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p.732 #1 · p.732 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


A few from this week (cross posted from the 1.2 lenses thread):





M9 + CV 35 1.2 Nokton







M9 + Canon 50 1.2 LTM







M9 + CV 35 1.2 Nokton







M9 + Canon 50 1.2 LTM







M9 + CV 35 1.2 Nokton




Aug 16, 2013 at 04:52 AM
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p.732 #2 · p.732 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Hi Charles thanks for the thoughts on the 28cron.. I'm actually wondering though, how you feel image wise, not so much ease of use. I feel that the images have something "special" to them with the M9, but with the M240 they lack that something special.. But it's odd, since that's the only lens I've felt that way about. I like everything else better on the M240.. Really like the 21 SEM shot, wish the 50APO didn't make me poor

I've decided while in Phuket that I can't live without the 50lux, but also really like the 50APO, so I'm probably going to be the guy that ends up with 50APO 50LUX 50NOCT and nothing else

Guys great images!

mikethevilla - I like the M9 + Canon 50 1.2 LTM shot,

Gary - Wish I had someone to hike with while taking photos!

rsolti13 - Cracked and bought the vsco pack. Thanks a lot for making me turn on my ethics

joakim - Fantastic shots, love your PP technique for this set of 24mm shots!!

zhangyue - Like everyone said, first B&W photo


Two quick edits from Phuket. Both with 50APO @ f/2












Aug 16, 2013 at 07:00 AM
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p.732 #3 · p.732 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Charles, excellent shot of Marisa. Really liking what I'm seeing at 3200

Mitch, I have been overexposing by about 2/3 a stop to account for slide pack. Yes, dragging the black down does help with the dark look of slide film, but it doesn't do anything for the colors. And...even looking on my crappy work monitor, the look of the file enhanced with VSCO is totally different than my original file. Maybe I'm seeing things, but the dof looks different.

Katie, nice portrait. Good conversion

Gary, what great scenery you have up there. Wish there was something close by up here where I could take the family hiking. Looks fun

Mike, great set! The 35 Nokton portraits are excellent. They shot at 1.2? I am always amazed when using the lens at f/1.2 at how sharp it really is. My favorite though is the Canon 50 f/1.2 of the man. Love the bokeh in that. I know you typically used Canons in the past...is this a move to a new system or just for fun on the side?

Adam, composition/colors on #2 are awesome. Very nice

MM with 50 Nokton II
































Aug 16, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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p.732 #4 · p.732 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Joakim, fantastic set. Great location and light.
Ryan, thank you very much for the comparisons. They look quite nice.
Charles, lovely portrait of Marisa
Katie, stunning portrait, a classic.
Mikethevilla, wow! Very powerful images.



Aug 16, 2013 at 01:13 PM
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p.732 #5 · p.732 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Byzantine ruins:


M9 + Biogon 35 by edward karaa, on Flickr



Aug 16, 2013 at 01:33 PM
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p.732 #6 · p.732 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


rsolti13 - Very nice, I like the first balloon shot (#3).

edwardkaraa - Cool, are those fellows talking about maintenance? As they really don't look like tourist just hanging out.

Various processes, on the last shot however, the flare is real. Actually I really love the flare from the 50APO, it's one of the coolest I've seen. Just balls of white, scattering to an assortment of rainbow colors that fade away. It's hard to see in the last image, because of the processing, but I think I've got one somewhere that's been minimally edited.. But I just felt like doing some crazy stuff this round.

Some more horse shots, all with the 50 APO @ f/2











































Aug 16, 2013 at 04:05 PM
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p.732 #7 · p.732 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thank you Adam. These are archaeologists arguing about the exact dating of the monument I myself have a degree in archaeology but never actually worked in this field. These guys are friends from university days.

Very nice shots with the 50 AA. I'm very impressed with the smooth bokeh even more than the sharpness.



Aug 16, 2013 at 05:45 PM
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p.732 #8 · p.732 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


edwardkaraa - Interesting info about your photo. I wanted to be an archaeologist when I was younger (more of a treasure hunter I think). But thought that by the time I got out of school, everything good would have been dug up already.

As for the 50APO, what I've noticed is, the bokeh is a lot more smooth and calm then the 50ZM (not that the ZM is at all bad, I love that lens), but the lenses are really very similar, I've been looking over a lot of M9p images that I took with the 50/2 zm and a lot of Canon images with the 50 MP ZE, to see what I think.. And I honestly believe that the 50APO does have an edge in both sharpness and bokeh, a lot to do with falloff. But still not the 50Lux bokeh wise, so it's really hard to say if it's worth it for me to hold onto it. Also it's hard to compare lenses, considering I used the ZM on the M9p and the MPZE on the Canon bodies.




Aug 16, 2013 at 05:54 PM
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p.732 #9 · p.732 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Adam, I know what you mean, Indiana Jones movies are what really inspired me to study archaeology, but in reality it's nothing like that There are no treasures to be found, just tedious digging in the dirt with brushes that look very similar to visible dust sensor brushes I was lucky to become the official photographer of the archaeological excavations in downtown Beirut for several years before moving to Bangkok.

