>I won !! > >a - 9cm f4 Elmar ...clear and clean ... to use with my >"L" and viewfinder that's on the way. > >Just need a 3.5cm to compleat this set up.
It looks like I'm a little late to the thread but..
Congrats on your purchases! I have the exact setup you mentioned, the 15 with a bessa-L. I have used it a lot; it's practically the only film I use anymore. I particularly enjoy being able to see the meter from waist-level.. It's liberating not to 'have' to look through a viewfinder all the time. It has given me some unusual perspectives that I may not have considered with a more traditional camera.
Is the 90 the elmar collapsible? I had that lens a long time ago and really enjoyed the character of the pictures I got out of it. It's a real bargain in the Leica lineup.
I would be careful using the 90 on the L, though.. remember that the Bessa L doesn't come with a rangefinder. You will have to scale-focus. I have had mixed results doing this with even a 50mm lens. I have used a 35 with it though, guessing distances, and getting good shots even wide open.
Got tired of looking for unfindable,or over expensive Leica 90mm f4
so ; I wound up getting a Canon Serenar 100mm f4 ...for best offer of $85.00 + 15 shipping = $100.00
So my basic set up is the Bessa "L" with Heliar 15mm. Outfit will be same with added 3.5cm f3.5 Leica and Canon 100mm f4 ,(I may sell this if and when I replace it with a Leica 85,or 90mm),and I have the Japan -Leica copy image/framing finder...and a small distance /rangefinder too.
What do you guys think of this contraption? Is it kool,or rediculess?
These two lenses should be good for classic photos...the Leica was VERY spendy.Guess I coulda area focused the 35mm. But - I wanted the 90mm Elmar too(Got the canon 100mm -all else was VERY hard to come by)
First shot - I feel is best of roll/shoot,with 15mm Emigrant lake dock. Second is with 15mm (Heliar) ;a square crop - from an Ashland OR town shot.
3rd shot is with Leica 3.5cm, wide open,of my daughters at the lake. 4th -is of lake and tree where we picniced,with 3.5cm.
5th Turned out awesome...with my Canon 100mm wide open,of my younger daughter...at a distance. 6th - teaches me not to get my film done at Costco.I had this problem with different film,different camera,common denominator = Costco,at half the price,ruining half my photos. 6th -building in Ashland OR. - nice and sharp at near infinity...see the contraption I used ...in an above pic in this thread;
;Bessa "L" w Canon 100mm,w universal finder,w distance rangefinder above that. I'n not complaining...I like it.!
But know,it's a little more of a challange to get sharp/tac sharp shots.