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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-28-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 19,078
Posted By Makten
That was exactly my point, but obviously it's not...

That was exactly my point, but obviously it's not good enough for "some people" here. Knowledge is offensive. It would be a pity if someone learned something new, right?

Oh, and medium format is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-27-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 19,078
Posted By Makten
Yeah, it's very much noisier. Especially when you...

Yeah, it's very much noisier. Especially when you consider the pixel count.

Edit: Have anyone found a picture of the lens, attached to a MFT camera? Would be interesting to see.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-27-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 19,078
Posted By Makten
Quite some, if people actually believe that it...

Quite some, if people actually believe that it gathers as much light as a 50/0.95 on FF. Hopefully, most people don't.

I have nothing against MFT and I applaude this initiative from Cosina. :)...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-27-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 19,078
Posted By Makten
I know! :cool: Good, because I'm not the one...

I know! :cool:


Good, because I'm not the one using false assumptions here. :) Let me suggest that you think about this over the weekend: Why is an ISO 100 image from an MFT camera noisier than an...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 19,078
Posted By Makten
I'm still not talking about exposure. Why are you...

I'm still not talking about exposure. Why are you talking about exposure? :confused:


The exposure meter doesn't define equality.


Must be because you don't read what I write. Let's take it...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 19,078
Posted By Makten
Isn't it sad that it's normal? I've never said...

Isn't it sad that it's normal?


I've never said anything about exposure. We (at least I) were talking about "light gathering power" of a lens. If the lens sits on a larger sensor, that power is of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 19,078
Posted By Makten
Please explain how the sensor does affect the...

Please explain how the sensor does affect the light gathering capability of the lens. This is going to be very interesting. :D
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 19,078
Posted By Makten
Of course, but you said "light gathering...

Of course, but you said "light gathering capabilities" were the same, which is not true. If you collect the amount X of photons for getting an apropriate exposure on MFT at f/0.95, you should have...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 19,078
Posted By Makten
Yes, but nothing even close to an equivalent...

Yes, but nothing even close to an equivalent image in terms of quality. Exposure is irrelevant.


And "f" is different, so "f/0.95" is also different. This is just as silly every time people without...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 19,078
Posted By Makten
Obviously you didn't read the link. Light per...

Obviously you didn't read the link. Light per area is irrelevant if area is excluded. ISO 100 isn't equal on every format. Larger area = more information = less grain or noise. So, ISO 100 on MFT is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 19,078
Posted By Makten
No. "Light gathering" is dependent on sensor...

No. "Light gathering" is dependent on sensor area. Please read this:

http://www.josephjamesphotography.com/equivalence/index.htm#myths
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 19,078
Posted By Makten
No. The sensor is 1/4 of the size, so the "light...

No. The sensor is 1/4 of the size, so the "light gathering power" equivalent is 50/1.9.

25/0.95 = 26.3
50/1.9 = 26.3
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By Makten
Yes, I now know that Ai is the "full" version,...

Yes, I now know that Ai is the "full" version, but I don't really know the difference. I'm probably going to buy the 7600i, but I can't afford the Ai version. So I wonder if the lesser software is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By Makten
Plustek film scanners - some questions

I have a little question for you Plustek owners: Is the film masked to the very edge of the frames? I'd like to have the "natural" border of the film left uncropped by the scanner.

Like this:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,620
Posted By Makten
Well, if the theme is weak enough to be...

Well, if the theme is weak enough to be "distracted from" by the differences in rendering of the lenses, then it isn't much of a theme, is it? ;) We're talking about very subtle differences that most...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,620
Posted By Makten
I don't understand this. Personally I would like...

I don't understand this. Personally I would like to have different "signatures" from different lenses, because they will serve different purposes.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By Makten
My 35/2.8 Biogon does the same. As does every...

My 35/2.8 Biogon does the same. As does every lens I've tried on the camera, except for the 28/2 Ultron that has so much spherical aberration that it doesn't matter.

My guess is that it's the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-16-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 5,511
Posted By Makten
You're welcome! And here are some more with the...

You're welcome! And here are some more with the 55, all wide open...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/Nikkor-S%2055/DSC_2576_2.jpg
...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 5,511
Posted By Makten
The 28/2.8 AI-S is also a hell of a lens,...

The 28/2.8 AI-S is also a hell of a lens, especially for closeups. A very nice thing about it is that it gives virtually NO distortion what so ever. Quite uncommon at that focal length.

Note that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 5,511
Posted By Makten
Stop down metering means that you'll have to...

Stop down metering means that you'll have to manually stop down the lens before taking the picture, which means that your viewfinder will go almost black at small apertures (especially if you've...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 5,511
Posted By Makten
Yeah, or the 55/1.2! Both are very soft and...

Yeah, or the 55/1.2! Both are very soft and dreamy wide open, but sharp as hell once you hit f/2. Contrast is moderate wide open and a little better stopped down. The 50 is certainly more "modern"...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-01-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 26,002
Posted By Makten
How could we tell from such a closeup? Sort of...

How could we tell from such a closeup? Sort of any lens will give buttery smooth blur at that distance.



It's not just you. Many people seem to think that more blur = better bokeh. I'm not one of...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,309
Posted By Makten
I'll try to do that tomorrow! The hood is vented,...

I'll try to do that tomorrow! The hood is vented, so it doesn't bother me at all when using it on the M8. On film or M9, the lens itself will be within the field of the viewfinder though.



