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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
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[LHSA Viewfinder 52-3] A NEW OLD 8-ELEMENT 35/2 from China by ED SCHWARTZREICH

With the help of Bill Rosaour, LHSA President Emeritus and Viewfinder Journal Editor, I get a chance to work with Mr. Ed Schwartzreich from LHSA for his review of the Leica 35mm f2 Version 1 Replica...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
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I agree with TenEleven. You could still earn...

I agree with TenEleven. You could still earn decent by selling the lens as is. This lens is collectible. I guess many people out there would like to have it as parts for repair.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
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Yes I did try to use it after I received it back...

Yes I did try to use it after I received it back from Don. I use it on my M10 and the result looks really hazy as you can imagine that the amount of haze inside the lens would affect a lot on the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
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It seems very serious. I have a goggle version...

It seems very serious. I have a goggle version serial #1656546, which is very close to yours, and the haze inside my lens looks exactly like yours. It makes me believe that the early batch of this...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
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Congratulations. An average condition 35 2...

Congratulations. An average condition 35 2 Summicron first version alone could sell for at least $2000 nowadays. You have to send the lens to a repairman see if the haze you mentioned can be cleaned...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
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Hi Ed, I will let you know when your lens is...

Hi Ed, I will let you know when your lens is ready. I hope the commercial version won’t let you down.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
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Thank you for your patient. I wish things could...

Thank you for your patient. I wish things could moving on faster. But there are also many things outside our control. We will do our best to fulfill the orders here when people are back to work....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
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Thank you so much for helping me answer the...

Thank you so much for helping me answer the question.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
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This is a special price only for the first batch...

This is a special price only for the first batch to thank all the early supporters.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
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Riad you are right. As the maker pays attention...

Riad you are right. As the maker pays attention to many details, the brass finish lens will also be given a special coating to prevent it from oxidization as much as possible. Their technician team...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
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Mr. Zhou used all his flint lead glass from old...

Mr. Zhou used all his flint lead glass from old stock to produce about 500 copies of lens core for the first batch replica lens. The later batch may use eco-friendly glass instead. And if the maker...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
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I haven't send out any invoice yet. I am still...

I haven't send out any invoice yet. I am still waiting for people get back to work. The Chinese Lunar Year holiday has been extended.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
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Beautiful presentation! Thank you for sharing...

Beautiful presentation! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
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These photos are shared by the lens owner in...

These photos are shared by the lens owner in China.

taken with Leica M240 + Leica 35mm f2 Summicron 8-element Replica final retail product....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
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Leica 50mm f2 Version II Rigid is my all-time...

Leica 50mm f2 Version II Rigid is my all-time favorite 50mm lens. It has an elegant, classic german design, and solidly built. It is quite sharp @f/2.0. Very high resolution....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
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Here I want to share one more picture taken by...

Here I want to share one more picture taken by the owner from China.

taken with Sony A7r III + Leica 35mm f2 Summicron 8-element Replica final retail product.

Mount Fuji in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
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Thank you for your patient, Raid. Kevin

Thank you for your patient, Raid.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
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The replica lens will back on production after...

The replica lens will back on production after the Chinese Lunar Year holiday. It may take time for the maker to finish the earliest orders first.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
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These photos were taken by one of the earliest...

These photos were taken by one of the earliest users who got the retail replica lens. The maker want me to share these photos with the forum members here.


Leica M9 + Leica 35mm f2 Summicron...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Good idea! I will start an new thread for the...

Good idea! I will start an new thread for the replica 8-element owners to post their photos and share their thoughts.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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No need to worry. I have all the order records...

No need to worry. I have all the order records and I have already reserved lenses for all the orders. No one will miss the first batch.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Mr. Zhou and his team will work on the brass...

Mr. Zhou and his team will work on the brass version after the Chinese New Year.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Thank you very much for all the support and...

Thank you very much for all the support and positive comments!

I haven’t send out any invoice yet as we are having the Chinese New Year currently. Many people sending me emails asking when and how...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Thank you!!! :) Kevin

Thank you!!! :)

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Happy Chinese Lunar Year!

Happy Chinese Lunar Year!

