Canon LTM 19/3.5. What to expect?

Discussion in 'Leica' started by chris0202, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. chris0202

    chris0202 Regular

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    Aug 13, 2017
    HI All,

    I came across a LTM 19/3.5 (RF coupled) from Canon in very good condition today. Asked for $430 so I snapped it. I don't know what to expect but it seems to be a very interesting lens. There are something online about it but not much. I wonder what opinion people have on it.

    I will post pictures once I got it.

    Cheers!
     
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  2. carlb

    carlb All-Pro

    Feb 6, 2013
     
  3. carlb

    carlb All-Pro

    Feb 6, 2013
    That's going to be a sharp one, as an educated guess. Nice to find in good condition.

    Could produce color shifted edges on a digital M, if so manually selecting a similar lens will help the camera correct for that. How many aperture blades?
     
  4. chris0202

    chris0202 Regular

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    Aug 13, 2017
    Based on MIR's information, it should have 6 blades. Canon rangefinder wideangle lenses 19mm f/3.5 & 25mm f/3.5 - Image Library

    I read that color shift could be quite significant.
     
  5. chris0202

    chris0202 Regular

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    Aug 13, 2017
    Update:

    My lens has some edge haze and stiff focusing. It will visit DAG.

    As for color shift, on M240 the area affected is about 10% on both sides. The lens seems to be perfectly centered. I guess my sample is not too bad.

    Serial is 12050 :)
     
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