December 28, 2020

From Gerald R. Lucas

Summicron 35 Play covid-19: day 280 | US: GA | info | act

Just messing around with the SL and the Summicron 2/35. Today I ordered the Voigtlander Ultron 1.8/21 with the credit I received from returning the Fujifilm X-T30. I should have it by the weekend.


Love the three-dimensionality of this lens—quite a feat for a 2/35. I focused as close as the lens would let me, about .7 of a meter. With the Ultron, I also ordered a close-focus adapter (I wish Voigtlander made one) to run all my M-mount lenses.[1]

Despite what I wrote a couple of days ago, I also have my eye on a couple of vintage lenses, specifically a Helios-44m 2/58 and/or a Zeiss Jena Biotar 2/58. Also, this video has me thinking about one of these cheap vintage Russian lenses, like the Industar-66 2.8/50, the Industar-22 3.5/50 (based on the Tessar design), or the Jupiter-8 2/50. I found this seller in Augusta on eBay who seems to have a bunch of Russian lenses, so I might have a local connection.

Leica Camera and Lens Information
📷: Leica M8 (09/2022–) • Leica M (Typ 262) (01/2017–12/2020) • Leica SL (Typ 601) (12/2020–). Leica Lenses: Leica Summicron-M 2/50 (Typ IV)Leica Summicron-M 2/35mm ASPH (Typ V). Other Lenses: Asahi Super-Takumar 1.4/50 8-ElementAsahi Super-Takumar 1.8/55Asahi Super-Takumar 2.5/135Canon 1.4/50 LTM Helios 44m-4 2/58Industar 61 2.8/55Jupiter-8 2/50Jupiter-9 2/85Konica Hexinon AR 1.8/40Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 2.8/100Olympus Zuiko 2.8/24Olympus Zuiko 2.8/28Olympus Zuiko 1.8/50Olympus Zuiko 2/85Vivitar 2.8/28 • Voigtländer Nokton Classic 1.4/40 MC • Voigtländer Ultron 1.8/21Voigtländer Ultron 2/28. Processed with Capture One Pro.


  1. I figured I’d get an M39 to LM adapter for each LTM lens I purchase in the future, so I can use the close-focus adapter with all of my rangefinder glass.