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lenticular11
Registered: Jul 16, 2011
Total Posts: 675
Country: Australia

So many great images as usual. I particularly like the that gas-pump shot Gary C.

Two from an autumn (fall) morning here in the southern hemisphere!

M8, Summicron 50 Type 4, f6.3




f5.6




edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
Total Posts: 7207
Country: Thailand

Gary, another wow set. My favourite is the buddha statue. I'm surprised that only one frame is illuminated at a time. From what I've read, they are illuminated in pairs just like the M9.

Zhangyue, I love the first shot. Very nice!

Lenticular, amazing colors from the M8, especially the first shot.



Gary Clennan
Registered: Mar 29, 2007
Total Posts: 4870
Country: Canada

Edward - you know that camera better than me! Actually, I had a little brain lapse there... I have mostly used my 35mm lens so far which shows the 35mm & 135mm framelines. I incorrectly assumed the 135 lines showed the different metering area I selected. Although for me, I think the single frame lines for the lens I am using would be perfect. I really am enjoying the camera so far though.



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 2692
Country: United States

Today is another day went to San Francisco performance.

Here are few from Davies symphony hall.

Pre-focused wait until to the the final part that following hands clap portion so that the loud shutter sound won't be the problem.







a fine lady after the concert.













All by 35cron V1





edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
Total Posts: 7207
Country: Thailand

Gary, I have to confess that I know the camera too much, planning to get one at the first opportunity Still, I was kinda hoping you were right

Zhangyue, love the concert shot.



lenticular11
Registered: Jul 16, 2011
Total Posts: 675
Country: Australia

Edward - thanks for your reference to M8 colours.

edwardkaraa wrote:

Zhangyue, love the concert shot.
Agree - the pianist looks like Einstein!



joakim
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 1461
Country: Sweden

Yet another from the archives. 35 Lux.



ryankarr
Registered: Sep 25, 2009
Total Posts: 991
Country: Canada

zhangyue, love the shot with your son and the glass, along with the concert shot.

Joe, shot number 7 with your son under the big sky is great. I think that would make a great B&W conversion too

Gary, glad to see you're putting the new M through it's paces. Still waiting by the phone for mine. Graffiti #2 is great! I think I also know where you work based on the office tower shots

Allen, strong set, especially the first and the last.

Not much shooting lately as work has been busy, but one from home:

MM + 35 Cron ASPH:


L1007714 by ryankarr, on Flickr



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 2692
Country: United States

Ryan, who is gonna get the flower?

One from Yesterday in front of San Francisco civic center.

35cron V1









Gary Clennan
Registered: Mar 29, 2007
Total Posts: 4870
Country: Canada

Ryan - what a nice shot of your son! Yes, I thought you may have guessed where I work. There is only one building in Calgary which looks down upon the Calgary Tower.... Sometime this summer, I am going to bribe the security guys to see if they will let me on the rooftop for a early morning sunrise shot.

Michael - cool shot! I actually had a little laugh as it almost looks like you cut a picture of your son and pasted it in front of the building.



Gary Clennan
Registered: Mar 29, 2007
Total Posts: 4870
Country: Canada

A couple more from today which was the fist sunny day in a while here in Calgary. With M240... Edit - looks like I already have some dust bunnies to clean.



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 2692
Country: United States

Gary, I got the same feeling. It is a crop in the harsh light and I made some PP with digital ND filter.
2nd one has nice composition!

A set of cityscape with 50cron Rigid.

Blue in theme!



















edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
Total Posts: 7207
Country: Thailand

Joakim, Gary, Ryan, Zhangyue, beautiful work, thank you for sharing!

M9 - ZM 35/2







ricardovaste
Registered: Jan 25, 2010
Total Posts: 3544
Country: United Kingdom

Are there any regular users that post with the M8 still? I was browsing the flickr pool the other night and saw qualities I'd previously missed when looking before (I think I'd previously just seen poor user control / exposure). The skin tones on some colour images seemed wonderful, I'm not sure if there was any processing/filtering involved though. But certainly makes me re-think it as a 'cheap-casual-cam'... around 950-1050 on ebayUK!



edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
Total Posts: 7207
Country: Thailand

ricardovaste wrote:
Are there any regular users that post with the M8 still? I was browsing the flickr pool the other night and saw qualities I'd previously missed when looking before (I think I'd previously just seen poor user control / exposure). The skin tones on some colour images seemed wonderful, I'm not sure if there was any processing/filtering involved though. But certainly makes me re-think it as a 'cheap-casual-cam'... around 950-1050 on ebayUK!


