75mm summilux shots
Old 11-15-2007   #1
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75mm summilux shots

I have started threads on the Noctilux, summarit 5cm, SuperAngulon f3.4, 35 summilux pre-asph and 40mm summicron, but I haven't started one on the 75 summilux.

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Old 11-15-2007   #2
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Old 11-15-2007   #3
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Hmm, I realized I almost never use this lens on the M8 and I'm having trouble finding images on my computer, it's almost always attached to my M6ttl.
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Love this lens
Me too.
Funny thing: I treat this lens like a baby while I don't care abusing the noctilux. Weird. But I have to confess, the 75 1.4 is so sexy. Maybe it's enough of a reason...
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Old 11-15-2007   #5
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Me too.
Funny thing: I treat this lens like a baby while I don't care abusing the noctilux. Weird. But I have to confess, the 75 1.4 is so sexy. Maybe it's enough of a reason...
I take care of it without babying it, I don't baby any of my gear.
That's funny though, considering the cost of the noct.
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Old 11-15-2007   #6
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Is it possible to block threads so they don't show up? The last thing I need is a case of the wants with the 75mm summilux.
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Is it possible to block threads so they don't show up? The last thing I need is a case of the wants with the 75mm summilux.
Block NB23 and you'll save yourself some temptations down the road. He plans to regularly update the lens threads
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Old 11-15-2007   #8
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Here's a sample close up wide open... M6, Kodak 100.
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Old 11-16-2007   #9
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Here is one of my 75 lux shots.
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Old 11-16-2007   #10
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Old 11-16-2007   #11
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Ok, so this is one lens I have no time for. f1.4 in a 75mm sounds nice but if you think the Nocti is a monster... Give me a 50mm anyday over any 75mm for street work. For longer stuff I always liked my 90 Elmarit.
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Old 11-16-2007   #12
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It's big, but balanced. I never had a problem with it. The only thing that makes it a hard street lens is it's long focus throw, not impossible to deal with, at all.
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Old 11-16-2007   #13
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If I were to buy a 75 LUX it would be to shoot interior lighting. It would be a specialty lens used for shooting bands, ect. I doubt if I would use it outside. Outside, i would use a slow, small 90mm or a canon ltm 100mm f3.5.
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Old 11-16-2007   #14
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Ok, so this is one lens I have no time for. f1.4 in a 75mm sounds nice but if you think the Nocti is a monster... Give me a 50mm anyday over any 75mm for street work. For longer stuff I always liked my 90 Elmarit.
I guess I have time enough for both of us. This is maybe the BEST indoor lens. Yes a 50 is better for street work, except for maybe a 35 or sometimes a 21. And yes a 90 Elmarit as a GREAT street lens - especially when you want to really reach out and touch someone (so far as a RF is capable). But nothing beats the 75 Summilux for what it is good at - even a Noctilux, which is a whole different bag of tricks. The 75 Summilux is unique and has its place in the world - in MY world that is indoors and not "street".

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Old 11-17-2007   #15
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75 mm Summilux

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I have started threads on the Noctilux, summarit 5cm, SuperAngulon f3.4, 35 summilux pre-asph and 40mm summicron, but I haven't started one on the 75 summilux.
That's a nice little kit you have going there, Ned. Do you carry all of this when you're on the street? If not, how do you decide what to take and what to leave?

I'd like to pick up a 75 myself someday.
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That's a nice little kit you have going there, Ned. Do you carry all of this when you're on the street? If not, how do you decide what to take and what to leave?

I'd like to pick up a 75 myself someday.

Yes, cool pic, too. You've captured the true essence of a little yapper.
Yes, I have a nice kit. However, I'll have to sell some. I don't want to have to justify owning those lenses. But they are so good, such gems. How can I keep the excellent summarit and 40 summicron next to the 35 lux and noctilux? Makes no sense. And no matter how much I like the noctilux, the Summarit is one of my all time favorites. It all makes no sense but I'm playing while I can.

