Leica 50mm Summicron collapsible (1117094)

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Tomm111 Senior Member • Posts: 1,070
Re: Leica 50mm Summicron collapsible (1117094)

eliehbk wrote:

Thanks guys, I’ve tried the earliest profiles in the menu. I don’t really see any visible difference, except that there’s always a green cast to the pictures - maybe it’s just a characteristic of an old single coated lens.

to answer your question about collapsing the lens, it’s a “yes”, I collapse mine on the M10R and nothing happens. The lens isn’t long enough to protrude all the way to the sensor/shutter. I wouldn’t do it with the 90mm though.

The Summicron 1s are notorious for having internal fogging. Several people told me not to buy it because of this. The lens may need a CLA, dang thing is 67 years old. I have a Rollei 2.8C (1952) that I was never impressed with the lens that had a great reputation, sent the camera in for a CLA and they cleaned the lens internally, the change was amazing.

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