Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid
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Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid

Anything about the Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid can be posted here.

Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, 400-2TMY, Perceptol.

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Coal miners in West Virginia:





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M8, 50/2 Rigid
Love output from 50 rigid for BW, low to medium contrast
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A helping hand.

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Color also works well. M8 with Rigid Summicron.







M9 with Summicron:



Bessa T with Summicron:

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Seeing this thread this morning inspired me to switch lenses on the M8 from the 35 Lux to the Rigid Summicron. The M8 "loves the Cron".
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All these shots are great, but really, the coal miners from West Virginia are outstanding. Unforgettable portraits.

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With the DR version
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This lens is such a gem, but I never shot it wide open (always at f/5.6) because I assumed that such an old lens is not sharp wood open. I should try it wide open to see how the bokeh looks like.
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More coal miners:



I showed this one before:

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I love those shots, giganova.

You don't have to worry about the sharpness at full aperture. That sharpness is outstanding.

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Leica M2, Summicron 50mm f/2 rigid, 400-2TMY, Perceptol.

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I owned a Rigid for about 3 years. I love its renderding and handling but finally sold it because I shoot focal 50mm too little to keep it. Now only 35mm lens remained.
Hanoi 11/2013, Leica m2, wide open rigid, tmax 100
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Wonderful shot, Trung. Really has the atmosphere of the rigid.

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All these shots are great, but really, the coal miners from West Virginia are outstanding. Unforgettable portraits.

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The eyes are haunting. Indeed, excellent work.
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The eyes are haunting. Indeed, excellent work.
Thanks, Raid! I've been criticized in the past that the photo was "too photoshopped". Fact is, it is not photoshopped at all! The guy was sitting in the deep shadow and was looking into the direction of a bright, sunlit concrete road, hence the "glow" in his eyes.

Taking this picture was a weird moment: there was a bunch of people standing in front of s soup kitchen and talking loudly to each other, and one guy was sitting by himself on the ground a few feet away. I approach them and asked if I could take a group photo. One guys said "Take a picture of him, he's a bad motherfu$$er, he's a killer!" All of a sudden everyone was quiet and silently looked at the guy, almost as if they were afraid of him. I kneeled down in front of the guy and asked if I could take a picture of him. No reaction whatsoever, he just stared at me. So I set my focus to the closest range, slowly leaned forward until his eyes were in focus, I took one photo, slowly got up and walked away, thinking to myself "I better get out of here quick!"
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Erik -- I love the shot of the three girls on the bus! This picture could be straight out of the civil rights era.
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Thank you, giganova, this portrait too is fantastic.

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Erik,

Great camera porn. That is a hot rig.

If you don't use a filter the cylindrical hood from a 50/2.8 Elmar V.3 is an elegant hood. If you add a filter there is Vignetting, but without a filter it works great. The 50 Elmar hood allows to use the vintage metal lens cap.

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Thank you, Cal. That is exactly the hood I am using!

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Thank you, Cal. That is exactly the hood I am using!

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Erik,

Mucho elegant.

I have a version 1 50 Rigid. Love that it only has the distance scale in feet only. Basically a Gringo version with the narrow focus ring. Bought mine from B&H for only $499.00 (mispriced); used it as is until the haze got so bad. Had John at Focal Point re-coat the front element and clean all the haze.

Love the build quality.

For film the single coat is the way to go. Love the retro rendering: timeless...

Works great on my Monochrom.

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Mucho elegant.

I have a version 1 50 Rigid.
I bought my first Rigid v1 in 1979. (See the shot above of the three girls in the streetcar). It was great until the haze broke out a few years later. I had it cleaned, but it was never the same as before.

This is a very late one, from 1965. No haze to see. Clear as a bell. I guess the coatings and the lubrication in this model are different.

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Erik,

I see the wider focus ring of a Version 2 on you black paint version.

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I see the wider focus ring of a Version 2 on you black paint version.

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Yes, also the focusing ring is wider, that is true. The v1 is also heavier, about 30 grams, quite a lot. The focusing ring of the v1 is steel, on the v2 it is aluminium.

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Lovely shot, giganova.

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Haha, he clearly loves his pig!
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Super shot of snow scence, Erik!
Another one from 2015
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Thank you, Trung! Very beautiful shot this reading man.

Another one in the snow.

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Yes, also the focusing ring is wider, that is true. The v1 is also heavier, about 30 grams, quite a lot. The focusing ring of the v1 is steel, on the v2 it is aluminium.

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I was unaware the V. 1 has a steel focusing ring. Thanks for the info.

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