Yes, very nice! An M10-R-S (stabilized) I would find most attractive ... --- (It could be done technically, I think. SONY managed this with the A7-C. Maybe, Leica could use
Just a wild hunch....Really enjoy using the M10-P & Summicron 50mm f2 for a spot of woodland photography. It's not perfect in use, there are a couple of niggles, such as bracketing and self timer use together but other than that, I could see me using it quite a lot more.
Nice.... 3 years eh? Don't think I've ever kept a camera that longMy facebook memory today was from the time I first got the M9 (3 years ago) and I took it too a spot I know near my mum's house in the UK and shot canal boats!
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I keep them a long time... usually.Nice.... 3 years eh? Don't think I've ever kept a camera that long
The leitz 60mm... sounds interesting. I'll have a look at these online.Hi, ecniv, I only have 3 macros:
- Leitz (Leica) Macro-Elmarit R 2,8/60
-ZEISS Macro-Planar 2/50 ZF.2
-ZEISS Macro-Planar 2/100 ZF.2
But: I have never used them on my M9, because without live view they are not much fun to use. All work nicely on my SONY A7R2, though ... ---
Hi, for the 60mm Leitz you need an R-to-M adapter.Other question then: I thought that the leitz 'r' versions cannot be used on the m mount (without getting an adapter).
The 60mm you have.. is that a screw mount (which is what I thought the r versions were) ?
10 years! I had a D300 for about 3 weeks - first serious upgrade when I got interested seriously in photography and hated it for some reason.I keep them a long time... usually.
Albight being stolen, usually anyway.
The D300 I think was around 10 years.
If it does the job and you like the photos, why change... GAS does afflict though.
I think this m10 I'll be staying with for a long time now.
I guess I’d have to flip it if I wanted an M10 any time soon... but equally if I wait a year or so, M10s will probably depreciate to a more affordable non-m9-flip priceStill does a really good turn though in the right hands. If financial motives are taken out of the equation no need to flip I guess
I have really bad Summicron 35mm f2 GAS.
Well, the Makro-Elmarit R is very good, even today. My Kipon adapter was so cheap, I don't remember its price.worth getting r lenses? (is the adaptor a lot? for example: the novoflex one for the nikon was around 250euro)
I read the news of that lens with more than a passing interest... looking forward to your thoughts on it.Hi, my next lens purchase :
Ein weiteres Modell mit 50 mm Brennweite für den M-Mount stellt Voigtländer mit dem 2/50 mm APO-Lanthar asphärisch VM vor.www.fotomagazin.de
Hi, it has been announced, deliveries in Q1 2021. The SONY version seems to be quite good, and the same I expect for the M mount.I read the news of that lens with more than a passing interest... looking forward to your thoughts on it.
Yeah I read about it on Leica Rumours, apparently some differences between the E and M mount versions, but I think better to get the M version as it’ll be easier to use on both bodiesHi, it has been announced, deliveries in Q1 2021. The SONY version seems to be quite good, and the same I expect for the M mount.
I could use it on my Leicas, and the SONYs, with adapter. This will be my second APO lens, the first being my ZEISS Apo-Sonnar 2/135.
Unfortunately, it won't be available for Christmas, which means there won't be a present for me this year ... ---
I feel really attached to the M9. I wanted one for a long time (years) before it became a reality and I do enjoy the images from it.I guess it depends if you're happy with the kit you use rather than chasing the almost latest and greatest.
Personally I bought the M10-P as my 'forever' camera and even with the recent releases, I'm more than happy with mine. It's certainly a better camera than I ever likely to be photographer!
I'm fighting the cron Gas! The little Voigtlander 35mm Color Skopar I bought really does sing in terms of contrast and sharpness, for sure punches way above it's weight. A couple of people I've spoken to believe the little Voigt to be 99% of the Cron 35mm.
I also have the Summicron 40mm f2, which renders beautifully. Again, considering what they go for, it gives up very little to the Summicron 50mm I have.
Although the 35mm Cron GAS is strong, I am wondering if longer and wider maybe a better option to round out the lens needs to be honest.
Hi, yesterday I thought about a Christmas surprise for me :... so no M10R then?
