I love how its wattle looks like a smile!
[QUOTE=Maggie O;13208][B]M8 by D-Lux3 and D-Lux 3 by M8/QUOTE]
THATS FAB !!
Love it Maggie..... Momma & Baby
'Yer not going anywhere!' On old Route 66 east of Albuquerque.
jaapv - I love the vulture. I've looked at it so many times tonight. The expression is sort of priceless.
Mike, LOVE the old jalopy and gas pump! Is that an old Dodge touring sedan?
Thanks Jack. I'll go back and look but I didn't see any identifying markings initially. I pass by there a couple times a week and want to work it some more so I'll try to find out what it is...or was.
Jaap --- LOVE this one, excellent composition!
About a week ago we had some more snow and decided to take the kids sledding. I took the M8 and it made out fine even though it got sprayed with snow a few times. I thought this might happen, so had a microfibre cloth in my pocket to wipe off the snow. I used the 50mm Summicron and tried to follow focus for the shots below.
In this sequence, my wife is racing my two sons. The first shot is from a later race, but fit better in this sequence.
Here's one with the 75lux. Such great bokeh with this lens.
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A little Reedbuck hiding
Looking daggers in Cortona
. . .
This was taken last autumn, but I just found it again . . .
50mm zeiss sonnar
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Just this guy you know
I can tell you guys and gals one thing: If I can take an obsolete and crazy lens, a fortyfive year old Rube Goldberg contraption, stuff it onto a camera that was never meant for the purpose, and get consistent and amazing (imo) results like these,and besides that many more by many others by more conventional means in this thread, I can advise the whole community of Leica bashers on the Internet where they can stuff their collective heads.....
JAAP - can you show us a picture of the lens and set-up you are using. The results certainly work and I remember the skeptics when you were heading to Africa with an M8.
I had an advantage: I took an M3 and a Telyt-V in Visoflex on safari in Kenya in the early seventies - I knew what I was getting into.I must confess, though, that the results with the M8 encouraged me to spend some more money and get an R9/DMR for this year.
Domke - no
A&A - no
Billingham - no
Holy crap. That thing takes the term "shooting" to a whole new level. Traveling through airport security with it must be interesting. And you're right, it is very cool that you can mount an M8 on it and get those wonderful results.
I have the same lens head with an older version of the squeeze grip which has a bellows instead of the variable extension tube. It's very handy for extreme close-up photos. Here are a couple of my photos made with the Novoflex (on the R8/DMR):
IMHO there's no more responsive manual-focus wildlife lens than the Novoflex. The f/6.8 Telyts come close and are much lighter and less bulky.
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Doug Herr http://www.wildlightphoto.com
That is right, Doug, only the wheel on the top locks focus. The extension tube is locked by a ring on the rear of the lens.
Too late, my post one up won't edit any more...
There is of course a lot of DNA shared between the Novoflex lenses and the Telyts.Not just the glass, which according to Jonathan Eastland was made by Leica. The Telyts were also available in Novfoflex grips, this Pigriff C I use is supposed to be able to take a Telyt 560 head, etc...The main difference between the Telyt 400/6.8 and the Noflexar-T 400/5.6 is the fact that the Telyt is aperture reduced to correct field curvature and the Noflexar had a lens element added for the same reason to make it a triplet - and about 700 grams heavier.
This gives the Noflexar two advantages - a half-stop more viewfinder brightness and a larger circle of maximum sharpness/resolution. On the Telyt it extends 9 mm, on the Noflexar 12 mm, making it sharp nearly into the corners on 1.3x crop.
Cats are scary at any size.
But first, we cut the cheese!
Then we cut the cake.
Bedford Cheese Shop is a fantastic shop with a plethora of cheeses from all over the world. If you love cheese, this is the place. It's in my neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. A quick and easy ride on the L-train from Union Square to Bedford Avenue.
Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2.0 (f5.6, 1/250, 160). Metz 20 C-2 Flash, Bounced off ceiling. Approximately 20 percent cropped off.
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by the way jaapv, are these pictures taken with the lens talked about here at post 172?
A fair number of them, yes.
What Helen said.
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Hey, Mike, why are you a subscriber member and I just a lowly member Did you pay more than I did? You bribed Jack!!
Not sure why myself . LOL
Jaap three more posts and i think you become a Senior Member. Go for it
Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.
I think Mike sent him a box of Cuban cigars..
He doesn't know Dutch cigars are better
At Harrods, London
Somewhere in Oakland.
You made it out west and the weather is a whole lot better than the East Coast. Right now in Maine you would not be loving it. Hopefully it warms up before you get home or your driveway is going to be quite the challenge. Enjoy your trip.
By the way great Japanese at Sushi Ran in Sausalito (yum!!!)
What I don't miss about SF....making sure I had my wheels pointed in the right direction....
This is my first post in this forum and I think the best way to celebrate is by placing pictures (which I hope will be uploaded alright)...
All of them shot in San Miguel Allende, Mexico, early Sept/07.