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Old 07-26-2017   #81
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Certainly holds its Own up to the 35 Summicron... has its own Special magic !
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I have a mid-50's version of the Canon 50/1.8 LTM and love it. I particularly like the vintage color tones I get out of it.

I haven't compared it directly to the Summicron, but if you have the opportunity to pick one up for a reasonable price, I think you'll be happy with it.
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I wonder if there is a possibility to shorten the minimum focus distance, by removing a little screw or whatever. ...
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Certainly holds its Own up to the 35 Summicron... has its own Special magic ! TMax 400
... in the early morning rain, waiting on an Eastbound train... by Helen Hill, on Flickr
Helen, you keep coming up with these gorgeous dark moody shots in B/W... here and in the 50/1.8 thread. Lovely. Marvelous.
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Helen, you keep coming up with these gorgeous dark moody shots in B/W... here and in the 50/1.8 thread. Lovely. Marvelous.
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Question- I just got one of these in UG from KEH for a good (in the US) price. Mounted on my A7, took a few test shots, looked fine, then as I stopped it down, the aperture blades self-destructed.... They are stuck prob around f5.6, in some oblong mess of a disaster.
I already got a return approved with them, but am curious- I've never heard aperture blades being delicate on this lens, have owned several copies without this issue... What would the fix entail?
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Question- I just got one of these in UG from KEH for a good (in the US) price. Mounted on my A7, took a few test shots, looked fine, then as I stopped it down, the aperture blades self-destructed.... They are stuck prob around f5.6, in some oblong mess of a disaster.
I already got a return approved with them, but am curious- I've never heard aperture blades being delicate on this lens, have owned several copies without this issue... What would the fix entail?
Best case scenario is a simple lens tear down, clean, and rebuild. One of the blades may simply have popped out of its mooring. Worst case is a broken blade, which would require a donor lens. That could kick up the repair price quite a bit. Sometimes when the old grease on these lenses stiffen up problems like this occur. Iíve seen it on a few lenses.
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I had a similar situation with the Canon 50/1.4 LTM, blades were all wonky. Pulled it apart, cleaned all the blades and associated parts and it is a fully functioning lens again. I used it for a year, decided I didn't need the 1.4 and the 1.2, sold it to a friend and he's been happily using it for a year as well.
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Just received my copy from a seller in Japan. It was not mint condition, but typical vintage lens in good condition with a little dust inside and a few micro cleaning scratches on the front element. I have to say i am very surprised by the quality of the lens, both build and performance. I got it mostly to use on my VT since the only other LTM 35 i have is the Summaron 35/3.5, and i need the extra light sometimes in film.
I don't have a Summicron to compare with, but i did pixel peak against my Zeiss 35/2 (which is an amazing lens) and i can't find any faults on the Canon. Both almost equal in sharpness and color. The only fault my Canon copy has is that it flares VERY easily, especially when the light source is perpendicular to the lens. I am in the market for a hood now to try to alleviate that lol.
Here is one of the first test shots i took with it. Due to its size and quality, it will most likely be my everyday 35 now.

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I would describe non-aspheric (or traditional) 35mm lenses like this:

The f/1.4 and 1.5 lenses are impressionistic where they can't be good.

The f/1.8 and f/2 lenses all have cult followings based around specific flaws, which people call roundness, rendering, and bokeh. I like them because if you shoot a picture of a person over 35 with an ASPH, you might get hit in the face.

The f/2.8 lenses are solid but average.

The f/3.5 lenses are good by virtue of their small maximum aperture. And because when they came out, gratitude that something came out at that price point goes a long way.

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Does anyone used a hood on the Canon lens?
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I've got the Canon 35mm f1.8 LTM, and no I don't use a hood with mine. The front element is pretty recessed.

I find, for B&W work I like the Canon better than the 35mm Summicron ASPH I used to own. Always found the Summicron to render too heavy (too much contrast for my liking), but for me the Canon is just right. And after I calibrated it, it's tack sharp in the center of the image, even at f1.8. Sure, the corners are softer, but that doesn't bother me.

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Thanks Tim. I got a FSU (jupiter-8) hood that fits the Canon, for cheap, but so far I haven't seen any indication that it needs it. Maybe I will shoot directly into the sun, and see.
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I would describe non-aspheric (or traditional) 35mm lenses like this:

The f/1.4 and 1.5 lenses are impressionistic where they can't be good.

The f/1.8 and f/2 lenses all have cult followings based around specific flaws, which people call roundness, rendering, and bokeh. I like them because if you shoot a picture of a person over 35 with an ASPH, you might get hit in the face.

The f/2.8 lenses are solid but average.

The f/3.5 lenses are good by virtue of their small maximum aperture. And because when they came out, gratitude that something came out at that price point goes a long way.

