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p.687 #1 · p.687 #1 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Ron - very nice work. I love the light and texture in all of the shots.

Michael - great set! Processing is spot on. Your skills at focusing moving targets wide open is impressive!



May 04, 2013 at 02:08 PM
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p.687 #2 · p.687 #2 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thanks for comments, Edward, and Gary.

Edward, most of time, I use lightroom4 with the profile from overggard's review:

https://sites.google.com/site/chromasoft/referenceimages

I feel it give similar to embedded results, but vastly different than LR default setting, especially in green, blue, purple hue and saturation.

From there, I do individual tweak for contrast, color hue, saturation slider, usually less than several mins tweak max,(the more experience working on M9's file, the less time needed. ) and the images change with my mood. That is why I like raw so much, many time, I found the pic have a brand new life with my skill improved or I get some inspiration somewhere.

I also add some grain recently for no Landscape stuff, (15-25; 25-35; 50 in LR setting) as it feel less perfect/clean/digital to me, especially view 100%. I am not that technical orientated in photography, wouldn't mind the images not as sharp, color not as real, DR not as big etc as long as images are interesting to me.

Hope it helps one way or the other

BTW, that two kitten shot also is my favorite from your set. Their eyes, scary, sad, curious, tell me story



May 04, 2013 at 04:33 PM
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p.687 #3 · p.687 #3 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thank you very much Zhangyue for the detailed explanation of your PP. Wow, that's a lot of stuff to digest. Mine is very simple, only wb and contrast.


May 04, 2013 at 04:41 PM
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p.687 #4 · p.687 #4 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


edwardkaraa wrote:
Thank you very much Zhangyue for the detailed explanation of your PP. Wow, that's a lot of stuff to digest. Mine is very simple, only wb and contrast.

My results might be even worse than default It is almost a habit to do individually suit my taste or theme of photo I thought. Many times, m9's output is too much for portrait to my taste.



May 04, 2013 at 05:04 PM
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p.687 #5 · p.687 #5 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


A lazy shot from my balcony with the ZM 50/2








May 04, 2013 at 05:18 PM
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p.687 #6 · p.687 #6 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thanks Ron, Taylor, Edward

Ron, another excellent set of Fort Erie. Pic #3 and the view across the river shot are my favorites from this set. Yes, we can never have enough 50mm lenses, but more like we can never have enough of M and LTM mount lenses of any focal range? I should have picked up some of those vintage lenses before Steve Huff and Ashwin published their findings. I also like the 50Lux pre ASPH. I might try the E43 version at some point, also for the same reason as you, given the rendering of the Nocti 1.0 and 75Lux at a lower cost. Have you considered any of the Russian lenses, especially the Jupiter 3 which is a copy of the pre-war Zeiss 50 1.5 Sonnar?

Gary, looking forward to your shots with the Canon 50 1.4 ltm and M240. If I can find a good copy at a reasonable price, I will probably want to give it a try as well. The bokeh seems quite smooth from the samples I've seen posted on the internet.

Michael, nice shot of the leaves with the 50Lux ASPH. The second shot with the girl and dog is superb. Absence makes the heart grow fonder?

Edward, excellent sunset scene and superb contrast with the ferris wheel and the buildings. Sigh, I think I need to put some $$ down for a ZM50P soon. Not sure if I should get a ZM50P or a 50Cron rigid first.

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I don't think the nokton will work as well in color. I checked many online samples and was not really convinced. The focus shift made me resell the C Sonnar after less than a month of ownership, but when I buy the M10, things might change


Edward, I'll post some shots in color when my M240 returns from Solms and let you know. Actually, the M240 and live view is also partly the reason to risk trying out the 50 1.1 with its known focus shift issues. I did some test last night on a tripod and back focus on my copy starts at f/2 and requires f/8 to catch up, ie. f/2 to f/5.6 is pretty useless with RF focusing unless you guestimate manually. On my copy, backfocus is already 3-4 inches at f/2 and it also varies depending on actual focal distance due to spherical aberrations. Resolution at f/1.1 is decent but has very low contrast and need to be careful not to overexpose, else glow (SA) will overwhelm the image. Both resolution and contrast increase significantly at f/1.4. Also I noticed that the out of focus background becomes busy in bright daylight shots but is somewhat smoother in lower or less contrasty lighting. Again, could be SA and other aberrations?

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A few more with the CV 50 1.1 @ f/1.1 I think those who buy this lens expecting shallow DOF similar to the Nocti will be disappointed. The out of focus rendering on the CV 50 1.1 is not as shallow and the depth seems to be more like a f/1.4 or f/2 lens at times. But it is a true f/1.1 lens, at least in the image center which makes it worthwhile for low light situations. Using this lens makes me appreciate the Noctis even more.



















May 04, 2013 at 07:44 PM
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p.687 #7 · p.687 #7 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Love that last shot Joe!

