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p.614 #1 · p.614 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Great stuff as usual around here. Ed you're rock'n.

zhangyue what killer color a while back

Ron the 21 lux is a lens I lust for....

Jabberwockt I really like the shadows and perspective

A buddies band sorry if posted these already. Horrible light.







Mar 10, 2013 at 02:23 AM
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p.614 #2 · p.614 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks so much Ron, for the real world look at RX1 usage. I will investigate the little Sony grip thingy at some stage. And the Gariz (think it is called) half case for a better grab at the body and the eye candy factor.

I often shoot in places that really demand three things: great high ISO output (therefore exc wide open or near to it, therefore top class bokeh, one thing leads to another), small and indiscreet form factor and silent/low vibe operation. The one eye operation looks pretty good too, helps to see what is going on around you. cheers.



Mar 10, 2013 at 03:08 AM
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p.614 #3 · p.614 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thank you very much Jabber, Allen for the compliments

Jabber, the first shot is really difficult but the exposure, framing and PP are flawless. Love the snake shot too.

Allen, very nice band shots. There is some noise visible but it's not distracting. In fact I personally do not mind noise and I think it looks natural in low light.



Mar 10, 2013 at 03:45 AM
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p.614 #4 · p.614 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks for the comments everyone.

Man I'm behind in this thread:

zhangyue, love the concert shot
airfrogusmc, love the symmetry and contrast of shot #2
Jabberwockt, that cathedral shot is great, also like the mood and dramatic lighting of the candle shots
edward, the first shot in B&W is great, I love the sense of empty space behind him
Ron, that looks like a good time. I appreciate the strobes used to boost ambient. I just ordered a Series 8 dark red filter from Rob yesterday, always a great guy to deal with.
Jabberwockt (pt 2), I like the lines and strong shadows in your sepia shot

MM + Noct + Dark red filter:


Three Buildings by ryankarr, on Flickr

MM + 90AA:


L1005909 by ryankarr, on Flickr

MM + 35 Cron:


L1005554 by ryankarr, on Flickr


L1005538 by ryankarr, on Flickr







Mar 10, 2013 at 04:45 AM
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p.614 #5 · p.614 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


philip_pj wrote:
Thanks so much Ron, for the real world look at RX1 usage. I will investigate the little Sony grip thingy at some stage. And the Gariz (think it is called) half case for a better grab at the body and the eye candy factor.

I often shoot in places that really demand three things: great high ISO output (therefore exc wide open or near to it, therefore top class bokeh, one thing leads to another), small and indiscreet form factor and silent/low vibe operation. The one eye operation looks pretty good too, helps to see what is going on around
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Philip, I told you before that the RX1 with excellent DR, high iso IQ, and silent shutter, it is perfect for your type of shooting. Just need lots of batteries. I have not bothered with any lens comparisons because I know the Rx1's lens is better than my ZF35/2, rather be shooting instead.



Mar 10, 2013 at 06:44 AM
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p.614 #6 · p.614 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Edward, nice set to 'show off' you ZM. I like the portrait as well in additional to clam shots. But the jittery Bokeh can still be seen at corner. TBH, almost all Leica 35 Summicron have similar behavior at f2. My 8 elements has the same issue. In that regard, I give RX1 credit for its lovely rendering.

Ron, nice set, must be a fun event. I will wait for your comparison. Again, I agree Lens difference has really small impact on image artistic value itself if not for us alt rendering seeker.

Airfrog, I enjoy these two BW shots very much. I start dreaming about this 35lux fle. I use to think it is not that good (at least for landscape) because of Luka(denoir)'s demonstration, but realize this lens(fle) has awesome performance even stop down compare to pre-fle.

Andy, nice set, #1 is my fav.

Ryan, the first one is outstanding. I bet at full size it will be even better.

Here are few more from that night from SF. all 50lux WO.



























Mar 10, 2013 at 07:24 AM
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p.614 #7 · p.614 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron, interesting reportage and I am very impressed both with how you use the 21 lux and the lens itself. It feels more like watching photos taken with a 35 mm or something.
Jabberwockt, first one is great.
Allen, first on works well for me.
Ryan, the first photo is excellent and how can you not like the second one.
Michael, I like the colour versions but the b&w has to much black in them for my taste.



