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p.670 #1 · p.670 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


This thread is moving too fast

Joakim, I really like the industrial shot with the 28. Very nice framing.

Joe, crazy bokeh with the Nikkor. Love the last color portrait of your son.

Leonas, very nice portrait of the old man.

Allen, beautiful b/w flower shot. Superb tonality!

Phil, very nice tree trunk shot. Love the texture.

Ryan, the first color portrait is really fantastic.

Zhangyue, great shots of your kids. Always nice to see.

Joe, indeed I am very proud of you Be careful not to catch any fungus

PS: My Sonnar 85 is on the way to Oberkochen for focus calibration.



Jun 12, 2013 at 05:51 PM
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p.670 #2 · p.670 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Edward, I'll get some UV light cabinets I'm sure they will do a good job servicing and calibrating your ZM85. Hope it comes back soon.

CZ Jena 50/2, the ORIGINAL Sonnar This copy is prewar uncoated version, circa 1936.
Here's 2 samples, first @f/2, second @f/4.















Jun 12, 2013 at 06:11 PM
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p.670 #3 · p.670 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


whoooa.... I just realized LR5 is able to recognize aperture settings from the Monochrom!


Jun 12, 2013 at 06:23 PM
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p.670 #4 · p.670 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
I don't own one but have tried it. It works fine for 50mm. Quite a few of my Nocti shooter firiends use the 1.4x to help with focusing.


I have the 1.4x and it is possible to still kind of see the 50mm frame lines. IMO, it's a hassle if you're like me and shoot a lot of different lenses during a single outing, especially anything wider than 50mm. As was posted here a while ago, I think by Charles, the best solution for me was to find the correct diopter correction match for my eyesight. This was great when my RF was perfectly calibrated, but now it seems to be slowly drifting and I really have to focus by intuition, slightly shifting the RF convergence away from a perfect match.

Doug, you could open up the right side of deep shadows a bit and tone down the top left slightly without having to resort to HDR-style processing. BTW, IMO, I was much more prone to HDR-like high clarity processing with my ZM glass.. it just seemed to suit the mood of the rendering more. I've mellowed out somewhat with my Leica glass.

Nice gears, Ryan (that's insane!), Phil, Edwin and Michael!
Joe, that Sonnar looks awesome! Both the lens itself and the images. Is there much focus shift stopped down a couple stops? You're charting a very interesting and fast paced GAS course for us to follow!


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Jun 12, 2013 at 07:04 PM
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p.670 #5 · p.670 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
whoooa.... I just realized LR5 is able to recognize aperture settings from the Monochrom!


Thats awesome to know Joe! is it worth the upgrade for us mono users?

Phil



Jun 12, 2013 at 07:05 PM
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rscheffler wrote:
I have the 1.4x and it is possible to still kind of see the 50mm frame lines. IMO, it's a hassle if you're like me and shoot a lot of different lenses during a single outing, especially anything wider than 50mm. As was posted here a while ago, I think by Charles, the best solution for me was to find the correct diopter correction match for my eyesight. This was great when my RF was perfectly calibrated, but now it seems to be slowly drifting and I really have to focus by intuition, slightly shifting the RF convergence away from
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Yes I was looking into getting one, but wasn't sure if the high price was worth it to get .15 more magnification over the 1.25, so far my eyes are fine with the 1.25, will see in a few yrs when my eyesight starts to degrade more



Jun 12, 2013 at 07:07 PM
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p.670 #7 · p.670 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


rscheffler wrote:
I have the 1.4x and it is possible to still kind of see the 50mm frame lines. IMO, it's a hassle if you're like me and shoot a lot of different lenses during a single outing, especially anything wider than 50mm. As was posted here a while ago, I think by Charles, the best solution for me was to find the correct diopter correction match for my eyesight. This was great when my RF was perfectly calibrated, but now it seems to be slowly drifting and I really have to focus by intuition, slightly shifting the RF convergence away from
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I bought the 1.4x on Monday as I thought it might help with the Sonnar 85. I think my focusing accuracy is exactly the same with and without. One important advantage though is that magnification gives a more natural view of shooting a telephoto lens, almost SLR like. Without it the 90mm frame is too small. However, I don't think I will ever use it for the 50 lens. I can barely see the frame lines.



