1937 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar (uncoated)

Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Lenses' started by asiafish, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Well, my Sonnar is back from a minor repair (thanks Brian) and fitted with a new B+W multicoated orange filter. I just LOVE this lens. The rural shots taken about 4:30 PM today (time is wrong in EXIF) on my way back from Los Angeles to Bakersfield. The gas pump was today at about noon in Bakersfield, but could have been almost anywhere in America.

    Leica M Monochrom, ISO 320.

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  2. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    Last two could have been from the Great Depression, superb! The lens has a unique transition out of it's focal plane, for sure.
     
  3. defektive

    defektive Leica Place Regular

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    Mar 30, 2013
    Wow, the last one is very unique.
     
  4. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Thanks Sam and Carl. The project I'm anxious for is the chance to shoot the granddaughter of a friend in my Rotary club. Bee is 80, has HER mother's bathing suit from 1916, and lovely young granddaughter who will do her hair up in 1916 style and pose in the 1916 bathing suit. The M Monochrom and uncoated Sonnar should come very close to an early 20th century portrait.
     
  5. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
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  6. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
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    uhoh7 Leica Place Regular

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  8. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Great color.