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newspaperguy
12-03-2008, 08:25
I embarassed myself this weekend, when I discovered I currently have seven - 50 mm lenses in my photo cabinet to fit ltm bodies.

OK, so I've got six bodies, but three have other lenses mounted.

Perhaps they breed?

ruby.monkey
12-03-2008, 08:29
In LTM I have two - a Canon 50/1.2 and a Jupiter-3 50/1.5.

I wish they would breed - I might get a 50/1.4 Nikkor SC out of it. :)

yanidel
12-03-2008, 08:30
3 : Jupiter 3 and 8 + Summicron V

bmattock
12-03-2008, 08:34
Just two in LTM. Canon 50mm f/1.4 (black) and Canon 50mm f/1.8 (silver).

Gary Sandhu
12-03-2008, 08:35
4: screw mount elmar, latest summicron in screw mount (limited production), latest collapsible elmar m mount, and summicron-m. The summicron new version in screw mount looks very neat and works very well on the iiif.

capitalK
12-03-2008, 08:36
I don't own any but I have a J-3 on extended loan from another RFF member.

John Lawrence
12-03-2008, 08:37
Six in LTM - two Summitars, two Summars, one uncoated Elmar and one Jupiter 8.

venchka
12-03-2008, 08:45
Nikkor 50/1.4

That's all I have in LTM. The total is more, but in other mounts.

thomasw_
12-03-2008, 08:50
I have owned at one or another, the following 50mm LTM lenses: 50/3,5 elmar, 50/2 summitar, 50/2 summar, 50/2 collapsible summicron, 50/1,5 summarit. But I own 0 LTM lenses now.

Austerby
12-03-2008, 09:23
For some reason, I can't resist trying them out: they're relatively cheap and they provide a different look from each other and distinctively different from modern lenses.

I currently have the following LTM 50mm lenses:

Elmar f3.5
Summar (hexagonal diaphragm)
Summitar (hexagonal diaphragm)
Summarit
Summicron (poor condition)

I've not experimented at all with Canons, Nikons or Russian lenses yet: plenty of further kit to play with!

mcgrattan
12-03-2008, 09:24
I have 3.

Summitar, Jupiter-8 and Industar-61. I'm selling the Industar, though [with the body it's attached to]

sevres_babylone
12-03-2008, 09:25
Just two. The CV Nokton, and the Canon 1.5.

stuken
12-03-2008, 09:28
For ltm just the one, Canon 1.8, in general 6 SLR 3 TLR (field of view, not focal length) and 1 LF.

rover
12-03-2008, 09:42
LTM?

I think only 5 at the moment. I have cut back quite a bit.

Canon (1.4, 1.5 and 1.8)
Nikkor (2.0)
Jupiter 8

I also have a Rigid Summicron and old Summilux in M mount.

I don't really use the Nikon S2 or Contax I have so we won't count those. (I am a confessed collector so this is OK ;))

brachal
12-03-2008, 09:51
Industar-10
2, Industart-61ld
Industar-61
Jupiter-8
Jupiter-3
f/2.8 Elmar

In my defense, 4 of the above came attached to a camera.

dexdog
12-03-2008, 09:52
two 50/1.5 Sonnars, canon 1.4, 1.5 and 1.8, one yashinon 50/1.8, one nikkor 50/1.4

Seven total.

ray*j*gun
12-03-2008, 09:57
Hmmmm let's see.....a Jupiter 8, Elmar 3.5, 2 Ind 26's, a CV Color Skopar and I suppose my 45mm Minolta Rokkor should be included. So is that 5 1/2 or 6.

Ray

raid
12-03-2008, 10:03
In LTM only:

Canon:
50/1.2 great
50/1.4 great
50/1.8 great

Leica:
Elmar 5cm/3.5 classic and sharp
Elmar 5cm/2.8 sharp
Summar 5cm/2 great lens with flare
Summitar 5cm/2 hardly used by me
Summarit 5cm/1.5 this is a "creative" lens somehow; dreamy images for special occasions
Summicron 50/2 collapsible

Zeiss Jena LTM:
Sonnar 5cm/2.0 both lenses are great for photography [two lenses; one is put together by Brian and one has been modified very early on]
Sonnar 5cm/1.5 uncoated, pre-war, pristine [put together by Brian] Brian has never encountered before such a clean Sonnar ZJ.

