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Old 01-23-2015   #81
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So, it seems to be logical to try Summicron collapsible now on my M4-2, I guess, to progress .
I spend some time to find and read about this version one. From what I was able to read to my surprise only once, so far, someone at Leica blog has mentioned about using of color filters with Summicron. I'm using them as well on J-3 and CV 35 2.5.
Is there something specific about collapsible Summicron which prevents use of filters? Or it is more due to scan-process method to prevail these days instead of analog print or something in the modern films to make filters less important?

Thank you, Ko.
I always use a UV or 1a filter, to protect the lens.
I have a nice set of B/W filters, yellow,yellow-green and red.
I also have the fancy Polaroid filter with hood.
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, that a green filter is really useful!
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Old 01-23-2015   #82
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Old 01-23-2015   #83
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Bringing this nice thread back to ask one question.
Is there something specific about collapsible Summicron which prevents use of filters? Or it is more due to scan-process method to prevail these days instead of analog print or something in the modern films to make filters less important?

Thank you, Ko.
I think the only reason some people don't use filters in the Collapsible is because of flare. I got my Summicron Collapsible about 2 months ago. It has haze that was cleaned, but not completely. It took nice pictures even with flare, the image was not degraded what so ever. It is becoming my favorite lens, so is my Summicron 50/2 DR. I love the curviture of field it gives images - character. The best thing I love about this lens is that with Tri-X and Rodinal it gives me images that seem to be "etched" on film. Wonderfully sharp with greaet character and low contrast. I use it on my Leica IIIF. I always use filters with it, not a problem...

Here are my first photos with this lens:



Summicron Collapsible 50/2 (1954), Orange Filter








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Old 02-15-2015   #84
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Old 02-19-2015   #86
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These sure are nice photos! I had to decide whether to keep my 50/2 rigid, or collapsible. I had to go with the DR rigid, for it's close focus. (the collapsible is on sale now in the classifieds.)
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On M4-2, HP5+ in XTOL.

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Old 02-19-2015   #88
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On a M3. Efke 25 in Rodinal. F2.8, if I remember correctly.



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Old 02-25-2015   #89
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So Ko.Fe. You got yourself a col. Summicron? Earlier you were asking questions about this lens, and nw you have examples!
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Yes, Frank, I have it for few weeks now. But no contrast filters, yet.
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#151 by lynnb's snaps, on Flickr
on IIIc, APX100 in Rodinal. Closest focus @f2
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last rays #145 by lynnb's snaps, on Flickr
clear protective filter on IIIc, APX100 in Rodinal. Not sure about aperture, probably f8
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clear protective filter on IIIc, APX100 in Rodinal. f2 or 2.8
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A silly question, will the collapsible thing become lose?
It can get loose but can be tightened without a problem.
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Curious, does anyone shooting this lens on digital have problems with focus being off?
My copy seems to be fine on my M4-2 and Canon IVsb, but on digital, it front focus' a fair bit.
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Wouldnt a long tonal range be beneficial for colour photos as well? Just wondering..
Yes it would.
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Curious, does anyone shooting this lens on digital have problems with focus being off?
My copy seems to be fine on my M4-2 and Canon IVsb, but on digital, it front focus' a fair bit.
Eugene, does your digital have live view? Have you tried comparing rf focus with the live view?
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Old 05-21-2016   #100
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Eugene, does your digital have live view? Have you tried comparing rf focus with the live view?

Sadly not Lynn, It's the M8 so way before Leica had the sense to put one in. I'll check with my friend's A7 soon. My trusted repairer is on holiday atm so just having to play the waiting game.
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Leica Summicron 50 collapsible.
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Leica Summicron 50 collapsible.

My Collapsible has a nasty scratch on the from element, big and deep, but I can't make it produce ugly flare no matter how hard I try It is a present from my wife and (not only because of that) I love this lens so much. I should use it more often..





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Old 06-25-2016   #103
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Mine has a gouge on the front element too - other than that it's beautiful, and the mark doesn't seem to affect photos at all.
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Old 06-25-2016   #104
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love my collapsible cron, this and the Jupiter-8 are the only 50mm i have left in M mount

here's some taken on a Hexar RF
AA035 by Earl Dieta, on Flickr
Hexar RF, 50mm Summicron, Neopan 400 @ 1600 by Earl Dieta, on Flickr

and one on the M240
L1008984 by Earl Dieta, on Flickr
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Old 10-31-2016   #105
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Soon I will also get one and can't wait to try it out after I see all your great images here...
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On the screw mount forum, it almost plays second fiddle to the summitar for not having enough "character". The shots here are gorgeous
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[IMG]H 242 #5 Leica Glow? by T&T and Mr B Abrahamsson, on Flickr[/IMG]

This was a collapsible 50mm f2.0 Summicron with a severely challenged front element. I had a friend "de-coat" it and surprisingly enough it became usable - after a fashion. Glare was increased and contrast dropped a bit - but sharpness remained fine.
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Is there significant difference(s) between a typical collapsible cron and one with radioactive (thorium) glass other than the price?
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My one finally arrived and I love it.
Here with M6 classic and portra 400

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Here with M6 classic and portra 400

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Nice, I'm really feeling this, must use mine with colour film more often.
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Tri-X in Diafine. Great lens!

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Nice, I'm really feeling this, must use mine with colour film more often.
Thanks a lot. As I am still quite new to film and photography in general I am not fixed on B&W or color and also no specific film yet. It's more like a mood decision. But I also have to say I like this lens with both color and B&W.
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I've owned every version of the 50 Summicron. The collapsible was my first, and it's still my favorite.

Wide open on Tri-X

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