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p.666 #1 · p.666 #1 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


rscheffler wrote:
I can't say I have an issue with hitting correct infinity focus with the 21 Lux, SEM, 28 Cron 50 Lux ASPH or 90 Summarit. At least I haven't noticed it. After the first time I had the 50 Lux serviced by Leica it came back not able to reach infinity. I had it re-serviced and now no problem.


Yeah, when I was at Steve Cameras's getting some other lenses worked on, Steve warned me about some of the older model Leica 35s, in regards to infinity on the M9, and I just smiled and told him that I'd keep that in mind, not telling him that I already had the 35/2 IV coming to me in the mail!

Steve said that most didn't notice the issue on film, but it's been more of an issue with digital M users. Sure enough, infinity was off when I received the lens, and DAG optimized it for f2 when I sent it to him for CLA, so it still focused well past infinity at f5.6. Still, without live view, it takes a bit of work to really determine how incrementally off things can be, and I have a feeling we'll start hearing even more about it, now that the M 240 has the capability to check focus with live view.

Great pics, everyone!



Mar 22, 2013 at 05:37 PM
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p.666 #2 · p.666 #2 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


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Almost zero PP for all of them. not even tilt and crop. With results like this, I am serious consider develop at home and scan by myself.


please do. I would love to see your work in the film thread.

I dont know if you've ever done it but it really couldn't be easier. X-Tol souped t-grained films scan so wonderfully, too. With the modern Leica and Zeiss lenses xtol 1:1 & acros is legitimately competitive with faster films in 645 which had you said to someone in the 80s would have met with laughter.

some of your shots there are just spectacular (I am thinking especially of the bird with your hand and the building in the frame, that's a really exceptional shot).



Mar 22, 2013 at 06:13 PM
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p.666 #3 · p.666 #3 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


One from the 50 lux ASPH. Wide open:




Mar 22, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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p.666 #4 · p.666 #4 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


douglasf13 wrote:
Yeah, when I was at Steve Cameras's getting some other lenses worked on, Steve warned me about some of the older model Leica 35s, in regards to infinity on the M9, and I just smiled and told him that I'd keep that in mind, not telling him that I already had the 35/2 IV coming to me in the mail!

Steve said that most didn't notice the issue on film, but it's been more of an issue with digital M users. Sure enough, infinity was off when I received the lens, and DAG optimized it for f2 when
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Having checked thru the few shots that I have from my V4, I can say that it has no issue with correct focus at close up and infinity, wide open, at F/5.6 or stopped down. The lens performs as it should.

It seems to me that if a lens reaches infinity incorrectly wide open, then it is out of adjustment. It could be the rangefinder mechanism is out in the middle distances, and I understand that this can be quite common. I have also heard from various repair people that the focusing ramp on older lenses may have been filed, as a cheap way to mod a lens to a particular body.

When you talk about focusing past infinity, I am assuming that you mean that your lens is achieving infinity focus prior to the infinity mark. If this is so, is the lens focus at its minimum distance short as well? This would indicate that the mount is out and should be replaced? Perhaps a trip to Leica for coding and repair might be in order, it would be interesting to see if they can fix it.

Andrew



Mar 22, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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p.666 #5 · p.666 #5 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Andrew Gough wrote:
Having checked thru the few shots that I have from my V4, I can say that it has no issue with correct focus at close up and infinity, wide open, at F/5.6 or stopped down. The lens performs as it should.

It seems to me that if a lens reaches infinity incorrectly wide open, then it is out of adjustment. It could be the rangefinder mechanism is out in the middle distances, and I understand that this can be quite common. I have also heard from various repair people that the focusing ramp on older lenses may have been
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I already got rid of the lens, because two of the best Leica repair guys in the country indicated it was pretty normal behavior, and I needed to sacrifice a bit of f2 infinity performance for f5.6 performance, like Edward mentioned about his Zeiss lenses. Are you sure your lens couldn't be a little sharper at f2 and infinity? How do you know it doesn't come up slightly short?

It's possible that even my current 35 ASPH exhibits similar issues, but to a lesser degree, because I haven't noticed it. Focus shift is seems to be an issue, even with these Summicrons, although not to the degree of other fast lenses.

p.s. I even tried a second mount, and same issue.



Mar 22, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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p.666 #6 · p.666 #6 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


douglasf13 wrote:
I already got rid of the lens, because two of the best Leica repair guys in the country indicated it was pretty normal behavior, and I needed to sacrifice a bit of f2 infinity performance for f5.6 performance, like Edward mentioned about his Zeiss lenses. Are you sure your lens couldn't be a little sharper at f2 and infinity? How do you know it doesn't come up slightly short?

It's possible that even my current 35 ASPH exhibits similar issues, but to a lesser degree, because I haven't noticed it. Focus shift is seems to be an issue, even
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Not sure what to say. Perhaps is a wear function? I can tell you that I do not have these issues with my copy. But as I said it is a late german version in new condition, chrome.

My 35mm summicron asph is also very accurate again with no focus shift. It is a new lens though.

Andrew



Mar 23, 2013 at 03:02 AM
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p.666 #7 · p.666 #7 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


A couple from the zoo the other day. All with 90cron pre-AA.