I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,309
Posted By Makten
The Biogon renders very different, with high...

The Biogon renders very different, with high contrast and low spherical aberration. The Summicron is smoother and gives a bit of veiling flare (single coated I guess) in hard light. The Biogon has...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-21-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,309
Posted By Makten
It's a little bit larger than the Nokton. You...

It's a little bit larger than the Nokton. You really shouldn't choose between these lenses based on weight and size. They are as different as lenses can be.

Here's the Biogon to the right and a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-16-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 6,473
Posted By Makten
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/PB13...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/PB130237.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/PB130239.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/PB130240.jpg


This is with...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-05-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,212
Posted By Makten
Yeah, they probably changed the optical formula...

Yeah, they probably changed the optical formula during production to get rid of it...not. Do you seriously believe that such a thing as correction for spherical aberration would be subject to sample...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-25-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 41,863
Posted By Makten
You're probably right, but the 35/2.8 is...

You're probably right, but the 35/2.8 is certainly not "overpriced"; that's all I really wanted to say. It's a stellar little lens which is as good as it gets, except for the lesser speed. :)

Edit:...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-18-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 41,863
Posted By Makten
As if largest aperture is the only parameter...

As if largest aperture is the only parameter dictating the price of a lens? :confused: I've got the more expensive Distagon 35/2 SLR lens too, and the Biogon-C is the better lens in most respects. I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-18-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 41,863
Posted By Makten
I've got the 2.8 for my M8, and it's one of the...

I've got the 2.8 for my M8, and it's one of the best lenses I've ever tried (and I've tried A LOT of lenses). Extremely flare resistant, low distortion (none on the M8), smooooooth bokeh and the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 6,752
Posted By Makten
As if a lens gets better the wider it is? I...

As if a lens gets better the wider it is? I really hope that people aren't that stupid. If 28 mm is what you want, a 24 mm lens won't do it.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-26-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,891
Posted By Makten
Bokeh can of course be designed into the...

Bokeh can of course be designed into the rendering of a lens. Here's a lens which' rendering design was probably focused on bokeh; the Sigma 50/1.4 wide open.
...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-26-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,891
Posted By Makten
You can have "bokeh" at whatever aperture. Round,...

You can have "bokeh" at whatever aperture. Round, hexagonal or whatever. The shape of the iris is only a minor part of the out-of-focus rendering. In low contrast scenes, you'll never even see the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-26-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,891
Posted By Makten
Bokeh is rendered in certain ways because of the...

Bokeh is rendered in certain ways because of the overall lens design. So you can "design bokeh", yes. But I guess that in most cases bokeh is not the first thing lens designers are aiming at. It's...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-26-2010
Replies: 157
Views: 20,473
Posted By Makten
"Horrible" to you, but "full of character" to me....

"Horrible" to you, but "full of character" to me. The good thing with this lens is that the bokeh is smooth at f/2 and "horrible" at f/1.2, as you can see. So if you want it less horrible, just stop...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 5,259
Posted By Makten
Ouch! I can tell you right away that they will...

Ouch! I can tell you right away that they will perform like a thousand times better when not stopped down that much. Try f/5.6 instead if you want maximum sharpness.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-25-2010
Replies: 157
Views: 20,473
Posted By Makten
Good or interesting bokeh is awesome when used in...

Good or interesting bokeh is awesome when used in the right way.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/Nikkor_50_1_2_AI/DSC_7352.jpg


...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,361
Posted By Makten
I used the stock screen, but had to rely on the...

I used the stock screen, but had to rely on the AF confirm at larger distances. Now I've just modified an F2 type J screen, but I haven't tried it with the Samyang yet. Maybe it's time today! :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,361
Posted By Makten
Probably ~250-300 dollars. It goes under many...

Probably ~250-300 dollars. It goes under many different brand names, such as Samyang, Rokinon, Bower, Vivitar, Walimex and so on. They are all the same lens, manufactured by Samyang in Korea.
...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,361
Posted By Makten
It's much more than decent. It bests many of the...

It's much more than decent. It bests many of the known 85 mm lenses at wide apertures. Here's some wide open shots on Nikon D700...
...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 5,259
Posted By Makten
I've had ~40 lenses for my Nikon D700. The Zeiss...

I've had ~40 lenses for my Nikon D700. The Zeiss 35/2 Distagon ZF is THE best of them, in my opinion. The ZE is identical optically. The only real drawback is its size and a bit of barrel distortion.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 8,546
Posted By Makten
I've had the 35/2 AI, 35/2 AF-D, 35/1.4 AIS and...

I've had the 35/2 AI, 35/2 AF-D, 35/1.4 AIS and CV 40/2. I bought a Zeiss 35/2 Distagon today, and even if I haven't even tried to stop it down more than to f/2.8 yet, I can tell you that it beats...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,405
Posted By Makten
Yes, that's probably the one. I've also got a...

Yes, that's probably the one. I've also got a Nikon D700 with some really fast lenses, so I'll not use the M8 in low light anyway.


I just want to use ONE lens, so it doesn't have to "match"...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 8,546
Posted By Makten
I thought I'd share some shots with the Nikkor...

I thought I'd share some shots with the Nikkor 35/1.4 AIS. It's a nice lens, but the bokeh @ f/1.4... Well, you'll have to see for yourselves.

Wide open:
...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,405
Posted By Makten
Alright, it seems that the version 3 is quite...

