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    New page on Leica 50mm Summicron Lenses


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    This is very basic and does not cover the important variations.
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    Well, Mark why dont you help me list all the "important" variations you suggest.

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    While I am not a Leica shooter, I do appreciate information like these as one never knows when one will need them. Thank you for doing this, and I am sure the experts will chip in with more info.

    Best wishes,
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    Thanks for the link. Just out of interest, why are the rays in the diagrams going right to left?

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    direction of light through lens and into camera - just to orient you which is the front of the lens

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    Thanks for the link, my M3 came with a collapsable Summicron and yes sometimes flare happens, even with a hood.

    I think if I was in the hunt for a modern M mount 50, it would be the 50 f2 Zeiss planar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvcameras View Post
    direction of light through lens and into camera - just to orient you which is the front of the lens
    My question was about why they go right to left, instead of the conventional left to right direction. It's a bit like being curious about why South is at the top of some maps and at the bottom of others.

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    That is an interesting list. 3 questions:

    (1) which version has the best optics?
    (2) which version has the best build?
    (3) which version is the best compromise?

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    Subjective questions, but here goes:


    1. how do you define best ? the lens with the most resolution across the field and high contrast is the current version. many believe the D/R and Rigid Summicron are best for B&W photography since that lens has med. contrast but high resolution.

    2. Best build in D/R and Rigid.

    3. again tough question - it "depends" on your need. The best for wide open photography with very good contrast and resolution is the current version

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