Old 06-18-2011   #81
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Here you go: how sharp is a Summar?

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=107281

The answer is "very", but avoid f/2 if you possibly can.
But does anyone choose a Summar for sharpness, or to use stopped down?
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Old 06-18-2011   #82
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gorgeous shots, this is a nice lens that has a wonderful feel to it's signature.
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Old 06-18-2011   #83
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pity they are so hard to find without damaged glass (scatches, cleaningmarks etc)
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Old 06-18-2011   #84
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The bokeh is weird at f/2 - all swirly.

Love that shot!!!!
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Old 06-18-2011   #85
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You have to find one that isn't scratched - apart from that, they clean up pretty well because there are no coatings to deteriorate. CRR Luton will polish and (if you want, although I can't see the point) coat a damaged front element on a Summar.
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Old 06-18-2011   #86
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This is a lens that you assume has been through a couple wars (literally) in its 80 years of existence, and send straight away to one of the top remaining experts have overhauled... Want your pics to be distinct and have "character"? This is the lens. There will never be another like it. No coatings, no correction, and glass that's as soft as pudding producing a pleasing variation of the "Holga Effect". Sold mine to fund other gear purchases - and don't regret it really, understanding you "can't have everything..." and I didn't get on with the old Barnacks (in my case an FSU camera - that I didn't care for very much...). But given the relatively few photos I had taken with it, there were a disproportionate amount of "favorites".

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Mine's pretty much flawless and still has that distinctive look.
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Old 07-29-2011   #88
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I like the COATED Summar very much.

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Old 07-29-2011   #92
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Old 07-29-2011   #93
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Old 07-30-2011   #95
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Old 07-30-2011   #96
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First roll with Summar and IIIa.


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Summar held up quite nicely against 5:30pm PDT sunlight. No hood, with cheapo protective filter)

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Old 09-30-2011   #100
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It needs a good internal cleaning. Once done, it will be low contrast with more pastel color than coated lenses and still flare if sun hits the front.
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Summar 5cm FP4

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Leica IIIc, Summar and Lucky 200 Color and a VERY crappy negative scanner...barely any photoshop magic done to it





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Rick, this looks very ... authentic.
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Thanks Haempe, ...just what I was going for with these results..

They look a little like 1950s Agfa color film I'm told. I think they look more like 16mm Kodachrome Cine stills, or the computer-colorized B/W film you see in documentaries these days.

I will scan them with a better scanner when I find the time. The only thing that little Ritzz.scan negative scanner is good for is getting rapid results.
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Wish i'd kept my Summar now. I could buy a Leica III with an Elmar for less than a Summar lens!

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this is my first picture with my Summar of 1938 my daughter right in thinking I fell in love with this optical[IMG] le songe de mimi par joeldurand19, sur Flickr[/IMG]
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The second photograph was taken one morning at dawn the morning to a F / 2 the third was taken in August month in the city center of Metz in eastern France rrom camp before his expulsion massive police
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Not very interesting, but important to me. 1977 -- I made this when I was 14 years old with my great-grandfather's Leica IIIa mounting original Summar 50/2. Shot on Plus-X or maybe even Panatomic-X. I developed it in D76 in my home darkroom. Printed using the old Summar as the enlarging lens! This one is actually pretty darn sharp.
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Seattles Lunar New Years celebration details. Taken with the Summar on a Canon IID2 with Neopan pushed to 1000 in DDX.


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so GOOOOOOD Simon,
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M8, Summar at F2 converted in LR4.. No IR filter
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