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p.649 #1 · p.649 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron, out of three lens. I slightly prefer the rendering of Canon in this case. Bokeh looks smoother and color is also seems more pop and cooler. However, Nikon and Leica could be the special lens for rendering. There is no PP can recreate lens character.

Gary, #3 looks nice.

Edward, very funny but how true.

Since last time I replied the Robert about 75mm/90mm selection, I personally start look for long lens again, especially 75cron. And found out there are even more focus problem reported for that lens, and the lens is the longest focal length has the FLE in Leica line. This reenforce my wild guess about why there is so many reported problem with 50lux ASPH. How come it is behave weird like front focus in MFD, slightly back focus at infinity, and back focus at mid-distance etc...

I always wonder why my two old cron seems so robust and consistent and 50lux need adjust periodically. Once the lens internal elements move together or in opposite direction, the requirement of accuracy is very high. and the longer the focal length, the more difficult get it right. (The lens is such a beauty, but now I understand why I always have reservation about my love of it. I wish this is the last time I need adjust it.)

50cron Qingdao f2.8orf4






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May 17, 2013 at 04:56 PM
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p.649 #2 · p.649 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Finally my M9 is back after what seem like forever and together with it I also got my 28 Summicron and 35 Summilux back, both with adjusted focus. Still 4 lenses on the way back from Solms but I am a happy camper anyway right now

3 photos below, the cherry blossom was used for focus testing an the third one is just an "action" photo of our robotic mover who started her season today.

First and last with the 28 and the middle one with the 35.



















May 17, 2013 at 05:18 PM
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p.649 #3 · p.649 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Joakim, glad your M9 is back! Both the 28Cron and 35Lux shots are excellent. Looks like they are well calibrated now! Interesting mower! I have seen robotic vacumn cleaners but not a lawn mower! Does it work well?

Michael, excellent shot of your daughter with the 50Cron. BTW, if you want to try another 50mm lens, and maybel with potentially less problems, check out the pre-ASPH version. Has its own character. I succumbed after looking at Andrew, Ron & Gary's pics on this thread.

Kind of like the 50 f/1.0's little brother













May 17, 2013 at 09:38 PM
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p.649 #4 · p.649 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


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May 18, 2013 at 01:45 AM
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p.649 #5 · p.649 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Nice stuff last few pages! Sorry can't comment on each one right now

Phil

Mono and Noct












May 19, 2013 at 04:48 AM
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p.649 #6 · p.649 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
Joakim, glad your M9 is back! Both the 28Cron and 35Lux shots are excellent. Looks like they are well calibrated now! Interesting mower! I have seen robotic vacumn cleaners but not a lawn mower! Does it work well?


Thanks Joe. Yes the mower works quite well, it took some time to set it up and functioning as we wanted but now that is does it is great to have this little machine that quietly does your work for you



May 19, 2013 at 08:52 AM
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p.649 #7 · p.649 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Joakim - congrats on getting back your camera - hopefully it's all back in order again. Nice colors, especially from the 35! Cool mower. Didn't know those exist.
Very nice portraits Allen!
Phil, love the Nocti rendering in these. My hope would be that the Lux pre-ASPH would be close enough, but now I'm not so sure. I have a feeling we might soon see some comparisons, Joe?
Joe, looks very good at close range. I wonder if it might be better than the ASPH, which gets a bit soft and lower contrast at MFD?

Had a chance to give the Canon 50/1.4 LTM more of a workout yesterday - all wide open:










































I'm liking it... not as distinctive background rendering as the Nikkor, but more so than the 50 Lux ASPH. It's decently sharp wide open at pretty much all distances, best centrally, falling off towards the edges a bit.
The focus throw is also really long for such a relatively small lens, which is good and bad, I guess, depending on how fast you need to rack the focus.



May 19, 2013 at 09:16 AM
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p.649 #8 · p.649 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Allen, nice set.
Phil, the first one is interesting. Where is this place? Love the Nocti 1.0!
Joakim, thanks for the info. I briefly looked at Amazon.com and they cost as much as a Leica lens here in the USA
Wow, Ron, beautiful!! You sure know how to empty my wallet What a marvelous lens considering its age. I guess Canon really know their 50mm's? The fall off on #5 and the fence shot looks to have a Leica rendering. Great set, now I understand why it is known as the Japanese Summilux. By the way, did you use a hood when you tried the lens?

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Back to Dr. Mandler's German version, at f/1.4. #2 and 3 close or at 0.7 MFD.

