Here are the first group of the replica 8-element lenses that we are preparing to ship overseas.

Kevin


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49432842643_42c6837887_k.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Thank you very much for the good wishes! ...

Thank you very much for the good wishes! :)

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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:) Happy new year! I am happy to hear you plan to...

:) Happy new year! I am happy to hear you plan to use the replica 8-element in the next Chinese New Year. Mr. Zhou and I will do our our best to fulfill the orders.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Thank you, aizan. Yes, we will have to wait a...

Thank you, aizan. Yes, we will have to wait a little longer. The good news is the maker was starting to work on some of the early overseas orders now. Some people will receive the lens very soon...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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No lens has been shipped out of China yet. We are...

No lens has been shipped out of China yet. We are going to have the Chinese New Year in a few days.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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Hi Raid, the brass lens is within the first batch...

Hi Raid, the brass lens is within the first batch for sure.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
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To all the people who interest in this lens

In the past few weeks, I continuously received emails from people who want to purchase the replica 8-element lens. Thank you very much for your interest and support. But I am sorry that all the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Thank you Huss! Haha. No worries. I totally get...

Thank you Huss! Haha. No worries. I totally get it. I just forgot to quote you in my previous reply. Well, I am very exciting for his next Noctilux 50 1.2 AA project. That is my No.1 dream lens for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Thanks! I am glad you guys love my photos. Kevin

Thanks! I am glad you guys love my photos.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Leica M10 + Elcan 50mm f/2.0(KE-7A Kit Lens) ...

Leica M10 + Elcan 50mm f/2.0(KE-7A Kit Lens)



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49394161516_8297fbc1da_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ifMZmq)Elcan 50mm f/2.0 (KE-7A Kit Lens)...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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I know someone in China who use the replica 35...

I know someone in China who use the replica 35 1.4 and 50 1.4 on film camera. The results looks really good. Sadly these lenses were not made for the mass public.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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The google form are for the first batch only....

The google form are for the first batch only.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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I am not sure how good the 7Artisans lenses could...

I am not sure how good the 7Artisans lenses could perform and how good they can handle this kinds of extremely strong light in the dark night. I believe all the lenses in the world would flare...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49389719392_59...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49389719392_59bf8e6262_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ifpdS5)Halloween in NYC - with Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f0.95 Asph (https://flic.kr/p/2ifpdS5) by Kevin-Xu...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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[Photos] Halloween in NYC - with Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 Asph

All photos were taken with Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 Asph + Leica M10

I set the aperture at f/0.95 almost all the time to get the most out of this lens. So I am able to get steady images in the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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This is the first time that Mr. Zhou is trying to...

This is the first time that Mr. Zhou is trying to make lenses. Quite surprised when I heard it the first time. He is a successful businessman. And he does have many connections to the optical and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Yes, you will receive the lens from the first...

Yes, you will receive the lens from the first batch.



Thank you for helping me answer the question Raid.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Hi Ben, Since you've received the google form...

Hi Ben,

Since you've received the google form and submit your response, then you are in the first batch. And I see your response on my record. No worries.

Best,
Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Sorry Ben, there are already many people waiting...

Sorry Ben, there are already many people waiting to be put in the first batch. Please wait for the second batch. Or more precisely we should call it the regular batch.

Best,
Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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At the very beginning, there are forum members...

At the very beginning, there are forum members left comments stating they want to purchase the lens, and people sending me private messages, they will receive the lens first. Then later, people who...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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I just realize that I've received many emails in...

I just realize that I've received many emails in the past two weeks. I was extremely busy after the new year. I will do my best to reply to each of the emails.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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They are not the same person. :) It's just a...

They are not the same person. :) It's just a coincidence.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Yes, the maker was only able to get a small...

Yes, the maker was only able to get a small amount of flint lead glass from old stock. So initially, this glass will only exist in the first batch. And then the glass will be replaced by...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
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Thank you very much for sharing this exciting...

Thank you very much for sharing this exciting news here! Harry, you are the first person to share this project on RFF, and now you are the first forum member that receives the final product — looking...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
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Yes, at least for some of the people who commit...