Mar 10, 2013 at 07:55 AM
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p.614 #8 · p.614 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8105/8544194698_df651e43d1_b.jpg
L1005538 by ryankarr, on Flickr




People talk about that 'Leica look'. If there was a picture that demonstrates it, this is it.



Mar 10, 2013 at 09:25 AM
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p.614 #9 · p.614 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks guys!

Jabberwockt: really like the variety of those images, particularly the lines in the first.
Allen - very nice!
Michael - great clean feeling with the high contrast of these!
Ryan - the dramatic tones of your recent building photos have been very effective and great one at the end of the set of your son (also shown above in ct8282's post). Regarding the lighting set-up at the photographers' meeting, that was put in place by Rob, the host, and was a trio of continuous output studio lights to brighten the room for print viewing. It made it that much easier to photograph, though still wasn't super bright at ISO 640 1/125 @ f/1.4. Some of the images are pretty indicative of how well the 21 Lux tolerates bright light sources within the frame with minimal flare or overall contrast loss.
Thanks Joakim! 21mm is a favourite of mine and after many years I've become fairly proficient with the focal length.

Edward - a queston for you and your ZM35/2: would you say it's sharp wide open at infinity, or do you see some glow in the image? I did an infinity set for the RX1 comparison and I'm not sure the lens is focusing all the way to infinity and has some glow wide open, which pretty much disappears by f/2.8. I also found that it's definitely front focusing wide open. It's difficult to hit correct focus at about 15-20m.

Wayne's comment about the RX1 & the battery is spot on, at least based on my outing yesterday. I got fewer than 100 shots over the span of about two hours before the camera kept shutting down because of the nearly dead battery. But I also rarely turned it off and had the sleep setting at one minute. I'm sure turning it off while not in use will help. Looking at the battery - it's tiny, so no wonder. The lack of an included charger is definitely a poor decision by Sony considering the camera's price point.



Mar 10, 2013 at 06:16 PM
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p.614 #10 · p.614 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron, I will take an infinity shot comparison tomorrow but definitely the biogon has some glow wide open.


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p.614 #11 · p.614 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron, if you test it carefully esp at MFD, you will found it has focus shift. Infinity at F2, it has about same center performance as my 35cron V1, but sharp coverage is less. After f4, it pulls ahead but difference is small only at extreme corner so I sold it in favor of leica build and handling.



Mar 10, 2013 at 09:32 PM
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p.614 #12 · p.614 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


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Joakim, nice to see more ZM18mm sample's and it looks like your snow is melting too!

Edward, really good images from the c-sonnar. (both sets) I especially like the first one in the 1st set.

Gary, the roof on the church sure looks familiar. Did you use cornerfix or something else?

Ryan, nice family shots! Your second set with the 21 'lux are super!

Wstam, B&W is a better conversion.

cmr0385, welcome!

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Michael, love the 50'lux images! Nice street shots in your second set.

Jabberwockt, great to see some 35mm hexanon shots. Is it the UC version?

Edward, great street work - as usual!

Ron, Thanks for posting the images from the RX.

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Edward, The biogon shots are great! Love #3!

Ron, I wished that I could make it, next time for sure. Looks like a fun get together.

Jabberwockt, the Hexanon seems to have a very smooth bokeh at distance.

airfrogusmc, I am liking the band shots, lots of "grain" too!

Michael, good clean night shots, I like #3

Andrew









Mar 11, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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p.614 #13 · p.614 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


More from the shoot with Ron. The train station is Union Station in Toronto, which is undergoing a massive renovation and expansion.







Which one do you like better?











































Again, which one do you like better?













More to come.

