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Old 06-08-2018   #281
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Great pics again Michael.


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Taken at the Tokyo Fish Market

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Nice, Michael...Jon was telling me yesterday how he really liked your results with the Zeiss!

Hope you have a great weekend.
Hi Dave, thanks a lot. Jon is rad.

Thanks Erik, you rule.

DMA1965, thanks a lot for posting, I am planning on visiting Tokyo at some point this year. and would love to visit that market.

Siem Reap, Cambodia. Early morning photo walk. Some young novices collecting their daily alms from the locals. This land mine victim was selling an awesome selection of pirated (photo copied ) books about Cambodia.



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Hanoi, Vietnam. Trying to search for photos in a crowded market.


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Jess by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

Jess by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

Tyler at Chopsticks by Jim Fischer, on Flickr

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A couple of recent ones from Yangon





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What a thread!! what a pleasure to look at it... specially your work, michael. It is a big pleasure to look at your work, really. Thanks for sharing!
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What a thread!! what a pleasure to look at it... specially your work, michael. It is a big pleasure to look at your work, really. Thanks for sharing!
thanks a lot Shab, I appreciate that.

Here are a couple of more from a recent trip to Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar..... Traffic has really gotten bad in the last couple of years with the influx of imported cars.


Yangon, Myanmar...... Waking up early and watching the city "wake up" is one of my favorite things to do.


Yangon, Myanmar.... Shwedagon Pagoda is still one of my favorite places in the world to take photos.


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Great work once again, Michael!

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Great work once again, Michael!

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Thanks a lot Erik, that's very kind of you

These photos are all from Shwedagon Pagoda, it really is a magical place to take photos.









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So... I bought a Distagon and some kodak pro 100 =D
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It just occurred to me: A Distagon is a retrofocus lens, with extra back-focus distance to clear an SLR mirror. But since the Distagon ZM is for a Leica M, and there is no mirror, why does it need to be a Distagon, and not a Biogon? Any 35mm lens has a long enough back focus to leave room for metering, so that can't be it.
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I assume they did it like that to make sure it's more easily compatible with digital sensors. (I.e. no colour shifts and blurring in the corners of the frame).
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Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZM photos

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It just occurred to me: A Distagon is a retrofocus lens, with extra back-focus distance to clear an SLR mirror. But since the Distagon ZM is for a Leica M, and there is no mirror, why does it need to be a Distagon, and not a Biogon? Any 35mm lens has a long enough back focus to leave room for metering, so that can't be it.

The ZM Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4 wouldnt clear the mirror in an SLR as it has a very different optical formula from the SLR Mount Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4. The SLR mount lens is twice the weight and size. My guess is that Zeiss/Cosina threw all the optical tricks in the book at this lens for optimum performance on digital M-mount bodies and that resulted in the lens being a Distagon for the reasons given above. They succeeded as imo its a better lens than the current Summilux 35/1.4 ASPH.
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Distagon and Portra <3

Portra and Distagon are a perfect match

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Edit: Oh well... that's a tiny picture... i have to find another way to post photos...
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I assume they did it like that to make sure it's more easily compatible with digital sensors. (I.e. no colour shifts and blurring in the corners of the frame).

Above all Biogon type is not suitable for f/1.4
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Here is a recent one from Myanmar

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I've seen so many different lens thread. This is the only one that makes me want to buy the lens after seeing these images.

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I've seen so many different lens thread. This is the only one that makes me want to buy the lens after seeing these images.

I blame Michael
Ha Ha, Thanks a lot.

I haven't posted a in awhile, my Flickr is "maxed out" and I am trying to decide what to do with it.

These are from my last trip to Myanmar.


I was staying in an area in southern Mon State and I heard that there was a fishing village nearby. I rode my motorbike out there a couple of times over the next couple of days and I every time I saw a dead dog on the beach, I got pretty sad.

