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Works well with colour on a bright day :)
Hmm. Peter, please don't take this the wrong way, but I am struggling to think of a lens of any year or make that could be used on a Leica M that would not produce results at least as acceptable as the ones you posted. This is because an image made at f:8 or smaller and focused at infinity is not likely to show distinguishing lens characteristics of any lens. Kind of like the opposite of the French expression, "In the dark, all cats are gray." Is there something you can tell about the qualities of that particular lens?
Lol - I mistakenly posted it in the CL part.
This lens has a history, I probably should have explained but the net connection was playing up.
(to cut a long story short)...It was full of muck and fungus, it was cleaned but the (decades-old) fungus has etched the glass a bit. It produces lovely low-contrast B&W images, but colour needs a bright day, if it's overcast the results are a bit wishy-washy with blown highlights (for that digital look - lol)
Sure enough, any lens this side of a box-brownie would work well in those conditions, but from a lens that many would consider knackered (and probably worth a fraction of a clean example) i'm pleased it delivers without the highlights developing halos (Leica glow ?) :)
Also, today's a miserable grey overcast day, and the pic made me smile
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