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Mitch Alland
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p.826 #1 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


edwardkaraa wrote:
...A couple from Saturday's dinner with the Biogon 35 wide open at iso 2500. I barely got shutter speeds around 1/15s...


Edward, first, glad to see that you used a 35 mm and got closer to the subject — I think that works well, particularly when the subjects are moving by in a pickup truck. Also glad to see the red-shirt demonstration in addition to the yellow-shirt one. There's a good article in this week's Economist on the demonstrations.

Second, on your Saturday dinner shots the light on the subject works well, and this is a challenge at ISO2500. However, I'm sure you'll be happy if you try the "Shoot at ISO640 and Push in LR5" technique. You could expose at ISO640 and f/2.0 or f/2.8 at, say, 1/60 or 1/125 (without being concerned that there is nothing to see on the LCD — and them push in LR5. The advantage will be less noise, more dynamic range and no blowout of highlights. I don't know whether you read the post on LUF on this technique. I don't recall whether I posted the picture below here, but it's in very dark light with the area on them main subject having been pushed 3.5 stops for an effective ISO of about 8,000. There were all sorts of lights, including LEDs, and I desaturated some "electric purples."



M9-P | Summicron-28 | ISO 640 pushed 3.5 stops on main subject | f/2.8 | 1/60

Hua Hin


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Tristes Tropiques [WIP]



Nov 10, 2013 at 05:09 PM
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p.826 #2 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Thank you Mitch and totally agreed. I have been using this technique for a long time now, even at low iso to preserve the highlights as you can see in some of the backlit red shirt shots. I think I didn't want to use my brain too much at dinner

I also purposefully went to shoot this demonstration today, to show both sides of the coin, as a consciencious documentary shooter.

Very nice shot by the way, and beautiful lady



Nov 10, 2013 at 05:17 PM
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p.826 #3 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread



M9 Biogon 35 ZM by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 Biogon 35 ZM by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 Biogon 35 ZM by edward karaa, on Flickr



Nov 10, 2013 at 05:28 PM
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p.826 #4 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


I know I'm boring you to death with the demonstrations so this is the last set, I promise


M9 Biogon 35 ZM by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 Biogon 35 ZM by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 Biogon 35 ZM by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 Biogon 35 ZM by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 Biogon 35 ZM by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 Biogon 35 ZM by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 Biogon 35 ZM by edward karaa, on Flickr



Nov 10, 2013 at 05:43 PM
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p.826 #5 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Love that Mitch, any update shots of her?

Edwards keep posting, really love those street shots! That Biogon dances in your hands, the high iso portrait is impressive 1/15 wow!

Allen wonderful street series again buddy

Andrew love the filmic colors of your post

joakim awesome series esp. the B and W!!!!!

Phil

Bride and sister getting ready M240 or MM with Noct 1f





  LEICA M (Typ 240)    50mm    1/125s    1600 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  LEICA M (Typ 240)    Noctilux-M 1:1/50 lens    50mm    1/125s    320 ISO    -0.3 EV  







MM was set to iso 3200 the whole time! Forget to reset! LOL But kind of like how they turned out

  M Monochrom    Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1 lens    50mm    1/2000s    3200 ISO    -0.3 EV  



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Nov 10, 2013 at 07:34 PM
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p.826 #6 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Very nice Phil!


Nov 10, 2013 at 08:31 PM
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Nov 10, 2013 at 09:34 PM
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p.826 #8 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


I'm always amazed how you manage to capture some of those shots Allen. Very nice. Just playing around yesterday with the Canon 50mm f/1.4 ltm. I really, really like this lens….






Canon 50/1.4 ltm






Canon 50/1.4 ltm






Canon 50/1.4 ltm




Nov 10, 2013 at 10:56 PM
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p.826 #9 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Nice Gary and Allen

Phil



Nov 10, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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p.826 #10 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Thanks Phil!!!!


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p.826 #11 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Gary Clennan wrote:
Very nice Phil!


Totally agree....

And Thanks Gary...



Nov 10, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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p.826 #12 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Good ones Edward.
Awesome Phil, nice to see more wedding images!
airfrogusmc - Love the shadows, good eye.
Gary, interesting shots with the Canon.. I have one of those to I think (either 1.4 or 1.8) I don't think I've ever mounted it on the M240 though, I have so many lenses, I've just never bothered.. IT does btw have the M adapter (from RF screw mount).



