I have bought from a relative a Leica IIIf from the fifties and had it CLA. The camera comes with a collapsible Elmar 50/3.5 which I also got cleaned.
I have shot my first roll and noticed that most of the pictures lack contrast, compared with the one I get with my Nikon gear. I used the development time and procedure I am succesfully using with my other camera.
I understand that the lens is very old and not even coated (as far as I can see), but I am sure one can get better results than mine. So I am asking the following:
Is there any tip you could give when shooting with an old lens?
1) Do you usually change the way you develop your film, possibly to get more contrast?
2) Is a lens hood always requested?
3) I have also heard about always shooting with a yellow filter to boost contrast a bit. Is it really required?
Thanks for any suggestion you can give me: I am a newbie at shooting with "vintage" cameras