Thoughts on 50mm Summicron Rigid Type II

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Thoughts on 50mm Summicron Rigid Type II
Apr 27, 2010

I am deciding between the 50mm Summicron Rigid and a 50mm f/1.5 Sonnar. I have found a large amount of information regarding the Zeiss, but haven't come across a lot about the older 50mm rigid. It is a Type II (1956-1968).

I took a couple sample shots in a dimly lit shop with the rigid, but couldn't decided conclusively. One thing that I did like was the color rendition.

FWIW - I'll be using on an M8 and my only other lens is a 35mm Summarit.

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