Nov 11, 2013 at 04:58 AM
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p.826 #13 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Phil and Adam, many thanks for the comments!

Phil, nice wedding shots by the way. Love the soft rendering.




Nov 11, 2013 at 07:02 AM
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p.826 #14 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Dreamy Phil

Lovely girl and shot Mitch!

Edward, you keep getting these rally shots, a lot of them! Great stuff.

The dude on the scooter with the hair is cool.

I didn't shoot much this weekend, things got in the way sadly...

I did work on selling some Nikon stuff, I am trying to build a fund up for a new Leica camera... actually I want two, I don't want much, huh? . It will take a while though to get there, a LONG while. I am focusing on one first. I have to decide if I would give up my M9 for a M for one thing. MM is also on my list. That and a Noct someday would please me greatly. lol.

Jawad got a Noct, I am envious... nice.

Doug



Nov 12, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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p.826 #15 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Andrew, great shots! Wonderful balance of perspectives with the two power house of lenses
Allen, superb work! Masterful compositions
Jawad, nice stuff.
Edward, excellent series!!! I really like the night time portraits Maybe it is the softer lighting.
Joakim, really nice! Very nice pastel colours, and really like the B&W images.
Mitch, very nice street portrait!
Phil, great shots! Love the first and last
Gary, wonderful feel to all the images! The 50/1.4 LTM renders beautifully the colors.



Nov 12, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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p.826 #16 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Thanks guys.

Noctilux @ f0.95:













Nov 12, 2013 at 01:56 AM
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p.826 #17 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Thanks all for the comments!

Very Cool jamgolf, was that at a theatre?

Phil

M240 w/noct 1f







Nov 12, 2013 at 08:02 AM
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p.826 #18 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Thank you very much Doug and Charles!

Jawad, nice Noctilux shots!
Phil, really love that mirror bride shot.



Nov 12, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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p.826 #19 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Phil >>>> ... was that at a theatre?
No actually just our backyard/courtyard.
Kids were watching Top Gear. I thought it would be an interesting capture.

Thanks for the likes and comments guys. I appreciate it !

Noctilux is a lot heavier than 28cron (my other M lens), but Noctilux+M9 is still probably lighter than D800+Summicron-R (the lightest/smallest R lens I own). I was concerned but it does not bother me at all.

Also the ability to hand hold a shot in very dark environments opens many possibilities for me, and I appreciate that a lot - since I am not a photographer by profession and only have a little bit of time in the evenings to spend on this hobby. I can imagine with M240's (or MM's) better high ISO performance this would be quite an other-worldly combination.

Cheers!
-Jawad



Nov 12, 2013 at 02:34 PM
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p.826 #20 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Guys, somehow my M240 got knocked out of alignment. And after fighting with them over my 50APO that doesn't seem like it'll ever come back.. I dare not send my M240 in for realignment.

The two lenses that are greatly effected are the 50 Noctilux 0.95 and the 75 APO. The other lenses are unaffected, which is I guess normal for f/2 and f/3.4 medium and wide angles, but oddly enough the 50Lux-asph is acting better from 1.4 onwards, focusing is spot ON... sigh, so I don't know what's going on (well I do, but I have no idea how it fell out of alignment, as I've only had the Noctilux on since the 50APO left for Germany a month ago, and I store the lens in a constant state of minimum focus which is the easiest on the mechanism).

And yes, I did testing using a tripod and live view and optical focusing and live view testing and back and forth until my eyes burned.. I used a pin with a ball on the end of it (actually the test images are pretty cool).

Anyway, kinda bummed out since I'm leaving for Japan in a weeks time, and I have no 50APO and now my camera is acting wonky (first world problems, I know, but still.)


The A7 n 55 1.8 ZA are looking pretty good right now.. Kinda wishing Sony had designed the thing a little nicer, cosmetically that is.

Anyway, been a bit busy with work, but will get to some older images from a few months back when I have the time.


BTW Jawad - I bought the Noctilux for the same reason, but found that I actually use it during the day a lot more then I thought I would use it. And I can usually get away with shooting @ 0.95 iso 200 and under 4000th of a second on most days here without an ND filter, since it's usually very overcast these days in Singapore..



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