FSU:
50/2 [J8]
50/3.5
50/2.8 [Industrar 61L]
53/1.8 [Helios]

Roeschlein-Kreuznach:
50/2 Luxon "created" and adjusted by Brian

I try to use all lenses above as often as possible. I used to have a J-3 or two in LTM, but one was sold and one was modified into Contax mount. Now I have three J-3 in Contax mount [all adjusted by Brian].

cjm
12-03-2008, 10:08
One, a Canon 50mm f1.8 LTM (chrome).

ferider
12-03-2008, 10:19
Four Sonnar variants.

Roland.

raid
12-03-2008, 10:21
Four Sonnar variants.

Roland.

Roland,
I love Sonnar design lenses; could you expand on your description of the 4 lenses?

ferider
12-03-2008, 10:34
Nikkor 50/1.4 Japan, Nikkor 50/1.4 Tokyo, Canon 50/1.5, ZK 50/1.5 (1950 J-3).

That's all that's left in LTM :)

raid
12-03-2008, 10:40
Roland,
I have none of your LTM lenses (in LTM).

Bingley
12-03-2008, 10:48
I only own ltm lenses, although that will change shortly when a 40 Rokkor-m arrives (thanks to Joe!). In 50, I have three:

Canon 50/1.8 black -- great
Canon 50/1.5 -- great
Elmar 50/3.5 coated -- great

oscroft
12-03-2008, 11:02
FED 50/3.5
I-50
I-26 x 2
I-61
I-61 L/D
J-8 x 2

I think that's all - 8

rbiemer
12-03-2008, 11:47
Canon EFII--50/1.8
Industar 50--50/3.5
Industar 50 rigid--50/3.5
Industar 26m 50/2.8
Industar 61 50/2.8
2 of Jupiter 3 50/1.5(both LTM; need to sort which is working better)
2 of Jupiter 8 50/2(one Kiev and one LTM)
CZJ 58/2
Ten so far, not counting the few fixed lens cameras.
And I'm looking to add 2 or 3 more: some f2 collapsible LTM lens(for the Zorki), CV Nokton or some other 1.4 or 5 LTM lens. And maybe a faster EF mount 50.
Rob

BillBingham2
12-03-2008, 11:50
.......Perhaps they breed?

Like that silly law about technology doubling every 18 months, RF lenses do breed. Problem is precise measurements taken around dozens of sites have been wildly fluctuating making norming impossible.

I myself have been practicing safe RFing only have one. A Nikkor 50/1.4 Millennium. The only other normal lens I have is a 58/1.4 CV SLII in F mount (evil SLR type) which to date seems to be under control of my safe approaches to photography.

Still have lots of work to do on the exact formula. Data seems to show that this phenomena is not limited to "Normal" lenses but in fact may be equally prevalent in wide angles as well. In the DSLR world multiplication of primes is not a much a problem is zooms. These new super zooms make rabbits look like they are chaste.

Back to studies.

B2 (;->

Ming The Merciless
12-03-2008, 11:55
Zeiss C/Y mount 1.4 AE
Zeiss C/Y mount 1.7 MM
Jupiter 8

-doomed-
12-03-2008, 11:56
Ive got three
Leitz 50/ 1.5
Industar 50/3.5 the ugliest lense ever made, i do like the results it gives though.
Jupiter 8 50/2

The J-8 is my main user though , although i have yet to develop a roll from the summarit 50/1.5 to know which i like better.

mh2000
12-03-2008, 12:02
Currently: Fed-50, I-22, I-50, I-26M, I-61L/D, J-8, Canon 1.9, C/V 50/2.5... and I just recently sold my Summar...

don't feel bad!

:)

oftheherd
12-03-2008, 12:46
In LTM only:

Canon:
50/1.2 great
50/1.4 great
50/1.8 great

Leica:
Elmar 5cm/3.5 classic and sharp
Elmar 5cm/2.8 sharp
Summar 5cm/2 great lens with flare
Summitar 5cm/2 hardly used by me
Summarit 5cm/1.5 this is a "creative" lens somehow; dreamy images for special occasions
Summicron 50/2 rigid, one of my alltime favorites, pristine
Summicron 50/2 collapsible

Zeiss Jena LTM:
Sonnar 5cm/2.0 both lenses are great for photography [two lenses; one is put together by Brian and one has been modified very early on]
Sonnar 5cm/1.5 uncoated, pre-war, pristine [put together by Brian] Brian has never encountered before such a clean Sonnar ZJ.

