Jump to content

PhoToad

Members
  • Content Count

    85
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    PhoToad reacted to Sc-Fotoblog.com in Zeiss Distagon 4/18 mm ZM - Etwas näher betrachtet   
    Als passionierter Bergfotograf habe ich mir zu meiner Leica M 240 gleich zu Beginn ein UWW-Objektiv gekauft und meine Wahl viel auf das Zeiss Distagon 4/18 mm ZM.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Das hauseigene Leica Super-Elmar-M 1:3,8/18 mm ASPH, eine hervorragende Linse, war mir dann doch etwas zu teuer und das Zeiss hat gebraucht nur 800.- gekostet.
    Es wird heute nicht mehr hergestellt, aber man kann das von Cosina in Japan gefertigte Objektiv immer noch ganz gut gebraucht erwerben.
    Hier möchte ich gerne ein paar Infos zu der Linse hier lassen. 
    Etwas mehr ins Detail gehen ich übrigens auf meinem Leica Blog im Beitrag: https://www.sc-fotoblog.com/zeiss-distagon-4-18-mm-zm-test/

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Das Zeiss Distagon 4/18 mm ZM ist sehr hochwertig aus Metall verbaut, der Fokusring ist schön schwergängig und hat für mich den perfekten Widerstand und passt gut auf die M240 mit einer minimalen Überlappung des Messsuchers.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Umgeschnallt sieht es dann so aus.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Ich verwende bei der Linse übrigens das Elmarit M 1:2.8/21 ASPH-Profil, sonst gibt es lila Farbsäume an den Rändern, wie das Bild oben zeigt. Rechts sind sie sehr gut erkennbar.
    Zu den optischen Eigenschaften:

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Hier ein Ausgangsbild bei f/4...

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Bereits bei f/4 in der Mitte knackscharf (100% Ansicht Lightroom in der Mitte)

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! ...aber an den äußersten Ränder geht die Schärfe stark verloren (100% Ansicht Lightroom am Rand)
    Bei f/5.6 wird es dann aber deutlich besser und bei f/8-11 ist die Randschärfe gut, bevor Beugungseffekte bei kleineren Blenden die Schärfe reduzieren.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Die Darstellung des Objektives ist sehr gesättigt und kontrastreich. Die Bilder sind natürlich unter sehr kontrastreichen Bedingungen entstanden, kommen aber unbearbeitet aus der Leica M 240.
    Auffallend ist auch die ungewöhnliche starke Vignette, die ihr bei beiden Fotos sehen könnt. 

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! In Lightroom gibt es ein Korrekturprofil für die Linse, das eine vorhandene Verzeichnung gut korrigiert, es allerdings mit der Korrektur der Vignettierung etwas zu gut meint. Das Bild oben ist unkorrigiert, unten dann nach der Korrektur in Lightroom.
    Hier werden die Ränder definitiv zu sehr aufgehellt, was ich mit einer Lightroom-Vorgabe und dem Tool "Vignettierung nach Freistellung" etwas entschärft habe.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Hier noch ein paar Bilder zum Gegenlichtverhalten. CAs - rechts im Bild (100% Vergrößerung in Lightroom) finde ich OK...

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! ...und einen schönen Sonnenstern (hier bei f/11) und einen charakteristischen Flare gibt es auch.
    Wer ein schönes Ultraweitwinkelobjektiv für seine Leica M sucht, liegt mit dem Zeiss Distagon 4/18 mm ZM nicht schlecht...keine Leica-Qualität und die Ränder bei Offenblende f/4 sind nicht perfekt, aber ich finde es trotzdem eine schöne Linse zu einem fairen Preis.
    Hat es wer bzw. gibt es Erfahrungen mit der Linse?
    Würde mich jedenfalls interessieren.
    Hoffe es hilft!
    LG, Stefan
  2. Like
    PhoToad reacted to frame-it in Leica M11 - your next camera?   
    top comment from  a japanese blog  >>
    他の方と同意見で、レンジファインダー機に6000万画素は不要と思います。
    なんなら1800万画素で夜でもF8でスナップできるようなカメラにしてほしい。
     
    and they mention it might be the same sensor as the sony A7R4
  3. Like
    PhoToad reacted to cp995 in TTArtisan 28mm f5.6   
    O.k., that's a typical example for Leica Users all over the world.
    But, it has nothing to do with reality!
    Most people here need a red button on a lens, even if it's worse than others.
    Actually I sold all my Leica lenses (except the vintage LTMs for my IIIf), as Voigtlaender (for example) offers superior qualtiy for a portion of the price.
    Only one example is the (big an heavy) SEM 21, which I exchanched by the great and small Ultorn 3.5/21 VM.
    Image quallity is absolutely comparable; prices and size/weight are not.
    Beside Cosina/Voigtlaender we should expect more examples of good chinese manufactured lenses for our Leica bodies.
    It's interesting to see, that Leica only focusses on the high-end market.
    They know, that their "normal" lenses can't compete with the competition.
    Times changes!
    PS: I use my Leica M10 because of the great body; the lenses (beside the viontage ones) are not competitive any more.
     
