Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/07/25

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Subject: [Leica] Playing with the Hektor 6,3/2,8cm & Leica IIIF
From: s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov)
Date: Tue Jul 25 08:33:42 2006
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I managed to get a lens hood for my Summaron, making the lens less  
compact. I now use mine on a IIIa. I think the whole set up itself  
just gives people a sense that they are being less intruded upon.
I take mine on shoots, stuck in a pocket in the vest, or camera bag.  
After the required digital shots are taken, I'll pause for a few  
quick ones with the IIIa. No matter how busy, or in a rush, no one  
has minded when they saw the camera.
I had an Elmar 3.5cm as match for the Hektor, but I went with the  
Summaron after I tested the lenses.
For a hood for the Hektor, I'm using an A36 filter frame, glass taken  
out. I taped the inside threads on the lens with black graphic tape.  
After seeing the height of the 28mm Voigtlander hood, it seems to be  

Slobodan Dimitrov
Studio G-8,
Angels Gate Cultural Center

On Jul 24, 2006, at 11:52 PM, Daniel Ridings wrote:

> On 7/25/06, Slobodan Dimitrov <> wrote:
>> I've got 40+ rolls socked away, waiting to be processed. I'm waiting
>> for the heat to die down a bit.
>> I've been shooting with the 2.8cm Hektor and a 3.5cm Summaron lately.
>> I'm beginning to find that I use both equally as often.
> Slobodan,
> I'd like to hear more about your experiences with the 3.5cm Summaron.
> I too am attracted by the low profile of a IIIf and a small lens. The
> Elmar, collapsed, is small, but I usually want a bit wider.
> Is the 3.5 Summaron a low-profile lens? All I have to compare with now
> is a Jupiter-12 and it sticks out more than a 35/2.0 Summicron. On the
> other hand, the Jupiter-12 has a deep recess that functions like a
> lens shade.
> Daniel
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