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Thanks everyone for the likes and comments.
Jawad, I like the sunset in the window and the light and shadow in the second. I wonder if a lower angle with more of a reflection of the boy in the table would have worked? But with kids, it's difficult to keep them in one spot for long.
Great colours Cal! I caught the tail end of the sunset through the window and knew I missed something decent.
Gary, another wonderfully eclectic set of scenes. Really like the trailer!
Thanks Adrian - your set definitely shows off the Lux ASPH's character. Is the area of lower contrast in the B&W conversions an effect from the post production, or actual flare?
Both the 35 Lux FLE and 28 Cron are great lenses... I ended up with the 28 in part because I thought skipping every other typical focal length would better fill out my system. There are times I could use 35 to better effect than 28, but so far cropping the 28 has worked out OK. The 35 FLE is looking to be a strong performer on the a7/R, in case that also interests you.
I also read about the price increases... Seems to be an inevitable yearly occurrence. At least this year it doesn't look to be too bad for most items that are going up.
Mitch Alland wrote:
Gonna call you "WA Ron" (Wide-angle Ron) from now on! The Summicron-28 is a no-brainer and I've got one, but now you have me squirming about the Summilux-21 and looking suspiciously at my Elmarit-21 ASPH...
Looking for Baudelaire (WIP)
Thanks Mitch. I really like the 21mm field of view and the Lux certainly is useful when it's dark and you need to eek out as much shutter speed as possible. When I started shooting weddings with this photographer he was very nervous about my use of lenses wider than 35mm on a regular basis. He considered them 'effects' lenses, often overdone/overused just for the ultra WA effect of exaggerated perspective. But I think I've convinced him that if handled well, 21mm can look relatively normal... or at least less exaggerated than expected. There are definitely situations where I notice problems with stretched/distorted body parts that are not so flattering...
What was your iso in the church shot at? Lighting? if any
Thanks Phil! I'm still thinking about your 50/1 wedding images and pondering whether or not to try the lens as well...
The church was ISO 640 and 1/125 f/1.4. A somewhat brighter church than others I've been in... All of these images are available light. Didn't use any flash until the dancing stage of the reception.
For exposure I generally stick to either ISO 160 or 640 and let images go dark if 640 and the shutter speed/aperture I want underexposes. But because I'm shooting these with another photographer and he handles all the post production, he's had a bit of difficulty with the notion of pushing a lot more in post... and difficulty tweaking the M9's colors to his liking (i.e. matching his established look from the Canon cameras he uses), particularly for indoor mixed lighting. I suspect he might like the M240 files better...
Adam: Reading back though a few pages, glad to know the visit to Leica in Tokyo was worthwhile at resolving the M240 RF calibration. Sorry to hear the purple preview image problem is back. Hopefully the 50AA performs better now that it's back, despite the dust and other problems...
Sorry to potentially bore everyone with wedding photos, but it's about all of interest I have to show at the moment...
M9 & 28 Cron for first two, 21 Lux for last two. I think all were shot wide open.