Here are some b/w images from a haunted house taken a couple of days ago. Lens was a late pre-asph lux 35, all images @ 1.4, ISO 2500.
BTW, some of the best M9 photos that I've seen anywhere on the interweb
Really makes me look forward to shooting with my M9...
Love the dancers Woody.
Here are a couple of landscapes from the weekend - both with the WATE
Just this guy you know
Very nice, Woody. I particularly like that shot of the church.
Woody - that church shot is fantastic.
How did you keep all the verticals parrallel? My guess is that you used a really wide focal length (WATE), and chopped off the bottom third of the image?
Sony A99, RX1, RX100
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With Summilux 50 asph:
Stiching produces very, very large files but you need very high pixel density because the perspective correction "stretches" the top of the image - giving the same effect as uprezing. A super abundance of pixels at the top of the image compensates for this. Interestingly the loss of resolution toward the extreme end of the image often looks "natural" - comparable to the declining resolution that you get with a view camera as you approach the edge of the image circle with extreme shifts. Adding a bit of vignetting during processing can enhance this illusion.
The B&W citiscape print that I brought to Oregon (the three panel M9 stitch) started out pointed downward by about 20 degrees (quite a lot) - I trued up perspective as described above. No one noticed or commented on any quality issues - again demonstrating the advantage of very large files - they give you the headroom to deal with perspective issues.
Once you've thought and experimented through all of this its very fast to shoot and do the post processing.
Sunday afternoon at the Pike Place Market. Coming, or going? I asked if i could take their picture. Missed their feet. Cheers.
M8: 28mm f/2; 1/1000s; ISO 160
They were walking by and I asked if i could take their picture. It works. It was a Sunday, also. Maybe it's the camera. Cheers.
M8; 75mm f/2; 1/125s; ISO 160
with the 35 Summarit (however the image is somewhat cropped):
I really like that lens. Such nice boke, and still sharp on her face (which is a little red, I guess it is getting cold where you are).
Carsten - Website
You get a look and feel with the WATE that I don't see often (Mike Hatam being another exception). I am filling out my lens kit for the M9 and the WATE is high on that list. What I find interesting is that I never see the look you get with the WATE from those who use the 18 4.0. Since the whole issue may be the photographer and not the lens, is there any chance you could get an 18 4.0 and do some side by side shots with the WATE. I for one would really appreciate this as it would help me decide on the best lens for my work. As you well know, at its price the WATE is not a lens you should buy without really understanding its strengths and weaknesses.
Learning from Love. Mimi and the youngest grandchild.
35 Cron ver. IV, ISO 640:
Pure love, Lloyd. Captured with lots of it.
Funny how things change but yet they don't. The entire time I worked in New York, this is how everything felt to me. I often felt like the guy in the middle of the top image... so much motion, so much energy, I never had time to bring it into focus, just move, move, move. Back in Manhattan last week, it seemed that it's still the same. Oddly, for me at least there's a certain comfort in that.
CV 15/4.5 Superwide:
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These are wonderful Lloyd. . . and they feel like a step outside your comfort zone (I'm jealous, I always want to step outside my comfort zone, but somehow there I am . . . right in the middle of it!).
all the best
Just this guy you know
This morning from the front porch... a little Morning Magic.
CV 90/3.5 APO Lanthar:
[QUOTE=Lloyd;154179]This morning from the front porch... a little Morning Magic. CV 90/3.5 APO Lanthar:
Great color and contrast. Nice porch view. Cheers.
These B & W "street' shots are terrific. Gritty "slices". Cheers.
Worth the wait and I'm so happy that focus is spot on with the Noctilux @ f/1.0...
No images there I fear, they are blocked by your server.
Should be able to view the images now...thanks for the heads up jaapv!