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p.908 #1 · p.908 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


it's the exception that proves the rule.


May 11, 2014 at 11:07 PM
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May 12, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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p.908 #3 · p.908 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Allen - very cool!
Joakim - interesting!
Enjoyed your last couple sets Charlie!

At least it's not like the CV35/1.2... which I think is one of the better all-around 35s I've tried.

The ZM35/2.8 was one of my first lenses with the M9... I think it's decent, but in my recent RF shootout on the a7R compared against the M9, I didn't think it was all that hot for technical performance (on the M9) in the outer zone of near infinity scenes until it was well stopped down. While the ZM35/2 seems to have some SA, or some kind of slight haziness wide open
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I remember that! Funny thing is that's exactly how I feel about 21mm... It's the focal length for which I often carry two lenses, the SEM and Lux.

I'd like to see Leica address some of the moderate speed lenses with mid zone dips. But if the 50 Cron AA is an example of how they're going to do it, I doubt I'll be able to afford it...

KatieInTexas wrote:
So tell me: would the pre-asph 50 lux impress me over the CV nokton 50 1.5?


I believe Gary might still have this lens, but not sure if he remembers much about the CV.

The pre-ASPH is another lens which I had too brief of an opportunity to try. I think Derek is pretty spot on, as portraiture is what I imagined to be a good application. My understanding is it needs some stopping down for good across frame sharpness for whenever you need that. I think the CV is somewhat similar, with a central sweet spot at wider apertures. Where there is likely some difference is bokeh... the pre-ASPH is a bit more lively than the ASPH and the CV might sit between the two. Also, the CV has a tendency to purple fringe in high contrast scenes at wider apertures... not sure about the Leica, but would be surprised if it did, at least to the same extent. My impression is also the pre-ASPH will be a bit richer, at least in similar front-lit scenes, though my copy of the CV is the older version which apparently has less effective coatings than the new one (but same optics).

I think the CV might even be slightly sharper than the ASPH centrally and wide open... at least at nearer distances where I see a bit of glow with the ASPH.

The ASPH is also not as simple a lens to shoot with as one might expect, in part due to its mid zone sharpness dip at moderate apertures. It's great wide open, or well stopped down... but I have a difficult time getting focus in the right place, or even decent sharpness, with subjects placed in the rule of thirds areas and at around f/2.8... an application where a 'perfect' lens like the 50AA or Otus would likely be much better, but also $$$$.

Still milking the ice storm... but this is the last of it. I should get out and shoot some spring scenes, as it's finally turning green here too, and also very quickly.

Edward, you mentioned the last set I posted had less sparkle... It's probably because the sun had set, or was very close to it...

















M9 & 50 Lux ASPH



May 12, 2014 at 12:06 AM
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p.908 #4 · p.908 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


In my second week at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for training, and took a walk this evening around the nearby town of Waynesville.

Leica M9 with 50mm f/2 Summicron (v5) and 3 stop ND filter. All shots at ISO 160 and most of them wide-open. As always, I try to get it right in the camera as I despise working at the computer, so minimal post.

The M9 is very new to me, bought it right here on the FM forum right before I left. This is my third outing with the camera.

L1001983.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

L1001977.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

L1001975.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

L1001971.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr



May 12, 2014 at 01:51 AM
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p.908 #5 · p.908 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


And here are a few more from the same walk.

L1001970.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

L1001969.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

L1001938.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

L1001948.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr




May 12, 2014 at 01:52 AM
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p.908 #6 · p.908 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Okay, last two.

L1001961.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

L1001922.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr



May 12, 2014 at 01:52 AM
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p.908 #7 · p.908 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Ron is right Katie, the 50ASPH Lux does have an issue with focusing and recomposing. It's one of the main reasons I stopped using it for so long. I found the Noctilux easier to focus at times And yes the 50APO addresses and solves a lot of lens issues, at a crazy stupid price (not to mention you lose light).. But it has flare issues I don't wanna get into.

