Old 04-09-2008   #81
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The pics were taken in Li Jiang, China. Google "Li Jiang" and you will see more of it. An unbelievable old town.
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Hey Doc!
I'm glad for you :-) The lens is so small it makes it worth to own the big Noctilux and switch for those moments where small is beautiful.
What happened to your Noctilux? Fixed, finally?

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Hi Ned !

Looking forward to use the Summicron-C and Noctilux together !! The Noctilux should be back end of this month (April 20th according to Leica) The focus mount was a little off (stronger vignetting on the right side) and some part of the hood had to be repaired. Hopefully it is still in calibration ....

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How similar is the rendering of the Summicron-C 40 to a Summicron 35?

I just acquired a 40 with a CL but haven't put it to use yet...
I personally think the 35 is in a class of its own above all the rest. The 40 is ok but it's not unique enough in its rendition. This being said, for the price it's the best Leica bargain... But I'm not sure one is into the Leica system for bargains. It's all about the image and the 35 is a strong ally.
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I shot the 40 for about a year as my main lens, more so for the focal length rather than any unique look this lens might have. I recently got a 35 and my initial impression of the cron was how similar it was to the 40. After reading the way people talk about it and laughing at the hideous pet name this lens has been awarded, I was expecting beams of light from the ark of the covenant to fly through this lens... Its sharper than the 40 wide open. Its higher contrast. Edge detail seems to me to be a little more delicate. Its a fully awesome lens. However, the 40 is not 4 times less the lens you might assume it to be based on the price. I think people pay tons of money for these things and then along with an awesome lens, purchase a fantasy about the thing as well. If the cron-c was available in a focal length that was available on a standard M body, this lens would be just as expensive as the next. The problem is, many dont want to deal with what for some is an odd focal length. The C is fully amazing and really not a whole lot lesser than the 35 cron4. It IS lesser, but these lenses are far more similar than I think a lot of people are willing to give them credit for. If I had to keep one it would be the 40, but Im glad I have access to the 35 now as well. When you consider the price of a 50 cron from the era, the 40c and the 35v4 the thought that comes to my mind is not that the C is a bargain but that the v4 is *really* expensive.

We all have our own opinions on these things. The 35v4 is a better lens but IMO just marginally so. The C has a really unique look to it but its a much flatter feel that the 35v4 which is just super sharp which tend to make pictures pop a bit more.
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Mammoth,
I don't have any experience with the summicron 35. But I know the 35 summilux pre-asph is a special lens and is unmistakeable in its rendition.
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I cant comment on a 35lux, never used one. I was just addressing digitalintriugues question.

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Thanks Ned !! Superb lens, the Summicron-C
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agree with ned good eye

that funny little detail is the road sign which made me smile. 40mm km/h
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Old 04-30-2008   #92
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Sorry to be redundant, time to shoot my 40 more!

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@ tomasis: Thank you !! 40km/h is maximum speed here inside of towns, 50 km/h outside ...

@ Ken: That is a nice one !! The Summicron-C rocks
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I just got my M8... And after testing all my lenses (digital makes it all so easy), I'm very pleased to see my 40mm summicron outperforming many others. It is very sharp and I'm surprised!
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Nice Erik , but no 1 and 3 have a quite high contrast (or my monitor is off ...)

Ned, the Summicron-C turns into a 53mm FoV lens on the M8, if my calculation is right. How do you like the narrower FoV of the M8 (effect of the 1.33 smaller sensor size) compared to your film Leica cameras ? Any change in your lens setup foreseeable ?
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Doc,

I don't know. The M8 leaves me cold. Great tool and all, and I fully appreciate the engineering and I can understand why it is so expensive. It's just that film is unbeatable and I can't find my mojo with digital. I thought long and hard about this and my simple conclusion is, after all, very simple: A good film image is a long process. It's like giving birth. There is a thought, a gestation process, a delivery. It's all carefully done.
Digital is a garbage process. I mean hey, the first thing I did was to test all my lewnses for sharpness. How stupid is that.

The reason why I went for the M8 was to capture quick, fast images of my newborn son and wife and family. That's for them. But for my own personal pleasure, the most important, I shoot film. This is why I will travel around the world with my film Ms and leave the M8 behind.
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If I may say that shooting family stuff is better on film, cause it will last for sure many generations while digital stuff surely won't make it that long!
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If I may say that shooting family stuff is better on film, cause it will last for sure many generations while digital stuff surely won't make it that long!
Although the material might still be there, people might simply not know how to handle film anymore in close future.
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On my first test film with summicron-C:





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hm,that's pretty grainy and muddy for 400 iso film...what happened?
or is it cropped a lot?
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Neat shots!
Gabor, I like the last one. Has depth...

Here's one of mine. A repost but still shot with a 40mm summicron-C. This lens is astonishing on the M8. I didn't expect it to be that sharp. It has a character of its own but not as much as other Leitz lenses. But it's compact!

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hm,that's pretty grainy and muddy for 400 iso film...what happened?
or is it cropped a lot?
It is not cropped and I used Rodinal to get some grain. While scanning I increased the contrast to make the grain more visible.
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Been a long time since I posted something... Here is one from a month ago.
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I really like my Rokkor-M 40. If I got rid of all my 35mm gear, it might be the last to go, just seems to be a perfect tool.

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Having sold my 40mm f/2.0 Summicron-C years ago I started missing that lens and bought another one. (Had to sent it back due to stiff focus and internal haze and waiting now for another one to arrive).

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M3, 2/40mm Summicron-c, Fomapan 400, Xtol

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3x Leica M4/Rokkor 40:

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Such a great little lens. I'm glad to see this thread active.

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All photos in Amritsar, India last month with Leica MP and 40mm Summicron. Love this lens!





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A beautiful lens. I have it coded as 35mm and engages the 35mm framelines.



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Some say the lens is super sharp.
Sometimes I doubt it.



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really great shots!

I do own a 40 'cron and I love it.
I've been using it with a CL with a dead meter which is annoying but manageable.






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Hi,

I'm sorry if I'm stating the obvious but have you checked that it's the meter and not the meter linkage? That sometimes happens and is easily cured.

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