Site Sponsors
Page 32 of 63 FirstFirst ... 22 30 31 32 33 34 42 ... LastLast
Results 1,551 to 1,600 of 3122

Thread: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

  1. #1551
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis/Hong Kong
    Posts
    324
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Those are very pretty, Mike! The Sonnar is a nice lens and you put it to good use.

    Here's a few pix from the M4-P, paired with BW400CN and the CV 28/1.9 Ultron:


    Alert Scooter, June, 2010


    And from the same roll, one with the 50/2 Jupiter-8:

    Frogs, June, 2010

    Best $30 I ever spent of photo gear, I reckon.
    Hi again, Scooter. relax. you scare me.

    I love the frogs one.

  2. #1552
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis/Hong Kong
    Posts
    324
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    35mm summilux pre-asph.
    trix/tmax dev pushed iso800
    last weekend at Downtwon St. Paul, MN
    Manage to shot 2 rolls aside from digital.











  3. #1553
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Lloyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,398
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Some really beautiful shots there Anthony!

  4. #1554
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Lloyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,398
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean View Post
    Took recently in Napa Valley. M6 with 24 ASPH and 135 APO lenses and Velvia 50 film.
    Terrific set!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. #1555
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Lloyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,398
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Those are very pretty, Mike! The Sonnar is a nice lens and you put it to good use.

    Here's a few pix from the M4-P, paired with BW400CN and the CV 28/1.9 Ultron:

    And from the same roll, one with the 50/2 Jupiter-8:

    Best $30 I ever spent of photo gear, I reckon.
    Tack sharp, cracking b/w Maggie. Nice set.

  6. #1556
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Lloyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,398
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by mathomas View Post
    I'm really enjoying everyone's posts. So inspiring to me. I'm very happy to be shooting film again (and developing it!), in addition to digital.

    A few with my new (to me) 50mm Sonnar, before I slammed it and camera (in bag) against a piece of furniture, seemingly resulting in a loose "front-end" on the lens. Though it seems to be shooting OK with my M8, I'm afraid I'll need to get it serviced, just to be sure.

    Anyway, all on FP4, shot at 200ISO in Diafine 3+3, all wide-open in twilight. Scanned with PlustTek 7300. Just a touch of Silver Efex magic added.
    Beautiful and dreamlike in quality. Sorry to hear about the lens. Hope it just takes a bandaid.

  7. #1557
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Lloyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,398
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    shot by Eric...50 cron...MOI w/ 21 SA
    Nice to "see you" again, Helen.

  8. #1558
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Maggie O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Standards Are Down All Over
    Posts
    3,064
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by khc1013 View Post
    Hi again, Scooter. relax. you scare me.

    I love the frogs one.
    Don't worry, Scooter is a sweetheart! I love those frogs, too! Aren't they a hoot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Some really beautiful shots there Anthony!
    I concur! They're positively glowing! I love the first one and the cake decorating ones the most, I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Tack sharp, cracking b/w Maggie. Nice set.
    Thank you, sir!!!

  9. #1559
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland USA
    Posts
    466
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Yesterday I took delivery of a 52 year old M2

    Here are a few from the test roll of XP2 with low rez jpg scans by the local one hour lab, all with the 50mm Sonnar.









  10. #1560
    Senior Member mathomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,148
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G View Post
    Yesterday I took delivery of a 52 year old M2

    Here are a few from the test roll of XP2 with low rez jpg scans by the local one hour lab, all with the 50mm Sonnar.

    Nice shots! I shoot film with a 52-year old M2, too. And with a Sonnar, too (among others).

  11. #1561
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis/Hong Kong
    Posts
    324
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G View Post
    Yesterday I took delivery of a 52 year old M2

    Here are a few from the test roll of XP2 with low rez jpg scans by the local one hour lab, all with the 50mm Sonnar.


    Nice shots. Like this Chair shot the most.

  12. #1562
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis/Hong Kong
    Posts
    324
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    50Summicron(no long has it) with velvia 50

    I put these two together to motivate myself. I was seriously injured last year and took entire year to recover. Now I am trying to start it all over again but having some metal obstacles. I am in serious bad shape. but starting to doing base mile,hopefully not too late for next season or even cyclocross.

