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p.838 #1 · p.838 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Great shots everyone, as I have been watching, and remiss in not commenting but using the like button of course!!!
Charlie, congrats!!! Great to see you here

No shots to post, as I have been still getting used of the A7r. So far the A7r and FE 55 are a killer combo, as is the FE 35. A lot to optimize and learn in PP'ing yet, but I really like the increased DR and colors, but the supposed higher ISO is somewhat negated by the noise structure. I actually prefer the noise at 6400 ISO combined with Nik Dfine 2.0 from the M240. For me, it is not M240 or just A7r, but having both really augments the strengths and weakness of each the M240 and A7r. More importantly my fiancee loves the A7r and FE 35 and it is here to stay



Jan 26, 2014 at 02:39 AM
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p.838 #2 · p.838 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I also have to get off my butt and get back to processing a massive image backlog, with lots of M9 images therein... But instead of processing a job today, I tackled the 24-lens a7R vs. M9 shootout I did about a month ago, but sat on after kind of being phased out by the results from the a7R.

In case anyone is still interested, I've posted it to my site.

Infinity is certainly only one consideration and many of the lenses that didn't look so hot likely will be OK for other types of photography. But for me, it's an aspect of what I photograph and I don't see a point in starting into another camera line that will not satisfactorily address a significant portion of my work.

Bottom line for me is I'm going to sit out for at least this round and let the system fill out with more lenses and reevaluate it when the 9 series body is released (speculation on my part, but it would seem to be inevitable). My conclusion for now is that my interest in it will definitely will be as a native lens system. I'm not really interested in adapting vintage SLR glass, other than maybe certain Leica R lenses , but that's a road I don't really want to go down right now for $$$$ reasons.

Awhile back I started posting some images from an October afternoon in Washington DC...



























First and last two with 28 Cron
Second with 21 SEM
Third with 50 Lux ASPH

Charlie, I also really like the Canon 50/1.4 LTM on the M9 and included it in the a7R-M9 shootout (though did't find the difference to be that big). Thanks also for the explanation about your transition to being a dual-system shooter.
Good job Phil, particularly the B&Ws.
Gary, nice combination of lines and shadows - love that lens too!
Joakim - the second one is a great find!
Rocky - that's one clean M8!



Jan 26, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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p.838 #3 · p.838 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


#1 Ron....SWEEEEET!!!!


Jan 26, 2014 at 03:07 PM
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p.838 #4 · p.838 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Rocky, sweet looking M8
Joskim, really nice street shots, #2 is superb with the framing and tonality.
Phil, excellent street set with the Lunar Celebrations. Colors are really nice as well. Back to M9?
Gary, excellent B&W set with the trees and bench, #2 is my favorite, nice composition with the shadows.
Charlie, more excellent set from you. Looks like you are really enjoying your M9 with these older lenses.
Ron, excellemt set. Was wondering what has happened to your posts lately, though maybe you have defected to Sony Looking forward to more of you pics and thanks for the review!

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Amhurst model train show this wekeend, West Springfield, MA. Any model train buffs on this thread?

All M(240) 50CronV5.




























Jan 26, 2014 at 04:25 PM
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p.838 #5 · p.838 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Can never have too many 50s? M(240) Oly Zuiko 50 1.8, probably the most mismatched price delta combo out there?







My M(240) came back from Leica NJ just before Xmas for pixel remapping. Last night while trying out the Zuiko 50 1.8 with live view, I noticed a banding line on the bottom edge. I can see it on the LCD when composing and you can probably see it on the shot above (on the left). Lets see if I can replicate it again, sigh..



Jan 26, 2014 at 04:35 PM
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p.838 #6 · p.838 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks for comments and likes guys!

Ron, welcome back and thank you for a great post on your blog. Personally the ZM 50 Planar is my favorite on the A7r of my M-mount lenses but I think the Zeiss ZE lenses are the best on that camera.



Jan 26, 2014 at 06:11 PM
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Thanks for likes and comments all

Joe, I don't have a M9 yet , nice train shots, no dust on them , still need to work on my color PP

I had the banding happen to me also just once and it never replicated again, I might have had a cheaper sd card inserted FWIW

Nice Ron esp. the 2nd, that third one gives me memories from a few years back

Phil



Jan 26, 2014 at 06:19 PM
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p.838 #8 · p.838 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron - great to see you again! That first shot is pretty awesome. Was that person stationary or moving through that area? Great capture regardless!
Joe - that train show would be a lot of fun. Especially with the kids. Could also be a good opportunity to try a tilt/shift lens?






21SEM






21SEM



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Jan 26, 2014 at 06:55 PM
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p.838 #9 · p.838 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
Can never have too many 50s? M(240) Oly Zuiko 50 1.8, probably the most mismatched price delta combo out there?



$30 Canon 50/1.4 FL mount, converted to RF coupled M-Mount, on the M Monochrom.


M Monochrom with Canon 50/1.4 FL mount



Jan 26, 2014 at 06:57 PM
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p.838 #10 · p.838 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Also use it on the M9.


Canon 50/1.4, now RF Coupled



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p.838 #11 · p.838 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Allen & guys!

