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JaKo
Registered: Aug 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1868
Country: Canada

Great images Jim! Did you use any filters?



@ f/4






mpmendenhall
Registered: Aug 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2034
Country: United States

Summicron-R 35 with Zeiss Softar III filter (note, Softar is responsible for the odd bokeh in the first shot).











Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 3731
Country: Czech Republic

Looks certainly nicer than PS effect simulating soft look.

Sweet shot of that Maserati JaKo, looks absolutely perfect.



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 4165
Country: United States

50cron













35cron






All WO.


Jean jacques
Registered: Dec 02, 2012
Total Posts: 189
Country: France

macro-elmarit 60+ 5DIII.

MONT BLANC







Worldinlens
Registered: Jan 29, 2012
Total Posts: 771
Country: Russia

R50/2E55 @2.8 or near






Grenache
Registered: Dec 18, 2008
Total Posts: 2185
Country: United States

Jako, thank you. No filters this time. Accidentally left my adapter ring at home.



JaKo
Registered: Aug 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1868
Country: Canada

Thank you Mescalamba!

Great capture Jean Jacques! The closest I ever came to Mont Blanc was my fountain pen

Michael, yet again I must admit I admire your portraiture. Your images are nicely soft in a positive way.
I find that shooting fast lenses WO produces such unique images that adding any extra/excessive PP just makes them look more cartoonish, if anything.

BTW, an immaculate copy of Minolta Rokkor PG MC 58/1.2 for my new, not produced yet mirrorless FF camera will arrive soon, thanks to you! Seriously, I considered Nikkor-Noct 58/1.2 for a while, but finding anything in a decent shape is a rarity, so I just grabbed very pristine copy of Rokkor for a future use. Once you get your Rokkor I hope you let us know how it stands against Nikkor 50/1.2 AIs.

I doesn't always rain in Pacific North West! Shooting into the sun this evening.


























freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 7226
Country: United States

Grenache wrote:
100mm APO macro.

Yes, I love it for macro, but it is a really excellent landscape lens too.

Jim


+1000



Jean jacques
Registered: Dec 02, 2012
Total Posts: 189
Country: France

JaKo wrote:
Thank you Mescalamba!

Great capture Jean Jacques! The closest I ever came to Mont Blanc was my fountain pen

Michael, yet again I must admit I admire your portraiture. Your images are nicely soft in a positive way.
I find that shooting fast lenses WO produces such unique images that adding any extra/excessive PP just makes them look more cartoonish, if anything.

BTW, an immaculate copy of Minolta Rokkor PG MC 58/1.2 for my new, not produced yet mirrorless FF camera will arrive soon, thanks to you! Seriously, I considered Nikkor-Noct 58/1.2 for a while, but finding anything in a decent shape is a rarity, so I just grabbed very pristine copy of Rokkor for a future use. Once you get your Rokkor I hope you let us know how it stands against Nikkor 50/1.2 AIs.

I doesn't always rain in Pacific North West! Shooting into the sun this evening.


























thank you very much!!
great captures with r 80
I know the pacific northwest, on the US side and Canadian side from birtish columbia to Oregon and i realy liked it
ths some days when it doesn't rain were fantastic, with a beautiful light




Picture This!
Registered: Aug 03, 2010
Total Posts: 2189
Country: United States

Michael, beautiful portraits as usual.
Jack, great images with the r80. You're making me want this lens. I like your pp style and the fact that you keep the images natural.
Jean, great shot. You make the 60 macro sing.
Grenache, very nice work with the 100. I agree, its a great macro and landscape lens. I absolutely love the color purity of the 100. Wonderful lens !



JaKo
Registered: Aug 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1868
Country: Canada

Thank you Manu. Watch out, Lux-R 80 is a heavy lens, far from walk-around pancake glass (although it may flat one's wallet to a pancake size)

To Mescalamba (sorry 'bout the focus - had to shoot from car's window)







To Rock'n'Roll fans:








zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 4165
Country: United States

Thank you all for comments and likes.

Here are two test shots from today.

21-35mm with 6D The lens feel lighter than my 35cron.














Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 3731
Country: Czech Republic

JaKo wrote:
To Mescalamba (sorry 'bout the focus - had to shoot from car's window)







Could be nicknamed "chromatic aberration and fringing test car". Bit too much chrome to my liking.. good shot tho.