    "get back on it and get some of those"

  13. #1563
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Lloyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,398
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G View Post
    Yesterday I took delivery of a 52 year old M2

    Here are a few from the test roll of XP2 with low rez jpg scans by the local one hour lab, all with the 50mm Sonnar.

    These are terrific Scott. Congrats on the new/old camera.

  14. #1564
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Lloyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,398
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by khc1013 View Post
    50Summicron(no long has it) with velvia 50

    I put these two together to motivate myself. I was seriously injured last year and took entire year to recover. Now I am trying to start it all over again but having some metal obstacles. I am in serious bad shape. but starting to doing base mile,hopefully not too late for next season or even cyclocross.

    "get back on it and get some of those"
    I hope you'll be back in the thick of things soon. I had the same experience last year... crashed in mid-May, breaking my shoulder, collarbone and two ribs, plus the usual assorted road rash. I think the mental obstacles were the hardest to overcome. You'll get back, I'm sure.

  15. #1565
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland USA
    Posts
    466
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Me too, about 15 years ago I did a face plant at about 30mph and broke my nose and jaw. I got back on the bike about 4 weeks later with my jaws still wired shut, which in retrospect was not the smartest thing I have ever done, but it got me over the mental part. A year later I was doing amateur racing in Italy. Plus no one ever accused me of being very smart .

    Good luck with the comeback, I am sure you will get there.

  16. #1566
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Maggie O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Standards Are Down All Over
    Posts
    3,064
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G View Post
    Yesterday I took delivery of a 52 year old M2

    Here are a few from the test roll of XP2 with low rez jpg scans by the local one hour lab, all with the 50mm Sonnar.





    XP2 and the Sonnar make a good combination! I love the atmosphere you've conjured in those two shots.

    Quote Originally Posted by khc1013 View Post
    50Summicron(no long has it) with velvia 50

    I put these two together to motivate myself. I was seriously injured last year and took entire year to recover. Now I am trying to start it all over again but having some metal obstacles. I am in serious bad shape. but starting to doing base mile,hopefully not too late for next season or even cyclocross.

    "get back on it and get some of those"
    I used to race, too, and never did come back from my last crash. Good luck and godspeed!

    Oh, and a lovely diptytch! Great geometry and colors!

  17. #1567
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis/Hong Kong
    Posts
    324
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Thanks Lloyd, Scott and Maggie.

    Lloyd, I crashed in the second day of a 4-day race in mid-May last year... about the same time.

    besides broken bones, I mixed with a few other internal injuries. Externally nothing except a few road rashes. If you saw me after the crash, you would find me looking fine compare to those from the say crash. blood everything on his jersey... aww. But I ended up laying in the hospital for a whole 3 weeks.

    Scott, you raced in Italy? Were you living there at the time?

    You know what? cycling and photography, a very common combo. at least for most of the people.

  18. #1568
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Maggie O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Standards Are Down All Over
    Posts
    3,064
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    I put Jack's old CV 15 on the M4-P and shot my first real 15mm shots the other day. Here, on BW400CN are some of the keepers:

    Beaver Creek Road, June, 2010


    Trees and Upper Dogwalk, June, 2010


    Dom at the Bridge, June, 2010


    Slow Grandchildren, June, 2010


    Suburban Cycling, June, 2010

  19. #1569
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland USA
    Posts
    466
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by khc1013 View Post
    Thanks Lloyd, Scott and Maggie.

    Lloyd, I crashed in the second day of a 4-day race in mid-May last year... about the same time.

    besides broken bones, I mixed with a few other internal injuries. Externally nothing except a few road rashes. If you saw me after the crash, you would find me looking fine compare to those from the say crash. blood everything on his jersey... aww. But I ended up laying in the hospital for a whole 3 weeks.

    Scott, you raced in Italy? Were you living there at the time?

    You know what? cycling and photography, a very common combo. at least for most of the people.

    Anthony,

    Sounds like a wicked crash, glad you are OK all things considered. Was it on the track?

    I spent 3 summers road racing in Italy, based in the north near Treviso. The third summer I quit my job in the US and went over with intentions of staying forever, but I came back about 4 months later with no regrets.