Yes, at least for some of the people who commit to ordering it at the early stage. Don't worry. I have words from the maker. I will make sure everyone who is on the buying list will get their copies.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
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Good for you Raid. :) It could worth a lot...

Good for you Raid. :) It could worth a lot nowadays.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
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Currently, the replica 8-element will only...

Currently, the replica 8-element will only available in small quantities. The first small group of the lenses will be ready in ten days as far as I know. And then after the spring festival in China,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
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Haha. Good move, Raid. I promised you that the...

Haha. Good move, Raid. I promised you that the first batch is already set at the lowest price that you can get. The first batch is special.

I keep tracking the Summicron 8-element prices for two...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
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Yes! Just like the other two versions that been...

Yes! Just like the other two versions that been shown.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
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Post UPDATE on the future batches of the Replica 8-element.

First of all, thank you so much for all the forum members here who support this project. And thank you for your patient. The maker is trying his best to complete the orders that been placed before...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
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Oh yes, the font engraving of the brass version...

Oh yes, the font engraving of the brass version will be exactly like the other two versions. The maker didn't mention that the brass version will have different engraving.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
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Which part of the engraving you mean?

Which part of the engraving you mean?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
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The lens owner showing off this black paint replica.

The lens owner showing off this black paint replica.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49359362668_3fe5342c0f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2icHCSh)[Black Paint Version] Leica 35mm f2 Summicron...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
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Haha. That's a good idea!

Haha. That's a good idea!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49359830271_c4...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49359830271_c48b7aaafa_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2icL2Sp)Leica 35mm f2 Summicron 8-element Replica (https://flic.kr/p/2icL2Sp) by Kevin-Xu...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
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Oh, my mistake. The front ring will have "China"...

Oh, my mistake. The front ring will have "China" in red. These front rings were batch made before the final customization step. So all the front rings will look like the sample above.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
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"China" engraving is already in white.

"China" engraving is already in white.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
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I will upload it when I have the picture. Kevin

I will upload it when I have the picture.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
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Quick update:

The first batch flint lead glass 8-element Replica 35mm f2 has totally no more than 500 groups of lens core in stock. All been reserved long ago. (Please note that the final complete product will be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
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There will be a small number of the first batch...

There will be a small number of the first batch Replica lenses available within ten days. People will be getting notice in order.

Thank you for your support.
Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
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Leica 35mm f2 Summicron 8-element Replica final retail product.

Finally!!!!! These are the first example of each version of the final retail product. (Note: the serial number is random.)



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49354026346_f2abc7a376_k.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
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Yes, the 35mm viewfinder will be available...

Yes, the 35mm viewfinder will be available separately.

And by the way, the replica IROOA lens hood will be available in late March 2020.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
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I will send out a further update email to each of...

I will send out a further update email to each of the people who submit the order forms. At that time, people will know their final cost, and we will confirm the order details.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
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I just have a phone call with the maker, and he...

I just have a phone call with the maker, and he shared lots of information with me regarding the manufacturing of the 8-element Replica and other projects. I will update more information in the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
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The replica optical formula is 100% identical to...

The replica optical formula is 100% identical to the original Leica 8-element 35/2. The glass type and coatings are matching with the original one. And you are right, the glass merely extended in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
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All three final retail versions are finished....

All three final retail versions are finished.

Black paint, chrome, brass.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49350932933_1656ca3800_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ibYr12)All three Replica 35mm f2 ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
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Hi Ed, I am looking forward to see more of your...

Hi Ed, I am looking forward to see more of your tests. :)

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
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Your guess is right. The maker and I don't want...

Your guess is right. The maker and I don't want to see that happen.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2020
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And I am sorry to keep confusing you guys....

And I am sorry to keep confusing you guys. Actually, the actual luminous flux of the replica 8-element 35 2 is slightly larger than the original one. This is what the maker deliberately made in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2020
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Answer:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49342647028_711d5a0c8c_k.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49342676723_97082de833_k.jpg


Answer:


I am sorry to keep you guys guessing. But isn't it fun?...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2020
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[Film Test] original Leica 35/2 8-element VS. replica 35/2 8-element final retail ver

[Film Test] original Leica 35/2 8-element VS. replica 35/2 8-element final retail version

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49343340262_4662b2381d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ibivXU)[Film Test]...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2020
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[Film Test] original Leica 35/2 8-element VS. replica 35/2 8-element final retail ver

[Film Test] original Leica 35/2 8-element VS. replica 35/2 8-element final retail version (Black Paint)

Original Leica 8-element was mounted on Leica m7, and the replica 8-element was mounted on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2020
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I am now preparing to upload the color film test....

