A Great Lens for GXR-M

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A Great Lens for GXR-M
10 months ago

Please excuse my exuberance, but I am so pleased with the pictures that I'm getting out of my newly-acquired Summaron 35 f/3.5.  The lens itself is a "tiny tank" that seems a perfect match size-wise for the quite compact GXR-M.  This is an early RF lens, almost 70 years old, so one MUST find a copy that is optically clean to get this type of performance.

Even then, the lens is still not expensive by Leica standards, costing just north of $300.  Here's just a simple neighborhood street scene shot under mixed lighting conditions.  Even distant details are distinct and sharp, the distant orange leaves glowing

Street Scene by GXR-M with Summaron 35mm f/3.5

, and three 10-point stars are visible (at 100%) as reflections on the two vehicles.  I believe that I had the lens at f/8 for this shot and focus at/near infinity.

 Runnicle's gear list:Runnicle's gear list
Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Sony Alpha NEX-7 Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Sony SLT-A57 +5 more
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