The M8 is certainly a great camera with excellent IQ at base iso, some even believe it to be better than the M9 and M10, but you have to remember that you will need IR-cut filters on all lenses, and that any iso above 320 is only for special effects



Bijltje
Registered: Jun 29, 2004
Total Posts: 808
Country: Netherlands

edwardkaraa wrote:
ricardovaste wrote:
Are there any regular users that post with the M8 still? I was browsing the flickr pool the other night and saw qualities I'd previously missed when looking before (I think I'd previously just seen poor user control / exposure). The skin tones on some colour images seemed wonderful, I'm not sure if there was any processing/filtering involved though. But certainly makes me re-think it as a 'cheap-casual-cam'... around 950-1050 on ebayUK!


The M8 is certainly a great camera with excellent IQ at base iso, some even believe it to be better than the M9 and M10, but you have to remember that you will need IR-cut filters on all lenses, and that any iso above 320 is only for special effects


I'm one of those. How I love the M9, the output of the M8 on ISO 160 is still my favorite.
Its like u had to do nothing in post.
Also black and white it was really awesome.

Nevertheless, full frame is quite nice to have so I'm still happy with the switch to the M9.

I sold my M8 a year ago for 1500 euro. If they reach 1000 euro or below I might consider one.



Gary Clennan
Registered: Mar 29, 2007
Total Posts: 4870
Country: Canada

I have used the M8 for the past two years and really enjoyed it. As Robert mentioned, at base ISO it is a superb performer. Things quickly fall apart when you move into higher ISO's though. AWB and JPG output (with UV/IR filters) was really quite accurate but skin tones (in bright light) can become slightly reddish and "rough" at times. Another thing to note is that the shutter is very loud. Kinda sounds like my old Mamiya 645 Pro-TL with that huge mirror flapping around. I personally loved using my M8 and for the current price you really can't go wrong. I would have sold you mine but it sold last night....



joe88
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 2222
Country: United States

Thanks for the comments, Edward, Gary, Ron, Michael, Ryan!

Gary, those M240 and 21SEM shots looks excellent! I agree, live view is useful. Your 35Cron shots seems to have a slight magenta cast on the shadows but otherwise excellent shots with the 35Cron and 50Cron! I haven't really tried ISO3200 but ISO1600 seems really useable.

Ron, you have what is known as Leica fever and withdrawal symptoms I have it sometimes too.

Michael, the ZM21 shot looks sharp and crisp. Love the color contrast on the first 50Cron shot of your daughter. The first two 35Cron shots are superb! Very nice light on the last shot of your son.

Allen, absolutely love the 3rd shot at the stairs on p681!

David (lenticular), those M8 shots and colors look excellent!

Joakim, nice shot with the 35Lux. M9 still under repair? Ask for a M240 loaner camera?

Ryan, excellent shot of your son with the 35Cron. Hope your M240 arrives soon!

Edward, excellent shot with the ZM35/2.

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Really like my 21Ultron and have been shooting only at f/1.8 . Seems like a good value and still can't believe there's no color cast on M240. Its not super sharp as Leica ASPH lenses, but still sharp enough wide open and provides enough background separation. I really like the way it draws, somewhat classical looking and smooth but still has a bit of bite wide open. Plus if you shoot up close at MFD 0.5, DOF is only 1 inch



























joe88
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 2222
Country: United States

Any wine lovers here?

50CronV5 @ f/2







2008 Dominus Estate (R Parker 99pts)


joakim
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 1461
Country: Sweden

Joe, great photos with the 21 Ultron. I'm getting quite interested in that lens, it seems to render very nicely and a fast wide wouldn't be bad. I'm not a wine lover but I appreciate the photo



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