I am now preparing to upload the color film test. Please stay tuned.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2020
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I have handled many first version Summicron 35 2...

I have handled many first version Summicron 35 2 before. All of them have different levels of haze issues. My guess is the haze inside old Summicron causes a low contrast effect.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2020
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I will ask the maker about this. I am sorry for...

I will ask the maker about this. I am sorry for the delay.

Best,
Kevin
Forum: Other RF 01-05-2020
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I acquired them from collector and on eBay....

I acquired them from collector and on eBay. Voigtlander made very small amount of white face version Notkon and Ultron lenses. White Face Nokton 50 1.5 in ltm are the rarest of all.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-05-2020
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Haha! You got it! Your detective mode is very...

Haha! You got it! Your detective mode is very accurate.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-05-2020
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Thank you for helping me answer the question....

Thank you for helping me answer the question.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-05-2020
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Sorry for the late update! Here is the...

Sorry for the late update! Here is the answer.

The first picture was taken by the original Leica 35mm f2 8-element, the second picture was taken by the Replica 8-element 35mm f2.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2020
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I will update that information very soon. I am...

I will update that information very soon. I am still waiting for the next instruction. The maker is fulfilling the domestic order now.

Kevin
Forum: Other RF 01-02-2020
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The final version (silver bottom) does have a...

The final version (silver bottom) does have a higher possibility of separation problems. The versions earlier than this not likely to have separation problems. As far as I know that Voigtlander...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
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Yes, the lens owner was hand holding the camera...

Yes, the lens owner was hand holding the camera to take these test photos, no tripod involved. He did try his best to keep every comparison shots in the same position and angle. But the focus might...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
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Thank you, Erik. Glad you like them. Kevin

Thank you, Erik. Glad you like them.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
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Hi Raid, I will reveal the answer later....

Hi Raid, I will reveal the answer later. :)

Happy new year,
Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
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Hi Ed, I have edited my original posts and add...

Hi Ed,

I have edited my original posts and add aperture settings to each of the comparison shots. Please take a look. The fourth from the bottom comparison shots were using @/2.0.

Happy new...
Forum: Other RF 01-02-2020
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Voigtlander Prominent Nokton is my all-time...

Voigtlander Prominent Nokton is my all-time favorite vintage 50mm f1.5 lenses built in the 1950s. The build quality of the German Voigtlander is top-notch. Unfortunately, due to the complicated and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
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Thank you for your comment. :) Kevin

Thank you for your comment. :)

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
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I will keep secret this time, for now, to see how...

I will keep secret this time, for now, to see how people react to this final stage comparison test. :)

I am looking for your guys' comments.

Cheers,
Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
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original Leica 35/2 8-element VS. replica 35/2 8-element final retail version

@f/4
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49315524743_88298c6770_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i8QXnZ)original Leica 35/2 8-element VS. replica 35/2 8-element final retail version...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
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original Leica 35/2 8-element VS. replica 35/2 8-element final retail version

original Leica 35/2 8-element VS. replica 35/2 8-element final retail version (Black Paint)

Original Leica 8-element was mounted on Leica m7, and the replica 8-element was mounted on Leica MP. Same...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
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Sorry, we are not sure when the next batch will...

Sorry, we are not sure when the next batch will be avaialble. I will update this information when I know it. Please stay tuned.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
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Thank you for your support! :) Kevin

Thank you for your support! :)

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-26-2019
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Hi Chris, I have seen your google form response....

Hi Chris, I have seen your google form response. No worries.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-26-2019
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Yes, the custom engraving color was requested by...

Yes, the custom engraving color was requested by the owner.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-26-2019
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Yes, I will announce it once we are ready to...

