Showcase Leica Thread Mount Lenses on Fuji

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Lawrence A., Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FujiXspot Veteran

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    The question for me is not whether these lenses are better or not; modern lenses matched to the digital medium obviously have advantages. But I enjoy using legacy lenses on my X-Pro (or E-M5, for that matter). I find I need to shoot in raw to get what I want from them, but I shoot in raw for the most part anyway. Contrast and sharpening treatments are a bit different, but certainly not extreme.

    Anyway, to start, here's a couple from an old 90mm Elmar f4 manufactured with single coating in 1946, nicely brassed, but with excellent glass.

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  2. Lawrence A.

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    1953 50mm f2 collapsible Summicron

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  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
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    Great thread, Lawrence, and some great images to kick it off. I came to Fuji from Leica so although I have very few lenses left now (and those LTM) I have done quite a bit of shooting with Leica glass on both Fuji and Ricoh (GXR) bodies and even some comparative testing. Here are some:
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    Fuji X-E1 & Leica Elmarit 90mm f2.8 M mount + Fuji M mount adaptor image
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    23231733.249a7f94.1600.
    Fuji X-E1 & Leica 90mm f4 collapsible + Fuji M Mount Adaptor Image
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    Fuji X-E1 & Leica Summaron 3.5cm f3.5 + LTM-M mount + Fuji M mount adaptor Image
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    23231875.46cd8c61.1600.
    Fuji X-E1 & Leica 5cm Nickel Elmar f3.5 + LTM-M mount + Fuji M mount adaptor Image
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    23231623.79178e88.1600.
    Fuji X-E1 & Leica 3.5cm Elmar f3.5 + LTM-M mount + Fuji M Mount adaptor Image
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    Carl Zeiss (God I love a Sonnar...):
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    Fuji X-E1 & Carl Zeiss 50mm f1.5 Sonnar + Fuji M mount adaptor image
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    Fuji X-E1 & Carl Zeiss 35mm f2.0 Biogon + Fuji M mount adaptor image
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    I also tried some LTM Voigtlander lenses:
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    Fuji X-E1 & Cosina Voigtlander 15mm f4.5 Super Heliar + Leica LTM-M + Fuji M mount adaptor image
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    Fuji X-E1 & Cosina Voigtlander 35mm Color Skopar Pancake II + LTM-M mount + Fuji M Mount adaptor Image
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    ...and even Leica R:
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    Fuji X-E1 & Leica Elmarit 28mm f2.8 R mount + Leitax + Novoflex + Fuji M mount adaptor image
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    23231677.e06b2d01.1600.
    Fuji X-E1 & Leica Elmarit 60mm f2.8R mount + Leitax + Novoflex + Fuji M mount adaptor image
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  5. Lawrence A.

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    Great comparison shots -- and a great churchyard, by the looks of it. Thanks!
     
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  6. Lawrence A.

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    These are test shots, not anything I'd put in my resume, but I've always been reluctant to use the 135 f4.5 Hektor from 1949 on my digital bodies. When I got the lens I tried it out on an E-P2 and did't think much of the results on the whole, so I haven't used it much. The shots below are ooc jpegs, brightened up and resized only, with no other treatment -- no sharpening, no contrast adjustment other than to move the highlights slider left in the levels adjustment in Photoshop. (I'm afraid I retain an old slide film habit of using a -1/3 stop adjustment.) The X-pro was on its default jpeg settings in standard color mode, but with a +1 shadow adjustment. DSCF1923. DSCF1924. DSCF1932.
     
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  7. Lightmancer

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    Y'see, there's some great detail there. I had a couple of Hektors over the years, but preferred the Canon 135 3.5 in LTM, even though the rotating front element was a royal PITA
     
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  8. Lawrence A.

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    One more from the 135 Hektor. Why have I been neglecting this lens? I'll be using it for a certain look in portraits going forward. But without my subject facing the setting sun.
    DSCF1945_v1.
     
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  9. BruPri

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    A few from my 1958 35mm f3.5 Summaron / X-T1. It was a very rainy day and the camera was soaked, no problems though. This lens pretty much stays on the camera these days. 20160214-DSCF7956. 20160214-DSCF7969. 20160214-DSCF7992.
     
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  10. Christilou

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    A couple from the X-E2 with the ZM50 1.5 Sonnar, may have posted these before......

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  11. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FujiXspot Veteran

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    The top shot is stunning.
     
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  12. Christilou

    Christilou FujiXspot Veteran

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    Lucky shot :)
     
  13. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FujiXspot Veteran

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    I always claim my lucky shots -- my stinkers, too, so.....
     
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  14. Lawrence A.

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    From an ongoing series trying to document this cemetery. With the X-Pro 1 and a 1953 50mm f2 collapsible Summicron, a lens I'm very fond of, both on film and sensors.

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  15. steve smith

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    wow, amazing shots! Such beautiful colors & details...very nice!
     
  16. petach

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    The LUCK equation is: Preparation meeting opportunity!!!
     
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