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Very nice Tim! What aperture?



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Old 08-07-2009   #43
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ummm... who knows? Haha. It was 400 speed film indoors with natural light from 2 windows.
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Old 09-09-2009   #44
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I had a new silver version about a year ago and sold it. It was my favorite Leica lens of the other three I had. Without question, it was the most foolish thing' I ever did. Man talk about live and learn; I just ordered a new black version not more than an hour ago to go with the M9. Now, I care about good looks just like the next guy, and all but one (28-cron') of my Leica lenses were silver. However, if you are considering a new Leica lens, then think long and hard about the color, re-sale and weight!

In hindsight I would have bought the black version. Yes, my M8 was silver and my new M9 will be the new color “gray”. The silver lenses are heavier and they throw the center of gravity forward on an already precarious camera body. Also, I found that viewing the numbers on the silver background was harder on the eyes, especially in sunlight. Also, keep in mind the black copy will be easier to sell (though I wouldn't do it) because some Leica owner’s may not want a silver lens on their all black or future "gray" body.

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I've been shooting the ASPH over the Summicron more and more lately- so much so that I sold one of the Summicrons.
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Old 09-09-2009   #46
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This is the lens I'll be taking with me to the afterlife.
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Old 09-17-2009   #47
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Nice shot sepia...
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thats probably my FAV shot of yours SEPIA ... FAB !
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Hey, Thank you! I do hate what digitization does to much of my work. I should be called MoireCity
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The 50 Summilux ASPH is head/shoulders over the Cron AFAIK. Little comparison.
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first roll TRI-X + Leica M6 in Shanghai

So, I have been lurking around enough, shot my first roll with my first Leica and made a few initial scans from some frames of TX400 with the 50 1.4 ASPH.
All frames shot wide open @ ISO 3200. The darkest light was with the workers break at 1/15.
That 50mm has NO distortion and absolutely ZILCH flare or ghosting!!!
I am very impressed, how these two things look, compared to my now sold Nikon 50 1.4D and to the 50 1.4G, which I keep for my Nikon bodies.
The Nikon 50 1.4 AF-D has been a ghost machine, shot under these circumstances.

The images are scanned @ 3200dpi, sharpened in Lightroom with secret sauce and exported for web without further post processing.

1 "F430" at Ferrari | Maserati Salon in Shanghai - Tomorrow Sqare



2 "welcome" at Ferrari | Maserati Salon in Shanghai - Tomorrow Sqare



3 "grand opening" construction site Shanghai - Tomorrow Sqare



4 "S" fallen decorations at construction site Shanghai - Tomorrow Sqare



5 "workers midnight break" construction site Shanghai - Tomorrow Sqare



6 "night delivery" Shanghai - Huaihai Rd. after 01:00am



7 "last frame of the day" back in the apartment



Tell me, what you think.

Please also have a look at my website, as I will upload more film shots - despite the scanning, I love to shoot film now ;-)
I find, I keep more of the shots, than with digital - strange huh?

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The 50 Summilux ASPH is head/shoulders over the Cron AFAIK. Little comparison.
In which regards?
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Can you show us some pics and explain why you consider it sharper than the lux asph?
http://www.imagere.com/edsarticles/fast50shootout.htm

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Old 10-24-2009   #56
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Excellent shot,menos!

I'm from Shanghai too, but no such nice photo as well as yours.

Share some.
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Thanks David. I really need to find more time to shoot these days and share more.
Where do you process your film in Shanghai?

I am very pleased with Yi Qiang Imaging in the Xietu Lu/ Luban Lu Camera Mall. They really have a good hand for developing and I always got first class quality.
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Thanks David. I really need to find more time to shoot these days and share more.
Where do you process your film in Shanghai?

I am very pleased with Yi Qiang Imaging in the Xietu Lu/ Luban Lu Camera Mall. They really have a good hand for developing and I always got first class quality.
Do you process your B&W negative by yourself or in YiQian?
YiQian is really a professional photo relative store and some girl in it is very beautiful.I bought film in it.

