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p.680 #1 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Joe, That is awesome shot. glad to hear you all are fine What a shame for those guys target innocent people.

Ryan, that is a beautiful rendering! One of most beautiful rendering Lens ever made! do you find need any compensation to nail the focus. So far, I am not very confident use M with 1.4 fast glass past 50mm. I have a habit that trust my eyes more than any focus system

Ed, beautiful Lotus shots. Clarity is great.

50lux ASPH f2?







35cron V1 f5.6
Waiting for Train. This(train ride) has been a good way to have a short rest for me not worry they running away during weekend








Apr 16, 2013 at 05:12 PM
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p.680 #2 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thanks guys!

zhangyue, for anything over 50mm I'm using the 1.4x viewfinder attachment. My focusing is useless without it. I'm finding with the 75mm Lux that I'm swaying back and forth for final focus and getting better success that way.



Apr 16, 2013 at 06:40 PM
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p.680 #3 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Joe, glad you're alright! It's definitely a very sad happening and likely will have consequences for larger running events for years to come. I photograph a Boston Marathon qualifier here for our organizers and can only imagine the headache of trying to secure a race venue with so many access points. In other words, an ideal target for someone wishing to do this. It's a different story with the NFL games I cover, with pat-downs, bag inspection, sniffer dogs... That all came into effect immediately after 9/11...

I've also been using the like button, so sorry for the lack of commenting...

Congrats on the M Gary!

Michael, I can better sympathize with what you have to go through on outings with your kids. I accompanied a friend with her 2.5 year-old son to an outdoor festival. She didn't bring a stroller or anything with wheels, which was kind of a good thing because it was packed, but it also meant we couldn't take our eyes off the kid for even a nanosecond....

Regarding the 75 Lux, when I used Andrew's, I found focus was pretty easy due to the fairly long focus throw compared to the 50 Lux ASPH.



Apr 16, 2013 at 06:42 PM
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p.680 #4 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Some from the weekend ... M9 & 50/2 ZM Planar


L1001842 by deang0001, on Flickr


L1001731 by deang0001, on Flickr


L1001691 by deang0001, on Flickr


L1001674 by deang0001, on Flickr



Apr 16, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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p.680 #5 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Awesome zhangyue! Love the 2nd image tones

Phil



Apr 17, 2013 at 04:17 AM
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p.680 #6 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Amazing shots everyone. I apologize for not commenting the on shots, as I have been very busy, and "liking" the many excellent shots!

Joe, I am pleased that you are safe, and loving the color signature of your M240 shots. Contrary to a lot of critics, I am sure there are issues with the AWB, as was with the M9 when it first arrived, but there is no strictly correct WB, and really depends on the image or look you wish to portray. I am looking forward to when stock eventually arrives in Australia.

Gary, congrats on the M too

Ryan, the 75 Lux well calibrated is one of the easiest lenses to use with the M9. It has a fine long throw, that makes it easy to focus. If this is not working, the calibration may be off marginally.

Michael, great set of images!



Apr 17, 2013 at 05:28 AM
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p.680 #7 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


You have to visually search just a tad to find the tear, but once you see it there is an expanded understanding of the moment you've captured.

ryankarr wrote:
Just one, with the MM + 75 Lux




Apr 17, 2013 at 06:20 AM
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p.680 #8 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thanks for comments and like.

Here are few from Laguna Beach from last weekend. We went to Disney for a 3 day weekend. It is mainly for kids. I was able to have a short walk before we drive back.
Here are few shots from 50lux, several minutes later, I drop the lens on Rock during changing the lens.

Its a horror story. I totally lose the mood to do a photo walk I plan to have. I don't want even think about it. The lens still works fine but cosmetically have three or four bump and ding. The great thing is I have start using IR filter for all my M lens as I feel it give me better color purity especially under full sun. Leica must really have used crappy CFA as Joakim mentioned in other thread that not fully block the IR. My filter ring get bumped and bent. it did protect my lens in this case.

The funny part is I was try to catch it before falling on Rock, twice. essentially, My hand was able to approach the lens twice and I almost got it. (I am aged now.) It is a expensive drop, I think I just lose $1000 from there. I will send off my lens and Camera to Leica NJ to have full CLA as planed long time ago and maybe do the cosmetic fix as well, I hate its look now.

The lens is not suppose to be in this trip. I didn't bring it with me. I told my wife pack 80lux for my D700, but she bring this 50lux. What a life. I guess this is a revenge since I keep saying I don't really like it.

Hope the story doesn't bore you.

Here are some photos:

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At Disney hotel










Apr 17, 2013 at 07:30 AM
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p.680 #9 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


What a horror story, Zhangyue!!! I got the goose bumps just by reading your post The good news is that the lux is still working fine, an amazing feat after such an incident, and a testimony to Leica's excellent build.


Apr 17, 2013 at 08:20 AM
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p.680 #10 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Michael, not exactly a bedtime story you told us. I hope it will work out fine with the 50 Lux for you.

Finally spring has arrived in Sweden but this a photo from the last time I used the M9 before it was sent to Solms for calibration (roughly seven weeks now).









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p.680 #11 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thanks for the comments and concern everyone! Much appreciated

Ron, I agree it would be hard to completely secure an event such as a marathon. I think a lot of us may have become slightly complacent 12 years after 9/11 and this is a reminder that we need to keep a lookout for suspicious activities all the time.

Charles, hope your new M arrives soon! I'm surprised that some users decide to ditch their M just because of the AWB issue.

Edward, that is one sharp looking Zeiss lens! Excellent!

