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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
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