FSU:
50/2 [J8]
50/3.5
50/2.8 [Industrar 61L]
53/1.8 [Helios]

Roeschlein-Kreuznach:
50/2 Luxon "created" and adjusted by Brian

I try to use all lenses above as often as possible. I used to have a J-3 or two in LTM, but one was sold and one was modified into Contax mount. Now I have three J-3 in Contax mount [all adjusted by Brian].

Wow Raid, that's a lot of 50mm lenses. You should do a comparison test of all those. ;) :D

FrankS
12-03-2008, 13:13
50mm LTM:
Elmar f3.5 uncoated
FED f3.5
Summar f2
Summitar f2
CZJ f2 uncoated (by Brian S)
CV50 f2.5

M mount:
collapsible Summicron f2
1969-79 Summicron f2

Contax mount:
CZJ f1.5 uncoated
CZJ f2 T
J8m f2
Helios 103 f1.8

Maurice
12-03-2008, 13:16
Leica 50mm/1:3,5 Red Scale
Leica Summitar 50mm/1:2
Canon 50mm/1:1.2

Al Kaplan
12-03-2008, 13:31
Just one for a Leica and I never use it. It's the black Summicron from about 1970.

I have a 50mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar on my Voigtlander VITO CL which I sometimes use as my carry around camera.

Rafael
12-03-2008, 13:39
Not a single one (anymore ;)).

Olsen
12-03-2008, 14:16
I find the angle of view of a 50 mm difficult to use. Possibly the most difficult focal length of them all. It is a little easier with the MF version; 80 mm, since it shows a little more angle at the top and bottom of the picture with the 6 x 6 cm. - I have the legendary Carl Zeiss 80 mm Planar, - two of them, w/ and w/o shutter. Then I have....

A Rodenstock 50 mm 1,4 (Screw mount, for Exacta) - the only lense I have got without internal dust,- and no multi coating.

A Canon 50 mm 1,0L - a curiosity....

A Leica 50 mm 1,0 w/built-in sun shade - a, æhum, curiosity II...

A Carl Zeiss Planar 50 mm 2,8 - by far the best 50 mm I have for the 135-system. Just excellent!

A Voigtländer 50 mm Color Scopar, - cheap, compact and damned good.

Then I got two Canon zooms covering the 50 mm field of view; 24 - 70 mm 2,8L and the 16-35 mm 2,8L II.

No, it is the 35 mm - field of view I prefer. On my M8 that equals the Carl Zeiss 50 mm 2,8.

FrankS
12-03-2008, 14:29
I was a devout 50mm lens user. Then I spent some time in Europe on holiday and got to prefer the 35mm view. Now that I'm back in N.A., I use a 50 more again. I guess there is more space here and more banality to exclude with the longer focal length.

dlove5
12-03-2008, 20:55
Summarit 50/1.5
Collapsible Summicron 50 2.0
Nikkor S C 50/1.4 Tokyo

alan davus
12-03-2008, 21:06
Hex 50 2.4 collapsible
Industar 50 3.5
I hope Tom A. comes clean on his collection.

Hibbs
12-03-2008, 21:59
ZM Planar | Canon 1.5 | Canon 1.9 | Canon 2.8
Jupiter-3 (chrome) | Jupiter-3 (chrome)
Jupiter-8 (black) | Jupiter-8 (chrome)
Industar 61L/D | Industar 50 3.5

An even ten, I suppose.

~Hibbs

jmkelly
12-04-2008, 08:08
Five: Tokyo 50/1.4 Nikkor S.C,
Canon 50/1.5,
J-3,
wartime CJZ 50/1.5 Sonnar,
and a hybrid pre-war CJZ 50/1.5 Sonnar in a J-3 mount (thanks Brian).

MikeL
12-04-2008, 08:17
Five: Tokyo 50/1.4 Nikkor S.C,
Canon 50/1.5,
J-3,
wartime CJZ 50/1.5 Sonnar,
and a hybrid pre-war CJZ 50/1.5 Sonnar in a J-3 mount (thanks Brian).

John, where's a Summar in there? ;)

feenej
12-04-2008, 08:38
Industar, CV Nokton.