  4. Like
    PhoToad 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
     
  5. Like
    PhoToad reacted to romquest in M-D, M-P, M240 and M262 photos. Post them here...   
    MP 50/1.4

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
  6. Like
    PhoToad reacted to fotomicc in Bilder aus der Q2   
    Monochrom mit orange Filter.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
  7. Like
    PhoToad reacted to Album in Bilder aus der Q2   
    ... Stahl und Licht
    Frankfurt/M Hbf

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
  8. Like
    PhoToad reacted to hasenvater in Bilder aus der M10   
    Noch eins vom gleichen Ausflug:

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! M10-R - Summilux 1.4/35 FLE
  9. Like
    PhoToad reacted to Mattes in Bilder aus der M10   
    Wie vorher:

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
  10. Like
    PhoToad reacted to Mattes in Bilder aus der M10   
    M10 mit Voigtländer Ultron 28 mm f/2 Ver. II:

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
  11. Like
    PhoToad reacted to Schafreuter in Bilder aus der Q   
    Venedig.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
  12. Like
    PhoToad reacted to Bobitybob in M9, M9-P, M-E photos. Post them here...   
    Road to the hills ...

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! M9, Summarit-M 35mm
  13. Like
    PhoToad reacted to multimixer in M9, M9-P, M-E photos. Post them here...   
    Rapperswil / Zürich, Oktober 2021
    M9, 50mm Summicron IV

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
  14. Like
    PhoToad reacted to J.Haarmann in Bilder aus der M10   
    #orangeyourcity

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!  
    Leica M10-R - Super-Elmar 3,4/21
     
     
  15. Thanks
    PhoToad reacted to adan in If you could ask Peter Karbe one question...   
    I think you'd need a couple of dozen postcards to get a complete answer - lots of factors, including cost, and as always with the RF lenses, overall size limits.
    Let's look at just a few of the factors, demonstrated by comparing the 50mm Summarit f/1.5 with its successor 50mm Summilux f/1.4 v.1...
    1. Linearity of aperture-ring movement. Note that the Summarit's aperture scale is non-linear - it takes 6 times as much movement of the ring to stop down 1 stop from f/2.8 to f/4 as it does to stop down 1 stop from f/11 to f/16. However, the actual movement of the blades is also non-linear (they themselves move less to get from 11 to 16 than from 2.8 to 4), so it is easy and cheap to make the scale work that way.
    Along comes the Summilux in 1959*, and the market has changed, and photographers demand consistent (linear) aperture spacing on the ring. Move you fingers the same amount for every stop up or down, so it can be done by feel while looking through the finder. (Same for SLR makers as they moved towards "connected" metering - e.g. for the Nikon F cameras - the meter's "analogue computer" needed to know for sure that, say, 3mm of movement of the connecting arm always meant 1 f/stop up or down on the lens.
    *from appearances, this actually "came in" with the creation of the M-versions of the 50mm Summicron "Rigid" and the 35/90 Summicrons.
    But the actual internal blade movement is still non-linear, so lens-makers had to come up with a conceptual equivalent to "gearing" - Move the blades non-linearally while moving the ring equal steps. Which explains some of the curvy aperture blades. Note that as the aperture changes, different parts of the blades are actually forming the edges of the opening. See also item 4) .
    2. Size. Simple questions - when you set the lens wide open, where do the aperture blades "hide?" And if the blades are very thin in shape (not thickness) what prevents triangular gaps opening up between them (they no longer fully overlap) when fully stopped down? The cutaway of the Summarit gives some idea - the blades have to hide in a very narrow space, and for some lenses this was best done by using many narrow blades. The large number of blades also provided the "capping" of gaps between blades. But again also see item 4) .
    3. Cost. which method achieves all those goals without excess cost? Making (and assembling) many small blades each with its own actuator slot? Or a few larger blades - with perhaps more complex (and thus costlier to cut) shapes. And which will work best with a specific lens layout and constraints - 50 Noctilux, 90 Summarit, 35 Summicron pre-ASPH, 21mm Elmarit?
     
     

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! 4. Finally, the is the cute trick Leica has done with the aperture blades well back into the 60s, at least. Visit linked post and see diagram - and the link-within-the-link showing the aperture blades of a disassembled 35 Summicron v.4
    Which is actually to make the blades approximately "L" shaped (and overlapping) - and pivot them from a corner. Which addresses some of those problems.
    The connection via the corner allows for a non-linear blade movement from a linear movement of the ring (lever arm). Although sometimes the straight edges of the "Ls" are massaged with curves as well - e.g. extra-compact lenses.
    The existence of two arms to the L allows the shorter arms to "fill in" gaps between the longer arms if/when they appear, as the diagram suggests.
  16. Like
    PhoToad reacted to pedaes in Choosing a compact 28mm lens   
    It is certainly OK at delivering a unique rendering which you either get or you don't!
    M9 / 28mm Summaron 

