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p.730 #1 · p.730 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Gary, really like the architecture shot! I am fast becoming very interested in the 21 SEM
Ryan, love the VSCO colour to these shots!!! Particularly #3 and 4
Sal, nice street set
Allen, awesome composition!

Adam, some quick shots with 28 Cron on M240. My take on this lens has changed. I love now the ergonomics of the M240, where you can have the 28 Cron, on auto ISO, with advanced exposure Using LV it is very easy to compose the frame and no issues with parallax. This has been the issue in past for me with WA's, that trying to find horizontal and guesstimating the frame lines meant when the images were corrected for horizontal, the framing of the shot did not work for me. Enough said, couple of casual shots on auto ISO at f/2.0. I am using Lr 5.2 RC2 which processes the M240 DNG files a lot quicker.













Aug 14, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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p.730 #2 · p.730 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


airfrogusmc - what an awesome shot!
charles - very nice pics again with the 28 cron . Just wondering if you use any viewfinder for this lens? The framelines on my M is maxed out at 35mm so anything wider will require an external vf.



Aug 14, 2013 at 12:55 AM
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p.730 #3 · p.730 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks guys. Been out of town for a few days as you can see. So much killer stuff here to get caught up on. Nice shot Charles.... M 240 & 28 seem to work extremely well in your hands.


Aug 14, 2013 at 01:17 AM
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p.730 #4 · p.730 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


rirakuma wrote:
airfrogusmc - what an awesome shot!
charles - very nice pics again with the 28 cron . Just wondering if you use any viewfinder for this lens? The framelines on my M is maxed out at 35mm so anything wider will require an external vf.


Thanks Rocky and Allen I have not used the VF with the 28 Cron with the M9P/M240. The 28 FL's are just visible on the outside if you move your eye closer. I am really liking the LV, particularly for portraits with WA's as the perspective can be way off just using the OVF.

More shots with the 28 Cron and M240 ISO 2500 about. Last shot with 50 Nocti f/1.0 200 ISO


















Aug 14, 2013 at 01:25 AM
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p.730 #5 · p.730 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Allen - awesome shot! great composition

Charles, very nice with the 28 Cron. ISO 2500 looks excellent

28 Cron




























Aug 14, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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p.730 #6 · p.730 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Excellent work from Ryan, Salvador, Allen, Charles!

Here are a few snapshots with the Planar 50 wide open at iso 1250. The light levels were very low so I was using shutter speeds in the 1/4 to 1/8 range. Being slightly inebriated, I forgot that I could increase the iso to 2500


M9 + Planar 50 by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + Planar 50 by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + Planar 50 by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + Planar 50 by edward karaa, on Flickr



Aug 14, 2013 at 05:45 PM
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p.730 #7 · p.730 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Edward, you did well...especially the 1st and 3rd. Looks great at 1250, I think 2500 would have been too much. The key with the M9 at this range is ETTR


Aug 14, 2013 at 07:07 PM
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p.730 #8 · p.730 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


rsolti13, the key to high-ISO photography with the M9 is to use the "Shoot at ISO 640 and Push in Post" technique that has been discussed earlier in this thread and is discussed here.

—Mitch/Bangkok



Aug 14, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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p.730 #9 · p.730 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thank guys
Ryan, I am really enjoying these shots, particularly the last shot!
Edward, very nice work with the low light! The ZM 50 does a great job, and the hidden gem of course is with the M9 that you can shoot at low shutter speeds, unimaginable with the RX1. I am lucky to get vibration free shots at 1/80s with the RX1, and is most likely my technique. I think you need a Nocti



Aug 15, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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p.730 #10 · p.730 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Fantastic shots everyone! I am truly excited to join you guys in this thread. I have noticed from the bit of reading I've done here, that you all seem to be such a nice cohesive group. I hope to add "something" to this!

My M-E arrived today and I fired off some test shots with my CV 28 1.9 on it. Working out the kinks - these are at all different ISO's and apertures. Wide open this lens is DEAD on with focus (whew - I am glad!). I do have a few questions/issues to ask, though.

1. There seems to be a few specs of dust on the sensor - do you guys just use a rocket blower to fix that? I've always been hesitant to clean a sensor, but have read the M9 line is prone to dust spots and it must be done.

2. Does anyone else have issues exporting files from LR4 with your "memory" running low? This is my first time other than exporting some gigantic TIFF files from film scans. It took 4 tries to get 11 files exported (downsized to 800 px).

3. When shooting (granted it IS 100 degrees F here) does the body tend to get warm? Like when you use your iphone for awhile and it gets warm to the touch? I don't recall my Fujis doing this...

Other than that - I am seriously impressed with this camera. I turned it on, ran through the menu and checked the functions and was shooting in about a minute and a half. Easy peasy ... I haven't even had to read the manual yet (and I had to get a BOOK, yes a book, for the stupid Fuji camera!!!).

Ok - on to the images:







This was at ISO 1000 shot wide open







uploading this one because of the heavy CA on the trees. is this normal?







the clarity of this one in LR was amazing ... hope it doesn't lose that look after export







Chopped her feet off - still getting used to parallax!







just my house




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p.730 #11 · p.730 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


CONGRATS Katie!!!!! Good contributions and looking forward to more....


Aug 15, 2013 at 01:11 AM
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p.730 #12 · p.730 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Congratulations Katie! Welcome to the thread and I look forward to seeing more of your work. And yes, you are right that the contributors here are a great group of people.


