Showcase Leica 90mm F4 Elmar LTM

Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Mount Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Penfan2010, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 Leica Place Regular

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    Old silver body LTM; really sharp and nice contrast in good light. Used with the M8.

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  2. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Leica Place Veteran

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    They're very underrated in my opinion.

    Mine is a nicely brassed pre-war example. The lens has been coated at some point in it's life.


    Wollukstock 2011 (Leica IIIa, Kodak BW400CN )
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  3. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Leica Place Veteran

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    Dickens Festival with Leica II with 90mm f/4. Agfa Superpan 200

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  4. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Leica Place Regular

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    I have a black with chrome version from 1946 (thought it was '49, but I just looked up the serial number). It's a lens I like a lot. I'll have to hunt up some images when I can connect to the external drive
     
  5. Lawrence A.

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    These three were done as test shots a while back on my digital body at the time, an E-P2, to see how the lens performed on modern sensors. Except for levels adjustment to bring contrast up and some conservative sharpening, these are what came out of the camera:

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  6. Lawrence A.

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    Had the 1946 Elmar 90 f4 out the other day on the Bessa R, and this roadrunner in my friend's front yard, who usually runs away from me, was feeling very gregarious, so I got a couple of shots. Kodak Tmax 400 film developed in Xtol 1:1. These images are from scans, not prints.

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  7. mph

    mph New to Leica Place

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    Had got my first prewar 90mm f4 LTM today, really want to try it out especially reading fellows' opinion. One question is do I need a lens hood for this lens?

    Mine is made in 1939. Lot old than my birth :)
     
  8. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    It is best to use these older lenses with the hood, especially uncoated lenses. The lens should be threaded for 34mm filters and hoods.
     
  9. Mr_Flibble

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    Regular A36 clamp-on filters and hoods work. I use a FIKUS hood myself.
     
  10. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Leica Place Veteran

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    Leica IIIc with uncoated 90mm f/4 Elmar and some Rollei/Agfa Superpan 200...not my best, but most recent roll with this lens.


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    Monschau
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  11. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Leica Place Regular

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    I keep making the mistake of saying my 90mm f4 Elmar is from 1949, but it is from 1946. Single coated. This was shot using it adapted to the Fuji X-Pro 1. I've rather liked the results I get with it on digital bodies. I guess I need an M8.

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  12. Lawrence A.

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    Another with the 90mm f4 with the Fuji X-Pro
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  13. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Leica Place Regular

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  14. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Leica Place Regular

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    I've been enjoying shooting this lens on the X-pro the last couple of days:
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