I liked this angle from the 'back' side of the Lincoln Memorial, particularly the shape of the tree at the left side:







And a few from the Jefferson Memorial:

















All with the 50 Lux ASPH & M9

Spent too much time at the Lincoln and wandering around. By the time I figured out where to park for the Jefferson, the sun had almost set. Wish I'd gotten there at least 10 minutes earlier in order to play more with the light and colors...

No, not defecting to Sony, though the RX1 is very, very tempting. Rather, have just been busy with other things. One of which was some reorganization and remodeling at home. There is a pressing need to find storage efficiencies! I've also suddenly become very interested in the creative possibilities of do-it-yourself LED light installations. Anyway, all the better to find long lost junk. Seems to happen once every 10 years or so. Also kind of depressing to see the mountains of negatives I'd still like to digitize...

Joe - love the train images and I'd be all over that kind of show, if only for reminiscing. Coincidentally, while reorganizing, I came across my two most favourite magazines of my grade school period: "Railroads you can model" and "Scenery for Model Railroads." These were the sources of countless hours spent daydreaming as I put together my railroad sets. Starting at around age 7, I must have driven the staff of the hobby shop down the street from home nuts with my constant after school visits to ogle the various engines, cars, etc... I started out with HO but then decided on N scale because I could fit a much more elaborate track plan onto a 4x8 sheet of particle board. The train interest continued through middle school, but by this time photography was competing for my attention and pretty much took priority by the time I was in high school, though during that time I still built a lot of model kits (primarily WWII era)... A grade school friend's father had a nice HO set in the basement, which was where most of my HO collection ended up. His grandfather built amazing working scale model steam engines from scratch. These things were huge - 3-4 feet long...

I haven't built a model kit, or something similar in probably almost 20 years now... but the recent tinkering around home is kind of rekindling that interest. I'm not sure, but maybe photography is becoming too much 'work' and is no longer enough of a hobby, though I still love it. I have to admit, the last few months have been somewhat of a dry spell in terms of motivation to step out the door and do personal work. Maybe I need a different hobby for some variety?

Sorry to hear about the banding. I guess it doesn't happen all the time? That would be annoying and unfortunately seems too reminiscent of the M9...

I've noticed M 240s are more easily found now... still debating whether to try one for weddings this year.



Jan 26, 2014 at 07:18 PM
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p.838 #12 · p.838 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Gary, sorry, missed your post: Great work with the 21 SEM. For the a7R vs. M9 shootout, I got to try the ZM25 for the first time, and was very impressed with it. I'm not sure I really *need* another lens, especially considering it's a 'long' 25mm, therefore being pretty close to 28mm... but will certainly keep an eye out for one at a good price. I would probably find it more useful than keeping my ZM21/2.8, which currently gets use only when doing these shootouts.

The shadow and the shadowy guys in that series were all part of a small group doing a photo shoot around the back side of the memorial where almost no one seems to venture. Two of them were possibly politicians, or of that sort... They tended to stay put so I could play with some options. Most tourist climb the steps to see Lincoln, grab a few selfies or with friends, then head back down. I ended up exploring around the back side for maybe an hour and these guys were there most of the time.

I posted this one before:







21 SEM cropped somewhat. Here's the photographer being asked to grab a group shot with someone's iPad. The things you do to keep clients happy...







And another spot:







One of the few tourists to venture around back:







50 Lux ASPH

Brian, you do the coolest conversions! Glad to see you here on FM.



Jan 26, 2014 at 07:39 PM
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p.838 #13 · p.838 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


50% crop from jpeg-M9+AA90ASPH at 2.8



leonasj 2014


M9+APO90/2ASPH at f2.8




Jan 26, 2014 at 07:52 PM
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p.838 #14 · p.838 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Leica M w/35 Cron

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Jan 26, 2014 at 08:09 PM
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p.838 #15 · p.838 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Leica Akademie workshop this weekend in Los Angeles. While they had the full M System catalog available for loan, I shot everything with my M Monochrom and 1937 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar and Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH.

Here are my best six images from the Leica workshop this weekend. The first three are based on the theme "Diffuse", the second three "Portrait"

Leica M Monochrom with 1937 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar, Wide Open, no filter in available darkness.

L1001928-Edit.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

Leica M Monochrom with 1937 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar, Wide-open, orange and 8X ND filters, ISO 320.

L1002240-Edit.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

Leica M Monochrom with 1937 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar, Wide Open, orange and 8X ND filters, ISO 320.

L1002156-Edit.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

Leica M Monochom, 24mm Elmar-M ASPH, f/8, Orange Filter, ISO 320

L1002592-Edit.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

Leica M Monochrom with 1937 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar, f/8, orange and 8X ND filters, ISO 320.

