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p.797 #1 · p.797 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


A few snaps with the Planar wide open:


M9 - ZM 50/2 by edward karaa, on Flickr

M9 - ZM 50/2 by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 - ZM 50/2 by edward karaa, on Flickr



Dec 01, 2013 at 01:54 PM
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p.797 #2 · p.797 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


One with the ZM 25


M9 - ZM 25/2.8 by edward karaa, on Flickr



Dec 01, 2013 at 02:34 PM
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p.797 #3 · p.797 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I haven't commented in the last 12 pages or so, meaning I am hopelessly behind even if I've used the like button. Nice to see some old-timers back and also thart new names are appearing. A lot of great photos as usual.

Let's keep it planar. ZM 50 Planar on M9.





Door and shadows




Dec 01, 2013 at 02:40 PM
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p.797 #4 · p.797 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Ron, also another great set you just posted. Love the colors and the skin tones for the last two. The lower contrast was a post processing choice, the lens is almost perfect save for the starry bokeh highlights due to the inward-curving aperture blades.

Adam, have you tried not zooming into the picture while the camera is still accessing the card (indicator light blinking)? In my experience, the magenta cast only appears on the 3rd zoom level, and I notice the camera usually takes a longer time to process the operation between the 2nd to 3rd zoom level, compared to the first two levels of zoom. So maybe some processor- (or card-)intensive operation is going on during this time and it is best to let the camera work before issuing more commands to it.



Dec 01, 2013 at 02:44 PM
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p.797 #5 · p.797 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Wonderful stuff all, esp. Edwards I always love you raw street scenes and cityscapes!

Thanks Ron

Yes the difficulty for me is the iso esp. in a very dark church or outdoors in the evening. Pushing iso on the MM causes banding on some of my shots, esp. in the darks and shadows, but the M I had no banding issues. I tried a Bescor adjustable led light panel for lighting and it seemed to work very well for me, but the weight made it top heavy somewhat, but it was worth it for some of the images I took.

I tried to make my PP flow with the DSLR I had also, and yes it was quite difficult for me as well, even B and W's for both PP looked totally different than what I expected, I def. prefer the Leica rendering over the DSLR thats for sure!

Phil



Dec 01, 2013 at 05:10 PM
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p.797 #6 · p.797 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron >>>> Jawad, ... 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.

You are right, it would be better. I tried a few things while he was there. This one does not have his reflection but it has a bit more context:






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Dec 01, 2013 at 05:13 PM
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p.797 #7 · p.797 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Hi there!
Just traded my X100S and an SLR lens for an M8 second hand, since I like the 35 FOV I added an used 28/2,8 III serie. What a joy focusing through a real rangefinder! Hope I'll improve my shots with this beautiful camera in my hands!













Dec 01, 2013 at 05:14 PM
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p.797 #8 · p.797 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Adam >>>> Jam and CVickery - You obviously took the same sunset, despite the distance between the two of you.

I guess Ontario had quite a bit more dramatic sunset which Cal captured, DFW was not bad as you noted







Dec 01, 2013 at 05:19 PM
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p.797 #9 · p.797 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Question for 90 lens users

I got a 90 cron from a FMer here a few days ago, and mounted a 1.4 mag on it, love the lens, but my keeper rate has drop, I usually shoot 28, 35, 50 most of the time with higher keeper rate

It is the same on my M and MM keeper wise so I am thinking maybe it's my technique, for awhile I was thinking it was front focusing, but it seems the more I use it in decent light the better I will be acclimated to the focal length

Def. seems a bit harder to use a 90 than I thought originally? Any tips on this would be greatly appreciated! I also am near sighted and don't use my glasses ever when I shoot, wonder if thats the issue

Should have got a 75

Phil



Dec 01, 2013 at 06:17 PM
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p.797 #10 · p.797 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Hi Phil,

I don't have the 90 cron but I use the Sonnar 85. After having the lens adjusted, my keeper rate is close to 100% on stationary subjects. However, my accuracy suffered a lot when I used the 1.4x magnifier. I know it doesn't make sense but this is what happened and I was very glad to get rid of the magnifier. My keeper rate is back to 100%.

jojomon11 wrote:
Question for 90 lens users

I got a 90 cron from a FMer here a few days ago, and mounted a 1.4 mag on it, love the lens, but my keeper rate has drop, I usually shoot 28, 35, 50 most of the time with higher keeper rate

It is the same on my M and MM keeper wise so I am thinking maybe it's my technique, for awhile I was thinking it was front focusing, but it seems the more I use it in decent light the better I will be acclimated to the focal length

Def. seems a bit harder
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p.797 #11 · p.797 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


atwl77 wrote:
Thanks Ron, also another great set you just posted. Love the colors and the skin tones for the last two. The lower contrast was a post processing choice, the lens is almost perfect save for the starry bokeh highlights due to the inward-curving aperture blades.

