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p.693 #1 · p.693 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Gorgeous rendering on both! I think I like the Nikon better, it seems to have more pop on my screen.


Jul 08, 2013 at 01:57 PM
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p.693 #2 · p.693 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron, are you shooting M240 now? Also, Ryan is it? I have a hard time keeping up with what camera folks are shooting, since I am not always active here or anywhere all the time.

Regarding comment on the Canon being more modern feeling than Nikon 85, are you talking about an 85 1.4D, rather than an 85 1.4G? The G is the new lens, of course, there are also 85 1.8 lenses.

I did take a family portrait recently, shot of course with Nikon, since my M9 is sitting on the tray. (Glass on glass if you will...)

I use the Leica bag for my 90mm, the rest of my lenses all have their zipper pouches: I think my 90 busted a dot off, and it's gone. I need a red dot to affix.

24/35/50 FLE Lux, 75 APO ASPH Cron mounted, and 90 Cron at far left:







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Jul 08, 2013 at 01:59 PM
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p.693 #3 · p.693 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Doug: a very fine collection! Wondering how you're getting along with the 50/75/90 grouping as it feels quite close. Do you sometimes opt for a 35/75 outing and other times 24/50/90, etc.?

I'm still with the M9. M240 will likely be 2014. Did a major Canon purchase and the recent 1950s glass GAS.

Ryan, thanks for the comparison images! I've long been very curious about the Canon 100/2, though unfortunately the price seems to be about double the longer Nikon LTMs and pushing into Leica territory (i.e. 90 Cron pre-AA). So far based on what you've posted and my experience with the Canon 35/2 and 50/1.4, it would seem Canon's lenses from that era (late 50s-60s) are fairly well corrected. The Nokton 50/1.5 II is looking great in your hands!



Jul 08, 2013 at 02:58 PM
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p.693 #4 · p.693 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron, thanks.

I am really still finding my way around the collection, as the 50 and 75 are both added focal lengths in the last 2 to 3 months it is true they are pretty close I guess. I also changed from 35 cron to 35 lux. I'm broke! Normally, I think 35-75 will be my go to lenses, 24 when I really need wide, (I would probably have gotten a 21, if I had thought this through better) and 50 when I just feel like a 50. The 90 I haven't used much honestly, but it wasn't a bad value to have around. I don't remember what I paid, but I got it a year or 2 ago. I should break the old girl in a bit. Other than having a Noct, this lens collection is more than enough for me. Like you, thinking 2014 maybe for a M 240, should they become available for a determined person at retail. I haven't shot as much as I would have liked this year, we've had 45-46" of rain this year.

There was something you shot That first stair shot, I thought might be the M 240, I guess I was wrong! Ryan must be shooting it shooting Nikon and Canon glass.





Jul 08, 2013 at 06:14 PM
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p.693 #5 · p.693 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ciao

Alberto




Leica M9 + 75mm 2.5 Summarit






Leica M9 + 75mm 2.5 Summarit




Jul 08, 2013 at 07:06 PM
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p.693 #6 · p.693 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


very nice pictures everyone!

Ron, Joe, Phil, Edward and Zhangyue, thanks a lot on the opinion on the b&w shots! I personal like the first in b&w and the second in color more.

Pihil: great shots with the 21Ultron

Ron: a lot of great shots with the Lux 21, they don't help me at all to get this lens out of my head

Charles: nice to see your pictures again!

Edward: niche shot, I prefer overall the second one, but like the sand in the foreground with the first one more. It looks like the first one is a little bit to red and the first a bit to greenish. Something in the middle would be probably right?



Jul 08, 2013 at 07:31 PM
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p.693 #7 · p.693 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


This weekend I was really mad about my self! The alarm was set at 3:00 am, because I wanted to be higher up at the mountain when the dawn begins. I heard the alarm, I also turned it off, but wanted to have just "one more minute". Yeah, one minute! When I woke up again it was already 6:20 am. Well I still made that very long tour, but missed all the good light. On the other side I have seen capricorns, this happens very seldom, and I just want to believe, that I didn't met them earlier ;-). Very, very seldom this happens to me, well, I guess I needed this sleep.

This is a picture to document the path, which I have done very seldom in the past, because the D3 was in the backpack. The M9P I wear now always in a very small lowepro bag in the front of my chest and is therefore also accessible for documentation.








Jul 08, 2013 at 09:14 PM
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p.693 #8 · p.693 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks for the comments and likes guys!