    It looks like cameras and cycling are indeed a common combo -- at least for the enlightened

  20. #1570
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Lloyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,398
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    I put Jack's old CV 15 on the M4-P and shot my first real 15mm shots the other day. Here, on BW400CN are some of the keepers:

    Beaver Creek Road, June, 2010

    That's some impressive results, Maggie. I'm actually quite intrigued at the possibilities.

  21. #1571
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Lloyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,398
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by khc1013 View Post
    Thanks Lloyd, Scott and Maggie.

    Lloyd, I crashed in the second day of a 4-day race in mid-May last year... about the same time.

    besides broken bones, I mixed with a few other internal injuries. Externally nothing except a few road rashes. If you saw me after the crash, you would find me looking fine compare to those from the say crash. blood everything on his jersey... aww. But I ended up laying in the hospital for a whole 3 weeks.

    Scott, you raced in Italy? Were you living there at the time?

    You know what? cycling and photography, a very common combo. at least for most of the people.
    That does sound like a wicked crash. Truth is, I decided to stay more with triathlon because I was tired of crashing. Still happens, of course, but not with the frequency of bike racing. And I'm not exactly as young as I used to me. Best of luck on the come back.

  22. #1572
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Maggie O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Standards Are Down All Over
    Posts
    3,064
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    That's some impressive results, Maggie. I'm actually quite intrigued at the possibilities.
    Thanks, Lloyd! I've been using the CV 15 as a 21 on my M8 for a while, but actually having the full 15mm FOV is really something else entirely. Something pretty cool.

  23. #1573
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Lloyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,398
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Thanks, Lloyd! I've been using the CV 15 as a 21 on my M8 for a while, but actually having the full 15mm FOV is really something else entirely. Something pretty cool.
    Yes indeed. I've used mine on the M8 also, although I bought the Milch filter adapter and for some reason still get some of the frame blocked by the filter. I'm looking forward to trying it on a film body.

  24. #1574
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Maggie O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Standards Are Down All Over
    Posts
    3,064
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Yes indeed. I've used mine on the M8 also, although I bought the Milch filter adapter and for some reason still get some of the frame blocked by the filter. I'm looking forward to trying it on a film body.
    That's weird- I use the Milich adapter too and haven't had any problems, except at first, when I didn't have it all the way on.

  25. #1575
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Lloyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,398
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    That's weird- I use the Milich adapter too and haven't had any problems, except at first, when I didn't have it all the way on.
    I thought that was the problem, but I've tried repeatedly to re-seat it, and no go.

  26. #1576
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Maggie O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Standards Are Down All Over
    Posts
    3,064
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Man, that's a stumper. I wonder if the filter's mounting ring is too wide or something?

  27. #1577
    Senior Member mathomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,148
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    I put Jack's old CV 15 on the M4-P and shot my first real 15mm shots the other day. Here, on BW400CN are some of the keepers:

    Trees and Upper Dogwalk, June, 2010


    Dom at the Bridge, June, 2010

    They're all nice, but I especially like these two. Were you shooting with a red or orange filter? The clouds are popping out nicely! I need to decide what superwide I'll get (if any).

  28. #1578
    Senior Member mathomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,148
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    You may have read elsewhere on the forum that I banged my Sonnar up pretty good (bad) the other day. The optical unit is a little wobbly now . I took some test shots Saturday afternoon to see if there were any optical side-effects, but ruined that batch of film (yet another forum topic elsewhere).

    So I headed out with some Tri-X Saturday night in order to get more test shots. Here are a few. The Sonnar seems to be performing OK (but what can you tell from mostly wide-open shots?).

    These were all shot with an M2, at night, on Tri-X @ 1250 ISO. Souped in Diafine using the 3+3 protocol. Scanned with a PlusTek 7300.










  29. #1579
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Maggie O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Standards Are Down All Over
    Posts
    3,064
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by mathomas View Post
    They're all nice, but I especially like these two. Were you shooting with a red or orange filter? The clouds are popping out nicely! I need to decide what superwide I'll get (if any).
    Thanks, Mike! Nope, no filters at all on the lens. No real digital jiggery-pokery either- they pretty much came off the roll like that!

