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p.652 #1 · p.652 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thank you Zhangyue. If I decide on the cron it will be the AA.


May 24, 2013 at 05:28 PM
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p.652 #2 · p.652 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Hey Joe, eagerly awaiting your Noct/pre-Lux shootout! Would also be interested in Canon 50/1.4 LTM vs. pre-ASPH as well.

BTW, when I used Andrews's Noct f/1 back a few months ago, it was definitely glowy at near distances, especially vs. the Lux ASPH (which also softens a touch wide open at nearer distances) but I was surprised at how useable it was centrally at infinity.



May 24, 2013 at 05:43 PM
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p.652 #3 · p.652 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread




This thread is sick

Ron, I haven't got the Canon 50 yet. My trip up North is postponed. Too much work here.

Michael, I don't have too many 50s, Ron and you probably top the list. I only have six at the moment

Nocti 50/1.0
50/1.4 pre-ASPH (2 copies, I know I am sick but will let one go soon)
50/2 Cron V5
CV 50/1.1
Nikkor SC 5cm f/1.4
ZM50P (on the way )

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Canon 50 1.4 LTM - someone is holding one for me but its in Toronto
I'm really tempted to get a 50Cron Rigid - Michael and Ashwin's fault

and sincd I have those above, I'm also tempted to rent a 50Lux ASPH to compare with the other fast 50s.

I'm definitely staying away from the 50APO and 0.95. Lack of fund and don't want my wife to kick me out of the house.



May 24, 2013 at 05:55 PM
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p.652 #4 · p.652 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


edwardkaraa wrote:
Very sexy! Look at that 3D from the Nikkor


The Nikkor at f/1.4 is sharper than my Nocti f/1.0 at f/1.0



May 24, 2013 at 05:58 PM
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p.652 #5 · p.652 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


rscheffler wrote:
BTW, when I used Andrews's Noct f/1 back a few months ago, it was definitely glowy at near distances, especially vs. the Lux ASPH (which also softens a touch wide open at nearer distances) but I was surprised at how useable it was centrally at infinity.


I agree, the f/1.0 performs really well at further distances and I was surprised when I looked at my first batch of pics. The 50Lux pre-ASPH seems opposite, good at closer distances and supposingly weak further out unless stopped down?

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Nocti f/1.0 wide open. This lens is made for the night owl, Batman would love it









May 24, 2013 at 06:08 PM
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p.652 #6 · p.652 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Very nice shot, Joe.


May 24, 2013 at 06:12 PM
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p.652 #7 · p.652 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I agree. Joe is really, really sick.... Mind you, I have been on the verge of getting sick for quite a while! Joe - check this out, great seller too.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1211336/0#11558203



May 24, 2013 at 06:13 PM
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p.652 #8 · p.652 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I bought my 50/1.5 Summarit from him...

I'm still of the thinking that ultimately, it's the 50AA for everything that requires great sharpness plus other 50s for specific w/o character. I'm already kind of doing this with the 21s... the Lux for speed and subject/background separation and the SEM for 'perfection.' Yes, I actually walk around most times with both. But there is so much more variety of 50s, it would be easy to bring along several just for each's look.

If you're willing to spend the $$$ on the 0.95 Nocti, then for the same money you could get the 50 AA and a bunch of vintage 50s to give you much greater variety of rendering options:

50AA
50 Lux pre-ASPH
Cron Rigid
Canon 50/1.4
Nikkor 5cm/1.4

Joe, that's interesting about the pre-ASPH, but also probably how I would use it mostly - portraits, etc. For far distances the Lux ASPH is great, though almost certainly topped by the AA.



May 24, 2013 at 07:25 PM
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p.652 #9 · p.652 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Edward

Gary, I have contacted seller, thanks for the link. Your M240 should be on the way home? Can you share some shots with the Canon 50 1.4 & M240? I think Gary can do the 50 pre-ASPH and Canon 50 1.4 shootout for us sice he has both

Ron, agreed, 50AA can be a do all lens with a few others you suggested. I would have considered the 50AA if it was closer to $4k but at $7k I am not as excited and will give it a pass for now. Contrary to what some of you may think, I do not have unlimited funds

At the moment, for 50s I am smitten by two lenses, the 50/1.0 and the Nikkor 5cm. Both are really fun to use.