Michael, sorry to hear about the 50Lux, hope it comes back fixed from Leica NJ. In the long run, it might make you want to use this lens more? Those 50Lux shots looks really excellent and sharp with nice vibrant colors. I also like the airport and reflection shot, looks like a nice montage. Also forgot to comment on your earlier post with the ZM21. Those first two street shots are perfect, well composed and makes me really interested to find out about the people in the composition.
Deang, really nice shots with the ZM50.

Joakim, nice shot! Hope your M9 returns soon.





Apr 17, 2013 at 01:19 PM
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p.680 #12 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Very nice stuff everyone! I need to go out more often, but looking here keeps me inspired! Keep sharing all!

Phil



Apr 17, 2013 at 01:49 PM
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p.680 #13 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Yes just killer stuff one and all...

Check this and all shot with the MM
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2013/04/16/daily-inspiration-405-by-allen-bourgeois/#comment-244110



Apr 17, 2013 at 04:04 PM
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p.680 #14 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Edward, Yeh, it is build well but I guess, if it is Nikon 50mm 1.8G, it will almost like new after this with Hood and cap on . With big focus tab like 50lux ASPH, it is very hard to hold it well and attach to the body. It happens at the moment I want to attach it to the body. I also have to blame there are so many beautiful bikini girls around

Joakim, Sorry about not so please Leica story we mostly hear, hopefully, it can make people more careful changing lens in field, especially Ron!

Joe, thanks for your kind comments. All those 21mm shot are shooting from hip and crop to 28-35mm focal length.

Allen, Very nice! Congratulation! It is nice to have a priority to see those photos here earlier than most people. thanks for sharing.

21 Biogon










Apr 17, 2013 at 05:03 PM
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p.680 #15 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Michael, good "hip" skills Nice one with the ZM21B. How many lenses did you take on this trip?

A few more from the backyard this evening. First time the temp neared 70F this Spring. Can't wait for it to warm up.






















The dng files are definitely more contrasty out of camera compared to the M9, but the colors need some tweaking. These were WB with a whibal card and mostly accurate as I can recall. However either the M240 brings out more subtlety of the lens color rendering or maybe Leica needs to consider making some adjustments to each lens color balance. With the same white balance setting, the shadows on my 35Cron ASPH was magenta-ish while the 50Cron as greenish. The pics above were adjusted in post.




Apr 18, 2013 at 03:58 AM
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p.680 #16 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Awesome color, Joe. To be honest I don't understand all the fuss about the AWB being too warm. I never use AWB, so maybe that's why I don't find it a problem.


Apr 18, 2013 at 04:25 AM
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p.680 #17 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thanks Edward! What is AWB? Lol

The colors on the M240 is on the warm side and I'm still learning and adjusting. I can't correct it with the wb color temp or tint settings in LR4 easily as the shadow tint seem inconsistent, so I'm back to using a white balance card whic works for me. However, Someone needs to tell Leica to provide a few custom white balance memory settings like the other manufacturers....at the moment if you select other WB settings, you can't go back to the custom profile without needing to calibrate again. But for someone who uses AWB and then complain ... I have nothing more to say ..



Apr 18, 2013 at 04:44 AM
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p.680 #18 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Dean - great set, love the first two.
Michael - really vibrant colors! Have you done a side by side test with and without the IR filter? I'm curious now...
Joakim - wow, sorry to hear it's taken so long! This is one aspect about Leica that worries me from a professional user perspective. At least in Germany/EU, you can opt for expedited service (for an extra charge), but the equivalent does not exist here...
Joe - my experience with the M9 is that precise WB is lens dependent. For example, the 28 Cron is the odd-lens-out in my Leica lens collection with a noticeable bias towards magenta. The other lenses are more consistent between each other. BTW, I see the same inconsistency with my Canon lens collection.

Re-reading your comment, perhaps it could be firmware related...



Apr 18, 2013 at 04:56 AM
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p.680 #19 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
Thanks Edward! What is AWB? Lol

The colors on the M240 is on the warm side and I'm still learning and adjusting. I can't correct it with the wb color temp or tint settings in LR4 easily as the shadow tint seem inconsistent, so I'm back to using a white balance card whic works for me. However, Someone needs to tell Leica to provide a few custom white balance memory settings like the other manufacturers....at the moment if you select other WB settings, you can't go back to the custom profile without needing to calibrate again. But for someone who uses
...Show more

To be honest, I was able with a couple of clicks to get very nice WB from several raw files I downloaded online. The color palette is obviously different from the M9, but not necessarily better or worse. Color is always very subjective but I like what I see so far.



Apr 18, 2013 at 05:04 AM
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p.680 #20 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Joe, If I haven't get M240 yet is not because of color and profile, but really the budget. I do feel color is very subjective, a different Raw converter or profile can easily change file's look. Most time, people just want match color they used to, which require quite a bit experience to do so.

I brought old 35/50cron, 21biogon and 90Elmarit. and My wife packed 50lux ASPH M for my D700, which is really nice

Ron, TBH, I haven't done any scientific test. I feel the difference might be small that I can't tell if I did not pick right condition and right color to do so. But I notice when shooting black clothe with M9, the color is purplish. So I know the problem is there. How serious is it? I don't know. Also, under full sun, remember my kids play under sun in yellow flower ground I post a while ago, I have really wired color balance which is very hard to correct. one of Bobu's post a while ago coincidentally reinforce my suspicious about M9's IR problem. It could also be just something in my imagination.


For me, there are another reason I want use the IR filter, because of two cron I have are some old silver lens. The silver ring give me problem at some angle. Add black ring definitely help reduce flare in that regards.

90Elmarit

a shot after I drop my 50lux.








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