Old 06-26-2017   #41
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I love my v1 Summilux 50. Its images are, to my eye, something of great beauty and character. The only downside is its very long focus throw, compared to other 50s.

Here's some shots from it, both digital and film:


Scooter, January 08, 2010 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Crabapples, December 20, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Mom, Thanksgiving 2012. by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


SFO Skytrain, October 05, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


The Big Show, July, 2010 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


The Flying Dutchman, March 30, 2011 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Hooked, August, 2010 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Bob In the Gloaming, August, 2010 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


El Chompo Gatto, December 20, 2010 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Wet Arrow, August, 2010 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Frozen Birdfeeder, December, 2009 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

If it weren't for the long focus throw, it'd by my #1 50mm.
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It's not bitingly sharp like some of my modern lenses but suffice to say it will be a primary user for me.
My black copy is bitingly sharp at full aperture; the chrome lens less so.
Coating and f/stop leaves are different on the black lens. I think it is somehow tweaked for professional use.
I don't know if there was originally a price difference between the black and the chrome lenses.

I always thought that Martine Franck was holding a Noctilux 50mm f/1.2 here, but from the shade - a 12585 - I understand that it is a black 50mm Summilux. I can't see if it is a v1 or a v2.



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If it weren't for the long focus throw, it'd by my #1 50mm.

David Douglas Duncan had a lever mounted on his lens.

In the focusing ring of my lens two small holes were made, I think also for some kind of lever.

I have no difficulty with the focus throw, 180 degrees from infinity to one meter, but when shooting moving cats, yes, autofocus will be better.

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Erik--what serial number range do these V1 Summiluxes fall in?
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Erik--what serial number range do these V1 Summiluxes fall in?
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1645301- 1844000; 1844001 was the first v2.

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1645301- 1844000; 1844001 was the first v2.

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Erik---thanks!
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Two lenses.


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Just received my Version 1 Summilux 50mm f1.4. Sitting next to my Version 2 Summilux that I already have. They have exactly the same 5 digits serial number.

Look at their serial numbers!!! Summilux 50mm f1/4 Version 1 & Version 2 by Kevin-Xu, on Flickr
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Great! Congratulations! I am also curious wich one you like the best in use.


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Remarkable those two serial numbers. The odds of that happening are very very small.
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Great! Congratulations! I am also curious wich one you like the best in use.


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Thank you Erik! You have a good find too! I havenít got a chance to try out the lens though. Will let you know my preference after I bring out the lens for testing. The handling of these two lenses are pretty much the same.
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Remarkable those two serial numbers. The odds of that happening are very very small.
Indeed! When I saw this version 1 Summilux in the market I know I have to have it no matter how much it cost. Just imaging how rare it can be. And it turns out to be a good deal. Lucky me.
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Indeed! When I saw this version 1 Summilux in the market I know I have to have it no matter how much it cost. Just imaging how rare it can be. And it turns out to be a good deal. Lucky me.
well. too many fours for the average chinese taste :-D

but .. i bet it doesn't mean anything for the pictures you'll take.
enjoy (i'm certain you will)
happy moon cake festival!
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This thread is going to make me get my V1 out of hibernation and put it on my Sony A7iii.
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Leica M5, 50mm Summilux v1


River House Cafe. Frome, Somerset. by Flat Twin, on Flickr

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Leica MP, Summilux 50mm f/1.4 v1 (black), 400-2TMY/Adox MCC 110.

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Brilliant as usual Erik.
I really dig your latest work on windows reflection.
Keep em coming!


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Thank you, Giulio!



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Leica MP, Summilux 50mm v1 black, 400-2TMY/Adox MCC 110.

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I have Lux v2 yellow coated (SNr.2071992) and v1 blue-magenta coated (SNr.1702022), and I love both.








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Wow, that v1 was used a lot.


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