  30. #1580
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Maggie O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Standards Are Down All Over
    Posts
    3,064
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by mathomas View Post
    So I headed out with some Tri-X Saturday night in order to get more test shots. Here are a few. The Sonnar seems to be performing OK (but what can you tell from mostly wide-open shots?).

    These were all shot with an M2, at night, on Tri-X @ 1250 ISO. Souped in Diafine using the 3+3 protocol. Scanned with a PlusTek 7300.






    I really, really like these two! The fountain looks like it's spitting diamonds!

    How did you decide on 1250 for a Tri-X speed?

  31. #1581
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Posts
    2,308
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    9

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Nice shots Mat, sorry to hear about the Sonnar though. I would recommend you put in a fine grained film and photograph something flat with a lot of detail. That should let you know if the lens alignment or centering has been knocked out. Not really a fun job, but worth doing I guess.

    Maggie -- Tri-x is natively rated at 1250 in Diafine. It is a weird developer -- it is two baths and runs to completion, so time and temperature have no real effect. You just put in in bath A for a bit, then in bath B for a bit, then fix and wash. Because of the way it works, it gives a moderate to low contrast range (it protects the highlights very well), fine grain, and lots of film speed. Most films are a stop faster in it, Tri-x is stop and a half, so 1250.

    In any case, here are a few random photos. I have been falling in love with older lenses now, and I have been shooting a lot with my 5cm summarit and a Canon 35mm f/1.8 rangefinder lens (which is like a holga wide open, but pretty sharp stopped down). I like the older soft look I can get with them at times.
    This is a summarit one...


    The rest are mostly with the M9 recently...I have gone on two walk/drives late at night in the past few days. Here is a link to the images...I will not post here because they are not film. They were all taken between 10pm and 2am I guess...doesn't get dark at this time of year. http://www.stuartrichardson.com/ligh...midnight-walk/

    And here are a couple from Berlin...I think 35/1.4 ASPH except the 75/2 for the last one.
    I did not shoot much film there, unfortunately. I was out in the evenings a lot and did not bring any film faster than ISO 100 (when you live here you tend to forget that other places get DARK in the summer!).
    Two from the hotel




    From the apartment window of a friend's place in Prenzlauerberg


    And a section of wall in Kreuzberg...all that white stuff on the ground is pollen or fluff from the trees. It was intense...like snow.
    My photos are here: http://www.stuartrichardson.com and more recent work here: http://stuartrichardson.tumblr.com/ Please have a look at my book!
    My lab is here: http://www.customphotolab.is and on facebook

  32. #1582
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Maggie O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Standards Are Down All Over
    Posts
    3,064
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Richardson View Post
    Maggie -- Tri-x is natively rated at 1250 in Diafine. It is a weird developer -- it is two baths and runs to completion, so time and temperature have no real effect. You just put in in bath A for a bit, then in bath B for a bit, then fix and wash. Because of the way it works, it gives a moderate to low contrast range (it protects the highlights very well), fine grain, and lots of film speed. Most films are a stop faster in it, Tri-x is stop and a half, so 1250.
    Oh, cool! Thanks for the info, Stuart!! Learning! Hooray!

    I'll have to put Diafine on my list of stuff to try.

  33. #1583
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    5,672
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Maggie/Anthony/Helen/Claire/Scott/Mike/Stuart: Great work! Lincoln, St. Paul, Baltimore, wherever Mike is, Iceland, and Berlin. Ain't it wonderful!

    Thanks everybody for sharing, and Lloyd and Steve for commenting. Also, thank you Maggie for identifying that as a "hat".

    Cheers, Matt

    http://mdriscoll.zenfolio.com

  34. #1584
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Maggie O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Standards Are Down All Over
    Posts
    3,064
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Also, thank you Maggie for identifying that as a "hat".
    My pleasure!

    One more from the 15mm lens:

    El Alamo, June, 2010

  35. #1585
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Lloyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    10,398
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by mathomas View Post
    You may have read elsewhere on the forum that I banged my Sonnar up pretty good (bad) the other day. The optical unit is a little wobbly now . I took some test shots Saturday afternoon to see if there were any optical side-effects, but ruined that batch of film (yet another forum topic elsewhere).

