New Arrivals - my new Leica 50s!! I'm interested to see how they compare to my Voigtlander and Zeiss (Sonnar + Planar lenses).
Left - Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH ('Lux)
Right - Leica Summincron 50mm f2 ('Cron)
Photo shot with my amazing 1960s Leica Elmar 135mm f4 lens on my Leica M9. 75% crop to tidy up the photo. Look at the sharpness at f4 and the very shallow DOF - yes that is me in the background taking the photo into a dusty mirror. I'm very impressed, espcially considering the low cost.
Mint condition Elmar 135/4.. the glass and aperture blades look like they were made in 2013 not 40+ years ago!
This photo was focused handheld without a magnifier viewfinder at f4 and close to minimal focal length. The picture you see in the viewfinder is small but it is still possible to focus accurately quite easily. This was about the 8th photo I took in total trying different angles for composition.