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p.603 #1 · p.603 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
I try to keep the same focal plane distance as my subject when I recompose, not sure if it makes sense? That being said, its still a hit and miss for me, especially with longer lenses, else I just stop down the aperture or take a few additional shots. Others probably have a better answer for you.


My answer's worse. You get a feel for it. For ultra fast glass I find I've just gotten use to moving in a certain way when focusing and recomposing. Essentially, you want to rotate the camera using the sensor as a pivot. My technique got way better once I went digital.

I find the best practice is chasing toddlers around @ 0.95. Trial by fire.

MM + Noct wide open:


L1004828 by ryankarr, on Flickr


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Feb 19, 2013 at 04:04 AM
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frezeiss wrote:
Guys, sorry for the silly question. How do you focus on the side of the frame with a rangefinder? Is it really doable in the f/1.4-2 range..

I've been holding an M9 purchase over this issue for quite a long time. Possibly waiting for the M240 for EVF but the samples doesnt inspire much.

thanks


M240 with focus peaking will be the most surefire solution, even without the ability to zoom into non-central areas.

With the M9, it's the factors already mentioned, and for me, a matter of knowing the field curvature characteristics of the lens along with focus bracketing, if possible. I find with most of my lenses, if I focus and recompose at a near distance, the point of focus on the off-center subject will probably be slightly back focused, therefore the trick is either to rock back slightly or front focus slightly. At farther distances it's less of an issue. But the key, IMO, is knowing how your lenses work at a variety of distances. Unfortunately a lot of lenses have field curvature and it takes time and a lot of shooting experience to figure it out. Alternatively, place the area you want in focus in the center, then crop for the desired end composition.

I wouldn't worry too much about the M samples. These are just from a handful of photographers and are all SOOC. FWIW, I never post SOOC images here or anywhere else, unless it's a test shot. I guarantee most others here do the same. Therefore you can't really compare the M240 against what you see from the M9 here.

Just wait until the M240 is shipping. I guarantee the photographers you like now, working with M9s, or whatever, will produce the same quality from the M240. I've seen this in a newspaper environment over the span of 15 or so years, including the transition from film to digital. The 'look' produced by any given photographer over that period remained very consistent despite the capture format and camera body changes. Consider the Monochrom release. The accompanying 'inspirational images' by Jacob Aue Sobol are about as far as one can get from the MM SOOC.

Having played around with the M240 DNG preproduction files, I can get them to look like what I get from the M9's files after a trip through LR, but the M240 files have more malleability.

Thanks Joe!
Great one, Ryan! But you should get him used to using a 'real' camera, not a smartphone...




Feb 19, 2013 at 04:41 AM
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p.603 #3 · p.603 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


frezeiss wrote:
Guys, sorry for the silly question. How do you focus on the side of the frame with a rangefinder? Is it really doable in the f/1.4-2 range..

I've been holding an M9 purchase over this issue for quite a long time. Possibly waiting for the M240 for EVF but the samples doesnt inspire much.

thanks

Focus and recompose For street shots, you don't have time to wait for long, and you do get used of certain lenses quirks, at different f stops, maybe move forward or back every so slightly to compensate for the curvature. Previously I had the 5DII with the 50 and 85L, and still used the centre point for AF, hold and recompose. Problem here was the inconsistency of the AF with the narrow DOF. At least with the M9 and MF, you are in control of the technique and how you wish to focus

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Joakim, nice shot of the portable outhouse!
Allen, really nice street set
Ryan, you have captured the magic eyes in this portrait
Ron, great water front series. Amazing lighting in all of these shots!!!
Michael, another nice set from Savannah.
Jabberwockt, nice capture!!
Joe, wonderful dreamy shots of your son
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Ron, this is my favourite waterfront series!!! Neat examples with the 75 Lux stopped down. Very nice urban set!
Edward, great B&W series!!!
Andrew, superb colours and composition! Love the design and shapes.

Some street shots from the last visit to Bangkok, unPP'd so far 50 Nocti f/1.0.




















