This is a record of using the DR-SUMMICRON-M 50mm F2(LEICA) with a digital and film camera.

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LEICA DR-SUMMICRON-M 50mm F2 Photo example

The silver chrome appearance of this era is very beautiful, and the knurling on the focusing ring is also elaborate, which is not possible with modern lenses, making this lens a satisfying lens to own. Since many lenses were produced, there are many in good condition, and if you search a little, you can find one you like. lenses with glasses were sold very cheaply before 2010, but in the 2020s, like other lenses, the price has gone up a little.

As you can see in the photo with the lens attached to the camera, the lens with glasses spoils the lightness of the rangefinder camera, but gives the camera a sense of massiveness. It is a little hard to hang it from the neck, but it definitely stands out.

When I was using a film camera, I liked to use this lens because it allowed me to take close-up shots. However, when digital cameras became the mainstream, I had to push in the lens barrel projection in order to get a close-up shot, which was a hassle.
It was a lens from the good old days.

This lens enables close-up photography up to 0.48m by attaching a pair of glasses (proximity adapter).
The gimmick is mechanical: when the glasses are attached, a ball is pushed in, allowing the helicoid to move to the close-up area.
When the spectacles are removed from the lens, the lens is in focus from infinity to 1m and can be handled in the same way as a normal lens.
Since the stopper part on the glasses is designed to fit the height of M6 or earlier cameras, M6-TTL or later cameras with a higher overall height cannot be fitted with the glasses. However, if the stopper is removed, the glasses can be attached to the camera, and it is possible to find used glasses with the stopper removed.

focal length(mm)50
Maximum aperture2
Minimum aperture16
Lens configuration7elements
Shooting range(m)∞〜1.0Shooting range is linked to camera rangefinder
Shooting range with goggle(m)0.9〜0.48Shooting range is linked to camera rangefinder
Lens length(mm)43Distance from flange
Lens max diameter(mm)53
Filter diameter(mm)39
Goggle Weight(g)52



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