Yes, I will announce it once we are ready to receive payment. Sorry for the waiting.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
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Thank you! :) Kevin

Thank you! :)

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
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Do you mean the front ring custom engraving?...

Do you mean the front ring custom engraving?

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
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I am sorry that we’ve already closed the...

I am sorry that we’ve already closed the reservation. Please wait for the second batch. Please stay tuned.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
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No worries, if you are on the early buying list I...

No worries, if you are on the early buying list I will make sure you can get your lens. I will check it for you later.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
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For your reference, the black paint is very close...

For your reference, the black paint is very close to the Leica M240 black paint.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
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Sure I will! Approximately it will be released...

Sure I will! Approximately it will be released three months later.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
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Good to know we have fans worldwide! I will...

Good to know we have fans worldwide! I will update those information when the maker start to fulfill the foreign orders.

Merry Christmas!

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
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Merry Christmas! I will update this information...

Merry Christmas!

I will update this information when I get confirm from the maker. Please stay tuned. I am sorry for the waiting.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
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I've seen your order. No worries. Kevin

I've seen your order. No worries.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
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The 35/2 8-element is officially released now....

The 35/2 8-element is officially released now. The very first supporters in China are receiving the first batch lenses this week. :)

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
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Hi Jose, yes we've received your order. Thank...

Hi Jose, yes we've received your order. Thank you for your support!

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
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The first 35/2 8-element Replica Retail Black Paint Version

The first owner of the 35/2 8-element Replica Retail Black Paint Version


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49271879503_22f4664cae_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4ZgaR)The first 35/2 8-element Replica...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-21-2019
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I am sorry. It’s too late to reserve the first...

I am sorry. It’s too late to reserve the first batch 8-element replica. We now stop receiving orders. Please wait for the next batch.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-21-2019
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Hi raid, you haven’t miss anything. You are on...

Hi raid, you haven’t miss anything. You are on the early buying list. No worries. I am now catching a flight flying to China. Will update more information later.

Cheers,
Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2019
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I am glad you like this final version. :)

I am glad you like this final version. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2019
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I've seen your response. You want a chrome...

I've seen your response. You want a chrome version.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2019
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Hi Vincent, I am so sorry for not able to respond...

Hi Vincent, I am so sorry for not able to respond to you. I will let you know later.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2019
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Quick Update!

Quick Update:

Sorry guys, I am extremely busy recently dealing with some personal affairs.

Here is a quick update for the final retail Black Paint version. I hope the supporters here will like...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2019
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This is a good question. Before I've also read...

This is a good question. Before I've also read Erwin Puts and all the other people's articles, discussions online. Regarding No.900.403 glass, I also have the same wonder when I was searching for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2019
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Sorry, the number will be random. But they will...

Sorry, the number will be random. But they will ship the lens to you earlier.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2019
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You are very welcome, Raid. Yes, you are the 10th...

You are very welcome, Raid. Yes, you are the 10th people who have filled out the form. :)

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2019
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Update:

UPDATE:

We will stop receiving the reservation for the first batch Lead flint glass version after tomorrow. I wish all the people who are on the buying list have already filled out the google form....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2019
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You are welcome. : )

You are welcome. : )
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
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For the brass lens, they will use black and red...

For the brass lens, they will use black and red color for the text filling. Mainly use black color. They will use red color to fill in the "Feet" unit numbers.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
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Yes! So there is no need to worry about their...

Yes! So there is no need to worry about their durability. :)

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
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That will be a very cool combo!

That will be a very cool combo!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
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I didn't say the brass version is less durable....

I didn't say the brass version is less durable. It's really hard to compare them. It all depends on how often you use the lens and how you treat it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
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Sorry eck, I did miss your message. It is...

Sorry eck, I did miss your message.

It is plated chrome.

Regarding the durability of the different finishes, it's hard to give you a clear answer. The maker said theoretically the chrome version...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
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The maker has both of these two versions in hand....

The maker has both of these two versions in hand.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49215065977_af62bea012_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hYY5ui)
Original SBLOO Viewfinder in two versions...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
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Sorry for the late reply. I am very busy...

Sorry for the late reply. I am very busy recently.

