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p.722 #1 · p.722 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Cedrus Libani:


M9 + Biogon 35 by edward karaa, on Flickr



Aug 06, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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M9 + Biogon 35 by edward karaa, on Flickr



Aug 06, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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p.722 #3 · p.722 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Charles, I am liking the F1 on the M240. I still have the F1 as well, as I have a direct comparison between the two versions planned as soon as I can find the time... Nice portraits!

Edward, Lebanon looks to be very picturesque. Nice work!

Zhangyue, that 35 V1 is still singin' super stuff!

Thank you for the kind words everyone!



Aug 06, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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p.722 #4 · p.722 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Wow! Great page all.

Anh, great portrait! You should post more often

Charles, loving the Nocti shots on the 240....interesting how everyone says focusing is so much easier. The first shot of your god daughter is just excellent.

Gary, the Jupiter 50 1.5 is supposed to be a stellar lens, looks real good in your hands. All shots have a very pleasing oof area

Andrew, nice job at night with the Noctilux.

Michael, the 35 Cron you have is the goggled version, right? I am contemplating consolidating my two 35s and picking up a 35 Cron I, I love the rendering. Very nice images

Edward, like the Lebanon shots. What scenery there


50 Nokton II




































Aug 06, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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p.722 #5 · p.722 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Hi guys great images!


zhangyue - I'm going to LA in September, wish I was in time for the kite festival, would have love to have flown my kites and taken photos.

Charles - I think the reason the M240 looks very film like to you, is because you're using the Noctilux f/1, I'm not saying it doesn't look film like, but that lens has a real way with cameras... Very awesome, and tempting.


BTW, I bought the 50APO in the end... Kinda having a bit of buyers remorse, as I bought it in the evening, and haven't shot with it yet.. But staring at that little lens and thinking that I could have bought a Noctilux, makes me a bit worried... I'll try to take some shots this week, and let everyone know how I feel about it.

Also, my memory cards came in. The verdict, the Extreme pro 95mbps is the best at startup to picture, and startup to live view.. But only a fraction faster then everything else. I still wait a bit.. Instance, I have the camera around the neck hanging down, I flip the on switch with my hand and raise the camera to my eye, I still wait before I can take a photo.. And from sleep, I raise the camera up to my eye and press the shutter, it's still about 2.5 second delay. So really not the improvement that people on the forums claim. I've tried with two M240 cameras BTW, still not getting the .5 to 1 second startup.

Talk later!



Aug 06, 2013 at 04:24 PM
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p.722 #6 · p.722 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Andrew and Ryan, many thanks!

Ryan, you successfully convey the atmosphere with the b/w shots. Nice set.

Adam, congrats on the 50 AA. If I had the money it would be my choice as well. The noctilux is a 1 trick pony. One gets tired very quickly of razor thin DOF.



Aug 06, 2013 at 05:05 PM
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p.722 #7 · p.722 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Edward, 'Carpenter workshop' has great tonality and color.
Ryan, #2 is nice.
Charles, Yeh, I agree with Adam that your 50f1 dominate the image that it remind me your M9 shot before.

sebboh wrote:
lovely shots! my facebook feed was filled with shots that showed a lot more kites there, even more giant squid. is it possible you missed the peak kite time?



No, I didn't miss. but my expectation is way higher There is similar event in China, and they have some really giant ones with many people hold to fly. All big ones here are just giant balloon,not qualify as kite in my book, holding at ground. The organizing is also kind of poor, the hotdog sell at $9 each, the same $15 kite sold in Costco selling at $50+... Not to mention they charge $4 for 3min jumping house..... I don't feel their purpose is make the event but make money...

I was in 'Thomas train event' in Santa Cruz last week, all kid activity are free with Train ticket, food is reasonable too. off topic, I know, don't laugh at me, that is my weekend life, but I do get tons of photography opportunity

Blacksmith at Thomas train event wtih 50cron Rigid from Santa Cruz.































Aug 06, 2013 at 05:23 PM
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p.722 #8 · p.722 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Nice zhangyue, and yeah I bet it's all about making money. Sad though, as I love to fly kites. I have quite a few of them actually, but Singapore RARELY gets wind, so it's almost impossible to fly the kites that I own.


Agree Edward that the Noctilux might be best used wide open. And yes, I suppose it could get boring fast, but I do love the idea of owning/using it on a M240 when I can actually hit focus.



Aug 06, 2013 at 05:45 PM
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p.722 #9 · p.722 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


A few quick questions about Australia (since I've never been).

Going to Sydney, Melbourne, doing the coastal drive, and maybe hitting the Gold Coast if I have time.

Few quick questions for anyone who knows the area.

A) Safe to walk around with my camera, as long as I'm being relatively smart about it?
B) Good areas to stay in, in Sydney and Melbourne?
C) Areas to avoid?

Things to take photos of?


Thanks guys!



Aug 06, 2013 at 07:11 PM
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p.722 #10 · p.722 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Edward, Andrew, Ryan, Adam and Michael for the comments and the likes too

Edward, wonderful images from Lebanon, particularly the one of the carpenter workshop. Love the lighting in this shot.

Ryan, beautiful, almost classic rendering to these B&W images. It really captures the mood here.

Michael, very nice images of the blacksmith! I really like the roll off with the 50 Rigid Cron.

Adam, be great to see if you have the chance to visit the Gold Coast
a) It is safe to walk around with your camera. I am surprised as more people recognize the Leica's in Taiwan and Thailand, than they do in Australia.
b) Depends on your budget. Reasonable hotels in Sydney and Melbourne are not cheap, nor is the food. The best is usually to book online with wotif.com or agoda, as there a lot of good deals for 5 star accommodation.
c) There are very few areas that you need to avoid.