Aug 15, 2013 at 01:23 AM
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p.730 #13 · p.730 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Katie. Congrats, I use a rocket blower to clean. The sensor doesnt seem to be any more of a dust magnet than any other camera I've own. But then again, I change lenses very carefully. I don't ever recall my camera getting "hot".
Edward, nice steady hands. Drinking and shooting is a special skill.
rsolti13, that VSCO slide film pack is something I want to eventually try. You may be angry at the VSCO ppl, but no doubt you've probably help them sell a few more copies



Aug 15, 2013 at 02:31 AM
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p.730 #14 · p.730 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


A couple of B&W's....






21SEM - ISO3200






21SEM - ISO3200




Aug 15, 2013 at 03:33 AM
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p.730 #15 · p.730 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


KatieInTexas wrote:
Fantastic shots everyone! I am truly excited to join you guys in this thread. I have noticed from the bit of reading I've done here, that you all seem to be such a nice cohesive group. I hope to add "something" to this!

My M-E arrived today and I fired off some test shots with my CV 28 1.9 on it. Working out the kinks - these are at all different ISO's and apertures. Wide open this lens is DEAD on with focus (whew - I am glad!). I do have a few questions/issues to ask, though.

1. There seems
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Congrats Katie!

My guess is after a bit of use, you'll come across a few quirks. As I've said before, be sure it give yourself enough time to really get comfortable with it.

A real test for the rangefinder though is anything 50mm and longer, f/2 and faster.

1: I use a blower bulb first, then a sensor pen for stubborn spots. Then a blower again. If it seems that the spots are persistent, in that they move around with the sensor pen but aren't then blown away, I'll use the Dust-Aid Platinum 'sticky pad' to lift them off the sensor. So far I've been able to avoid wet cleanings, though the few times the camera has been looked at by Leica, they've always wet cleaned the sensor.

2: No, sorry, never had this problem. How much RAM is in your system? If you haven't restarted the computer recently, try that. You may have to buy more RAM to get it working more smoothly. Also wondering how large your image catalog is? I've found this can really bog things down. My solution has been to delete all previews, and it seems to help. But the best solution seems to be to create a separate catalog for each shoot.

3: Yes, I've noticed this, but typically only with longer, more intense shoots.

Purple fringing in tree branches (if that is what you meant): I fear this is a fairly common trait with Voigtlander lenses. Of course it's not just restricted to them, but seems to be most easily provoked. You can probably fix all or most of it in LR4 under the Lens Corrections section. Under the Color tab, play around with the defringe slider. I find around 3-5 usually works OK. Clicking the CA removal box might also help. As does stopping down somewhat rather than shooting at or near wide open.

Your images with it look good. The first one in particular has a feel to it I find is a typical signature from the M9 in terms of contrast/tonality and color.

Gary, wow, ISO 3200 looks great here. Love the tones and detail. The SEM rocks!
Ryan, thanks for the film effects samples. Seems the key to many of these is to crush the deep shadow values to black.
Edward, Charles - very nice!
Allen, love the arch image. Very dramatic. My mind is telling me this was at night, though the nature of the light in the foreground says it could be strong late day sidelight... and you used a red and polarizer to knick the sky to black... been awhile since I've been there.

Sorry for not commenting more... was away for a number of days with limited internet, but have gone through and added my 'likes.' Some photos to come soon, hopefully...



Aug 15, 2013 at 03:58 AM
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p.730 #16 · p.730 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Ron
Katie, congrats and welcome!!! Very nice set

1: Agree with Ron, the blower is best. For any oil related spots, and this seems to be relevant to a new M camera, I have just taken my M9/M9P to a local camera repair centre, where they can clean under a micro scope usually while you wait. I just have not been brave enough to do a wet clean!

2. I have always had a lot of fast RAM, and it is generally the cheapest upgrade so long as the processor has not max out.

3. Walking the streets in Bangkok, temp around 32degC, I have noticed the M9P did get very warm, more so than I expected.

Gary, awesome shots!!! Amazing B&W tones



Aug 15, 2013 at 04:54 AM
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p.730 #17 · p.730 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Wonderful images as ever on this thread (the expensive one, that sucks in new 'LeicaRF-philes' as it did me).

Gary - what atmospheric images of an amazing multi-storey building!

CharlesK - love the M240 results you are getting.

Congratulations Katie on your entry into the Leica M community!

I read your enquiring posts, and the excellent replies to which I could add nothing further.

I love these early shots especially the first and the dog with chopped paws

Sensor cleaning - I had an M8 that had some fairly persistent sensor dirt and in that sense it was more prevalent then on my Sony5N. I used a rocket blower but wasn't game to dry wet or sticky pad cleaning.

I have a Canon DSLR and love alt lenses, but it's been neglected a lot since Dec 12 when the M8 was added. I hope you love using a Leica RF as much as I have.

M8 with CV35 Nokton (the multicoat version)

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L1011418 Valletta by smoothlennie, on Flickr

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CV35_L1013154 by smoothlennie, on Flickr

3.

L1011388 fusilier by smoothlennie, on Flickr




Aug 15, 2013 at 09:08 AM
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p.730 #18 · p.730 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


rsolti, excellent set's and those presets work pretty well!

airfrogusmc, awesome shot and composition!

Charles, I dont want to know what the dog is thinking! Probably, oh boy the master got a new toy! The high ISO examples look very clean.

Edward, excellent ISO1250 samples from the M9!

Katie, congrats to the ME! Nice first samples and I am looking forward to many other pictures.

Gary, great pp and looks also like a nice location!



Aug 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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p.730 #19 · p.730 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Same summit as the last time and captured with M9P.

The way up was pretty fogy but it cleaned up in the early morning at about 4am.







some curios capricorns, vignette added via pp







yummy, dinner on the summit


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Aug 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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p.730 #20 · p.730 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


captured with M9P.










almost no reflections not bad I think







observing some wildlife













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