Old 04-14-2008   #41
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Great photos Carl!
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Old 04-14-2008   #42
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Thanks Ted!
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It was a beautiful (but windy) day.
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Old 04-15-2008   #43
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Hate to fill this thread but it's so nice to have the lens....
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Old 04-15-2008   #44
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Great shots! And please stop it with the formalities and post as much asd you can! That's the whole point... :-)
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EDIT: Lies, my bad, this was the sonnar.
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Old 04-15-2008   #46
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Lovely Endustry...that is a great example of how to put the summilux to good use.
I love pictures like this, its kinda like in large format shots when the narrow DOF makes things look like toys, do you know what I mean? It's weird, like your looking at a train set. Anyhow nice shot.
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Old 04-16-2008   #47
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I love this lens!

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Old 04-16-2008   #50
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It is a superb portrait lens, but also a fantastic street lens!


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Old 04-16-2008   #51
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It's also a great one lens kit for general use, works fine even at the RD1 crop fl.

http://matsumura.smugmug.com/gallery...63478569_PFjAS
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I know what you mean! It's been permanently attached to one of my bodies since I've gotten it back, I cant get enough of it!
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Carl, you thought about selling that lens at one point?
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Carl, you thought about selling that lens at one point?
I was young and stupid then.
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I'm glad I kept it.
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Old 05-26-2008   #62
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Great photos, Marc, and congratulations again !!

Here are a couple of my recent shots with the beast:









First three on Reala, last on Ilford 400.

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Two samples from a borrowed 'lux and RD-1.
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Excellent photos! Roland, your first one of the flower with the football shaped bokeh looks like a Noctilux photo!
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Eeeek..

I promised myself I wouldn't "need" to go longer than 50mm but holy cow.. 75mm Summilux..

Quick question: what's a good price for this lens on the used market? I mean, I know it's going to be pricey but what is considered "reasonable"? Is Leica even making these anymore? I don't see them @ B&H or any other dealer brand new.

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The lens has been discontinued. These days, you should be able to find a good one for roughly $2500. Lots of money? Yes. But wow!!

I should add that prior to getting this lens, I was a committed 50mm shooter. But recently, I have been photographing almost exclusively with the 75/1.4 and a 35mm. Once you get the hang of 75mm, it does feel very natural, at least it does to me.
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The lens has been discontinued. These days, you should be able to find a good one for roughly $2500. Lots of money? Yes. But wow!!

I should add that prior to getting this lens, I was a committed 50mm shooter. But recently, I have been photographing almost exclusively with the 75/1.4 and a 35mm. Once you get the hang of 75mm, it does feel very natural, at least it does to me.
Thanks Marc.

I've got a line on one for $2700 - and ya.. that's pricey - but looking at these images and thinking "hmmm.. I adore 85mm for portrait work with my 5D's.. so why wouldn't I like 75mm on the Leica . . . " makes me think that it's not that expensive

I think I'd be the same as you (committed 50mm shooter now but willing to be swayed) and I have been considering a 90mm elmarit but man.. seeing these wide open shots makes me drool.

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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.
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Thanks Marc.

I've got a line on one for $2700 - and ya.. that's pricey - but looking at these images and thinking "hmmm.. I adore 85mm for portrait work with my 5D's.. so why wouldn't I like 75mm on the Leica . . . " makes me think that it's not that expensive

I think I'd be the same as you (committed 50mm shooter now but willing to be swayed) and I have been considering a 90mm elmarit but man.. seeing these wide open shots makes me drool.

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I need to get out and use my 75mm Summilux lens more often! It is large and heavy, and difficult to focus correctly at f1.4 or f2, but the images are superb. Too bad Leica discontinued it.
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summilux 75, indoors

the summilux 75 was the second lens i bought for my m8. even with a 1.35 magnifier, i still have problems getting the focus right. as you've all said, however, the lens has character, and is worth the extra effort. the two photos below are from recent visits to the local hospital - one natural and one fluorescent lighting. thanks for looking.

greetings from hamburg

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Nice shots........I too thought it was hard to focus. That's why I sold mine and got another.
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i've been looking through this thread - there are some amazing photos here, not all perfectly sharp, but most with a definite "look" to them which i'd like to achieve with my own shots. here's a third one, of my current favorite model (a.k.a. mother-in-law) where i'm quite happy with the early evening light, if not with the focus on her eyes.

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nb, wonderful it looks like you're getting accustomed with M8 it is not bad color shoots either. wow
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Here is an example how sharp the lens is around f4 or so. On 100 Reala, Nikon 5000 scanner.

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PS: I shot this for my daughter, the girl you see ... Check out the fence below her.

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from last weekend here in chicago.







this is very much a favorite lens even though it's the newest in my arsenal.
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