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    Quote Originally Posted by summicron1 View Post
    pictures look fine, nothing wrong with a summitar, although Leitz obviously thought there was so they made the Summicron.

    I like to tell folks that some of the greatest images in the world, ever, were shot with uncoated optics and lenses that would be considered junk by modern standards -- really, what matters is the shooter, not the lens..
    I agree but,why isit that the folks who say equipment doesn't matter always have the best money can buy?
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    Leica 50mm Summitar f-2 (1939) with Tri-X samples

    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    I agree but,why isit that the folks who say equipment doesn't matter always have the best money can buy?
    Because they bought until they couldn't go any further and found the pictures weren't any better, so now they know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by summicron1 View Post
    It's all about the tool. I haul leicas around a lot, but one of the best shots i got last year, the one i printed up and gave to my wife for her birthday, was shot with a Holga on Tri=X that expired around 1978.

    When you are just goofing, sometimes that's when you capture the moment.

    Attachment 80542
    Wonderful image. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    In the right hands, a Summitar will not leave one wanting any other lens. That's my opinion anyway.

    The flare when shooting into the sun looks lovely, by the way.

    Attached picture shot at f/2.8, Kodak TMax 400 in Xtol, printed on Forte Polywarmton, toned in Moersch Carbon.
    Beautiful, beautiful image Thomas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    I agree but,why isit that the folks who say equipment doesn't matter always have the best money can buy?
    In my case I had the chance to buy a leica early on, bought an Exakta instead because it had more bells and whistles, and learned something about bells and whistles and so said "nothing but the best from here on out."

    Leica images aren't really all THAT much better, but as tools the cameras are amazingly lovely to handle.

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    Leica 50mm Summitar f-2 (1939) with Tri-X samples

    Ok, it's been too long since I've used this lens. I just mounted my Summitar to my M2 to take on a family hike today. Going shoot the last few rolls of bulk-loaded APX400 I have left.
    Last edited by Richard Sintchak (rich815); 01-20-2014 at 03:15 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    By the way, no connection to the seller but if you're looking to mount more common hoods to your Summitar these work great:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/360817729833
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Sintchak (rich815) View Post
    By the way, no connection to the seller but if you're looking to mount more common hoods to your Summitar these work great:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/360817729833
    Yes, I have one for mine, and it works a treat. That little extra ring provides enough 'hood' for most applications by itself. But of course a real hood is unbeatable.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

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    Leica 50mm Summitar f-2 (1939) with Tri-X samples

    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    I agree but,why isit that the folks who say equipment doesn't matter always have the best money can buy?
    Because many of the people who can afford something like a brand new Leica, don't actually know what a good image is or how to make one... Except ny accident, Hehe
    ~Stone | "...of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong." ~Dennis Miller

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikanon View Post
    Some images made with Tri-x 400 at 800 developed in D76 with the Leica Summitar. My copy is very scratched internally and externally.


    btw, I really like your first image

    regards

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