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  1. BlackDoc

    Haus- Deutschland

  2. BlackDoc


    First pictures meeting two other guys and taking some pictures. Leica SL with 16-35 #1
  3. I've just received Nissin's potato masher MG10 flash (Sony version). (The flash itself is not brand-specific; only the controller that shipped with the flash is.) The Sony version of the Nissan A10 commander works on camera triggering the MG10 on a Sony A73. And it looks like a great product (but be sure to order some 26550 Lion batteries to really unlock the power of the flash and avoid having to keep spare sets of 8 AAs around.) The Leica SCF-1 when paired with the MG10 will trigger the MG10 flash when the test button is pressed on the SCF-1 commander. So far, so good. But when the trigger is in the hotshoe, pressing the shutter on the SL or the CL does not fire the MG10. Nothing happens (thought the commander test button still fires the flash) Nothing wrong with the SCF-1 as Leica SF-60 flash works fine with the trigger. I suspect this is a firmware issue (either for the MG10 or for the Leica SCF-1). Before I pester Nissin, I want to ensure this isn't operator error. So, I am curious if anyone has successfully used the MG10 with the Leica SCF-1 controller placed in the hotshoe of an SL or CL? As I said, I know the flash is seen by the SCF-1, as the commander's test button does trigger the flash.
  4. Hi folks, I believe this may be my first post here, though it's been an informative resource as a consumer of forum posts! I appreciate your insights as I think through a very important question. I turn 50 in October and I'd love to mark the occasion by purchasing a 50mm lens for my Leica SL. Outside work and family, my deepest passion is photography and I want to feed that love. I currently have the 24-90 and it's been an amazingly fantastic landscape camera! Even with its weight I absolutely love taking it out into the woods and trails and seeing what I see. But I've been longing for a dedicated 50mm lens for years now; it's a focal length that I love to shoot with and I'm feeling anxious to get back to it more often. I also have the Q, which I often travel with and use for family snapshots and other documentary purposes. I've long dreamed of a 50mm Q, but I'm not convinced we'll ever see one. Long ago I had a Zeiss Ikon and paired it with the Zeiss Sonnar 50mm f1.5 lens for dreamy captures. But both died along the way. I've rented digital M's a couple of times, but, as much as I love using them in some ways, my older eyes (with glasses) struggle with the rangefinder VF. I recently rented the M10 with a 50mm Summicron and came to the same conclusion again. I later rented a CL with the 35mm TL. The CL was great, but did not interest me enough to buy one. However, the 35mm TL was amazing and I also tried it on the SL, where it worked wonderfully. That was a much smaller, lighter kit than the 24-90, but of course the files are smaller. Now to my question for which I would greatly appreciate your own thoughts and experiences: as stated, for my 50th I plan to purchase a Leica 50mm lens to pair with the SL. Naturally, there's the Summilux-SL, but there's also M-mount 50mm lenses (for which I'd probably go with a Summicron). It's between those that I'm deciding. FWIW manually focusing on the SL is not an issue. We all know the technical and characteristic differences between the lenses - what I'm really looking for is your own usage experiences and preferences. What your mind told you and what your heart told you. Any other related inputs also appreciated. That won't be my deciding factor, but your stories are highly valuable. I may also rent them before buying; I have not decided on that yet (given the rental costs). TIA!
  5. Hallo erstmal, ich habe ein Problem mit Farben der DNG-Files in Lightroom und Capture One. Zurzeit habe ich eine Teststellung einer Leica SL (FW 3.3) mit dem 24-90mm und dem 50mm/1.4. Letzte Woche hatte ich Outdoor das erste Probe-Shooting. Unabhängig von der tollen Handhabung und allem anderen an der Kamera, war ich doch etwas überrascht, als ich mir die Bilder später in Lightroom (neueste Version LR Classic 2019) anschaute. Die JPEGS-Files klasse. Vom Farbtone sehr nah am Original (zumindest was mein Auge sah). In der Kamera alles auf Standardwerte gelassen. soweit so gut. Die RAW-Files (DNG). Alle einen leichten aber sehr auffälligen und unnatürlichen Farbstich ins Rot/Orange. Die (Leica) DNG habe ich direkt nach LR importiert, also keine Umwandlung in Adobe-DNG. Kein Filter oder anderes als das Adobe-Standard Preset. Geschaut ob es ein Leica-Kamera Preset gibt, wie z.B. bei Nikon oder Olympus. Gibt es nicht. Das Bild mal in Capture One überprüft. Selbes Phänomen. Wieder Farbstich beim DNG. Gut jetzt könnte ich selber nach regeln, aber es ist schon sehr auffällig, wie unnatürlich das RAW/DNG gegenüber den JPEG aussieht. Kenn ich von anderen Kamera her nicht. Wir haben ca. 500 Bilder an diesem Tag gemacht. Ist bei fast allen Bildern, das selbe Phänomen. Egal ob nun mit Schal um den Hals herum oder nicht. Auch der Weiss-Abglich stimmte m.E., denn die JPEGS sehen ja alle sehr harmonisch aus. Das Model ist eher der blasse Typ gewesen, aber nicht mit diesen oranger Teint, wie auf dem DNG. Nun habe ich schon mal in anderen Foren gesucht, und was über Color Problem bei den DNGs aus der Leica Q und S gelesen. Ist das hier das selbe Problem? Oder muss ich mich umstellen, dass alle Leica RAWs (DNG) einfach einen leichten Farbstich haben? Ich wollte eigentlich ein neues System kaufen, wo ich nicht erstmal auf Fehlersuche gehen muss. Oder gibt es einen Tipp von Euch, wo mein Denkfehler ist? Danke schon mal und viele Grüße aus dem Norden P.S. Die Beispielbilder sind unbearbeitet, auch nichts an der Helligkeit/Kontrast etc. geändert.
  6. 50 000,-€ Spende von Leica an MfK, Menschen für Kinder im Leitz-Park und Spenden Radtour mit über 600 Teilnehmern. Vom Dornseif-Kran mit Leica SL+16-35. Foto:Holger Daberkow
  7. M Kenya

