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p.787 #1 · p.787 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Rich, I agree that we still have to wait and see more scientific tests before we draw any conclusions. You're right that some lenses may work well, we will see.
Doug, I am not really in the opponents camp, but I would like to see some improvements before I pay this kind of money. Besides the mentioned banding and strap lugs, I would like to see a more uptodate EVF with faster refresh rates. I'm sure an M240P or M240.2 is in the works. I wish you the best of luck for your M and really look forward to see your photos with it. And many thanks, I didn't realize I have so many likes! Always feels good to be liked

Phil, thanks for your comments. These are hot air balloons that people in Thailand traditionally release in the thousands at several religious occasions.

Paul, love the second shot.

Andrew, beautiful photos from Cyprus. Nice to see both Turkish and Greek sides, even though if there was any fairness in this world, there should be only a Greek side.



Nov 19, 2013 at 03:42 AM
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p.787 #2 · p.787 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Well, the thing is Edward, there's always something in the works, no matter when you buy. I didn't really "need" a camera. It's more wanted it. I may regret not going for the MM and keeping my M9. But again, investment wise, that was just a bit more than I wanted to bite off right now.

Interesting shots there Gary.



Nov 19, 2013 at 04:18 AM
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p.787 #3 · p.787 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Gary, very nice shots from this unknown to me photographer. Regarding the A7, I doubt very much that any RF lens from 50 and lower will give us the kind of performance we get from our Leicas at infinity, even if some will be more acceptable than others. However, for non landscape photos, I think the A7 will work quite well, and might even have an advantage over the Leicas. As far as I'm concerned, Ron's test shots are plenty of evidence of what to expect. As for the M240 strap lugs, there is evidence it is a design weakness rather than an assembly blunder. The lugs seem to be not strong enough to support heavier lenses, especially SLR lenses: http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/leica-m-type-240/306257-strap-lugs-still-issue.html

Doug, I'm very sorry to have somewhat given the impression to question your decision to get the M240. That was definitely not my intention. I'm pretty sure I would have gotten one already if it wasn't for the ridiculous pricing locally, even with the small quirks.



Nov 19, 2013 at 04:36 AM
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p.787 #4 · p.787 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Gary, they look very interesting. I think I've seen some of his work before and although its not really my cup of tea I can see a lot of street photogs loving those shots.

Edward, $9000 for the M is ridiculous. I don't blame you for waiting, even without the quirks I don't think I'd pay that much for an M when they should be going for $7700. In fact I've seen a few here on ebay Australia going for 7000 LNIB, if you contact the seller directly I'm sure they'll be happy to negotiate it for 6500 cash.



Nov 19, 2013 at 05:38 AM
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p.787 #5 · p.787 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Edward, About work flaw, I did use VSCO film preset as starting point for those street portrait. (The face mask just regular profile with tweak) Mostly start from Portra 160/400/800 or Fuji ProH160/400. But I always do individual color tweaking as mentioned before, I try to create something match my visualized image. It could go anywhere depend on mood

I don't really like VSCO whitening the whole image, or too film, so I usually adjust their preset curve to have deeper black for better impact on image, less moody. For people, I always tweak hue, saturation, lumi for RED, ORANGE, YELLOW. and also touch blue, green to give whole image some color tint....I am not shooting absolutely accuracy but something pleasing myself. Leica M9's color is great in that sense, you can either love or hate it, but you can't deny it is special, especially after using so many different camera...

I am not surprised to see and totally agree with you about impact of this Sony A on Leica, not everyone want a rangefinder, and biggest reason goes to Leica M for small high quality FF kit is just gone....


















Nov 19, 2013 at 06:56 AM
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p.787 #6 · p.787 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Paul, Both looks great. What aperture? BTW did you get permission from Llyod Chambers to shoot 2nd one
Andrew, Leica M is in the right hand, I envy you can go world wide with loved Leica, a match in the heaven.
Gary, I love them. especially #1, great image.

Phil, I have fixed 50lux on my M9 for a while. Nowdays, for other focal length, I use R with D700 a lot more. I have very mixed feeling about this 50lux before but now seems it is grow on me, and we seems be able to keep along with each other since I dropped it on rock a while ago. It climb up to the top 1 50mm lens on my list for its overall IQ and handling. I certainly will recommend this lens to anyone, actually, I can't think of any leica M lens can be recommended higher than this one overall.

3D.D, good luck on your sell, and look forward to your M240 image.



Nov 19, 2013 at 07:12 AM
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p.787 #7 · p.787 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Bogota, Colombia.





M9 + Voigtlander 35 1.2 Nokton.




Nov 19, 2013 at 07:19 AM
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p.787 #8 · p.787 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Zhangyue, wow, another spectacular set. I was kind of suspecting VSCO I downloaded it a couple of months ago, but got confused by so many options. I'm the kind of person who prefers to be limited in choices

Mike, Superb portrait!



Nov 19, 2013 at 08:06 AM
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p.787 #9 · p.787 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


So much to catch up on!

p829
Allen, great portrait!
Phil, wonderful wedding series!! Love the first shot.
Dale, very nice capture
Adrian, nice set!
Joakim, love the mood here.
Edward, really nice Turkish coffee take

P830
Cal, nice
Phil, really like the rendering of the statue.
Doug, nice capture of the nespresso cup.
Mike, amazing shot!
Rocky, great series from your trip!!!
Asia, really nice series of shots!
Edward, love the pizza man, and the hot air balloons at night.


p831
Andrew, superb set from Cyprus!!
liyuanayu, welcome, very nice!
Michael, wonderful set again! I love the PP'ing to your images now

p832
Paul, nice images with the Nocti Nikkor!
Andrew, great images!!! Love this set
Gary, thank you for the images. Wonderful compositions and imagination!
Michael, love your new style of images! Very nice
Mike, very powerful portrait!!!

