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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By Alnitak
I nearly crapped my pants, and as Stephen pointed...

I nearly crapped my pants, and as Stephen pointed out, I never even looked at the falling guy--I was diving for the cameras. Bruises and cuts will heal--a broken lens won't.

Jeff
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 11,012
Posted By Alnitak
I'm a tweak

Well, I for one have found this compelling. I love megapixels, the more the merrier. I can deal with the occasional moire in order to get the detail I want. As such, I pre-ordered a D800E last...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-04-2012
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
No, not all. Jeff

No, not all.

Jeff
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-27-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 15,852
Posted By Alnitak
Nice stuff, Tom. I haven't been able to get...

Nice stuff, Tom. I haven't been able to get one--apparently the first batch were all recalled for some soft of flaw? Is yours a new one post-recall?

Jeff

The first batch could "bind" on some...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-17-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,899
Posted By Alnitak
There weren't really any significant reliability...

There weren't really any significant reliability issues. There were a minor number of cameras that suffered from a cracked cover glass; according to Leica this was an issue with a batch of sensors...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-01-2011
Replies: 139
Views: 75,348
Posted By Alnitak
Great shot. I love this lens--very sharp, and...

Great shot. I love this lens--very sharp, and great retro look and feel.

Jeff
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-24-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
Beyond 0.7m on the M8 and M9, the lens will focus...

Beyond 0.7m on the M8 and M9, the lens will focus but the rangefinder is decoupled, so you can't tell if the image will be in focus or not without guesstimating. The beauty of digital is that you...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-18-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
Sorry, popped off the thread for a while. I was...

Sorry, popped off the thread for a while. I was referring to the 35/1.4 Nokton, not the 1.2. The 1.4 was designed to emulate a pre-aspherical summilux, and it does a great job of it, but it does...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-17-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
Ashwin, I agree with Kristian. The only real...

Ashwin, I agree with Kristian. The only real difference between the V1 and V2 lenses is the size and the new 0.5m MFD of the V2 (and a much better hood). I will say that I had one V1 that I just...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-11-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
Great shots, Kristian. I especially like the one...

Great shots, Kristian. I especially like the one where Charlie is looking right at you. Two and Half Men won't be the same without him--in fact, I don't watch the new ones. The show was Charlie.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-10-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
So, just to lay this to rest, the lenses in order...

So, just to lay this to rest, the lenses in order are the V2, then the V1, then the Summilux. The V1 I was using is a cherry sample--the best V1 I have ever used. It's sharper than the Summilux. ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-10-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
I'll let folks take a few more guesses before I...

I'll let folks take a few more guesses before I "reveal" the actuals.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-10-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
I think there's a very subtle difference between...

I think there's a very subtle difference between V1 and V2, but I challenge most people to be able to identify it. In fact, here's a composite of the two versions of the Nokton and the Leica...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-10-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
OK, so I'm finally getting around to posting a...

OK, so I'm finally getting around to posting a few shots from last weekend. Crazy week at work; the only upside is that the job pays well enough that I can fiddle around with gear in my limited free...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-06-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
You mean down the hill? Well worth it. You have...

You mean down the hill? Well worth it. You have to make reservations to get in, as they limit the crowds.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-06-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
Here on vacation? Ironically, I grew up not far...

Here on vacation? Ironically, I grew up not far from you, in Kutztown PA.

You must get to the Villa. Outstanding museum.

Jeff
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-06-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
Indeed, the flare resistance is superb. I took...

Indeed, the flare resistance is superb. I took my V2 out for a photo jaunt on Sunday and I purposely tested the flare resistance. I don't believe one needs a hood for this lens. ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-04-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
It's an excellent place to shoot. The best time...

It's an excellent place to shoot. The best time to go there is in the winter in the afternoon, when the light is golden and there are no crowds.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-04-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
The build quality is mostly noticeable in two...

The build quality is mostly noticeable in two areas: Play of the aperture ring, which is much smoother and tighter, with cleaner detents, and the finish. The paint job on the V1 lenses could be a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-04-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
As always, a new version leads people to...

As always, a new version leads people to speculate...I'm working on some side-by-side images comparing the V2, V1 and Summilux ASPH. (non-FLE). In a carefully controlled test, the only difference I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-02-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
I would say so, yes. The Summilux is smaller and...

I would say so, yes. The Summilux is smaller and sharper across the field.

The Nokton is a great alternative lens that's a lot cheaper.

Jeff
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-02-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,061
Posted By Alnitak
The red edge issues has nothing to do with the...