L1002503-Edit.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

Leica M Monochom, 24mm Elmar-M ASPH, Wide-Open, Orange Filter, ISO 320

L1002013-Edit.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr



Jan 26, 2014 at 08:38 PM
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p.838 #16 · p.838 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


M9 + Noctilux:







Jan 26, 2014 at 11:10 PM
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p.838 #17 · p.838 #17 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Rory, congrats on the M8
Joakim, great steet captures!
Phil, excellent series with the M-M! Love the capture with the M and 35 Cron Asph
Joe, wonderful set!! Love the rendering with the 50 Cron V5
Charlie, love the life in your images!
Gary, beautiful captures! Working magic with the 21 SEM Love the composition of the B&W shots.
Brian, very nice!
Ron, great to see you are back! Wonderful series of compositions and images. Love the timing I love the color versions.
Asiafish, really imaginative images! Tough to beat the M-M
Jam, very nice!



Jan 27, 2014 at 02:10 AM
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p.838 #18 · p.838 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


more really nice ones up there


L1002039 by unoh7, on Flickr


L1001956 by unoh7, on Flickr


L1001967 by unoh7, on Flickr
these 3 with CV 75/2.5

L1001836 by unoh7, on Flickr
28cron



L1001903 by unoh7, on Flickr
50cron



L1001973 by unoh7, on Flickr


L1002033 by unoh7, on Flickr

last two 75/2.5 CV


L1001784 by unoh7, on Flickr

28cron (all on M9 )



Jan 27, 2014 at 02:15 AM
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p.838 #19 · p.838 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks all for the comments and likes

Gary, those 21SEM shots are excellent, especially the first one.
Ron, great lighting on that second set. These reminds me of another set of columns you shot with your ZM lenses in Germany many ions back. The ipad shot is superb, love it!
Phil, 6x6 format shot looking good. How do you like the 35Cron so far?
asiafish, excellent set, the portrait theme shots are great.

jojomon11 wrote:
Thanks for likes and comments all
Joe, I don't have a M9 yet , nice train shots, no dust on them , still need to work on my color PP

I had the banding happen to me also just once and it never replicated again, I might have had a cheaper sd card inserted FWIW
Phil

Phil, there are pros out there who can weather these "toy" trains for you, actually quite realistic I put "toy" in inverted commas because these model trains can turn out to be a very obsessive hobby and cost as much as a medium format digital setup

I've seen banding when shooting at high ISOs (=>ISO3200) but that was only noticeable at pp stage. This is the first time I see a line across the rear LCD. I took a few more shots this morning but could not replicate it (yet).

BrianVS wrote:
$30 Canon 50/1.4 FL mount, converted to RF coupled M-Mount, on the M Monochrom.

you beat with with that combo and a nice shot! I paid KEH $40 for my OM 50 1.8, not too bad. I better start picking up some Canon FD lenses before the rest of the Sony A7/R shooters buy them all up..

rscheffler wrote:
No, not defecting to Sony, though the RX1 is very, very tempting.

Just buy it I still have mine, no plans to sell. IQ is great but its still too fiddly for me and battery life sucks. If only it had manual focus hard stops, I could seriously use it as an alternative to Leica M for 35mm. I do use AF face tracking and stabilized movie mode for some family pics though.

rscheffler wrote:
I've also suddenly become very interested in the creative possibilities of do-it-yourself LED light installations.

Photography related LED lights or X'mas decorative lights?

rscheffler wrote:
Joe - love the train images and I'd be all over that kind of show, if only for reminiscing. Coincidentally, while reorganizing, I came across my two most favourite magazines of my grade school period: "Railroads you can model" and "Scenery for Model Railroads." These were the sources of countless hours spent daydreaming as I put together my railroad sets. Starting at around age 7, I must have driven the staff of the hobby shop down the street from home nuts with my constant after school visits to ogle the various engines, cars, etc... I started out with HO
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Ah, finally a train buff and a nice story Actually, I would have though every other Leica shooter on this thread would be onto modelling trains, so many similarities - craftsmanship, history, hand finished, beautiful, childhood memories, and not forgetting model trains can also drain out the retirement funds akin to photography gear..

Ron, I'm sure you know, the hobby is changing. H0 is still the most popular and I'm sure you have heard of DCC trains and controls? All you need is two hardwires to power up the track (aux power for accessories still required) but with this, you can control boatloads of trains and even program delays and track sequencing. Plus the train sounds and LED lighting add another dimension to the hobby.. might be a good time to clear some space in the basement now?

I got my first electric train set when I was probably 6-7 years old. It was modeled after a British diesel passenger train set. The locomotive and transformer has since gone missing but I still have the passenger coaches. Still brings back lots of great memories.

rscheffler wrote:
I've noticed M 240s are more easily found now... still debating whether to try one for weddings this year.

Buy! Have you tried one? I find the faster buffer and weather sealing alone worth it for pro/assignment work.



Jan 27, 2014 at 03:04 AM
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Gary Clennan wrote:
Joe - that train show would be a lot of fun. Especially with the kids. Could also be a good opportunity to try a tilt/shift lens?


Gary, its no secret that most dads bring their kids there as an excuse for themselves to go This show was quite large, over 8 acres of floor space spread out over 4 large buildings. They also have lots of activities to keep the children entertained while the dad's go look for toys on their own I didn't try tilt lenses, especially with moving trains, I was shooting at quite fast apertures.

A few more with Monoc & CV 35 1.4 SC

















Not your average Lego set







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