Andrew



Mar 11, 2013 at 12:49 AM
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p.614 #14 · p.614 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Great shots everyone! No way to keep up with the fast moving thread
Michael, love your style of PP'ing and compositions!
Ron, love the comparison with the RX1 and M9/35's! I have not had the time to test side by side, and in reality I take the RX1 as it is, a great camera to go, and in low light! It has taken few years, where I actually now appear in shots, with the RX1 Excellent work with the comparison and your thoughts here.
Allen, great variety of street shots!
Ryan, really love the last series of images. Shot #1 is superb!

Edward, excellent shots with the 50 Sonnar and 35 Biogon. Favorite is the one of the monk with Sonnar!
Andrew, really nice series again! Love the color rendering of the first shot with 75 Lux



Mar 11, 2013 at 02:15 AM
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p.614 #15 · p.614 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Andrew Gough wrote:
Gary, the roof on the church sure looks familiar. Did you use cornerfix or something else?




The church is the Munster Cathedral in Basel, Switzerland. You can climb up some sketchy, rickety old wooden stairs for a nice view at the top. I was lucky and got a bit of sunshine in the otherwise dreary weather. I tried to use Cornerfix (first time) but I couldn't seem to get the output I wanted. I will try to develop a profile myself which should make things look much better. I like the first one of the two (stairs pics), and the second shot of the building pics. That 50lux pre-ASPH (E46?) looks to be a great performer in your hands.



Mar 11, 2013 at 02:20 AM
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p.614 #16 · p.614 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Sweet work, Andrew.

Your qus: 1. the second of these, better balance, smoother tones - I would crop the black thingy from the bottom; 2. the first of these, much better, building uplooks with no ground context can be disturbing, depends what you want to achieve though. cheers. PS how does the construction site look in BW? A crop to the right to remove the bright ground might help, the reflection is a strong element, and it may balance the workers/site on the left better. just an idea.



Mar 11, 2013 at 02:53 AM
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p.614 #17 · p.614 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Andrew, thanks for the reminder, I still have some photos from our meeting to post! Of the two pairs in question, I think I like the first of each better. I agree with Philip that the shot of the buildings looking up without any ground reference doesn't work as well for me as the straight-on shot.

Edward and Michael - thanks! The RX1's Sonnar is pretty impressive. No glow wide open, though there is some pretty strong purple fringe or CA in some high contrast transitions. Stopping down at infinity, it seems the Sonnar has some mid zone MTF dip similar to some Luxes, where even at mid apertures it's just shy of being as sharp as the center and edges.

Thanks Charles. I'm really starting to like the RX1. I'm doing the comparison more so as another 'public service' for those curious about how it stacks up against some M glass. There have been some comments along the lines of 'for another $1,000-2,000 you can pick up a used M9 and a ZM lens instead.'

More from my meeting with Andrew, this time around the Toronto City Hall area:

90 Summarit (I liked the starburst )





















28 Cron:







Mar 11, 2013 at 03:16 AM
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p.614 #18 · p.614 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Some great shots guys. Particularly like all the black and whites and the starburst.

Andrew, I dont have the UC version. I am using the 8 element 7 group version. When I bought this, there was very little info online about this lens. What limited info is available online says that this was a redesign based on a new optical formula and was released in 2001. Bokeh seems to fall somewhere between good and passable in most situations.



Mar 11, 2013 at 04:49 AM
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p.614 #19 · p.614 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Jabberwockt, love the first shot from the previous page

rscheffler wrote:
Thanks Charles. I'm really starting to like the RX1. I'm doing the comparison more so as another 'public service' for those curious about how it stacks up against some M glass. There have been some comments along the lines of 'for another $1,000-2,000 you can pick up a used M9 and a ZM lens instead.'


You are right! Extra 1 or 2K, a used M9 and ZM lens is a great choice. The DR and low light ability of the RX1 still continues to amaze me. IMO, I don't feel the RX1 is a replacement for the M series, but makes for an amazing companion to the M9/M-M. I must say, I don't feel the rush to get the new M240 now, as the RX1 does most of the low light work for now Love the star burst in the first shot!



Mar 11, 2013 at 06:39 AM
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p.614 #20 · p.614 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


http://www.focus-numerique.com/test-1634/compact-leica-m-bruit-electronique-12.html



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