Adam, have you tried not zooming into the picture while the camera is still accessing the card (indicator light blinking)? In my experience, the magenta cast only appears on the 3rd zoom level, and I notice the camera usually takes a longer time to process the operation between the 2nd to 3rd zoom level, compared to
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Maybe that's my problem, but honestly the magenta cast doesn't really bother me.. I'm still able to check focus, and that's all I really use the screen for anyway.. And even then, only when the subject is moving, or something didn't feel right.





Dec 01, 2013 at 06:39 PM
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p.797 #12 · p.797 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


edwardkaraa wrote:
Hi Phil,

I don't have the 90 cron but I use the Sonnar 85. After having the lens adjusted, my keeper rate is close to 100% on stationary subjects. However, my accuracy suffered a lot when I used the 1.4x magnifier. I know it doesn't make sense but this is what happened and I was very glad to get rid of the magnifier. My keeper rate is back to 100%.



Wow Edwards, that doesn't make sense I will def. give that a try, if it works you will be my hero

Phil



Dec 01, 2013 at 06:39 PM
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p.797 #13 · p.797 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


jojomon11 wrote:
Question for 90 lens users

I got a 90 cron from a FMer here a few days ago, and mounted a 1.4 mag on it, love the lens, but my keeper rate has drop, I usually shoot 28, 35, 50 most of the time with higher keeper rate

It is the same on my M and MM keeper wise so I am thinking maybe it's my technique, for awhile I was thinking it was front focusing, but it seems the more I use it in decent light the better I will be acclimated to the focal length

Def. seems a bit harder
...Show more


Honestly, I have the same problem with all the 90mm lenses I've owned.. Really tricky to focus, became very hit or miss for me (90 tele-elmarit E39 was easiest to focus on distant subjects, and not because of the increased DOF)..

The 75APO has a much much higher keeper rate then the 90 APO for me.

I guess if you're using the M240 get yourself the EVF. I have good luck with it. Though to be honest, it's much slower then the Optical RF (found that out surprisingly while shooting the Noctilux in Tokyo [after the RF was fixed of course]).


I'll add that I have the 1.25x(?) magnifier, and I find it very troublesome.



Dec 01, 2013 at 06:57 PM
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p.797 #14 · p.797 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Some shots from my LA/SF trip a month or so back.. I think all of these are taken with the 50APO most likely @ f/2



Only really kept/included this shot of a wall because I was blown away by the detail in the TIF file across the frame:
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This was at a creepy old time arcade museum in SF:
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Again in SF, I think they call it Pier 39:
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Walking away from Pier 39(?), you can see the oval flare creeping into this image:
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Around Pier 39 area:
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Santa Monica beach:
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A window in SF (yes my photos are ping ponging around):
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Another SF shot, neat car park entrance:
8)






Dec 01, 2013 at 07:05 PM
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p.797 #15 · p.797 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread



Folks, I am grateful for your encouragement and humbled by your generosity.

Thank you all so very much.



Dec 01, 2013 at 07:35 PM
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p.797 #16 · p.797 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


nibutto wrote:
Hi there!
Just traded my X100S and an SLR lens for an M8 second hand, since I like the 35 FOV I added an used 28/2,8 III serie. What a joy focusing through a real rangefinder! Hope I'll improve my shots with this beautiful camera in my hands!
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Congratulations. The M8 is a wonderful image making machine. Wonderful.

You bring the vision, that is the sole condition. The M8 shall make it for you.

Good luck.



Dec 01, 2013 at 07:38 PM
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p.797 #17 · p.797 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread



Here are some more from the archives..M8 and the cron 75 apo..


























Dec 01, 2013 at 07:55 PM
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adamdewilde wrote:
Honestly, I have the same problem with all the 90mm lenses I've owned.. Really tricky to focus, became very hit or miss for me (90 tele-elmarit E39 was easiest to focus on distant subjects, and not because of the increased DOF)..

The 75APO has a much much higher keeper rate then the 90 APO for me.

I guess if you're using the M240 get yourself the EVF. I have good luck with it. Though to be honest, it's much slower then the Optical RF (found that out surprisingly while shooting the Noctilux in Tokyo [after the RF was fixed of course]).
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Thanks Adam,

When I followed Edwards advise, my hit rate went back up to 90% plus! Pretty stoked with the 90 now

The 1.25 I def. need for the 50 and 35's

Phil



Dec 01, 2013 at 07:58 PM
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edwardkaraa wrote:
Hi Phil,

I don't have the 90 cron but I use the Sonnar 85. After having the lens adjusted, my keeper rate is close to 100% on stationary subjects. However, my accuracy suffered a lot when I used the 1.4x magnifier. I know it doesn't make sense but this is what happened and I was very glad to get rid of the magnifier. My keeper rate is back to 100%.



Edwards Thanks! Your my hero for today!

I removed the 1.4 mag and my hit rate went back up to 90% plus, my confidence level went back up again on the 90.

A bit surprised about this, as I just bought the mag used here on FM for a good price, but now feel it's useless, gonna put it back for sale on the boards again

I was planning to bring the lens to steves camera for a CA, but so far w/o the mag it isn't needed!

Phil



Dec 01, 2013 at 08:02 PM
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Fursan and I might add that the M8 is an excellent crop camera, esp for B and W work

Phil



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