Ron, another excellent shot with the 21Lux, and yes, CV 50 1.1 is for sale but I don't know how I ended up with a cleaning mark on the rear element, so might have to keep it instead It is a sharp lens wide open, but right now it takes almost 2 weeks of daily lens changes to rotate my 50mm lenses, need to pair things down a little

Ryan, CV 50 1.5 looking good. Another excellent set. Those portraits or your daughter are superb! Especially love the rendering on that Nikkor 8.5cm f/2 Sonnar portrait lens! If only I can find a black one at reasonable price Canon 100 ltm seems really modern looking, nice and your M9 seems to be in perfect calibration, tack sharp pics with these longer lenses!

Doug, you have one really happy German family, and they keep growing

Peter, that shot is still great in that lighting condition. Right now, if its choosing more sleep or a photo outing early in the morning, I would choose sleep 100% of the time. Having a young family is a great feeling but it means less time or no time for photography unless its less than 20m from my front door. Really enjoy your pics from those hikes. Keep sharing!

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The mother of unsharp 50mm lens, Nocti E60










Jul 09, 2013 at 01:53 AM
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p.693 #9 · p.693 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Peter, excellent shot!

Joe, it's part of my clever plan to position myself for the long haul. We all know cameras come and go, glass is for the long haul. This is the kit I Was headed toward, except for dreaming of a Noct someday. There's really not much else, unless it's an ultra-wide, and maybe a 135mm. But I am quite happy with this family as it is. Doing the math, I was a little taken back what my collection has added up to now. Yikes. No wonder it took me 2 years to build and some "sacrifice flies", as in sold Nikon long glass to reinvest in Leica. This was calcuclated though, I can always add more long glass later on the Nikon side. Lenses may not always be so available for Leica.



Jul 09, 2013 at 03:55 AM
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p.693 #10 · p.693 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Very nice Alberto!

Peter, looks like a great hike. You're very dedicated to get up at that time of night... It's about when I prefer to go to bed.
I have done the very same thing as you, but back in March. The day before I photographed a day-long youth hockey tournament, then had to get up at 6am to photograph a running race... unfortunately I didn't notice when setting the alarm on my iPod that the volume had been turned down and I slept through it. I woke up wondering why it was light out, then the panic hit having realized I overslept by about 3 hours. In a rush, I got to the finish line literally about 15 seconds before the first runner came through. Got lucky there, but did miss the start of the race.
I still think for what you're photographing, the 21/3.4 will better match your expectations and pair more closely with the 28 Cron and 50 Lux ASPH. The 21 Lux is a very good lens, but IMO best used wide open. The SEM is the best technical 21mm lens available in M-mount (and perhaps for any 35mm system).
Excellent point about typically having your D3 in the backpack vs. having the Leica readily accessible. I typically either keep it around my neck or in-hand with the strap wrapped around my right hand/wrist.

Doug, it's definitely a journey. Expensive, yes, but certainly fun. 90AA is a lens I still have to try. Maybe I shouldn't to avoid the temptation...

Joe, that's unfortunate about the mark, though one would hope a reasonable buyer will appreciate the insignificance of that on image quality.

So, yes, wrapped up the ROM interiors, but here are a few from outside the 'crystal' addition:



























First with 21 Lux and the rest with 50 Lux ASPH on the M9.



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p.693 #11 · p.693 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron, another great set. It looks like with all its angles, lines and shapes you're like a kid in a candy store when you can shoot freely in the ROM


Jul 09, 2013 at 06:56 AM
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p.693 #12 · p.693 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks, joe88, Edward and Ron.

charles.K wrote:
...I must admit I do not err from using 2500 ISO on the M9P with the 50 Nocti for night shots. I have tried pushing 640 ISO, but I still find more color noise to contend with. I don't mind luminescence noise, but color noise with mixed lighting drives me crazy...


You mean that you don't have a problem in getting the right exposure by shooting at ISO 2500 at night? If so, I wonder whether I'm dealing with more problematic lighting — on the other hand I'll be the first to admit that I'm not experienced in this type of night exposure and, also, in the dynamic situation of walking along the street where most of the people are comments, or, now, talking to me once they know I speak the language, I'm easily distracted from concentrating on frequent exposure adjustments that I should be making.


Ron has also suggested in p737 #14 that the downside of pushing M9 files often produces purple edges
So, how does everyone you come out on setting the high ISO in camera vs shooting at ISO 640 and pushing in post? Is the answer really that if you think your exposure at ISO 1250 – 2500 will be okay, you might as well set it in the camera, otherwise shoot at ISO 640 and push in post?

