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p.827 #1 · p.827 #1 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Adam

Good luck with your camera/lens issues. That sounds very frustrating. I mean Noctilux, 50APO, M240 - that is a big chunk of change and to have them act wonky must be very troubling.

We get a lot more sunny here in Texas so I have a 8x ND filter on the way for those f0.95 - f2 possibilities. But I am also in no way averse to using the Noctilux at f5.6 or f8

Cheers!
-Jawad



Nov 12, 2013 at 04:35 PM
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p.827 #2 · p.827 #2 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Jawad, where are you in Texas?


Nov 12, 2013 at 05:10 PM
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p.827 #3 · p.827 #3 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


KatieInTexas wrote:
Jawad, where are you in Texas?


Katie, I am in the DFW area.



Nov 12, 2013 at 05:19 PM
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p.827 #4 · p.827 #4 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Some great photos. The shots with the Noctilux are great.
Adam, sorry to hear about your trouble with Leica. It has been more than a year since I've had any dealings with Leica for service: they were great before, but it almost sounds as if that service has gone downhill since.

Cron 40 cropped down to ~45mm effective / f8.0 / M9:



Nov 12, 2013 at 06:57 PM
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p.827 #5 · p.827 #5 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Jawad, nice! Keeps you guessing
Phil, wonderful portrait!!
Jabber, nice serene composition

Adam, sorry to hear about your issues with Leica!!
At the moment, I have a M240 sent back to Solms too, as the RF calibration went off, and was backfocusing about 1.5 to 2 cm. Unfortunately this is an issue with the 50 Nocti f/1.0, as at f/1.0 there is a front focus of about 1cm, and reverts about 1cm back focus at f/2.8 to 4.0. This is normal, but the M240 somehow drifted off after my last trip to Bali.

I have no problems about the M240 being re calibrated, and previously I had sent my M9's to Camera Clinic, and the turn around was 3 days, and worked brilliantly. Apparently with the new M240's, they need to be sent back to Solms. The issue is the time factor!!! In Germany, the gear gets held up in customs for 10 days coming, and then again 10 days going out. This is normal practice in Germany, but terrible for the customer. The turn around is estimated about 5 weeks, and this is not acceptable IMO. Fortunately I do have a back up M240 for now!!

I agree the A7r will be a great backup! The A7's are expecting to be shipped this Friday in Australia. I already have the Novaflex adapter, ready to test with the 50 Lux, 50 Cron Rigid DR, 50 Nocti f/1.0 and the 75 Lux. If it works with the 35 Lux, then this is a bonus. I am not expecting much with the WA's, so this is relegated for the M240 for now.

Similar issues are with Sony service in Australia. If there is a problem, let's say with the RX1r, or the A7's, there are major delays also with Sony, assuming they get back to you. Recently I had the issue with the RX1, where I had tried to contact for 3 weeks, and no response. It was not until, I placed comments on the Sony FB page, that they responded, and replaced the RX1 as the service center did not have the facility to repair the camera at the time.

I don't think there is a magic fix, unless you stick with Canon or Nikon for excellent service, and the pro back up.



Nov 13, 2013 at 02:14 AM
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Thanks Charles. Does Leica offer you the option of sending it to the New Jersey repair facility in the US? I had sent mine for rangefinder calibration last year while hurricane Sandy was battering the Eastern US coast. With electricity being out at their facility (along with half the state), they still managed to get the camera back to me after 3-4 weeks.


Nov 13, 2013 at 02:38 AM
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p.827 #7 · p.827 #7 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


P825

airfrogusmc, Love the geometry of your shots, especially in B&W - Super!
Jamgolf, Congratulations on the new lens, It sure is intoxicating
Edward, super dinner shot ,and at 1/15sec. Your street demonstration shots are wonderful. You really capture the people!
Joakim, which version of 35mm 'lux?

P826

Mitch, great evening shot. I hope that you stopped into Murphy's for some Guinness afterwards!
Edward, again great stuff. Looks like everyone was having fun.
Jojomon11, Stunning shots, very pretty women, and great technique - Superb!
airfrogusmc, I am liking this capture.

