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p.800 #1 · p.800 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Gary Clennan wrote:
Great info Edward and I hope you get your M9 back soon. I'm curious about your last sentence above WRT color shift/vignetting - I have seen many samples with wide RF glass (on the A7) which is much worse than it would be on M9/M240. However, it appears certain lenses (but not many) do look slightly better (for color cast) on the A7...


Thanks Gary. I should have specified that the color shading and vignetting are better on the A7 when the lens profiles on the M9 and M240 are turned off.

This means that the sensor microlenses are more efficient on the A7, but of course the A7R is a different story altogether.



Dec 03, 2013 at 05:35 PM
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p.800 #2 · p.800 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
Thanks Gary and Edward.

Edward, 4-6 months? Sorry to hear about that. They ran out of sensors again? Ask them for a discounted/free upgrade for a MM or M240 Meanwhile enjoy your A7.

Gary, it would be great if we can use VF-4 on the M240. Not sure if the camera's micro-p can meet the refresh rates though.


Yes, they ran out of sensors again

In fact I wouldn't mind a special offer on a M240 but that would be too good to be true Will try though.



Dec 03, 2013 at 05:37 PM
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p.800 #3 · p.800 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


edwardkaraa wrote:
Fantastic shots from Gary, Joe, Zhangyue, Ron, Fursan. Thanks for the kind words Ron and Joe.

Indeed I sent the M9 for sensor replacement after it started delaminating. The bad news is that it will take 4-6 months. The good news is that I got my A7 the same day. To be honest, the camera is very nice but nothing to compare to a Leica M. I really love the accurate framing and the EVF clarity, but I am not sold on the high iso advantage. I find iso 800 much better on the M9 than on the A7, not
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Edward,

So sorry about the time for the sensor replacement of the M9.

As to the A7 for high ISO, I think people have been suggesting that you turn off the NR it will provide much better results from my understanding.

Rich



Dec 03, 2013 at 06:05 PM
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p.800 #4 · p.800 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Yeah - NR can definitely mess with IQ quite a bit. I wish I could disable the auto-NR feature on the M240 for my longer exposures...


Dec 03, 2013 at 06:11 PM
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p.800 #5 · p.800 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Rich, did you order the A7/R for use with your R lenses? I have not been following the A7/R threads much, too many of parallel threads and noise right now and besides, I don't want to get tempted into getting one


Dec 03, 2013 at 06:14 PM
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p.800 #6 · p.800 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
Rich, did you order the A7/R for use with your R lenses? I have not been following the A7/R threads much, too many of parallel threads and noise right now and besides, I don't want to get tempted into getting one


Hi Joe,

My A7r is scheduled to be delivered later today. After it is here I will have to charge up at least one of the batteries and try to figure out the menu set-up, etc. I just did the latest firmware update for my Phigment Leica M to NEX adapter, but my only M-mount lens is the Minolta CLE MC 40mm f2 M-Rokkor lens. Paul, from Phigment has made a modification to the adapter and at his suggestion, I expect to send it back to him on Friday, so I am not going to have the adapter or access to use M-Mount lenses after that for probably about 2 weeks is my guess due shipping both ways and the update. In the meantime, I will be using the camera with my R lenses.

I may well try to purchase a Leica R 28mm f2.8 Elmarit V2 if the one I am particularly interested in is still available a bit later in the month. Also, at this point due to all of the issues with the WA M-mount RF lenses, I am considering the CV 21mm f1.8 Ultron lens which I may purchase sometime as early as mid January.

In the meantime and until I get the 28mm and 21mm lenses I have my R 21mm f4 Super Angulon (which I really do not think is going to be good in the edges and the corners), the R 24mm f2.8 Elmarit (which I suspect will fare better than the 21mm Super Angulon), and the R 28mm f2.8 Super Angulon PC (which may do OK at its ideal apertures of f8 and f11; I had purchased this lens particularly for PC control and also for flat stitching of images).

Rich



Dec 03, 2013 at 06:28 PM
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p.800 #7 · p.800 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Look forward to seeing your pics Rich. Also - what is the going rate for a 28R Elmarit V2 these days? I would love to try that lens out...


Dec 03, 2013 at 06:43 PM
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p.800 #8 · p.800 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Gary Clennan wrote:
Look forward to seeing your pics Rich. Also - what is the going rate for a 28R Elmarit V2 these days? I would love to try that lens out...


