Old 02-27-2007   #481
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I agree-- it does not 'gel well' with an MP , It seems Solms only wants me to use #12526! I await a reply from leica usa to see what their reccommendation for a metal hood would be.
Sorry, I am confused now--12585, 12585H,12526,12504,12524. They range from 70-250 USD new/ hard to find all used. It's not that I don't trust you guys, but seems I have many options. I'll let you know what leica usa says.
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Old 02-27-2007   #482
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All original Leica hoods are expensive to buy separately from the lens. They are quite sought after since that "bargain" lens is unlikely to have the original hood and caps with it. Try finding a cap for the back of the hood on its own if you want a real challenge.

I'll be interested to see the official recommendations.

mkl - the 12585 works perfectly on the 35 'cron v4.
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Old 02-27-2007   #483
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My new lens came with a cheap, flimsy, plastic hood. A very un-leica like hood-to me. I have never bought leica new until recently, and this was a surprise. I still can't believe it says leica on it...And I LOVE Leica! I am now on a quest for a hood worthy of this lense...
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Old 02-27-2007   #484
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Now we're talking hoods, my 50 DR Summicron came with a non-vented 12571J hood, bearing the same indications for f/3.5, 2.8 and 2 50 and 35 lenses... So even more to choose from

Here are both the vented and the non-vented hoods on the 35 and 50mm Summicrons.
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Now we're talking hoods, my 50 DR Summicron came with a non-vented 12571J hood, bearing the same indications for f/3.5, 2.8 and 2 50 and 35 lenses... So even more to choose from

Here are both the vented and the non-vented hoods on the 35 and 50mm Summicrons.
Great, 2 nos. of M4! In fact I also have the vented and non-vented hoods and love them both. I prefer to use the non-vented one with my chrome M and the vented one with my black M. No particular reason, just like the look.
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Got this exactly 2 weeks ago. M6 Wetzlar Classic. 35 Summicron V3
I have the round, metal hood for it but left it off for the photoshoot : P
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Old 02-28-2007   #487
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"I like the 35mm ASPH 'cron with the round vented hood (always have) and I love the signs of wear."

Where can I get such hood? I hate the square plastic one on the 35 cron asph...anyone know the no.?
I actually like the look of the square hood more : P
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I actually like the look of the square hood more : P
It works better, too...though it sure lacks the art and science of teh 12504 hood.
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Old 02-28-2007   #489
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The 'look' doesn't bother me so much as that it is plastic and rather flimsy. Anyway, leica usa also cautioned that this(12526) is the dedicated one for the 35 cron asph. They also informed me that #12452, (for 225 USD new) is black paint and metal and will suffice. This is the one..!( I can live on sardines for a couple weeks, right?)
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Here's my M3 with Collapsible Summicron 50/2.
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I have versions 3 and 4 of the 'cron 35 in their original packaging. Both include their respective hoods: 12504 (v3), and 12524 (v4). The 12504 is unquestionably more attractive, and fits either lens equally. The rectangular 12524 may function better as a shade, but who cares! The 12524 doesn't seat properly on the v3 due to its protuding tabs (these align on the v4).
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Here's my M3 with Collapsible Summicron 50/2.
Damn, I'm really starting to want a chrome body to use with chrome lenses!!! ><



Chrome on chrome, you're definitely in Rome.
Chrome on black, you're kind of on track.

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Old 03-01-2007   #494
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According to the 1976 Litz Catalogue, the 12504 fits the Lux 35 and Cron 35 (v3).
I wonder if the 12504 or 12585 fits a V4 Cron 35....
Yes, a 12585 hood will fit on a version 4 Cron. It used to be my set-up until I sold the lens and has been kicking myself since.
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My Olive Drab M2 at home

This is my repainted olive drab M2 with Summicron 50mm collapsible on my coffee table.
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This is my repainted olive drab M2 with Summicron 50mm collapsible on my coffee table.
Very nice!! The brown leather strap matches the green perfectly!
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Old 03-06-2007   #499
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just took this..... m3 with 90mm elamarit f/2.8 and vc2 on my coffee table....



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Old 03-06-2007   #500
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just took this..... m3 with 90mm elamarit f/2.8 and vc2 on my coffee table....

cheers...
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Update

Time for a small update, got the leicameter in the mail today (thanks ray_g for the deal) and bought another elmar 59mm 2,8 (new type) since i was so enormously clever to drop the black M6 w/50mm elmar in the pavement some weeks ago, this is how it goes when you take "wrong" jacket for a walkabout, the schott parka is nice, but have slippy shoulders. Now the black M6 and the elmar is in solms, Germany for a status rapport, and then my insurance company do their part of the job ..

just 2-3 months to wait then.