—Mitch/Bangkok
Bangkok Obvious [WIP]
Eggleston said that he was "at war with the obvious"...



Jul 09, 2013 at 09:50 AM
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p.693 #13 · p.693 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Peter, thank you Amazing shot!
Ryan, wonderful series again! Your daughter is destined to be a model
My preference, is the 85 Nikon, though I suppose this is why I prefer the 75 Lux too
Doug, love the collection!!
Alberto, wonderful captures.
Joe, love the evening capture with mother of unsharp 50's!!
Ron, amazing series!


Mitch Alland wrote:
You mean that you don't have a problem in getting the right exposure by shooting at ISO 2500 at night? If so, I wonder whether I'm dealing with more problematic lighting — on the other hand I'll be the first to admit that I'm not experienced in this type of night exposure and, also, in the dynamic situation of walking along the street where most of the people are comments, or, now, talking to me once they know I speak the language, I'm easily distracted from concentrating on frequent exposure adjustments that I should be making.


For night street shooting, I will try to keep the ISO at 640, but there are times where it so dark, that I set the ISO at 2500. My pet peeve with the M9P is reviewing the shots at 2500 ISO, as the screen is terrible is really is no indication at all of how the shot will look. Call it blind faith, knowing the shots will look OK once downloaded.

Sorry for the re post, two night time street shots in Bangkok, in almost total darkness at 2500 ISO, with the mother of unsharp 50's E60.















Jul 09, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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p.693 #14 · p.693 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron, very nice moment there! The exterior shots are also very well composed.
Rsolti, wow, beautiful colors and rendering from the Nokton II.
Doug, expensive tray you've got there
Alberto, lovely portraits of the kids. Smooth tonality.
Peter, thanks for you comments and fully agreed. Beautiful mountain shot! Sounds like my life story with alram clocks! The best way if you want to wake up at 3 AM is not to sleep in the first place
Joe, love the rendering of the Nocti.
Charles, the first shot is just fantastic!



Jul 09, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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p.693 #15 · p.693 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks all!

Doug, great pic of the children . I have an M9, no M240 for me....yet

Joe/Charles, the Nocti you two have proves to be an excellent night lens. For night street shooting it must be one of the best lenses to have as you have shown

Ron, love the set from the ROM. The angles you captured perfectly...and what color! My favorite is definitely #3

lets do some Canon shots....

100 f/2







50 f/1.5














Jul 09, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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p.693 #16 · p.693 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


what the hell...how about some Canon 50 f/1.5 bokeh shots....






















Jul 09, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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p.693 #17 · p.693 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


What is this Rom Ron, that's a razor sharp lens! Well, the shots it produces are! Wow.

Are you using an adapter Ryan, it seems to work pretty well, tell me more about what you have...

Thanks Charles. It would take a bigger tray for your collection.

Edward, the shot glasses were optional with that tray at Pottery Barn. It may have been the Neiman Markus edition...

Why have a pier, if you can't fish off of it? I recognize low tide at the marsh of that area anywhere Ryan... Fond memories of Hilton Head and Savannah.



Jul 09, 2013 at 01:00 PM
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p.693 #18 · p.693 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Doug, simply using a Voigtlander LTM-->M mount adapter. That pier is at the park for the Savannah aquarium....they don't want you catching their displays

Yeah, the tide over here in Savannah moves 8-10ft low tide to high tide....never seen such big difference anywhere else. If there was ever a hurricane hitting at high tide....oh boy




Jul 09, 2013 at 01:19 PM
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p.693 #19 · p.693 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


oh, ok, well, how does focus work and aperture settings?

Oh, well at the aquarium, I guess that wouldn't go over real well... lol.

I have a good friend that lives in Savannah, we go all the way back to grammar school.



Jul 09, 2013 at 01:43 PM
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p.693 #20 · p.693 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


3D.Doug wrote:
oh, ok, well, how does focus work and aperture settings?



EXACTLY the same as your M mount, simply screw the LTM-->M adapter on the bottom of the screw mount lens and you now have an M mount lens. Everything works the same as you know with your M lenses. The only thing, the adapters aren't coded...which I could care less about, but some do. There are some manufacturers that sell dremeled LTM-->M mount adapters that are ready for nail polish/marker/etc to fill in for coding



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