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Anyone using one of these? Awfully slow, I know, but I'm still thinking of getting one for my as-yet-unacquired new M-body.
The nice thing about wide angle lenses is that "slow" is relative. I'll bet you can hold the Elmar 35mm as steady at the speed needed for f/3.5 as you can a 50mm lens at the speed necessary for f/2.8 or maybe even f/2.
The 35mm f/3.5 Elmar is a good lens that should serve you well if it's in decent condition to begin with. It also makes a very flat package. My father used to carry his in a watch pocket when he had the 90mm Elmar mounted on the camera.
I have the Nikkor 3.5cm F3.5 in LTM, which is an Elmar copy. Nice little lens, sharpens up around F8. Mine went for under $100, My guess is the Elmar will run significantly more as it is a Leitz Lens.
Thanks, Brian. I'd be looking for one of the really old uncoated ones.
Do not turn down the 35mm 3.5 Summaron, its a great lens. I was just looking at some B & W photos I took in the late 1970s And I really like the" Look' this lens gave me . The only japanese lens that comes close was the rare Topcor 35mm 2.8 in LTM. that I had borrowed, to try out in the early 1980s.
This is my 1928 35/3.5 Elmar:
I ADORE this lens /here are 2 shots ....:D
and one more....
Its such a FAB lens /small. retro chic. & beautifully Sharp
sold most of my equipment
EXCEPT WHAT I ADORE:
CAMERAS: RD1, M4
LENSES: 1928 /uncoated 35 Elmar, 1958 DR Cron, 1962 50 Lux
Best- H :)
I regret my Summarons. They paint the widest range tone.
Tiny little lens and a bit flarey, but good results.
This is a hip shot with the Elmar 35/3.5 on a Leica IIIa.
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