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p.999 #1 · p.999 #1 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Gary Clennan wrote:
Pingflood - I can't read any of that (grocery?) list but I do recognize of of the most important foods - bacon!


Hehe. It was not just a plain grocery list. Some items like "Get the car", "drop off the rug", "buy a leash". And all written on paper from a notepad from the Swedish unemployement agency. It was like a small peek into someone's life, just laying neatly on the ground in the parking lot.




Sep 22, 2014 at 12:17 PM
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p.999 #2 · p.999 #2 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Moment in life

I really enjoy the control I could have and much prefer use Manual to AF in this case

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Sep 22, 2014 at 05:54 PM
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p.999 #3 · p.999 #3 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


More great shots from the usual suspects

Today:

L1020733 by unoh7, on Flickr


L1020730 by unoh7, on Flickr


L1020765 by unoh7, on Flickr

peeking over the alley fence :

L1020751 by unoh7, on Flickr

to my shock, the courthouse is being redone:

L1020777 by unoh7, on Flickr


L1020773 by unoh7, on Flickr

all with the "Karaagon" 35/2, by zeiss

Same walk, A7+ 135 APO Telyt:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1255248/506#12593607




Sep 22, 2014 at 10:51 PM
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p.999 #4 · p.999 #4 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Werner, I like the construction site shot, the geometry and fine detail.

Rirakuma, looks yummy!

Zhangyue, love the 1st shot!

Charlie, very nice photos with the Karaagon 35/2 I especially like the old truck and the last shot.



Sep 23, 2014 at 07:18 AM
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p.999 #5 · p.999 #5 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Thanks Edward!

The MM made me go out with my old (2006 from the very beginning) M8, seems like the Leica virus has hit again , though i have right now an other virus ( = a bad cold).

The M8 is still great, used to work with 36mp files it is a little strange in the beginning, but the files are amazing in its color and sharpness. I printed the first one in BW on A3+ and you can not tell the difference to the Sony A7R.



"Structures Around The Lock"



L1001116.jpg by W.Utsch, on Flickr





L1001114.jpg by W.Utsch, on Flickr



Sep 23, 2014 at 05:16 PM
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p.999 #6 · p.999 #6 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Here is the


"Lock"




L1001108.jpg by W.Utsch, on Flickr



and in BW:


"Structures BW"




L1001116-602.jpg by W.Utsch, on Flickr



Sep 23, 2014 at 05:19 PM
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p.999 #7 · p.999 #7 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Great images from everyone - so refreshing to see such creativity.

I am still slowly but surely going through my mini Scotland break pictures.

All taken with the Leica M240

Lenses used are VC 12/5.6, Zeiss 25/2.8ZM, VC 21/1.8 and Zeiss 50/2 ZM

More work at http://nicoimages.com and at the originals can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/nico1974





































































Sep 23, 2014 at 10:38 PM
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p.999 #8 · p.999 #8 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


OK, wow. Too many great shots to not comment, so here goes!!!

Dgenx24 - The stairs shot is superb. Love your perspective in these photos ... what city? I feel I should know, but don't.

Gary - Holy ZM 18 shot!!! Your work lately has blown me away. I guess you guys will be getting snow soon, huh? Also, we both will have a LONG wait for the ZM 35 1.4 lens (which I think I will be getting also).

Edward - Your color work is so consistently good. Great focus, color, and composition. But an open air dentist in public? How many people were screaming?

Werner - so nice to have your work on here. The monochrom work is wonderful ... I am a wide angle fan. So, you thought the M8 prints were comparable to the full frame sony prints? That is good to know!!

Rirakuma - great shot of the food, the fish looks so yummy; but the beer is probably more tempting for me. The focus here is perfect; nice and soft!

Zhangyue - that first shot of your daughter on the (train?) is AMAZING. Wow.

Uhoh - great work as always. I don't think I realized you were in Idaho. I am quite unobservant it seems...

Nico - such fantastic shots - I need more time to look at them!

Allen - sun flare. My favorite. Just gorgeous.

Pingflood - what a brilliant catch with the list. It's the little things like this that always capture my attention and keep me thinking... I wonder who that was and if they had completed everything on that list

Mitch - that shot is STUNNING. I read it twice thinking that must be shot on the MM, but knowing an M9 sensor can produce a B&W like that will keep me from having to buy one!


