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Serenar 50mm F1.9 what do you think?
Old 09-13-2017   #1
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Serenar 50mm F1.9 what do you think?

What do you think of the Serenar 50mm f1.9?
Is it comparable to the leitz sumar or summitar?
Do you have any examples?
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I had one several years back. A typical 1950's Gauss design. A bit soft wide-open, but sharpens up nicely at F2.8. By F4 - F5.6, a stellar performer.

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I handled one once - beautiful old-school build quality - nice looking
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02Pilot here on RFF has a very nice overview of the Canon Serenar 50mm f/1.9 Collapsible, along with two in depth posts for color and monochrome.

There's also a thread here with some more examples.

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I prefer the better preforming f1.8 lens from Canon.
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The 50mm Canon f1.8 is an excellent lens but I still want to get one of the 50mm f1.9's for something more compact on my Canon IVSB2. I have the 50mm f1.8, the 28mm f3.5 and the 100mm f3.5 Canon. All wonderful lens's. Joe
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I have a 50/1.9 Serenar which I find is excellent. I've got a nice clean sample that shows high contrast and is sharp for a lens of that time, and appropriate for LTM cameras. At f2.8:
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