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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:25 am    Post subject: Leica 35/2.8 Reply with quote

Love at the first sight. It's a delight to handle - high quality material, high precision machine. The result is superb, I think.








PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really like the first picture.

This lens was my first MF lens ever. Now I'm looking for Summicron 35/2 to use on my R8.

To my 5D I already have the Distagon 35/1.4.. Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

#1 & #3 really look good. This lens seems to perform well. What processing was done here?


PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb indeed! It's no doubt to Leica.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suberb images! It was also my first MF lens and one of my all-time favorites:



PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent results! I really like them.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Martin: in the #3 I used yellow filter and push the contrast by copied-clone the layers and stacked them in 'hard light' blending mode. In #1 I crop it a bit and darken some unecessary details with local 'burn' tool.

@ Integrale: I like the dog picture, it looks '3D'. What camera did you use? Canon 5D?


PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

martinsmith99 wrote:
#1 & #3 really look good.


+100

#3 is so beautiful and #1 is simply stunning


PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yadisl wrote:
@ Integrale: I like the dog picture, it looks '3D'. What camera did you use? Canon 5D?


Thank you! It's a Nikon D700 and I converted the 35mm Elmarit (as well as several other Leitz/Leica lenses) with Leitax F-mount.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#1 is fantastic. Wonderful lens.

#2 has well preserved reds despite light, I guess you exposed with a less aggressive red channel and got more saturation from the blue that way? Great exposure.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The camera allows adjustment to individual RGB channels? Before exposure? I was unaware of that.

That Leica lens is magnificent and I too love #1


patrickh


PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That really is a stunning lens going by the images. Have you got a pic of the lens and how much do they cost to buy used?


PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

patrickh wrote:
The camera allows adjustment to individual RGB channels? Before exposure? I was unaware of that.


I am sorry my language barrier introduced a misunderstanding here. I was referring to a personal working method preference, where I spot meter for reds, thus overcoming Nikon DSLR's aggressive red channel (personal opinion) in matrix metering. Spot meter for reds and then adjust curves in post-processing to achieve wanted saturation for blue channel.

Nikon's Picture Control and edit/install custom color profiles is a very useful feature, but it would be even more useful if it was possible to install profiles where I could adjust individual color channel input. This is especially true for black/white photography. This way, I could use more liberty for out-of-camera results.

Btw, this feature is very badly covered in the manual of the D3 (and Capture NX) but it is very useful for those of us who want out-of-camera results when shooting RAW.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First one is a terrific photo!

Elmarit 35 is a super lens, I have it too.
The best photo I took with it, was a portrait. I like taking portraits with the 35mm lenses and the Elmarit is the best 35mm at portraits:

http://forum.mflenses.com/leitz-elmarit-2-8-35-t166,highlight,three+friends.html


PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#1 is incredible. I think I have to rob someone, as I don't have the funds to buy this lense at the moment. I'll blame it on you.

Thanks for showing

Thomas


PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incredible images, really striking Shocked


PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madamasu wrote:
#1 is incredible. I think I have to rob someone, as I don't have the funds to buy this lense at the moment. I'll blame it on you.

Thanks for showing

Thomas


Very Happy

Actually I just do matrix metering (or whatever the name) on Olympus E510. It seems like the meter works great.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the Leica-R lens?

Anyone know the difference between the 'R' lenses and the 'M' lenses?


PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andyw wrote:
Is this the Leica-R lens?

Anyone know the difference between the 'R' lenses and the 'M' lenses?


Well, first of all, the R-series is for SLRs and the M-series for rangefinders.
The constructions are different, so that you cannot compare a Summicron-R with a Summicron-M.
The M-lenses have an even higher reputation than the already well respected R-lenses.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh that's cleared that up Very Happy

Thanks. Smile


PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andyw wrote:
Is this the Leica-R lens?

Anyone know the difference between the 'R' lenses and the 'M' lenses?


usually the Ms go for much more on evilBay than the Rs.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful pictures!

Is it the Elmarit R 35mm F2,8?


PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bogolisk wrote:

usually the Ms go for much more on evilBay than the Rs.


Everywhere, not only on evilbay.

And also new. Quick example:

- Leica Summicron M 35mm f/2: 1600 GBP
- Zeiss Biogon ZM 2/35: 600 GBP

That's a neat 1000 GB Pounds less for the Zeiss lens, same destination, same focal lenght, same speed, same new.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picture of the lens on E510




PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote