Leica M/X/T/S/Q Picture Thread
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ricardovaste
Registered: Jan 25, 2010
Total Posts: 4513
Country: United Kingdom

I see UK M9 prices have dropped to 2,400 - 2,600 on eBay. When I last checked by, they were pretty steady at 2,900 - 3,000. This is progress ... P.s. still holding steady using my hi-matic...



edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
Total Posts: 9302
Country: Thailand

Very nice Allen, Joe, Zhangyue!

Richard, that's bad news for us M9 owners. One more reason to hold on to it rather than sell.



ricardovaste
Registered: Jan 25, 2010
Total Posts: 4513
Country: United Kingdom

edwardkaraa wrote:
Richard, that's bad news for us M9 owners. One more reason to hold on to it rather than sell.

Let's hope most are out taking photographs rather than worrying about auction prices . The previous price was checked over many weeks (ahemmm...) but this new price range is just from now, so it may not be steady yet. It could well just be that there were a larger number out in the used market due to people getting their new Leicas, and it could well yet go back up / settle.



Bijltje
Registered: Jun 29, 2004
Total Posts: 897
Country: Netherlands

With those prices (2800 euro to 3000 euro) it almost gets interesting to buy a second M9. One for normal use, and a cheap one for rough work.



ryankarr
Registered: Sep 25, 2009
Total Posts: 1300
Country: Canada

I have also been negligent with comments due to sickness and work, but have liberally used the new "Like" button

Hopefully my new M is here this week, getting a little antsy. Have a maternity shoot for a friend on Sunday and would really like to do some of it in colour.

Just one, with the MM + 75 Lux,


The Calm after the Storm. by ryankarr, on Flickr



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

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Ryan, sweet shot with the 75Lux!

Michael, thanks for the info on the R lenses. I don't have any at the moment and don't plan to spend crazy $$ on these lenses. Maybe its best I stay away and keep my wallet in a safe place. The 180 APO f/3.4 seems reasonably priced though.

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I may have posted this picture below in the past and hope you all don't mind a repost today. I took this on Sept 11, 2011 - ten years after 9/11 and it was literary steps away from where one of the explosions went off at yesterday's Boston Marathon (the finish line is just to the left of the church). If it weren't for our 5 month old, I would probably have been near the finish line taking pictures yesterday. I am fortunate but many others were not. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the victims.







edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
Total Posts: 9302
Country: Thailand


M9 - Tele-Tessar 85 by edward karaa, on Flickr



edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
Total Posts: 9302
Country: Thailand

Joe, glad to know you and your family are alright, as well as Steve and Ashwin.

Ryan, very nice shot of a peaceful moment



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 4155
Country: United States

Joe, That is awesome shot. glad to hear you all are fine What a shame for those guys target innocent people.

Ryan, that is a beautiful rendering! One of most beautiful rendering Lens ever made! do you find need any compensation to nail the focus. So far, I am not very confident use M with 1.4 fast glass past 50mm. I have a habit that trust my eyes more than any focus system

Ed, beautiful Lotus shots. Clarity is great.

50lux ASPH f2?







35cron V1 f5.6
Waiting for Train. This(train ride) has been a good way to have a short rest for me not worry they running away during weekend







ryankarr
Registered: Sep 25, 2009
Total Posts: 1300
Country: Canada

Thanks guys!

zhangyue, for anything over 50mm I'm using the 1.4x viewfinder attachment. My focusing is useless without it. I'm finding with the 75mm Lux that I'm swaying back and forth for final focus and getting better success that way.



rscheffler
Registered: Aug 23, 2005
Total Posts: 6556
Country: Canada

Joe, glad you're alright! It's definitely a very sad happening and likely will have consequences for larger running events for years to come. I photograph a Boston Marathon qualifier here for our organizers and can only imagine the headache of trying to secure a race venue with so many access points. In other words, an ideal target for someone wishing to do this. It's a different story with the NFL games I cover, with pat-downs, bag inspection, sniffer dogs... That all came into effect immediately after 9/11...

I've also been using the like button, so sorry for the lack of commenting...

Congrats on the M Gary!

Michael, I can better sympathize with what you have to go through on outings with your kids. I accompanied a friend with her 2.5 year-old son to an outdoor festival. She didn't bring a stroller or anything with wheels, which was kind of a good thing because it was packed, but it also meant we couldn't take our eyes off the kid for even a nanosecond....

