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p.782 #1 · p.782 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Never get tired of your landscapes Gary

Some recent shots and a few mix from my trip

















Nov 13, 2013 at 03:25 PM
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p.782 #2 · p.782 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Nothing noteworthy but thought there might be some interest in a comparison between the ZM25/2.8 and the ZF25/2.8 on the M240....both shots wide open.




ZM25/2.8 @f2.8






ZF25/2.8 @f2.8 (Leitax'd to EF with Fotodiox EF>M)




Nov 13, 2013 at 07:28 PM
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p.782 #3 · p.782 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thank you Joakim!

Rirakuma, very nice set, especially the first 3 shots.
CVickery, interesting comparison. The ZM seems quite longer than the ZF. Knowing that the ZF is actually closer to 26mm, this leads me to believe the ZM is not a real 25mm, probably 26-27mm. Also the ZM failed to show the guy in the second shot



Nov 13, 2013 at 07:40 PM
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p.782 #4 · p.782 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Playing with Noct Nikkor ....on M240

Not bad for wide open....





















Nov 13, 2013 at 08:37 PM
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p.782 #5 · p.782 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Noct on M240 - what a crazy combo! Are you using the EVF?


Nov 13, 2013 at 09:09 PM
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p.782 #6 · p.782 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I do have EVF, but I just used the LV ....


Nov 13, 2013 at 09:40 PM
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p.782 #7 · p.782 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


adamdewilde wrote:
Guys, somehow my M240 got knocked out of alignment. And after fighting with them over my 50APO that doesn't seem like it'll ever come back.. I dare not send my M240 in for realignment.

The two lenses that are greatly effected are the 50 Noctilux 0.95 and the 75 APO. The other lenses are unaffected, which is I guess normal for f/2 and f/3.4 medium and wide angles, but oddly enough the 50Lux-asph is acting better from 1.4 onwards, focusing is spot ON... sigh, so I don't know what's going on (well I do, but I have no idea how
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Adam, sorry to hear you're having more problems. I guess it depends where in Japan you're heading, but IIRC, the Leica store in Ginza, Tokyo has on-site tech? Might be worth inquiring with them ahead of time whether this is something they can address on-site during your visit, or whether indeed it's necessary to send back to Germany...

Great images everyone... been lurking.

Phil: you're making a compelling visual argument for the 50/1 as a wedding lens.
Gary: I can spot the 21 SEM without needing to read the captions. Great landscapes!



Nov 13, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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p.782 #8 · p.782 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Are there any 21mm Super Elmar users that have also used the ZF/ZE Zeiss 21mm Distagon?
How would you compare the two?

Zf.2 21mm has been my favorite lens, so I am intrigued by 21mm SEM.



Nov 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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p.782 #9 · p.782 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I'd like to hear some input as well.




jamgolf wrote:
Are there any 21mm Super Elmar users that have also used the ZF/ZE Zeiss 21mm Distagon?
How would you compare the two?

Zf.2 21mm has been my favorite lens, so I am intrigued by 21mm SEM.




Nov 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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p.782 #10 · p.782 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


jamgolf wrote:
Are there any 21mm Super Elmar users that have also used the ZF/ZE Zeiss 21mm Distagon?
How would you compare the two?

Zf.2 21mm has been my favorite lens, so I am intrigued by 21mm SEM.


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p.782 #11 · p.782 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Gary, amazing landscape!
Rocky, great images from your trip!!!
Paul, very nice! Amazing lens
Ron, thank you very much for your great effort in testing the Leica lenses with the A7/M9 comparisons!

jamgolf wrote:
Are there any 21mm Super Elmar users that have also used the ZF/ZE Zeiss 21mm Distagon?
How would you compare the two?

Zf.2 21mm has been my favorite lens, so I am intrigued by 21mm SEM.


I have had the ZE 21 Distagon with the 5DII, and it is an amazing lens. Very high micro contrast with quite a funky bokeh. Excellent landscape lens.

The 21 SEM has much better roll off and excellent bokeh too. With the M240, I would definitely prefer the 21 SEM, for image rendering, roll off and bokeh. The sharpness of the 21 SEM is also amazing with the M240. I feel the best advantage is the size and weight of the lens makes it for a very unobtrusive setup



Nov 14, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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p.782 #12 · p.782 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


How are you liking the 21SEM Charles? I'm looking to add a 21mm and at the moment I'm steering towards the 2.8 ZM because of the MFD and presumably better perspective control.


Nov 14, 2013 at 01:19 AM
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p.782 #13 · p.782 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


rirakuma wrote:
How are you liking the 21SEM Charles? I'm looking to add a 21mm and at the moment I'm steering towards the 2.8 ZM because of the MFD and presumably better perspective control.


The 21 SEM is an amazing lens! It is relatively cost effective, and the lens works great. For traveling it is very light, and you don't even notice the lens. Yes I understand the MFD, may not suit, and with the respect to perspective control, a lot of this is easily adjusted in Lr For me, I purchased the lens, second hand, and it was very cost effective, as I had no intention of buying a 21, as I already have the 24 Lux. I did not realize how much I would use the 21 SEM, until my last trip to Bali.



Nov 14, 2013 at 01:32 AM
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p.782 #14 · p.782 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I also owned the ZF21 for my D700 and it was my favorite landscape lens by far. It has some mild mustache distortion but I very rarely even noticed it. I thought it would be near impossible to find similar performance in an M mount lens until I bought the 21SEM. My unbiased opinion is that the 21SEM is perhaps one of the all time best performing wide angle lenses available in any mount. I feel it produces slightly sharper files (compared to ZF21) which look natural without being overly constrasty. Images are sharp to the corners right from wide open onwards. Very flare resistant, small, and zero distortion whatsoever. It is almost always in my bag when I go travelling and I tend to use it far more than I thought I would. Out of all the Leica lenses I own, the 21SEM I could not live without.


Nov 14, 2013 at 01:59 AM
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p.782 #15 · p.782 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


You guys are making it hard for me to not want the 21 SEM . I'm just a bit bummed about the 0.7m MFD, I know it sounds trivial but that extra 20cm really makes a big difference in versatility for me.


Nov 14, 2013 at 02:23 AM
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p.782 #16 · p.782 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Yeah - I guess the MFD could be an issue for some but I have not found it to be limiting for my shooting.


Nov 14, 2013 at 02:45 AM
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p.782 #17 · p.782 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Charles and Gary for sharing your observations/experiences with 21SEM. I think I will have to give it a try. Did you consider 18 SEM and why did you pick 21?


Nov 14, 2013 at 02:51 AM
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p.782 #18 · p.782 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


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Nov 14, 2013 at 03:48 AM
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p.782 #19 · p.782 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Nice rendering with the Nikkor, Paul. The bench shot is really funky

Joanlv, I really miss the close focus abilities since I started shooting RF. Nice shot.



Nov 14, 2013 at 04:08 AM
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p.782 #20 · p.782 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Gary Clennan wrote:
Out of all the Leica lenses I own, the 21SEM I could not live without.

Based on your output, I certainly agree, those banff shots are breath taking.
Great shots! Everyone.
I haven't post much here recently.
Here are two from last weekend from Disney.

Both by 50lux ASPH WO













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