It helps me keep reviewing these oldies when you get yours through these links, thanks! November 2011 LEICA Reviews LEICA Lenses lesser-brand reviews Collapsed on a LEICA IIIf. Los Angeles, 1934 (© 1.3 MB JPG from M9 DNG at f/4,5).
It's a good lens but not a great lens by the standards of today. The 50 f3.5 Elmar M is unchanged optically from its 'red scale' LTM predecessor, which in turn was a slight optical improvement on the original Elmar with which the Leica became famous. :) In what way is the M version mechanically better? Strangely enough I can live with (and enjoy) the infinity lock on the '51 ltm Elmar, but I borrowed an early rigid Summicron from a friend, and gosh do I get annoyed by the lock on that lens!
I use the red scale variety, also the coated and uncoated originals on my LTM cameras and get very pleasing results in black/white and colour print film. It's a good lens but not a great lens by the standards of today. thankyou its the vintage look I'm after The M-mount Elmar 50mm f/3.5 is a great lens and, what is more, mechanically much better than the original Elmar screw mount. Untitled ( by Am Steinsgraben ( on Flickr Sorry for re-post. 1949 vintage, probably at f5.6 or f8 on Eastman Double X. My first Leicas were the IIc and IIf with Elmar 5.0 and 3.5 cm f/3.5 lenses.
Even uncoated, it gives sharp, colorful, contrasty images.
Shooting this made-in-1934 sample makes me wonder why so many people worry so much about their lenses. Better than the newest lenses, it weighs only half as much as a SUMMICRON, and far better than any SUMMILUX, has no distortion or finder blockage.
Elmar is a four hundred year old period cottage complete with a massive Inglenook fireplace and bread oven situated in a quiet village location tucked away next to the ancient parish church just a mile away from the sea.
Whilst the cottage comfortably sleeps four guests in two bedrooms, its character features, wood burning stove and coastal location make it an ideal romantic retreat for couples, including those who want to bring their dog away with them.
To be more exact, I do know the Titanium and original M6 .85 numbers are listed, but their numbers are mixed in with regular M6 production numbers.
It's probably a fair guess that many variations and special models which get collector's notice, did not get that much notice at the factory, so the serial numbers were just mixed in with the regular production for that model.
There are also pretty fishing villages and harbour towns to explore along the coast and great days out for the little ones including Dairlyland Farmworld for some fun down on the farm and The Lappa Valley Steam Railway with its miniature linked railways, boating lake, crazy golf and play areas.
The surf capital of Britain, Newquay, is only five miles away with its world famous facilities but for those who are looking for a quieter more tranquil seaside holiday, Cubert is an ideal choice with its lovely walks to beaches such as Polly Joke which was voted one of the country's top secret beaches.
The reality of it is that the list was not made with all the precision that Leica collectors might like, but then the list wasn't made by Leica collectors -- it was made by people simply trying to get their job done -- sometimes at the end of a long day at work Of special note are the rare and expensive black paint bodies and military M's.