Gary,

Thank you. As to the rates on ebay at this point the R28mm f2.8 Elmarit V2 seems to be selling for around $2000 and some much more than that. It is a desirable lens. But I do not think that it had a list price or the performance of my R 100mm f2.8 Apo Elmarit. I only paid about $1600 for the R100 Apo before the release of the the M240 last year (maybe the 1st quarter of the year or so).

Rich



Dec 03, 2013 at 06:50 PM
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p.800 #9 · p.800 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
I think VF-2 has the same lag as LCD but what I dislike most about the EVF is that it is buggy, even after firmware updates. The screen sometimes hangs or shows weird refresh/line skipping, and sometimes the contacts come lose and I have to push/move the EVF to get an image to show. This is with the cheaper Oly VF-2 though, not sure if the Leica branded ones have better QC/ It does work great where I can tilt EVF for composing hard to shoot angles.


thanks for that 411, joe..it's that bad, huh? i'm gonna try to hold out a little more for Leica to support the VF-4...but i think i'll break down soon enough and buy the Olympus VF-2 (i doubt the Leica version is any better...it's the exact same EVF, after all, sans the branding)



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p.800 #10 · p.800 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


edwardkaraa wrote:
Fantastic shots from Gary, Joe, Zhangyue, Ron, Fursan. Thanks for the kind words Ron and Joe.

I find iso 800 much better on the M9 than on the A7, not in terms of strength (the A7 has less) but quality (A7 noise looks very ugly)


i agree with this. i have the D600 (Sony sensor) and I RARELY pull up shadows for the same reason...somehow the noise is different than what i was used to with the M9...and fortunately i don't see this issue with the M240...although i maybe a bit biased...so take that with a grain of salt



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p.800 #11 · p.800 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Dexter, it's good to know I'm not imagining things


Dec 04, 2013 at 02:43 AM
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p.800 #13 · p.800 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Some more 50APO shots from SF/LA:

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Dec 04, 2013 at 06:38 AM
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p.800 #14 · p.800 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks a lot folks for the ' likes '.

My apologies for not providing more detail to my posts. I shall try in future. Excuse me if I get mixed up once in a while..age!..

Edward, sorry to hear about the cam mishap. I am sure it shall not impact the quality of your images taken with the Sony.

ME, lux 50 asph, Laos.








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Dec 04, 2013 at 07:43 AM
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p.800 #15 · p.800 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread



M8, cron 28 asph, Morocco...









Dec 04, 2013 at 07:47 AM
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p.800 #16 · p.800 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


3D.Doug wrote:
Happy to give you your second like for a nice shot of two young ladies Profus. Excellent detail and blacks, and nice bokeh.


Very kind of you Doug - tnx! I like it very much, too

Gary Clennan wrote:
profus - nice, simple shot. I like the processing…


Glad to hear that, cause I was afraid some might think it was too harsh...Tnx

Also tnx to Charles K and all others who liked this photo - I am rather new here and it is always nice to be welcomed in that way



Dec 04, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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p.800 #17 · p.800 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Two images this time:

Both with M9-P + 50 Lux

Cheers!


facebook.com/asmfotodk








Dec 04, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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p.800 #18 · p.800 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


profus wrote:

Two images this time:

Both with M9-P + 50 Lux

Cheers!


facebook.com/asmfotodk


http://asmfoto.smugmug.com/Photography/Photo-of-the-day/i-XqZ3DvR/0/X3/L1008541_2a_small-X3.jpg





Very nice. Did you add a lot of clarity and/or contrast?



Dec 04, 2013 at 01:04 PM
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p.800 #19 · p.800 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Hi Adam

I wanted to ask you how you feel about your 50APO? How do you compare it to other 50mm lenses you've used? What does it bring to the table for you? What is it's defining quality? Does it have a signature i.e. can you tell by looking at a picture that it was taken with 50APO?

I've read the few reviews online but I just wanted to get a real user's opinion.
(BTW - I am on the waiting list realizing it might take a year or more to actually get one)

I hope this question and your answer will be helpful for the readers of this thread.

Cheers!
-Jawad



Dec 04, 2013 at 03:30 PM
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p.800 #20 · p.800 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread



Charles, Edward, Joe and jamgolf..thank you guys.

I do not know if patience is a virtue or just a waste of time. Let you guys decide. Two images taken minutes apart; while my wife was screaming for me to move on..

I was attracted by the color and patterns..







I thought something was missing; I waited...







M8, cron 28 asph, Marakkech.



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