The red edge issues has nothing to do with the speed of the lens or really the focal length--its a function of the location of the rear nodal point of the lens relative to the sensor. Now, as the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-28-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,973
Posted By Alnitak
Well...uncoded looks like crap, as you might...

Well...uncoded looks like crap, as you might expect. All the wides look like crap uncoded, even my Leica lenses. :-) If you want, you can use an EXIF editor to correct/change the EXIF data.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-28-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,973
Posted By Alnitak
I need to update my write-up on this topic, but...

I need to update my write-up on this topic, but the bottom line is that the 12mm is superb on the M9, especially with the latest v1.162 of the M9 firmware. Just code the lens as the 21mm f/2.8...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-17-2011
Replies: 139
Views: 75,348
Posted By Alnitak
I love both of these lenses. Right now I have...

I love both of these lenses. Right now I have the 50/3.5, but I've had two of the 50/2's: One that came in a kit with my Bessa Anniversary edition (and was collapsible), and for a while I used the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-02-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,473
Posted By Alnitak
To me this looks more like something Leica should...

To me this looks more like something Leica should want to forget and should have never left the prototype stage.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-30-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 10,009
Posted By Alnitak
The corners of the Summilux are much, much...

The corners of the Summilux are much, much sharper. If you want a Summilux analogue that is much cheaper, try the 50/1.5 Nokton. Remarkable lens, sharp in the corners, smaller and lighter.

Jeff
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-27-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 10,009
Posted By Alnitak
I guess I would challenge the "beats the Nokton...

I guess I would challenge the "beats the Nokton hands down" comment with some real data:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhapeman/5383704074/sizes/l/in/photostream/

That's the furthest 500x500 pixel...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-27-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 10,009
Posted By Alnitak
For you perhaps, but logically the old f/1...

For you perhaps, but logically the old f/1 Noctilux is the better comparison. The two are remarkably similar optically and in size and weight, and pure optical performance is nearly...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 10,009
Posted By Alnitak
I see this all the time with fast lenses where...

I see this all the time with fast lenses where people think that "some copies" do or don't have focus shift. Bottom line: In a non-aspherical design with no floating elements, focus shift is a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 30,128
Posted By Alnitak
I love this little lens. Compact, very sharp. I...

I love this little lens. Compact, very sharp. I use it on my M9 and my film M's. Here's a whole gallery of images taken with that lens, mostly on my M9 and an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 45,972
Posted By Alnitak
Full-sized images are now up in this...

Full-sized images are now up in this set:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhapeman/sets/72157622580527317/

Along with some sample images taken at other times with a different copy of the Nokton (also...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-10-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,565
Posted By Alnitak
I think this is getting blown out of proportion. ...

I think this is getting blown out of proportion. Leica has done an excellent job dealing with the red edge issue with their own lenses. We simply can't expect them to deal with lenses from Zeiss...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-01-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,374
Posted By Alnitak
I found it to be the sharpest camera I have ever...

I found it to be the sharpest camera I have ever owned--much sharper than my 5DII.

As for the sensor, I'm surprised they don't charge more. Remember this is NOT a DSLR. It's got far less space,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-21-2010
Replies: 240
Views: 85,226
Posted By Alnitak
In an unusual twist for me, film. Ilford Pan F...

In an unusual twist for me, film. Ilford Pan F 50, Bessa R3M, Nokton 40/1.4 wide open:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4128/5077617504_21ab4a466a_z.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-04-2010
Replies: 376
Views: 193,147
Posted By Alnitak
Looking good!

Looking good!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-02-2010
Replies: 139
Views: 75,348
Posted By Alnitak
Just got this lens and I really like the...

Just got this lens and I really like the rendering it has wide open. Just slightly soft with a nice roll-off to the bokeh. Very sharp stopped down.
Voigtländer 50mm f/2 Heliar Classic @ f/2 + Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 9,353
Posted By Alnitak
I'd love to see these photos. Are they online...

I'd love to see these photos. Are they online anywhere?

Jeff
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-29-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 10,273
Posted By Alnitak
My daughter, delighted with an 8-day-old puppy's...

My daughter, delighted with an 8-day-old puppy's yawning:


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/5028522636_1db2fd8c08_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhapeman/5028522636/)
L1001837.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-29-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 10,273
Posted By Alnitak
Quick snap of one of my staff in my...

Quick snap of one of my staff in my office:


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/5034742217_8803ab25cf_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhapeman/5034742217/)
L1001881.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-29-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 10,273
Posted By Alnitak
I don't think its a trap, and maybe that's the...

