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    70 year old 50mm f/3.5 Elmar on the M8..

    Here is an image from a 1938 un-coated 50/3.5 Elmar (460xxx) on my M8.
    It's headed to Sherry K for a full CLA.

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    Re: 70 year old 50mm f/3.5 Elmar on the M8..

    Amazing quality for any oldie
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    Re: 70 year old 50mm f/3.5 Elmar on the M8..

    Not sure I can shoot a lens older than me. i can barely get out of bed to function. LOL
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    Re: 70 year old 50mm f/3.5 Elmar on the M8..

    John I had the 50 elmar 3.5
    which everyone had a big laugh at
    at the GET DPI New York Event / all the Boys with their
    macho extensions ...lenses
    but I must admit Charles 85 Summarex was Divine

    I love the ELMARS and I LOVE even more the 35mm
    Tiny & Sweet
    The lens draws so crisp & renders black sooo black ...my Fav for B&W work
    Truly Superb
    Congrats on your new lens

    Best- helen

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    Re: 70 year old 50mm f/3.5 Elmar on the M8..

    Johnastovall....
    I just noticed my serial number on the 35 (#471455)
    dates to 1938, so i too have a BEAUTIFUL uncoated Elmar /35mm

    Here a re a few pixs
    Its my FAVORITE lens & attracts little or no attention....
    except for certain camera buffs

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    Re: 70 year old 50mm f/3.5 Elmar on the M8..

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Johnastovall....
    I just noticed my serial number on the 35 (#471455)
    dates to 1938, so i too have a BEAUTIFUL uncoated Elmar /35mm

    Here a re a few pixs
    Its my FAVORITE lens & attracts little or no attention....
    except for certain camera buffs
    For me, the first one is one of the best photos I've seen posted on the forum.

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    Re: 70 year old 50mm f/3.5 Elmar on the M8..

    Helen, the two B&W's are the start of an an awesome series! And I have to admit I am somewhat surprised by how much contrast this uncoated lens shows!

    Irony is I have one of these stuck on an old IIIf --- guess I need to yank it off and get it mounted on my M8 and try it out!
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    Re: 70 year old 50mm f/3.5 Elmar on the M8..

    SIZIFO Darlin,Thank You...You made my Day

    ThANX JACK !!
    & Yea, a new found member of the Elite Elmar Regime....
    PLEASE try it on your M8 ....I'm sure you'll blow my mind with your Pixs

    Best to All -H

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    Re: 70 year old 50mm f/3.5 Elmar on the M8..

    Helen, it almost looks as if you cut and paste the guy on black.

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    Last edited by gero; 4th September 2008 at 11:37.

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    Re: 70 year old 50mm f/3.5 Elmar on the M8..

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    SIZIFO Darlin,Thank You...You made my Day

    ThANX JACK !!
    & Yea, a new found member of the Elite Elmar Regime....
    PLEASE try it on your M8 ....I'm sure you'll blow my mind with your Pixs

    Best to All -H
    I did not blush.

    But seriously, everything about it works for me. Composition, relation between subjects, geometry, depth of field . And it's not just the same old type of photo.

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    Re: 70 year old 50mm f/3.5 Elmar on the M8..

    Quote Originally Posted by sizifo View Post
    I did not blush.

    But seriously, everything about it works for me. Composition, relation between subjects, geometry, depth of field . And it's not just the same old type of photo.
    I'd agree with you, but Helen might thing I was trying to get her to call ME darlin as well!

    Just this guy you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    I'd agree with you, but Helen might thing I was trying to get her to call ME darlin as well!
    You can't win.

    BTW, many people commenting on your avatar. I think it looks very thespian. Like you're about to utter something of great profundity. DEFINITELY not Tom Jones.

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