Did you think about the hasselblad camera? Pascal (from dear Susan) loves his, and the colours are quite M9 alikeHi, yesterday I thought about a Christmas surprise for me :
-FUJI GFX50R with 3,5/50 Fuji lens : 4500 €
-SONY A7R4 : 3999 €
-Leica M10-R : 7990 € - not available 1 - 3 month delivery, so, not a Christmas surprise ---
Why I left the money in my pocket: The Fuji would be a heavy metal one-trick pony, and I am not sure how often I would really use it, having no IS and how much
it would agree with me haptically.
The SONY A7R4 does not bring me sufficient added-value compared to my A7R2s. (A future 100MP model I would find hard to resist.)
The M10-R I find quite nice. However, I am not sure about the colours, and whether I would really experience dramatically better IQ compared to the M9.
But - this is only the rational side of me. Maybe, when I go to the Leica Centre in Wetzlar again next year, and an M10-R appears attractive to me,
I would simply buy it. The money is always there ... ---
Hi, strangely, Hasselblad never interested me. The technology (shutter in the lens) did not look elegant to me.Did you think about the hasselblad camera? Pascal (from dear Susan) loves his, and the colours are quite M9 alike
Overall your problem doesn’t seem a terrible one to have!
That would be a Fuji with shutter in the lens? And the Rollei? Nothing wrong with that - large format lenses being another good example.Hi, strangely, Hasselblad never interested me. The technology (shutter in the lens) did not look elegant to me.
At the Classic Gala Schwetzingen 2020 there was a gentleman using one, with monopod ... ---
Fuji I am interested in, because I have the GS 645 (I used as rarely as my ROLLEI 2.8 GX), but I see Fuji as a quality brand. But again, the GFX 50R is not on my shopping list.
Hi, I have (and use) your candidates in bold. The other M mount 50 I have is the ZEISS Planar 2/50.So my 50 Summicron rigid has gone to Ffordes for evaluation and potential swap and I'm in a bit of a quandry as to the replacement.
I have the Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 Nokton on a Bessa R3M which is a lovely combination and with the 40mm framelines, works well as a tidy package. It's not small though. I also have a tiny 35mm Voigtlander Ultron f/2 which is a fab lens.
What I'm looking for though is a nice 50 to go on my M3 which is kinda built for the 50mm fov. My reasons for getting rid of the current lens is that damn locking pin at infinity. The amount of times I wanted to focus right at the point where it dropped into the lock was annoying, and I found it awkward to keep unlocking - esp in a hurry. I also found the lens quite "long" physically sticking out of the body. Focussing was also awkward (especially with gloves) compared to focussing with my Nokton which has a really nice focus throw and is easy to use.
Voigtlander Nokton f/1.2 : I already have the 40mm version and the 50 reviews very well. It's a big chunk of glass though and I am not sure that I need a huge aperture. I wouldn't use this setup for low light portraits and if for some reason I was desperate, I'd probably just use the 40 and guess the framelines.
1.Summicron f/2 : I could replace the old version with a newer one. From the pics I've seen, the newer 'crons look shorter than my old Rigid version. Prices though are quite steep which makes me almost think, why not just save up a bit more and get a...
Summilux f/1.4 : I think this is regarded as one of the best lenses in the lineup however it's starting to get to the limit of "bigness" that I'd want to carry. My main use for the M3 + 50 setup would be street photography & documentary. I think the 'lux would be overkill for this.
2.Summarit f/2.5 : This is where my current thinking sits. It's cheaper, smaller and I honestly don't think I'd need anything wider than f/2.5 although with the weather we're having at the moment with lights on during the day, I'm not so sure. I'm comfortable shooting at 800 or 1600, and during the day I'm hoping this would be fine. I'm also thinking that getting a 'lux when I retire wouldn't be too much of an overlap.
3.Zeiss Sonnar f/1.5 : I've heard mixed reviews on this. On paper it's perfect. Small, fast and (relatively) cheap! I have no experience of Zeiss lenses so really don't know much about this. Mr Leica didn't keep his because he had to send 2 back before he got a decent one, but Jonathan Notley liked his. I'm very tempted simply because of the extra speed over something like the Summarit.
Others... I ordered a 7Artisans 50 when I first got my M3 and it didn't lock in place so it went straight back. It worked fine in my LeicaM - Fuji X adapter but not on my M3. No clue why but steering clear of that. I'm also not really interested in vintage, or the collapsible Elmar.
Anyone have any thoughts or experiences of the lenses I mentioned?