Nice lazy Shot Edwards, I wish I was lazy, nice capture wonderful colors

Few from today with Mono / 35 1.4 asph fle, and 90 4 elmar (love the elmar) and ND filters on both lens (high light heaven)

I do miss color sometimes

Phil








  M Monochrom    35mm    1/4000s    320 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  M Monochrom    35mm    1/4000s    320 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  M Monochrom    1/350s    320 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  NIKON D300S    120mm    1/2000s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  M Monochrom    1/180s    320 ISO    -0.3 EV  



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May 04, 2013 at 10:57 PM
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p.687 #8 · p.687 #8 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


few more....




  M Monochrom    1/500s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  






  M Monochrom    35mm    1/500s    320 ISO    -0.7 EV  






  M Monochrom    1/350s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  






  M Monochrom    35mm    1/3000s    320 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  M Monochrom    35mm    1/750s    320 ISO    -0.7 EV  



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May 04, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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p.687 #9 · p.687 #9 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


I've bee nso busy with work lately I haven't been stopping in but man when I do these are tons of new images. Great stuff Phil, Edward, Joe and everyone. So inspiring one and all.

One from early today. Graduation...






May 04, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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p.687 #10 · p.687 #10 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thanks Allen, who is the blond?

Love the grain!!!

Phil



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p.687 #11 · p.687 #11 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Its the noise from the MM at 6400 iso and its a nursing student that was at a graduation I was shooting for a one on my university clients. I photographed her a while back for some ads and an annual report.

Heres the shot for that. Not shot with Leica but 5DII and 200 2L.



May 04, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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p.687 #12 · p.687 #12 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


^ Oh I remember now, that shot was a few months back

Congratulations on her graduation Allen

Phil



May 05, 2013 at 12:53 AM
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p.687 #13 · p.687 #13 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Phil no relation to me but she is amazing. Beautiful and very smart. She graduated magna cum laude in a very hard program.


May 05, 2013 at 02:07 AM
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p.687 #14 · p.687 #14 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thanks Phil & Allen.

Phil, superb set, medium format rendering on those shots! Toning also works well. #1 & 2 on the first set and second set #4 of the bike are really excellent.

Allen, nice one from the graduation. The 200L portrait also looks good!

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CV 50 1.1 @ f/1.1







May 05, 2013 at 02:13 AM
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p.687 #15 · p.687 #15 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


a couple from a local auto show today M9 + 35FLE. it was high noon so the high contrast was brutal for the M9.


L1011271_v1 by dalegaspi, on Flickr


L1011265_v1 by dalegaspi, on Flickr



May 05, 2013 at 02:21 AM
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p.687 #16 · p.687 #16 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


A couple more from last weekend.....






M240 & 50lux pre-asph






M240 & 50lux pre-asph




May 05, 2013 at 02:33 AM
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p.687 #17 · p.687 #17 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Joe, Phil, Allen, many thanks for your comments. Always appreciated

Joe, love the look of the nokton, it works very well on the MM. It does have a classic look combined with excellent 3D pop. But certainly the focus shift you are describing is way too extreme for rangefinder focusing, unless you shoot it close to WO all the time. I also noticed the DOF being not as shallow as expected. I think the C-Sonnar works differently. The DOF looks shallower than expected for the aperture, the trick being field curvature turning towards the camera.

Phil, very very nice. Such a great tonality and the subject matter lends itself to b/w.

Allen, nice work as usual. The Canon shot is fantastic ( and the subject too )

Dale, you did very well with the high contrast situation.

Gary, nice football shots (or do you call it soccer ), and good focusing skills on moving subjects.



May 05, 2013 at 03:46 AM
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p.687 #18 · p.687 #18 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Joe, here's to show you an example of the shallow DOF of the C-Sonnar, taken probably around f/1.5 or f/2. The melted background is not really my cup of tea, eventhough I know many people prefer that to the more defined bokeh of the planar.








May 05, 2013 at 03:56 AM
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p.687 #19 · p.687 #19 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thanks Joe! thanks for the tips on exposures and ND recommendations, it helped allot! Love the last shot, sell me the lens

Very nice Dale love the 2nd shot

Gary now thats what I call the leica look look!! Love everything about those shots the rendering, colors, 3d pop to it!

Thanks Edward for the thumbs up

Phil




May 05, 2013 at 04:34 AM
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p.687 #20 · p.687 #20 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Dexter, excellent shots. Really like the pop, especially on the 2nd 35Lux FLE shot.

Gary, wow love the rendering on the 50Lux on these. And great timing and focusing skills on the ball!

Thanks Edward and also thanks for the sample shot with the background blur. It actually looks really nice and the bokeh seems really smooth, kind of reminds me of my RX1 35 Sonnar. I did think about the 50 Sonnar but decided on the Nokton for the f/1.1 aperture Like Ron, said, we can't have too many 50s, so the quest continues...



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