Bin Le Wah Beach
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Bin Le Wah Beach


Mandalay


Mandalay
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A couple of more
Bagan
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Mandalay


Yangon


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They all drink from the same cup?
Yes they do. lol

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Tokyo


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Just to bring forward a point I might have made in the past regarding this lens;

My guess is that Zeiss/Cosina threw all the optical tricks in the book at this lens for optimum performance on digital M-mount bodies and that resulted in the lens being a Distagon for the reasons given above. They succeeded as imo its a better lens than the current Summilux

I think this is correct; in fact if you recall CZ announced the lens delivery at one point and then the date came and went. I do believe some on this fine forum questioned the non-appearance at that time and CZ didn't really give a clear answer. In the months around that time I believe the next sensored Leica camera was released and it is my pure conjecture that CZ had a chance to test the 35mm f/1.4 on that sensor and went *back* to reformulating/fine tuning the optical formula to better match that sensor, especially against the Pre FLE Asph Summilux. It was after the CZ 35mm f/1.4 that the FLE 'lux was introduced; again my conjecture that the FLE was a response to a clearly superior lens on a Leica M sensor.
I truly believe that a new set of 35's from Leica is imminent; my guess is of course a Noct version super speed and super large and at perhaps a slightly faster Summicron ASPH with FLE. The bar has been set higher again with the new VC 35mm f/2 so I am very curious what will come....


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It just occurred to me: A Distagon is a retrofocus lens, with extra back-focus distance to clear an SLR mirror. But since the Distagon ZM is for a Leica M, and there is no mirror, why does it need to be a Distagon, and not a Biogon? Any 35mm lens has a long enough back focus to leave room for metering, so that can't be it.

The ZM Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4 wouldnt clear the mirror in an SLR as it has a very different optical formula from the SLR Mount Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4. The SLR mount lens is twice the weight and size. My guess is that Zeiss/Cosina threw all the optical tricks in the book at this lens for optimum performance on digital M-mount bodies and that resulted in the lens being a Distagon for the reasons given above. They succeeded as imo its a better lens than the current Summilux
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Great shots, Michael, keep them coming.


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wow i didnt see this thread until now!! michael rules!! great job!
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Thanks a lot everybody for the compliments.

Yangon
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I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting this thread over the last few years. I enjoy the naturalness of your approach, which you discuss somewhere on page 3 (I went back and looked). You do have a knack for putting your subjects at ease when they know they are being photographed.

Does your lab also scan your photos for you, and how much post-processing does this particular film require?
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This has been a wonderful journey through beautiful photographs. Thanks to all who posted images here. It is humbling to see it all.
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I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting this thread over the last few years. I enjoy the naturalness of your approach, which you discuss somewhere on page 3 (I went back and looked). You do have a knack for putting your subjects at ease when they know they are being photographed.

Does your lab also scan your photos for you, and how much post-processing does this particular film require?
Thanks a lot jja..... My "old" lab in Bangkok scanned 99% of the photos in this thread. The photos that I just posted from NYC and Tokyo were developed and scanned by Precision Camera (rff sponsor). I don't know how to do post processing so I don't really mess around with it.

Hey Raid, I just moved to South Florida, I will be here for 2-3 years, we should meet up one day.

I still want to meet Akiva.

Jon Manjiro took me out in Tokyo and it was an amazing time, he rules.

Tokyo.....I saw this guy in a 7-11 and just approached him and talked to him a little and asked if I could take his photo. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't.
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NYC


Tokyo....It was my 1st time in Tokyo and I liked all of the designated "smoking areas" on the side streets. After living in Bangkok, it was interesting to see the special designated smoking areas.


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Thanks a lot jja..... My "old" lab in Bangkok scanned 99% of the photos in this thread. The photos that I just posted from NYC and Tokyo were developed and scanned by Precision Camera (rff sponsor). I don't know how to do post processing so I don't really mess around with it.

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Thank you for this info, it's good to know how photographers think about their process from start to finish. Precision Camera is my "home" lab, as I'm from Austin, but since most of my film photos are B&W developed at home, I don't use them very often. Your photos are inspiring me to return to color film.
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Thank you for this info, it's good to know how photographers think about their process from start to finish. Precision Camera is my "home" lab, as I'm from Austin, but since most of my film photos are B&W developed at home, I don't use them very often. Your photos are inspiring me to return to color film.
No problem at all. I just moved back to the states and I think I am going to have to start shooting black and white and developing and scanning at home.

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I have been traveling a lot the last couple of months and I just got back a bunch of film from those trips. Good times on the road

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