I just searched your RFF name on my record. I can confirm that you've successfully submitted the response. No worries.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
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Yes, I believe so. The LTM version will be...

Yes, I believe so. The LTM version will be available three months later.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
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Hi, please send me an email to the following...

Hi, please send me an email to the following address:

[email protected]

My PM box on RFF is 100% full.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
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Yes, this is normal. The record shows you've...

Yes, this is normal. The record shows you've successfully submitted the response. The maker will then process it and give the final quote. Then we will start to collect payment after that.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
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Hi Raid, currently, they kind of put the Noctilux...

Hi Raid, currently, they kind of put the Noctilux 50/1.2 project aside after they successfully replicate the special Leitz glass No.900.403. Because they are now mainly focused on fulfilling the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
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UPDATE: The first batch reservation will be closed in the middle of this month.

UPDATE:

The first batch reservation will be closed in the middle of this month.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
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Hi Jose, I just got the answer from the maker....

Hi Jose,

I just got the answer from the maker.

The LTM version 35/2 Replica will also offer three paint options, Black Paint/ Chrome/ Brass. It will also have two coating options, Single/ Multiple...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
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Hi Joshua, I really appreciate you take the time...

Hi Joshua,

I really appreciate you take the time to write such a long and very supportive post. It means a lot to the Maker and me. That is one of the reasons why I choose RFF to share this project...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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Information summarization

*I can imagine it would be tough for some people to go through all the pages under this topic. So again, I copy and paste the summary here for your convenience. But I do think it worth to watch all...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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https://live.staticflickr.com/7362/9810291004_ed3f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7362/9810291004_ed3f00ec1d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fWUiJm)Konica 60mm f1.2 in LTM limited edition (https://flic.kr/p/fWUiJm) by Kevin-Xu...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49175255202_27...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49175255202_27ebabbb09_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hVs38C)Big eyes. F/0.95, F/1.2, f1.0 (https://flic.kr/p/2hVs38C) by Kevin-Xu...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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We will do a comparison test among all the...

We will do a comparison test among all the Noctilux lenses. We will see. But I am sure that each of the Noctilux has its own signature.

I also own the Konica M-Hexanon 50 1.2 too. Indeed, it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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I believe the maker will also make the 60mm...

I believe the maker will also make the 60mm viewfinder if he decides to replicate that lens.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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Sounds good to me if that's the case.

Sounds good to me if that's the case.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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Indeed, I can imagine that this issue would...

Indeed, I can imagine that this issue would bother the users a lot.




Thank you for your support!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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Please also consider that the maker is only going...

Please also consider that the maker is only going to produce a small batch of the LTM version. I think this is one of the important reasons why he thinks it's "difficult" to make it the way you want....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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Yeah, I agree. To be honest, if there is a...

Yeah, I agree.

To be honest, if there is a chance, I would love to have a Double Aspherical 35 1.4 too.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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I will let him know your suggestion. It could be...

I will let him know your suggestion. It could be more complicated than you can imagine when it's come down to manufacturing since we are talking about a lens with two focus range. I am sorry that I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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Thank you for your understanding Raid. :) Kevin

Thank you for your understanding Raid. :)

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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Yes, it is. But what I mean by saying 35mm f.14...

Yes, it is. But what I mean by saying 35mm f.14 AA is more like a collectible item is because you could find a 35 14 Asph instead, they are almost identical. Performance-wise, you are not necessary...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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It will be more complicated than you can imagine...

It will be more complicated than you can imagine when it's come down to manufacturing. It's too difficult for me to explain to you why it's hard for the maker to fulfill your request. I did already...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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You are very welcome. I totally get your point....

You are very welcome.

I totally get your point. But the reason why I mentioned the official LTM version is that when we are talking about replicate the real stuff, the original 1m LTM version is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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I can totally understand that some people want to...

I can totally understand that some people want to have an LTM version that could focus down to 0.7m. But the maker only has the official original LTM version, which is the real LTM lens. As the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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Yeah, I believe so. It took 2 years for the maker...

Yeah, I believe so. It took 2 years for the maker to make his first project into final production. I think it's better to let him make something rare and special as he needs to spend lots of effort...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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Right, that is what I am thinking. Thank you for...

