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p.695 #1 · p.695 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


My first pass at PPing this shot, it might be one for our wall so please offer C&C

Leica M8, 28mm Summicron ASPH, 2 images stitched in Microsoft ICE








Jul 10, 2013 at 12:51 AM
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p.695 #2 · p.695 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thank you for the comments and likes
Ryan, love the B&W shots! Beautiful rendering in all these shots with these classics

Doug, yes the RF is tough to focus, but easier than the AF with the RX1, in really low light. With the RX1 I end automatically using MF, and using the AEL button for AF, which is great for low light.

Ron, thanks Very nice shot! When I roam the streets in Bangkok at night, I start using ISO 640, and a shutter speed of 1/30 or 1/60s for Bangkok or Bali with the 50 Nocti f1.0 set at f1.2 which seems to be a sweet spot. I will push these files if needed about 1 to 1.5 stops, but then I will raise the ISO when the lighting drops even more. I do like to check the exposure as I set the M9P on manual.

Ron, love your geometric compositions! Excellent set.

Edward, thank you The tolerances on any bayonet mounts are very critical, and may affect the RF accuracy of the lens. Just tightening the screws can affect the calibration! The replacement of the bayonet is easy, but making sure the calibration is not affected, is not so easy.

Joakim, thanks Very nice set with the 28 Cron.

Ash, wonderful seascape shot!!




Jul 10, 2013 at 01:12 AM
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p.695 #3 · p.695 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


charles.K wrote:
...Edward, thank you The tolerances on any bayonet mounts are very critical, and may affect the RF accuracy of the lens. Just tightening the screws can affect the calibration! The replacement of the bayonet is easy, but making sure the calibration is not affected, is not so easy


Care is certainly called for, but I have changed the flanges for 6-bit coding on three lenses without any difficulty or change in focus.

—Mitch/Bangkok
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Jul 10, 2013 at 02:43 AM
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p.695 #4 · p.695 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Guys please be so kind to let me know which picture you prefer of the following two for inclusion in the series linked under my signature below. I have posted them earlier and they were singled out among the ones people preferred from my night pictures. I usually don't have trouble choosing this sort of thing, but in these two I keep on vacillating. My preference has been for the first one because of my feeling that it has some sort of psychological tension that perhaps makes it edgier, while the second one shows three generations of a family and indicates that they a laundry service from their porch. [I don't know whether this type of post is within the accepted etiquette of this forum, considering that the pictures has already been posted in this thread.]



Summicron-28 | ISO 640 pushed 1.95 stops | f/2.8 | 1/90 sec

Bangkok




Summicron-28 | ISO 640 pushed 2.3 stops | f/2.8 | 1/60 sec

Bangkok



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Bangkok Obvious [WIP]
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Jul 10, 2013 at 02:58 AM
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p.695 #5 · p.695 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Mitch, I would choose #1 because it will be easier to print without the color noise on the edges and choose #2 for composition and story telling on #2

This is all subjective right?

I like #1 because it has four interesting subjects to me, man left seated, man in foreground in 1/3 left frame anchoring composition and spiting into 3rds. Woman and child main subject and interesting expressions on both. Finally fan and infant behind it creates a question mark and can be subject to open interpretation.

I like #2 because the colors and exposure in the middle seems spot on, sharp and clean. Also the composition is revolving, circulating between woman on right looking at the others and there is a flow from mother to 1st child to 2nd child back to woman on right foreground - perfect to keep me engaged together with the other secondary subjects- food on chair, fire extinguisher, etc that are surrounding the subjects.. Man lurking behind and top left background, can't really tell much based on this web size. Finally, there is a nice diagonal anchoring the subjects from lady in right foreground all the way back to the top left of the composition. I know its a sin to crop, but I might just crop a tiny bit of the top left and see if it strengthens the composition, probably not. You just need to try and get rid of the color noise on the edges. LR or other noise reduction software will be easy enough.




Jul 10, 2013 at 03:12 AM
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p.695 #6 · p.695 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


AshNZ, very nice picture I really like it a lot! If you are asking for nitpicking, maybe the left palm tree, which get's cut twice disturbs me a tiny little bit.

Mitch, I like the second one more, there is so much to discover. Is this a fish on the plate? But to be honest, the red color noise disturbs me a lot.



Jul 10, 2013 at 08:06 AM
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p.695 #7 · p.695 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thank you Gary, Charles and Mitch for the further advice. I think I will leave it to the pros

Mitch, I prefer the 2nd shot because of the stronger composition even though the 1st shot has a more interesting activity.

Ash, beautiful shot. Love it.



Jul 10, 2013 at 08:33 AM
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p.695 #8 · p.695 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


joe88/muc_marlin/edward, thanks. Yes, I agree that the composition and the light on the people is better in the second picture. The reason I had originally picked the first one is that I wanted some "psychological tension", but I must admit that the second man's shoulder just behind the first man compromises that somewhat. So, I'm still thinking about this and hope that I'll get some more comments

On the red color noise in the second picture: I haven't paid much attention to this because, as I mentioned in an earlier posting, I noticed that the JPGs exported from Lightroom 5 that I had "pushed" the most, and that had the highest effective ISO and the most noise, looked much noisier than the image in LR5. Doing a google search, I found the following recent statement from Adobe:

As mentioned here, a bug was introduced in Lightroom 5.0 where files exported at less than 1/3 of their original size may not retain Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction settings. We are working on a solution and will include it in our next update.