JaKo
Registered: Aug 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1868
Country: Canada

zhangyue/21-35mm: Fields of Gold, but WOW 'Mr. Alt' becomes 'Mr. Zoom'?
Michael, I gather you had this lens for a while and waited for a chance (Canon) to put it to use.
I hope that's the case otherwise how one new, happy Rokkor 58 shooter can zoom so far to such extreme side?
Don't mind my teasing; long work week, Friday, local beer, you know

Just curious about your Rokkor 58/1.2 experience. Did you sell your Nikkor 50/1.2 AI-s? I am looking for some down to earth, no BS opinions on these two. It may be a while before I can answer this question myself, but I know your opinions are usually dry on hype and right on the $$$.



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 4165
Country: United States

JaKo wrote:
zhangyue/21-35mm: Fields of Gold, but WOW 'Mr. Alt' becomes 'Mr. Zoom'?

I hope that's the case otherwise how one new, happy Rokkor 58 shooter can zoom so far to such extreme side?
Don't mind my teasing; long work week, Friday, local beer, you know

Just curious about your Rokkor 58/1.2 experience. Did you sell your Nikkor 50/1.2 AI-s? I am looking for some down to earth, no BS opinions on these two. It may be a while before I can answer this question myself, but I know your opinions are usually dry on hype and right on the $$$.


I wish I can do beer at weekend instead of bring kids to the local park
As for Zoom, I have more to show see below.

I sold Nikkor for its focus ring direction. I love that lens very much. I didn't do A/B comparison. Since I used Rokkor today again during my kids playing around the park. Here is my short impression: Optically, I don't know about slow down, but before f2, I feel Rokkor is better, especially at f1.2, I still can put my subject off center quite a bit, which Nikkor's sweet circle is smaller. If you nail focus, Rokkor can be very sharp at f1.2,(Nikkor is good too at center) I would say it surprise me. and image can be quite 'POP', this character remind me of Canon 85mm 1.2. In focus image is well corrected, but I don't feel it is very neutral. (in this regard, I prefer what I got from Leica). However, the isolation is crazy at mid to long distance as it seems in focus plain keep improve with longer distance. I also try it at f2 and I would say I am very very impressed. It is as sharp as any f2 glass I have with beautiful Bokeh.

Bokeh at WO, I don't feel Rokkor has advantage over Nikkor. But this has to be tested with more experience. Sadly, I almost never use Nikkor at f2 to gather if it has good Bokeh at f2. However, I am sure I will not hesitate use Rokkor at f2 a lot more since my 6D has only 1/4000s shutter and Rokkor's crazy performance at f2.

This is very impressive glass performance. If it has Leica name on it, with f1.2 like this and that amount of glass inside, this is a $5000 glass . I am not kidding.

My impression is the glass has copy variation. Mine seems good enough to me. Don't be fooled by its 55mm filter thread, the glass is huge and heavy. I feel almost like hold a 85mm 1.4 Lens. but it does have some play, which is not surprising for the amount of glass inside. Build quality is good but not up to Leica or even ZE/ZF standard. As I feel the focus is very smooth without enough Damping. (could be just my copy, which also show inconsistency at around 1M)

Now some from Leica 80-200mm Zoom



























All focus by eye and handhold. 80-200 is more practical than 21-35 I feel. 21-35 is pretty much a Tripod with LCD focus lens to me.

I bought both zoom preparing Leica 240. but TBH, I have zero interesting putting them on M now. With 6D, (it has some drawbacks, but nevertheless a good tool for me.) I doubt I would even think about FF MILC. Why, 750g vs ??(550g with adapter and EVF? and I lose OVF)




JaKo
Registered: Aug 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1868
Country: Canada

^^^ Thank you for info on Rokkor 58/1.2
From images I saw Rokkor has very smooth and creamy bokeh. I will follow your posts in Rokkor & f/1.2 threads to see how you make it look with familiar subjects and your PP.

I will eventually use my copy once mirrorless FF cameras with add-on OVF are available. Till then it will have to wait in the bottom of my drawer drawer.

Back to your Leica ZOOM experience. Please let us know your impressions once you get to use them for a while.


Few shots from this evening; in a flowery mood.





















Worldinlens
Registered: Jan 29, 2012
Total Posts: 771
Country: Russia

Michael, you are true R maniac



Jean jacques
Registered: Dec 02, 2012
Total Posts: 189
Country: France

i am a macro-elmarit R60 maniac with my 5DIII !
thanks to jako and "picture this" who make good shots too

































JaKo
Registered: Aug 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1868
Country: Canada

Thank you Jean jacques.

Few takes from Sunday events in Vancouver.






Sssssamba!






Age of Innocence






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