Alright, it seems that the version 3 is quite good, but a tad too large and heavy. I think I'm gonna go for an ASPH, or perhaps the Biogon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,405
Posted By Makten
OK, so the one I was about to bid on was a...

OK, so the one I was about to bid on was a version 3. I think I'll skip it unless I get a very good price. Wonder what that would be. :p
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,405
Posted By Makten
Ah! Thanks, that'll help. :) I think the seller...

Ah! Thanks, that'll help. :) I think the seller of the one I'm after doesn't have a clue of what model it is.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,405
Posted By Makten
I like both low and high contrast lenses!...

I like both low and high contrast lenses! :cool::D My problem with the 28/2 Ultron was focus shift. It's a really, really good lens except for that.

The Biogon is on the list. I've tried to buy one...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,405
Posted By Makten
How do I know which pre-ASPH is which? I'm about...

How do I know which pre-ASPH is which? I'm about to bid on one with s/n starting with 303XXXX.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,405
Posted By Makten
Elmarit 28/2.8 - Versions, prices and performance

I've recently sold my CV 28/2 Ultron, and I want a good 28 mm lens for my M8. So, the Elmarit 28 is an option. But there's different versions, with different performance and different prices.

What...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-05-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 10,365
Posted By Makten
You also get better resolution per picture height...

You also get better resolution per picture height in the center of the image. I've moved from APS-C to FF with SLR:s, and I'd never move back. I've never had any "problems" with corner IQ even with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-05-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 8,546
Posted By Makten
It's OK if you use the AF confirm, which is a...

It's OK if you use the AF confirm, which is a little green dot down to the left. This thing is really accurate and works in close to total darkness. But a screen is probably nicer (haven't changed...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-05-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 10,365
Posted By Makten
Per area, yes. But with larger sensor area you...

Per area, yes. But with larger sensor area you get more information to build your image.


Well, that could also be applied to P&S cameras compared to larger sensor cameras. For me; a large sensor...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-05-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 10,365
Posted By Makten
It's mostly about the lenses and the use of the...

It's mostly about the lenses and the use of the image circle. The same goes for APS-C vs FF SLR:s. With the M9, you use the full image circle and get lower aberrations per picture height and shorter...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-05-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 11,548
Posted By Makten
Thanks! But which one? :D

Thanks! But which one? :D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-05-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 11,548
Posted By Makten
CV 35/1.4 Nokton on M8: ...

CV 35/1.4 Nokton on M8:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/Nokton_35/L1000944.jpg

CV 28/2 Ultron:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/Ultron_28_2/L1000868.jpg
...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-04-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
Thanks for a good answer! I'm gonna try the...

Thanks for a good answer! I'm gonna try the shimming, but my problem is that I have no clue of how to disassemble the lens: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85645
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,526
Posted By Makten
Unfortunately, I'm sure that's not the case here...

Unfortunately, I'm sure that's not the case here in Sweden. I had this particular lens relubed, and that was ~100 bucks. This was before I knew about the problems.


Haha! No, I'm always honest when...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,526
Posted By Makten
That's what I suspect too, and I'll make a tool...

That's what I suspect too, and I'll make a tool for it and try it out. I haven't really got anything to lose since it will probably be more expensive to send it for repair than to buy another one.
...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,526
Posted By Makten
So what? I've had the mount off, and that has...

So what? I've had the mount off, and that has nothing with the collimation to do. I have no idea if it was me that "butchered" the screws, but there's nothing wrong with their function.


This is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,526
Posted By Makten
Collimation of Leica M lenses

Some of you might have read this thread: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85203

To sum it up, it looks like my Summicron-C 40/2 doesn't reach infinity because it's not...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-30-2010
Replies: 120
Views: 53,204
Posted By Makten
I might have both if I get the Biogon before...

I might have both if I get the Biogon before managing to sell the Ultron. I'll post my experiences anyway, sooner or later. The Biogon is ordered but it seems to take a long time to get it. :bang:
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-28-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 61,856
Posted By Makten
Some of the ZM lenses can focus closer than what...

Some of the ZM lenses can focus closer than what the RF mechanism of the M8 does. So there's nothing wrong, you'll just have to stop at .7 meters or guesstimate the distance when focusing closer.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-27-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
Alright, some news! I just tried a Summicron...

Alright, some news!

I just tried a Summicron 28/2 Asph, and it was sharp from corner to corner at f/2 and f/4. Didn't have the opportunity to try at infinity, but I think it tells me that there is...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-24-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
Why repair something that's probably not broken?...

Why repair something that's probably not broken? Hundreds of dollars down the drain. No thanks.
I'm not gonna invest in new lenses before I know that they work.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-24-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
I wouldn't trust the mirror thing too much. The...

I wouldn't trust the mirror thing too much. The camera body has a thickness, so when you focus on it, it will induce a slight mismatch to the "2" meters reading on the scale.

All three lenses does...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-24-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
The problem is that I live in Sweden, and the few...

The problem is that I live in Sweden, and the few Leica dealers that we have, seldom have any lenses. You have to buy one to get one.


Nor would I, but that's the only one I got at hand. I've...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-24-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
Yes, I think so. It definitely reaches infinity...

Yes, I think so. It definitely reaches infinity wide open, even if the DOF is so deep that I don't know if it's sharpest a little closer to the camera. And since this lens also shifts focus, it's...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
I'm obviously very tired now!!! :bang: :D:D:D...

I'm obviously very tired now!!! :bang: :D:D:D Sorry, I thought you wrote it. Time to go to bed.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
Well let's call it "blur disc" then, so that you...

