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    Might watch some YouTube reviews :eek:
    Also watching closely to see what this new Zeiss FF fixed-lens camera is going to offer. :D
     
  2. dancook

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    Yes I would be interested but I know the leica Q does exactly what I want. And I'm now abroad and have the Q with me :)
     
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  3. justpix

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    Hi, LEICA Summarit 2,5/50 on M9:

    f 2,5:

    L1012826_DxO-f-L50sum-25c_bearbeitet-1.jpg


    f 4:


    L1012836_DxO-L50s-c-28-tp_bearbeitet-1.jpg


    f 8:

    L1012681_DxO-f-L50summ-8c_bearbeitet-1.jpg
     
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    Nearly bought a Zeiss Loxia 50mm earlier, but figured I should really make the effort with my rather old Leica 50mm/2.8 Elmar collapsible. I love the actual handling and use of it, a superb smooth mechanical feel to it. Everything just so. But, I get less keepers that I like compared to my Zeiss' or Summarit 75mm and Elmarit 90mm. It's not that it's a poor lens, far from it. So I'm going to use it more often in the hope that I figure how to use well and that I'll fall in love with it.

    Both of these taken at F4.


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    by Elizabeth Oldham, on Flickr
     
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    Hi, are you sure about the focal length of the Summarit? Could be 75 or 90. - (ZEISS have an 85 ... )

    Sorry, for being pedantic ... :)
     
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    No I didn't. I blame a brain fart. Or something!
     
  8. justpix

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    Hi, ZEISS Biogon 2,8/25 on M9:

    f 2,8:

    L1010061-z25d-28_bearbeitet-1.jpg


    f 8:


    L1003191-z25-8-tp.jpg


    L1010042-z25bi-8_bearbeitet-1.jpg


    L1010045-z25d-8c_bearbeitet-1.jpg



    f 4 (?):


    L1010065-z25b-4c_bearbeitet-1.jpg
     
  9. justpix

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    Hi, I went to the "Leica town" Wetzlar. - Originally, I wanted to open a thread A Leica-lover's Sentimental Journey to Wetzlar. But one should not overdo the irony ... --- :)

    On the road to Wetzlar (Summicron 2/50 - M9):


    L1013498_DxO-L50c-4-tp.jpg

    Getting closer:


    L1013500_DxO-L50c-4-tp.jpg


    Wetzlar Cathedral (Elmarit 2,8/21 ASPH - M9):


    L1013506_DxO-L21-56c-tp.jpg



    I bought "souvenirs" at the butcher's before going to Leica:


    L1013510_DxO Kopie-L21-56c-tp.jpg
     
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    Hi, VOIGTLÄNDER Nokton Classic 1,4/40 - M9:

    f 1,4:

    L1005353-v40-14_bearbeitet-1.jpg



    L1012438_DxO-f-v40-14_bearbeitet-1.jpg



    L1012413_DxO-f-v40-14c_bearbeitet-1.jpg

    f 8:

    L1005369-v40-8-tp.jpg

    I bought the Nokton used, out of curiosity ... --- Hood and lens cap are as fiddly as with ZEISS lenses. IQ is good,
    mechanics not. The focus ring is sticky. Getting it repaired is difficult, so I use the Nokton very rarely.

    My other Voigtlländer lenses are faultless - up to now.

    40mm focal length is rare nowadays. In the 70s is was very popular with rangefinders from MINOLTA, KONICA, ROLLEI ...

    Leica Purists find 35mm is the optimal all-round focal length. However, the most widely used all-round focal length nowadays is 28mm due to the iPhone et al.

    One should not be dogmatic. Use what you have, and what you like best!:)
     
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    Got back from holiday with my second Leica Q, and I'm reminded what makes it my favourite camera ever....

    I shoot street, candidly, covertly, quickly.... for that I typically go for 1/2000th, auto-aperture (f1.7+) and auto-ISO

    Sometimes I want to stop and take a shot with lots of depth of field - so f8, 1/125th, auto-ISO

    I can switch between these settings even one-hand extremely quickly, even without the camera on - without having to look at some LCD screen or EVF to confirm settings.

    This makes me so happy... and helps make it the best camera i've ever owned (over SL, M10, A9, X1D etc..)

    A few holiday snaps with the Q

    [​IMG]Chapel of Silence by dancook1982, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Louise by dancook1982, on Flickr

    [​IMG]L1000314 by dancook1982, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Red, White and Black by dancook1982, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Louise by dancook1982, on Flickr

    [​IMG]L1000670 by dancook1982, on Flickr
     
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    Hi, last Saturday I was in Wetzlar, and had a few words with a Q owner I met by the river taking pictures.

