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    Stein K S got a reaction from bdolzani in 24mm Elmarit 2.8 ASPH and vignetting   
    Most has been stated here. I have this lens and no problems with vignetting. Definitely right hood… same hood was also supplied with my 21mm Elmarit asph. I also use a rather ¨fat¨ Leica filter.
     
    good luck
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    Stein K S reacted to Adam Bonn in M9, M9-P, M-E photos. Post them here...   
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! M9 and CV35/1.7
     
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    Stein K S reacted to Adam Bonn in M9, M9-P, M-E photos. Post them here...   
    This got me thinking about the M9 and its colours, after all the colours is IIRC the thing people most mention about the look of the M9
    So I trawled through my M9 flickr album and here we go!!
    So first up a fun one!!
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! M9 (well dur) + summarit 35 circa May 2019
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Same place, only this time with the CV 35/1.7 and taken about 18 months later
    For my opinion the first shot is very much what I think folks mean by "M9 look" and the second not so much tbh... in fact the second I had to double check it wasn't the M10 😅 not intending that as a slur on the M10 you understand!
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! I think this is more kinda how I generally PP images (based on my exposure choices anyway) rather than any specific M9 look.
    Same for the next one
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    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! I'm not sure whether to describe this one above as 'saturated' (obviously not so much for my personal tastes)...
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Here red and green are maybe a bit too saturated.. but there's enough non-saturated colours in the shot to suggest that the M9 is not necessarily an overly saturated camera IMHO
     

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Here where I've desperately tried not to clip D1 (and still managed an effing shit load of glare on the target, making it no good for profiling 🙄) I think it looks quite a lot over saturated
    But if I take the same shot and edit it (+1/3 expo and +5 shad and +40 wht)

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! to try and broadly match how I personally expose/PP
    I think I get the more pastel type colours that can be seen in my pictures shared above.
    Of course this is just me rambling on and re-sharing images that are already in the thread!
    Thanks Ian, this got my mind going a bit!
     
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    Stein K S reacted to insideline in If you have both: when and why 50 APO or Summilux?   
    It probably would have been more beneficial if you had shot the same model and same light etc etc and both at f2 to see the real advantages from the 50 APO. I had a black chrome 50 APO and BC 50 Summilux and I shot as close to the same picture as I humanly could. The 50 APO renders detail in ways the Summilux simply cannot IE: With the 50 APO in the woman's eyes you could easily see the wet sheen over the eyeball and the eyelashes were more distinguished and in general there was a more realistic look. The Summilux provides a lovely and artistic out of focus rendering but with less acuity, sharpness and contrast, whereas the 50 APO provides close to medium format depth and detail. I am old and disabled so uploading files is a challenge but I will try to get some assistance to exhibit what I have described in the differences, but both lenses are wonderful tools so its up to the photographer to decide which look suits them best and if the 50 APO is in budget. Personally I have moved even more to the artistic style of rendering with an E58 f1 Noctilux I purchased new in 1975 and a black paint 50 1.4 pre-asph Summilux. The opportunity to own Leica and other lenses on an M body with such different and unique rendering I feel is priceless. 
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    Stein K S reacted to robbie3 in Nifty Fifty: Please share some 50 mm pictures!   
    Quiet image - Arosfa Hotel in Bloomsbury London still showing their old style telephone number - Museum was the exchange, named after the nearby British Museum.
    M10 + 50mm Summiilux Asph @ f/1.4

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    Stein K S reacted to OR120 in Which lens do you miss the most ?   
    I miss my old Leica 50 summilux v2. It was stolen many years ago with my whole M kit. After that wonderful experience I let Leica's go for some time. Now, in the last two years I'm getting back up to speed with my Leica glass. I'm almost there - but one that I'm still missing is a good summilux 50 v2. I'll give it some time. No rush and when I'm not looking - the right one will appear.
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    Stein K S reacted to Ouroboros in 28 mm Shots   
    Bagh Steinigidh, Isle of Harris.
    M10-R
    28mm summicron asph
     

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    Stein K S reacted to pippy in Which lens do you miss the most ?   
    I've never sold a Leica lens on its own but there was one camera / lens pairing which I wish I hadn't needed to sell and that was my first-ever Leica; a 1930 Model 1 to 111a conversion complete with 11 o'clock 'Bell-Push' Nickel Elmar which I bought (used...) when I was around 17-y-o.
    Here's a (terrible scan of a terrible) snap of the thing taken around 35 years ago and "lit" by one 60w bulb. It might have been battered'n'bruised but I loved the wee tyke;

