, whatever is available) gives pastel like colors in the images. Just awesome.
Raid, I think that, at this point, variations in condition/maintenance for these 50-plus-year-old lenses probably overwhelm any original differences in optical design, as far as relative image quality is concerned. At any rate, I don't recall having seen any convincing side-by-side comparisons of these two lenses that would support the common conception that the f/3.5 is sharper than the f/2.8.

Hmm, now that I think about it, I have nice examples of both lenses, and an M240 with live view to ensure consistent focus -- now all I need is the time and energy to produce a rigorous comparison!

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Raid,

Does your assessment include the Serenar chrome 28mm f/3.5? Is the Serenar version optically the same as the chrome Canon labeled 28mm f/3.5?

Thanks!
I don't know the answer to this question. My copy may have been a Serenar lens.
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Raid, I think that, at this point, variations in condition/maintenance for these 50-plus-year-old lenses probably overwhelm any original differences in optical design, as far as relative image quality is concerned. At any rate, I don't recall having seen any convincing side-by-side comparisons of these two lenses that would support the common conception that the f/3.5 is sharper than the f/2.8.

Hmm, now that I think about it, I have nice examples of both lenses, and an M240 with live view to ensure consistent focus -- now all I need is the time and energy to produce a rigorous comparison!

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Go for it Ari. Roland used both lenses over time, and he also concluded same as I have suggested. Show us your side by side tests.
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Why not one of "Winogrand" 28?
You could find exact model here:
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The 28/3.5 may be sharper. The 28/2.8 will not make you another Winogrand.
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Thanks all! This thread has gotten me very interested in the Canon 28mm lenses. I've done quite a bit of research on the 28mm Canon lens so I'll post what I've found out over in the Canon RF Cameras forum.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=153738


So far I'm leaning toward a 28mm f/3.5 Serenar lens. Right behind it is the CV 28mm f/3.5
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Devin (B9) who is truly a benign person, has a modern LTM Kobalux 28/3.5 for trade, but he will probably consider selling it or doing trade/cash etc. Use the gallery lens browser to see examples (there are not many).

PS: Devin's was mine for a year or so, and is sharp and contrasty. I had traded for it with another RFF member, so it has been well cared for. I very much liked it on my Konica RF, but then acquired a 28 Biogon....
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The Kobalux 28/3.5 is an excellent lens. It is very well made, and it is very sharp. Color rendition with it is great too.
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For you Canon 28mm f/3.5 LTM users, does the front of the lens rotate when you focus it?

If it does then that means it needs a round shade. If it doesn't it can use a round or rectangular shade.

Ditto for the Canon 28mm f/2.8 LTM.


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For you Canon 28mm f/3.5 LTM users, does the front of the lens rotate when you focus it?

If it does then that means it needs a round shade. If it doesn't it can use a round or rectangular shade.

Ditto for the Canon 28mm f/2.8 LTM.


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Neither lens rotates when focusing; but neither lens really needs a shade, since the front element is well-recessed into the barrel. (Canon never made a hood for these lenses.)
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Neither lens rotates when focusing; but neither lens really needs a shade, since the front element is well-recessed into the barrel. (Canon never made a hood for these lenses.)
Thanks! I usually have a yellow or skylight filter on my lenses and I want to use a shade to prevent reflections off of the filter. If I get the 28mm f/3.5 I'll have SK Grimes make a custom stepping ring from 34mm to 39mm and use the Leica 12526 shade.

I did this to my 50mm f/1.8 Canon lens (40mm to 39mm) and SK Grimes cut a groove into the ring so that the Leica shade 12585 clips on perfectly.

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Thanks! I usually have a yellow or skylight filter on my lenses and I want to use a shade to prevent reflections off of the filter. If I get the 28mm f/3.5 I'll have SK Grimes make a custom stepping ring from 34mm to 39mm and use the Leica 12526 shade.

I did this to my 50mm f/1.8 Canon lens (40mm to 39mm) and SK Grimes cut a groove into the ring so that the Leica shade 12585 clips on perfectly.
For a lens with a 34mm filter ring, you could just use a Leitz SOOGZ adapter (clamp-on A36 to E39 adapter), which already has a groove milled in it for Leica A42 clip-on shades.

However, while a SOOGZ and 39mm filter doesn't cause any problems, adding an IROOA hood does result in hard vignetting in the corners (I just tried this combo with my Canon 28/3.5 on an M240). I don't have a 12526 anymore to try but, like the IROOA, it's intended for a 35mm lens' field of view. You might do better with a 12504 vented shade (alas, I no longer have one of those either).