Dave Wilkinson
12-04-2008, 08:46
In LTM only:

Canon:
50/1.2 great
50/1.4 great
50/1.8 great

Leica:
Elmar 5cm/3.5 classic and sharp
Elmar 5cm/2.8 sharp
Summar 5cm/2 great lens with flare
Summitar 5cm/2 hardly used by me
Summarit 5cm/1.5 this is a "creative" lens somehow; dreamy images for special occasions
Summicron 50/2 collapsible

Zeiss Jena LTM:
Sonnar 5cm/2.0 both lenses are great for photography [two lenses; one is put together by Brian and one has been modified very early on]
Sonnar 5cm/1.5 uncoated, pre-war, pristine [put together by Brian] Brian has never encountered before such a clean Sonnar ZJ.

FSU:
50/2 [J8]
50/3.5
50/2.8 [Industrar 61L]
53/1.8 [Helios]

Roeschlein-Kreuznach:
50/2 Luxon "created" and adjusted by Brian

I try to use all lenses above as often as possible. I used to have a J-3 or two in LTM, but one was sold and one was modified into Contax mount. Now I have three J-3 in Contax mount [all adjusted by Brian]......You really need to get out a bit more! :rolleyes:

projectbluebird
12-04-2008, 09:23
Only two. (right now)
1.5 Summarit and 2.0 summitar.

They do breed, so I am careful to keep mine well separated. The best method I've found is to keep one lens on the camera at all times, and the rest in individual cases in a bag or on the shelf... Come to think of it, they still manage to multiply that way too.

maggieo
12-04-2008, 09:30
Just one, a CV Heliar Classic f/2.

But I'm an M8 shooter and I've got three 35mm lenses...

ZeissFan
12-04-2008, 10:26
Two: Summitar and some Soviet thing.

Dave Wilkinson
12-04-2008, 10:34
Two: Summitar and some Soviet thing.

At last!.....a discerning gentleman of taste!....:D

Lukino
12-04-2008, 10:47
I have 2 (j8 and industar 50) and you people makes me feel less guilty on wanting to buy other 2 (a j3 and a collapsible one)

retnull
12-04-2008, 11:46
Two:
Summar f2.0
Summarit f1.5

Both are used regularly. The Summar is in excellent shape, the Summarit is not the cleanest copy available...maybe I'll upgrade it.

FPjohn
12-04-2008, 12:09
Canon f2.8, Elmar f3.5, Summar

jmkelly
12-04-2008, 17:18
John, where's a Summar in there? ;)
Sold it to John C. The lens was too inexpensive to merit a CLA, and it needed one. And I was in the process of discovering my inner Sonnar.

Other 50mm lenses sold in LTM:
Canon 50/1.2 to Roland,
Collapsible Summicron to Bob McC,
Japan Nikkor S.C to Nguyen A (all I need is the Tokyo),
and a nice LTM Summarit to... MikeL!

Mike, what LTM 50's are you shooting these days?

Gary E
12-04-2008, 17:48
Only 2 in RFs 50/2.8 Elmar and 50/2.0 Heliar, but I usually prefer my 40/2.0 Cron-C though. Also have 4 more in SLR mounts.

raid
12-04-2008, 18:47
Sold it to John C. The lens was too inexpensive to merit a CLA, and it needed one. And I was in the process of discovering my inner Sonnar.

Other 50mm lenses sold in LTM:
Canon 50/1.2 to Roland,
Collapsible Summicron to Bob McC,
Japan Nikkor S.C to Nguyen A (all I need is the Tokyo),
and a nice LTM Summarit to... MikeL!

Mike, what LTM 50's are you shooting these days?


John,
Sonnar is spoken here!
I am [one day and not now] going to get either a Nikkor 50/2 or a 50/1.4. I regret having sold my 50/2.

MikeL
12-04-2008, 19:59
Mike, what LTM 50's are you shooting these days?

Still using a Summar during the day and your Summarit in low light. I finally figured out how to crack open the Summarit (need a pin) and had a go at some of the haze. Much better now. Still waiting for a Nikkor f2 collapsible to fall in my lap.....

saxshooter
12-05-2008, 09:50
LTM lenses

2 Canon 50mm 1.2
1 Canon 50mm 1.4
1 Canon 50mm 1.5
1 Canon 50mm 1.8
1 Nikkor 5cm 1.4

(and in M mount, a Noctilux and a Summicron -- too much?)