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edit: the attacment did not work at the first time ..
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Old 03-09-2007   #505
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This is my M2 and Summicron 50mm on my sofa.
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you guys make me so jealous...well when I get my m7 im going to take it to the studio and take some pictures of it!
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My CRR "enamelled"/ repainted (& re-shuttered) button-rewind M2 has just collected it's first user's ding, just west of the frame counter... before being repainted the chrome was already brassing through- one of it's former owners was a NY based photojournalist.

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...Bubba, Bigfoot's younger cousin. As seen through a 1965 vintage Leitz 90mm 2.8 Elmarit lens mounted on Bigfoot and recorded by Ilford XP2 Super.

This thread reinforces the fact that I am not, nor will I ever be, a product photographer. Nor will I ever be any other kind of photographer.

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Hey, Benny, nice to see you here

Here are mine :

M6 TTL with 135mm Tele-Elmar




M4 with 50mm Summicron


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Wow, that lens is huge.
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It actually looks shorter in the picture, it is longer in actual ...

It can be a bit embarassing in the streets, when my camera is hanging in front of me near the crotch area ... at any rate, I use the 35mm / 50mm 90% of the time outside.

Nonetheless, I just love the perspective of a long lens for portraits, whether on the leica, hasselblad or a dslr.
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It actually looks shorter in the picture, it is longer in actual ...

It can be a bit embarassing in the streets, when my camera is hanging in front of me near the crotch area ... at any rate, I use the 35mm / 50mm 90% of the time outside.

Nonetheless, I just love the perspective of a long lens for portraits, whether on the leica, hasselblad or a dslr.
I'm tempted by the 135 but the size is just ridiculous. I might as well stick with an slr.

The newer 90's, however, aren't too bad...
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Ha ha ... it's really tiny, compared to my other cameras' big ones ...

I agree it is ridiculous if one cares how one looks in the streets. I tried to be hardcore and not go beyond 50mm, but it just doesn't work for me. The 135 (or 90mm) is a tool that I want for certain pictures. This is what is important to me, and it's cheap compared to other Leitz lenses.

And I'm not into Leicas because of their name, or looks, or rangefinder ... it's the superb B&W negatives !

I also think 90mm with the hood is ridiculous to look at on the streets mounted on a small Leica M. It doesn't bother me of course, I couldn't care less, but I'm sure it bothers some who are more worried at how they will look rather than worry about getting pictures.

At any rate, my favorite is 35mm and 50mm, up close and personal, which is what I believe rangefinders are meant for the most. 28mm and below is too intrusive for me, I need to get as close as 1 meter to get a decent sized person in the composition, and they'll hear the shutter click too, and I'm no sprinter

90mm and 135mm are for special uses, definitely not even ideal for the street shooting focusing methods - infinity, zone, hyperfocal distance ...
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Wow! That bad boy in the burgandy leather coat is stunning.
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Here's my 1955 M3, purchased used in 1972...

...wow, take me back? I was in 9th grade, saved and saved and saved. Wanted the other M3 the dealer had, which didn't have the meter skid marks on the top plate, but couldn't afford it. It came with a 1954 collapsible Summicron that I've misplaced somewhere around the house ( ) I added a Leicameter M, which served me better than most today would believe, and a 12575 shade that took my breath away when I was told what it would cost.

Over the years, I added a rapid load kit, the frameline preview lever and the Camian rapid rewind lever. I recently gave up on the vulcanite and recovered it with Cameraleather's "Griptac," which is a very close visual match for the vulcanite and is a perfect functional match. The camera has also had trips to Rockleigh, DAG and (most recently) Youxin Ye. (Thanks, Youxin!)

It's proudly wearing a Dual Ranage Summicron from the final run (serial no. 23572xx), which seems a good match as some kind of quintessential Leica outfit.

I have had many other M bodies and lenses come and go and come again, but this one has stayed.
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Cool Imagine the shame...

...of some of us who must put an old, long, CHROME 90mm Elmarit with a black hood on a hulking black M5. The Panda motif is not stealthy.

Thank goodness the Canon 135 is black and just a wee bit larger than the Elmarit.
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