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p.676 #1 · p.676 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron.good job.all photos of building WO


Jun 21, 2013 at 08:51 PM
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p.676 #2 · p.676 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


zhangyue
, on leica M body/what f?



Jun 21, 2013 at 08:53 PM
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p.676 #3 · p.676 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


the Ultron 1.7 arrived today and I've been testing it out a little around the house. Seems like its fairly sharp on occasion, but suffers pretty badly from purple fringing in bright conditions, none of which you see here.
























Jun 21, 2013 at 08:56 PM
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p.676 #4 · p.676 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


leonasj wrote:
zhangyue
, on leica M body/what f?

on M9, exif show f2.8, but I am sure it is at least f5.6. since corner looks clean up as well on that particular shot.



Jun 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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p.676 #5 · p.676 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Here's another wide open with the Ultron 1.7. Notice the circular background bokeh - I wasn't aware this lens showed the phenomenon, but you learn something every day I guess.









Jun 21, 2013 at 11:42 PM
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p.676 #6 · p.676 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Scott, looks not bad. I think purple fringing is fairly common with many Voigtlander lenses wide open, especially in high contrast scenes, such as with a bright sky against tree branches. IIRC, I saw this with the 21/1.8. I would have to go back to my 21mm shootout, but want to say it was stronger than the 21 Lux. Anyway, definitely purple fringing with the CV 50/1.5 and 75/1.8 as well. Surprisingly, PF is not really a problem with the Canon 35/2. You can barely see it around things like leaves against a bright sky, but it's a very weak purple and would clean up in LR very easily.

leonasj: Building shots were all stopped down. Mostly at f/8, a few at 5.6. The 21mm shot was wide open.

Michael: wow, that's great detail resolution!

Joe: Quite the bargain. I didn't add vignetting to the 35/2 water shot, but it was shot uncoded, as have all the 35/2 images. I think the vignette looks a bit uneven because the sun was to the left of the frame and therefore the sky was brighter on the left side.

Canon 35/2 LTM stopped down f/8-11:











There was a fair amount of flare in the center of the frame above. Some contrast adjustments got that fairly equalized, but the color was odd, hence the B&W.

135/4 Tele-Elmar (on loan):





















Again, B&W due to poor color from lens flare. It also doesn't like fairly direct sunlight and was used with the hood. EXIF says first image of the lone sailboat was 1/4000 f/8. It was probably more around f/11. This to keep the reflecting sun in the water from totally blowing out. Pretty surprising how much you can pull out of M9 files. Consider that the correct sunny ISO 160 exposure at 1/4000 is around f/2.8.



Jun 22, 2013 at 03:44 AM
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p.676 #7 · p.676 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron - that Canon is looking pretty good. Center crop of that first photo please. Actually, I would like to see some evening, low-light shots with that lens WO. I bet it has good performance in that type of environment.


Jun 22, 2013 at 04:45 AM
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p.676 #8 · p.676 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks guys!

Michael, 35CronV1 seems to be very sharp at least in the center of the frame.. Would you say the rendering on your 35CronV1 and 50Cron Rigid and the R versions are similar? You seem to have accumulated quite a few R lenses recently. Hope it works out well with the 50Lux ASPH, sorry to hear about the issues you had.

Scott, CV 35 1.7 looking very good. Most say the performance on this lens is similar to 35CronIV, really nice. The B&W tree shot shows that this lens works well for B&W.

Ron, both Canon 35/2 and 135T-Elmar looks superb in your hands. 35/2 seems so sharp, unbelievable good. Another excellent set.


Gary, hope all is well for you, Ryan and others in Calgary. Flood looks pretty bad.

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Quest for 50mm lens continues. Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 5cm f/1.5 (prewar) uncoated circa 1936







From the few initial shots this evening, this is probably my favorite vintage 50s so far short of paying $$$ for a 5cm f/1.5 Hugo Meyer Plasmat. Sharper than my Nikkor 5cm f/1.4 ltm wide open, this is really the deal for a classic lens.



Jun 22, 2013 at 05:39 AM
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p.676 #9 · p.676 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Scott, nice portrait, again.
Ron, Nice set from alt lenses. the 135 looks great here. what is your opinion about that lens. How easy to focus?
Joe, Saw a interview of HCB here, 50mm is the only lens you needed


joe88 wrote:
Michael, 35CronV1 seems to be very sharp at least in the center of the frame.. Would you say the rendering on your 35CronV1 and 50Cron Rigid and the R versions are similar? You seem to have accumulated quite a few R lenses recently. Hope it works out well with the 50Lux ASPH, sorry to hear about the issues you had.



Its corner is decent too. too pity I can't do LV focus to optimize focusing. Here is the original pic and two corner crops, what you think? Not my type, but just want pass the info



















As for rendering, I feel both perform very neutral, not very special, (Bokeh is so so) and inferior to 35/50cron R in rendering and center sharpness WO. But I always prefer some type of shots with D700, the file is very 'relaxed', no tension.

For both cron M I used often, I treat them as good tool as mentioned earlier, reliable and sharp after f4 so I can focus on content than lens itself.












