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p.671 #1 · p.671 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Sorry, I've been bad with all text and no images lately. But have been enjoying the great work here and somewhat getting caught up in Joe's GAS, becoming a bit of an accomplice.

Anyway, came across this link over at RFF for a 3D printed square (Leica-like) hood for the ZM50/2:
http://www.shapeways.com/model/764153/zeiss-50-2-planar-compact-hood.html?li=productBox-search

He also has some other options, such as for the CV35/40 f/1.4s, which will also fit both ZM35s:
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/AnalogueRobot



Jun 14, 2013 at 07:11 PM
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p.671 #2 · p.671 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks for the "likes" everyone!

Ron, don't blame me! You got a superb deal last night! If only I saw that one first. IT wasn't even listed in the morning when I checked. Can't wait to see samples from your new acquisition.

Those hoods look cool but I kind of prefer the round ones, just for a more classic looking kit.



Jun 14, 2013 at 07:32 PM
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p.671 #3 · p.671 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Today I payed my mint, black paint M9P which still has plenty time of its warranty left. I can't wait to get her! Since I am new to Leica and just familiar to the MP (just made a couple test shots with a rented M9) I am looking so much forward to shoot with those fantastic little lenses on my own digital M. Hopefully I am able to contribute in a couple of days some pics to this fantastic thread!

Just wanted to share my excitement!



Jun 14, 2013 at 08:16 PM
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p.671 #4 · p.671 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Peter, congrats on your M9P. Looking forward to your pics. Which lenses do you have right now?


Jun 14, 2013 at 08:32 PM
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p.671 #5 · p.671 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


joe88, thanks!

My lenses are:
- Summicron 2/28 ASPH.
- Summilux 1.4/50 ASPH.
- APO Summicron 2/90 ASPH.

But still working on the family

In the next couple of weeks I would like to get one more lens, deciding between the 135/3.4 APO, Summilux 21/1.4 or the Super Elmar 21/3.4.

Quite different lenses...I know!

The 135/3.4 I want because I like a lot to hike in the Alps and love to shoot on the summits where I can pic other summits in dusk or dawn.

The 21/1.4 I want because I was shooting with Nikon in the night alpine sights including the stars. I always used the 14-24/2.8 with f2.8 and ISO's up to 3200 with shutter speeds up to 30 sec.. With the M9P I am almost certain that I don't want to go higher then ISO 800. With a f1.4 it would be possible to realize a setting like with the Nikon. I don't want a longer shutter speed because I would like to avoid star trails. But I am a bit afraid of the purple and green color fringing with trees and sky or other high contrast scenes doing the day. Btw. I would love to have a DNG file with fringing to play with! Is there someone who can help me out?

The 21/3.4 I want because it is a perfect lens but with f3.4 and ISO 800 I would always get star trails

decisions, decisions...decisions



Jun 14, 2013 at 09:06 PM
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p.671 #6 · p.671 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Yes I'd be afraid of the CA when dealing with the 21/1.4 -- though I don't do any astrophotography; does (that kind of) CA affect stars much?

P.S. the 2/28 should cover you fairly well for that sort of stuff already?



Jun 14, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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p.671 #7 · p.671 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread




M8 and 35 asph fle







Jun 15, 2013 at 12:02 AM
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p.671 #8 · p.671 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


For the price of the 21/1.4 you can buy an M240 (if you can find one) and shoot at the higher ISOs using the 21/3.4, which is definitely a sharper lens across the frame than the 21/1.4. Might also be worth trying the Voigtlander 21/1.8, which past f/4 is difficult to distinguish from the 21/3.4 other than perhaps somewhat lower micro contrast. It has less CA than the Lux but it also has 'normal' field curvature, so it's possible the corners will be somewhat soft wide open at infinity. The 21 Lux also has some strange field curvature-like behavior, but more in the mid zone areas, especially when stopped down between 2.8-4. The other problem will be coma smearing towards the edges. In my 4-way 21mm lens review, I shot a dusk cityscape scene to check point light source characteristics and all of the lenses require until around f/4 to greatly reduce coma. Of course, for the 21/3.4, that's only a half-stop. There are high-rez Jpeg file download links towards the bottom of the page.

