Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread
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edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
Total Posts: 9303
Country: Thailand

joakim wrote:
...and you're drinking a Dry Martini with 3 olives?




Joakim, you must be a clairvoyant!



airfrogusmc
Registered: Jan 12, 2010
Total Posts: 5021
Country: United States

joakim wrote:
Edward, very nice portraits indeed. #3 and #4 are my favourites but maybe you could crop away the light patch in the upper left corner of #3.

Allen, I did read the article and while the IQ comparison with the D800E sounded great the guy was almost to positive.


What surprised me was how negative he started out. I think the thing that surprised me most was the high ISO performance of the M.



airfrogusmc
Registered: Jan 12, 2010
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Very nice Edward. Love the last one..... Really nice feel to it.



Gary Clennan
Registered: Mar 29, 2007
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joakim wrote:
Gary Clennan wrote:
Yup!

Nice


Thanks Joakim. It is a little bittersweet because I will now have to sell off my M8....




edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
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Country: Thailand

Thank you Allen for your comments.

Gary, that's a handsome looking camera there and in excellent condition.



kosmoskatten
Registered: Oct 11, 2005
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Country: Sweden

Ahhh, Ed, I could use a drink right now.



Bijltje
Registered: Jun 29, 2004
Total Posts: 898
Country: Netherlands

Gary Clennan wrote:
joakim wrote:
Gary Clennan wrote:
Yup!

Nice


Thanks Joakim. It is a little bittersweet because I will now have to sell off my M8....




Im with u! Took me a lot of strength to sell my M8. And it was in a pretty bad condition when I sold it (worked perfect, but with lots of scratches), not nearly as good looking as yours.

It became really hard when about 6 months later I saw my old m8 for sale again on the internet. Really almost bought it.
So strange how u can get attached to a machine.



swoop
Registered: Feb 11, 2005
Total Posts: 1627
Country: United States


Leica M9, 90mm Summicron



Jabberwockt
Registered: Aug 22, 2011
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Swoop, nice contrasting elements in that photo.
Gary, the thing i tell myself to feel better about selling off unused gear is that whoever buys it will use it and enjoy it.

Two from the 35 Lux ASPH Non-FLE:




edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
Total Posts: 9303
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Henrik, having a tough day?
Swoop, like the geometric composition and tonality.
Jabber, like the second shot, nice lighting and composition.



joe88
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 2336
Country: United States

Thanks for the comments and likes everyone!

Ron, the RX1 35Sonnar seems to make my 35Cron ASPH grossly overpriced. I think the 35Cron ASPH is due for an APO treatment. Whether it will be reasonably priced is another story? I tend to shoot the RX1 with manual focus enabled on the front ring and use the "AF on" button like shooting a DSLR. In this way, I could easily move between MF and AF quickly. I find the AF quite accurate, especially if left at the center AF (not spot AF which I find inconsistent and tends to backfocus if there is not sufficient contrast or sometimes for reasons unknown). All I need on the RX1 is better battery life, a DOF scale for manual focusing, memory recall for last manual focus distance and maybe an option to switch off the LCD to preserve batteries when using an OVF.

Edward, I forgot that you are not a morning person Those 50P shots are superb! Those portraits have a very nice modern Ziesty rending but with some smooth classical look to it as well. Great shots.
Allen, more excellent work with the 35FLE and the Mono.
Very nice sets Jabberwockt! The 35Lux pre FLE shots are great. I somewhat regret selling mine. The bokeh is so much smoother on the older version.
Gary, congrats!! You surprised quite a few of us, keeping a low profile and skipping the M9 and going straight for the M240! Excellent shots! B&W conversion looking really good as well. I think you should consider keeping the M8, it looks to be in great condition.
Justin, very nice set with the CV 21/4.
swoop, excellent shot, love the triangle composition!

airfrogusmc wrote:
Did anybody else read this over at LL

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/i_will_not_buy_that_camera_i_promise.shtml


How much did Leica pay him to write that article? . Interesting read, thanks for sharing. I agree with him that the DNGs are quite contrasty coming out of the M240. I also agree with him and Tim Ashley that the rangefinder is sometimes more accurate compared to Live View with peaking. This is based on my own test shots so far. Unfortunately I do not have a PhD in Physics nor have an Epson 9900 to test print He could also write a nice sequel, replace the M240 with RX1 and I am quite certain that he could upset his wife one more time with another request to buy another camera ...