I'm surprised at the sharpness up close, at least in the center of the frame. I also like the split personality a lot on the next two shots












Really like the background rendering, can be smooth like the 50 ASPH or 75Lux at times (though not often) and painterly most of the time which I like (at the moment). I read somewhere that the optics and performance is similar to the 50CronV3 past f/2, i.e. contrasty but sacrificing some resolution than the previous 50Cron Rigid. I prefer the ergonomics on this pre-ASPH over the ASPH version - I didn't like the focus tab on the 50 Lux ASPH and the pre-ASPH is also lighter.

One more, stopped down @f/2.8








May 19, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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p.649 #9 · p.649 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Joe, what a fine set! Wow. To answer your question, I did not use a hood. I haven't yet used it in a strong backlight situation, but expect it will drop a bit in contrast. There's a shot I did yesterday, which creatively didn't work out, but it was of a dark indoor area beside an open door to outside that was just out of the frame, and there was a lot of veiling flare coming from the open doorway.

Regarding the pre-ASPH, would you say it's a relatively contrasty lens inline with most 'modern' Leicas? Your images certainly imply it, but could also have benefitted from some post to counter the MM's tendency towards broad mid tones. OH, and circular OOF highlights at f/2.8!

More from yesterday with the Canon 50/1.4. All except the last two were wide open.
















































May 19, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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p.649 #10 · p.649 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Very very nice rendering Gary, love the colors and the mood awesome!

zhangyue your signature colors are very nice

Joakim Love the 35 rendering very clean, on that lawnmower, where is the grass collected? inside?

Joe nice, sell me that lens for mfd? The place is a sculpture lot that makes unique items for a annual parade, it was closed I shot through the fence

Allen nice set no. 3 for me

Ron thats some serious pop and clarity! The skin tones are nice and clean and smooth, excellent set overall. Love you 2 page samples also, love your dialed contrast!

Joe wow awesome work with the noct! You picked up fast using this lens, Im still trying to figure it out wide open.
When I use mine it is sharp at 2m and beyond, but any less and there is slight focus shift

Phil

Below some shots with the Mono and Noct, and .9 ND, Joe the place is Old Town Pomona by the rail tracks, this place is pretty scary with some of the derelics that hang out here! They were following me and yelling at me to come over in spanish! I need a bodyguard next time I come here seriously, Oh the things I do sometimes to get my shot

More: http://jojomon11.tumblr.com




























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p.649 #11 · p.649 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


A few from today and yesterday


















May 19, 2013 at 05:33 PM
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p.649 #12 · p.649 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks for the comments!

Phil, nice b&w sets but be careful. The mower uses 4 razor blades to cut with and lets the grass just fall to the ground because it gets so finely shredded there is no need to collect it.

Ron, a couple a weeks ago I saw an add for the Canon 50/1.4 but didn't go for it and when I had regrets a few days later it was to late and the ad was gone and now that I see your photos with the same type of lens I have a little more regret. Thank you

Two with the 28 Summicron at the end of a very rainy day.













May 19, 2013 at 05:34 PM
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p.649 #13 · p.649 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Very nice set Allen!


May 19, 2013 at 05:36 PM
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p.649 #14 · p.649 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Joakim, Congr for getting your Leica back. The first 28cron shot has very nice color. Looks for more from you.
Allen, nice set of portraits.
Ron, like both set. I am surprised to see Canon did such a fine job here. I have to say photographer still make the dominant contribution for the images.
Joe, The lens indeed render very different than 50ASPH. The thread thrive again for GAS. I'd be careful This 50pre-ASPH remind me a lot of my 50lux R E48 a old version but happen at the same time with the same designer. I like it a lot.
Phil, thanks for comments. Nice moody set. I'd avoid such a location no matter how many photo opportunity is there is not worth the risk of myself and my gear

Here are few 35cron V1 images.

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May 19, 2013 at 05:42 PM
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Anyone catch this M240 & 28 Cron review by Tim Ashley?

I might have become mildly hooked on tricky lenses (such as the 35 Lux or the Nikkor 28mm F1.8G) because here, with the 28 Cron, I have a solid, reliable lens that doesn't mess me about. With the exception of the potential for some residual colour cast issues and the need to stop down to F8 for certain kinds of scene, it does pretty much what you want pretty much all of the time. But I don't expect it to remain current much longer than the current or next generation M: it needs a makeover at some point. Not urgently, but soon-ish. It should achieve edge sharpness by F5.6 and the colour shifts should be better controlled.

And it's boring.


I don't have the M, so can't comment on how the character of the lens has changed compared to the M9. My feeling was stopping down to f/4 on the M9 was sufficient for good across the frame sharpness. But I agree colour shifts were never fully resolved with this lens, particularly green bottom corners.

And it seems many of us here got the lens for its somewhat unique-for-Leica rendering qualities, so a bit odd to read it referred to as boring.