I really like the 21 Lux but its images are less technically perfect than the 21 SEM. For anything like landscape (urban or natural) I will invariably go to the SEM, especially if I want to place the subject off center at an aperture at or wider than f/5.6, unless I want shallow depth of field, or it's dark and I'm not using a tripod. For my uses, the Lux really is unique for near distance people photography, such as available light candids during events.



Jun 15, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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p.671 #9 · p.671 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Peter, I agree with Ron, go for the 21/3.4 rather than the 21Lux for your landscape/night-scape shots. The 28-50-90 combo you have is fantastic and I'm sure you'll enjoy using those lenses on your trip.

Nice one Phil! Color for a change?

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W-Nikkor 3.5cm 1.8 ltm








Jun 15, 2013 at 01:58 AM
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p.671 #11 · p.671 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Nice Allen, #3 is excellent!


Jun 15, 2013 at 02:15 AM
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p.671 #12 · p.671 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Nice joe, baby tasting soap

Yes color once in awhile keeps me out of the B and W rut

Phil



Jun 15, 2013 at 02:17 AM
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p.671 #13 · p.671 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Joe.

I have been so busy with work lately and this tread has ben flying Sorry I haven't posted comments in a while but I have been pushing the like button. There has been some amazing work posted the past few pages.




Jun 15, 2013 at 02:18 AM
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p.671 #14 · p.671 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Allen love the last one! Pizza and coke!

Phil



Jun 15, 2013 at 02:18 AM
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p.671 #15 · p.671 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks everyone.

Really like the complimentary color shot on the last page Phil...



Jun 15, 2013 at 02:22 AM
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p.671 #16 · p.671 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Taylor Sherman, thanks for your opinion. I think CA would be not much of a problem with the stars? But for sure doing the day, at least in my intended use. 28mm is for that special task for my taste in many situation just to tight. It also gets more difficult to avoid star trails with a 28mm lens.

joe88, thanks for your opinion as well.

rscheffler, thanks for the link! I will take defiantly a closer look...

If I summ up all my "thinking" the last couple weeks, I believe that the 21Summilux is a hell of a lens which I would like to have. But with my passionate landscape interests, just the wrong lens. In my case the amount of money would be not spend wisely.

If I browse through my archive the 135/3.4 is the lens I should give the priority first.

And the 21/3.4 will complete one day the family.

Regarding of the new M Type 240, I was actually since 6 month on a list but have canceled my order, although I believe that the camera is great. But to me the M9, M9P, MM and the ME are the last of it's kind, with all the pros and cons. Since the change to Leica was more a emotional decision and since I like my MP so much I believe this is the right way for me personal. The M Type 240 to me is a start of a "new" M area. I will skip this generation but likely will jump on the band wagon with the next generation. But I always would like to keep the MP and the M9P even if it is just for passion and emotional reasons.

There was also two things that troubled me with the M Type 240:

1. if you raise the ISO it changes the longest exposure time! At ISO1600 you have only 8sec. ..... Thats what at least I heard
2. that it is not possible in live view to move the loupe around and therefore have always to recompose the shot

Hopefully they correct those two points via firmware!






Jun 15, 2013 at 08:46 AM
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p.671 #17 · p.671 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Open house at a newly started farm, a lot of people there and the main interest was geared against the cows and a pair of automatic milking machines. M9 with ZM 50 Planar and ZM 25 Biogon.





In queue for the milking machine







The machine







Some sunshine







Portrait




Jun 15, 2013 at 02:34 PM
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p.671 #18 · p.671 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


...and some people photos from the same event






















Jun 15, 2013 at 03:04 PM
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p.671 #19 · p.671 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Nice shots guys.
Muc, Ocasionally shooting film, I can totally understand your position on M9P. If you treat it as film camera with digital back, all complain of M9 will be gone, maybe leave highlight headroom....
Joakim, I like that Cow portrait.

Here are two horse portrait with film, M3 with 35cron V1 and tri-X400












and a street attempt








Jun 15, 2013 at 04:06 PM
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p.671 #20 · p.671 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Two similar landscape photos but with different PP done, the secod one is a single exposure an I intently left it with a blue tone because of the dramatic clouds and it was at sunset. The other one is taken directly afterwards but is a blend of two exposures where I processed each exposure individually, maybe to much of a HDR effect because of this. Opinions?

This is all Zeiss, second one with 25 Biogon and first one with 18 Distagon.

Edit: I replaced the first photo with a new version so now they come in the opposite order. Text updated. In case you wonder why I write about them in the opposite order












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