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    M8 + 8.5cm Summarex

    Added the 8.5cm Summarex to my M8 kit. Here are a few shots.















    Dancing in Central Park





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    Re: M8 + 8.5cm Summarex

    Very nice! Thanks for posting images taken with such an unusual lens.

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    Re: M8 + 8.5cm Summarex

    Charles aka Mssr. Eclectic,

    Nice shots. I know nothing about this lens. Any more details about how old it is, what it is known for etc. etc.

    Terry

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    Re: M8 + 8.5cm Summarex

    Love the Third & Last shot......
    Lush & Seductive to the Eyes

    Cheers ! H

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    Re: M8 + 8.5cm Summarex

    Terry

    The Summarex is known for being big and heavy! So now when I mount the Summarex on the M8 I don't miss my DMR. (Guilt Management 101)

    It's an 85mm, aperture range f/1.5 to f/16. Soft and low contrast wide open. Improves by stopping down and according to Puts reaches optimum at f/11. Some flare. Dates from 1943/1948 with production stopping around 1954. Some were made in '43 but went to the German Army and maybe a few were sold to the public. After the war they were sold to the public and there was another production run beginning in '48.

    Mine's chrome but check out the prices for black one's.

    Here it is on my M8 (with apologies to Marc for the less than stellar product shots):


    Attachment 4640


    Attachment 4641

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    Re: M8 + 8.5cm Summarex

    Thanks Helen, we can always find something in Central Park!

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    Truly intoxicating! Anyway, I would sure love to have a similar hood like that for my silver 24-Elmarit!
    Last edited by Digital Dude; 21st May 2008 at 15:28.

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    Re: M8 + 8.5cm Summarex

    Very nice indeed Charlie!

    FWIW, if I had not found my 73 Hektor (f1.9, uncoated and hails from the early to mid 30's), the 85 Summarex was going to be my substitute choice for that "look"!
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