But the traffic to XingGuang Camera Mall for me is not convenient,usually I send my film to a KODAK photo store near my home. If I care some photo very much or I need to process slide ,then I go to GeLin in WuLuMuQi Road for stable quality. Recent years I always worry about the process quality of negative,because it's cheap and easy-use.

Some time I process B&W by myself,but It's tired and my wife doesn't like the smell,I have to stop it.

I bought a scanner NIKON COOLSCAN 5000ED for LEICA,for the high image quality.
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Do you process your B&W negative by yourself or in YiQian?
YiQian is really a professional photo relative store and some girl in it is very beautiful.I bought film in it.

I bought a scanner NIKON COOLSCAN 5000ED for LEICA,for the high image quality.
David, I let YiQian do the processing. I got a second hand R-D1 some some days ago and this little camera really hooked me ;-)

I envy you on the Coolscan. Where did you buy it in Shanghai?



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Still a stand out photo ! congrats !
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Just got a chrome version today. Probably the only new piece in Singapore right now!!! I love it!!! it's sharp!!!

Here's some test pics of my daughter


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Film was damaged unfortunately by the 1 hour photoservice.

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Just got a chrome version today. Probably the only new piece in Singapore right now!!! I love it!!! it's sharp!!!
Damn, I have been looking for one in this part of the world too. The 2nd pix looks nice, I just love the colours.
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this thread needs more pictures people!

M6, 50mm lux asph, wide open, superia x-tra 400, slight vignetting added in post
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Some shots this afternoon. M8 with 50 lux ASPH.









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Hey, I know that spot. Right around the corner from the Leidseplein and the mall...
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Love the contrast and detail on the walls.
For a moment, I was confusing this thread with the R-D1 photo thread and thought: "Wow - this is crazy detailed and sharp!"

Finding out, it is shot with the M9 made me sad
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Love the contrast and detail on the walls.
For a moment, I was confusing this thread with the R-D1 photo thread and thought: "Wow - this is crazy detailed and sharp!"

Finding out, it is shot with the M9 made me sad
Thanks Dirk! Dont be Sad, you can make any camera & lens Sing with your skills!
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random encounter, I asked her for a photo a little bit bummed that I missed the focus, but it's not too bad I think.


old builders light, they were renovating the basement level
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guy was waiting like that for 15 minutes.. same with her.. shot from the hip
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Couple of quick questions. Can the tab be removed and if so, who has had it done? Reversable? It's annoying me

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Couple of quick questions. Can the tab be removed and if so, who has had it done? Reversable? It's annoying me

Why is it there Seriously...
If you find a solution, please send me your removed tab, as I cut possibly use it on my 90 Elmarit, as lenses without tab annoy me these days ;-)

The 50 Lux, I do not focus with taking the tab between index finger and thumb of my left hand, as seen on many pictures of people, focussing a Leica M.

It is way to sticky for that.
I take the focus ring with my index finger and thumb as with lenses without tab and ADDITIONALLY lay my middle finger's second segment into the groove of the tab.

This way I have MUCH more precision and a more rigid fine tuning, when focussing wide open.

I love the tabs! (at first usage, coming from Nikon AF lenses, they were awkward and always in the way)
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it can be removed, but then you'd have holes in your lens.
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M2 :: 50/1.4 asph :: Delta 100 :: Xtol+Rodinal



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Robert,

two beautiful shots!

That diagonal of light...How did you invent that thing?!

and the second one is really nice too...

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Nice!

That looks familiar. Mine was shot in 06 on a 35 Cron / Asph, Kodachrome 64:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1111/...26e41286_o.jpg

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My LHSA black paint 50 aspheric lives near permanently on the black M3 in my avatar, all on Kodachrome 64...
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More from the same, a wonderful lens. I call the middle one the Big Apple, about once hour after New Years in Times Square, the light is incredible there.

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