If I have left any one out, my over sight!!

I have just purchased the Oly VF-2 for the M240, and I never thought I would like a EVF. This is such a great option to have aside from the RF way of composition, and particularly for close portrait work!! Now having the EVF andLV is a great backup while traveling, should the RF drift for any reason.








Nov 19, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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p.787 #10 · p.787 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I have a question...

I'll soon be getting a Summitar Collapsible 50/2.0 LTM from a friend.
Has anyone used this on M240?

I ask because there is a danger of damaging the camera when the lens is collapsed on M9.




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p.787 #11 · p.787 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Charles, congrats on your VF. I need to get one of those sometime in the future when they finally start shipping the R - M adapters.

This is another shot from my usual hiking trail. I had posted this earlier but this time the waterfalls had better flows from the recent rain.




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Nov 19, 2013 at 02:52 PM
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p.787 #12 · p.787 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Paul I have one and don't even collapse into body of M, it works great on my MM but on M I have sharpness and low contrast haze issues wide open, stopped down it is sharp and the contrast improves somewhat. I will use it on my MM but do not plan on using it on my M

BTW works great on MM for that great classic leica rendering look



Nov 19, 2013 at 02:52 PM
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p.787 #13 · p.787 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I dont have funds to buy MM at the moment....

I guess I have to use the lens as a non-collapsible lens.



Nov 19, 2013 at 03:08 PM
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p.787 #14 · p.787 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Edward, you don't need any help from preset, your image as good as they are! I always enjoy your images' color。I mainly play and excise different idea, VSCO make it handy.
Charles, congratulation about EVF, I bet it will help for MFD portrait and wide angle shot.
Thank you for comments!
rirakuma, beautiful color! Which lens? What r lens you plan to use on M?



Nov 19, 2013 at 03:25 PM
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p.787 #15 · p.787 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


A few more from the Monte Carlo bar.

M Monochrom with Jupiter 3 5cm f/1.5, wide-open with yellow filter. ISO 5000


L1000667-Edit.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr


L1000647-Edit.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

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Nov 19, 2013 at 04:03 PM
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p.787 #16 · p.787 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Zhangyue! It was taken with the WATE. I'm going to use an 80-200 vario elmar when I get the adapter, I think it will be really neat for landscapes.


Nov 19, 2013 at 04:04 PM
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p.787 #17 · p.787 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Does anyone have any comments about Adapters on the M for R lenses? Nikon lenses? Give me the scoop please if you can. I know Paul I think used the Noct on his M, others have used some R lenses, right?

I noticed a novaflex is expensive for R converter, Adorama has one for 39 bucks, big difference for occasional use? The novaflex supposedly put you in the menu for selecting your R lens. Is that really that big a deal?

Andrew, get that MM away from me ha. I have to pay for an M first...

Counting off seconds until tomorrow. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9....M

Thanks.

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Nov 20, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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p.787 #18 · p.787 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Rocky, another excellent shot! The Oly VF2 EVF, is excellent value at $200, and just extends the useability of the M240! I will not travel without it for now It is very much smaller than I expected, and you easily swap using the RF and EVF while it is still attached! The 50 Nocti f/1.0, marginally back focuses when closing down from f/1.0 to about f/2.8 - 4 (Just the nature of this lens) The EVF will be very hand here.

Asiafish, nice captures.

Doug, congrats, almost! After seeing the issues with the A7's, my take would be to get the best possible adapter that you can afford. I have had many lenses calibrated with Camera Clinic in Melbourne, and the fine tolerances needed to just bring back focusing by 1.5cm, is the thickness of paint. Even the weight of the 50 Nocti f/1.0, 75 Lux, with strain the mounting screws, and do need to be tightened after about 12 to 18 months.

Paul Yi wrote:
I have a question...

I'll soon be getting a Summitar Collapsible 50/2.0 LTM from a friend.
Has anyone used this on M240?

I ask because there is a danger of damaging the camera when the lens is collapsed on M9.



You do have to be careful, as I know with the 50 Cron Rigid DR, I needed to modify the near RF cam focusing so the Macro range would work with LV on the M240.



Nov 20, 2013 at 12:49 AM
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p.787 #19 · p.787 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I may just stay up all night, I am getting giddy with anticipation, ha. Like a kid on Christmas. Come to think of it, tomorrow is my Christmas and Birthday too, lol.

Thanks for the advice Charles. Budget is tight right now. I may try the 40 buck one first, maybe get the Novaflex or wait on Leica's adapter, if it's not $2000.00



Nov 20, 2013 at 01:44 AM
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p.787 #20 · p.787 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Doug, I would recommend saving for the novo flex instead of the budget adapters especially if you're going to use it a lot. I've read stories where cheap adapters fall apart and it just wouldn't be worth the savings if it happened to damage your lens. I remember seeing a mint novoflex lemnik adapter in eBay recently for 200, it might still be available. Best of luck!


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