Leica M/X/T Picture Thread
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jojomon11
Registered: Sep 06, 2008
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Thanks for that info joe, I kind of thought that after I wrote it

Phil

One more for the road!



airfrogusmc
Registered: Jan 12, 2010
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rscheffler
Registered: Aug 23, 2005
Total Posts: 4938
Country: Canada

Phil, nice portrait. Interesting flare in the second one. It reminded me of something I saw in a few of my shots with the 28 Cron. Here's an example:







Joe, not sure what to suggest... maybe Leica is still working on firmware? Does it look bad in actual use? It didn't seem that obvious in your airport image.

Great set Robert, difficult to give up that 18, eh?
Nice one Allen!


Bijltje
Registered: Jun 29, 2004
Total Posts: 815
Country: Netherlands

Thanks Ron,

Nice shot!, great light. Never seen that flare with the 28 cron. Did u use the hood?

Yesterday made it even harder to decide what lenses I gonna keep or sell.
I really like using the 18 and can't see myself walking around the same with the 17 TSE and a big canon body attached to it.
Would love the 17 TSE, and it would be very useful for some of those jobs. But it can't replace the 18 SE.

Beside that I planned to sell the 28 or 35 because both are really close together.
However yesterday I used both together (normally I only pick one) and they feel so different.
I love the 28's output and little vignetting. And the wide angle makes it really nice to use.
The 35 seems a little dull in comparing, but is such an easy lens to use.

So I keep the kit as it is for now No funds to add a 17 TSE, but I don't wanna cut into the leica's for that.



joe88
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 2240
Country: United States

A few more with various lenses - 28Cron (@ f/2), CV35/2.5 and 90Tele-E.






















Here's a quick B&W conversion in bright midday sun. The files definitely holds more highlight details than the M9







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Ron, see another sample with the ZM21 Biogon below. I think the color cast on the right can be corrected via post.







What I noticed are some false details (?) on the roof and bricks. This is approx 200% crop.







joe88
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
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Allen, sorry, missed your post earlier - nice shot with the graffiti and 3 legged man!



jojomon11
Registered: Sep 06, 2008
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Yes Ron pretty similar flare!

Phil



jojomon11
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Nice Allen, Ron, and Joe!

I'm missing color (seriously)

Phil



airfrogusmc
Registered: Jan 12, 2010
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Thanks everyone and really cool stuff Ron, Joe and Phil



dalegaspi
Registered: Dec 07, 2004
Total Posts: 419
Country: United States

some recent shots with the M9 + 50 Summilux ASPH


L1010609_v1 by dalegaspi, on Flickr


L1010591_v1 by dalegaspi, on Flickr


L1010623_v1 by dalegaspi, on Flickr

with one joker: EPL-1 + 75/1.8


P4060946_v1 by dalegaspi, on Flickr



jojomon11
Registered: Sep 06, 2008
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Thanks Allen!

^^^ Good stuff Dexter, that last one totally threw me off! I was like thats super sharp!

Phil

Different aggressive PP with the workflow....



rscheffler
Registered: Aug 23, 2005
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Country: Canada

Nice work Dexter!
Phil, I like the treatment above.

Joe, nice images! I think if you're typically getting slight purplish color shift along the right edge, you might be able to minimize it for some images by pulling the purple hue slider to the left to shift the purple closer to blue. This will however affect other similar hues in the image, such as some blue skies, but I find it can be an effective quick fix.

As for the detail crop: seems like color moire mostly, though the second floor windows above the minivan are definitely off. My feeling from the few M files I've played with so far is the M tolerates more sharpening than the M9, so it might help to push the files a bit more. As well, for this type of scene, it might be beneficial to try f/11 or thereabouts where some diffraction might minimize the false details. With stronger conversion sharpening, you should still be able to pull off a good file.



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 2863
Country: United States

Phil, Ron, even Leica's flare looks beautiful. . My 35cron v1 has much uglier flare, but I have found that put a black ring IR filter improve it a lot. The silver lens always give me problem at backlit.

Haven't shoot M9 much recently.

50cron rigid with M9
WO from past weekend







bruniroquai
Registered: Apr 08, 2012
Total Posts: 100
Country: Spain

thank You all for the kind words!


Semana Santa, in my town, south Spain:




Sin título por Bruno Gracia, en Flickr



Sin título por Bruno Gracia, en Flickr



Sin título por Bruno Gracia, en Flickr



Sin título por Bruno Gracia, en Flickr



JustinZ850
Registered: Aug 08, 2012
Total Posts: 105
Country: United States

Market in Hong Kong

M9/35 Cron


A Little Fishy by JustinZ850, on Flickr



dalegaspi
Registered: Dec 07, 2004
Total Posts: 419
Country: United States

joe88 wrote:

Speculation? Microlenses improves resolution but does not deal with color cast? Anyone want to loan me their 21SEM for a comparitive test


i've seen countless M240 photos and the thing is that the red/magenta cast is in ALL of them (the entire image, not just sides/corners), IMO (OOC JPEGs are even worse)...not a knock against your skills, of course.

i wish Leica hired the engineers from Olympus to do their firmware. IMO, Olympus does the best sensor firmware...i mean, just look at the Kodak-sourced 4/3rds images...and the Panasonic vs Olympus m4/3rds with THE SAME Panasonic sensor is night/day difference!



dalegaspi
Registered: Dec 07, 2004
Total Posts: 419
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rscheffler wrote:









NICE.


Bijltje
Registered: Jun 29, 2004
Total Posts: 815
Country: Netherlands

Ok, some colors:








M9P with 18mm f/3.8 Super Elmar-M ASPH







M9P with18mm f/3.8 Super Elmar-M ASPH
Have to come back when the cars are gone...






M9P with 18mm f/3.8 Super Elmar-M ASPH






M9P with 28mm f/2 Summicron ASPH


After these pictures the sky got really dull (all even gray) so I switched to b/w.






M9P with 28mm f/2 Summicron ASPH






M9P with 28mm f/2 Summicron ASPH


airfrogusmc
Registered: Jan 12, 2010
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I really like #3...



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
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Country: United States

Robert, excellent set. Like them all. But color seems show texture better. Where is it?

Another 50cron Rigid WO.

On the train.






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