    Congo Trip

    A trip through the Democratic Republic of Congo Leica SL + Summilux M 21mm f/1.4 + Summicron M 90mm f2 https://www.signsofafrica.com/latest.html 1. Barge on the River Congo 21mm
  8. Hi All SL-users! I have had my SL for some months and used mostly M-R lenses with the adapers and the 24-90 Zoom which covers most situations. The system is heavy, but once you get used to it, -you start wondering why not use lenses of your 645 cameras:)? I have the Contax 645 lenses and wonder if anyone has found suitable adapter to use these on the SL - even if the AF and some other functions might be lost? Some time back there were still companies which made tailor-made adapters, but I have learned that we are maybe past those times?;) However, there are individuals who are keen to solve problems and I remember someone making an AF-unit of Nikon's 16A-teleconverter, which was not that difficult after all... Even the Photokina exhibition might have revealed something on this front? So, -please, share any of your experience and of this topic? if there are any:)? br Hans
  9. A couple of days ago, during the Workshop I am leading here in Asturias, we were talking about Tuscany and its amazing landscapes: I immediately started thinking about the beauty of this land in the fall, and realised once more that I can't wait to be back there very soon! This is Val d'Orcia, photographed during a Workshop I led there in November 2017. Leica SL, Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm and Formatt-Hitech Firecrest filters. Thank you for viewing, best regards Vieri
  10. Hi, I went out to the woods for a photowalk today with the Leica SL and for some creative inspiration I experimented with different aspect ratios, primarily 1:1 and 3:1 (panoramic). My question is about how the SL creates the various aspect ratio DNG files. But first... After I got home I downloaded the image files and began to look at them in Iridient Developer. When I opened the 1:1 or 3:1 image files (DNGs), they crashed Iridient Developer. After some experimentation I figured out that I have to open them through the app (File - Open) rather than from the Finder, and I have to make sure the Default Aspect Ration (RAW) setting is set to Use Camera File Size in the Open File dialog box. Then, Develop opens the uncropped full size DNG image. As far as I can tell, Developer cannot read the Leica SL aspect ratio crop information in the DNG file. Developer did manage to open a couple of 3:1 images and hold them open for a few seconds before crashing, and indeed those DNG files were correctly cropped to 3:1. That challenge was how I learned that the Leica SL may be treating the aspect ratios in different ways. What I learned is that in creating the 3:1 aspect ratio image the SL takes a rectangle from the center of the image, not an edge to edge crop of the full sensor (does that make sense?). I would have assumed that images taken at 3:1 in the SL would simply crop the image top and bottom to create the 3:1 panoramic image, and allow the full width of the image to go edge to edge. Instead, what the SL is doing is creating a 3:1 image from a center rectangle from the sensor, and thus cropping not only the top and bottom but sides too. I'll attach a screenshot from Photoshop to show what I'm describing here. This is when I opened the DNG file and selected the Crop tool in Camera Raw. When I do that, you can see the default "crop" of the SL 3:1 aspect ratio. In any event, that behavior sounds odd to me; unexpected at least. Therefore, I'd love to learn how the SL creates the various aspect ratios (at least for the DNGs). Are there any resources online where I can learn about that? I can also experiment with my SL, but since Developer apparently can't read the cropped DNGs I'd have trouble doing that on my own (FWIW I opened one of the DNG files in Photoshop and it defaulted to the cropped 3:1 image). TIA!
  11. HJKrahtz


    From the album: People

    Testshot. In Wetzlar (Leica HV) testing the new Leica SL.

