Old 02-17-2008   #81
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How was the wedding?
Awesome. Nearly 400 people. A lot of those attending were just in awe of the music and level of musicians and singers and said they had never experienced a wedding anything like this before. My wife (still getting used to saying that!) had quite the vision how she wanted this thing to turn out. When you marry a professional opera singer, you can't lose in the music department! And when I saw her emerge from behind the wall, it was almost surreal!

It was quite a project and it's amazing how many things could have gone wrong, but didn't. We had a crack sound crew that handed me the the master CD just as we got done with the (90 minute) receiving line. It couldn't have sounded much better if it had been produced in a studio. I got a CD of the RAW files from the photographer yesterday. The only thing left to get is the video now, which is still in editing.

I've been so busy with the house since we got back from the honeymoon. Got dumped on with more snow too. But if I ever get some free time, maybe I can get some pictures up to share. Thanks for asking, Ned.
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400 people, wow! Sounds like it was a great wedding. I'm glad for you!
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Old 02-18-2008   #83
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Here are two shots from Venice last weekend, both at full aperture and shows the 35mm lux at its worst with the highlights bleeding with flare and some coma. If you can live with this (I can) you get the character and the lightest smallest f1.4 lens available.

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Old 02-18-2008   #84
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Stopped down things are much better

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Old 03-27-2008   #86
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First picture posted. I am still learning how to make a good scan.





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Unless you need the 1.4
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Unless you need the 1.4

The cron asph 35/2 may be better at f2 and up, and smaller and cost less than the 1.4 lux asph.

That's my opinion, and I think the opinion of Puts, Leica, and others. But I'm always willing to look at unphotoshopped images from any lens.

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hehe.. nah.. this was the Nokton on the R3A taken back in 2005.

If I had a 35 Lux I would have posted something already - for the time being, I guess I may hunt down a 35 Lux ASPH or a 35 Cron ASPH - not that I can afford them.. but then again.. ya only go around once eh?

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Old 04-09-2008   #89
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thanks Ned, Summilux pre-asph is always great for B&W. But I am quite disappointed with what a film scanner can do for BW film.
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maddoc, this shot is very cool. When I looked at this "briefly", I get instant impression that it was shot under daylight. but when you look more at details and recognize the opposite
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Thanks you NB23 and 35mm delux, i think i will sell my Summilux ASPH and get a pre-asph, the summilux asph is too modern for me, and i prefer "vintage" tones.
Vignetting and extreme sharpness are not important to me, the main word for me is "Character"

35mmdelux, may you tell why you like the 35 Lux ASPH better ?

Aaaah! I see you've tasted and understood! What a great lens it is! You have some great shots with it!
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Hi NB23,
thanks for the compliment
you can see more shots with the 35mm summilux preasph on http://www.samysnider.com
I really enjoy this lens, it's so perfect, the size, the glow, the tones, the handling, thanks a lot for your advice.I would buy another one if i lost this one. Everybody who wants to have a 35mm and the Leica glow should choose the Preasph, it's so unique.
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Everybody who wants to have a 35mm and the Leica glow should choose the Preasph, it's so unique.
little dodging with PS, tri-x + rodinal
Who's selling one? I want it!

Like I said before, great shots Sam!

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Ya, it's great!


Gabor,
I like your shot. Again, the character and the fact that it looks like daylight while it's nighttime makes the shot very special.
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tomasis and Ned, thank you !!! This lens became my mostly used lens again, since my other favorite lens is still in service ....



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Just received mine in the mail, but noticed that the aperture closes unevenly. I'm assuming this is not 'normal' ? Will try and get a photo up to show what I mean
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Just received mine in the mail, but noticed that the aperture closes unevenly. I'm assuming this is not 'normal' ? Will try and get a photo up to show what I mean

Congrats!!!

An uneven aperture (oval instead of round) can be normal. What's important is its overall diameter. Test at all f-stops and check for uneven exposure between frames. If all is well exposed, then all is normal.

Aperture blades shouldn't look, sound nor move in a flimsy way.
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Ned,

Thanks for the advice. I'll shoot a test roll with it today and see how it turns out.

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Congrats!!!

An uneven aperture (oval instead of round) can be normal. What's important is its overall diameter. Test at all f-stops and check for uneven exposure between frames. If all is well exposed, then all is normal.

Aperture blades shouldn't look, sound nor move in a flimsy way.
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Ned: If you point me somewhere I can buy one of these, I'll keep you guys company

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Thanks Ned ! The 35 Summilux pre-ASPH is not that bad lens ...
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I Love My 1.4.

Here are a few shots. I just a rookie.
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I'm still debating if I should switch back to the 35 ASPH or maybe buy a 28mm 2.8 Elmarit to complement this lens. This lens when scanned is super soft (i'm using a Canon 8600). Do you guys normally use unsharp mask, say 50% 0.7 and running the filter twice? I am also finding it hard to work with colours especially wide open. I'll post another shot in colour that is wide open when i find it.



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Clearly, the 35 Lux ASPH beats the preasph in term of sharpness. However, having myself a 35 Summilux ASPH, a 35 Summicron IV, and a 35 Summilux preasph, i can definitely say that my favorite lens is the Preasph one: the bokeh/tones/glow you have with the Preasph, you won't get it with an ASPH lens
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yeah i can understand the draw to the glow and softness of the summilux pre-asph. In your images (which are really nice), it seems like there is a degree of unsharp mask used, i could be wrong though. I'm just curious how much unsharp mask people use with this lens. thanks
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just two shots, taken on Rollei Pan 25, straight scans..
with my 35 Summilux, first one at f1.4, second one at f11
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I like these a lot

It's so refreshing to see unmanipulated photo examples from nice lenses.


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with my 35 Summilux, first one at f1.4, second one at f11
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My first shot with the pre-asph

Light was shocking, shot wide open on Tri-x rated 3200 dev in microphen. Hence the grain.

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Old 06-02-2008   #109
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Hello all,

Wonderful work on this thread. I have been looking for a pre-asph Lux for some low light club photos, but will use it on both M6's and my M8. Is anybody noticing any backfocus problems, as many seem to think is typical of the ASPH verson?

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Superb images indeed!

Keep them coming, keep them coming!
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From the walk today... Stopped at the gym.

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From the walk today... Stopped at the gym.

This one I like for its colors. It reminds me of Velvia somehow.
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Travis, nice shots !! #2 and #4 that I like a lot. The Ju52 isn't bad either, did you use a filter in the last one ?
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great shots. the icon for me anyway is the 35 Lux' Asph -- sharper, crisper than my 35 IV. costs a chunk of dabloons but worth it. the only other lens I like as much is my 120mm makro-planar on a tripod.
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Travis, nice shots !! #2 and #4 that I like a lot. The Ju52 isn't bad either, did you use a filter in the last one ?
No filter, I just burned the sky in a bit.

BTW that is PlusX shot at 400 and souped in Diafine. I need to experiment with that combo some more, I really liked the results.


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