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Subject: [Leica] Nathan's PAD 7/10/2014: lens tests
From: grduprey at (grduprey at
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 13:09:35 -0500 (CDT)


nice set of photos, and the lens looks like a keeper.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathan Wajsman" <photo at>
To: "lug Group" <lug at>, "Olympus Camera Discussion" 
<olympus at>
Sent: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 11:54:38 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: [Leica] Nathan's PAD 7/10/2014: lens tests

I got my ?new? 50mm collapsible Summicron from the Leica Shop in Vienna last 
week. The lens is beauty, absolutely impeccable condition for a piece of kit 
from 1953. I forgot of course that it was a screw mount lens, so I had to 
wait a few more days for the Fotodiox LTM-M adapter to arrive from Amazon. 
It did on Monday, so yesterday I finally had a chance to do some testing. I 
am happy to report that the lens performs beautifully on the M8. One of the 
joys of Leica is that you can take two pieces of equipment that are 55 years 
apart and use them together. So here are three pictures, the first two with 
the ?new? Summicron, and the third with a 90mm Tele-Elmarit from the 
mid-1970s, another one of my favourite M lenses:

Inhabitant of El Campello harbour:!i=3596330595&k=Qp72L9b&lb=1&s=O

A Guinness on the beach (this is one is at the closest focusing distance of 
1 meter):!i=3596330761&k=LbvScZr&lb=1&s=O

Moon rising:!i=3596330965&k=jQCjLgh&lb=1&s=O


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain

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