Photo opportunities, depend very much on the lighting. Here the lighting can be very harsh, unlike Bali or Bangkok. The lighting in Melbourne towards the later part of day is great, as there is more twilight being further South, and the old style architecture. Sydney has it tourist spots, but I would say it is harder to find good photogenic spots. There are always the beach fronts and national parks. The drive along the coast further North will provide many chances to take some great shots. In doubt give me a call


adamdewilde wrote:
Hi guys great images!

Charles - I think the reason the M240 looks very film like to you, is because you're using the Noctilux f/1, I'm not saying it doesn't look film like, but that lens has a real way with cameras... Very awesome, and tempting.

BTW, I bought the 50APO in the end... Kinda having a bit of buyers remorse, as I bought it in the evening, and haven't shot with it yet.. But staring at that little lens and thinking that I could have bought a Noctilux, makes me a bit worried... I'll try to take some shots this
...Show more

You are right, having the 50 Nocti f/1.0 does lend itself to the film like look. But I am finding with the same files with M240, there is virtually no PP'ing and are very rich in colours, but more importantly there is a wonderful graduation in tonality, which was not there before with the M9 files. I am also finding the B&W conversion yields beautiful tonality too, as the detail and tones are all present.

Congrats on the 50 APO You just need to get out and take some shots! I am sure if the lens's personality does not gel, it will be very easy to move on. If you are a 50 FL'er, I feel the 50 Noct 0.95 is an amazing lens. Personally my budget did not allow, so I of course opted for the f/1.0. I do love the Mandler style, so again it is keeping with my 75 Lux preference too. The thin DOF, does not have to be, as having one FL of 50, I am seeing many great shots with the 50 Nocti 0.95, at f/5.6 with the M240. Having just the one FL of 50, if that is your choice, it yields so many different chances to shoot with varying DOF's, and painting style.

Shots from this morning M240 and 50 Lux @ f/1.4. I find it has been always hard to render the tones of gum trees previously with the M9, and fact many other cameras, but M240 has the better DR and seems to paint them better













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p.722 #11 · p.722 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Great stuff everyone..



Aug 07, 2013 at 02:16 AM
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p.722 #12 · p.722 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Would be interesting to see what the 50 APO can do. I bet there aren't too many of them out there right now.

50luxasph



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Aug 07, 2013 at 03:38 AM
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p.722 #13 · p.722 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


^^that is a great one^^


Aug 07, 2013 at 03:40 AM
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p.722 #14 · p.722 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


adamdewilde wrote:
A few quick questions about Australia (since I've never been).

Going to Sydney, Melbourne, doing the coastal drive, and maybe hitting the Gold Coast if I have time.

Few quick questions for anyone who knows the area.

A) Safe to walk around with my camera, as long as I'm being relatively smart about it?
B) Good areas to stay in, in Sydney and Melbourne?
C) Areas to avoid?

Things to take photos of?

Thanks guys!


In Melbourne, I would recommend the Blackman on St. Kilda Rd. Great little hotel, good prices, and close to the train line. I have stayed there quite a few times and it has always been great. http://www.artserieshotels.com.au/blackman

In Sydney, for some reason I usually stay in B&B's - this one I liked, http://www.simpsonshotel.com
For a hotel, the Park Hyatt Sydney is very good.

It's easy travelling there but quite expensive. Incredible food, wine, and beaches everywhere. I have always felt safe there, even when out in the middle of the night. Have fun!



Aug 07, 2013 at 03:55 AM
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p.722 #15 · p.722 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Lots of great pics lately, especially like Charles' pic of his god daughter and Edward's pics with the 35 . Very lovely skin tones on your pic Charles, you've got me on noctilust again. I've been kinda lazy for the past week but I think I'll go out and hike tomorrow. This one was taken the other day while testing my summarit 5cm, its surprisingly sharp stopped down.




Aug 07, 2013 at 05:58 AM
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p.722 #16 · p.722 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Guys real nice!

Jabberwockt - I'll take/post ASAP! BTW with 50lux shots like that, no need for a 50 APO.

Charles and Gary, thanks for the tips. I'll check out the recommendations. And yes I will definitely try to meet up for coffee!



Aug 07, 2013 at 07:30 AM
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p.722 #17 · p.722 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Adam,

At the risk of being flamed by other Aussies, Canberra also can be a great city to visit.

Similar to Washington DC in concept of course, but has hills to the south and west to provide good backdrops to civic buildings. You should find it an enjoyable drive down the coast from Sydney to Batemans Bay and then inland to Canberra. PM me if you want more info etc

Waiting on my M9 to come back from repair, then I hope to post more than I did with my M8, not that a choice of body will make me a better photographer!



Aug 07, 2013 at 09:00 AM
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p.722 #18 · p.722 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thank you Rocky Nice sky texture.
Allen, very nice street capture
Jabberwockt, excellent street portrait!

Shots this evening from Currumbin Beach, M240 and 24 Lux
























Aug 07, 2013 at 09:23 AM
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p.722 #19 · p.722 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


excellence Charles! The first is my favorite, looking at your recent images, it looks you get the same look/feel in your pictures as with the M9P, which is a good thing! What is your personal thought on this?


Aug 07, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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p.722 #20 · p.722 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Peter, for the kind words I do feel the M240 is at another level. I was very reluctant to begin with, but the DNG files have a depth which the M9 files do not have. This maybe due to the increased DR and resolution. I don't know. Focusing with RF is amazing now, and every lens of mine is perfectly aligned. In essence, it is fun and easy to take shots!


Aug 07, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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