The identities of my “undisclosed” lenses (for Leica cameras)

Discover the identity of Lens #1

Undisclosed Lens 1

Lens #1 (examples of images taken with Lens #1 ) is a vintage lens that may be used with Leica cameras but is made by another manufacturer.  It performs as well as (and in some ways is superior to) the Leica equivalent.

It is not widely known and is bargain-priced:  it costs less than a Leica lens hood!

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Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for me to email you the information.

—Peter.


Discover the identity of Lens #2

Undisclosed Lens #2

Lens #2 (examples of images taken with Lens #2) is a tiny wide-ish angle lens that is sharp, contrasty and resistant to flare.

As a bonus, it has no detectable distortion.

It’s now discontinued and becoming more difficult to find as most owners rarely sell it.

As a result, prices have crept up but this lens can still be purchased for 1/3 of the cost of a Leica equivalent.

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Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for me to email you the information.

—Peter.


Discover the identity of Lens #3

Undisclosed Lens 3

Lens #3 (examples of images taken with Lens #3) is a normal lens that renders in a classic fashion but has modern resolving power.

Unlike vintage lenses, it is extremely resistant to flare and is contrasty.

Unlike modern lenses, it does not render in a sterile fashion.

In short, it combines the best attributes of both and it compares well with the Leica equivalent!

Best of all, it’s currently in production so it can be found brand new on dealers’ shelves.

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Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for me to email you the information.

—Peter.


Discover the identity of Lens #AceUpMySleeve

Lens #AceUpMySleeve (examples of images taken with Lens #AceUpMySleeve) is one of my favourite lenses.

Why do I like it so much?

Simply put, it helps me consistently produce images that I like – a lot.

It is also very small and light (perfect for Leica M cameras).

And it is inexpensive.

However… it has one big flaw: distortion! 

It also has a smaller flaw: flare.

I use it for environmental portraits and — in this context — the distortion is not usually intrusive.  However, I would not recommend this lens for architecture.  In situations where the distortion is distracting, I find entering a value of +8 to +12 (depending on the image) in Lightroom‘s distortion slider usually corrects the problem.

Want to know the identity of Lens #AceUpMySleeve?

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—Peter.


Discover the identities of ALL the lenses.

A special price of US $20 is requested to learn the identities of all the lenses listed above.

Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for me to email you the information.

—Peter.