Summicron 50mm Collapsible
I have just bought a bargain ($160) Summi 50mm collapsible lens for my Leica M6.
I have read that this particular lens is as sharp as the rigid summicron 50mm, but not as contrasty.
So here are the questions:
1. Is this true?
2. If yes, is it the best way to compensate by pushing the film by one stop and/or print with a filter of 3 - 5 ?
Thanks in advance for any answers.
Summicron is as Summicron does.
I think that a Summicron 50mm of any vintage should be a very satisfactory lens. The only reservation I would have with the collaspible model would be to see that it is still accurately focussing. Although I have not experienced myself I have read that they can need maintenance to have correct focus. Try focussing on a near object and exposing at f2 to see if the point of focus on the negative agrees with the point chosen.
Enjoy your new lens!