Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/04/16

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Subject: [Leica] Zeiss Contax to Leica Adapter
From: lluisripollquerol at (Lluis Ripoll)
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 01:17:41 +0200
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I think it will be a big difference with the old Sonnar of the 50's  
and the actual Zeiss/Cosina, I viewed some pictures with the actual  
50/2 and they are very sharp giving beautiful contrasts, Erwin Putts  
says that it is very similar to the Summicron. I don't know if the  
adapter will work well with the 135, frame lines should beactivatet  
manually with the level, I don't know if it is sharper than the Elmar,  
recently Jim Shulman has posted some pictures with this lens and it  
looks sharp.


El 16/04/2011, a las 22:42, Jan Decher escribi?:

> Lluis,
> Thanks for the input and picture examples. I especially like the  
> Jena 85/2
> ones.  Very sharp and your shooting style seems to benefit from a  
> short
> portrait telephoto lens. I just shot a roll of 12 exposure color  
> negative
> film to test my re-built (re-cemented lenses etc.) 1.5/50mm Sonnar  
> on the
> Contax IIIa.  If I like the lens, I might adapt it to the M6  
> otherwise get
> the current Zeiss/Cosina version 1.5/50 Sonnar.  I also have a CZ  
> (postwar)
> 4/135mm Sonnar which I use on the Contax with the revolving 440  
> finder. It
> should actually be easier to use on the M6 with Amedeo's adapter  
> given the
> 135mm frame lines (if they kick in with the adapter!). I expect the  
> 135mm
> Sonnar to be sharper than my old 4/135mm Elmar.
> Jan
> From: Lluis Ripoll <lluisripollquerol at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Zeiss Contax to Leica Adapter
> Hi Jan,
> I have the Contax adapter to Leica M and I'm using two lenses the  
> Zeiss
> Opton Sonnar 50/1.5mm and the Zeiss Jena 85mm F2, it works wonderful,
> Amedeo is a great guy and a very serious professional, you can go  
> ahead
> with him, he will always help you or repair if something don't work
> perfectly.
> All these are shot with the Sonnar 50/1.5 on my M3 and Plus X
> ...
> All this serie was shot with the M8 and the Sonnar 50/1.5
> ...<
> >
> These ones are with the Sonnar Jena 85/2 on the M8
> ... < 
> >
> Both lenses are superb!
> Saludos
> Lluis
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In reply to: Message from wanderjan at (Jan Decher) ([Leica] Zeiss Contax to Leica Adapter)