Right, that is what I am thinking. Thank you for proving my point. If they are so identical, maybe it's better just get the relatively much affordable version 35mm f1.4 Asph instead.

When we were...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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One unique signature of the Noctilux 50 1.2 AA I...

One unique signature of the Noctilux 50 1.2 AA I love is its compact size. And it's built like the lager version Summilux 50 1.4 with scalloped focusing ring design, which makes it looks terrific....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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If the maker successfully replicates the Noctilux...

If the maker successfully replicates the Noctilux 50mm f1.2 AA, then he will definitely reproduce the original hood. It's much easy to replicate a metal hood than a high precision optical lens....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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Yes, the replica lens has full stop aperture...

Yes, the replica lens has full stop aperture clicks.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
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Just my point of view, I think the image taken...

Just my point of view, I think the image taken with the Summilux-M 35mm f1.4 Double Aspherical is identical with the later regular Asph version. I saw a few personal compare double Aspherical with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
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Raid, are you mentioning the Hektor 73mm f1.9? I...

Raid, are you mentioning the Hektor 73mm f1.9? I saw one sold for around $800. I guess you could find one at a reasonable price if you are patient enough. I more hope the maker could replicate those...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
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No worries. I've already deleted your first...

No worries. I've already deleted your first response. And I checked your second response is fine.

I love Thailand by the way. I visited Bangkok and Chiang Mai in 2014 with my girlfriend. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
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Sorry currently there is no plan for the Elcan....

Sorry currently there is no plan for the Elcan. We did have a short discussion when the maker saw my Elcan 50mm f/2.0 post. I was not sure if the lens itself could attract enough attention after they...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
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No problem. It is changed already. Kevin

No problem. It is changed already.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
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Hi Raid, please don't submit a new response. It...

Hi Raid, please don't submit a new response. It will duplicate your order. Please let me know what you want to change, I can fix it for you.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
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No problem, Dave. I can manually change it for...

No problem, Dave. I can manually change it for you.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
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Sorry, I am still not sure about the payment...

Sorry, I am still not sure about the payment arrangement. That will be the last step of the purchase. Please allow us some time to figure it out. I will update here once we make the final decision.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
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Thank you for helping me answer the...

Thank you for helping me answer the question!

This is my first time using the google form for ordering purposes. I am still learning. I've set the form to allow people to edit after submit. My first...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
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You are welcome. Please see my old post above....

You are welcome.

Please see my old post above. SC or MC will be engraved on the lens barrel to indicate its version.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
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Yes, the replica hood and viewfinder will come in...

Yes, the replica hood and viewfinder will come in a black paint option too.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
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Just take your time. You are on my buying list....

Just take your time. You are on my buying list.

But we do have a deadline for the first group of ordering. Most likely we will stop accepting orders in the middle of this month. Because the maker...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
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They don't plan to provide engraving service for...

They don't plan to provide engraving service for the replica hood. But if people really want to engrave something on the hood, they could take it as a special request, which means it would add extra...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
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Sorry, the replica hood and viewfinder are not...

Sorry, the replica hood and viewfinder are not ready yet.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
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Now SF Express only provides insured services in...

Now SF Express only provides insured services in the United States, Russia, Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia, but not in Europe and others. Full tracking information can be provided on their...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
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You are very welcome guys! Please let me know if...

You are very welcome guys! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers,
Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2019
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Yeah. I think they can engrave “REPLICA-M” for...

Yeah. I think they can engrave “REPLICA-M” for you. :)

Good advice. The maker is not allowed to do anything for the 6-bit. The third-party service might solve the problem.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2019
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Sorry, there is nothing they can do. Kevin

Sorry, there is nothing they can do.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2019
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For your reference, the paint on the replica hood...

For your reference, the paint on the replica hood will be like the black paint M240.

スミクロン means Summicron, does it used by Leica in Japan?

Japanese katakana is possible. They can engrave it for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2019
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Yes, they will all fit. Kevin

Yes, they will all fit.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2019
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The original IROOA hood will fit perfectly on any...

