LCT

LCT

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Joined on Apr 3, 2004

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  • I own both and would use neither for portraits. Too sharp at any aperture for my tastes. You may wish to try a Summilux-M 50/1.4 pre-asph instead or, at other focal lengths, Summilux-M 75/1.4 or ...
  • High contrast and acutance, saturated colors, smooth bokeh, little flare and CA, it is my favorite "slow" 35 ever irrespective of price but i like contrasty lenses. Only flaw is vignetting in my ...
  • Make sure that you hold your M as well as she does ;-) https://lavidaleica.com/gallery/v/Celebrities/Celeb-Penelope_Cruz_b.png.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1 Best, LCT
  • Nice pics :-) As for compactness, the CV 35/2 must be super super super compact then ;-) Just kidding. Here compared to the Leica 35/2 asph v1. Best, LCT
  • I have no experience with the CV 35/2 apo that i find too bulky for the CL but it's just me. BTW i mostly focus stop down personally. Focusing at full aperture can be fine on lenses with no focus ...
  • You're not alone. Current Visoflex is sluggish but the next one will be faster hopefully. Otherwise the CL works fine with M lenses but it is a crop camera. Best, LCT
  • Agree about the ZM 35/2.8 but the CV 35/2 is also superb on the CL and it is even smaller. Bokeh is not always smooth but could be worse and doesn't exhibit sharp edges contrary to the CV 35/2.5 i ...
  • My Pana LX 100 does so i guess its Leica clone should do it as well. Best, LCT
  • With respect Fuji colors are so special (to me) that they may hide small but real color differences due lenses per se. Just a guess from an old Leica/Fuji/Sony/etc. user. In my modest experience ...
  • Mine does click normally. You may wish to check if the flange is not too tight. Check also that your coding pits are painted at the right places. See a Summicron flange below. Best, LCT https://pho ...
  • Because the lens has a focus cam which translates a movement to the roller cam of the camera when you focus. Purely mechanical since the M3. Best, LCT
  • Replied in Japanese help
    Leica used to make compact full frame SLRs in the past. Was the norm in the eighties and nineties when R4 to R7 cameras were almost as compact as Leica Ms. Leica needed some Japanese help though ...
  • Replied in Rokkor 40mm f2
    There are two Rokkor 40/2 versions. V1 from the seventies is a clone to the Summicron-C 40/2 and v2 is from the eighties for the Minolta CLE. IQ wise both are very close with a bit less flare from ...
  • Interesting indeed. I have never seen a black version with preset ring so far. Silver yes but black i have no idea. You may wish to ask details on the collectors sub-forum of the LUF. Best, LCT
  • Yes i see the magenta shift as well. Easy to fix indeed but soft corners are difficult to avoid at f/2 with this lens, at least on my M240. Best, LCT
  • Cornerfix can fix color shifts, mainly red or magenta ones, at edges and corners. I haven't got any of these with the 7art 35/2 so far, neither have you apparently. Your photo # 1 shows the same ...
  • Replied in Leica Tl/M240
    The M240 suffers from banding at 6400 iso. Best, LCT
  • Replied in Opcodes
    Most if not all WA and UWA Leica lenses are designed with digital correction in mind nowadays. Including M ones through 6-bit coding. Such corrections can be cancelled by removing opcodes from raw ...
  • Given its serial number this lens is 6-bit coded i guess. My earlier copy is coded too. Best, LCT
  • +1. I own the Elmarit 28/2.8 asph v1 too and it performs rather poorly on my Fuji X-E2, at full aperture at least (see links below). I fear the OP will be disappointed unless he's planning to use ...
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