I don't think its a trap, and maybe that's the issue here--you appear to see the comparison the 75 'Lux as a negative and I see it as quite the reverse. I think the fact that they can be compared at...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-29-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 10,273
Posted By Alnitak
I guess it's a matter of perspective. IMO, the...

I guess it's a matter of perspective. IMO, the difference of 10cm in MFD is pretty minor.

As for the sharpness issue, that photo Steve linked was mine, and there are reasons besides pure design...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 10,273
Posted By Alnitak
Hmmm. I don't know where Stephen got that...

Hmmm. I don't know where Stephen got that information, presumably from Mr. K himself. That said, I think it was just a modest assessment. By f/5.6 the lens is sharp across the frame, out to the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,346
Posted By Alnitak
Extremely well-said--I agree 100%. Jeff

Extremely well-said--I agree 100%.

Jeff
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-28-2010
Replies: 82
Views: 48,734
Posted By Alnitak
I just picked up a copy of this lens when I was...

I just picked up a copy of this lens when I was in London a few weeks ago for work. I really like it; very nice rendering and clearly a different style than the Leica or CV...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 10,273
Posted By Alnitak
All of the shots in this set were taken with the...

All of the shots in this set were taken with the M9, wide open.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhapeman/sets/72157625031718754/

Jeff
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 10,273
Posted By Alnitak
So you've got both lenses and can speak with...

So you've got both lenses and can speak with authority that these are apples and oranges? :rolleyes:

Bottom line: This lens seems to be a clear attempt to copy the 75 'lux rendering, just like the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 9,643
Posted By Alnitak
While the MF RF's are appealing, they still are...

While the MF RF's are appealing, they still are quite a bit larger than the camera size I prefer.

In the current crop of modern 24x36mm digital cameras, the M9 rules the roost as the most competent...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 9,643
Posted By Alnitak
No, apparently you weren't catching what I meant...

No, apparently you weren't catching what I meant by saying the VF in the X100 appears to be innovative. My only point was that it was a mistake to imply that there weren't optical VF options for the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-27-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 9,643
Posted By Alnitak
The VF is innovative on the X100--combo digital...

The VF is innovative on the X100--combo digital and optical--but there are beautiful optical VF's for the m4/3 cameras, the X1, etc. As for sensor size, the X1 and NEX are both APS-C sensors, so...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-27-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 9,643
Posted By Alnitak
Now on to the original post...I think the OP is...

Now on to the original post...I think the OP is way off in speculation-land. While I would love the X100 to herald something in the RF world, the fact is that it simply doesn't. It's not even an RF...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-27-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 9,643
Posted By Alnitak
Funny, I never thought of getting an M as getting...

Funny, I never thought of getting an M as getting a "street" camera, whatever that is supposed to mean. To me it was all about getting the smallest camera with the biggest sensor and excellent...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-26-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 10,273
Posted By Alnitak
I'm really digging this lens. It definitely has...

I'm really digging this lens. It definitely has the 75mm Summilux rendering, which I like, but in a smaller, much lighter package--which I also like. Just a wonderful portrait...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-23-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 3,545
Posted By Alnitak
I would take any digital RF from Cosina--FF would...

I would take any digital RF from Cosina--FF would be nice, but not required if it put the pricing into the wrong place.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,845
Posted By Alnitak
Thanks, glad to help out! Jeff

Thanks, glad to help out!

Jeff
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,845
Posted By Alnitak
I've posted this here before, but I'll link it...

I've posted this here before, but I'll link it again. It's my tutorial on getting the best images from both the 12mm and 15mm on the M9 and M8 (but especially the M9). It's not just lens variation...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-19-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 8,475
Posted By Alnitak
Ooh, they're shipping? Can't wait for mine to...

Ooh, they're shipping? Can't wait for mine to arrive!

Nice shots, Rob. I like the rendering of that lens.

Jeff
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-10-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,911
Posted By Alnitak
Now, now, I said I was joking. This highlights...

Now, now, I said I was joking.

This highlights the fact that different folks like different looks. I personally really like the new Noctilux, but I like my images to be bitingly sharp in the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-10-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,911
Posted By Alnitak
Why not smudge a bunch of vaseline onto the...

Why not smudge a bunch of vaseline onto the Nokton--that will get you the Canon 50/0.95 look. :eek:

Just kidding.

Jeff
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-10-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,911
Posted By Alnitak
The Leica website lists the 50/0.95 at "Approx....

The Leica website lists the 50/0.95 at "Approx. 700g" so I wasn't too far off in guessing that the Nokton was half the weight.