Well let's call it "blur disc" then, so that you understand what I'm talking about.


You did: "Maybe because you are close to the hyperfocal distance ? COC being larger in the corners ?"


There's...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
Sorry, but I don't understand why you are talking...

Sorry, but I don't understand why you are talking about Airy discs. This is not a diffraction issue. The CoC (or "blur disc" when out of focus) will of course be smaller (non-circular) off-axis if...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
What? The CoC will be smaller towards the corners...

What? The CoC will be smaller towards the corners because of the iris "tilting" off axis. I can't come to think of any other explanation in this case than curvature of field.
...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
Maybe, but it's wierd. DOF is usually larger...

Maybe, but it's wierd. DOF is usually larger towards the corners due to the cosine^4 rule.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
Sure, but this is still not about accuracy. I get...

Sure, but this is still not about accuracy. I get the same misfocus everytime.

----------------------

Anyhow, it's pitch black outside here now (8 PM) so I can't do the infinity check for the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
So, what could cause the curvature of field of my...

So, what could cause the curvature of field of my specimen then? If the image plane was tilted, it wouldn't have looked that way.

Edit: Or are you referring to results on film? The CV behaved...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
Here's a shot with the Summicron at f/5.6 and...

Here's a shot with the Summicron at f/5.6 and infinity: http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/4995/l1001185large.jpg

Sharpness in the middle is OK, but look at the tree in the forground. Much sharper,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
The profile shouldn't be important as long as the...

The profile shouldn't be important as long as the surface moving the roller is at the right place at the right focus distance. I mean, the roller won't care if it's a straight flange moving it, or a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
I've almost never shot the Ultron wide open at...

I've almost never shot the Ultron wide open at infinity, but I've tested it at close distance. I guess the curvature would be there still if it had it.


The problem is that there are no shims to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
I know that, but since the register distance...

I know that, but since the register distance should be the same, why doesn't the lens reach infinity (it's very close though)? It has recently been CLA:d (perhaps without the A).
Focus is also off...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,881
Posted By Makten
Exclamation M8 behaves weird with certain lenses

I've tried to use the old Summicron-C for Leica CL on my M8, but it doesn't seem to be very useful. Many here claim it to be very sharp and perfectly compatible with Leica M cameras. I beg to differ,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-19-2010
Replies: 109
Views: 9,440
Posted By Makten
I'm very happy with the M8, but I'd rather have...

I'm very happy with the M8, but I'd rather have full frame. Not because of resolution or IQ, but because of the available lenses.
35 mm on FF is close to what I consider "perfect", but with a crop...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 8,118
Posted By Makten
Do you mean that the seller is a "bad guy"...

Do you mean that the seller is a "bad guy" because he was naive enough to trust the Italian posts?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-18-2010
Replies: 88
Views: 6,439
Posted By Makten
This discussion is a bit ridiculous. The M9 is...

This discussion is a bit ridiculous. The M9 is great at ISO 2500, for what it is; a CCD sensor optimized for low ISO speeds. The Nikon FX sensors are better at 3200, but who cares? I've got the D700,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 8,118
Posted By Makten
Of course, but in my "small" country (~10 million...

Of course, but in my "small" country (~10 million people) it's less likely to happen. I also alway use postal services that is safe and lets me get the gear before the money is drawn from my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,874
Posted By Makten
The CV 28/2 Ultron that has been mentioned, is a...

The CV 28/2 Ultron that has been mentioned, is a fantastic lens. If you use it wide open. But as soon as you start stopping it down, it will shift focus away from what seem to be in focus in the RF....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 8,118
Posted By Makten
Remember that this must be a terrible situation...

Remember that this must be a terrible situation for the seller too, if he's not a scammer. He posted the goods and they didn't arrive. What if it DID arrive and the receiver is the scammer? I'm not...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE 01-18-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,426
Posted By Makten
The Summicron bokeh isn't all that smooth that...

The Summicron bokeh isn't all that smooth that some claim it to be. This is on an M8, and I don't know if that makes a difference. It's actually smoother at larger distances, which is a little bit...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2010
Replies: 88
Views: 6,439
Posted By Makten
I'd really like to see something from a G11 @ ISO...

I'd really like to see something from a G11 @ ISO 2500 that is better.

Edit: Oh, and at 1/3 second shutter speed.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-16-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 61,856
Posted By Makten
I've just ordered one, which will arrive in a...

I've just ordered one, which will arrive in a week or two. I'll let you know how it performs on M8 as soon as I've been well enough acquainted with it. ;)

This thread was one of the reasons I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-16-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 13,699
Posted By Makten
The 35 doesn't show any significant barrel...

The 35 doesn't show any significant barrel distortion on a cropped sensor either.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-16-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 13,699
Posted By Makten
Disregarding the lenses drawing, I'd choose 40 mm...

Disregarding the lenses drawing, I'd choose 40 mm for film/FF and 35 for crop (M8 or RD-1). 40 mm is my favourite AOV on FF, but it's a tad too long on my M8 (got the Summicron-C 40/2).

I've got...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,204
Posted By Makten
I like digital noise, as long as it isn't chroma...

I like digital noise, as long as it isn't chroma noise. The M8 gives a beautiful grain at moderate ISO speeds, if you get rid of the chroma in PP or go for B/W. But the problem isn't noise. It's the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-14-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,021
Posted By Makten
On the wide side again, but very flat:...

