Old 09-18-2013   #81
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would You chose the new Summarit M over the Elmar M?
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Old 12-02-2013   #82
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I suspect the answer is no. The Elmar M is something special. Certainly that Summarit 2.5 is very compact, however.

I just paged through this whole thread. Some wonderful photos, especially from Erik.
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Old 12-02-2013   #83
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Yeah...the last time I spoke with Tom A. he was suggesting that the lens was discontinued primarily because it was making a huge dent in Summicron sales. Tom had so much praise for this lens.

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Old 12-02-2013   #84
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Old 12-03-2013   #85
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Definitely a really great lens all around. I'm a little hesitant with collapsible lenses, but I've owned 2 of these elmar-m's (black and silver) and ended up keeping the silver. It's incredibly small and unbelievably sharp. It stands up to any other 50 I've owned, and will definitely not be selling my copy. I don't use it a ton, but it's a great lens to have for traveling light....


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Old 12-08-2013   #100
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Mine makes beautiful images, nice color, nice out of focus, sharp as a Summicron stopped down to 4. 2.8 is very useable. I have used it for B&W where it also excels.

In my opinion, it images much the same as my 50 1.4 ASPH which I also love.

It is also a perfect companion to my 75 Summicron image quality wise.
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Nice one, Daan!

Leica M3, Elmar-M 50mm f/2.8, Tmax400.

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Very poignant.
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Love this one!
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After many years I found out the secret of this lens. The front lens, a rather thick element, is made from a glass with a very high refractive index (greater than 1.8) and relatively low dispersion (Abbe number 45, 2) so the corrections could be made spectacular for such a small lens. Usually only lenses with apertures of f/1.4 or higher are equipped with lenses made from glasses like this.

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Leica M5, Elmar-M 50mm f/2.8, Tmax400.

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Leica M6 - Elmar-m 50mm f2.8 (2003) - Ilford Pan 400 - ID11 1:1



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This lens has appealed to me for years, and lately I've felt the need for an M mount 50 so have actively been searching for one. I've heard rumors that the last production of this lens was six bit coded - does anyone know?
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I've heard rumors that the last production of this lens was six bit coded - does anyone know?
Mine is 6-bit coded and the S/N is 4047xxx, which I think places it in the last batch. FWIW I heard the last batch didn't leave the factory 6-bit coded, but were actually recalled to the factory for 6-bit coding.
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Thanks! I'm thinking I'll hold out for one like yours, then.
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My apology if there's any misunderstanding: mine's the later modern version. Which has no infinity lock, of course.

My question is when fully extended, does it suppose to have some friction so you are not rotating the barrel while changing apertures? If so mine's may need service, as it has no resistance at all.
It absolutely should not rotate while rotating the aperture ring.

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It is possible to pull it out, rotate it and think it is properly deployed but it is not. Under those circumstances it will rotate freely. Pulling out the lens barrel with the black aperture alignment dot in line with the red dot of the lens mount lock will ensure the proper alignment of the shallow bayonet of the lens barrel lock. There is some resistance in full extension when you rotate the front of the lens to put the black dot at 12 o'clock. I doubt the lens is old enough for any to have worn the bayonet out to the point of looseness. Imperfectly deployed, the photos should all be blurry.
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iīm considering one sample...iīve seen a lot of shots done with it and iīm very pleased, i ove collapsible lenses but also want a modern one, think this model would do.
Also there is a hexanon 50mm 2.4 but itīs chrome and really at least on pics isnīt up to leica standard.
Erwin Puts tested it as being sharper than the Leica. But it is not the same kind of lens; it is a 6-element planar type that is a very close cousin of the 50/2 Hexanon. Given that the 50/2.4 is hotter contrast wise, it's not the lens you're looking for if you want the classic rounded look of an Elmar.

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I like simple lenses and this is one. 90 macro is another. The simpler the lens, the better the bokeh.

Some lenses have to be complicated, 24 3.8 75 APO fast teles 50 1.4 Lux current. I use them when I must.
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I received this lens today and I couldnīt resist to test it out...

m6, elmar-m 50 2.8, tri-x 400, lc-29



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