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Lomo Loves Leica: Minitar 32/2.8 Leica M Lens
Old 11-05-2015   #1
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Lomo Loves Leica: Minitar 32/2.8 Leica M Lens

Leica MDA, Lomo Minitar 32mm 2.8, Fuji C200



It's why I bought a Leica, so I can use a Lomo lens on it...
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Looks like lens with nice vignetting.
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Old 11-05-2015   #3
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Neat. I was curious to see some results from that lens.
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Old 11-05-2015   #4
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Same get up.

"Three Stories"

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"Three More Stories"

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Impressive! Makes me think that there are Lomo products really worth their something!
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Old 11-06-2015   #7
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Good work.
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It seems to have more vigneting at one side.
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Old 11-06-2015   #10
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p.s. IMO this lens should be 'quirky' as otherwise what's the point? I might as well just use my Summicron 35. The difference being it should be quirky w/o ruining the image. In the first shot on this thread the image is actually sharp, and has a glowy ethereal rendering with great tones. I've taken this before with 'regular' lenses and they have just been regular shots.

But this is different from many other Lomo products - like the LCA-120 - which in my hands just plain blows. This product I really like, plus it is so small I can slip the camera and lens into a large pocket as it looks like a body cap. The Horizon Perfekt is another Lomo product that is really really good.


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Mind you, I have and using original Smena-8m as true LOMO

I see, this is how the light gets to the lens, not the lens getting the light.

It is very special lens and it is class of its own. Fast enough for me as well.
And good enough for film to me as well. I usually cut the corners on prints under enlarger

Amazing size, I was thinking what my 35 2.5 PII is small...
It should be fine for framing with 35mm framelines on my M4-2.

And how is it with BW film?
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I see, this is how the light gets to the lens, not the lens getting the light.

It is very special lens and it is class of its own. Fast enough for me as well.
And good enough for film to me as well. I usually cut the corners on prints under enlarger

Amazing size, I was thinking what my 35 2.5 PII is small...
it is a unique piece, and, typical for Lomo, there are some good ones and some bad ones. I've heard others have had difficulties w/ the focus being off, the apertures not reading correctly etc. I tested this one by comparing the in camera meter readings with a separate light meter and they match up. And the focus is good too.

So.. I think Lomo is Russian for sample variation.
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Same get up.

"Three Stories"

That's crazy. Looks like the little girl is painted onto the wall. Is she? One of those 3D perspective painting tricks?
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Great images Huss

After viewing your minitar images on the M240 months agao, I ordered one of these for August delivery and ended up cancelling when it became September and,... it was not here yet.
Now I regret that!

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That's crazy. Looks like the little girl is painted onto the wall. Is she? One of those 3D perspective painting tricks?
Nope, just a kid standing there.
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Really a nice series showing what this lens can do.. I love the shot w/ the little girl as well.. IMHO best shot of the series.

That lens is quite small.

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That's it folks! My recommendation? Only shoot colour film, this lens pops the colour. Don't bother with digital - smeary with colour casts.

p.s. no hipsters were harmed in the making of this production.
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p.p.s Stephen, do you sell a lens hood for this puppy? In 'just the right' conditions I get a sweet halo flare.

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Nope, just a kid standing there.
Its that 2D effect that Leica is famous for.
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Its that 2D effect that Leica is famous for.

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lol no disrespect meant.
None taken! Loved it!
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That's it folks! My recommendation? Only shoot colour film, this lens pops the colour. Don't bother with digital - smeary with colour casts.
Nice images.

Was about to order one for my m9 till I read that last part.

I shot with a lomo for years and value character over perfection but don't want crappy just quirky.

But not worth it digital? I've kind of relegated my m4p to black and white since I like the m9 color so much.
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But not worth it digital? I've kind of relegated my m4p to black and white since I like the m9 color so much.
Maybe I overstated. Not worth it on digital for me, as I prefer the results on film.
I've only shot it on an M240, so it would be different on an M9.

Here are a couple of examples on the M240/M (stoopid name why didn't they just call it the M10?...)





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First shot is great but that color cast would bug me in shot 2 and 3. Curious if m9 ccd sensor would react similarly.
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No colour cast as it's film!

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"How sharp is it on an M body?" I hear everyone cry out...
(ok, no-one but go with me here).

Full photo w/ then 100% crop



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I like this image. Is the sidewalk actually dyed pink?
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Not bad. Wish I had a Leica mount camera so I could get this lens.
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p.p.s Stephen, do you sell a lens hood for this puppy? In 'just the right' conditions I get a sweet halo flare.
Alas, Lomo makes no hood for it.

HOWEVER

I encourage you to use the special Lomo Biological Art Lens Hood located at the end of either your right or left arm.

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I like this image. Is the sidewalk actually dyed pink?
Nope! It's grey. That is just a gnarly example of magenta cast on the digital camera. Does not appear at all on film.
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Not bad. Wish I had a Leica mount camera so I could get this lens.
A readily available adapter would let you use it on a Sony, Fuji etc etc
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Alas, Lomo makes no hood for it.

HOWEVER

I encourage you to use the special Lomo Biological Art Lens Hood located at the end of either your right or left arm.

Stephen
Ahh, The Fist of Shade. I'll have to see if I have one.
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Nope! It's grey. That is just a gnarly example of magenta cast on the digital camera. Does not appear at all on film.
That's what I thought. I think it's cool! (is that weird ?)
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That's what I thought. I think it's cool! (is that weird ?)

Yes Andy, you're weird.

I guess it depends on the subject matter. I like it on that shot. Funny thing is that there are lots of non Leica wide angle lenses (non coded) that do this on the M. Color casts are not unique to the Lomo.
The avg Lomo user embraces effects/defects like this. It's why everything on that site has been cross-processed. The inherrent vignetting of this pancake design adds to the cast. So, embrace it.
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nice images…. anyone have images shot in B&W film from this lens? Though I can see the value in color film….
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nice images…. anyone have images shot in B&W film from this lens? Though I can see the value in color film….
Not from film, but some B&W conversions from my M240 via SilvrFx




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