A few sonnars.....

Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Lenses' started by uhoh7, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. uhoh7

    uhoh7 Leica Place Regular

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    Oct 14, 2014
  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I love Sonnars. And occasionally a Planar- be sure to post some shots with the Nokton. I use mine on the Nikon RF's, but it is on the Prominent right now.
     
  3. uhoh7

    uhoh7 Leica Place Regular

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    Oct 14, 2014
    1951 Voigtlander 50/1.5:

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    and below, wide open:
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    This lens has white spots on the interior barrel and very fine fungus filaments wraith the rear element :(
     
  4. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    The white spots are most likely from the anti-reflective paint coming off the edges of the glass. I fixed one using a Sharpie.

    These are rare in LTM! I use one in a Nikon S-Mount adapter, then to M-Mount adapter.
     
  5. uhoh7

    uhoh7 Leica Place Regular

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    Oct 14, 2014
    Yes, I wonder how many were made, under 1k I think. Might be worth an overhaul. If only the rear element has fungus issues, I wonder if the prominent mount element would swap in there?
     
  6. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I believe they are optically identical. I had a pair of them in Prominent mount, sold one for almost $500. I wanted to complete my collection of 1949 Nikkor LTM lenses.