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Thanks for the comments, Michael, Charles, Edward, Gary, Phil, Joakim and everyone else for the likes.
Luka, great set and beautiful colors! The red leaves on #1 just pop off my monitor and fell on my desk. It looks very 3D and as if the red leaves are floating a few mm above the picture, surreal! Love the flare on #4.
Phil, beautiful pics with the Nocti f1! Enjoy the lens
Allen, excellent set! #1,2 & 6 are my favorites.
Adam, that doesn't look like ordinary flare but a lens defect? Hope your 50AA comes back sorted, very nice soft muted colors with the 50AA, excellent shots.
Charles, more nice work with the 50DR. The ISO3200 shot looks very clean.
Peter, love that 90Cron B&W shot. How high up were you on this hike?
Joakim, nice fall colors with the 90Elmarit.
Gary, are you back in the Phillipines? M8 files still continue to impress, excellent set, 2nd and 3rd shot are my favorites.
Michael, excellent set with the 50Lux ASPH.
Ryan, another excellent set with the Monochrom!
I also wonder why Leica didn't design a f1.4 or even f2 lens for their S system? I don't care pixel, but rendering of DOF is the main reason I am interesting in MF system. D800 and Zeiss 55f1.4 give me another path to this for a lot lower price though
Michael, DOF for a 70mm f/2.5 is pretty shallow on medium format, but I agree a Summicron-S would be nice, more of a "statment" of Leica's capabilities in lens design. One other reason besides price could be size, as it is the S lenses are already quite large. Also with medium format, my limited experience is that the DOF transition is more gentle even with the S lenses, you don't get the sharp transition/ fall off, as say, the 50Lux ASPH, 0.95s or other modern Leica lenses.
Does anyone else find the M240 files really flat? (not in contrast but in 3D rendering). Compared the the M9 and S2 shots, I can't help but be underwhelmed by the M240 general rendering. Is it the CCD vs CMOS or something else?
I prefer the S2 colors best, its very accurate out of camera and doesn't need much pp'ing. At low ISO, the M9 CCD still has the crispiness that is slighly lacking from the M(240) but I think with some pp skills, most would be able to work out a nice workflow for the M(240).
S2 Summarit-S 70CS