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Jul 03, 2013 at 08:17 PM
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first and last at f/2,there is no photoshop,of course



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M9+APO 90/2 ASPH





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Jul 03, 2013 at 08:54 PM
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p.688 #3 · p.688 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


99.99%? That is high!
edwardkaraa wrote:
I have to shamelessly brag about my focusing abilities with the RF

Indeed!
Great portrait from 85mm! You can expect something great happen once nail focus with Sonnar!

Hi Edward, I was thinking the same thing as Ron suggested, remove the mount, put a few pieces paper or plastic paper underneath, and put back the mount. That is all you need to do.

Another thing is if you can consistent nail ‘back focus’ you can compensate it!

Joe, Gary, and Adam, I can understand they might improve tolerance? But I am puzzled how they can improve operator’s tolerance, I have a hard time see it clearly in focus, and I have good eyesight. Unless they change the focus window somehow?

Another thing I am very interested is: Did they improve the reliability of focus mechanic part. As I usually have no problem what so ever for a while, and start see things change over the time. Thus, I like wide angle lens like 24/28/35 with f2 even f1.4, and so far 50cron rigid has been very consistent and can tolerate some error of M9 over the time.

Joe, very vivid color. Noct render nicely at park
Ron, nice composition and peaceful pic, the subject out of focus sweet circle slightly bother me.
Peter, I like the depth of first one from 2nd set.
leonasj, Nice color and rendering.



Jul 03, 2013 at 09:13 PM
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p.688 #4 · p.688 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


so i caved in and got the CV 50mm 1.5 just to try out from B&H for the holiday weekend! took some initial test shots on my way home. cant say im disappointed.

both shot at 1.5

sharpness wasn't enhanced in either. converted to B&W in lightroom, and boosted some contrast and took down some highlights. dudes hair was WHITE












Jul 03, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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Peter, very nice and I really like the last two of the second set. My girlfriend was there a couple years ago: Höllentalklamm. I was just archiving her photos, going through her take from that location and immediately recognized your photos... unfortunately I haven't made it out there, yet. BTW, if you're ever in Taiwan, there's a somewhat similar experience at Taroko Gorge on the central east coast:












(sorry, above shot on Canon)

Leonas, the first and third in particular look really nice.
Kevin, congrats and give it a good workout! I think it will suit reportage style shooting. Doesn't hurt that it also looks interesting. Black or chrome?
Michael, thanks for the feedback. It would have looked calmer with the 50 Lux ASPH.

More from the Zeiss-Opton 50/1.5, more or less test shots while getting a feel for the lens. Joe, note the third shot, which was shot into the sun and handled it pretty well. I'm sure the leaves blocking some of the direct sunlight also helped.























Jul 03, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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Thanks for the comments!

Ron, f/16 for au natural anti aliasing ! I start to see diffraction on my 28Cron and 35Lux ASPH at f/11 to f/16. Never really tried f/16 in the past unless it was really necessary as I always thought IQ would be worse than shooting wide open. Also thanks for the samples on the Opton's coating, looks like it handles flare pretty well, excellent set, that second shot is so sharp and smooth. 4th shot is interesting, OOF region giving me a bit of a headache

Peter, another excellent set and hike!

Leonas, nice set with the 90AA.

Michael, maybe new tool syndrome equals better focus accuracy . Actually, I have no idea, but it works.

Kevin, congrats on the CV 50/1.5. Looks excellent!



Jul 04, 2013 at 02:50 AM
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rscheffler wrote:
Edward, from my understanding, if there is consistent back focus at all distances, adding a shim to the lens should resolve the problem.

I think a factor working against you is it's a wide aperture telephoto lens compounded by the fact it's a Zeiss on a Leica body. As has been discussed/rumored before, the Zeiss Ikon flange distance was or may have been slightly different from Leica's. When I tried Andrew G's ZM85/2 on my M9 I was very surprised to find it focused accurately. Unfortunately this focus lottery seems to be part of the RF experience, and not saying
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Hi Ron,

In theory, indeed, there is a difference between the Zeiss Ikon and Leica M flange distance. In practice, there are so many variations in lens calibrations, both from Zeiss and Leica, that buying a new lens is definitely like a lottery. I had to send my brand new 35/2 and 25/2.8 for calibration, but Zeiss did an excellent job with them. Unfortunately I think Zeiss tolerances are not sufficient for using the Sonnar on a digital body.

If the solution is that simple, I am sure the Leica technician will do it easily, especially that he's working with a Leica body not absolute numbers and measurements as in the factory.

Fingers crossed.



Jul 04, 2013 at 04:16 AM
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Gary Clennan wrote:
My keeper rate has definitely improved....


zhangyue wrote:
Joe, Gary, and Adam, I can understand they might improve tolerance? But I am puzzled how they can improve operator’s tolerance, I have a hard time see it clearly in focus, and I have good eyesight. Unless they change the focus window somehow?

