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Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0
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Leica 50mm Summcicron-M f/2.0 Version II Rigid
 
Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4 (model no 11 810) from 1999 on Leica M9 vs Leica 80mm Summilux-R f/1.4 mounted on Leica M 240
   
 
   

Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 Rigid (Series II)

By: Thorsten Overgaard

 

The 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 Rigid was produced from 1956 to 1968 as Series II of the model series (Model no SOSIC).

 


One of my youngest workshop students with a Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 Rigid (Series II) on the camera. 15 year old Emily Russell who already works as a professional photographer. Website: www.emilyjeanrussell.com

 


Simplicity: Even the 24MP digital rangefinder camera Leica M 240 looks like a good old classic camera with the Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 II.

 

Leica M9 sample image by Thorsten Overgaard
One of my first images with the Leica M9, this one created via Lightroom using the M9 camera profile from ChromaSoft, plus my own adjustments in Lightroom, as well as some final Photoshop adjustments. It's my daughter at costume fitting for a evening shooting of "Christmas anno 1927" why it's original dress from 1927 she is wearing. Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 @ f/2.0, 200 ISO, 1/125 second.

 

Princess Joy Villa
Princess Joy Villa in Bali, March 2014. Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 II

 

Dior Lady
Dior Lady was made in Sicily, Italy in 2011 and is part of the fine art collection "The Salzburg Collection". Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 Version II.

 

Leica M9 photo by Thorsten Overgaard
My very first shots that made it into the wire service. These are from September 15 for Getty Images. Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0, 400 ISO, 1/180 second, lit by two 12x12" Rosco LitePads and the available tungsten lights in the living room.
"Danish Human Rights advocate Agnethe Dalby presents 'The Story Of Human Rights' with the 30 articles of United Nations Declaration of Human Rights written and illustrated as short video PSAs. Human Rights are for all humans alike, and from the moment you are born (Photo by Thorsten Overgaard/Getty Images)."

 

Den Gamle By Leica M9 sample photo
Two actors happening to notice a photo opportunity and lined up as I came out the back door. It's usually the other way around. Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0, 400 ISO.

 

Leica M9 test photo © 2009 Thorsten Overgaard
Prepping a shoot in The Old Town in Denmark. Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 (II), 200 ISO, 1/60 second. Color temperature set manually using a WhiBal card, metering using external Seikonic lightemeter.

 

Den Gamle By H C Andersen papirklip Leica M9 Sample Photos
Leica M9 with 50mm Summmicron-M f/2.0, 400 ISO.

 

Leica M9 sample photo
Hung up for drying. It's like I'm not there though we all know I am. Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0, 640 ISO.

 

Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 test images
Table decoration with Leica M9 and 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 @ f/2.0, 800 ISO, 1/40 second. Shot as black and white JPG + color DNG in camera.

 

Leica M9 with 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 test images
Table decoration with Leica M9 and 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 @ f/2.0, 800 ISO, 1/20 second. Shot as black and white JPG + color DNG in camera.

 


ARoS opening day
(Aarhus Art Museum), 8 April 2004
Leica M4 with 50 mm Summicron-M @ f.2.0, 100 ISO Fuji slide film

 


"Boy" at ARoS
(Aarhus Art Museum), April 2004
Leica M4 with 50 mm Summicron-M @ f.2.0, 100 ISO Fuji slide film



Leica M4 50mm Summicron-M test photography
Marselis, August 2005
Leica M4 50mm Summicron-M F/2.0, Hasselblad/Imacon scan.

 

Leica M9 and 35mm Summicron-M f/2.0
Leica M9 and 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 (II), 400 ISO, 1/40 second.

 


Caroline looking at Hammershøi April 2004
M4 with 50 mm Summicron-M @ f.2.0, 400 ISO TX

 


Caroline looking at Hammershøi April 2004
M4 with 50 mm Summicron-M @ f.2.0, 400 ISO TX

 

Rare Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 Rigid Version II models:

 

The "prototype" version in black

Here is a Leica Summicron M 50mm f/2 Rigid Black Chrome made for Leica M4 black. It's not a black paint model but a kind of prototype made for the last version of Leica M4 Black paint, and Leica M4 black chrome.

This lens has slightly different shape of barrel before/after this model , something like between black paint 50mm and black chrome 50mm lens. The barrel looks like old version II of the Summicron 50/2, with 7 elements, but on this there is no infinity stopper, and this lens has 6 elements. This lens with serial number 2269476 was on sale on eBay for $5,400 in 2014.

 

 

   
   


    Thank you
For help, corrections and information to

Erwin Puts



   
   
Thorsten Overgaard, January 2003
Edited October 27, 2014
   
     
Boy in restaurant, Paris. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 (II).
© 2013 Thorsten Overgaard.
 

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Thorsten Overgaard
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or onlline. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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