Vintage 1955 Summicron (M) 2/50 Collapsible

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No, not time for a review.  This is just a quick post with a couple samples (SOOC) taken with a vintage 1955 Summicron 50 that I just picked up from KEH.  The lens is in pretty nice condition, considering it's age (58 years) and shows just the slightest wear on the chrome.  The glass is really clean, even though it was listed as haze/fungus - I strain to see any. Sadly, there are no front or rear caps that came with it - so have a replacement set coming from Amazon. $9 total for the set.  

As you can see from the images below, it creates some really nice images - nowhere near as sharp as the Summilux wide open - but will step through the other stops to find its various qualities. This is my first collapsible lens and almost forgot to extend it before my first shot!

From my first two test shots (yes, that's it so far) I can see it has a nice low contrast and seems to tend to the warmer.  The bokeh is looking soft and creamy.  There'll be more to come when I get home to play some more.  I am thinking this is going to be a really fun lens to play with - and there should be some pretty interesting results.

Oh, and I plan to do a compare to my new Summilux-M 50 so you can have some good side-by-sides.

Penny - SOOC f/2
Penny - SOOC f/2
House Plant - SOOC f/2
House Plant - SOOC f/2

First thing I thought with the image of the plant above was it looked like someone stuck an Instagram filter on it - low contrast, very warm, dreamy focus... LOL

Ashley @ Dusk f/2
Ashley @ Dusk f/2
That's some thin depth!
That's some thin depth!
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