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Lax Jought

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About Lax Jought

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    Australia

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  • Your Leica Products / Deine Leica Produkte
    M8.2, M9-P, M240, M10.
  1. Lax Jought

    New CV Nokton 50/1.2

    Thanks, I kinda prefer it too because with the 35mm f/1.2 II, it was very annoying then it went past 0.7m and I'm just fumbling around with the focus ring trying to regain focus and ultimately missing the shot. However, it is kinda nice to have the option to go to liveview and focus down to 0.5m for a change.
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    New CV Nokton 50/1.2

    Does the focusing ring stop at 0.7m or does it go down to 0.5m like the Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 II? If it does go down to 0.5m, has Voigtlander created some kind of clicking mechanism or notch to indicate that it's gone past minimum rangefinder focusing?
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    The Australian Magpie.

    Thanks! I usually get the strongest reaction from #3. Those eyes are so intense. One of my colleagues was looking at these photos on his computer screen and when #3 popped up, he said: "oh my god, why do they still look so angry?"
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    The Australian Magpie.

    By complete chance, somebody posted about this book on the facebook magpie group and I just bought it online yesterday! Also, do you remember the Deakin U lecturer?
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    What are these spots on the photo?

    In all seriousness, I remember the film era very well. I was young, and was afraid to hit the shutter or indulge in photography overall because I was concerned that each frame costs money. I felt that I couldn't freely experiment with photography and as a result photography fell by the wayside for a couple of decades. I didn't pick up photography again until my mid to late 30s with the Canon 7D, Panasonic LX5, and eventually the Leica M8.2 It was the M8.2 and the digital freedom to click on the shutter as many times as I need and receive immediate feedback which set me back on the path to photography. My learning and knowledge rocketed with digital cameras.
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    The Australian Magpie.

    Also where can I find this monograph by CSIRO? I just did a general search on Google but nothing significant is popping up.
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    The Australian Magpie.

    I thought so! I had a very good time too, it was such a pleasant afternoon to hang out with all of you. Do you recall that there was a Deakin University lecturer there? He gave me his business card but I lost it when I swapped wallets.
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    The Australian Magpie.

    I didn't have to stock up, I moved house! It was getting a bit nuts with 30+ magpies turning up every day. They knew when to come in the morning to catch me as I'm leaving for work, and they knew when I came home from work at the end of the day. I kinda miss them. (PS. The magpies weren't the reason we moved house.)
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    The Australian Magpie.

    Hi David, were you at the Leica meet in Melbourne in 2016 by any chance?
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    The Australian Magpie.

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    The Australian Magpie.

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    The Australian Magpie.

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    The Australian Magpie.

    I took these photos more than a year ago, I thought I'd post them here. At my previous address I used to give these magpies some snacks consisting of dog food meatballs sold at the supermarket. It took a few months to gain the trust of 2-3 magpies, and not long after that, the news spread and about 30 would turn up for a snack. These were taken with my M240 with the Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 II lens. This is because the minimum focusing distance is between 0.5m to 0.7m. The distance from my shoulder to the tip of my fingers is almost exactly 0.7m so I knew if I set the lens to its minimum focusing distance (as per rangefinder focusing) and hold the camera at my shoulder, the photo would be roughly in focus. One hand would hold the camera and press the shutter, while the other hand would feed the magpies. I wish was able to use my M8.2, because with the Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 and f/1.2, I could have held it at minimum focusing distance and had a closer composition due to the equivalent crop. But the M8.2 was at Wetzlar for repairs at the time. The shots were taken from a mix of f/1.2, f/1.8, f/2, and f/2.8 at most.
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    What are these spots on the photo?

    Looks very much like bits of dust. I get them from time to time on my photos. If I clean the lens either with a wipe down and/or a rocket blow, they'll go away.
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    M Camera made by Zenit

    It may not be based on the M10 but I don't see the Zenit as outdated. It would still be a very good camera if they're basing it off the M240. I would have been tempted to give the Zenit a go (mainly for that lens) if it was cheaper. But I already have both the M240 and M10.
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