On the wide side again, but very flat: http://www.cameraquest.com/koba28.htm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,286
Posted By Makten
Hopefully no one has a problem with that, because...

Hopefully no one has a problem with that, because it would be very silly.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-14-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 3,663
Posted By Makten
I use A-mode all of the time, except for night...

I use A-mode all of the time, except for night shots where lamps and such are fooling the metering. I also use auto ISO, which works great. But I do pay attention to the light and composition,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,286
Posted By Makten
Or maybe those that want to brag about being able...

Or maybe those that want to brag about being able to handhold slow shutter speeds, just for the sake of it. :rolleyes: This sort of thread often seem to attract those people.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,286
Posted By Makten
Elbow supported? :D "Hand held" is to me when you...

Elbow supported? :D "Hand held" is to me when you stand up, holding the camera with your hands without additional support. Now, try 1 second with a 50 mm lens. Good luck.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,286
Posted By Makten
I wouldn't call that "hand held".

I wouldn't call that "hand held".
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-12-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,217
Posted By Makten
My 40/2 front focuses on my M8 unless I stop it...

My 40/2 front focuses on my M8 unless I stop it down to f/4 or so. :bang:
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-12-2010
Replies: 67
Views: 4,623
Posted By Makten
No, it's too expensive if I am to keep the D700....

No, it's too expensive if I am to keep the D700. Though it is THE lens I would buy for an M9.
I still use the D700 very much in the darkness up here in Sweden, mainly with a CV 40/2 Ultron. The only...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-12-2010
Replies: 67
Views: 4,623
Posted By Makten
I was this >< close to selling all of my Nikon...

I was this >< close to selling all of my Nikon SLR gear including a D700 and some very nice glass, to buy the M9. But I ended up with keeping the D700 and buying an M8 instead, in october last year....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-10-2010
Replies: 120
Views: 53,204
Posted By Makten
Yes, the shift issues on digital seems to...vary!...

Yes, the shift issues on digital seems to...vary! My 35/1.4 Nokton is the worst focus shifting lens I've ever used. I'm actually selling it right now because of that.

I'm also thinking about...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-10-2010
Replies: 120
Views: 53,204
Posted By Makten
Hallå där! :D In my case I use it on an M8. ...

Hallå där! :D


In my case I use it on an M8.


I think the problem is just the same on film, but that it is less likely to be observed due to several factors: The time from pic being taken to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-10-2010
Replies: 120
Views: 53,204
Posted By Makten
It shifts focus when stopped down. Not a problem...

It shifts focus when stopped down. Not a problem at far distances, but if you stop it down for a closeup, it will be all out of focus. Dead sharp at f/2 though.
I'd not buy this lens as an "all...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-10-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,217
Posted By Makten
Is it backfocusing regardless of the aperture? My...

Is it backfocusing regardless of the aperture? My 35/1.4 Nokton backfocuses when stopped down and frontfocuses when wide open because of severe focus shift. Totally useless for anything but f/2.8...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,457
Posted By Makten
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/839838/5#79...

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/839838/5#7904139

It does shift focus, as almost any very fast lens does, but not very much it seems.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-09-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,519
Posted By Makten
I use one of these when I pack the camera in a...

I use one of these when I pack the camera in a non-camera bag:

http://www.lenscoat.com/images/bbbk.jpg

http://www.lenscoat.com/bodybagsuptmsup-p-468.html

The M8 with a lens attached fits in...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-05-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By Makten
High contrast is not an issue with digital...

High contrast is not an issue with digital cameras. Lowering contrast through veiling flare introduced with inferior coatings is the same as throwing information away, which can never be gotten back....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-05-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,411
Posted By Makten
To me it's a bad idea. The sensor is small and...

To me it's a bad idea. The sensor is small and you're "throwing away" most of the image circle of a nice lens. I'd choose a larger sensor camera with a cheaper lens instead, or a lens that matches...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-02-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5,168
Posted By Makten
You need to know when the filter is a must. It...

You need to know when the filter is a must. It depends on the lighting and the subject.
Can you see any IR "artefacts" in these photos?
...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-02-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,476
Posted By Makten
Yes, something inbetween, since 35/1.33 = 26.3....

Yes, something inbetween, since 35/1.33 = 26.3. Just think of it as the crop factor of the framelines. A 35 mm lens will give a wider AOV on M9, and therefore the framelines are wider too, at the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-01-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,776
Posted By Makten
I used my M8 for 3-4 hours today, at -10 Celsius....

I used my M8 for 3-4 hours today, at -10 Celsius. The only problem I encountered was that the battery had to be warmed up in my pocket for a while, after 2 hours. I had the camera out of the bag all...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-01-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,476
Posted By Makten
The frames for 50 mm are not the same in M8 and...

The frames for 50 mm are not the same in M8 and M9. The VF magnification is the same, which means that a lens A that on M8 gives the same AOV as lens B on M9, will use the same frameline size.
So,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-01-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By Makten
They're actually the same hood, from the same...

They're actually the same hood, from the same factory. I have both, and the only difference is one says "Zeiss" and the other says "Voigtländer".
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-29-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,776
Posted By Makten
Putting a cold camera in a warmer, humid place,...

Putting a cold camera in a warmer, humid place, is actually not what I'd call "normal human environments". That's sort of like getting into a sauna from the snow. Some people like that, but I doubt...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-29-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,776
Posted By Makten
Taking the camera in and out from the warmth and...