Regarding the 75 Lux, when I used Andrew's, I found focus was pretty easy due to the fairly long focus throw compared to the 50 Lux ASPH.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

Some from the weekend ... M9 & 50/2 ZM Planar


L1001842 by deang0001, on Flickr


L1001731 by deang0001, on Flickr


L1001691 by deang0001, on Flickr


L1001674 by deang0001, on Flickr



jojomon11
Registered: Sep 06, 2008
Total Posts: 7623
Country: United States

Awesome zhangyue! Love the 2nd image tones

Phil



charles.K
Registered: Nov 07, 2009
Total Posts: 5803
Country: Australia

Amazing shots everyone. I apologize for not commenting the on shots, as I have been very busy, and "liking" the many excellent shots!

Joe, I am pleased that you are safe, and loving the color signature of your M240 shots. Contrary to a lot of critics, I am sure there are issues with the AWB, as was with the M9 when it first arrived, but there is no strictly correct WB, and really depends on the image or look you wish to portray. I am looking forward to when stock eventually arrives in Australia.

Gary, congrats on the M too

Ryan, the 75 Lux well calibrated is one of the easiest lenses to use with the M9. It has a fine long throw, that makes it easy to focus. If this is not working, the calibration may be off marginally.

Michael, great set of images!



sirimiri
Registered: Dec 10, 2007
Total Posts: 3898
Country: United States

You have to visually search just a tad to find the tear, but once you see it there is an expanded understanding of the moment you've captured.

ryankarr wrote:

Just one, with the MM + 75 Lux



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 4155
Country: United States

Thanks for comments and like.

Here are few from Laguna Beach from last weekend. We went to Disney for a 3 day weekend. It is mainly for kids. I was able to have a short walk before we drive back.
Here are few shots from 50lux, several minutes later, I drop the lens on Rock during changing the lens.

Its a horror story. I totally lose the mood to do a photo walk I plan to have. I don't want even think about it. The lens still works fine but cosmetically have three or four bump and ding. The great thing is I have start using IR filter for all my M lens as I feel it give me better color purity especially under full sun. Leica must really have used crappy CFA as Joakim mentioned in other thread that not fully block the IR. My filter ring get bumped and bent. it did protect my lens in this case.

The funny part is I was try to catch it before falling on Rock, twice. essentially, My hand was able to approach the lens twice and I almost got it. (I am aged now.) It is a expensive drop, I think I just lose $1000 from there. I will send off my lens and Camera to Leica NJ to have full CLA as planed long time ago and maybe do the cosmetic fix as well, I hate its look now.

The lens is not suppose to be in this trip. I didn't bring it with me. I told my wife pack 80lux for my D700, but she bring this 50lux. What a life. I guess this is a revenge since I keep saying I don't really like it.

Hope the story doesn't bore you.

Here are some photos:

50lux ASPH



















At Disney hotel









edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
Total Posts: 9302
Country: Thailand

What a horror story, Zhangyue!!! I got the goose bumps just by reading your post The good news is that the lux is still working fine, an amazing feat after such an incident, and a testimony to Leica's excellent build.



joakim
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 2151
Country: Sweden

Michael, not exactly a bedtime story you told us. I hope it will work out fine with the 50 Lux for you.

Finally spring has arrived in Sweden but this a photo from the last time I used the M9 before it was sent to Solms for calibration (roughly seven weeks now).



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

Thanks for the comments and concern everyone! Much appreciated

Ron, I agree it would be hard to completely secure an event such as a marathon. I think a lot of us may have become slightly complacent 12 years after 9/11 and this is a reminder that we need to keep a lookout for suspicious activities all the time.

Charles, hope your new M arrives soon! I'm surprised that some users decide to ditch their M just because of the AWB issue.

Edward, that is one sharp looking Zeiss lens! Excellent!

Michael, sorry to hear about the 50Lux, hope it comes back fixed from Leica NJ. In the long run, it might make you want to use this lens more? Those 50Lux shots looks really excellent and sharp with nice vibrant colors. I also like the airport and reflection shot, looks like a nice montage. Also forgot to comment on your earlier post with the ZM21. Those first two street shots are perfect, well composed and makes me really interested to find out about the people in the composition.
Deang, really nice shots with the ZM50.

Joakim, nice shot! Hope your M9 returns soon.




jojomon11
Registered: Sep 06, 2008
Total Posts: 7623
Country: United States

Very nice stuff everyone! I need to go out more often, but looking here keeps me inspired! Keep sharing all!

Phil



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