Thanks for the comments on my previous sets! Just to clarify for Phil, I did some PP on each of the images, including some skin tone adjustment/smoothing, primarily to compensate for the strongly downward light of the overcast sky, though not really much global clarity fiddling for those. For the non-people scenes I boosted clarity a fair amount in some, as well as tone curve contrast, some saturation, etc..

Michael - nice set from Qingdao. The Cron can look quite modern if you want it to.
Joakim - no worries - the lens seems to appear fairly frequently on various buy & sell boards. I'm just borrowing this one, so will also have to look for my own copy eventually! Lovely rendering in those images.
Allen - great set, love the variety!
Phil - cool looking place, but sounds a bit scary.



May 19, 2013 at 06:40 PM
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p.649 #16 · p.649 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron - wow, really nice sets with the Canon! It looks to be decent sharp in the center with fairly smooth (but not overly) bokeh. Very good lens for the age. I have always wondered how it compares to the Canon 50mm f/1.2 ltm @ f/1.4. My guess is that they would be quite similar in characteristics.


May 19, 2013 at 07:25 PM
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rscheffler wrote:
Anyone catch this M240 & 28 Cron review by Tim Ashley?

I might have become mildly hooked on tricky lenses (such as the 35 Lux or the Nikkor 28mm F1.8G) because here, with the 28 Cron, I have a solid, reliable lens that doesn't mess me about. With the exception of the potential for some residual colour cast issues and the need to stop down to F8 for certain kinds of scene, it does pretty much what you want pretty much all of the time. But I don't expect it to remain current much longer than the current or next generation

I don't have the M, so can't comment on how the character of the lens has changed compared to the M9. My feeling was stopping down to f/4 on the M9 was sufficient for good across the frame sharpness. But I agree colour shifts were never fully resolved with this lens, particularly green bottom corners.

And it seems many of us here got the lens for its somewhat unique-for-Leica rendering qualities, so a bit odd to read it referred to as boring.
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I definitely would not call the 28 cron boring. The opposite actually.

I wonder what he sees as a boring lens. A small aperture or a very clean rendering lens. Looks like the first.



May 19, 2013 at 09:38 PM
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Thanks all for the earlier comments!

Ron, another excellent set with the Canon 50 1.4 ltm. Not sure how much sharpening you added, but those pics looks superb and no trace of veiling flare from those amber flames! Which adapter are you using for your LTM lenses? Voigtlander?

Phil, thanks! and excellent set! #1 and 2 are my favorites. Tonality and sharpness on #2 is amazing! BTW, my earlier shots was with the 50Lux pre-ASPH. Nocti has not arrived

Allen, another productive street shooting day out! Excellent shots! Really like all of them.

Joakim, both 28Cron shots are excellent! Love the contrast and details of what this lens produces.

Michael, nice work with the 35CronV1. Were these from the same trip you took last year?

rscheffler wrote:

Regarding the pre-ASPH, would you say it's a relatively contrasty lens inline with most 'modern' Leicas? Your images certainly imply it, but could also have benefitted from some post to counter the MM's tendency towards broad mid tones. OH, and circular OOF highlights at f/2.8!


From my short time with it, its contrasty from f/2 very close to ASPH, matching my 50Cron V5, f/1.4 seems like a mixed bag for me depending on subject distance, at closer to MFD it seems really sharp and contrasty, at further distances there seems to be some glow or haze sometimes. But definitely not Zeiss level of macro contrast I'll be interested in shooting with it on the M240 for comparison. The pics Gary posted (with the soccer ball) looked excellent.

rscheffler wrote:
Anyone catch this M240 & 28 Cron review by Tim Ashley?

Interesting. 28Cron is probably one of my most interesting lens
on the M setup. Boring it is not. Instead, I find the 50Lux ASPH boring. I guess everyone has different perceptions and taste.



May 20, 2013 at 01:41 PM
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Ron - excellent shots with the Canon 50 1.4. Excellent colors on the prior page

Joe - really like what you got out of the 50 Lux Pre. I had a love/hate with that lens, and find that its best to pair with a Cron if possible. The wide open rendering is just beautiful, love the bokeh. Razor sharp at distance though it is not...until about f/5.6.



May 20, 2013 at 01:56 PM
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Ron, That is a quite negative review for a lens without much fault. Though I like it, it slow down my GAS, and hopefully make it more affordable I agree with you and all others about 28cron's looking, especially for portrait and subject within 2/3 of frame, the rendering is special, color looks great, and Vignette add very interesting effect.

Joe, All photos are still from last year trip. I just start look them myself since you guys ask about 35cron V1.

Here is another one (35cron) at Wuzhen night, that is very dark, and impossible for me to focus if it is not RF. My daughter was very tired for a whole day out that day. and she request to have a rest in front of a resident house there.

I did exposure slide +4. that is a lot. M9 did decent job here.








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