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Ok - whew! Now, I did a few shots of my housekeepers daughter, who is a senior this year. ARG. Makes me recall why I quite doing senior shoots in the first place. They want the craziest stuff shot (like junk they find on pinterest!) and it never looks like they thought it would. I complied, but the shots all look rediculous to me. I, of course, did some standard portraits of her as well - and while I feel these are way superior to the goofy shots of her blowing glitter or wrapped in caution tape (yes, really) - I'm sure she will pick the latter instead of the former for her yearbook shot.

Here's a few - all processed in LR5 from the M-E and 50 Lux ASPH.
























Sep 24, 2014 at 12:05 AM
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p.999 #9 · p.999 #9 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


sweet sets, Nico and Katie.

Found some color this evening:

Karaagon 35/2:

L1020829 by unoh7, on Flickr


L1020899 by unoh7, SEM 21 f/4.8


L1020894 by unoh7, SEM 21 f/8


L1020882 by unoh7, SEM 21 f/4


L1020895 by unoh7, SEM 21 f/9.5
SEM 21 is best lens I own shooting into bright.


L1020886 by unoh7, SEM 21 f/4

Finally, Karaagon WO at dusk

L1020985 by unoh7, zm35/2 f/2

Can't believe I took no shots with the 28 cron! (Still my fave lens), but the ZM35/2 and SEM 21 are wonderful combo.
Edward, how did you code ZM35/2?

For landscapes on the fly, the M9 is light years faster than the Sony A7 non-native. Why? Infinity stop. Priceless Even closer in, I find the M9 is much faster to focus. Guess I'm getting used to it

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Sep 24, 2014 at 03:56 AM
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p.999 #11 · p.999 #11 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


KatieInTexas wrote:
...Mitch - that shot is STUNNING. I read it twice thinking that must be shot on the MM, but knowing an M9 sensor can produce a B&W like that will keep me from having to buy one!...


Katie, thanks for the kind words. I love your photography: you've got great color sense and your B&W is also good. I do have an MM, but when I arrived in Paris last month I had some dead pixels and the dealer suggested that the camera should go to Wetzlar because there were only two days left on the warranty. That's why the photo you're referring to was shot with the M9. No, you don't need to an MM just to improve on what you can do in B&W.

That raises the question of, "why get an MM?" In my case, I shoot the MM and M9-P in "binges": 3-6 months with one and then 3-6 months with the other. While I love the MM, I can't sty that I "need it because the type of high-contrast look, with a good mid-tone range, is also achievable with the M9, as the shot you refer to shows. So what does the MM give me? What I like is that the MM forces me to "think in B&W" because I don't have the option of choosing color or B&W at the post-processing stage. But, let's face it, rather than spending a fortune on the MM, I could impose the discipline on myself of limiting myself to B&W on the M9 during a three-month "B&W binge."

The MM has greater resolution and can have finer gradation than the M9, but that is more useful for landscape than for street photography. Interestingly, Jonathan van Smit, who shoots grungy, high contrast raw Hong Kong night life, wrote on the Leica Users Forum that he switched back from an MM to an M9 because, even with the 21 mm lens that he mainly uses at 1.0–1.5m distance, focus with the MM was more critical, so that he had more keepers with the M9 — he generally pre-focuses and shoots "no-finder shots" from chest level.

So the MM is not really better than the M9 for all types of B&W photography. I certainly wouldn't want the current M-Monochrom 18MP sensor to be replaced with a 24MP or 36MP sensor — that would have more resolution than I need and add a level of critical focus that would detract rather than add to my photography.


Switching gears, here is a color picture (M9-P + Summicron-28). Perhaps this is an example of the following statement sent that Charles Peterson in Seattle sent me, "the best piece of advice I ever read was by Larry Clark, who said his teacher told him to "shoot into the light" - i.e. literally but also figuratively, do the wrong thing vs the 'rules'." But shooting into the light literally with the M9 is like shooting with slide film and one has to expose for the highlights and be prepared to loose some detail, as in the picture below, but I like the general look, which I tend to visualize in terms of silhouettes when looking at the scene before looking through the viewfinder and pressing the shutter.




Paris



—Mitch
Bangkok Hysteria [Portfolio]
Download link for PDF file of 30-shot portfolio


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Sep 24, 2014 at 06:02 AM
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@Katie: I would NOT generalize my statement about the prints. In this case i printed the door shot "Structures.." in BW from the M8 at the size of A3+ (Epson 3880). The print looks fabulous and in clear competition with a 36mp print from my Sony A7R. I do not think that this is a general rule, there are just to many variables in printing, shooting, etc.
My M8 was for years in the vitrine collecting dust...i enjoyed the megapixel hype (i still do, the A7R is great).
Working in PP with the 10mp files from the M8 is at first a little strange as is shooting the M8 with all its limitations. Still its a lot of fun and i will pick up the M8 from time to time.