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    Stein K S reacted to rsolomon in Trying to decide on the "best" wide angle lens for me.   
    I recently bought an  21 SEM, I know that’s beyond your budget numbers but consider a 21, it’s really fun, it’s different, it  is adding a significantly new tool to my bag. Currently have   21 / 35 / 75. 
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    Stein K S reacted to kriskunisch in Getting a new 50mm   
    New to the forum, so apologies if 'necro-mancing' a thread is ill-advised. 
    I own the Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO Lanthar and the Leica 50mm Summicron V5. I started with the Voigtlander (adapting to a Z6 with the VM-Z Close Focus Adapter) and decided to rent a few MF 50s and eventually purchased the Summicron V5 (which now lives on a 'new to me' M-240). 

    Ergos is extremely subjective, but I did find it easier to use the Voigtlander. The focus ring is larger and the distinct knurling is effective for your hands to differentiate to the aperture ring.  That said, in practice, your hands will quickly adjust to either.

    In terms of image quality, the APO Lanthar is the more modern lens and the output is punchy and contrasty. 

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    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! If you are looking for a lens that is sharp across the frame, then the APO Lanthar is a fantastic choice, as it will 'Brick Wall' test better than most m-mount 50s:

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! That said, I prefer the Summicron. I find the output to be much more pleasing and true. I also think it's the perfect goldilocks 50..giving you great output and character. BW images are much more pleasing with the Cron. 


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    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! I find the Summicron images just require less work in post, whereas the APO's images just can be 'too much'. I feel that the draw to MF lenses is the charm/character that they posses (the Summicron, as evident in the image above...flaring in what I feel is a flattering way), the Voigtlander is very much (and no slight to it) a modern lens that happens to focus manually. Not wrong. Not better. Just depends on your needs. 
     
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    Stein K S reacted to elixxir in Any 50 mm lenses to compliment the 50 Elmar-m   
    Thank you for all your recommendation,
    I bought the 50 lux asph BC for extra speed.
    Really solid and heavy lens 🤣
     
     
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    Stein K S reacted to robbie3 in Nifty Fifty: Please share some 50 mm pictures!   
    Even something as grim as London's Blackwall Tunnel has its photogenic moment.
    M10 + Summiilux ASPH wide open.

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    Stein K S reacted to robbie3 in Nifty Fifty: Please share some 50 mm pictures!   
    Doorstep Milk Delivery - gratuitous use of a rangefinder but sometimes the least convenient camera is the one that's closest to hand.
    M10 + 50mm Summilux Asph

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    Stein K S got a reaction from elixxir in Any 50 mm lenses to compliment the 50 Elmar-m   
    I might be wrong… but I thought the v5 in silver chrome is no longer in production. At the same time I do believe that all v5 chromes ever being produced, was made out of brass…
    Should be rather easy to get one used. Have one myself and really good ergonomics & nice solid feel.
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    Stein K S got a reaction from Beresford in Show me your favorite lenses   
    Hi guys
     
    Just a few hours after taking this picture in post # 128 above I managed to ¨wipe off¨ the MATE from the shelf shown, a shelf being placed appr 170cm above the floor. My first drop of expensive camera equipment ever...
    The lens bounced on a desk on its way down beforej hitting the wooden floor. I picked up the lens feeling totally convinced that something mst hav been broken. In my eyes this lens is a very complex and potentially not too sturdy lens. However, the lens remains supertight with absolutely nothing wrong. I guess I was lucky the hood was mounted. In enclosed picture You can see a major bump in it... however, still mounts effortless.
     
    Through this experience I must admit that I have had to adjust my thoughts about the solidness of this lens. And also about the protection old school hoods can provide.
    Reliefed & happy now!

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    Stein K S got a reaction from KASHMIR in Show me your favorite lenses   
    Hi guys
     
    Just a few hours after taking this picture in post # 128 above I managed to ¨wipe off¨ the MATE from the shelf shown, a shelf being placed appr 170cm above the floor. My first drop of expensive camera equipment ever...
    The lens bounced on a desk on its way down beforej hitting the wooden floor. I picked up the lens feeling totally convinced that something mst hav been broken. In my eyes this lens is a very complex and potentially not too sturdy lens. However, the lens remains supertight with absolutely nothing wrong. I guess I was lucky the hood was mounted. In enclosed picture You can see a major bump in it... however, still mounts effortless.
     
    Through this experience I must admit that I have had to adjust my thoughts about the solidness of this lens. And also about the protection old school hoods can provide.
    Reliefed & happy now!

