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Thanks for the comments all! Much appreciated.
Joakim, beautiful cows The last cow portrait is really cool. Excellent second set as well, #2 & 4 are my favorites, love how you captured the special moment of the hands of the girl and man in #4. ZM50P and M9 produces some really excellent B&W tonality. On the two landscape shots, I still can't figure out which was the blended exposure, my guess is the shot with the gate? I prefer the gate one as I can immediately identify the main subject (gate?) and there is nice diagonal lines leading from the foreground to background. The red edge does shows up on #1 quite noticeable. #2 looks slightly underexposed to me and I would probably brighten and enhance the rocks in the foreground to make it stand out more?
Michael, excellent set with Tri-X, really like the 1st shot!
Ron, thanks. Not sure if the quest for my 35mm lenses will ever end. 5CronV1 and 35Lux pre-ASPH remains intriguing They are all so different. The W-Nikkor is very interesting, its rendering kind of reminds me of the older 35Crons, very "lush and full" Double Gauss smoothness. What is most impressive is that this lens was released in 1956, two years prior to launch of 35 Summicron V1 in 1958. In my opinion, the 1950s lens superiority clearly belongs to the Japanese As for the w-Nikkor 35 1.8, approx 8000 lenses were released and out of that, around 1800 for LTM (quoting R. Rotoloni Nikon Rangefinder History). Some additional info on the lens can be found here http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/RF-Nikkor/RF35mm/index2.htm
W-Nikkor 3.5cm 1.8 ltm wide open
and one with CZ Sonnar 50/2 rigid wide open