The Noctilux is a bit of a burden...but the results are so lovely. I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-10-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 21,282
Posted By Alnitak
When the lens only costs $429, does it need to be...

When the lens only costs $429, does it need to be really special? It's just a darned good value. ;)

Jeff
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-10-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,911
Posted By Alnitak
First off, the Cosina-Voigtlander lenses are very...

First off, the Cosina-Voigtlander lenses are very well-known for sample variation. Sean Reid points that out, and you trust Sean, so you don't have to believe me. The sample variation is one of the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-10-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,911
Posted By Alnitak
The Nokton is substantially lighter than the new...

The Nokton is substantially lighter than the new Noctilux f/0.95. I don't have a scale handy, but I wouldn't be surprised if the Noctilux weighed twice as much--and I do have both lenses in my bag...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-06-2010
Replies: 240
Views: 85,226
Posted By Alnitak
I generally like this lens, but as my reply to...

I generally like this lens, but as my reply to Robert indicated, the bokeh can be a bit busy at times. Here's a shot with my M8.2 that demonstrates the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-06-2010
Replies: 240
Views: 85,226
Posted By Alnitak
Robert, if you want good contrast, get the MC...

Robert, if you want good contrast, get the MC version; the SC has lower overall contrast due to the single layer of coatings. I personally find the bokeh of this lens a bit "busy" but some folks...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-06-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 21,282
Posted By Alnitak
Super sharp lens with great color and very good...

Super sharp lens with great color and very good bokeh.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3548/3776400259_d7e2de0b60_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhapeman/3776400259/)
Talk to the paw...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-06-2010
Replies: 116
Views: 34,096
Posted By Alnitak
I really liked this lens, but had too many 50's...

I really liked this lens, but had too many 50's (is that possible?), so I sold it. Definitely a little gem of a lens. Nicer OOF than some of the Voigtlanders and very...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-05-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,289
Posted By Alnitak
Thanks. I believe the MF corrections also deal...

Thanks. I believe the MF corrections also deal with the fact that most sensors are not uniform, and the larger they get the more apparent this is.

Jeff
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,271
Posted By Alnitak
I've used my f/0.95 Noctilux on an EP-1 and a...

I've used my f/0.95 Noctilux on an EP-1 and a GF-1. It's a little easier to focus, especially since you don't have to worry about the loss of focus when/if you recompose. That said, it brings its...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,289
Posted By Alnitak
I think that the 25mm can be coded as the Leica...

I think that the 25mm can be coded as the Leica 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit pre-ASPH and any issues will go away.

It definitely adds to the workflow to use CornerFix, but lets face it, there is a big...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,289
Posted By Alnitak
Voigtlander Ultrawides on the digital M's

I love to use the Voigtlander ultrawide lenses on the M9 (and previously on the M8). I get very regular requests on how to properly use them on the digital M's, particularly on the M9 given the "red...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,657
Posted By Alnitak
Jaap's usage advice is dead-on accurate. One...

Jaap's usage advice is dead-on accurate.

One thing I haven't seen mentioned here is that the CCD in the M9 is much more power-hungry than the modern CMOS sensors used by most other cameras. That no...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-31-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 3,869
Posted By Alnitak
FWIW, focus shift is not related to ASPH design...

FWIW, focus shift is not related to ASPH design (witness the famous focus shift of the 35mm Summilux ASPH); it's a floating element group that will eliminate focus shift--which is what the new 35mm...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-29-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,993
Posted By Alnitak
I would agree. Resolution-wise, around 16-18mp...

I would agree. Resolution-wise, around 16-18mp is my minimum. I personally find the high-ISO on the M9 to be plenty useful with LR3, and have no problem shooting ISO 1600 when required.

Jeff
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-29-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,549
Posted By Alnitak
Sorry, didn't mean to come off as flippant. ...

Sorry, didn't mean to come off as flippant. You're right, its not like Leica makes it clear how this works, and it sounds like not even all their staff know how it works.

Jeff
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-29-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,549
Posted By Alnitak
No. The framelines come into play on both the M8...

No. The framelines come into play on both the M8 and M9--it requires the correct combination of the lens code and framelines for the camera to register a lens properly. You can verify this by...
Forum: Photo Software 08-25-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,597
Posted By Alnitak
Well, it's a matter of taste. Some people like...

Well, it's a matter of taste. Some people like Aperture's raw engine, some prefer Adobe and some prefer Capture One. Capture One was specifically optimized for the M8 in collaboration with Leica,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-25-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,549
Posted By Alnitak
This is no secret and its been brought up...