Feb 19, 2013 at 04:54 AM
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p.603 #4 · p.603 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Some 50/1.4 ASPH shots...these are @ f1.4 (ignore the EXIF)



L1009575_v1 by Dexter Legaspi, on Flickr


L1009421_v1 by Dexter Legaspi, on Flickr



this one is @f4.0



L1009548_v1 by Dexter Legaspi, on Flickr



Feb 19, 2013 at 05:09 AM
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p.603 #5 · p.603 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thank you very much Allen, Gary, Ron, Joe, Charles, for your kind comments.

Joe, this is a baby elephant. You pay 20 baht (about 65 cents) for a small bag of sugarcane sticks to feed him/her from your hand. It also understands Thai My GF's mom asked him to dance and lie down, and it followed the instructions

Andrew, love the compositions and the psychedelic colors
Ron, nice geometric compositions and color combinations.
Charles, I knew it was your shots before seeing the name The 2nd shot is my favorite.
Dalegaspi, nice set, especially last photo.



Feb 19, 2013 at 09:00 AM
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p.603 #6 · p.603 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Wow, many beautiful and fantastic photo shared here. It's always a treat in visiting this thread Also thanks to those commented on my photos.

I spent some time in processing the photo below. The people are at least 2-3 stops in the shadow. Made use of LR graduated filter feature to bring up the light in that area. First time trying this feature.








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Feb 19, 2013 at 03:15 PM
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p.603 #7 · p.603 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Great stuff EVERYONE

Who said that you can't shoot birds with an M9 and a 35 lux



Feb 19, 2013 at 04:32 PM
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p.603 #8 · p.603 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Frezeiss, For distance longer than 3M, this is hardly an issue. DOF mostly will cover it. The one with strong FC will have problem. That requires a careful testing about particular lens to understand the nature of FC. Unless we are talking about latest DSLR D700/800, 5DIII, other mirrorless wonít get this kind of off center job done nicely as well. (DUNNO OMD?) For short distance, I use two way, like Ron said, for off center, you usually will back focused. 1. tilt your body compensate it after recompose. 2. Front focus the shot before recompose. Both seems doing fine for first order cancellation Donít laugh, since you donít expect your set of lens in sync with your body anyway, I do this kind of compensation all the time back to my first M lens 50sonnar with strong focus shift.

The biggest problem we are face is 50lux at MFD0.7 and Noct at MFD1. For wide lens or long glass, it is a less issue.

Edward, nice bW set, the first one is great.
Ron, great set for random thing around city. #2 and last are my favorite
Ryan, nice portrait. It must be fun once you nail the focus at 0.95 with his moving
Charles, Nice set, beautiful rendering.
Weesin, great color.
Airfrog, Nice sharp bird photo. yes, you can do it, but the bird has to be pretty dumb

Hangzhou

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21 biogon






50lux from yesterday at parking lot. Hear the sound of plane, quick focus at building at f5.6. Is this the beauty of Rangefinder?














Feb 19, 2013 at 06:15 PM
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p.603 #9 · p.603 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Charles!

Edward, thanks for the info, interesting, and do they send the elephants back to the farmland when they get bigger/older?

Charles, love those dreamy 1.0 shots! Beautiful!
Dale, excellent shots with the 50Lux. Nice moment captured on that 3rd shot.
wsatam, very nice abstract pattern on that shot and I agree, you can pull quite a bit of detail from the M9's shadows.
Allen, nice shot! Now to continue the experiment with birds in flight?
Michael, excellent set, the koi on the bottom right on #1 balances the composition. #2 is perfect! Nice catch with the plane.

ryankarr wrote:
I find the best practice is chasing toddlers around @ 0.95. Trial by fire.

I'll give you a gold medal for doing that with the 0.95. Excellent shot!

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Feb 19, 2013 at 06:33 PM
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p.603 #10 · p.603 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


zhangyue wrote:
Airfrog, Nice sharp bird photo. yes, you can do it, but the bird has to be pretty dumb



LoL

I donno he was pretty big so he was definitely eating well so maybe not so dumb



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p.603 #11 · p.603 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Not to much of a challenge for me. Birds are easy the street is tough.