    So I headed out with some Tri-X Saturday night in order to get more test shots. Here are a few. The Sonnar seems to be performing OK (but what can you tell from mostly wide-open shots?).

    These were all shot with an M2, at night, on Tri-X @ 1250 ISO. Souped in Diafine using the 3+3 protocol. Scanned with a PlusTek 7300.
    These are really nice Mike. Sorta like "old home week" for me looking at these. Tri-X @ 1250 in Diafine was my bread and butter for several years. I think I pretty much forgot how to do anything else for a while (at least when I had to shoot in low light.)

  36. #1586
    Senior Member mathomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,148
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Oh, cool! Thanks for the info, Stuart!! Learning! Hooray!

    I'll have to put Diafine on my list of stuff to try.
    Yeah, what Stuart said. I decided to go with Diafine, not for the speed increase, but because it's difficult to get it wrong . I've also read that it yields good negatives for scanning. I think that's been true so far, but I'm not experienced enough to know for sure.

  37. #1587
    Senior Member mathomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,148
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    These are really nice Mike. Sorta like "old home week" for me looking at these. Tri-X @ 1250 in Diafine was my bread and butter for several years. I think I pretty much forgot how to do anything else for a while (at least when I had to shoot in low light.)
    Thanks, Lloyd.

    I went with Diafine because it seemed pretty painless, and is reusable for a very long time (I don't like pouring chems down the drain). I've actually been trying just about everything with Diafine. Matter of fact, I'm making a scanned contact sheet of Efke 100 right now. These were shot during the day today at smaller apertures. I'm hoping they'll help me see whether the lens is working OK on all fronts.

    (This batch of Tri-X is actually my first self-developed roll of that particular film. TriX was my old standby in the 70s and 80s, but I always lab developed back then.)

  38. #1588
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    5,672
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    My pleasure!

    One more from the 15mm lens:

    El Alamo, June, 2010
    Maggie: Nicely framed and processed. The large tree creates a great focal point with the sky/clouds as backdrop. I like that it's lighter then the other trees and extremely detailed.

    Cheers, Matt

    http://mdriscoll.zenfolio.com

  39. #1589
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis/Hong Kong
    Posts
    324
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by mathomas View Post
    They're all nice, but I especially like these two. Were you shooting with a red or orange filter? The clouds are popping out nicely! I need to decide what superwide I'll get (if any).
    +1 And I had the impression that you had some sort of orange or red filter too.

  40. #1590
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis/Hong Kong
    Posts
    324
    Post Thanks / Like

    Talking Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by mathomas View Post

    I love this one the most.

  41. #1591
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis/Hong Kong
    Posts
    324
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Richardson View Post
    Nice shots Mat, sorry to hear about the Sonnar though. I would recommend you put in a fine grained film and photograph something flat with a lot of detail. That should let you know if the lens alignment or centering has been knocked out. Not really a fun job, but worth doing I guess.

    Maggie -- Tri-x is natively rated at 1250 in Diafine. It is a weird developer -- it is two baths and runs to completion, so time and temperature have no real effect. You just put in in bath A for a bit, then in bath B for a bit, then fix and wash. Because of the way it works, it gives a moderate to low contrast range (it protects the highlights very well), fine grain, and lots of film speed. Most films are a stop faster in it, Tri-x is stop and a half, so 1250.

    In any case, here are a few random photos. I have been falling in love with older lenses now, and I have been shooting a lot with my 5cm summarit and a Canon 35mm f/1.8 rangefinder lens (which is like a holga wide open, but pretty sharp stopped down). I like the older soft look I can get with them at times.
    This is a summarit one...


    The rest are mostly with the M9 recently...I have gone on two walk/drives late at night in the past few days. Here is a link to the images...I will not post here because they are not film. They were all taken between 10pm and 2am I guess...doesn't get dark at this time of year.
    5cm Summarit is my favorite, if only my copy is clean, i would have kept it. The flare gets nasty on my copy.

    Still bright out between 10pm-2am!! that is awesome. I would love to visit there sometimes.