Jun 12, 2013 at 07:10 PM
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rscheffler wrote:
I have the 1.4x and it is possible to still kind of see the 50mm frame lines. IMO, it's a hassle if you're like me and shoot a lot of different lenses during a single outing, especially anything wider than 50mm. As was posted here a while ago, I think by Charles, the best solution for me was to find the correct diopter correction match for my eyesight. This was great when my RF was perfectly calibrated, but now it seems to be slowly drifting and I really have to focus by intuition, slightly shifting the RF convergence away from
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jojomon11 wrote:
Yes I was looking into getting one, but wasn't sure if the high price was worth it to get .15 more magnification over the 1.25, so far my eyes are fine with the 1.25, will see in a few yrs when my eyesight starts to degrade more


I compared both and found that while the 1.25x allowed easier framing at 50mm, it didn't seem to be enough of a an improvement for focusing ease, compared to not using one. Granted, I bought the 1.4x primarily to use with 90mm. I guess it depends on what you're shooting too. A lot of my 90mm work is more landscape-like and usually stopped down, or near infinity, as a result, the magnifier was less useful than I thought it would be. For portraits I seem to prefer 50mm on the Leica. Maybe if I had a 75 Lux, I'd use it for that, but when I borrowed Andrew's, I never felt I had a really hard time focusing it because of the long focus throw. Some of the new, fast lenses with short focus throw are quite the PITA for nailing focus, it seems.



Jun 12, 2013 at 07:20 PM
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p.670 #9 · p.670 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Nikkor PC 10.5cm 2.5 ltm @ f/2.5


















Jun 12, 2013 at 08:52 PM
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p.670 #10 · p.670 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Very very nice Joe the colors and rendering is sooooo beutiful!!!

Phil



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p.670 #11 · p.670 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


jojomon11 wrote:
Nice rig Edwin, Ive never seen a black dial version on a silver

Phil


Phil & Joe,
This is actually an M9P-upgrade. I asked Leica Singapore to retain the black dial from my black M9 in the silver upgrade that i requested. I would have wanted to retain the black switch and shutter button but the told me that it was attached to the top plate and entails more work because of some electronic contacts.



Jun 13, 2013 at 01:23 AM
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p.670 #12 · p.670 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Nothing particularly special about this shot, but I'm just amazed by the clarity of the ZM 25 2.8. Really a quality lens.











Jun 13, 2013 at 03:53 AM
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p.670 #13 · p.670 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron, the top left is a little blown, it's the nature of the fact I really had the light settings closer to the mid to lower frame of the camera. It's possible, a image expert could make it some better. But I'm not sure exactly what else to do with it, except maybe selectivly turn the brightness down on that area, I might could do that. The right at the trees will be a little darker, but maybe I went to far with it. thanks for your opinion on it.

Doug



Jun 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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p.670 #14 · p.670 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


While waiting at the doctor's office lobby watching "Wreck It Ralph" at the overhead monitor.

M9 + [email protected]..here you can see the crappy halo-effect on the bokeh highlights on the FLE...


L1011852_v1 by dalegaspi, on Flickr

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Jun 13, 2013 at 11:40 PM
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p.670 #15 · p.670 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


zhangyue wrote:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7053/8687391729_3642cc6d0a_b.jpg


what lens is this?

zhangyue wrote:
Here are pics took with above setup under harsh light.
35cron F4

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5325/9024244456_5db80e4734_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8557/9024252570_4ef908c5cf_b.jpg


this lighting is VERY challenging to meter with the limited sensor of the M9...100 points for you! you were able to capture quite a range here...did you have to pull up shadows in post?



Jun 14, 2013 at 12:02 AM
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p.670 #16 · p.670 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


That is 35cron V1. with Leica polarizer hood. The hood finish match the goggle and M9's skin finish. So it looks cool I used it a lot in China trip.

Both shots used manual exposure. I use manual a lot with M9 based on experience and sunny 16. Both face exposure rely on the light bounce from ground so I didn't do a lot shadow lifting. Even M9's sensor DR is not that great, it seems behave pretty good on shadow lifting if needed. so not blow highlight is still my priority with M9.








Jun 14, 2013 at 12:21 AM
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p.670 #17 · p.670 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


zhangyue wrote:
That is 35cron V1. with Leica polarizer hood. The hood finish match the goggle and M9's skin finish. So it looks cool I used it a lot in China trip.

Both shots used manual exposure. I use manual a lot with M9 based on experience and sunny 16. Both face exposure rely on the light bounce from ground so I didn't do a lot shadow lifting. Even M9's sensor DR is not that great, it seems behave pretty good on shadow lifting if needed. so not blow highlight is still my priority with M9.





thanks..

yeah, I rely purely on manual metering on the M9, too...because its auto-exposure is somewhat retarded; it's next to unusable especially in this high-contrast lighting because with the M9 and its wonderfully-limited dynamic range, once the highlights are clipped in your histogram, it's pretty much gone.



Jun 14, 2013 at 01:41 AM
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p.670 #18 · p.670 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


CZJ 50/2 Sonnar (collapsible) uncoated prewar







CZ 50/2 Sonnar (rigid) uncoated prewar








Jun 14, 2013 at 05:03 AM
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p.670 #19 · p.670 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Joe, nice photos and the lens seems to do very well on the Monochrom.


Jun 14, 2013 at 06:51 AM
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p.670 #20 · p.670 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Joakim!


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