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Feb 19, 2013 at 06:36 PM
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p.603 #12 · p.603 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Andrew, Another good set about that truck. Color is great without oversaturated.
Joe, Thanks for comment. Another nice BW shot.

Ron, I forget to thanks for your explanation of changing lens. It has been in my mind for a while that have another M body, even m8 as I donít like change lens in field (before). I thought you must have the same mind But your post make me rethink this. I get this scary for change lens from experience with recent trip in China. With two kids around, it is really awkward changing lens. Without them, it really should not be a problem. Unfortunately, I pass that bad feeling in recent trip to FL, I pretty much only use 21mm. so I miss so many opportunity. I also like the way you think in term of focal length with the same scene. That is good way to training and learning about angle of view. This time, you just save me $4000



Feb 19, 2013 at 07:13 PM
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p.603 #13 · p.603 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


zhangyue wrote:
21 biogon
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8385/8484069081_8a5950f122_b.jpg


Couldn't you have fit one more awesome thing into this picture?

The sunset shadows, texture of the cement wall and graffiti, silhouette of the surfer, even the lines in the sand work perfectly.


Joe, that's a lot of emotion in that shot!



Feb 19, 2013 at 07:30 PM
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Edward, Joe and Michael, thank you
dalegaspi, nice family captures!
Winston, love the design and lines in the image
Allen, very cool bird shot!
Michael, first two shots are excellent. Love the B&W beach composition!!
Joe, really captured the emotions of the moment! Very neat



Feb 20, 2013 at 01:34 AM
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p.603 #15 · p.603 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks for comments, Ryan and Charles.
Here is another by 35cron 8 element.








Feb 20, 2013 at 08:40 AM
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p.603 #16 · p.603 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Charles - Great portrait set! Nice counterpoint to Edward's recent Bangkok sets.
Dexter - looks good, like the hair cutting one.
WeeSin - that's some interesting architecture - looks like it's crashing down on them. Sometimes I find the adjustment brush allows for more flexibility because it doesn't require straight line transition like the grad filter does.
Allen - trading Chicago for Miami? Can't blame you, considering the time of year.
Joe - that's quite the moment - hilarious! P-town looks pretty rocking. Funny though, I never remember it being like that the few times I've been there. I guess I didn't visit the right places.
Michael - wow, very nice set and really like the sunset one a lot. Agreed about the benefit of rangefinder quick focus ability. I can see why you might be hesitant to change lenses if you're also looking after the kids. Two cameras would probably be faster. It seems my considerations are considerably different.

Catching up on photos from the big snowstorm about 10 days ago... here are some from the day after - snowdrifts...

50 Lux ASPH:











90 Summarit:





















BTW, bonus points if you can see the gatefold defect in the second to last image... I think this is a problem in all of my images, just that it's not normally visible. Once in a while I see it in uniformly dark, low light shots where I try to boost it too much... I think it appears here because some of these have had a lot of adjustments, particularly pulling the shadow values down by 2-3 stops to boost the contrast range.



Feb 20, 2013 at 09:54 AM
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p.603 #17 · p.603 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Wstam, nice interesting technique. Should try that one of these days

Allen, Lovely bird shot. It's amazing it allowed to get so near.

Zhangyue, thank you for the comments. Beautiful set. My favourites are the 2 b/w shots on this page.

Joe, very funny shot and you caught the moment. I think they return the baby elephant to stay with his mom at the elephant farm every day.

Ron, Nice set. I particularly like the textured shots no. 2, 4 and 6.



Feb 20, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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p.603 #18 · p.603 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I posted about 25 new shots with the M9 and ZM 35 Biogon in the Bangkok thread with Helimat.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1190897/2#11359035

Here are a few extras


M9 + ZM 35/2 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + ZM 35/2 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + ZM 35/2 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + ZM 35/2 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + ZM 35/2 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr



Feb 20, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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p.603 #19 · p.603 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


The rooster shot is great!


Feb 20, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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carstenw wrote:
The rooster shot is great!


Thank you Carsten. I was very lucky that afternoon.



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