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    Leica IIF Red Dial v.3 / f2.0 Summicron 50mm

    My new rangefinder (my first rangefinder). What a great little camera!


    Leica IIF Red Dial version 3 (1/1000 top speed) with collapsible f2.0 Summicron 50mm



    B-17 Liberty Belle at PDK, Atlanta, GA. Engine 2 being worked on while paid passengers wait. First test roll.
    Kodak Tri-X developed in 1:50 Agfa Rodinal

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    That's a beauty; and that lens is by most accounts the best they made for that mount (though I love my Summitar). Great pick-up.
    The workmanship is phenomenal and the materials are first rate.
    Enjoy your 'loaner'..it'll outlive us all
    Holga: if it was any more analog, you'd need a chisel.

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    That's a real beaut. Keep it FOREVER !

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    Very nice camera. Very grainy Flying Fortress, though. Was the film overexposed?

    I enjoy the Summar, the Summitar, and the Summicron. I am probably most partial to the Summitar, although I can't tell much difference between it and the Summicron. The Summar is a really different (and great) look, though, especially for shallow D of F.

    Good luck. She is a beauty.
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    Nice one, that combination of camera, lens, plane, film and developer could have been used to make a very similar image in the late 40's early 50's

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2F/2F View Post
    Very nice camera. Very grainy Flying Fortress, though. Was the film overexposed?
    Entirely the result of combining Tri-X with Rodinal development. Rodinal enhances grain!

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    Another shot, this time on Kodak T-max 100, using a 135mm f4.5 Hektor lens.


    Kubrick in the Grass
    Leica IIf Red Dial V.3

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragc View Post
    Another shot, this time on Kodak T-max 100, using a 135mm f4.5 Hektor lens.
    A photograph of a dog with a Hektor. How apropos... not in the sense of the lens being a dog, but the Hektor lenses were named after Oscar Barnack's dog, Hektor.

    The prices on 135 Hektors went up a few years ago because of an article praising them as great bargains. I got a "like new" one for $100 a few years back. It's very sharp, yet has a "kind" and smooth rendition. When I shot outdoor soccer with it people thought it was some sort of retro digital setup. It was built the year I was born. Perhaps I'm "retro".

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    Hektors are great lenses. It's famous cult cousin Thambar was over corrected and was a wonderful soft lens. But the inherent good behavior Lee mentions make it a super bargain, and if you shoot wide open, one of the great portrait lenses. They also cover 2 1/4, and were hot set ups for Bronica shooters back in the day.

    Keep it forever !
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    and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"

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    Congrats!

    My two Barnacks are just what I found I wanted in a camera system. So easily portable and just the sweetest sounding mechanical works one could ask for. I don't leave home without one.

    Enjoy yours!

    Jo

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