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Thanks for the kind words everyone
Gary, wow, those two shots looks crisp. Excellent!
Yes, Zeissman is the boss I actually like the ZM50P, given how much it cost compared to the other Leica 50s, I am keeping it. Haven't had a chance to make prints but I suspect that unless you are printing A2+ (22x17) or larger, it would be hard to tell between these lenses, especially if stopped down. 50Cron AA is always desirable as in many other Leica lenses.
Micheal, those 50 1.1 shots of your daughter looks great! They all grow too fast, cherish the moments. I looked at both those pics first, before reading your text and I agree with Ron, the background blur seems more like a f/1.4 lens and this is in line with my own experience and what I have seen and read elsewhere. I think the 50 1.1 excels firsts and foremost as a low light lens. Not really suitable for extreme shallow DOF in daylight, too much coma if shot in color and also background can be caffeinated at times. But it is a true f/1.1 lens and sharp from wide open. In lower contrast scenes, it really excels. Considering it cost 1/10 of a Nocti 0.95, I think Cosina did a wonderful job.
Ron, 135 tele-E looks great. Renders really nice on those 3 shots. Wow, the Nippon Summilux 50 continues to impress! Beautiful. Considering keeping both these lenses or adding to your vintage kit?
An alternate take with the 50 1.1 wide open
And this shot in color @ f/1.1 with ND filter just confuses me,
Its actually really sharp at the center (on the face) but the edginess of the background ruins it for me.
A few more with 50 pre ASPH. #1, #4 wide open, #2 f/2, #3 f/4
Flare on #4 was how I saw it in the EVF. Had a UV filter attached.
and one with the Leitz 135 Elmar @ f/4