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p.807 #1 · p.807 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Arka, either one on #1, but definitely prefer #2 in B&W as it helps me focus on the subject(s) on the left whereas right side of the color version distracts from your chosen subject? So, as a set, both in B&W work better for me.


Dec 10, 2013 at 03:49 AM
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p.807 #2 · p.807 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thank you Gary You should try the 75 Lux With the M240, it is very easy to use now.
Joe, my mission is now to find the Mandler 35 Cron 8 element!
Mike, very nice series!
Phil, the Oly VF2 is identical in every respect. Hopefully there will be a firmware update, so maybe the Oly VF4 can be used. Great advantage of a removable EVF, is that it can be upgraded.
Arka, first shot in color, and the second in B&W. It is hard to evaluate, as the image is small. The B&W tonal graduations I think would work well in the last shot




Dec 10, 2013 at 03:55 AM
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p.807 #3 · p.807 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Charles, caveat is that this lens with 8 elements can be considered quite complex, so as soon as you acquire one, suggest to send it for a CLA to ensure its working well. Not that it matters, but mine is a Wetzlar version


Dec 10, 2013 at 04:00 AM
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p.807 #4 · p.807 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


one more with ALT glass. M240 Oly 50 3.5.







I sold my last film M body recently. lthough I love the simplicity and mechnical precision of film Ms, I am done with 135 format film (I'm still keeping an Olympus XA for my 35mm RF camera ), otherwise I prefer the convenience of digital or if I want to shoot film, its mostly 120 format.



Dec 10, 2013 at 04:09 AM
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p.807 #5 · p.807 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Joe - great product shot! I can most certainly tell that you spent $15 more than I did on your macro lens. PS - is there a serial number range for the 35cron 8 element?


Dec 10, 2013 at 04:22 AM
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p.807 #6 · p.807 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Joe, yes great product shot! I love the older Olympus lenses. All my lenses I usually send in for a quick CLA, few day turn around.
Gary, I see we may competition looking a similar 35 Cron 8 element




Dec 10, 2013 at 04:28 AM
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p.807 #7 · p.807 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Perhaps Charles but I just looked on Ebay and they are quite pricey (albeit good). I may keep my eye open on B&S boards….


Dec 10, 2013 at 04:31 AM
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p.807 #8 · p.807 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Gary & Charles.

I had been shopping for mine for over a year before I found one which I liked

From E.Puts Leica Compendium, serial # runs from 1630501 with approx 22,500 lens produced. The book doesn't say when serial # ends but version 2 starts at 2307451. Production started in Midlands and was transferred to Weztlar later on. Mine is a 219xxx serial. I don't know which serials are best but collectors seem to prefer the later Wetzlar version, so the Canadian Midland ones could be a better buy as a shooter lens. From speaking to a Leica repair specialist, it doesn't really matter if it was Canadian or German but quite a few copies of these lenses have less than ideal performance due to the complexity of aligning all 8 elements. So its best to buy from someone reputable or look for a good return policy. I think pricing varies but is quite stable at $2500 to $3200 for an excellent copy of the non goggled version, otherwise I have seen some in the low $2ks recently which were really nice mechanically. Rarely can find one under $2k lately.

Edit: see Michael's response below on Midlands vs Weztlar

Edited on Dec 10, 2013 at 05:13 AM · View previous versions



Dec 10, 2013 at 04:52 AM
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p.807 #9 · p.807 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Joe, As far as last time I remembered, in Japanese magazine seems Canadian version get higher score than German one. Legend saids the Glass type changed to worse later I for sure can see there is coating difference between German one and Canadian one. German: amber Canadian: light blue. Other than that, I don't see much difference.
FYI only
Congratulation for a fine lens.





Dec 10, 2013 at 05:03 AM
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p.807 #10 · p.807 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


hehe Michael, at one point you had two of them right? Can you try it out on your A7R and see if it smears on the corners?


Dec 10, 2013 at 05:11 AM
 

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p.807 #11 · p.807 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
hehe Michael, at one point you had two of them right? Can you try it out on your A7R and see if it smears on the corners?

Will do! for both you and Derek. Corner could be problem before f8. The lens is very consistent though. You can almost shoot it by focus scale. crop to 4X5, you got a a great MF simulated system for Landscape. still 32M?




Dec 10, 2013 at 05:15 AM
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p.807 #12 · p.807 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


3D.Doug wrote:
75 lux pretty hard to come by, aren't they? Ok, I see about what it takes... about 4 grand now, lol.

I'll keep my 75 APO Cron ASPH I think... :-)

Nice shots Mike, looks like a good lens.


They're definitely hard to find and quite pricey when you do - looks like they're going for $4-6k on the 'bay, although I think I saw one on here for a bit less than $4k.

That said, I managed to snag mine for maybe just a few lattes more than a used version of your 75 Cron



Dec 10, 2013 at 09:13 AM
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p.807 #13 · p.807 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread



Charles, Joe, Edward thank you for your kind comments.

I am grateful to all for the ' likes '. Thank you.







M8, cron 28 asph, Nuremberg.



Dec 10, 2013 at 02:14 PM
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p.807 #14 · p.807 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


That is a very interesting composition.....


Here is a snap from ZM35/2.0 .....










Dec 10, 2013 at 04:11 PM
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p.807 #15 · p.807 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Why does this surfer have a wind kite attached to him? Just curious. I have never seen that before.

So, you are talking about an Olympus Electronic Viewfinder called a VF2 Phil? Trying to catch up with what all you guys talk about here...

Well, a nice deal indeed on the Lux Mike. I thought about it before I came across my Cron. But when I saw a basically new 75 APO Cron for around 25% off, I was all over that. Love the lens, love the lens. No regrets at all.




Dec 10, 2013 at 04:38 PM
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p.807 #16 · p.807 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Paul, this ZM 35 images of a lake is quite to my liking. The color, balance, and tonality of the image is quite nice.

It makes me want to get my ZF-35 F mount lens out for my Nikon. :-)

Nice job.



Dec 10, 2013 at 05:02 PM
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p.807 #17 · p.807 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Guys sorry I've been busy.. Some really nice images!
Fursan - I really like the bakery shot with the old man walking.
Joe - How's the bokeh on the 35cron V1?

Charles and atwl77 - I thought it was strange as well.. Im going to do some tripod testing to figure out if everything has fallen out of alignment (frame wise) after the focus alignment was performed, or if it's just the 50APO (maybe then I'll know if it's a cam issue?! If that's even possible).

Will update when I can.



Dec 10, 2013 at 09:30 PM
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p.807 #18 · p.807 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Great photos guys! Nice to see this thread steadily moving forward with both high quality photos from new contributors and old-timers.

I attended a street photography workshop this weekend here in Stockholm with Eric Kim. This was a great learning experience and hopefully for me a starting point for diving deeper into this genre.

Here is the photo I was most happy with from this weekend, a portrait taken at a christmas market.

M9 and 35 Lux








Dec 10, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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p.807 #19 · p.807 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


3D.Doug wrote:
Well, a nice deal indeed on the Lux Mike. I thought about it before I came across my Cron. But when I saw a basically new 75 APO Cron for around 25% off, I was all over that. Love the lens, love the lens. No regrets at all.



Fair enough. Hard to argue with that!



Dec 10, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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p.807 #20 · p.807 #20 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


And I dig the expression you captured Joakim.


Dec 10, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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