The very rare 43mm Limited in Leica Screw fitting.


grahamcoad

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 07:01
I have had arguments with people who said this didn't exist.......

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The Pentax Limited 43mm f1.9 but made by Pentax as a Leica screw fit lens, (just for the Japanese market)
K-1, Sigma 12-24mm DG EX, Sigma 24-70mm DG EX, K-3, White K-01 with 40mm XS and white 35mm f2.4, SMC Pentax FA 1.8 31mm AL Limited, 43mm f1.9 Limited, 77mm f1.8 Limited, Sigma 17-50 f2.8, SMC Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8, MX + SMC M 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.2, Spotmatic F 55mm f1.8, ES with 55mm f1.8 and 28mm f3.5, Program Plus (Chrome) with SMC A 50mm f1.7, Pentax 6x7, Leica ii, plus misc. odds and sods)

johnriley

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 08:32
Very nice indeed.
Best regards, John

gartmore

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 11:15
I wonder how many they made
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

vjacesslav

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 11:31
2000 pieces

Horst

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 11:38
Of course it was never made for Leica cameras.

It was made for the later Japanese rangefinder cameras with Leica screw mount.

The Leica bayonet mount still had the patent going so the other manufacturers took the next best and made it a screw mount.

No self respecting Leica owner would have used this lens or the later Japanese made Voightlanders

For the Leica screw models, which where really only collector items by then, it was no point to fit any other foreign brand except the early English lenses like Taylor-Hobson or the Dallmeyer super-six 50mm f1.9 or of course canon lenses. And of course the original 50mm f1.5 Voightlander and other German made screw lenses
with Leica screw mount which beat the Summicron in quality.

The Canon 50mm f1.2 was even fitted to the Leica M-lenses and also a couple of special Nikons.
I had a canon 50mm f1.2 and used it on my M3 a fair bit. It was a good lens. Contrary to some 'expert reviewers"

Regards, Horst

vjacesslav

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 11:57
Here are some samples from this lens

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johnriley

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 12:11
Quote:
No self respecting Leica owner would have used this lens or the later Japanese made Voightlanders

Why ever not? It's Voigtlander incidentally.
Best regards, John

gartmore

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 12:28
I'm having lunch with a Leica expert tomorrow, I will ask and find out!
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

grahamcoad

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 13:27
Horst wrote:


For the Leica screw models, which where really only collector items by then......

Tell that to my 1932 Leica 11 with 5cm Elmar f3.5 - fully serviced by Malcolm Taylor and in use, firing on all cylinders!
K-1, Sigma 12-24mm DG EX, Sigma 24-70mm DG EX, K-3, White K-01 with 40mm XS and white 35mm f2.4, SMC Pentax FA 1.8 31mm AL Limited, 43mm f1.9 Limited, 77mm f1.8 Limited, Sigma 17-50 f2.8, SMC Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8, MX + SMC M 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.2, Spotmatic F 55mm f1.8, ES with 55mm f1.8 and 28mm f3.5, Program Plus (Chrome) with SMC A 50mm f1.7, Pentax 6x7, Leica ii, plus misc. odds and sods)

lxmike

Link Posted 22/03/2014 - 23:08
Having used a lot of vintage leica and having spent a lot of years on the rangefinder forum I would say not only do leica fans use a lot of voigtlander glass, especially the ultra wides, they also recognise how much the new cosina voigtlander glass has done for the renaissance of classic ltm leica and rangefinders in general

grahamcoad

Link Posted 22/03/2014 - 23:13
A good lens is a good lens, whoever makes it..........
K-1, Sigma 12-24mm DG EX, Sigma 24-70mm DG EX, K-3, White K-01 with 40mm XS and white 35mm f2.4, SMC Pentax FA 1.8 31mm AL Limited, 43mm f1.9 Limited, 77mm f1.8 Limited, Sigma 17-50 f2.8, SMC Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8, MX + SMC M 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.2, Spotmatic F 55mm f1.8, ES with 55mm f1.8 and 28mm f3.5, Program Plus (Chrome) with SMC A 50mm f1.7, Pentax 6x7, Leica ii, plus misc. odds and sods)
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