Here is an interesting older article which might of interest to some of you
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/lenses/fastlensreview.shtml



May 24, 2013 at 08:42 PM
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p.652 #10 · p.652 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
Gary, I have contacted seller, thanks for the link. Your M240 should be on the way home? Can you share some shots with the Canon 50 1.4 & M240? I think Gary can do the 50 pre-ASPH and Canon 50 1.4 shootout for us sice he has both




Yep - just got my M240 back last night. Everything appears to be in order and they included that Leica self portrait book as well. Too bad it is pouring rain here and it won't stop until Sunday... I would happily post some M240 + Canon shots but I have loaned my lens out to an esteemed member of this forum. Not mentioning names or anything! Besides, I have many other 50s I can use in the meantime. I could make an attempt to do the Canon/Pre-ASPH shootout, but don't have high expectations. I am not as technically proficient as you and many others on this forum.



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p.652 #11 · p.652 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Gary Clennan wrote:
Besides, I have many other 50s I can use in the meantime.


Apparently I'm not the only sick one



May 24, 2013 at 09:48 PM
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p.652 #12 · p.652 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


edwardkaraa wrote:
Thank you Zhangyue. If I decide on the cron it will be the AA.


Can't go wrong with the 90Cron AA. I never really liked the 90FL on the M but made a mistake when I decided to borrow a new one to try and I could not part with it. Personally, the 90Cron AA is probably one of the most impressive lens I have tried in the Leica line up in terms of sheer performance but that was before the 50AA. The 90AA used to be difficult to find, and now used ones are popping up at attractive prices, I think its a good time to get one.









May 24, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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p.652 #13 · p.652 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


BTW, Stephen Gandy just announced the pricing for the new Notkon 50 1.5
$899 for black and $1049 for chrome. Available end of June.



May 24, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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p.652 #14 · p.652 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
Apparently I'm not the only sick one


Wow I feel normal now Joe

Phil

Nice lens comparisons on these last few pages guys!






May 25, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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p.652 #15 · p.652 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Very nice Joe - 90AA is also on my radar, but the Summarit has been very capable for when I need 90. I seem to recall Charles and others mentioning many 90AAs requiring readjustment for correct RF focusing, which was a bit off-putting. Agreed that there seem to be more available used...

The 'new' Nokton looks cool. Of course the chrome is priced higher (not sure if it's a Gandy thing, like his high 35/1.2 v.2 pricing)... But, as far as 50s go, I'm not interested in its optical qualities. I have the old version, which apparently is optically identical, and find it to be rather uninteresting. Sharp enough centrally, but not superb across the frame and nothing special for character.

Gary:



May 25, 2013 at 02:45 AM
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p.652 #16 · p.652 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron, my 90Cron AA did not need adjustments but it was a newer serial starting 4xxx. I tried an older 90Cron pre-ASPH and focus on that copy was all over the place. Also agree, 90Summarit is no slouch.

jojomon11 wrote:
Wow I feel normal now Joe

Phil


Oops, I forgot Phil, who probably has a secret stash of 50s in a vault somewhere? So how many 50s do you have now?



May 25, 2013 at 02:56 AM
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p.652 #17 · p.652 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
Can't go wrong with the 90Cron AA. I never really liked the 90FL on the M but made a mistake when I decided to borrow a new one to try and I could not part with it. Personally, the 90Cron AA is probably one of the most impressive lens I have tried in the Leica line up in terms of sheer performance but that was before the 50AA. The 90AA used to be difficult to find, and now used ones are popping up at attractive prices, I think its a good time to get one.

http://josephow.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v89/p1599786452-5.jpg


Very nice one Joe. Do you remember any focus shift? I have read a few conflicting reports.



May 25, 2013 at 03:18 AM
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p.652 #18 · p.652 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Edward, actually I have not tested it on this copy nor really noticed it. Biggest problem was to actually nail focus at f/2, so I normally cheat and shoot at f/2.8 or f/4. I'll run some test when I have some time but I know that earlier copies had focusing issues, so probably best to check carefully if you are buying used.


May 25, 2013 at 03:37 AM
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p.652 #19 · p.652 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Edward, I sense something here, are you prepare your M240 now ? Even for Elmarit, I many time opt for shooting at f4 to avoid surprise back home once zoom at 100%. However, the biggest hang up is frame accuracy, especially for city and landscape stuff.

AH! BTW, I will laugh hiddenly for Edward start choosing Leica lens now

Joe, that is a nice illustration for 90AA. Like the geometry in Bokeh and isolation.

Nocton $899, they wish. That is just too much increase unless there is change in formula.


This pg need some photo:

50cron Rigid














May 25, 2013 at 05:20 AM
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p.652 #20 · p.652 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Sorry to disappoint you guys, especially Zhangyue, but I just found a mint copy of the Sonnar 2/85 and ordered it I remember Ron tested it a while back and I really liked the results despite the purple fringing in overexposed high contrast areas. He also said it is much easier to nail the focus due to the special helicoid that has to be hand-assembled in Germany.

Very nice shots above, Zhangyue. Colors in the top shot are fantastic.



May 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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