E.Ludwig 2.9/50 Meritar

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  1. Dallmeyer

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    deleted pics. thanks for your input Derrel!
     
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    At close range and wide-open at f/2.9 it has a slightly "swirling" background rendition characteristic, as seen in the top photo. At longer ranges, it seems pretty neutral bokeh-wise. What mount is this lens in? Is it an M42 thread mount lens?
     
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    It's M42. Yes the swirls at 2.9 is not my cup of tea at all! Reminds me of a Helios 44 (which i love as a lens!) but not wide open. I have a two intentionally defocussed pictures at f2.9 & f4 which show the passable bokeh stopped down. Personally i'm chuffed with the color and look from this lens in the f5.6 picture. Also this time last week i made similar shots at the airport as these wit a Super Takumar 1.8/55 and in comparison, this little triplet did very well. (One good thing about the Meritar, its very compact and it fits between the railings or through a mesh fence in ways other lenses can't!)
     
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    f2.9 bright edge/bright center discs
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    f4 slight edge but more neutral discs
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    Yes but mine's a "zebra" style one. I'm trying to find the pic on Captain Jacks Exa site. I think E.Ludwig made budget lenses like the Meritar for Exa cameras.

    Funny quote in google results:
    "The Meritar is no fun for me...I keep in on the front of an Exa to keep the dust out."

    LOL
     
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    I have one of these lenses. It has an Exakta mount. I use it on one of my Exakta VX's. It is not nearly as sharp as my Zeiss Tessar 3.5/50 but not a bad lens when stopped down.
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    got some beautiful shots there!
     
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    CZJ Tessar #6317003, alu preset.
    Ludwig Meritar #1603953, alu/zebra preset.
     
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    Thanks! If you had to choose between the lenses, which one would you use D-B-J ?
     

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