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Leica IIIa test + Three lenses test

Postby alexvaras » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:02 pm

Hello,

The outside pics are done at -15 Celsius degrees, grease from the curtains receivers thickened and slowed the operation, thats why the black band (I guess). The lens is that 2,8cm/f8 Tessar I found.
Inside focused pics are done with Elmar 50mm/3.5 uncoated.
Inside no focused pic is done with a Tessar 40mm/2.8 from Tenax II adapted to LTM mount.

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Some conclusions:
- Keep the Leica inside the coat to keep her warm.
- I like the Elmar, even being uncoated and my first roll with it I like how it performs.
- The 2.8cm works fine for me, or anyone can tell me something different? Sure you can, your eyes have seen more pics than me :)
- Still more tests to do with the Tessar 40mm on the LTM, was my fault or its not correctly collimated?

Comments are welcome and appreciated!

Thanks for watching :)
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Re: Leica IIIa test + Three lenses test

Postby GrahamS » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:55 pm

Alex, what film/developer did you use?
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Re: Leica IIIa test + Three lenses test

Postby Julio1fer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:46 pm

The 2.8 cm looks fine. Indeed that dark band looks like it comes from the curtain movement.

With the 40mm, you got sharp focus on the window at right. Maybe check scale distances vs. RF focus? The RF cam in the lens might need help.
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Re: Leica IIIa test + Three lenses test

Postby PFMcFarland » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:08 pm

My Canon P shutter did the same thing when it was cold outside. It had been setting in a drawer for over 20 years before I got it. I really like your portraiture work. That Tessar may not have the rangefinder cam fitted correctly. It could be too short, or too long, or a shim was left out while it was being modified. Hard to check that on a Barnack body, would be easier to do on an M series. I guess it's time to break out the tape measure again.

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Re: Leica IIIa test + Three lenses test

Postby alexvaras » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:46 am

GrahamS wrote:Alex, what film/developer did you use?

Film is Kodak T-Max 100, it was a risky bet when I put it because it was cloudy that day.
Developer, I will find out, shame one me I don't do it myslef, when I get a scanner I will start with developing questions to you all.

Julio and Phil, yes, next test is measuring the corridor again and do several pictures. As Julio said just a little back from the subject the pic is sharp, worth to try scale focus with the scale at the lens and not from the RF as I did.

Phil, I appreciate your comment about my portrait work, thx a lot, but I feel I just do click and nothing more, my thinking is that all of them make the portraits great.
My wife says for portraits the subject has to be relaxed and natural in front of the camera or person with camera so the real person comes out, the thing I want when I do portraits is I wait until the person smiles (but with his/her eyes). Normally if its 135 film I take two pics, if its 120 only one.

The real challenge will come the day I do a good portrait of an unknown person.
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Re: Leica IIIa test + Three lenses test

Postby GrahamS » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:45 am

Alex, your tonal range is superb.
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Re: Leica IIIa test + Three lenses test

Postby alexvaras » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:33 am

I guess it's not my achievement but from the lab who develops :)

I hope to be able to develop myself to deserve that compliment Graham :) thank you, I appreciate it :)
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Re: Leica IIIa test + Three lenses test

Postby Philip » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:37 am

Beautiful pictures, especially the portraits, with lovely tones.

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Re: Leica IIIa test + Three lenses test

Postby alexvaras » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:01 pm

GrahamS wrote:Alex, what film/developer did you use?


Lab said Kodak D-76

Philip wrote:Beautiful pictures, especially the portraits, with lovely tones.

Philip


Thank you Philip
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