Collapsible Summicron Image thread
Old 01-04-2018   #1
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Collapsible Summicron Image thread

I didn't see any image threads for this old dog lens, but I have been carrying light lately and find myself using it for daily use when I want a portable 50mm. Mine has minor cleaning marks, and the barrel is beat up, but I'm learning to love her. Since this is a relatively cheap lens, I am thinking people might have some cool shots from it laying around. I'll kick it off with some.

All shot on an M2 or M6 with mostly HP5. The landscape stuff was FP4


SummicronTest9-Edit.jpg by Chris Coppola, on Flickr


SummicronTest8-Edit.jpg by Chris Coppola, on Flickr


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Tifft Pathway by Chris Coppola, on Flickr


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Old 01-04-2018   #2
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Leica MP, Summicron 50mm f/2 collapsible, Tmax400/Adox MCC 110.

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Old 01-04-2018   #3
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love my 50 summicron collaspsible. and i'm not a 50 guy.
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Old 01-04-2018   #4
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I've been using one for a short while on my M2 and really enjoy it.

Here's a few, all with a yellow filter.


Tmax 100


Trix400


Trix400


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Old 01-04-2018   #5
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I have the LTM version, which I understand from other threads is optically the same as the M version. Taken wide open at closest focus:


Leitz Summicron 5cm f/2 LTM collapsible at f/2 bokeh #151 by lynnb's snaps, on Flickr
BW400CN
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Old 05-05-2018   #6
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I have the LTM version, which I understand from other threads is optically the same as the M version.
i have and use the LTM version as well. One of my absolute favorite lenses. It's fantastic at f/2.8 and f/4.
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Some Olde Color
Old 05-05-2018   #7
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Some Olde Color

I wish it fit my Monochrom:





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Old 06-21-2018   #8
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I wish it fit my Monochrom
it does fit, just don't collapse it. am i missing something here?
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Old 01-04-2018   #9
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Another. Probably @f/11 on BW400CN (click on image to enlarge):
- Note the line of tourists at the top of the arch, just to the left of the right-hand crane.


Sydney Harbour Bridge from Circular Quay #697 by lynnb's snaps, on Flickr
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Old 01-04-2018   #10
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IIIc 'cron 5cm collapsible LTM APX100 in Rodinal


last rays #145
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Old 01-05-2018   #11
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It might be an old dog, but one of the best lenses for black and white photography - period. Many people like to hang on to it.
This old German Shepard is a keeper.

A scene at Charleston
Leica IIIF, Leitz Summicron 50/2 Collapsible (1954), Leitz Orange Filter, Tri-X ISO 200 and D-76 @ 1:1


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Old 01-06-2018   #12
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One of my favorite lenses

ltm 50 summicron collapsible
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summicolla (1 of 1)-11 by ophir segal, on Flickr
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Old 01-06-2018   #13
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Forgot what camera it was on, probably my old M3.



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Old 01-06-2018   #14
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These are great! I’m a bit surprised how this lens seems to be overlooked in favor of the later crons. Mine isn’t pristine by any means, but it seems the moderate coating marks have little impact on the final result. I absolutely love the glow of reflected highlights with this lens.
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Old 01-08-2018   #15
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with m2 and developed by rodinal
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Old 01-10-2018   #16
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Took me forever to buy one (ended up with two horrible ones, and some lost $$$) - can't wait to try it out
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Old 01-10-2018   #17
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The Waiting Game by Palenquero Photography, on Flickr


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Old 01-20-2018   #18
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M6, Bergger [email protected] I wasn't a fan of this film the few times I tried it. Back to HP5 for me!

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Old 02-02-2018   #19
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Summicron collapsible on Leica IIIc, with Ilford Pan F 50 film.

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Old 02-02-2018   #20
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Leica M3 SS, 50mm Collapsible Summicron, Fuji Superia 400 converted to b&w, 2011


Leica IIIf, 50mm Collapsible Summicron f2,Ilford FP4 PLUS, Rodinal 1+100 SS
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Old 02-02-2018   #21
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crossing Sydney Heads #791 by lynnb's snaps, on Flickr
Manly ferries. IIIc Summicron 5cm F2 collapsible LTM BW400CN
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Old 02-06-2018   #22
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Summicron 5cm f2 collapsible on Leica IIIc. With Ilford Pan F 50
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Old 02-06-2018   #23
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Would someone who has both, speak to the differences between a late Summitar & the collapsible Summicron.
I have the 'tar and these pictures look so similar.
Summitar, TriX, D76


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Old 02-16-2018   #24
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Old 04-12-2018   #25
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from my first roll with the 5cm collapsible 'cron... HP5+ in D76


Summicron 5cm f/2 collapsible LTM portrait #075 by lynnb's snaps, on Flickr
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Old 05-04-2018   #26
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Finally got nice out around here! FP4+ in D23 3+1

15-5-Edit.jpg by Chris Coppola, on Flickr15-14-Edit.jpg by Chris Coppola, on Flickr15-7.jpg by Chris Coppola, on Flickr
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Old 06-20-2018   #27
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M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and HP5+. I expect both of these would have been at f2.


I've started to really come around to the Cron Collapsible, especially for people.






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Old 06-21-2018   #28
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I love this lens very much. It was my second Leica lens. Somehow I sold it later to try other lenses such as Summicron Rigid and Summilux 50 v2. But still it delivered the best texture and greyscale among all the lenses I have tried.





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I love how you have captured this moment, perfect!
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M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and HP5+. I expect both of these would have been at f2.


I've started to really come around to the Cron Collapsible, especially for people.






When I saw the picture of the little boy (possibly your son?) I thought it was my little dude. Looks eerily similar.
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When I saw the picture of the little boy (possibly your son?) I thought it was my little dude. Looks eerily similar.

My nephew, half Australian/Anglo and half Finnish.
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Old 06-22-2018   #33
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Thanks all for a great thread. Reminds me I need to dig out my ltm collapsible and shoot with it. Thanks also to Chris for putting in the film and developing information. For a while, I thought I was the only one here still using D-23.
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Old 06-24-2018   #34
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No problem! I’m a tinkerer and play with a lot of different stuff. Kinda pricey when it comes to playing with different Leica glass. Lol. I actually think D23 is my most used lately. My last roll I used hc110 just because I didn’t have any D23 mixed and I was in a hurry.
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Some more around Hobart


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Some real lovely photos in this thread!

I'd love to get ahold of one of these, but I've got a 50mm cron v4 on my M4 that works just fine and have no real need or money for another 50. The biggest issue seems to be finding a clean copy though - they've all got cleaning marks/fungus/haze from what I can find.
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The biggest issue seems to be finding a clean copy though - they've all got cleaning marks/fungus/haze from what I can find.
indeed. i found an LTM with perfect glass and i'll never let it go.
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indeed. i found an LTM with perfect glass and i'll never let it go.
I found an excellent copy on KEH and paid a pretty penny for it. I
Won’t ever let it go either. I will get my CLA’d user copy go thought! Just haven’t listed it yet.
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I found an excellent copy on KEH and paid a pretty penny for it. I
Won’t ever let it go either. I will get my CLA’d user copy go thought! Just haven’t listed it yet.
nice images above!

i stumbled on mine in the B&H used store. it was priced unusually low, so i took a chance and ordered it. much to my surprise, it had perfect glass. i suspect the prior users used filters at all times. the only downside being that the "key" inside was old or worn out, so it had quite a bit of wobble when focusing. a quick trip to DAG fixed that up. couldn't be happier.
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