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About cobbu2

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    Rockville, MD
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    Photography, General Aviation, Astronomy
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    Airline Pilot, B737 Captain
  • Your Leica Products / Deine Leica Produkte
    M6 Titanium
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    21mm Elmarit-M f/2.8
    35mm Summaron f/3.5
    50mm Elmar f/3.5
    50mm Elmar-M f/2.8
    50mm Summitar f/2
    50mm Summicron f/2 Collapsible
    75mm and 90mm Summarit-M f/2.5
    90mm Elmar f/4

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  1. cobbu2

    Potomac at the C&O Canal Trail (IR)

    Thank you Mark! The M8 makes shooting IR easy and enjoyable.
  2. M8, 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (Pre-ASPH), Hoya R72 Filter
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    B&W pictures on Leica M8

    Potomac River along the C&O Canal Trail M8, 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (Pre-ASPH), Hoya R72 IR Filter
  4. cobbu2

    M8 Photographs (Post them here)

    Northbank Riverwalk, Jacksonville, Florida M8, 15mm f/4.5 Voigtlander Super-Wide Heliar ASPH Version 1 w/LTM Adapter
  5. cobbu2

    Photos taken with Leica LTM.

    Thanks. And it wasn’t until after closer inspection of the finished photo that I discovered other small elements... the cat in the upper level window, the objects in the lower level windows, the decorative fixtures above the storefronts, etc. It all seemed to fit in with the well-worn and classic architecture.
  6. Back Alley, Tamsui, Taiwan M6, 15mm f/4.5 Voigtlander Super-Wide Heliar V1 w/LTM Adapter (Cropped) 100TMX, HC-110B
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    Photos taken with Leica LTM.

    Old Market Building, Omaha Nebraska Leica II Model D, 90mm f/4 "Fat" Elmar, 400TMY-2
  8. cobbu2

    B&W pictures on Leica M8

    And it is still possible to do night street shots in the M8 as long as there is enough ambient light to allow an ISO of 640 (still decent in the M8 IMO) and 1/24 second is still easily hand-holdable; this was with the 35/2.5 CV Color-Skopar PII.
  9. cobbu2

    B&W pictures on Leica M8

    Here’s a quick overview... if I can think of anything else significant later I’ll add to it. I have to say I really love the M240; that doesn’t mean I love the M8 any less! One of the best features of the M240 is live view, which especially when used with the focus peaking feature allows you to nail the focus; this really comes in handy when using lenses that might be a little difficult or not perfectly adjusted focusing-wise. A good example is the Canon 50/1.2 wide open. Others would be older LTM lenses that might have front or back focus issues. The shutter is quiet and sure. The EVF is an excellent accessory that makes live view more user-friendly. The lighted frame lines are fantastic, especially in low light. The battery is long lasting and predictable. The newest generation of memory cards can be used. ISO 3200 image quality is still great. IR can still be done, but you really have to pump up the exposure compared to the M8. The new menus take a little getting used to and are more involved than the M8 menus, but it’s not a big deal. The CMOS sensor has a different look than the CCD of the M8; not any better or worse, just different. What I don’t like... I’ve only used the video feature once, who knows if I’ll ever use it again. There’s no receptacle to plug in a cord for file downloads, the memory card must be removed (unless you purchase the accessory grip with the GPS, another $600 or so). There’s no frameline preview lever. That all being said, it’s refreshing to use the simplified menus when I reach for the M8. And yes, there’s something about the M8 image characteristics that result in having more “keepers” frame for frame with the M8 than the M240. And the M8’s unsurpassed IR capability and B&W image quality made it an easy decision to keep the M8 around and overall use as a backup digital M. That’s about all I can think of at the moment, if I have anything to add, I’ll post it. I hope this helps!
  10. cobbu2

    B&W pictures on Leica M8

    Very nice! I absolutely love the Canon 50/1.4, it's a mainstay lens for me.
  11. cobbu2

    Discussion: Essential M-Lenses?

    It depends on the camera I'm using (here's what's in the bag): If it's the M240, I have the Canon 50/1.4 LTM, 21/2.8 Elmarit-M Pre-ASPH, and the 90/2.8 TE. For the M8, it's the CV 35/2.5 Color-Skopar PII, CV 15/4.5 Super-Wide Heliar (V1 w/ adapter), and the 75/2.5 Summarit-M Then on the M6, the 50/2.8 Elmar-M (the last one), and the 15/4.5 Heliar again.
  12. Park near the Santa Monica Pier M6, 50mm f/2.8 Elmar-M, 400TMax, HC-110B
  13. Thanks for the link, interesting article! I notice, this time you included the Canon 50/1.2; I also have this one and although not as revered as the 50/1.4, they are, according to some tests I’ve seen, about equal once you get to f/4 or so. There are some situations where it comes in handy and compared to the others, is still a bargain.
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    I like film...(open thread)

    Mission San Juan, San Antonio Missions National Park Leica IIIg, 50mm f/2 Summicron (Collapsible), Kodak 400TMY-2, HC-110B