Taking the camera in and out from the warmth and humidity underneith the jackets seems like a really, really bad idea. I've noticed the back of the camera getting all wet just from wearing it on my...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-22-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,597
Posted By Makten
Sorry, but I don't believe it until I see some...

Sorry, but I don't believe it until I see some pictures. How on earth could two samples of the same lens shift focus differently? Either they don't, or they are not of the same optical formula.
...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-22-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,597
Posted By Makten
Stockholm. A bit too far away. ;)

Stockholm. A bit too far away. ;)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-22-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,597
Posted By Makten
I haven't tried the Summicron extensively enough,...

I haven't tried the Summicron extensively enough, but the RF certainly doesn't match where focus ends up at f/2.


Probably this is the reason that some people never notice the focus shift. If you...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-22-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,597
Posted By Makten
No, but since it works fine when stopped down, I...

No, but since it works fine when stopped down, I don't see how the camera could be faulty.

Your examples shows alot worse performance wide open than this lens is capable of! I believe it's because...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-22-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,597
Posted By Makten
I'm actually very happy with the optical...

I'm actually very happy with the optical performance of the 35 Nokton. The only issue is that the RF has to be adjusted for wide-open use, and then every other lens will be off instead.
I've also...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-22-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,597
Posted By Makten
Or maybe you shouldn't! :D Whether you'll notice...

Or maybe you shouldn't! :D Whether you'll notice the shift or not, depends on how you use it. Stopped down it's not a problem. But if you shoot wide open you'll probably notice that focus is too...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-22-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,597
Posted By Makten
Mine is the 35, which is a completely different...

Mine is the 35, which is a completely different design. I agree it shouldn't be happening, but I've read several reports saying the same thing. It seems to be a design flaw, or whatever we should...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-21-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,597
Posted By Makten
Does the 40/1.4 Nokton shift focus?

I currently own the 35/1.4 Nokton for my M8, and it's a lovely lens. Except for the terrible focus shift. I've had to recalibrate the RF to get proper focus at f/1.4, but when stopping down it is off...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 3,440
Posted By Makten
Indeed, it's my song too! But, there's a...

Indeed, it's my song too!

But, there's a problem that will delay any such camera: The lenses.
Would Nikon make a new line of MF lenses? Not likely. Would they launch any new, small AF primes? Not...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-14-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,255
Posted By Makten
Voigtländer and Zeiss lenses are both made by...

Voigtländer and Zeiss lenses are both made by Cosina.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,022
Posted By Makten
Buy a 5D and use your Nikkors on it, with an...

Buy a 5D and use your Nikkors on it, with an adaptor! Even if it's an "old" camera, I'd choose it over a D300 any day. You just cannot get the same look (mainly short dof) on the smaller sensor with...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-08-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 4,027
Posted By Makten
The "noisy" shutter of the M8 is seldom a...

The "noisy" shutter of the M8 is seldom a problem, since it doesn't sound like a camera to most people. So, they won't connect the sound heard to someone taking a picture. :)
Of course I'd prefer the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-07-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By Makten
Nah, I think you misunderstood what I meant. The...

Nah, I think you misunderstood what I meant. The IR is affecting the overall exposure, and the tonality will be different. That could mean increased contrast in "blacks", instead of everything being...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-07-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By Makten
IR only causes problems at certain sitations. I...

IR only causes problems at certain sitations. I use my M8 without a filter most of the time. Worst case scenario is black clothing in light from regular tungsten bulbs, since they emit very much IR...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-06-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 10,245
Posted By Makten
When I do landscapes (which I rarely do), I...

When I do landscapes (which I rarely do), I prefer a standard/normal lens, which would be ~35 mm on M8.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-03-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,094
Posted By Makten
"Characteristics" would be less accurate colors...

"Characteristics" would be less accurate colors then, I guess. And you will certainly not have "more shadow details" since the lower contrast is from internal flare.

Film is another story since...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By Makten
As long as we don't have any statistics on how...

As long as we don't have any statistics on how many lenses from Cosina and Leica that is malfunctioning, your experience doesn't tell anything about mechanical issues with Cosina lenses in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By Makten
Then I guess you are very fastidious. What more...

Then I guess you are very fastidious. What more could you expect from a lens, mechanically?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-02-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,094
Posted By Makten
Why on earth would anyone choose the SC version...

Why on earth would anyone choose the SC version for a digital camera? :confused:
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-02-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,094
Posted By Makten
The interesting thing is that this "glow" would...

The interesting thing is that this "glow" would be considered a major flaw if talking about any other brand. It's a combination of spherical aberration and veiling flare due to inferior coatings.
...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-02-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 14,853
Posted By Makten
Nope, since it would make the camera slightly...

Nope, since it would make the camera slightly larger and heavier. I use a "lens coat", little camera protection thing when I stuff the camera in my regular (non-camera) shoulder bag.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-30-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 5,396
Posted By Makten
No you don't. Nobody but me decides what brands I...

No you don't. Nobody but me decides what brands I want to wear, show and advertise. And AGAIN, this is not about hiding that it's a Leica. It's about hiding the camera, and not even while shooting.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-28-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,762
Posted By Makten
I'd say the biggest difference is in the...

I'd say the biggest difference is in the available lenses. If you'd like a 35/1.4-on-M9 eqivalent for the M8, you'd need a ~28/1.1 to get the same DOF and noise control (or even faster since the M9...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-28-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 5,396
Posted By Makten
Well Rob, it's not about hiding that it's a...