The original IROOA hood will fit perfectly on any of the replica lenses. So no need to worry about it. The replica hood will be exactly the same as the original one.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2019
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Hi Vincent, Making a replica seems in some...

Hi Vincent,

Making a replica seems in some aspects more difficult than making something that just "look like" . You are right. The maker realized it as the project went further. Because Leica set...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2019
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Here I have one Summilux 35mm f1.4 first version...

Here I have one Summilux 35mm f1.4 first version steel rim with extremely early serial number: 1730018
I don't see any example earlier than this one on the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2019
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Thank you for your support Raid! I will make sure...

Thank you for your support Raid! I will make sure everything is straightforward.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-05-2019
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Weight comparison between the original IROOA lens...

Weight comparison between the original IROOA lens hood and the replica lens hood(full brass)


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49176223566_8a68bff973_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hVwZZy)Weight of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-05-2019
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UPDATE: The manufacturing of the retail version 8-element Replica is now in progress

Here is an update from the maker. The manufacturing of the retail version 8-element Replica is now in progress.


The technicians are assembling the lens core for the first batch of the retail...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-04-2019
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Regarding the performance of this lens, the maker...

Regarding the performance of this lens, the maker said that the individual differences of the original Noctilux-M 50mm f1.2 are relatively significant. He believes that the making of each lens...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-04-2019
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Hi Bill, thank you so much for sharing your...

Hi Bill, thank you so much for sharing your article here! Very nice comparison photos and interesting to read!

Best,
Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-04-2019
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Agree, it does have a very strong "3D pop"...

Agree, it does have a very strong "3D pop" effect.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-04-2019
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Sorry I only take color pictures. I guess I can...

Sorry I only take color pictures. I guess I can edit the pictures into B&W if that could help.
I never thought of 66mm f/2 as it is very mysterious and only a few samples exist. That would be quite...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-04-2019
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Update on the Leitz 50mm f1.2 AA Replica project

UPDATE:


Here is an update on the Leitz 50mm f1.2 AA Replica project.

The maker successfully replicates the special Leitz glass No. 900.403.

Here is the first successful sample of No. 900.403...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2019
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Leica M10 + Elcan 50mm f/2.0 (KE-7A Kit Lens) ...

Leica M10 + Elcan 50mm f/2.0 (KE-7A Kit Lens)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49166203208_e77a2af473_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hUDDhL)Elcan 50mm f/2.0 (KE-7A Kit Lens)...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2019
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With the technology we have right now, we don't...

With the technology we have right now, we don't need to hand-ground the elements anymore. We will use the CNC machine to grind the lens. Then we also use advanced optical inspection equipment to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2019
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I will acquire more information about grinding...

I will acquire more information about grinding the aspherical elements from the maker. Please stay tuned.

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2019
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Right. The next project will be the very first...

Right. The next project will be the very first version of the Noctilux, 50mm f1.2 double Aspherical.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2019
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Thank you very much for your understanding and...

Thank you very much for your understanding and support!

Kevin
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2019
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Haha. Nice guess!

Haha. Nice guess!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-02-2019
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Thank you very much Dave! It makes me feel that...

Thank you very much Dave! It makes me feel that all my efforts are worth it.

I always don't want to speak too much for the lens. But I think the pictures it takes speak for itself. I am glad you...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-02-2019
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Haha. Well, I really can't tell you guys what the...

Haha. Well, I really can't tell you guys what the cost it will be as right now it is still in its early stage. It won't be cheap. But it will be very affordable for most of the people who were...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-02-2019
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Correct! The next project will be the hand-ground...

Correct! The next project will be the hand-ground Noctilux 50mm f1.2 Double Aspherical.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-02-2019
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Thank you Raid! Regarding the cost, I just want...

Thank you Raid! Regarding the cost, I just want to let you know that it will be most likely more than $1000, as I know. The cost of making the same type of glass that been use in the original lens...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-02-2019
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Thank you for your understanding and support! :)

Thank you for your understanding and support! :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-02-2019
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Bingo! The cost is still under determining. It...

Bingo!

The cost is still under determining. It won't "cheap". But I am sure it will be much much more affordable than the original one in the market right now.

Kevin
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