90cron






90cron









Mar 23, 2013 at 03:28 AM
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p.666 #8 · p.666 #8 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


zhangyue: loving your day to day shots and stuff with the m3
Ron: Absolutely love the set and the docks, especially the first and last
joakim: great light and wonderful contrast
Andrew: that first shot of the tree is amazing.
Gary, great timing on #1

Really busy few weeks at work, but made some time today to go check out the new M at The Camera Store and do a photo walk on the way. Very impressed with the M. ISO 6400 looked great, seemed very responsive, and shutter sound is awesome.

M (240) + 35 Cron ASPH:


L1001116 by ryankarr, on Flickr

MM + 35 Cron ASPH:


L1006337 by ryankarr, on Flickr

MM + Noct @ 0.95:


Puddles by ryankarr, on Flickr

MM + Nikkor 8mm 2.8 AIS + red filter:


L1006464 by ryankarr, on Flickr


L1006462 by ryankarr, on Flickr


L1006450 by ryankarr, on Flickr


L1006408 by ryankarr, on Flickr



Mar 23, 2013 at 04:11 AM
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p.666 #9 · p.666 #9 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Nice Ryan. Did they give you a hint when your new M will come in?


Mar 23, 2013 at 04:21 AM
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p.666 #10 · p.666 #10 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thanks Ryan

Michael, I really like the first one in your film set and also the last one.
Jabberwockt, well done. Great 3D effect in that photo, I assume you used a ND filter?
Gary, great job with the 90 cron. The first one is probably the best but I like the second one because it looks like they are up to something...
Ryan, interesting fish-eye photos. The first fish-eye really works for me and I also like the man with the coffee mug



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p.666 #11 · p.666 #11 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Great stuff posted here guys!

Behind the Fire station with my Mono and Leitz 35 Summaron

Phil






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Mar 24, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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p.666 #12 · p.666 #12 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


P665

Ron, I have a ZM50/2 if you want to compare it to yours. That was you in the shot! I really like your last set, super images!

Joakim, thank you for the kind words.

lenticular11, also, a big thank you!

P666

Micheal, nice set and the scanning looks very clean.

Jabberwockt, superb shot!

Gary, looks like a cool day, penguin weather! I like the 1st one.

Ryankarr, thank you for posting the M shots! Nice work with the monochrome too.

Phil, nice image, love the tones.




Mar 24, 2013 at 01:04 AM
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p.666 #13 · p.666 #13 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Found this cool old bike parked out the front of a shop in SoHo yesterday.

M9 & 50/2 ZM Planar


L1001150.B&W by deang0001, on Flickr


L1001146.B&W by deang0001, on Flickr


L1001145.B&W by deang0001, on Flickr


L1001136.B&W by deang0001, on Flickr



Mar 24, 2013 at 03:05 AM
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p.666 #14 · p.666 #14 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Wow very nice deang001! ^

Phil

Mono w/Leitz 35 Summaron





Flowers







Thirsty?




Mar 24, 2013 at 03:59 AM
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p.666 #15 · p.666 #15 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


So many great images in this thread, as always. This thread that is responsible for me dipping my toe in the Leica bath.

For reasons of laziness and simplicity, I'll comment only on jojomon's last post - I absolutely love the alleyway 'stealth-lady' with flowers!

Perhaps like Andrew G I will end up selling my Contax N lenses (even the one I bought from him ) and get out of the DLSR game, however that is not a conceivable option for me just now, so I enjoy my modest M8, CV 35/1.4 and my indulgence, a coded 50 Cron Type IV.

These taken on a national charity motorcycle ride happening all over Australia today. It was in aid of depression, often called 'The Black Dog' over here, so it's apt that I spotted these working dogs outside a country pub.

The bikes are not as cool as the one shot by deang001





I love the rendering from this lens.

  M8 Digital Camera    50mm    f/5.7    1/125s    160 ISO    0.0 EV  







Captive subjects

  M8 Digital Camera    50mm    f/4.8    1/1502s    160 ISO    +0.3 EV  







My bike is the subtle orange KTM (990SMT)!

  M8 Digital Camera    50mm    f/4.8    1/500s    160 ISO    +0.3 EV  




Mar 24, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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p.666 #16 · p.666 #16 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


From February 2013:


M9 ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr



Mar 24, 2013 at 05:58 PM
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p.666 #17 · p.666 #17 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


deang001, great set with the old bike
jojomon11, i like the last one.
lenticular11, nice dog portrait
Edward, first one is great. Very nice timing.



Mar 24, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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p.666 #18 · p.666 #18 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Just to post a photo as well, here is another one from the archive. 24 Elmar.









Mar 24, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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p.666 #19 · p.666 #19 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


All I have from the past week is some stuff I shot for clients. So heres a couple of things from an event from one of my university clients I shot yesterday.

I shot everything on this wall display and there are three others kinda like it within the university. These photos on the display are all in color.


A couple from the event.











Mar 24, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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p.666 #20 · p.666 #20 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Some test shots from a newly-acquired toy: Leica Summicron 28/2 ASPH all shot wide-open


L1009964_v2 by Dexter Legaspi, on Flickr


L1010091_v1 by Dexter Legaspi, on Flickr


L1010022_v1 by Dexter Legaspi, on Flickr




Mar 24, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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