My first encounter with Canon LTM lenses was thru Bing Ming, also the guy who sold me my first Canon 50mm f1.8 ltm. I had the budget and i wanted something better than a Jupiter 8.
And it was then Maiku who got me a faster f1.4..and slowly i began picking up more 50s...
I have never considered the serenar 50mm f1.9 ltm collapsible. It just didn't stir up my interest as much as i wanted to own a vintage collapsible, instead Summitar was on my list.
Well, im surprised that i actually owned my first Canon Collapsible lens today. The Canon Serenar 5cm f2 ltm collapsible...was indeed a very rare lens. I have forgotten where did i learned about this lens. It wasn't even listed on the Antique camera website or anywhere. From what i understand, only 1329 were made (Feb.1947-Aug.1949) according to R.HOOPER .
I believed Ari who sold me this lens was the same person i contacted many months back. I didnt buy it then, it was still considered a little too over priced.
But recently with the revision of the sale price, i thought its a good time to own it. At least my friend said that if its rare and affordable, why not add to the collection? So i gave up on a Summitar and got this.
The lens is in a really good shape. Nothing much to complain about as well.
On my Canon P
Here's a test shot from my Fuji X-E1. Shot wide open..love the soft feel on the image
At f2.8, there isn't really much to complain about this lens. Its performing better than i have expected.
Well at least, for a lens like this, as well as the f2.2 ltm, we are talking more about its rarity compared to performance :)