    He had lots of Leica gear, but was extremely
    happy with his Q,
    just like you ... :)

    (which rhymes ---)
     
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    Hi, from my Sentimental Journey to Wetzlar:


    L1013512_DxO-L21c-tp Kopie.jpg


    The first Leica pictures were taken here (by Oskar Barnack):


    L1013572_DxO-L21c-tp.jpg


    L1013517_DxO-L21-c-tp.jpg


    L1013569_DxO-L21c-tp.jpg


    The small opening in the city wall (lower middle) leads to the river Lahn:


    L1013520_DxO-L21c-tp.jpg
     
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    Hi, LEICA Elmarit 2,8/28 (last version before the asph.) - M9:

    f 2,8:


    L1009878-L28-28-tp.jpg


    L1009874-L28-28-tp.jpg


    f 4:


    L1009822-L28c_bearbeitet-1.jpg


    f 8:


    L1009845-L28-8-tp.jpg


    L1009776-L28-8-tp.jpg
     
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    Hi, from my Sentimental Journey to Wetzlar a walk along the river Lahn.

    The area around Wetzlar has been an industrial center for ages. - The Celts made iron there. The rivers were early industrial infrastucture for the transport of bulk goods, as in Manchester/UK.


    L1013525_DxO-L21-56-tp.jpg


    L1013542_DxO-L21-56-tp.jpg


    L1013554_DxO-L50c-2-tp.jpg


    L1013530_DxO-L21-56-tp.jpg


    L1013528_DxO-L21-56-tp.jpg
     
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    Hi, my Sentimental Journey to Wetzlar takes us to Leica World:

    L1013612_DxO-L21c-tp.jpg



    L1013609_DxO-L21c-tp.jpg


    Passing the Ernst Leitz Hotel:


    L1013600_DxO-L21-c-tp Kopie.jpg


    Inside the Leica World building the door on the right leads to a shop with Leica books and memorabilia (Leica cuff links ets.):


    L1013601_DxO-L21-tp.jpg


    On the upper floor the earliest Leicas and the Leica camera history:


    L1013602_DxO-L21c-tp.jpg

    There is an exhibition of Leica photography history with many hand-signed pictures. Taking pictures there is forbidden (maybe because they want to sell the books downstairs) ...
     
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  18. justpix

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    Hi, VOIGTLÄNDER Heliar 1,8/75 - M9:


    f 1,8:


    L1004826-v75-18-tp.jpg


    L1004858-v75-18-tp.jpg


    L1004854-v75-18-tp.jpg


    L1004866-v75-18-tp.jpg


    f 8:


    L1004871-v75-8-tp.jpg


     
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    Hi, I come to the end of my photonovela A Leica-lover's Sentimental Journey to Wetzlar.

    Opposite the Ernst Leitz Hotel and the Leica World is the shop:


    L1013597_DxO-L21c-tp.jpg


    L1013614_DxO-tp Kopie.jpg


    L1013623_DxO-L21c-tp.jpg


    The Leica shop:


    L1013620_DxO-L21-tp.jpg


    Leica Camera history:


    L1013621_DxO-L21c-tp.jpg
     
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    Hi, outside the Leica shop:

    L1013622_DxO-L21-tp.jpg


    On the veranda of the Ernst Leitz Hotel:


    L1013639_DxO-L50c-tp.jpg


    Concluding remarks: Was it worth the visit? For me, it was 70 mls one-way. And Wetzlar is also historically important, for literary scholars. (Goethe spent some time there, fell in love, and had to leave hastily.)

    It takes a really great Leica enthusiast, to take a plane from England to Wetzlar. --- I would say (as they say in Michelin guides) it is worth a detour ... ---
     
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    Oh wow a Leica pilgrimage :D
     
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    Hi, LEICA Summarit 2,5/35 - M9:

    f 2,5:

    L1003738-L35s-25-tp.jpg


    f 8:


    L1003802-L35s8_bearbeitet-1.jpg


    L1003787-L35s8_bearbeitet-1.jpg


    L1003763-L35s-8-tp.jpg


    L1003790-L35s-8-tp.jpg
     
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    Hi, VOIGTLÄNDER Nokton 2/28 - M 9:

    f 8:


    L1013466_DxO-v28-8-tp.jpg


    f 2:


    L1013479_DxO-v28-2-tp.jpg


    L1013483_DxO-v28-2-tp.jpg


    L1013488_DxO-v28-2-tp.jpg


    L1013489_DxO-v28-2-tp.jpg



     
  25. BethAtTheHug

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    Hi, VOIGLÄNDER Nokton 1,2/35 ASPH. V1 - M9:

    f 1,2:

    L1013024_DxO-v35-12-tp.jpg


    L1009971-v35-12-tp.jpg


    f 4:


    L1009973-v35-4-tp.jpg


    f 1,2:


    L1013267_DxO-v35-12--tp.jpg


    f 8:


    L1013012_DxO-v35-8-tp.jpg
     
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    Hi, VOIGLÄNDER Nokton 1,2/35 ASPH. V1 - M9:

    f 1,2:


    L1013033_DxO-v35-12-tp.jpg


    Crop:


    L1013033_DxO-v35-12-tp_bearbeitet-1.jpg


    The crop shows an onion-ring tendency. If this worries you ... ---


    I bought the Nokton as a test-case, because I wanted to find out what a lens with Noctilux dimensions and weight is like in everyday use.

