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    FS: Leica Summarit 50mm f1.5

    Leica M mount Summarit 50mm f1.5
    Nice user condition.
    $195 plus shipping. US shipping.

    If you are familiar with this lens you know its lovely image quality. Creamy bokeh at every aperture (to my eye) and can even get swirly wide open. If you aren't familiar there are lots of wide open Summarit images posted online.

    Wide open it is soft with adequate detail in the central part of the image and a beautiful glow on b&w or color. At f2.8 it becomes a respectably sharp lens and continues to improve as stopped down (but this still ain't no Summicron).

    For me, the images are most interesting from f1.5 to f2 or just a bit more, with f2 being noticeably sharper and contrastier (if that is what you want).

    This is the best of several Summarits I've owned over the years. I had this one cleaned and I see no noticeable haze (a common issue). As usual with these old coatings, there ARE noticeable coating marks that I don't find worrisome, but Summarits are never going to be for the fussier Leica types.

    Pictures later if needed.
    Last edited by Mark Crabtree; 01-12-2011 at 10:23 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Great lens. I tried one out a while back, and loved it. Great price!
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

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    "...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    Great lens. I tried one out a while back, and loved it. Great price!
    I thought so. One with haze sold for $259 yesterday at that auction site.

    It's not my deodorant is it?

    Pictures soon. Interesting trades welcome. This may be ultimate spouse flattering lens; it is the one lens your wife (or significant other) will be glad you bought.

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    Where is the lens located?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    Where is the lens located?
    West "By God" Virginia

    USA

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    50 Summarit



    I'm still working on pictures to show the clear glass (lack of haze), and to try to show the coating marks. Several extra hands would help.

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    PM sent; would trade a nice condition Summar. It's on eBay if you'd like the full details.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...STRK:MESELX:IT

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    Tempting. Great condition too! But I need another 50 like I need a hole in the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by softshock View Post
    PM sent; would trade a nice condition Summar. It's on eBay if you'd like the full details.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...STRK:MESELX:IT
    Let me know if you want to move that Summar along. Mine is pretty much permanently loaned, and I am itching to put one on my new Bessa-R.
    2F/2F

    "Truth and love are my law and worship. Form and conscience are my manifestation and guide. Nature and peace are my shelter and companions. Order is my attitude. Beauty and perfection are my attack."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2F/2F View Post
    Let me know if you want to move that Summar along. Mine is pretty much permanently loaned, and I am itching to put one on my new Bessa-R.
    Definitely. I sent you a message. Sorry if you got it already

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