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At our local library with 35FLE

















then off for some ice cream with 35CronASPH and 50Cron











I used the Adobe standard profile on the above and these were shot with daylight WB in camera unedited. I don't really like the embedded profiles as they create an even warmer tone. B&W seems to be quite nice, although to me, the Monochrom still has nicer and "fatter" midtones.












airfrogusmc
Registered: Jan 12, 2010
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Nice Joe. I love my 35 lux FLE

From today



airfrogusmc
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Swoop love the ladies and their white hats and great color in both Jabberwockt



edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
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Joe, thanks for your comments. Indeed I haven't seen dawn for many years

Very nice set by the way. Love the rendering of the summilux.

Allen, a strong straightforward portrait. Excellent!



airfrogusmc
Registered: Jan 12, 2010
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Thanks Ed a few more from yesterday










joe88
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
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Country: United States

Thanks Allen & Edward.

Allen, you seem to be in a prolific shooting mode with the Mono and 35FLE. Very nice set, #1 & 4 are my favorites. The earlier portrait is also really nice.

28Cron, my magic lens







airfrogusmc
Registered: Jan 12, 2010
Total Posts: 5021
Country: United States

joe88 wrote:
Thanks Allen & Edward.

Allen, you seem to be in a prolific shooting mode with the Mono and 35FLE. Very nice set, #1 & 4 are my favorites. The earlier portrait is also really nice.

28Cron, my magic lens







Thanks Joe and that is a really nice image and yes I would say it is your magic lens indeed and match that with your ability to see and thats when it becomes real MOJO....

This thread is my morning inspiration Great work everyone and thanks to you all sharing your work here.


zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 4159
Country: United States

Thanks for all the 'like' and comments.

Sorry, I have been sloppy on comments photos. Have been using ‘like’feature to cover my laziness.

Gary, congratulation on your M. it seems many people in this thread preorder the M secretly. Please let us know how you feel about it.

Andy, Really like that first ‘homeless’? shot, it shows great bokeh and depth. Did you buy 50lux ASPH?
Swoop, the hat shot is great. A leica shot, I like it a lot.
Ed, very nice portraits from Planar.
Airfrog, nice street moment as always.
Joe, Your son’s portraits from M looks very nice. 35lux WO shot from Lib show jittery Bokeh from that lens. It may not a concern for street shooter, though.

joe88 wrote:
Michael, excellent portraits of your children as always. Love the candid expressions. Are you stocking up on R lenses? What do you think of the 60Macro and 180 APO Telyt 3.4?


Not really, I am done with Leica R. Maybe only one still left in my mind is 50lux E60, which is too expensive. With more experience using all different lenses, I have got a strong preference on my Lens selection to suit my need and style. Have no experience for both you mentioned, and both should have great optics, but too slow for a 60mm for me and I am not into Tele range You have the 60Macro, do you?

Initially, I bought those lens with using on M on my mind, but recently, I realize these are really build for SLR. For the way I am using them right now, at least this generation M won't fit me, for EVF delay and fresh rate and the way, feel about it. The shooting experience with OVF and fast glass just can't be replaced soon to me. My priority is capture the light, scene and moment with free of composition and focus, no AF can do it for me, no EVF are fast enough that not getting way between me and my subject. That is why I can't have only Rangefinder system as my sole system. Hope it make sense


Some more from FL

21biogon












50lux ASPH













Jabberwockt
Registered: Aug 22, 2011
Total Posts: 557
Country: United States

Thanks for the comments and the likes guys.

Michael, I bought the 50 Lux ASPH 4-5 months ago. At first I did not warm up to it, but over time it is becoming my favorite lens. I really like the way it renders mid-distance subjects. I'm not sure what the guy's situation was, he was just kneeling on the ground and all the people around seemed to walk around him. He looked so isolated even though he was surrounded by so many people.
Airfrog, great amount of details in that portrait.
Joe, congrats on Cron28. From a lot of the online comparisons I've seen the 35FLE is a noticeable bit sharper than the nonFLE. Boke quality is a tough call sometimes. For me, a lens that tends towards being smoother can be too smooth at times while a lens that is less smooth can render interesting "painterly" bokeh in the right situations.

Great to see pics from the new M! Looking forward to seeing more.



airfrogusmc
Registered: Jan 12, 2010
Total Posts: 5021
Country: United States

zhangyue nice series

This is only a quick test shot just a few minutes ago.
35 Summilux FLE wide open. Not my 200 2L wide open but not bad for a 35mm lens I'd say.

3200 ISO 1/90 ar f/1.4



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