Originally Posted by jonmanjiro
The front element is made of very soft glass, and is very prone to damage, so I'd be veeeeery surprised if that front element cleans up to give you a lens that's fully usable. You can see my experiment with three different Summar lenses here
. Even if the lens doesn't clean up very well, it'll probably make a nice soft focus glowy portrait lens.
Nope, all there.
Front element is gone. Itīs seriously damaged.
I have been looking for a 50mm and donīt like any of the offers for one reason or another.
Elmars are one stop too dark at 2.8
Zeiss Sonnars have the wobble focus after some time.
PLannars are too clinical and distort some.
Summicrons are too expensive.
Noktons are heavy and image rendering is not what i want.
Heliar only opens to 3.5
All of them cost north of 500 dollars.
I got this Sumar as a present. Unless itīs too expensive to clean/lubricate and gives me a bad image.. it will be my M3 50mm lens untill something else happens.