    I do not like the the bulk, so I use it rarely, (and I did not buy a Noctilux (up to now).)

    It is the lens with the widest aperture in my portfolio. Of course, one might ask oneself how big the difference is to a 1,4 lens, due to sample variation in production ... ---

    But considerations like this might spoil the attractiveness of the Nokton ...
     
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    Hi, LEICA Elmarit 2,8/28 ASPH - M9 (Theodor-Heuss-Bridge Mainz/Germany) :

    f 2,8:


    L1013675_DxO-L28a-28-tp.jpg


    f 8:


    L1013672_DxO-L28a-8-tp.jpg



    L1013662_DxO-L28a-8-tp.jpg


    L1013676_DxO-L28a-8-tp.jpg



    All my 28s are good. - I know, this sounds a little like Alice's verdict after the race ... :) I like the 28 asph. best, because it is a typical Leica lens: compact and powerful ---
     
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    Hi, going through my lenses again, I rediscovered the VOIGTLÄNDER Skopar 4/21. When I tried it years ago, it showed pink corners on my M9. Tried again, I was very much surprised. No colour shift any more!

    Several reasons, due to changes: New sensor, firmware 1.210, coding #11134 2,8/21. My results were obtained under these conditions.

    VOIGTLÄNDER Skopar 4/21 - M9:

    f 4, uncoded (see top left corner):


    L1013748_DxO-v21-4uncoded-tp.jpg


    coded f4:


    L1013750_DxO-v21-4-coded-tp.jpg


    f 8:


    L1013753_DxO-v21-8-tp.jpg
     
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    Hi, VOIGTLÄNDER Skopar 4/21 - M9, f 4:


    L1013758_DxO-v21-4-tp.jpg




    L1013764_DxO-v21-4-tp.jpg




    L1013844_DxO-v21-4-tp.jpg


     
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    Hi, VOIGTLÄNDER Skopar 4/21 - M9:


    f 4:

    L1013836_DxO-v21-4-tp.jpg


    f 8:


    L1013837_DxO-v21-8-tp.jpg L1013838_DxO-v21-8-tp.jpg




    L1013840_DxO-v21-8-tp.jpg


    The Skopar works perfectly with the M9 in every way!

    I can recommend the Skopar with the M9 unreservedly, contrary to Ken Rockwell et alii ... --- Now, the question for me is: Has the ZEISS Biogon 4,5/21 also improved
    in the changed context?

    I shall find out soon ... ---

     
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    You're obviously getting good results with the voigtlander 21. I keep looking at the Zeiss Loxia 21mm but much like the 50mm I keep failing to justify either of them. The Voigt21 on a Sony has obvious colour shift on the edges otherwise I could see myself getting one of those sooner.
     
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    I've not been out much let alone snap anything with a Leica lens. However we did have our friendly female sparrowhawk drop in for lunch and nab a not quite quick enough sparrow. I shouted to Paul to get his camera, so he got some of the action. She was hanging around for a while on the fence one garden over so fetched my A6500 and put the old but quite good tele-elmar 135mm on it.

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    Hi, I have the 21 Loxia. - It is my favorite city traveling lens for the SONYs. - So, I do not use the 21 Skopar any more with the SONYs.

    It works without color shift on the A7 and A7R2, if you use the SONY lens correction app. from SONY playmemories.
     
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    Hi, my best 35mm lens, the ZEISS Distagon 1,4/35 FLE on the M9.

    F 1,4:


    L1013323_DxO-z35d-14-tp.jpg


    L1013305_DxO-z35d-14-tp.jpg


    f 2,8:


    L1013289_DxO-z35d-28-tp.jpg


    f 8:


    L1013315-z35d-8c-tp_DxO Kopie.jpg


    L1013317_DxO-z35d-8c-tp.jpg


    Again, my judgement is based on my personal experience with my limited portfolio. I would not say the Distagon is the absolute best 35mm with M mount,
    because I do not have the Summilux.

    I have never seen a direct comparison between both lenses. If you value compactness, the Summilux is better than the Distagon (for you).

    I am happy with my Distagon and my other 35s, and I do not plan any other purchases ... ---
     
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    [​IMG]

    Deep Within Their Own Worlds by Adam Bonn, on Flickr
     
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    Hi, my highly satisfying informal tests of the 21mm Skopar made me try out the ZEISS Biogon 4,5/21 on the M9 again (all f 4,5):

    L1013882_DxO-z21-45-tp.jpg


    L1013884_DxO-z21-45-tp.jpg


    L1013910_DxO-z21-45-tp.jpg


    L1013917_DxO-z21-45-tp.jpg

    This series left me undecided. Especially the last picture seems to show the infamous colour shift. On the other hand, this is crushed red limestone you can see in other areas of the picture ... ---
     

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