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    WTB : 50mm or 90mm Leica M mount lens

    Hi all

    I am in the process of acquiring a Leica M8u and I need a lens for it unfortunately my budget wont allow a new lens such as a summicron or even a new summarit so I am looking for a good used lens .

    I would prefer a Leica lens as I want to use leica glass on the leica body, but zeiss would be a good second choice as I sold my 2 Contax planars to pay for some of the M8 and I liked their rendering too .

    I am not averse to way older lenses either as long as the rings are smooth and the glass clear I dont really care about the external cosmetics , so if you have a used M mount lens, let me know and perhaps we can work something out

    Thanks very much

    Robert

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    Re: WTB : 50mm or 90mm Leica M mount lens

    Quote Originally Posted by dude163 View Post
    Hi all

    I am in the process of acquiring a Leica M8u and I need a lens for it unfortunately my budget wont allow a new lens such as a summicron or even a new summarit so I am looking for a good used lens .

    I would prefer a Leica lens as I want to use leica glass on the leica body, but zeiss would be a good second choice as I sold my 2 Contax planars to pay for some of the M8 and I liked their rendering too .

    I am not averse to way older lenses either as long as the rings are smooth and the glass clear I dont really care about the external cosmetics , so if you have a used M mount lens, let me know and perhaps we can work something out

    Thanks very much

    Robert
    Hi Robert,
    Take a look at a 50mm 1.5 Nokton ASPH.
    They are discontinued as of recent. But you can still find a used one for a decent price.

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    Re: WTB : 50mm or 90mm Leica M mount lens

    If you are going to be getting an M8 you may want to consider the crop factor.

    A 50mm would be a 67mm and a 90mm would be a 120mm

    A new Voigtlander 40/1.4 Nokton Asph is $429.00 new and would give you a crop factor of 53mm and is a fast lens for low light.

    The Voigtlander 75/2.5 is another great performer for $429.00 new and would give you a 100mm lens on the M8.

    The 50/1.5 Nokton mentioned above is a great lens as well and the new price is $599.00.

    I have use all three and would recommend them as a great starting point when working within a budget.

    One other suggestion would be to look at the used equipment lens available at KEH, Adorama, B&H and other online retailers. I have found a couple of older lens at KEH and Adorama that were fairly priced and there description was accurate.

    Good luck with your search.

    Dan

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    Re: WTB : 50mm or 90mm Leica M mount lens

    Thanks Sid and Dan , thats my backup plan actually!

    There is a dealer in Canada that has the CV lenses available for around the same prices as you mentioned Dan , also to clarify, I like using the 50s and 85s on my Pentax 1.5 crop so I really like 75-130 focal lengths Ive tried to like 35mm and it doesnt seem to gel with me, but I was using an old Takumar 35mm/3.5 , not the best lens perhaps. the 50 on the crop is my favourite go to size, and the fast 85s are my luxury lenses ( helios 40 + Contax CZ Planar 85mm)

    cheers

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    Hey may I ask what Voigtlander dealer in Canada you are referring to? I am also in Canada and I think the only one I've really seen is in Montreal but he doesn't have old stock. Just curious.
    If you like 50+ focal and sharpness the 1,5 nokton is excellent. If you want the sharpest at a decent price, try to find a 90mm elmarit last model with pullout hood.

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    Re: WTB : 50mm or 90mm Leica M mount lens

    wwwleicaboutique.com ( the montreal store :P) , Jean is the guys name, he only sells new gear most of the time however

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    Re: WTB : 50mm or 90mm Leica M mount lens

    Quote Originally Posted by dude163 View Post
    wwwleicaboutique.com ( the montreal store :P) , Jean is the guys name, he only sells new gear most of the time however
    thanks, I'll check it out!

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    Re: WTB : 50mm or 90mm Leica M mount lens

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    ......look at the used equipment lens available at KEH, Adorama, B&H and other online retailers. I have found a couple of older lens at KEH and Adorama that were fairly priced and there description was accurate.
    Delighted to read that at Adorama we've been able to serve you well; many thanks for your business, and for your recommendation

    BTW I'm only ever an email away if you need advice or after-sales support with any order from Adorama: [email protected]

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    Re: WTB : 50mm or 90mm Leica M mount lens

    I just listed an excellent condition Zeiss ZM 50mm F2.0 Planar in black on the forum.

    Its a great lens

    $635 shipped

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    Re: WTB : 50mm or 90mm Leica M mount lens

    In my shelf cleaning I noticed from my "collector phase" I have some 65mm, 90mm (2.8 i think and 135mm lenses. They are older and therfore cheaper, but still work great. I take the 135 elmar treking.

    It's just I have so d..m many of them

    let me know, PM, what FL are of interest (and no, I am NOT selling my 50 lux asph )

    Victor

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