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    My understanding is that the Jupiter-12 won't mount safely on the CV cameras.

    I just looked at this question myself, vacillating between a collapsible Summicron and a Nikkor 50/2. I ended up with the Nikkor and am quite happy with the couple of "smoke test" rolls I've shot so far. The collapsible Summicron that I didn't buy is still there at KEH (although I've read that it probably won't collapse on the Bessa-R, which is the same body I was buying for).

    This seems like it's kind of an "embarrassment of riches" situation; there are a *lot* of good screwmount lenses in the normal-to-slightly-wide range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herb View Post
    ... I am clueless about which of the old lenses were decent, say an early Leica or canon??
    I think it's safe to say that there weren't any bad lenses. There are soft lenses, but they are mostly pre-war, uncoated examples (and even then aren't bad.)

    I have a Canon 35/2 and it is indeed a fine lens - I've been using it quite often recently. It should be used with a hood as it has a tendency to flare.

    Leica obviously makes excellent lenses, but not everyone can afford them. I've found Canon screwmount lenses to be wonderful alternatives; lower in price, yet great performers.

    There's also Voitlander (Cossina) which are currently making screwmount and M-mount lenses. They lack the "flavor" of old lenses, but they are reasonably priced and perform very well.
    Those who know, shoot film

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    50mm LTM lenses are plentiful and cheap. You can choose from older Leitz, Canon, Nikon or modern Voigtlander LTM lenses. There are even a few Russian 50mm LTM lenses that you might want to try.

    35mm LTM lenses are far and few between. Do not buy a Russian Jupiter-12 35mm/2.8 because it has a protruding back lens that kills your Bessa's shutter. Your next option is to try to find a Voigtlander Color Skopar 35mm/2.5 LTM. It's a gem of a lens. Costs around $200 used (not available as new). KEH usually has some Canon 35mm/2.8 lenses on sale. I have no experience on that particular lens but in general old Canon LTM lenses are very good.

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    Another fan of the Summitar here...but you will need a specialized filter adaptor to put filters on it, and you want to do that to protect the soft front element: these adaptors can now be obtained inexpensively on fleabay. They also enable you to use an aftermarket hood, also now available on fleabay. Not all of the other options are easy kit out with a filter or hood.

    The Summitar is a collapsible lens that should not be collapsed on the Bessa, but you can lock it open with a piece of dymo tape or some other temporary block.

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    Nice informative thread as I am picking up the Canon IVSB-2 tomorrow for my first interchangeable lens RF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unohuu View Post
    Nice informative thread as I am picking up the Canon IVSB-2 tomorrow for my first interchangeable lens RF.
    You'll have a lot of fun with that. To you and to the OP I'll say "don't underestimate the Canon Serenar lenses". I have a few that are really just strays I don't shoot with much.

    I took out the 35 f3.2 last week just to shoot some film for a developer comparison. I was shocked to see how sharp that lens is. It actually inspired several evenings of tweaking my enlarger setups just to see if I could get every bit of detail that was in that Legacy Pro 100 negative onto paper.

    These old Canon lenses are real bargains at today's prices and the build quality is exceptionally nice.

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    I dont give a dime to canon , prefer not taking pictures. They are insults in Japanese.

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    50mm for LTM Results

    Ok, I got a 50 Cm Summitar that had separated front elements, sent it to focal point and got it fixed plus haze removal. No change to the coatings, so it should be as new. I will test it for the magical qualities against a couple of others I can borrow, a Voiglander 50 1.5 and russian f2.

    More after xmas

    Thanks for all the responses

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    Either 5 cm or 50 mm, I hope. Otherwise you'll have trouble focussing. :-)

    Can I ask how much the repairs cost? Focal Point warn that their work "may be expensive", but I don't have even a vague sense of what that means in practice.

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