83 Years Old Vintage Lens , A bit younger Phil by phil_howcroft

83 Years Old Vintage Lens , A bit younger Phil

This is a selfie of me shot with an Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Elmar f=9cm 1:4 vintage lens.

It's a Leica portrait lens 90mm focal length from 1937. Yes 1937 !!!

It used to be my fathers lens from his Leica Rangefinder Camera. It's a bit battered, the focus ring and aperture ring move quite nicely for such an old piece of equipment. There is a bit of haze on the lens.

Does it work OK? Well attached to my Sony A7 full frame you can judge for yourself.

The SOOC image was a bit flat, but a few post processing tweaks and it has produced a half decent shot.

I used the lens back in February 2018 on my Sony A6000, it's how I got started with vintage lenses. I wanted to see how it would perform on a full frame camera.

This was shot in fading end of day light, so I ought to give it a test in better light.
Great capture! I know that guy! LOL! I didn't think you were 83. You are very blessed to have your father's lens. How are all of your girls doing?
October 14th, 2020  
@marlboromaam thanks Maggie, everybody is fine, albeit we are all in this pandemic !
October 14th, 2020  
Great candid shot. Quite an accomplishment to use a lens older than the subject!!
October 14th, 2020  
@allie912 ha ha alison, nice comment, I'd love to know the history of the lens. Number of owners etc. It was manufactured in Germany before WW2 !!!
October 15th, 2020  
Awesome - isn't old glass amazing. Wonderful image.
October 15th, 2020  
A happy Phil :)
October 15th, 2020  
Your smile is always very charming, Phil. Great selfie and the lens has done a really good job.
October 15th, 2020  
Well done with such an old lens.
October 15th, 2020  
@sdutoit thank you sylvia, very much appreciated , the lens did well

@sangwann quite a decent lens Dione. 83 going on 84 years old !!!

@pdulis cheers peter

@spanner I am always amazed by the results I get with my vintage collection

October 15th, 2020  
Great selfie, Phil. I'm really impressed with your knowledge of cameras and lens!
October 16th, 2020  
Great selfie Phil! You can’t beat a fab lens! You look young for a soon to be grandfather!!
October 18th, 2020  
your happy face always makes me smile Phil
October 23rd, 2020  
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