Well Rob, it's not about hiding that it's a Leica. It's about the appearance of the camera. :) I've taped the logos on my Nikon D700 at times too, and I think I've noticed fewer people looking at the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-28-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 5,396
Posted By Makten
Sounds a bit dangerous. Isn't the dot plastic?...

Sounds a bit dangerous. Isn't the dot plastic? Then acetone could melt it. :eek: Actually that's what's happening with the white paint.
We'll see...



Yeah, nothing wrong with sarcastic humour!...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-28-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 5,396
Posted By Makten
I haven't come to think of a good way to remove...

I haven't come to think of a good way to remove it, so it'll stay. :D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-27-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 5,396
Posted By Makten
I must say that I'm astonished by the attitude...

I must say that I'm astonished by the attitude some of you people have. "I'm right and everybody else is an idiot", or what? You don't have to remove your logos if you don't want to. You also don't...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-27-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 5,396
Posted By Makten
I'm very sorry, but if you fail to understand...

I'm very sorry, but if you fail to understand that, I can't help you. Just ignore the thread, please.



It does, but I chose to do it permanently and in a way that I like better. I want the camera...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-27-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 5,396
Posted By Makten
This tip is for those of us that use tape over...

This tip is for those of us that use tape over the logo for "reasons". Those of us that don't; please just ignore the thread. :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-27-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 5,396
Posted By Makten
Stealthifying an M8 properly

we all know the tape-tricks. But it doesn't look very good, does it?
This is how it should be done, for those with no regrets.

Just use a solvent strong enough. But be careful!
...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-25-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 6,046
Posted By Makten
There's no such rule. An analogue signal can be...

There's no such rule. An analogue signal can be alot less "complete" than a digital one. It all depends on what gear is used to capture the signal, process it and put it out in your room. As long as...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 6,046
Posted By Makten
Which of course is the case with a vinyl record...

Which of course is the case with a vinyl record too. It's a sample, not the "complete information". There are no microphones, mixers, compressors or recorders that can take the musicians to your home...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By Makten
Depends on what "quality" you're speaking of....

Depends on what "quality" you're speaking of. Filters with bad coatings DO really give problems with flares and ghosting sometimes. Especially for those of us shooting digital, since the sensor...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-20-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 4,870
Posted By Makten
When "pulling" the exposure, you can't be sure...

When "pulling" the exposure, you can't be sure that the sensor hasn't clipped the highlights of one of the RGB channels in the "real" (ISO 160) exposure. That means that the colors might be off,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-20-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 4,870
Posted By Makten
Ah, I see. :) It's common that auto ISO-functions...

Ah, I see. :) It's common that auto ISO-functions (on any camera) does this, since "pull" often gives less good results. Which not all photographers realize, and that was why I asked.

I'm not very...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-20-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 4,870
Posted By Makten
May I ask why you chose ISO 80 when it wasn't...

May I ask why you chose ISO 80 when it wasn't needed? You will get better DR and color accuracy at ISO 160.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-20-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 4,870
Posted By Makten
I'd say that the M8 gives alot higher per-pixel...

I'd say that the M8 gives alot higher per-pixel sharpness than the D700. And then I've only used the M8 with ONE lens (CV 28/2), while having owned and used over 40 lenses for the D700.
Of course...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 6,484
Posted By Makten
You're right, but the software would cost.

You're right, but the software would cost.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-19-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By Makten
The 40/2 is amazing. My favourite lens on D700,...

The 40/2 is amazing. My favourite lens on D700, and I've owned ~40 good Nikkors before it.

f/2.5:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/Ultron_40/DSC_5752.jpg


f/4:
...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 6,484
Posted By Makten
The idea is simple and brilliant, but has been up...

The idea is simple and brilliant, but has been up before. Of course it's possible to do this, with some limitations. The same limitations as you are used to with film.

-Don't bother with an LCD....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 6,484
Posted By Makten
That would also mean that M lenses can't reach...

That would also mean that M lenses can't reach infinity. Sounds like a bad idea. :rolleyes:

Edit: Too slow...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 4,699
Posted By Makten
I'm not very comfortable with shooting unknown...

I'm not very comfortable with shooting unknown people close up, so I found out that 85 mm works quite good for me. These are taken with a big hunk of an SLR too...
...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-13-2009
Replies: 134
Views: 18,995
Posted By Makten
Heck, a couple more... All at f/2, and I think...

Heck, a couple more... All at f/2, and I think you can see the "forgivingness" of the lens here. At large distances, DOF extends more than you'd expect. The results are smooth, nice and quite sharp.
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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-13-2009
Replies: 134
Views: 18,995
Posted By Makten
No idea. I haven't seen the sun since I bought...

No idea. I haven't seen the sun since I bought the lens.:bang: :D
But, when shooting street lights and such, I've seen no flares at all!

Stopped down, it's one of the sharpest lenses I've ever...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-13-2009
Replies: 134
Views: 18,995
Posted By Makten
:D Really, this lens is tack sharp wide open at...

:D Really, this lens is tack sharp wide open at short to medium distances, at least on my M8.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/Ultron_28_2/L1000564.jpg
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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-13-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 11,498
Posted By Makten
It would be very interesting to see a bokeh...

It would be very interesting to see a bokeh comparsion between the two. From what I've seen, the 35 isn't as sharp wide open, but might have a little smoother bokeh instead.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-12-2009
Replies: 134
Views: 18,995
Posted By Makten
There IS focus shift with this lens, but it's not...

