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| p.892 #4 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread |
Rocky, thanks Stunning rain forest images with the M8 I have walked those tracks and the area is just beautiful.
Gary, thanks #1 the shot of the boats is superb! Love the capture in YNP. Beautiful tonality and seeing the sulfur, seeping through the limestone structure. I swear the 21 SEM on the M240 brings out tones that you cannot see otherwise
Adrian, nice set!
Phil, love the images with the 24 SEM and the M-M. Great range of smooth tones throughout!
Charlie, very nice! The 50 Cron is a great lens, just a very quiet achiever, while there are so many other lenses with high micro contrast this lens is amazing. Love the ability to shoot this lens at f/2.0 and nail the focus easily, yet have a gentle roll off.
Joe, wonderful shots!!! No more gear please, or temptations
Edward, I completely understand your take. I don't think you have to choose either/or, but funds permitting the A7/A7r is a nice compliment with the FE 55/35 to the M9, and my case the M240's. My feelings have tempered somewhat, and there is a place for both. The M240's are serious photographer's tool, ease and just works with 5 decades of lenses. Not only M, but others like the R, now the R to M mount is readily available.
The A7/A7r's have yet to prove themselves, as there only two really FE lenses, the FE 55 and 35. The FE 55 is superb, and worthy just to have this lens on the A7r alone!! I did have on order the FE 24-70/f/4.0 and cancelled it on Friday, as it had just come into stock that afternoon. I did not see the point having a mediocre ZE 24-70/f4, twice as large as my other lenses. Sony will need to introduce some seriously good Zeiss prime lenses, other than the FE 55, otherwise this camera will end being a white elephant or novelty item. I see on the road map within 6 months, the Zeiss FE 35 f/1.4 and the 24 f/2.0. This will be great when it eventuates.
I sold my RX1r last week, as I see no point in having 3 systems while traveling. Two sets of batteries and chargers is more than enough. It was Marisa, my fiancee that preferred the A7r with the FE 35 (her camera) over the RX1r, so the decision was easy. Not surprisingly she find the ergonomics of the A7r/FE 35 a lot better than the RX1r.
Adam, I completely agree, the service turn around for the calibration for the RF for the M240 is unacceptable!!! The The M9 is only about 2 days. Being a mechanical device, there will always be a need for calibration, but I will admit the RF accuracy is much better with the M240. If the local centers could calibrate the M240's this would not be an issue for me.
Gary, the M240 is excellent, and I have only had one issue of recalibrating the RF after 3 months, taking 6 weeks in Solms. Having the ability to use a EVF, the Oly 2 has been a huge bonus. I do hope they update the firmware soon, to accept the Oly 4 EVF.