Charles, and Adam, I am sorry to hear about your issues. I hope for a quackish (by Leica standards) turn around. Charles, I look forward to descent and trustworthy RF shots. Please try a few wides for us.

Thank you for all the positive comments, and likes.

Andrew



Nov 13, 2013 at 02:40 AM
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p.827 #8 · p.827 #8 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thanks Edwards, Charles, Andrew

Jabberwockt love the shot! The 4 pelicans in a row make it for me

Phil

M240 and Noct 1f





And they lived happily thereafter!

  LEICA M (Typ 240)    Noctilux-M 1:1/50 lens    50mm    1/180s    1000 ISO    -1.0 EV  




Nov 13, 2013 at 02:55 AM
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Thank you very much Andrew!

Jabber, nice composition and perfect moment with the geese there. Would work even better in b/w imo.

Phil, your wedding shots are outstanding. Love the last post.

Adam, sorry to hear about your issue with the M. To be honest, as much as I love the RF experience, all these reliability issues are really worrying me. I have to pamper my M9 all the time being afraid to knock it out of calibration. Luckily it's still working well, but I'm very seriously considering the new Sony A7R and will probably switch if it turns out to work well with my ZM 25 and 35 wides. Imo, all these headaches associated with RF in general, and Leica in particular may not be worth it.



Nov 13, 2013 at 04:54 AM
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p.827 #10 · p.827 #10 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


What a great shot Phil! Love it.

Here is one from Two Jack Lake in Banff National Parků






21SEM




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p.827 #11 · p.827 #11 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Very nice, Gary.


Nov 13, 2013 at 08:49 AM
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Thank you Edward, Phil and Charles for the comments and thanks for the likes.

Andrew, it is the latest version of the 35 Lux.

Edward, I have enjoyed your photos of the demonstrations.
Phil, beautiful photos from the wedding.
Allen, great use of the shadows
Gary, excellent landscape and nice to see more from the Canon 50/1.4
Jabberwockt, good composition



Nov 13, 2013 at 01:57 PM
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p.827 #13 · p.827 #13 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Never get tired of your landscapes Gary

Some recent shots and a few mix from my trip

















Nov 13, 2013 at 03:25 PM
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p.827 #14 · p.827 #14 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Nothing noteworthy but thought there might be some interest in a comparison between the ZM25/2.8 and the ZF25/2.8 on the M240....both shots wide open.




ZM25/2.8 @f2.8






ZF25/2.8 @f2.8 (Leitax'd to EF with Fotodiox EF>M)




Nov 13, 2013 at 07:28 PM
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p.827 #15 · p.827 #15 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thank you Joakim!

Rirakuma, very nice set, especially the first 3 shots.
CVickery, interesting comparison. The ZM seems quite longer than the ZF. Knowing that the ZF is actually closer to 26mm, this leads me to believe the ZM is not a real 25mm, probably 26-27mm. Also the ZM failed to show the guy in the second shot



Nov 13, 2013 at 07:40 PM
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p.827 #16 · p.827 #16 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Playing with Noct Nikkor ....on M240

Not bad for wide open....





















Nov 13, 2013 at 08:37 PM
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p.827 #17 · p.827 #17 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Noct on M240 - what a crazy combo! Are you using the EVF?


Nov 13, 2013 at 09:09 PM
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p.827 #18 · p.827 #18 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


I do have EVF, but I just used the LV ....


Nov 13, 2013 at 09:40 PM
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p.827 #19 · p.827 #19 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


adamdewilde wrote:
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
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Adam, sorry to hear you're having more problems. I guess it depends where in Japan you're heading, but IIRC, the Leica store in Ginza, Tokyo has on-site tech? Might be worth inquiring with them ahead of time whether this is something they can address on-site during your visit, or whether indeed it's necessary to send back to Germany...

Great images everyone... been lurking.

Phil: you're making a compelling visual argument for the 50/1 as a wedding lens.
Gary: I can spot the 21 SEM without needing to read the captions. Great landscapes!



Nov 13, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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p.827 #20 · p.827 #20 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Are there any 21mm Super Elmar users that have also used the ZF/ZE Zeiss 21mm Distagon?
How would you compare the two?

Zf.2 21mm has been my favorite lens, so I am intrigued by 21mm SEM.



Nov 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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