To be honest, I have always noticed the similarity in drawing style between the ZM planar and the ZE MP. The optical formula of the 50 AA is quite similar to the ZM planar, but certainly the ZM is not as sharp especially wide open, and the bokeh not as smooth. The MTF tell the whole story. I would personally take the 50 AA over the Lux, because I can't stand to have the resolution drop in zone B while a slight loss in zone C is perfectly acceptable for me. With the 50 AA you don't have to worry about any resolution drop, even wide open. The perfect lens.



Aug 16, 2013 at 06:09 PM
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p.732 #10 · p.732 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Adam - LOVE LOVE the horse images. The processing is great too. Can you expound upon this 50 AA? Is this the summicron? I don't know Leica lenses that well and am currently shopping for a good 50mm ...


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p.732 #11 · p.732 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Mike, great set! The 35 Nokton portraits are excellent. They shot at 1.2? I am always amazed when using the lens at f/1.2 at how sharp it really is. My favorite though is the Canon 50 f/1.2 of the man. Love the bokeh in that. I know you typically used Canons in the past...is this a move to a new system or just for fun on the side?

Thanks! That 35 is really incredible. Yes, those were all shot wide open. Their 21 1.8 Ultron is equally impressive. Really blown away with those two lenses and have no desire to replace them with Leica glass.

WAY back in the day I had a full Canon setup, but I transitioned to Nikon in 2010. I had been wanting to try out Leica for awhile, so between the recent price drops on M9s, killer new Voigt glass, and picking up a number of travel gigs, I figured now was the time. Now I use my Leica kit for about 80% of my work, with my (shrinking) Nikon kit pulling in the other 20%. There are a few things that I'll have to always keep my Nikon around for, but for the majority of my professional work, Leica it is.



Aug 16, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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Aug 17, 2013 at 12:11 AM
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p.732 #13 · p.732 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thank you Ryan, Adam, and Edward
Gary, nice capture Yes I think I am hooked on the 21 SEM
Mike, great shots!!
Ryan, very nice evening shots. Go to love the M-M with the high ISO
Edward, love the feel of this shot! Would be really great experience Definitely an Indiana Jones moment. I think this is one of reasons I love exploring the temples in Bali, Indonesia and Thailand!!
Adam, love the horse shots! I really like the way the 50 Cron AA renders. I thought it would be too harsh with horses. The 28 Cron, is a very nice lens with the M240. It is different, and I do think you have pick the lighting that it is best suited with. Normally my pick is the 50 Nocti/Lux for evening street portraits, whereas others prefer the look of the 28 Cron.
Allen, great street series! Love the variety of compositions.

Shots from last night with the test 21 SEM and M240 on Surfers Paradise beach I am very impressed with the 21 SEM, as I was very reluctant to have any more lenses!!! This lens reminds me very much of the ZE 21 distagon in sharpness and rendering.



























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Aug 17, 2013 at 01:42 AM
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p.732 #14 · p.732 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Charles..

Beautiful rich color. I really like the last one. The shadows of the palms really give it a sense of place. They all are good.



Aug 17, 2013 at 01:44 AM
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p.732 #15 · p.732 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Airfrogusmc - that set is spectacular. Really great street work; the light, tones and lines just come together so nicely.

Charles - that first shot is stellar.

Thank you to whoever told me to create a new LR catalog to solve my "not enough memory" issue ... it worked like a charm. I had waaaay to many images in that catalog.

Went on a late walk today around town.... just some shots from around my little town square. All with the CV 28 1.9. I had a total of 14 keepers from just this walk. That's like a record for me! Will post more in a bit; don't want to be a board hog.

























and to show you how I have to get around ... doesn't he look less than thrilled?




Aug 17, 2013 at 02:34 AM
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p.732 #16 · p.732 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Katie and great set yourself. Looks like you are taking to the M-E quite nicely. Love the light and the real small town feel of #2.

Didn't ZZ-Top have a song about LaGrange?



Aug 17, 2013 at 02:47 AM
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p.732 #17 · p.732 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thank you Allen and Katie
Katie, magic late afternoon lighting in all the shots! The fact that the M-E is with you on a casual walk, taking shots speaks wonders about the M system



Aug 17, 2013 at 02:53 AM
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p.732 #18 · p.732 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Charles I so agree. I take my MM almost everywhere. Its just not a hassle to do.


Aug 17, 2013 at 03:11 AM
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p.732 #19 · p.732 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thank you both. Yes, this system travels WELL. It's just like carrying my little Bessa. I'm a slave to the SLR no more ... never again!


Aug 17, 2013 at 03:20 AM
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p.732 #20 · p.732 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


And yes, Airfrogusmc - there is a nice little song about my town by ZZ top. There was also quite a famous ranch here ... and a movie about it? Know what I'm talking about?


Aug 17, 2013 at 03:21 AM
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