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Old 09-08-2008   #81
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More Bertha Photos, please

Jamie might remember this one ...



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stunning lens
Old 09-11-2008   #82
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Hi Cmogi10

have to say you have taken some stunning photos, and put up here. Have to ask these are on a film M yeh? with what film do you normally use, the guy with the lip ring, looks like neopan400.

You mentioned you have m8 at one point, i will be stunned if you favour this over film. IMO digital files with good glass looks great (i have rd1 with 50mm summilux, BUT use an m3 if thinking about shots a bit more. For me film still portrays life -

No doubt your going to prove me wrong here and confirm you use an m8...

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Hi Cmogi10

have to say you have taken some stunning photos, and put up here. Have to ask these are on a film M yeh? with what film do you normally use, the guy with the lip ring, looks like neopan400.

You mentioned you have m8 at one point, i will be stunned if you favour this over film. IMO digital files with good glass looks great (i have rd1 with 50mm summilux, BUT use an m3 if thinking about shots a bit more. For me film still portrays life -

No doubt your going to prove me wrong here and confirm you use an m8...

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Every single picture posted has been from the M8. I love the M8, not more then film, but as an equal. they both do things very well, albeit differently.
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Old 11-10-2008   #86
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I love this one Roland! It's a terrific photograph.
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I should have made clear that $2500 is a good price for a Canadian 75/1.4. The German made lenses usually sell for a couple hundred dollars more.
Last Sunday, I bought a German 75/1.4 that was fresh like as if it were a demo. Sold without box or case the price was $1849.00 plus NYC sales tax. I also discovered this same lense was being offered at $2300.00 on E-Bay at the same time. I received the web page price without a fight. Thank God for computer errors!!!

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Thanks, Marc !

There is still a BGN v2 (Canada) at KEH for US 1799, BTW

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Old 11-11-2008   #89
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Here's my very first frame with a 75mm Lux acquired two weeks ago. Thanks for all the guidance that helped me decide on this.

The focus is on the foreground right at f4. At f1.4 the background was soup.

M7, PanF + Rodinal 1:50

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Old 11-27-2008   #90
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i've been busy lusting after the Noctilux and barely gave the 75 Lux a thought until i tried it in a store yesterday.... oh my! what an amazing lens!!! the thin DOF at f/1.4, combined with the sharpness (but not clinically so) of the area in focus possibly made this the most superb lens i've ever used. truly stunning!

i took a mundane shot of a tripod leg in the store that shows it off beautifully, wide open on my Epson R-D1, JPEG straight from camera. i so want this lens!!!
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Here's my very first frame with a 75mm Lux acquired two weeks ago. Thanks for all the guidance that helped me decide on this.

The focus is on the foreground right at f4. At f1.4 the background was soup.

M7, PanF + Rodinal 1:50

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M7, Lux, wide open, BW400CN



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Thanks Rick,

I think I really like the Lux with film versus digital - just my opinion.

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so you've finally made friends with it (i remember it was a little hairy at first). beautiful!!!
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so you've finally made friends with it (i remember it was a little hairy at first). beautiful!!!
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Ya.. it was hairy because I was using it strictly on a digital body - it looks to be "different" (for the lack of better wording) on a film body (i.e. M7)

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Dave,

after processing the test shots, i see what you mean. there is a gracefulness in the plane of focus wide open on film that doesn't necessarily translate to digital (as your photo shows)... argh! probably not the right wording wither, but i understand what you mean. digital can be a little harsh.

again, really beautiful photo.

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i'm reviving this thread in hopes that someone can answer questions about getting a ND filter so i don't have to start a new thread....

i finally bit the bullet and will be getting one in a few weeks. mostly low light, indoor shots -- but i also thought it would be a hoot to use whilst sitting in outdoor cafes, sipping wine. i'm still using the Epson R-D1 which only goes down to ISO 200 with a fastest shutter speed of 2000. for sunlight, which ND filter would be best from all your experience? i would definitely like the option to shoot wide open.... also, how much of a pain is it getting the filter on and off (i'm getting a late German model with the built-in hood).

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i'm reviving this thread in hopes that someone can answer questions about getting a ND filter so i don't have to start a new thread....

i finally bit the bullet and will be getting one in a few weeks. mostly low light, indoor shots -- but i also thought it would be a hoot to use whilst sitting in outdoor cafes, sipping wine. i'm still using the Epson R-D1 which only goes down to ISO 200 with a fastest shutter speed of 2000. for sunlight, which ND filter would be best from all your experience? i would definitely like the option to shoot wide open.... also, how much of a pain is it getting the filter on and off (i'm getting a late German model with the built-in hood).

thank you in advance!
I use a 2-stop (0.6 / 4x) B+W filter and find that allows me to cater reasonably in many circumstances (using an M3 with a max of 1/1000 or Hexar RF with 1/4000 and sensible film choices). I find the filter quite easy to get on and off.

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I use a 2-stop (0.6 / 4x) B+W filter and find that allows me to cater reasonably in many circumstances (using an M3 with a max of 1/1000 or Hexar RF with 1/4000 and sensible film choices). I find the filter quite easy to get on and off.

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Mike -- thank you so much! that's kind of what we came up with, but i wasn't sure. (the joke is that i do so much low light shooting, using my lenses wide open with ISO 800 or 1600 -- i've forgotten what sun was like.) i'll start with the 4X and move up to 8X if i get more adventurous when i'm in Los Angeles in May.

gorgeous photo. btw. the colours just pop! it's a good reminder of why i'm getting this lens. it seems to be in a class all it's own. keep them coming!
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beautiful shots cmogi10!! hands down...
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Thank you!
I always consider selling this lens. Or trading it. I don't use it as much as I should and there are other things I need/want.
But it looks surreal!
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Old 02-12-2009   #112
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definitely a keeper! you make it sing!

i'm dying to get mine but it's still a week or two away

after carrying around the Nocti yesterday to practice focussing on it, i spent half the time in cafes knowing i'd made the right decision to get the 75 as well (closer focusing, longer view).

between the two, i don't have money to join a gym. then again, lugging these two monsters around, i won't need it

seriously loving your photos, Carl, thank you (and keep 'em coming)!
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Good stuff, Carl, as usual.

Here is a new one of mine:



(on NPZ 800).

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this the best of this set, what i liked about the 75lux..traded mine in for an swc, something i'll use, the 75lux just too dam hard for me to use
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Here's my very first frame with a 75mm Lux acquired two weeks ago. Thanks for all the guidance that helped me decide on this.

The focus is on the foreground right at f4. At f1.4 the background was soup.

M7, PanF + Rodinal 1:50

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thank you everybody for continuing to post. there's no doubt i love the lens but, more importantly, i love what you all are doing with it.

maybe it's one of those lenses that is so big an unwieldily that you, yourself, really have to love and it pushes you to go that extra distance?

i've gone through the images multiple times, kind of putting the perspective in my head. this one, in particular, caught my eye -- how had i missed it before? it reminds me very much of a Steichen....

Carl -- although the colour is lovely, would you be willing to convert it to black and white for me to see (and maybe put it up a wee bit larger)?

i love women's backs and have seen so few photos here. it makes me regret that i don't have anybody that's game to model. but this makes me wonder if, with the limited depth of field, i might be able to do a self-portrait in the mirror...?

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Thanks! And sure I can do that.
I'm lost in a world of work this morning but I'l have time before the day is over.
One of those rainy San Francisco days that make the darkroom look so good.
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On Neopan 1600:





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