    © Hans-Jürgen Krahtz

  12. The new Voigtländer Nokton 1,2/50mm arrived on monday and after some initial indoor tests I finally took it outdoors with the Leica SL. I have to say that I really like this lens. Wide open sharpness is good enough for me(I don't make huge prints and for portraits a little softness is sometimes more than welcome). Stopped down the lens is pin-sharp. Here some pictures from today, Leica SL/Nokton wide open
  13. MarkLeicaq

    Leica SL video settings

    I’m curious to ask what Leica SL shooters use for filming and what they think of it. I’m filming weddings with the Sony A7III and I’m happy with it. I also use the have a Leica Q. I’m wanting my films to look like the images that come out of Q. Any advice would be most appreciated Thanks
  14. Iceland in winter is amazing, looking for ice and snow patterns on the black sand at Reynisdrangar is extremely inspiring and makes enduring the cold definitely worth it. We had a great time during my Workshop there last February! Leica SL, Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm @ 24mm and filters Formatt-Hitech Firecrest Ultra. Thanks for viewing, best regards Vieri
  15. Eigentlich hatte ich ja vor meinen "Jungfernflug" auf der Montgolfiade in Warstein zu absolvieren... ideales trockenes Wetter mit diskretem Bodennebel, 6°C im Sonnenaufgang. Allein: Der Frühstart wurde abgesagt - in der Höhe zu viel Wind, es gab nur einen Aussenstart ohne Fluggäste. Da wir aber eh wach waren also raus in den sauerländer Wald und die schöne Stimmung geniessen. Ziel war der Lörmecke-Turm, und tatsächlich konnten wir von hier aus ganz wunderbar die Ballone starten sehen. Jedoch hat man auch ein schönes Panorama über die Region: Zu sehen ist Eversberg bei Meschede, Foto vom Turm aus: Leica SL mit Polfilter und 0,9 Soft ND Filter. Eversberg Sauerland Flickr
  16. BlackDoc

    Fire Horse

    Picture taken at the "Warsteiner international Montgolfiade" in germany during the "night glow". The balloons were taken away because of the wind, so there were just the baskets (about 60) and the gas burners to see. Leica SL with Nocti 1.0 at 1.0
  17. Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous and photographed waterfalls in Iceland, most known for being photographed from behind the water. Since I like to go to Iceland in winter, both for my Workshops and for my personal work, that is never possible: the access to the waterfall's back is closed due to the snow. This, however, opens up new creative possibilities to portray this amazing waterfall surrounded by icicles and looking like it's digging in the snow. Black & white, for me, was the obvious choice for this. Leica SL, Voigtlander 15mm and filters Formatt-Hitech Firecrest Ultra. Thank you for viewing, best regards Vieri
  18. Feeling minimalist today: "Morning mist", taken during a Workshop I led in Tuscany (Italy) in October 2017. Leica SL, Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm and filters Formatt-Hitech Firecrest. Thank you for viewing, best regards Vieri
  19. M Kenya

    Dhow Race

    Mozambique Dhow Race - Lamu Kenya Leica SL f2.8 (motion blur added in lightroom)
  20. A burning sunset sky over the Racetrack, a 20-seconds exposure taken in amazing Death Valley (CA), USA, during a workshop I led there last winter. Leica SL, Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm and filters Formatt-Hitech Firecrest Ultra. Thank you for viewing, best regards Vieri
  21. The magical atmosphere of a Tuscan sunrise, taken during a Workshop I led in Tuscany in November 2017. Leica SL, Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm and filters Formatt-Hitech Firecrest. Thank you for viewing, best regards Vieri
  22. For my Fine Art Landscape work, I find ultra-wide-angle lenses to be wonderful creative tools because of the different “view of the world” they provide: see in this Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D in-depth review my thoughts about this relatively new and promising addition to the ultra-wide pool, and about its place in a Fine Art Landscape photographer’s bag. https://vieribottazzini.com/2018/05/venus-optics-laowa-12mm-f-2-8-zero-d-in-depth-review.html Thank you for reading, best regards, Vieri
  23. Ledge at Kimmeridge Bay, a sunset image taken during a Workshop I led in beautiful Dorset (UK) in spring 2017. Leica SL, Voigtlander 10mm Hyper-Wide Heliar and filters Formatt-Hitech Firecrest. Thank you for viewing, best regards Vieri
  24. BlackDoc

    Kaiserdom Königslutter

    See also the main page here some pictures.... #1
  25. Hi, I have a SL and use my 75 lux or 50 nocti f1 to shoot portraits with it. Mostly I shoot wide open, but not always. I'm thinking to buy a S-system to do studio portraits but I'm wondering about the difference in rendering and IQ (keeping my SL too ) Of course, I know a medium format will have this special beautiful look and less dof but I'm just curious... Watching a lot of images shot with a S-system, I prefer the typ006 for the ccd rendering... So, if anybody can post the same image/portait/ shot with both systems should be nice Any input would be appreciated! Thanks and best regards Peter