Archive for the ‘pancake lens’ Category

Beautifully Wrong

February 14, 2019
It does look Barnack-ish!

It does look Barnack-ish!

First impressions on a new, old lens.

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

It comes with a historically correct, humongous hood that I will keep in the presentation box in expectation of appreciation. The lens is deeply recessed into it’s pancake housing, anyway.
Leica did something left-of-center with this lens. It is a reissue of a fifties screw mount lens, this time with coated lenses, M bayonet, 6-bit-coding and slight updates in the engravings. The optical formula they left alone! So it renders like it’s 1955!

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6


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It isn’t the camera

February 18, 2016
Lil' pug-nosed Rebel

Lil’ pug-nosed Rebel

I’ve known this type of Canon DSLR for years and years. Their base offering with an APS-C sized sensor. Goes by the name of Digital Rebel as well. Has continuously been updated, now comes with a 18 megapixel CMOS sensor that has gotten quite good.
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