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p.802 #1 · p.802 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


One from the archives, M9 and 35 Summicron ASPH







Dec 05, 2013 at 06:52 PM
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p.802 #2 · p.802 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


jamgolf wrote:
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
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I wrote a lot, and erased, and then wrote a lot more, to again erase.. But to sum it up, I feel the rendering of the 50APO is a lot like a balancing act between the things I like from Carl Zeiss (mainly the ZE line) and the things I like from Leica.

So for me, someone who straddles the middle line for being a Zeiss fan boy and a Leica fanboy, I feel the 50APO is the perfect lens.

Comparatively, it's as sharp or sharper then most lenses I've used. The bokeh is never bad, and the colors and contrast are fantastic (when there's no flare issue, but apparently my lens has been fixed so time will tell).. I really like the realism, and the pop, but I also enjoy the fact that it's subtle and has a soft-mood. Would prefer if the build quality were slightly better, and would like it to focus closer (pipe dream for rangefinders I guess). But really a great lens in the hand, size and weight are nice. I have to test the t-stop of the lens still (vs the lux/noct/and a few other 50mm lenses I have from various manufacturers), but I'm sure it's around f/2. Anyone have a more scientific method of doing it, other then me using a light meter and some duct tape?!


About the wait list... Yeah seems like a long time, unless you get lucky. Apparently they've only made a small handful, and apparently about 7 of them have been sent back thus far for fixing thus far. I was told that the raw minerals / glass is really hard to come by / manufacture properly. So it just really takes time to build up a stock pile of glass to produce and or fix lenses. So yes, I don't think it's false demand (like Hermes). Speaking of Hermes, anyone have an in with a sales associate? I'm sure someone on here has to ply their wife with gift, considering the amount we all spend on cameras/lenses!






Dec 05, 2013 at 08:47 PM
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p.802 #3 · p.802 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Fursan, Doug, joakim, profus, zhangyue - very nice.


zhangyue - you make a strong case for the M9 and 50LUX..
Doug - one of my more favorite shots of yours!



Dec 05, 2013 at 08:50 PM
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p.802 #4 · p.802 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


TY Adam! I admit it's processed pretty heavily, but the sky just lent itself to this processing on this day.

image removed for now.

Edited on Dec 06, 2013 at 03:40 AM · View previous versions



Dec 05, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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p.802 #5 · p.802 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


another from this day... Thanks for the likes on the first image of this page guys...

Clingman's Dome, GSMNP








Dec 05, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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p.802 #6 · p.802 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Doug, nice landscape, though I think the clouds are a little over-cooked, I'd prefer them to be not so black-ish.

Fursan, some nice captures. Seems like you carry a lot of different M bodies... or are some of them from your archives?



Dec 06, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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p.802 #7 · p.802 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Awesome shots guys! esp. the B and W's!!!!

Doug wonder how your landscapes would look like in B and W? I bet it would be pretty dramatic! With the darker tones Buddy

Phil



Dec 06, 2013 at 01:44 AM
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p.802 #8 · p.802 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I was actually considering that, at the time I liked it, so I went with it, of course, they can be reprocessed when I have more time... BW Phil, you purist you. Interesting though, I do wonder...

Doug



Dec 06, 2013 at 03:11 AM
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p.802 #9 · p.802 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Fursan - you sure get around! At least your wife tells you to hurry up... My girlfriend just keeps walking without looking back. A couple years ago while walking along Lake Geneva from Villeneuve (at the eastern end) to Montreux (some here might remember those photos), I ended up probably ~45 minutes behind her and our friend. It was great late afternoon light and sunset.. As I've told her many times, the sun stops for no one. When the light's amazing, you can't come back later.

Doug - very dramatic landscapes! You're certainly in a very picturesque area.
Jud - thanks - excellent sets from Vegas! I agree with Bob, each of the street scenes tells a story and great angles at the sign graveyard - a place I could probably spend hours, or all day.
Aleksandar - great atmosphere in your images. I think the bold processing works well.
Joakim - busy shooting Sony? I like her look and how you captured the moment. Someone you know, or just a random stranger?
Jawad - nice feeling of motion in the first one.
Adam - the plant details work for me, particularly the second.
Joe - love the colors of the after work images. Looks like it was a good time, too.
Dexter - thanks. It's a given there will always be someone better or more talented than any of us - I'm just trying my best by showing how I see things.

A break from the wedding photos...

Was in Washington DC at the end of October, but only had part of the afternoon to wander around west end of The National Mall area... One from the Lincoln Memorial:







M9 & 21 SEM, cropped a bit

Funny thing - all the tourists go and see Lincoln's statue, get their photos with him, then take off. Almost no one wandered around the rest of the monument. Very peaceful on the backside (other than the car traffic).



Dec 06, 2013 at 04:06 AM
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p.802 #10 · p.802 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Fantastic shots everyone! Even though I have no Leica at the moment to shoot with, I'm still with you heart and soul

Sorry for not commenting but I'm using the like button to show my appreciation



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p.802 #11 · p.802 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Mt. Kilimanjaro. The highest free standing mountain in Africa.

From a distance...







And from the summit..peep down the edge and you get dizzy..over 5000 mts dizzy..







A walk in the park? or a walk in the clouds?



Dec 06, 2013 at 05:11 AM
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p.802 #12 · p.802 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread



And on the way to Kilimanjaro...









Dec 06, 2013 at 05:16 AM
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p.802 #13 · p.802 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread



At a temple in India...










Dec 06, 2013 at 05:18 AM
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p.802 #14 · p.802 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


^^^^your image make me want know about you, your story. Thanks for sharing with us your wonderful journey. Fursan


Dec 06, 2013 at 05:44 AM
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p.802 #15 · p.802 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


zhangyue wrote:
^^^^your image make me want know about you, your story. Thanks for sharing with us your wonderful journey. Fursan


Thank you zhangyue. I am grateful. Just simple people ( the wife and I ) traveling and meeting other simple folk.
Along the way we climb some mountains, take some pictures and share it with friends.

And thanks to all other friends for giving me of their time to comment and ' like '.

Kindest regards.



Dec 06, 2013 at 09:37 AM
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p.802 #16 · p.802 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


A few I shot with the M240 and a Voightländer 21mm Ultron over Thanksgiving. Which comp do you like better?







1. With waves







2. Still water




Dec 06, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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p.802 #17 · p.802 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks for comments and likes.

Ron, she was just a random stranger and I haven't done much shooting at all lately due to the short days we have right now in Sweden.

This weekend I will participate in a street photo works-shop with Eric Kim which I am really looking forward to and of course I'll be using my M9.

Arka, definitely the first one. The wave and the white clouds works very well together and the wave also fills out some space that is just empty in the second one,



Dec 06, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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p.802 #18 · p.802 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Joakim, have fun and please report back how you like the workshop.


Dec 06, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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p.802 #19 · p.802 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Amazing shots, everyone. I have not been taking many images, with the M240 and still experimenting with the A7r. Not much time for either, but I have been appreciated the great shots here



Dec 06, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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p.802 #20 · p.802 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread



Thanks a bunch folks for the ' likes '.

Arka, I prefer the first image for reasons joakim mentioned.







ME, lux 50 asph, Vientiene, Laos.



Dec 06, 2013 at 05:03 PM
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