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
  17. Like
    PhoToad reacted to LeicaS2 in Leica 90mm Macro Elmar   
    My Macro Elmar M 90mm is a favorite lens
    I choose  to use an M system for its compactness with quality.
    So I also choose compact lenses which for the most part are quite compact versus autofocus lenses. But when I wanted a medium telephoto, the 75mm and 90mm lenses get long and relatively heavy compared to the other M lenses. The collapsable 90 MEM has been the answer for me.
    Maybe in the days of film, I might have needed the extra stop or two of bigger faster lenses in low light. Recent advances in ISO range mean f4 is not an issue for low light.  Depth of field on a 90 @f4 at six feet is quite close to the 2.0 Cron.  Specifically  four inches vs two inches.  Frankly if you are using a 90 for a portrait wide open at f2.0 or faster you should consider autofocus rather than manual. The collapsed size and weight of the MEM versus Cron is half the weight and half the length. The MEM is one of the sharpest lenses Leica makes for the M.
    The result is that when I am going out, even if I am thinking 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, or 50mm and have that lens on my camera, tucking my 90mm MEM in my pocket gives me a lot of flexibility for very little space or weight. See that photo of my jeans? There is a collapsed 90 MEM in my left pocket. That insurance of the 90 in a pocket has paid off so many times.
    I have also gone out with the little 90 on the camera and found people very relaxed having their picture taken with what looks like a very unimposing camera and lens vs my autofocus S-120mm on my S. Admittedly the 90mm MEM  on an M is not a macho looking combo and I think that’s a positive.
    Note that I have not mentioned Macro. Yes, that’s in its name, but without the adapter it is not a macro lens. I initially bought it without the adapter and only after watching a Red Dot Forum video purchased the adapter, but I’m not really a super close up photographer. On that video Josh sings the praises of the 90mm MEM, and so do I.
     
    Do you have one, or want one?
     
    Jack
     

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!  

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!  

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!  
     
     

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!  
     
     
     
     

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
  18. Like
    PhoToad reacted to mheine in Voigtlander 35mm f1.4 MC Version II   
    Thank you for all your help, I appreciate this a lot!

    I do mostly portraits in urban environments and love the rendering of the Voigtlander and I want to keep that soft, busy rendering. I show some example shots with it where the classic, swirly rendering pops. 

     

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
  19. Like
    PhoToad reacted to farnz in Leica M11 - your next camera?   
    Since @bags27  isn't able to post pictures from his dp-Merrills, here are a couple from my Sigma SD-14 with a Foveon-3 sensor to show why I, too, have always liked the Foveon sensors.  The SD-14 has had its Sigma lens mount replaced with a Leica R-mount and I took these two shots with my 60/2.8 Macro-Elmarit-R .
    Pete.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!  

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
  20. Haha
    PhoToad reacted to fotografr in Leica M11 - your next camera?   
    True. A very good friend of mine has been field testing the M11 for several months and has just given me permission to post this photo of the prototype in his possession. It's got a 400MP sensor.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
  21. Like
    PhoToad reacted to Jeff S in Macro Elmar-M 90mm hood does not reverse   
    I don’t own the lens, but am well aware of differences between v.1 and v.2 (not just the hood issue) as a result of numerous discussions and reviews here and elsewhere over many years. Sorry, but up to the buyer to consider basic research before an expensive lens purchase. Asking Leica for improvements is another matter.
    Jeff
  22. Like
    PhoToad reacted to lct in Macro Elmar-M 90mm hood does not reverse   
    Excuse me but what flaw are you referring to? Specs don't say that the hood is reversible, or are they? Just asking as i only own v1 but i may be missing something. BTW v2 is a 7 years old version if memory serves and this hood issue (or feature) has been reported on the LUFsince then, including here:
    ... and here:
     
  23. Like
    PhoToad reacted to elmars in M10-R original leather strap rubbing off the camera   
    If You want that Your Leica looks unused then do not use it. But it is a tool, it is made to use it. 
  24. Like
    PhoToad reacted to kretsche in Bilder aus der Q2   
    MdbK Leipzig. 

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
  25. Like
    PhoToad reacted to tom.w.bn in Am I going to regret selling my Leica M8 for the M240?   
    I had the M8 from 2008 - 2014. Took a lot of memorable photos of my daughter growing up. Looking back, these images make me easily forget the negative aspects: difficult wideangle because of the crop factor, no live view, worst display in the world, super limited dynamic range which results in either blown highlights or unwanted black regions. For landscape I struggled a lot with the camera.
    I never had issues with the cut filters but I also never discovered any "CCD magic". Working with the files is more complicated for me compared to M9 or M240. Much harder to achieve my target colours. 
    Like someone else wrote here, the M8 was in the way a lot. That was also true for me with the M9. The M240 was my first digital M that felt right. I still don't see a reason to upgrade from M240 to something newer.
×
×
  • Create New...