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A Comparison of Frame Lines of 35 and 50 while using the 40mm lens on an M4
Old 08-12-2017   #1
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A Comparison of Frame Lines of 35 and 50 while using the 40mm lens on an M4

I like the 40mm rokkor (CLE) and also the M4. This is a test roll with photo on top, 35 frame lines in middle, 50 frame lines on bottom. I tried to vary distant focus and close focus. At the end are some 28mm examples. These are shot in Detroit at Belle Isle and the Heidelberg Project.

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Old 09-12-2017   #2
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I just got my Leica M4 and I'm also using the same lens. With glasses I have trouble seeing the 35mm lines and so the 40mm feels like a good compromise. Thanks for posting this
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Old 09-12-2017   #3
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Big job was done! It looks like 35 is close sometimes, but not always.
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let's talk about the scanner crop. is there one?
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Old 09-12-2017   #5
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Thanks for sharing!
My take on 40mm is to use 35mm frame for medium distance-infinity and 50mm for close-up.
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my 40's have been milled down to bring up 35 lines on my M bodies. i visualize a set of lines just inside of the 35 lines and use that for most stuff at distance. for close up (within 5 ft), i pop up the 50mm line real quick just to make sure the most important stuff is within an imaginary set of lines between 35 and 50.
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Looks like for the distant shot, your 35mm frame is far better than the 50 frame.

I only use the 40mm with the 35mm frameline in my M6, M7, and MP bodies, because these bodies have undersized framelines. (The 50mm framelines in those three are so shrunken I don't even use them.)
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I used the 40mm Summicron on an M6 for a while because of the undersized frame lines but after my last roll came back with too many cut off arms and heads I played it safe and got myself a CL.
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Thanks a lot for the comparison. I always thought that in case of the M4 with larger frame lines the 50mm would be a good fit for the 40mm focal length but it seems to be only valid at close distances.
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Thanks for sharing.
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