The MM however is a camera on its very own and a clear addition to my Sony:


"Wine And Wall"





L1020749-590.jpg by W.Utsch, on Flickr



Sep 24, 2014 at 07:12 AM
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p.999 #13 · p.999 #13 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Katie, thank you so much for your comments! Greatly appreciated!

Werner, I'm starting to really appreciate your shooting style. Love all of your recent work!

Nico, great landscape series! I can also see the similarities with your urban shots.

Katie, all the shots are wonderful. I'm sure she will be extremely happy with them.

Charlie, love the colors of the season. You captured them very well. I don't code my ZM 35 as I don't think it needs any. I kind of like the vignetting

Gary, great pastel colors.

Mitch, nice to see your work from Paris!



Sep 24, 2014 at 07:36 AM
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p.999 #14 · p.999 #14 · Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread


Here is an other one with the M8, btw M8 where shot in RAW mode (not DNG) and converted to DNG using the m8raw2dng App.
Works very good and the files are a lot better with 14 bit instead of 8 bit color (more headroom in pp).


"Water Tower"




L1001124.jpg by W.Utsch, on Flickr



Sep 24, 2014 at 09:20 AM
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uhoh7 wrote:
Can't believe I took no shots with the 28 cron! (Still my fave lens), but the ZM35/2 and SEM 21 are wonderful combo.
Edward, how did you code ZM35/2?

For landscapes on the fly, the M9 is light years faster than the Sony A7 non-native. Why? Infinity stop. Priceless Even closer in, I find the M9 is much faster to focus. Guess I'm getting used to it


very nice, love the last two.

all my a7 lenses have infinity stops, what's wrong with yours?




Sep 24, 2014 at 09:29 AM
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Sep 25, 2014 at 03:50 AM
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sebboh wrote:
very nice, love the last two.

all my a7 lenses have infinity stops, what's wrong with yours?



Dang! I never realize there's a problem till the warranty has expired!

I just need to adjust my hawks CF v3, then I can stop whining about that anyway

@Gary loving your recent graffiti and walls, indoor and out

@Werner Oh! Your last MM is killer!!! Love to see more M8 stuff, that can be a crazy sharp camera

Philber turned me on to the zm18 for the nex-5, with which it's like a 28, and the 5 and 5n really love that lens Now this is my first fall with zm18 and M9:


L1021053-2 by unoh7, zm 18 f/8


L1020999-2 by unoh7, zm18 f/8

My old dog can barely move, but she's waiting for me!

L1021001 by unoh7, zm18 f/9.5


L1021014 by unoh7, zm18 f/9.5


L1021039 by unoh7, zm18 f/9.5


L1021032 by unoh7, zm18 f/6.7
just pretend those spots are on your screen



On this walk I also carried A7 + CV 90 APO LTM



Sep 25, 2014 at 04:24 AM
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Nice Charlie. Have you (or anyone else) experienced any light leak issues with the ZM18 or other Zeiss lenses? I have seen this mentioned on other forums but didn't pay it much attention until it recently happened to me. During longer exposures (>20sec), there is a light leak issue at around the 7 o'clock position. I wrapped a lens cleaning cloth around the mount and the problem went away. I have also heard of others using a scrunchie or something similar to cover the lens flange to the body flange connection. I will contact Zeiss about this but first wanted to see if anyone else here has experienced this issue. My prior copy of ZM18 did not have this issue but it had a coded Milich brass mount installed which may have been better machined...


Sep 25, 2014 at 02:18 PM
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Gary, normally the light leak happens at 5 o'clock which coincides with the coding reader on the mount. Anyhow, I'm sure if you check your lens, you will find that the leak coincides with a screw position. Zeiss have changed the screws position 3-4 times already on some lenses to avoid such light leaks. It depends on the age of your lens. All my ZM lenses are pretty recent production and none suffers from light leaks. I'm confident that Zeiss will find a solution for you.


Sep 25, 2014 at 02:30 PM
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Thanks Edward and yes, you are correct. If you are looking at the image, it is at the 7 o'clock position. If you are looking directly at the mount of the camera body, it is 5 o'clock. It is not a huge deal but one which I would prefer not to have to deal with.... I will let you know what Zeiss says.


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