Showcase Leica 50mm f/2 Summar

Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Mount Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Mr_Flibble, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Leica Place Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2013
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    Couldn't find a Summar thread. So here's a few from my last couple of rolls of Agfa Superpan 200, with a Y2 filter (A36)
    The Summar is a clean example from 1938.

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  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    The Summar gives a special look. I like using mine with color film, it makes everything look like Kodachrome (ASA 10). I'll upload a few.
     
  3. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Leica Place Veteran

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    Rick
    Summars are a little warmer then the Summitar overall. Nice for portraits. Same soft front glass. Hard to find without cleaning marks or scratches.

    I have another one from 1936 that's pretty banged up. Sharpness does suffer a little bit
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  4. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    It looks good to me! Summars and F2 pre-war Sonnars seem to have soft front elements. The F1.5 Sonnar front element can usually be found intact.

    I sold this Summar off, it is from 1933 and was very clean.
     

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  5. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Leica Place Veteran

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    Agfa Superpan 200 in a Leica I,
    Summar with Yellow filter

    Flanders Field America Cemetery, Waregem Belgium
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    Bayernwald Trench, Wijtschaete Belgium
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  6. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Leica Place Veteran

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    Summar with Rollei RPX 400

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  7. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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  8. Hap

    Hap Leica Place Veteran

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    These are great from the Summar. I'm glad I don't have a hankering for one. I did buy a Fotodiox M mount to Nikon 1 adapter (I just can't get in the swing for a digital M) and shot some with the J3, MS Sonnetar 1.1, and the Canon 135 3.5. HOpe to post photos just to show some differences....not my creativity or expertise. In the meantime please continue with the Summars. Oops, I forgot I have a J8 and Elmar 50....also to go on the Nikon.