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Leica 50mm Summicron-M f:2.0 "Rigid"



The pictures on this page was taken solely with Leica 50 mm Summicron-M f:2.0 Version II.
Known as "Rigid" and "Starr"

It was produced by Leitz Wetzlar.
Serial no 2052762, produced 1964

 


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 the first week 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

 

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.
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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
M4 with 50 mm Summicron-M @ f.2.0, 100 ISO Fuji slide film

 


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



Leica M4 50mm Summicron-M test photography
Marselis, August 2005
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

 


A secret place
May 2004
M4 with 50 mm Summicron-M @ f.2.4, 100 ISO Astia

 

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 blackpaint model nut a kind of prototype made for last version of Leica M4 Black paint, and Leica M4 black chrome.

This lens has different slightly 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 have 6 elements. This lens with serial number 2269476 was on sale on eBay for $5,400 in 2014.

 



 

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