Jun 22, 2013 at 07:20 AM
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p.676 #10 · p.676 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Gary, I'll see about low light evening photos...
Joe, that's pretty amazing for ~80 year old lens! Looking forward to seeing more from it. Would be interesting to see what the differences are compared to a post-war coated Sonnar.
Michael, the 135/4 is pretty decent optically, though it doesn't seem to tolerate strong backlighting very well. massive flare and loss of contrast with some of the backlit sailboat images. But that is a difficult challenge for any lens. Focusing was tricky. This copy back focused on my M9, so I had to do a number of test shots, for example that one of the coffee cut. For the sailboats and other distant scenes, I stopped it down to around f/11, but it's generally a lens you can't just set to infinity and expect good focus if the subject is several hundred feet away.
As I may have stated before, at this focal length, for infinity type scenes, I would like very high across frame sharpness. I think the 135 was decent, but not quite on par with modern telephoto lenses. The contrast loss in backlighting is also an issue for me. I would prefer to use it on a live view camera just for the focus assurance.



Because everyone's sure to want to know, here are a few sequences comparing the Canon 35/2 LTM against the ZM35/2.8 at around 1m distance:

Canon at f2, 2.8 and 4:

















ZM35/2.8 at f/2.8 & 4:












As a bonus, Canon 50/1.4 LTM and 50 Lux ASPH in that order, wide open:













And another scene with a busier background:

Canon 35/2 at f/2 & 2.8:











ZM35/2.8 wide open:







And again, the Canon 50/1.4 LTM and 50 Lux ASPH:























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p.676 #11 · p.676 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron, great architectural sets. My favorite is t#6 from the first set with the 90 Summarit because of its strong graphical look.

Joe, nice to have an M that takes such inexpensive accessories , the Olympus macro looks good. Yes, I have picked up some new sharpening scripts that I use in PS and I think they are good enough to make it worth the extra trip from LR to PS.



Jun 22, 2013 at 02:20 PM
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p.676 #12 · p.676 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks for the comparison shots Ron. I appreciate you taking the time to do so.... I actually quite like the semi-harsh bokeh of the 35/2 WO.

Joe - thanks for the note. I have never seen flooding like this before. Helicopters flying around, police with sirens and loudspeakers evacuating people - just crazy. Downtown is more/less under water which means maybe up to a week for cleanup. Calgary isn't the place you expect to see a house floating down the river. Also not sure if they can clean up in time for the Calgary Stampede in two weeks time. However, today is nice and sunny which will help lift people's spirits.



Jun 22, 2013 at 02:29 PM
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p.676 #13 · p.676 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Picked up a battery for my non-existant M camera.. Still holding out hope.


Jun 22, 2013 at 02:59 PM
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p.676 #14 · p.676 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Michael, thanks for the info on the M and R lenses. The 35CronV1 sample looks sharp on corners when stopped down as you shown.

Ron, thanks for the comparison. Canon ltms perform admirably for being from the 1950s. Wide open and at f/2.8 I actually like the OOF rendering on the Canon 35 ltm over the ZMC.

rscheffler wrote:
ening photos...
Joe, that's pretty amazing for ~80 year old lens! Looking forward to seeing more from it. Would be interesting to see what the differences are compared to a post-war coated Sonnar.

I'm quite suprised as well The uncoated version does flare quite easily but otherwise its quite sharp in the center WO and also seems more contrasty than my Nikkor S 5cm 1.4. Would be interesting to see a side by side comparison with a coated version and the ZM-C Sonnar 50 1.5.

Gary, hope situation recovers quickly for you all in Calgary.

zhangyue wrote:
Joe, Saw a interview of HCB here, 50mm is the only lens you needed

Thanks for the link. Yes, 50mm could be all we need, but, the question is *which* 50mm for which day?

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A few from this afternoon

Nikkor 10.5cm 2.5 ltm






CZJ Sonnar 5cm 1.5 uncoated
















OM 50 3.5 Macro






Nikkor 10.5cm 2.5 ltm







Jun 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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Good to hear you got a battery Adam. I needed a change of shorts after the salesman told me it would be $190. What can one do though....

A few snaps from the flood waters around here:






Was once a river....






A nearby golf course...






Pathway sign....




Jun 22, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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p.676 #16 · p.676 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Wow Joe - I am really liking all the Sonnar pics lately. I am a big fan as well and the Nikkor 10.5cm is one of my faves.


Jun 22, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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p.676 #17 · p.676 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Joe, those look great! I think the 105/2.5 is also a Sonnar based design?
Gary, wow, that's a lot of water! I've been a bit out of touch with the news and just now catching up. Pretty insane! Hopefully Ryan & family are alright.

Here's one with the Canon 35/2 LTM wide open:








Jun 23, 2013 at 06:45 AM
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p.676 #18 · p.676 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Hi Guys, lovely work from every one here. Just to name the usual culprits, Joe, Ron, Zhangyue, Joakim, Gary, Phil, Allen, and our newest friend, Tag.

I haven't shot much recently due to the start of the rainy season in SE Asia.

Here are a few from the weekend.


M9 + Zeiss 35 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + Zeiss 35 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + Zeiss 35 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + Zeiss 35 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr



Jun 23, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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p.676 #19 · p.676 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


A few more processed:


M9 + Zeiss 35 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + Zeiss 50 Planar by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + Zeiss 35 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + Zeiss 35 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr



Jun 23, 2013 at 01:57 PM
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p.676 #20 · p.676 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Joe, the Sonnar looks great.
Gary, interesting to see some photos from Calgary. Keep your feet dry!
Ron, great rim light on the boy.
Edward, nice to see you back and tow nice sets. The last from the first set and the elephant in the second set are my favorites.

No great photos but for fun I did a quick documentation of my trip from the country side back to Stockholm. 50 Planar.





Local train, Hjältevad-Nässjö







Train, Nässjö-Stockholm







Subway, Centralen-Slussen







Bus, Slussen-Kvarnholmen




Jun 23, 2013 at 02:28 PM
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