Old 02-10-2017   #1561
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Old 02-10-2017   #1562
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... They'll cost about US$50, which is the same as some plastic ones that I've seen on the bay.

I *think* the 35mm v4 summicron has the same shape, but I'm not sure 100%

(This was also posted on LUF)
I think they are all same size. I've had similar issue with Leica focus tab at Elmarit-M 28 2.8, purchased two plastic for 25$ on e-bay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-Leica-M-...item2ef53e61ed
But they are similar to original plastic and will eventually brake.
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Old 02-16-2017   #1563
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Fomapan 400 at 1600 has a bit of grain... Back to 250.

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Old 02-28-2017   #1566
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Talked with a few of you fine folks, got some informed opinions and made a decision to try one of these for myself. I think it will round out my "classic" lens setup nicely

I'll post once I've received it and had a chance to shoot with it.
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I am really enjoying the 35 Summilux Pre-Asph. It's certainly not perfect wide open, but it really just has a lovely look in black and white and I think I'm going to quite enjoy this one. I need to have mine re-lubricated though as the focus is a bit sticky but it's otherwise super clean.

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Old 04-20-2017   #1570
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Old 04-21-2017   #1571
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I just missed out on a $800 35/1.4 pre-asph a few weeks ago. This thread hurts even more now.
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Tri-X, at least three stops underexposed.
Gabor, Going over again the many great shots in this thread, I find this one with the urgency in movement captured especially impressive.
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Gabor, Going over again the many great shots in this thread, I find this one with the urgency in movement captured especially impressive.
Thanks a lot! I miss Tri-X, that film worked well with the 35mm Summilux.
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Well for the time being Tri-X is less expensive than HP5 so it's a good time to pick some up!
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Well for the time being Tri-X is less expensive than HP5 so it's a good time to pick some up!
Where is Tri-X less expensive than HP5?
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Where is Tri-X less expensive than HP5?
Presently here in the states at B&H, Tri-X is $4.95 / roll and HP5 is $5.19 / roll. For the longest time HP5 has been cheaper than Tri-X so I'm not sure when this change took place or how long it will last.
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Presently here in the states at B&H, Tri-X is $4.95 / roll and HP5 is $5.19 / roll. For the longest time HP5 has been cheaper than Tri-X so I'm not sure when this change took place or how long it will last.
I saw freestyle had/has a Kodak 10% instant rebate, so I suppose for as long as that lasts? HP5+ is still loads cheaper in bulk rolls.

And great work with the pre-asph Abram. Looking good!
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Thanks for the information, I will look into it.


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Presently here in the states at B&H, Tri-X is $4.95 / roll and HP5 is $5.19 / roll. For the longest time HP5 has been cheaper than Tri-X so I'm not sure when this change took place or how long it will last.
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hello all,
i designed a 3D printed focus tab replacement in brass, and you can order them direct through Shapeways! hope it helps

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For such a brilliant lens, the thing that always got me (after the flaring hood problem was solved) was the dinky plastic focus tab. It's almost like the lens was made to a budget, which was exhausted before the focus tab was thought of. I have a few issues with the tab;

1) It's not really that deep, so I don't get a great feel from it. Unlike the more modern or older 'infinity lock' lens tabs which have are tighter radius and a deeper surface.

2) It breaks easily. When you see how it is secured, it's amazing any of them lasted so long. There is just not enough plastic to ensure it doesn't break. I think this limitation (having to secure it with a screw) influences the shape - it can't be deeper or either there isn't enough material for a strong(ish) attachment, or on the other hand it would protrude too far and hit a surface when you put the camera down.

3) Directly related to 2), Leica in their infinite wisdom will no longer sell the part to independent repairers. In fact, the only authorised repair service in Australia said that Leica won't sell the part to them and it would have to back to Germany to get replaced. At a minimum cost of 300 Euro. Plus shipping. Minimum!

So given all of that, I thought I'd make my own. I wanted it to fit securely using the existing screw (not glue on like some replacements are - how inelegant is that!), requiring no modification to the lens. I also wanted to get the shape of the focus tab as close as possible to that of the 21mm Super Angulon which I believe has the best shape tab. It is also similar to the modern lenses and older ones like the 35mm Summaron for example. I also wanted it to have a weak point so it breaks rather than the lens.

I'm currently of prototype #2. Here is a shot of the first prototype and the original tab to compare the shape of the tab.



You can see the original (broken and glued back together) is relatively shallow, while my prototype v1 is deeper with a tighter curve. Mine is also metal (this one in Stainless Steel, v2 in Maraging Steel), so I need less material for the screw while maintaining strength, allowing it to maintain a low enough profile. v1 had a few issues though. Firstly the "wings" were a bit long and thin and it made manufacture too tricky so for v2 they were shortened and the depth increased. Secondly I was planning on tapping a thread for the screw, but it proved to be too secure and difficult. Basically there would not have been a weak point and the lens would have broken before the thread gave out.

Here is a shot of prototype #2



You can see I've made the changes to the "wings". What you can't see is that I've changed from tapping a thread on the inside to gluing a nut to the inside. The aim is that the glue here breaks before the lens does in the event of an accident, and then it can be simply glued back on. Nothing broken.

Changes for v3 (and hopefully final version). The 2 dowels and the nut need to be moved 0.5mm down (towards the rear of the lens). At the moment, it attaches a little bit too close to the front of the lens - you can almost see it overhanging. It doesn't get in the way, but is not elegant enough. It should and can be better. Apart from that, I'm super stoked with it (that means over the moon for non Aussies). It gives a way more positive feel, where I always felt like my finger was going to slip out of the original one. It's like a new lens.

Once I have the final design down, I'll make a batch (likely in Bronze) and offer them for sale in the classifieds here. At the moment I'm piggybacking other jobs, so don't really get to choose the material... They'll cost about US$50, which is the same as some plastic ones that I've seen on the bay.

I *think* the 35mm v4 summicron has the same shape, but I'm not sure 100%

(This was also posted on LUF)
It's pretty clear I'm never going to get around to actually making anymore of these, but the final design is pretty final, PM me if you want the SLT file so you print your own (personal use only).

I have two files, one is for the flat tab like above, and the other is sloped like the summaron, but it is untested.

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Almost a month since any images have appeared here, time for more.

The war memorial in Melbourne on a cold rainy day in March.

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I just got mine back from servicing (took a couple trips....) So I'll hopefully be contributing more here soon.
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