Another thing I am very interested is: Did they improve the reliability of focus mechanic part. As I usually have no problem what so ever for a while, and start see things change over the time. Thus, I like wide angle lens like 24/28/35 with f2 even f1.4, and so far 50cron rigid has been very consistent and
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I really don't know how this could be possible either, I'd say if you had a perfectly calibrated lens on an M9 and on the M240, you should technically be the one at fault for focus error, YET everybody I've asked has said that focusing the M240 is easier and the keeper rate is up.
They did in fact redesign the whole rangefinder focusing mechanism, from what I've been told. It's suppose to be better according to Leica. But I never got details as to WHY.



Jul 04, 2013 at 04:47 AM
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p.688 #9 · p.688 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


zhangyue wrote:
99.99%? That is high!

Indeed!
Great portrait from 85mm! You can expect something great happen once nail focus with Sonnar!

Hi Edward, I was thinking the same thing as Ron suggested, remove the mount, put a few pieces paper or plastic paper underneath, and put back the mount. That is all you need to do.

Another thing is if you can consistent nail ‘back focus’ you can compensate it!




Thanks Zhangyue Yes, in fact, that portrait was compensated for back focus

Thanks for the advice about shimming the mount.



Jul 04, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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p.688 #10 · p.688 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I must have accidentally switched to jpg instead of DNG in the menu. To my surprise today's snapshots turned out to be jpgs. This said, I really like the M9 jpg engine, the colors are better than what I usually get on AWB from ACR. I wish Leica could provide their own raw processor based on the in camera engine.

All OOC, just cropped, resized.


M9 + Zeiss 50 Planar by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + Zeiss 50 Planar by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + Zeiss 50 Planar by edward karaa, on Flickr



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p.688 #11 · p.688 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


And from Bangkok to Rome ...













Leica X1 as per usual these days.



Jul 04, 2013 at 07:09 PM
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p.688 #12 · p.688 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Very nice post here last few days all!

Ive been looking daily to keep me motivated

Edward I know what you mean forgetting to set to raw! Nice jpg's output in the right hands such as yours Im glad I don't have to worry about white balance on my mono

Phil

Mono w/Voight 21 1.8 Ultron - morning sun before the high desert sun comes and invades

Thank God for LR5 lens correction newest features












Jul 04, 2013 at 11:30 PM
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p.688 #13 · p.688 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


A bit more....

Phil

Mono w/Voight 21 1.8 Ultron












Jul 05, 2013 at 03:30 AM
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p.688 #14 · p.688 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Edward, jpegs look excellent.
Jonas, classic car, nice!
Phil, love those CV21/1.8 shots! Composition on 2nd one is my favorite of the two. Beautiful tonality on both and the crop ratio makes them appear medium or larger format

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Happy Fourth!

Nocti E60 wide open








Jul 05, 2013 at 03:36 AM
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p.688 #15 · p.688 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Phil, I think we posted at the same time, missed your second set which is also very nice.


Jul 05, 2013 at 03:37 AM
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p.688 #16 · p.688 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Joe looks like it!

Still have your mono? Haven't seen any B and W's from you in awhile

Nice shot with the noct wide open! Thats probably the only fireworks I will see this year . I need to take my Nocti out again asap!

Phil



Jul 05, 2013 at 03:44 AM
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p.688 #17 · p.688 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Phil! Yes, still have my Mono. I have too many cameras and not enough time to shoot

zhangyue wrote:
Another thing I am very interested is: Did they improve the reliability of focus mechanic part. As I usually have no problem what so ever for a while, and start see things change over the time. Thus, I like wide angle lens like 24/28/35 with f2 even f1.4, and so far 50cron rigid has been very consistent and can tolerate some error of M9 over the time.

Joe, very vivid color. Noct render nicely at park


Thanks Michael.

The mechanical tolerances have improved and I think what is happening is that there is less "play" and more accurate mechanical coupling when trying to align focus patch. I don't think it is a coincidence as many users have had the same experiences.



Jul 05, 2013 at 03:50 AM
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p.688 #18 · p.688 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I know the feeling Joe on too many cameras and no time or just plain lazy

Phil



Jul 05, 2013 at 04:03 AM
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Jonas, nice shots from Italy. Like the 1st shot most.

Phil, thanks for your comments. It is the first time it happens to me Beautiful b/w sets but I really like the 1st one as well.

Joe, thanks for the comments. Nice fireworks!




Jul 05, 2013 at 04:34 AM
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Jonas, great colors in the first one.
Phil, great photos with the Mono. My favorite is also the second one in the first set.
Joe, very good photo of the fireworks.



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