The Day the Summarit Came to Stay…

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Remember that scene in Star Wars™ where ‘ole Ben Kenobi says to those crazy Stormtroopers “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for…”

…and they believe him?!

(I know…I know…Jedi mind trick.  Relax.)

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In any case, the Summarit 50mm f/1.5 LTM recently came to my house to live…And it is staying for keeps.  If you’re shooting the Mono, this IS the lens you’re looking for.

(You see what I did there?)

🙂

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It is definitely not “digital-clinical”–It has plenty of character, and can be just about anything from “crazy-glowy” and swirly-like-mad, to sharp and detailed.

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These photos were all taken in a 24 hour period.  I have tried to process them all with slightly different subtleties in order to showcase the nuances of this lens.  These may not be for everyone, but for me: It is staying on the camera for a very long time.

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Thanks for looking,

-Mark

6 thoughts on “The Day the Summarit Came to Stay…

  1. jkjod says:

    Well, the “funk” didn’t last very long! These are pretty fantastic. So Bravo! I’ve never owned a Monochrom but from all the images/reviews I’ve read and/or seen my favorite images always seem to be from the more classic LTM/M lenses. Looking forward to more of this combo for sure!

    • mewanchuk says:

      Thanks Jordan!

      I really do love the rendering of this–The framing was a bit haphazard as I only had a 28/90 LTM adapter, but it turned out alright. I too prefer the inherent “look” of the classic lenses–Are you shooting any of them on your film body?

      Cheers,
      M.

      • jkjod says:

        I have a Voigtlander 35/1.4 SC – basically the Voigtlander version of the 35 Summilux pre-asph, as well as a ZM 35 C Biogon which is completely different and an extremely modern lens. Both take the same filters and hood which is plus. I have been considering just selling the ZM because I like the look of the Voigt 35 with film, but the ZM C Biogon is so dang small and sharp I’ll probably keep it. They offer a very different drawing between the two.

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