So this is merely an lR5 bug. Therefore, please don't pay attention to the red color noise in the second picture, although it's hard to ignore. I ignored it because my mind was only connecting with the image within LR5, which didin't have this annoying noise. It's amazing though that the Adobe beta testing process wasn't able to identify this JPG export problem before the final release.

—Mitch/Bangkok
Paris au rhythme de Basquiat and Other Poems [download link for book project]


Edited on Jul 11, 2013 at 05:09 AM · View previous versions



Jul 10, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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p.695 #9 · p.695 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron, great eye catching the angles. I really wish I was able to see things that way. I know there are so many opportunities I walk by every day.....I guess that is why photo walks with a bunch of people would be so beneficial, learning how everyone sees things so differently

Ash, great colors....very nice shot. The tower there seems a little out of place

Mitch, I think #2 may tell a better story...but that noise just kills it for me. #1 is also very good....the baby crying makes it if you ask me

some with a 135 tele-elmar




















Jul 10, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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p.695 #10 · p.695 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks to anyone I owe thanks too.

Also, you guys will have to try to keep me straight on the glass. ok, screw mount Canon, the Nikon was what? I really don't keep up with really old glass much, true enough. I do enjoy seeing results others get with classic glass.

Ash, great shot. The palm bothered me a little, I might have like to have seeen the frame shifted left some, depending what was there, but you can't recreate it with that bird there. Shot has a lot of detail, is nice.

Doug



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p.695 #11 · p.695 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


rsolti13 wrote:
...Mitch, I think #2 may tell a better story...but that noise just kills it for me. #1 is also very good....the baby crying makes it if you ask me...


rsolti1, thanks. See my post p.740 #20: the noise comes from an LR5 bug that does not include noise reduction settings in some exported JPGs. That means the image viewed in LR5, that is, the image to be printed does not have this color noise. Adobe is working on a fix for this.

—Mitch/Bangkok
Paris au rhythme de Basquiat and Other Poems [download link for book project]


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Jul 10, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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p.695 #12 · p.695 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I am a very seldom and somewhat lazy poster on here and I freely admit that I am generally daunted by the standard of images on this thread, so I don't post images much.

I have greatly enjoyed shooting with an M8 since Dec last year and now I have an M9 winging its way to me from the US. I need to sort a firmware issue.

Keeping the M8 in addition to the M9 is not an option ( I have other cams too), so I am simply asking for a consensus view that the move to a 9 is worthwhile, as I currently believe it to be

TIA



Jul 10, 2013 at 01:13 PM
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p.695 #13 · p.695 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


3D.Doug wrote:
Also, you guys will have to try to keep me straight on the glass. ok, screw mount Canon, the Nikon was what? Doug


Hey Doug. "Mostly" all of the vintage lenses people are using on M's are "screw mount", "M39", LTM (Leica Thread Mount) which are all one in the same. The Canon and Nikkor lenses used in recent posts are LTM (or M39, or screw) mount. The general consencus seems to be to just refer to them as LTM mount. You just screw on an LTM-M adapter on the lens and you are good to go.


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Jul 10, 2013 at 01:32 PM
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lenticular11 wrote:
I am a very seldom and somewhat lazy poster on here and I freely admit that I am generally daunted by the standard of images on this thread, so I don't post images much.

I have greatly enjoyed shooting with an M8 since Dec last year and now I have an M9 winging its way to me from the US. I need to sort a firmware issue.

Keeping the M8 in addition to the M9 is not an option ( I have other cams too), so I am simply asking for a consensus view that the move to a 9 is worthwhile,
...Show more

I think that moving to the M9 is a big upgrade and you won't regret it at all. I say go for it and don't look back....



Jul 10, 2013 at 01:36 PM
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p.695 #15 · p.695 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Gary, as I thought, though I'll miss the M8's IR capability (will have to convert my Sony 5N into an all-spectrum cam).


Jul 10, 2013 at 01:40 PM
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p.695 #16 · p.695 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Absolutely, I think that the M9 has fantastic color rendition; and must say that I never took to M8.2 that I had for some nine months a few years ago.

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



Jul 10, 2013 at 01:55 PM
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p.695 #17 · p.695 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


lenticular11, I would be really happy to see some of your pictures, don't be shy!

Since I am new to Leica I have no comparison to the M8, but I am coming from Nikon D3 and at low ISO's I absolutely love the output from the M9.



Jul 10, 2013 at 02:05 PM
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p.695 #18 · p.695 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


double post

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Jul 10, 2013 at 04:35 PM
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p.695 #19 · p.695 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Mitch Alland wrote:
joe88/muc_marlin/edward, thanks. Yes, I agree that the composition and the light on the people is better in the second picture. The reason I had originally picked the first one is that I wanted some "psychological tension", but I must admit that the second man's shoulder just behind the first man compromises that somewhat. So, I'm still thinking about this and hope that I'll get some more comments.


Interesting that you wrote this, because before reading your comment, that is what drew me to #1 over #2 - the tension. Despite the hidden man's visible shoulder, I still prefer #1. While there is not an obvious activity, if any at all, happening in the image, there are several subjects each looking at different things, implying there is something happening, somewhere. And I like that the man second from left is looking at the camera, connecting the viewer to the scene.

Ryan, those look good from the 135, but it's also a lens that didn't really grow on my when it was generously loaned to me for a trial. Like the first one.

A couple more from downtown:












M9 & 28 Cron



Jul 10, 2013 at 04:35 PM
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p.695 #20 · p.695 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Very nice Ron, don't know if I like post #10 or #11 best . The shadows in the first shot are perfect

Some CV 21 f/1.8 shots
































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