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    Stein K S reacted to Artin in Show me your favorite lenses   
    I dropped mine a few years back WATE on the end my MP240.  It did not fair that well I managed to fix her myself but the aperture was now more suited for Cine , no more clicks. 
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    Stein K S reacted to grahamc in Show me your favorite lenses   
    Lucky .  maybe the Jury is still out on the robustness of the actual lens, it probably didn't get fully tested as the hood slowed it down on the way? Good to hear 
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    Stein K S got a reaction from grahamc in Show me your favorite lenses   
    Hi guys
     
    Just a few hours after taking this picture in post # 128 above I managed to ¨wipe off¨ the MATE from the shelf shown, a shelf being placed appr 170cm above the floor. My first drop of expensive camera equipment ever...
    The lens bounced on a desk on its way down beforej hitting the wooden floor. I picked up the lens feeling totally convinced that something mst hav been broken. In my eyes this lens is a very complex and potentially not too sturdy lens. However, the lens remains supertight with absolutely nothing wrong. I guess I was lucky the hood was mounted. In enclosed picture You can see a major bump in it... however, still mounts effortless.
     
    Through this experience I must admit that I have had to adjust my thoughts about the solidness of this lens. And also about the protection old school hoods can provide.
    Reliefed & happy now!

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    Stein K S got a reaction from Dennis in Show me your favorite lenses   
    Hi guys
     
    Just a few hours after taking this picture in post # 128 above I managed to ¨wipe off¨ the MATE from the shelf shown, a shelf being placed appr 170cm above the floor. My first drop of expensive camera equipment ever...
    The lens bounced on a desk on its way down beforej hitting the wooden floor. I picked up the lens feeling totally convinced that something mst hav been broken. In my eyes this lens is a very complex and potentially not too sturdy lens. However, the lens remains supertight with absolutely nothing wrong. I guess I was lucky the hood was mounted. In enclosed picture You can see a major bump in it... however, still mounts effortless.
     
    Through this experience I must admit that I have had to adjust my thoughts about the solidness of this lens. And also about the protection old school hoods can provide.
    Reliefed & happy now!

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    Stein K S got a reaction from graphlex in Show me your favorite lenses   
    Hi guys
     
    Just a few hours after taking this picture in post # 128 above I managed to ¨wipe off¨ the MATE from the shelf shown, a shelf being placed appr 170cm above the floor. My first drop of expensive camera equipment ever...
    The lens bounced on a desk on its way down beforej hitting the wooden floor. I picked up the lens feeling totally convinced that something mst hav been broken. In my eyes this lens is a very complex and potentially not too sturdy lens. However, the lens remains supertight with absolutely nothing wrong. I guess I was lucky the hood was mounted. In enclosed picture You can see a major bump in it... however, still mounts effortless.
     
    Through this experience I must admit that I have had to adjust my thoughts about the solidness of this lens. And also about the protection old school hoods can provide.
    Reliefed & happy now!

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    Stein K S got a reaction from wizard in Show me your favorite lenses   
    Hi
     
    I just changed my respons as I suddenly understood that I had misunderstood... 🤪 Thanks! 
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    Stein K S got a reaction from AndreasG in Show me your favorite lenses   
    Hi
     
    This thread just continues... and that is just very very nice ☺️
     
    Previously I posted at picture of my ¨silver line¨ lenses (post # 24). Now I post a picture of my ¨black line¨ lenses 😉
    I am in particular fond of the 28 Elmarit v4, the 35 Lux pre-FLE and the 50 Lux BC... and all the vented hoods of course 👍
     
    PS: please excuse a not too good picture... and also the totally boring background!
     
    Regards,

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    Stein K S got a reaction from Mute-on in Show me your favorite lenses   
    Hi
     
    This thread just continues... and that is just very very nice ☺️
     
    Previously I posted at picture of my ¨silver line¨ lenses (post # 24). Now I post a picture of my ¨black line¨ lenses 😉
    I am in particular fond of the 28 Elmarit v4, the 35 Lux pre-FLE and the 50 Lux BC... and all the vented hoods of course 👍
     
    PS: please excuse a not too good picture... and also the totally boring background!
     
    Regards,

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    Stein K S got a reaction from Studienkamera in Show me your favorite lenses   
    Hi
    Another one with a slight preference for silver… I must admit though, that a couple of these get rather little use; the 28 (stays in the Box for different reasons…) and the 90 (which is HEAVY!). But the others are really getting much use… the 35 V4 and the Elmar-M the most. Along with a couple of blacks like the 35 lux pre-FLE and the APO 75.

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