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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M9 + Noctilux f1

Theme : At the caf

just some random shots i took during a coffee break. mostly straight out of the camera.















PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn good Hari, very Leica look
I can only dream of this combo


PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome combo and nice pictures Hari. Thanks for sharing.


PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb shots. That must be a joy to use!

Please please please please please please please please please let me borrow your camera for, like, 10 minutes? Smile


PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IAZA wrote:
damn good Hari, very Leica look
I can only dream of this combo


thanks buddy! I'm loving the combo!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Omar wrote:
Awesome combo and nice pictures Hari. Thanks for sharing.


thanks Omar! the noctilux is bigger and heavier than the nokton 50/1.1 but man I'm loving the results!!!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

husball wrote:
Superb shots. That must be a joy to use!

Please please please please please please please please please let me borrow your camera for, like, 10 minutes? Smile


next weekend?


PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one of your best!


PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice image of the man and his dog. Reminds me of Umberto D., one of my favorite movies.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quxz_60797I

Warning: it may make you cry!


PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a great lens.
Hari I like your samples but I wonder.
Could then images benefit from a bit more exposure or maybe rather moving the black point down a bit.
The shadow and darker mid tones look quite blocked and very "digital" overall.
The noct has a 2 stop difference in exposure from center to corners to begin with.
Maybe just a touch more PP will make the results even more impressive.
Could just be my monitor.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My gawd what a classy lens! It leaves me drooling.
Some of the samples look really superb to me.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing images.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rbelyell wrote:
one of your best!


thanks mate! this lens is oozing character which i don't find in the new 50/0.95 noctilux.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kram wrote:
Nice image of the man and his dog. Reminds me of Umberto D., one of my favorite movies.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quxz_60797I

Warning: it may make you cry!


man, you wernt kidding. this little clip was quite hardcore. i closed it at the point where the puppy freed itself out of his hand, scared by the passing train. I'm a sucker for animals and can't handle any kind of cruelty against them

thanks for the compliment Smile


PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F16SUNSHINE wrote:

The noct has a 2 stop difference in exposure from center to corners to begin with.


Really?! If that were true you would see extreme vignetting, right?


PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F16SUNSHINE wrote:
It's a great lens.
Hari I like your samples but I wonder.
Could then images benefit from a bit more exposure or maybe rather moving the black point down a bit.
The shadow and darker mid tones look quite blocked and very "digital" overall.
The noct has a 2 stop difference in exposure from center to corners to begin with.
Maybe just a touch more PP will make the results even more impressive.
Could just be my monitor.


Hi Andy,

no, not your monitor. i do like darker and moodier pictures and sometimes this is the reason why i "ruin" a picture by making it a tad too dark

will try to overcome my emo tendency and expose correctly

thanks for the advice buddy


PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
My gawd what a classy lens! It leaves me drooling.
Some of the samples look really superb to me.


Thanks Orio!

I'm still learning to use this lens, hope to produce some really nice images using the strong character of the lens

did i ever tell you that you're one of my inspirations for kickarse compositions and use of dof?


Last edited by Hari on Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:53 pm; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dragom wrote:
Amazing images.


thanks mate!

just started getting to know each other and it looks like a very long and interesting journey ahead!


PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hari wrote:

Thanks Orio!
did i ever tell you that you're one of my inspirations for kickarse compositions and use of dof?


Thanks, I'm flattered!
Given my belly, I would also like to be flattened, but my doctor says that this is not the way it works! Laughing


PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big money but what a lense. Impressive.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



@Andy - took your advice and made it a lil brighter. it surely looks nicer but seems to have lost some of the mood? whaddya think?


PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and here's the original shot. straight out of the camera i think ->



PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi hari
sent you PM