Soviet Rangefinder Lenses, Redux

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Some of you may remember that last year I wrote a post detailing how Soviet LTM/M39 lenses (i.e. lenses built for the Fed and Zorki rangefinders) do not work correctly on Leica cameras. Well, I was never particularly happy with that post. Why? Because it was reliant on film scans, and I don't trust them. Or, more to the point, I don't trust my scanner. It produces an image … [Read more...]

Soviet Rangefinder Lenses: The Truth

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We interrupt your scheduled programming to bring you a lens test. Simply put, I'm sick of talking about the differences between Soviet and Leica lenses and not having anything to back it up - so here's one of the many LTM shoot-outs I've done over the years to compare lenses. [UPDATE: I was somewhat lazy in the writing of this post. I should have cited evidence for my … [Read more...]