The best/coolest hood to use, IMO, would be a Leitz SOOHN A36 clamp-on hood for the 28/6.3 Hektor (I used to have one, but foolishly sold it) with 34mm screw-in filters on your lens. (Alternatively, you could use the rectangular SOOBK clamp-on shade for the 28/5.6 Summaron, but that would run you 2x the cost of the Canon lens.)
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For a lens with a 34mm filter ring, you could just use a Leitz SOOGZ adapter (clamp-on A36 to E39 adapter), which already has a groove milled in it for Leica A42 clip-on shades.

However, while a SOOGZ and 39mm filter doesn't cause any problems, adding an IROOA hood does result in hard vignetting in the corners (I just tried this combo with my Canon 28/3.5 on an M240). I don't have a 12526 anymore to try but, like the IROOA, it's intended for a 35mm lens' field of view. You might do better with a 12504 vented shade (alas, I no longer have one of those either).

The best/coolest hood to use, IMO, would be a Leitz SOOHN A36 clamp-on hood for the 28/6.3 Hektor (I used to have one, but foolishly sold it) with 34mm screw-in filters on your lens. (Alternatively, you could use the rectangular SOOBK clamp-on shade for the 28/5.6 Summaron, but that would run you 2x the cost of the Canon lens.)
Thanks! Good info. The Leica 12526 shade is being sold by Leica with their 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit so I don't think it will vignette with the Canon 28mm f/3.5. At $125 it's not cheap but should be effective.

I will take a look at the Leitz SOOGZ adapter. I'm not a fan of clamp on items - I've lost a couple of expensive clamp on shades in the past.

The Leitz SOOHN sounds expensive. As the 28mm Hektor is a $1K lens I imagine that the shade is up there too .
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Well, I think I bought and sold my user-condition SOOHN for around $75 -- but that may just have been RFF family pricing -- dunno what they go for in the real world.
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Here's my Canon 28 f3.5 on an M4-P. This is a really tiny lens!



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Life is good! I put in a bid on a Canon 28mm f/3.5 Serenar and won it for $152!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Excellent-Ca...vip=true&rt=nc

At $152 how could I not give it a go?

I have the M adapter for it so when the 28mm lens arrives it's off to Don Goldberg for a CLA. When I get it back I'll shoot some film and see how it does.

I am seriously thinking of getting the CV 28mm f/3.5 as well and using them both. We'll see how well the Canon 28 f/3.5 does.
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I was the other person who bid on that lens. You should be thanking me for being too preoccupied with being on vacation to bid it up.

I've been looking for a 28 to replace my Snapshot Skopar, which is a bit too contrasty for my liking. If it turns out not to be everything you'd hoped, let me know.
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I was the other person who bid on that lens. You should be thanking me for being too preoccupied with being on vacation to bid it up.

I've been looking for a 28 to replace my Snapshot Skopar, which is a bit too contrasty for my liking. If it turns out not to be everything you'd hoped, let me know.
Thank you for being preoccupied !

If it's not what I want I'll let you know.
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Old 01-03-2016   #35
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My only 28 is the Nikkor LTM mounted on my Leica iiif RD. The iif RD gets the 35/2.8 Canon. Both are fine performers. Don't own one of those newfangled M-4 P's.
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Old 01-03-2016   #36
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The 28mm Summaron is what I'd consider a collector's lens and not a user's lens. If I were to spend $1k I'd get the Minolta-G 28mm or a Nikkor 28mm in LTM.

I'll look into the MS Optical 28 triplet.

Thanks!
The triplet is tiny and fun to use -- but an M mount. It goes nicely on a Leica CL though...
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Old 01-05-2016   #37
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The 28mm f/3.5 Canon arrived yesterday afternoon. It looks pretty good - has a few specs inside it. Overall I'm pleased.

It's off to Don Goldberg for a CLA along with an 85mm f/2 Serenar.
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The 28mm f/3.5 Canon arrived yesterday afternoon. It looks pretty good - has a few specs inside it. Overall I'm pleased.

It's off to Don Goldberg for a CLA along with an 85mm f/2 Serenar.
Tony,

It is a great lens for street. I love that the distance scale is in feet only. Stop down to F-5.6 or F-8 and set your "kill zone."

BTW the 90mm frames is the middle rectangle in using the "Rule of Thirds." I tend to shoot vertically a lot with a 28 and for portraits if I frame a face in the 90mm framelines it seems that I get a great composition every time.

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