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Spring with the old Leica Summaron 35

March 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Sony Nex-7 w/Leica 35mm Summicron 3,5 SM

 

Sony Nex-7 w/Leica 35mm Summicron 3,5 SM

This morning I dug out my old Leica 35mm Summicron f3,5. My dad gave this lens to me when I was in high school. It's an old screw mount lens built in Germany back in the 50's. I have a bayonet mount adapter on it so I can use it with my M cameras. At the moment it needs a good cleaning. On the inside one of the elements is getting a little foggy but I can still use it. It does give a soft affect to the images. So this morning I put it on the Sony to try it out and I was surprised at what I got. In bright sunlight it gives remarkably sharp images considering its condition. I also tried to do something a little different as I did all the post processing in Photogenie on the iPad. This app excepts raw files from the Sony so it was a revelation to see that I could process them like I do in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro. Some of the presets were pretty cool like the infrared one in the bottom photo.


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