Much better optics than most loupes.
No but that's a really nice 50mm!
I do the opposite and use a 10x loupe as a lens for my iPhone. Not perfect but effective. You get very narrow DOF. An example:
I was told to never use more than a 10x loupe, because the shinny bits on a watch could cause eye damage with the right light on a higher magnification lens. Any truth there?
Also, watches start to look real crappy under high magnification
I did use to, but now use PEAK Anastigmatic loupes (4x and 8x, useful magnifications), which are superlative. Last 50mm I used for this was the new Nokton 50mm f/1.2, large and bright! Also cron’s Etc.
Ooooooh! That’s nice! Platinum setting?
Yes indeed. I took the pic to show someone what the inclusion looked like (you can make it out on the rhs of the table), its a big diamond, in excess of 3ct, graded as KSI1 from memory so has a little tint which you can also discern. Not mine sadly!
Do you have to add something to the 50mm lense to act as an eyepiece?
So are you just trying to build up to showing off your new M3??
Yes, some of us know what that is.
I actually got that from my brother who is the photographer in the family. I shoot 35mm so that 50mm mostly sits around... till now.
Just open the aperture all the way and look through the other side.
I have a pretty sizable Leica collection, the 50 Summicron is one of the best- and yes, optics are superb. Shoot through that using an iPhone and some side lighting and you’ll be shocked.
...and if you want to keep it forum relevant, put a 1957 (year of Leica M series release) Seamaster around it and take a picture of that
Old Pentax K 50mm f/1.4 does it for me
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