Showcase Leitz 50mm f/2 Summitar

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

  1. Adam

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    1946 Summitar 10 blade on GXR.
    For example:
    R0013743.
    R0013112.
    I'll try find some photographs of the swirl in a few weeks, when I'm home :)
     

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  2. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Leica Place Veteran

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    Summitar pre-war 10 blades, No.2 yellow filter, Agfa Superpan 200 film.

    ea1f62bac165df3386b94ba1f25924ec.
     
  3. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    The first portrait (and last, as bigger size) is very flattering, "very Leica" colors and Summitar Swirlies. Shows off the "center-Sharp" aspect of the lens. I'll get some Collapsible Summicron shots up.
     
  4. Mr_Flibble

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    One of my favorite portraits with the same Summitar as above, but with a Leica I (model E, 1938)

    FV100913.
     
  5. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Great Portrait! Looks like it could be out of a book, published "in the day".

    Some lenses lens themselves to black&white, I find the vintage Leica glass worked out well with it. I need to open an Uncoated 90/4 Elmar thread.
     
  6. Mr_Flibble

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    Thanks Brian,

    I agree, it does lend itself wel for B/W and slightly better for portraits due to it's neutral nature.

    A color image from a 1943-ish Summitar 50mm f/2 taken with my Leica IIIc "K", without contrast correction in photoshop.

    FS120230.
     
  7. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    If you ever make it over here, Ft Benning Georgia has a "World War II" section. Rather than demolishing all of the old WW-II buildings, they moved them to an adjunct of the Infantry Museum. Gen Patton's office is set up, his Headquarters, Church, Barracks, etc. It is just like it was when my Dad was there.

    The Summitar looks great in color as well. Looks like Kodachrome (original) colors. I traded mine off for a Hot Glass Summicron, which did not do well for color. I fixed the yellowing.
     
  8. Mr_Flibble

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    I've been trying out some Rollei Digibase CN200 film with it, but so far i'm not too impressed

    DR130819.
     
  9. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    The colors are very muted- much like a faded Ansco slide, but it might be the lighting in this one shot. The outdoor scene - also looks faded, or at least like old-style color.

    We've been switching rooms in the house around, I moved "all my stuff" and found a Red filter for the Summitar. Now I need a Summitar.
     
  10. Mr_Flibble

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    I only have one yellow screw in filter for it. The "GBOOM" I believe.


    Another one with the Digibase CN200 from a few months ago. I think I'll stick with Ektar or just B/W for now ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  11. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
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    I just bought a fully serviced Summitar from Sherry Krauter and should have it at the end of this week or sometime next week. Anxious to try it out.
     
  12. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    50mm lenses are addictive...
     
  13. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

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    Yeah, what I really need is a modern o e with effective coating and the 6-bit codes for everyday (non special-effect) use.
     
  14. Mr_Flibble

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    January 2013. Summitar with GBOOM on an Leica M3 DS, Rollei/Agfa Superpan 200
    They're a little dark because I was still trying to find the best contrast settings for this film. (still haven't got it).

    ICE130202.

    ICE130208.

    ICE130213.
     
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  15. Mr_Flibble

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    Shot a roll of Kodak Hawkeye Traffic Surveillance Film with my Leica IIIc "K" and Summitar earlier this month

    HE131204.

    HE131211.
     
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  16. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    That's different! You may be the first person to achieve a Digital Look with film! The grain in the first image looks like High-ISO shadow areas.
     
  17. Mr_Flibble

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    Not the best film and lens combo I think. You want this film for its strong color saturation, while the summitar takes all that away ;)
     
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  18. raid

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    I wonder how big of a difference the number of blades make in the Summitar.
     
  19. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

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    Wide open it shouldn't make any difference at all.
     
  20. Mr_Flibble

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    The shape of the orbs in smaller then wide-open?