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DPR comments make this place on its worst day look like hippy love in :D

I can see the appeal of the Q cameras and they seem very capable but to be honest they're way beyond what I could ever justify spending on myself for anything short of a car :D and I do think I prefer 35mm to 28mm so I'll just admire the Q's from afar and wish those who own one all the best :D

Ignore DPR comments though :D and some of the more negative ones on this site too :D
 
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Love it! That's the sort of shot a camera-club competition judge would describe as "well seen" which is a phrase that always annoyed me when I was in a club... But it does seem apt in this case.
Thank you.
I find 'well-seen' to be a great compliment. :clap:
The only better compliment is...'I wish I'd taken that'.....but lets not get carried away :LOL:
 
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Hi, Leica M9 - ZEISS Distagon 1,4/35 f 1,4:


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I have been looking for a comparison between the Leica Summilux and the Distagon for some time.

The reviewer appears to know the Summilux well and tried the Distagon for a few days recently:

https://www.macfilos.com/2018/05/18/2018-5-16-zeiss-distagon-t-1435-zm-review/

I find this review balanced and fair. There seem to be no compelling reasons (for me) to buy the Summilux, too.

The lens shade of the Distagon was a problem, for some, because of its price. China shades were just screw-ins, so no filter and cover use ...

Now, there is a bayonet shade available from China (like the ZEISS original) for 40 €. I bought it, and am satisfied.
 
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First photo of the day, before I even joined the photo-walk, and now I can't be arsed with anything else I took for the rest of the day..
I hear you, the amount of times my first photo of the day has been my fav photo of that day, yet still I spent hours walking wearing my little legs out
 
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Hi, Leica M9 - VOIGTLÄNDER Nokton 1,2/35 v1 f 1,2:


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This Nokton is still my fastest lens. I use it rarely because it is bulky and heavy and the ZEISS Distagon 35 is better. Using fast lenses on the M9 is not as much fun
as on my SONY A7R2. The Leica shutter speed of 1/4000 sec is often too slow.

Why not 1/8000 sec? SONY can do it.

One could use grey filters. But they are expensive, and even good ones can affect colours ... ---
 
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Hi, Leica M9 - VOIGTLÄNDER Nokton 1,2/35 v1 f 1,2:


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This Nokton is still my fastest lens. I use it rarely because it is bulky and heavy and the ZEISS Distagon 35 is better. Using fast lenses on the M9 is not as much fun
as on my SONY A7R2. The Leica shutter speed of 1/4000 sec is often too slow.

Why not 1/8000 sec? SONY can do it.

One could use grey filters. But they are expensive, and even good ones can affect colours ... ---
I think the new 35/1.2 is smaller and lighter... it also gets good reviews
 
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Why not 1/8000 sec? SONY can do it.

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100% agree. (Fuji can do it too)

Personally I was very surprised that the M10 didn’t go to 1/8000.

Especially considering that the very first M8 did

Also digital Ms don’t have the lowest base ISO known to humanity (the M10 isn’t really ISO100, that’s actually a ‘pull’)
 
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