This is no secret and its been brought up before--although maybe not on this forum. Personally I found the M8/8.2 implementation to be a bit flaky--it didn't always ask for the FL on my M8.2, for...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-21-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 24,037
Posted By Alnitak
Nice series of images. The Nokton is a great...

Nice series of images. The Nokton is a great lens, although I felt it needed a good bit of post-processing to get the results I wanted on my M8 and M9. In the end, I got rid of it because it was so...
Forum: Photo Software 08-21-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,597
Posted By Alnitak
Bottom line, no. You really HAVE to shoot with...

Bottom line, no. You really HAVE to shoot with the UV/IR filter on the M8 if you want the color to be right. It's the IR contamination that's the problem, not the UV. Cornerfix is really for the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-11-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,459
Posted By Alnitak
Ditto--this is exactly how I do it, and it's...

Ditto--this is exactly how I do it, and it's quick, simple and cheap. I keep a sharpie in my camera bag to touch it up when required.

Jeff
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-09-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 44,986
Posted By Alnitak
The 28/2 Ultron has a decentered element. It's a...

The 28/2 Ultron has a decentered element. It's a very common problem with that particular lens. Time to get it replaced.

Jeff
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By Alnitak
My wife might prefer that...but I'm not willing...

My wife might prefer that...but I'm not willing to test the theory.
:eek:
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By Alnitak
On the camera front, you make me look like an...

On the camera front, you make me look like an amateur.

Jeff
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By Alnitak
Har har! That's my collection. I also had all...

Har har! That's my collection. I also had all the Voigtlander glass at one point, and before that, all the Canon glass. Some people have boats...I have lenses. :p
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-21-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 7,236
Posted By Alnitak
I think LUF has managed to attract a bit more of...

I think LUF has managed to attract a bit more of a critical mass on the digital M side, both M8 and M9. To be honest, I don't really like a certain segment of the LUF crowd, but because its more...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-10-2010
Replies: 350
Views: 127,373
Posted By Alnitak
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2743/4134296119_d93...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2743/4134296119_d93827ce1e_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2799/4132668832_b71e931690_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4131908121_493bff2b08_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-24-2010
Replies: 214
Views: 36,277
Posted By Alnitak
Very cute Boston Terrier!

Very cute Boston Terrier!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-19-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 6,810
Posted By Alnitak
I've been using a Nocti 0.95 on the M9 for about...

I've been using a Nocti 0.95 on the M9 for about two months now. It's a great combination. Here's a few of my small-sized...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,082
Posted By Alnitak
I'll add my vote for the 50/2.5 Color-Skopar. ...

I'll add my vote for the 50/2.5 Color-Skopar. Fabulous little lens, very sharp and a lovely rendering.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-16-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,072
Posted By Alnitak
The technological difficulties surround that idea...

The technological difficulties surround that idea vastly exceed the severity of the problem. This is nothing that a better software correction cannot fix. Alternatively, altering lens design would...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-16-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,072
Posted By Alnitak
I made my own for my 15/4.5 and 12/5.6. I just...

I made my own for my 15/4.5 and 12/5.6. I just got a large piece of white posterboard and spraypainted one side neutral gray. I shot both sides and the gray worked better for making the profiles...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,072
Posted By Alnitak
You don't have to use CornerFix with the WATE; it...

You don't have to use CornerFix with the WATE; it works perfectly on the M9. The corner performance is very good IMO. Not quite razor sharp at f/4 and 16mm, but its nice and sharp by f/5.6 and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-12-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,072
Posted By Alnitak
The 15/4.5 will have the "red edge" issues with...

The 15/4.5 will have the "red edge" issues with the M9, but it can be fixed with CornerFix. It's best to code it as the 21/2.8 11134; that will fix most of the vignetting in camera. The CV 12/5.6...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-17-2009
Replies: 214
Views: 36,277
Posted By Alnitak
There is absolutely nothing interesting or...

There is absolutely nothing interesting or artistic about this shot, but it's ISO 2500 on the M9. Amazing quality; better than ISO 1250 on the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,705
Posted By Alnitak
There's a lot of brassing on the top and the...

There's a lot of brassing on the top and the bottom for only 585 actuations as claimed. I am skeptical....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-27-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 7,878
Posted By Alnitak
I think you probably have one of two problems:...

I think you probably have one of two problems: Focus shift and/or Voigtlander QC. I have had more than my fair share of CV lenses with decentered elements. Luckily I just return them and the next...
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