I don't carry lenses with me. I'll sometimes *maybe* carry one extra lens in a pocket, but it rarely happens. The way I work is I choose a lens-of-the-day and work with it. Having a bag or too many lenses just confuses me more then anything else.
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Old 11-17-2007   #18
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Here a shot with Lux 75mm @ f:2 (on M8)

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Old 11-18-2007   #19
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I understand about getting confused when shooting with more than one lens. I will occasionally carry one extra, but even that gets to be more of distraction than I can cope with. However, I often heard the warning to never sell any of your Leica gear, as you will probably be haunted about it forever, at least until you replace it.

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Yes, I have a nice kit. However, I'll have to sell some. I don't want to have to justify owning those lenses. But they are so good, such gems. How can I keep the excellent summarit and 40 summicron next to the 35 lux and noctilux? Makes no sense. And no matter how much I like the noctilux, the Summarit is one of my all time favorites. It all makes no sense but I'm playing while I can.

I don't carry lenses with me. I'll sometimes *maybe* carry one extra lens in a pocket, but it rarely happens. The way I work is I choose a lens-of-the-day and work with it. Having a bag or too many lenses just confuses me more then anything else.
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Old 11-19-2007   #21
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The 75 summilux is one of my favorite Leica lenses. Just the right FL for many of my shots and the speed that I often need. Performance at 1.4 is excellent.

The Summilux has proven itself to be very resistant to flare. DOF is extremely shallow at 1.4 and this distance. I use a pair of MP's with .85x when using the Summilux.

There's too much loss on the web to fully get the feel of the sharpness of this lens.

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Old 11-20-2007   #22
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I have a shot at a summilux for $1800, I think I might have to bite the bullet... anyone want to buy a kidney?
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Old 11-20-2007   #23
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I have a shot at a summilux for $1800, I think I might have to bite the bullet... anyone want to buy a kidney?
That's a good price. One went a couple days ago for $2300 and a couple weeks ago one went for $4000. Doesn't make sense to me, but $1800 sounds like a good deal.

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I honestly think the 75mm lux makes the nicest pictures of any lens in the M system...I just posted some images in the m8 forum, and I have lots of others that I have posted here in the past, but I am too tired to search them out now, I'm off to bed. But the summilux is the best!
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Lovely image x-ray! I have a shot at a summilux for $1800, I think I might have to bite the bullet... anyone want to buy a kidney?

I think I paid around that two years ago. I really do like the FL and find 1.4 very usable.

Was in Danville Ky today at a tobacco auction in an old warehouse with no lights other than soft skylight in spots around the warehouse. It was cloudy and light was dim. I used the 75 summilux at 1.4 and 2, 35 Nokton at the same and the 28 Ultron at exposures ranging from 1/30 to 1/125 on 1600 Neopan. Most of the time anything slower than 1.4/2 would not have worked. I regularly find myself needing the speed and wouldn't part with any of these lenses. The 75 has really become a favorite. It's very sharp even at 1.4 without the harshness of aspherics.
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And a great shot!
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Old 04-11-2008   #28
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Here is one of my 75 lux shots.
Hey..Richard, I really like the feel and texture of this shot of the coffee on the tray.

The light passing thru the coffee is just the right level and the focus is very clean but the depth of field is shallow and shows off just the 3 glass cups. Good Job

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Nice Carl.
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Thanks guys!
It's so nice to have it back, and it focuses spot on on both my M8's.

Truely a beautiful thing
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Incredible photos here. This lens is so good, that it makes existing photos look better when you take a photo of them with this lens.

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Man seeing these photos makes me wish I hadn't passed on the one I was offered. Now I think I might be getting one just for low light shooting. I feel a major gas attack coming....
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Lovely Endustry...that is a great example of how to put the summilux to good use.
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It's a special lens indeed! Great shots, guys!

Here's one of my little guy

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Old 04-13-2008   #36
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I don't carry lenses with me. I'll sometimes *maybe* carry one extra lens in a pocket, but it rarely happens. The way I work is I choose a lens-of-the-day and work with it. Having a bag or too many lenses just confuses me more then anything else.
I agree with this modus operandi: Make it simple. I carry only the camera and a choosen lense-of-the-day.
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endustrys pic looks so surrealistic wow
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Old 04-13-2008   #38
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75mm lux is one of my keeper lens. Great for head/shoulder portraits and great bokeh.

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Sharpens up nicely.
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