There IS focus shift with this lens, but it's not at all a problem. When shooting close up, it actually focuses a tiny bit too close at f/2. But due to its special drawing (with alot of spherical...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-06-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 4,887
Posted By Makten
Ah, I see! Yes, the Summicron-C has a slope, but...

Ah, I see! Yes, the Summicron-C has a slope, but it isn't curved, which was what I thought you meant. ;)
Mine does not focus accurately, and today I got confirmed that there's nothing wrong with the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-06-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By Makten
I just got my first "real" lens for the M8; a...

I just got my first "real" lens for the M8; a Voigtländer 28/2 Ultron. It's very nicely built, all metal barrel with smooth focusing and superb fit and finish. The surface finish (black anodized...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-05-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 4,887
Posted By Makten
Do you use the Summicron-C wide open at short...

Do you use the Summicron-C wide open at short distances and the Elmar-C wide open at far distances? That's where I've encountered problems. The Elmar-C is perfect at MFD, but off at infinity. The...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-05-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 4,887
Posted By Makten
I've read alot of the Summicron-C being very good...

I've read alot of the Summicron-C being very good on M cameras on this forum, but I suppose it's because many RF shooters often stop down for "full" DOF. The misfocus at MFD on my M8 is about 2-3...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-05-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 4,887
Posted By Makten
A little warning: The Summicron-C 40/2 doesn't...

A little warning: The Summicron-C 40/2 doesn't focus correctly on M-cameras. I just got mine that has been in for service, and with my M8 it focuses too close at every distance setting. It isn't...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-04-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 3,191
Posted By Makten
That's what I meant. If you don't, why do you...

That's what I meant. If you don't, why do you think everyone else would? :rolleyes:



Probably impossible since it was all about prints.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-04-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 3,191
Posted By Makten
Why do you do that? I don't. I prefer to think...

Why do you do that? I don't. I prefer to think first, then shoot. Just because there's an LCD on the camera, you don't HAVE to use it. On the other hand, I'd never been the photographer I am today if...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 3,628
Posted By Makten
I was about to sell all of my Nikon gear to get...

I was about to sell all of my Nikon gear to get the M9, but I calmed down and got an M8 instead. I will go RF FF later, but now is not a good time if you're not rich, and I'm not. I've already got a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-31-2009
Replies: 488
Views: 149,823
Posted By Makten
Quite a silly thought, yes. How on earth could...

Quite a silly thought, yes. How on earth could you tell f/1.1 or f/1.2 apart from pictures on the web, without an A/B comparsion? We're talking about 1/4 of a stop difference. :D
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-30-2009
Replies: 92
Views: 8,948
Posted By Makten
As an owner of the E-P1, these are the things I'd...

As an owner of the E-P1, these are the things I'd like to see:

#1: Less shutter lag! It takes way to long between pressing the button (even without AF) to the picture being taken. This is a much...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-30-2009
Replies: 92
Views: 8,948
Posted By Makten
When speaking about VF magnification for SLR:s,...

When speaking about VF magnification for SLR:s, it usually refers to magnification with a 50 mm lens, regardless of sensor size. If this is the case here, the viewfinder will be like an FF VF with...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-30-2009
Replies: 92
Views: 8,948
Posted By Makten
"1,15x magnifiacion" doesn't say anything when...

"1,15x magnifiacion" doesn't say anything when AOV isn't mentioned. The VF image would be huge with the 17 mm lens, but nothing much at 50 mm.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-28-2009
Replies: 64
Views: 9,478
Posted By Makten
I like both. But I'd choose the first because of...

I like both. But I'd choose the first because of the lower vignetting.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-16-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 3,515
Posted By Makten
Jesus! That is the worst focus shift I've ever...

Jesus! That is the worst focus shift I've ever seen, and it surely is focus shift. :-O
I've owned several very fast lenses for SLR, and I've experienced what I thought was "bad" focus shift. But it...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-15-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 3,515
Posted By Makten
Isn't it that you are allowed to see more of the...

Isn't it that you are allowed to see more of the aberrations than you did on film? The M8 is probably bringing out alot more detail from a shot, which should reveal the less good sides of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-15-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 3,515
Posted By Makten
Why on earth would focus shift differ on...

Why on earth would focus shift differ on different cameras? It's an optical phenomenon related to the correction of spherical aberration of the lens, which has nothing with the camera to do.

Edit:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 4,507
Posted By Makten
I'll look at that, thanks. You're probably...

I'll look at that, thanks.


You're probably right. I've been satisfied with most lenses on my D700 too, at least sharpness-wise. But bokeh is something else. For example, I really didn't like the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-14-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 4,507
Posted By Makten
Yes, the eyes... That's obviously a problem when...

Yes, the eyes... That's obviously a problem when choosing lenses for RF cameras. Even the threads saying "show your [insert whatever lens] pictures!" seldom contain more than a few pictures....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-14-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 4,507
Posted By Makten
Thanks! Yes, I've been thinkin' about the...

Thanks!


Yes, I've been thinkin' about the Summicron, but the price is a bit high for "only" f/2. I think I want something faster if I'm only gonna have one lens, but if I get two...

I also have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-14-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 4,507
Posted By Makten
I'm in the same boat as the OP, but I intend to...

I'm in the same boat as the OP, but I intend to also keep my D700 and lenses. Not that I shoot alot of tele or closeups, but I'd like to still have the possibility.

If I'll buy an M9, and I'll...
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