The 50ASPH is still IMHO worth the hassle. Would I give up MFD gear, maybe if I didn't have a darkroom. Since you do, I think it's a bit crazy to give it all up for a lens. Maybe what you should do is host little Sunday classes where people learn the darkroom/photography from you. Then you can go out and buy the lens without sacrifice

As far as the car is concern, when I was in high school all I wanted was a fast muscle car.. Now that I'm a slightly older, all I'm interested in are luxury cars that drive smooth and have good suspension. That might change when I'm back in America however.



May 12, 2014 at 05:24 AM
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p.908 #8 · p.908 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


As for the 35 Biogon f/2 ZM, I like the bokeh 90% of the time. The 35cron-asph's bokeh is the reason I don't like it. I find I have a really hard time coaxing nice bokeh out of the 35cron-asph. I spent more time trying to get good bokeh then I did trying to figure out how to best frame a 35 FOV shot.

I'm shocked that most peoples experiences have been different to mine. And although I remember that shot of Luka's. I've never been able to replicate bokeh like that from the 35/2 ZM.

And as for the V4 Cron. Also tried that, but I found that the subject (in focus) didn't have anything special going for it. Although I've seen some great shots with the V4 cron on the internet.

One last thing, not sure what lenses you have as a reference point but.. If you compare say a 28cron to a 28elmarit-asph. The 35/2.8ZM is similar to the elmarit-asph in it's colour pop or like the 21SEM. But the 35/2ZM is similar to the 28cron in mood, but with more subject pop.

Anyway knowing what I know now, and having used all the lenses, I'd stick with the 35/2 ZM.



May 12, 2014 at 05:33 AM
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p.908 #9 · p.908 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I use my 35 Biogon f/2 ZM mostly for landscape with f/8 and focus at infinity. But I found that 35 Summicron ASPH is more versatile in everything else, especially in close focus distances and large f/stop. I keep both copies although I use 35 Summicron ASPH more often.

Here are few images taken from yesterday's morning walk in Manassas National Battlefield Park.



ocean2059 2014


Leica S2 with Hasselblad 250/5.6 SA





ocean2059 2014


Leica S2 with Hasselblad 250/5.6 SA





ocean2059 2014


Leica S2 with Summarite-S 35




May 12, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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p.908 #10 · p.908 #10 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Hi guys, now im on board with my M240. Really happy to join this thread. Some pictures of it. Hope to share some pictures with you.









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p.908 #11 · p.908 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Congrats on your new camera Kape.

Ocean nice S2 shots, something that seems to be lacking on FM is S2 shots.




May 12, 2014 at 02:56 PM
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p.908 #12 · p.908 #12 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Some shots.










May 12, 2014 at 03:03 PM
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p.908 #13 · p.908 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thank you for your comments and likes

Ocean, congratulation to the S2
Kape, Congratulation to M240

A few from Yesterday.

all by 28cron and M9






















May 12, 2014 at 04:51 PM
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p.908 #14 · p.908 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Great input on the 35 debate from everyone. Sebboh, TY for digging up that shot.

I think I will try the zm 35/2 and see what happens. If it's good I would sell my other 35s and rokkor 40/2, except the CV 35/1.2, which I'd keep for low light.

last nite I went south:


L1011115 by unoh7, on Flickr
28cron


L1011153 by unoh7, on Flickr
90 summarit


L1011069 by unoh7, on Flickr
28 cron @f/16


L1011116 by unoh7, on Flickr
28 cron f/16


L1011159 by unoh7, on Flickr
50 cron at f/8



May 12, 2014 at 05:29 PM
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p.908 #15 · p.908 #15 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Red and blue. M9 and 35 Lux







May 12, 2014 at 07:29 PM
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p.908 #16 · p.908 #16 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Really nice pictures here.

Some more with the 240 and the Sonnar 50 1.5








May 12, 2014 at 09:28 PM
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May 12, 2014 at 10:07 PM
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p.908 #18 · p.908 #18 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


I just found out today I was selected for this exhibit at the Soho Gallery in New York. It was a juried show and only 40 images were chosen from over 2000. The opening is July 1 if you are in New York.

Heres the info..
http://www.sohophoto.com/participate/competitions/national/



May 12, 2014 at 10:35 PM
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p.908 #19 · p.908 #19 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Congrats Allen!


May 12, 2014 at 10:49 PM
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Thanks!!!!


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