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Oh well, Dante, ... this is what I think of it:
Canon 35/1.8: it flares but it has character. Not bad.
Canon 35/2: feels like a modern lens. Great overall.
Canon 35/1.5: I got it because it had the reputation of being a dog lens. It is a great lens. Works great with my M9.
Canon 35/2.8: solid but average. Tiny.
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Is a slight wobble or "click" in the focus on the 35/2 common for this lens?
Has anyone had it fixed?
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Is a slight wobble or "click" in the focus on the 35/2 common for this lens?
Has anyone had it fixed?
This implies the damping grease in the focus helicoid has dried out.
This allows both wobble and some hitches in movement. CLA should solve that
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Thanks dav, but the lube is all good, it is a wobble in the structure, like some screws are loose, but they are all tight.

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This implies the damping grease in the focus helicoid has dried out.
This allows both wobble and some hitches in movement. CLA should solve that
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I had a focus wobble in my Canon 50mm 1.4 LTM a while back and managed to fix it, it was relatively easy. I followed the process here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMRnqIysGAk
But only tackle this if you're confident dismantling lenses. I seem to recall only needing to remove the rear part of the lens, and there was a screw that needed tightening. I imagine it's a similar process with the 35mm.
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Joe at JP Camera Repairs took 15mins to cure the wobble on my copy. Three screws needed tightened , according to Joe. He also made aperture click stops much more distinct. Sweet little lens but not to be used wide open!
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Joe at JP Camera Repairs took 15mins to cure the wobble on my copy. Three screws needed tightened , according to Joe. He also made aperture click stops much more distinct. Sweet little lens but not to be used wide open!
When I had one I was really impressed with it even wide open.
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I don't like it between f2 and f4 and above it's just an average 35. I don't understand the hype but I may have to try at least one more copy.
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Thanks, that is the vid I need, don't know why I couldn't find that one!

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I had a focus wobble in my Canon 50mm 1.4 LTM a while back and managed to fix it, it was relatively easy. I followed the process here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMRnqIysGAk
But only tackle this if you're confident dismantling lenses. I seem to recall only needing to remove the rear part of the lens, and there was a screw that needed tightening. I imagine it's a similar process with the 35mm.
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Focus ring backlash

This issue of a slight 'wobble' in the focusing action of my Canon 35mm f2 lens probably developed over the four decades I have owned it. Last year I decided to have a go at fixing this perceived problem.
After removing the optical block then cleaning and greasing the accessible parts of the focusing helical, I could see there is square section groove machined in the threaded inner helical into which fits a small brass 'key'. This in turn prevents the moving helical section from rotating. Common to other lenses, this arrangement ensures that the lens block stays in the same orientation as the inner helical moves in and out.
The wobble or backlash is the result of wear to the mating surfaces of key and groove as one slides against the other. There was no detrimental effect on focus accuracy as there was no longitudinal play in the lens mount.
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Thank you so much for this report kodachrome25!

I will proceed by doing nothing but shooting this very sharp lens.
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I've got a pretty well used version of this lens and I'm wondering if it's worth it to find some place to CLA it or get a different 35mm (Voigtlander or a summicron v3) finally have the funds available.

The front element is really loose and wobbly, a good number of scratches and dust inside the lens. I also can't put the aperture ring all the way to f/2 but it looks like it's wide open.

I did get it for a pretty good price at $225 CAD so I'm not sure if I want to spend the money on the CLA (or if it's even worth it) or just to get a different 35mm.
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Does anyone know whether it's possible to get at the inside of the front optical cell? I have what is probably a flake of paint floating around the inside behind the front element, and while it's not affecting the image in any way, I'd rather not have it there.
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As far as I remember, you need to first remove the name ring. This will require a rubber tool of the correct circumference. If you're lucky, you may be able to loosen it with your fingers. There is another ring under this that holds the element in place. That one should be easier to remove. Lift out the element with a small suction cup.
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Sent my M2 to Youxin Ye for servicing this summer. Had him return it to me in Indiana while we were there visiting my family for a few weeks. Took the Canon with me to use. Really like the results of that combo.

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Sent my M2 to Youxin Ye for servicing this summer. Had him return it to me in Indiana while we were there visiting my family for a few weeks. Took the Canon with me to use. Really like the results of that combo.

[IMG]Untitled by Peter Jennings, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Sent my M2 to Youxin Ye for servicing this summer. Had him return it to me in Indiana while we were there visiting my family for a few weeks. Took the Canon with me to use. Really like the results of that combo.
Peter - I took the liberty of browsing some of your other photos which use that combo (Leica M2 + Canon 35/2 + HP5). Oh my yes, that's lovely work. --david hill
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