  42. #1592
    Senior Member mathomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,148
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by khc1013 View Post
    I love this one the most.
    Thanks! I felt extremely fortunate to be able to capture this. The kids stood there long enough for me to do all that manual, no-meter, camera stuff and still get the shot .

  43. #1593
    Senior Member mathomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,148
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    I think I've found my film!

    I tried out some Efke 100 yesterday, using the Sonnar exclusively. Was able to close the aperture down a bit at times to test focus (not necessarily in evidence in these shorter DOF shots, but I have others to scan).

    Exposed it at 150 ISO, and developed in Diafine 3+3. Aside from scads of very tiny white specks (any guesses what could have caused them?), the tonality is just amazing, IMO, and the grain is next to non-existent. I've liked Delta 100 best up until now, but I think this is my new 100-speed film.

    I've now ordered 5 more rolls of the ISO 100 and two each of 25/50 from freestyle.com ($1 cheaper/roll than B&H). Also bought some Adonol (Adox' Rodinal flavor) to experiment with. I may have to try bulk loading if I continue to have this sort of result from Efke.




    (check out that cool, abstracted bokeh -- severe backlighting!)




    (tons of specks here -- more visible than in other shots, but they're on every shot)
    Last edited by mathomas; 21st June 2010 at 08:19.

  44. #1594
    Senior Member mathomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,148
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Oh, and thanks to all of you for previous commentary!

    Maggie - you're really making me want an 18mm, but I need to get my Sonnar fixed/adjusted (if that's truly necessary) before going for more glass.

    Stuart - thanks for filling in the gap regarding shooting/development with Diafine. I especially enjoyed your cityscape shots. They do seem the slightest bit clipped in the whites though (?).

    Scott G - your Sonnar shots demonstrate why I have been saving my pennies to buy (then cause blunt trauma to) a Sonnar of my own. Really nice stuff. I love the bar scene.

    Anthony - your wedding shots are phenomenal. Thanks for friending me on flickr. I'll friend you back.

  45. #1595
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Maggie O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Standards Are Down All Over
    Posts
    3,064
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Mike, those spots look like dust to my eye. I used to get those all over my negs when I used the communal darkroom at MCAD. There was always some sort of schmutz in the air and it always found its way onto my drying negatives. It kept me from printing a lot of negs, due to the near-impossibility of spotting all the white flecks out of a print.

    It might also be in your water- I had a filter fail in the family darkroom and the well water was full of stuff. You could try developing a roll with distilled water and if the spots go away, you'd know. Or maybe it's something with that batch of film?

  46. #1596
    Senior Member mathomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,148
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Mike, those spots look like dust to my eye. I used to get those all over my negs when I used the communal darkroom at MCAD. There was always some sort of schmutz in the air and it always found its way onto my drying negatives. It kept me from printing a lot of negs, due to the near-impossibility of spotting all the white flecks out of a print.

    It might also be in your water- I had a filter fail in the family darkroom and the well water was full of stuff. You could try developing a roll with distilled water and if the spots go away, you'd know. Or maybe it's something with that batch of film?
    Well, I had those same thoughts, but I have never had that kind of spotting on any of my other rolls, with exactly the same location, materials, and process. You're right that it may be the particular roll. I'll certainly shoot more because I love the tones. I have been doing the last stage of my wash with distilled water for the last couple of rolls, as well.

    One thought I had: I dropped most of the roll while winding the film onto the reel. There was probably 6" of film in the reel, and the rest just spun out of my hand. I wonder if static electricity could have been caused by this, and could have led to this effect, either photographically, or by sucking dust in (?).

  47. #1597
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Posts
    2,308
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    9

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Mike -- thanks for the compliments. I am not sure what could be causing the clipped whites -- I edited them on an Eizo CG-210 on gamma 2.2 at 80cdm, so that is a pretty dim monitor designed for color management. If you are using a more standard monitor with higher brightness, they may seem too bright.

    As for the marks on your film -- Efke is notorious for poor quality control and dirty/scratched film. They are using old soviet film coating machines that simply cannot be run as cleanly and consistently as the modern machines of Ilford, Fuji and Kodak. It's a shame, because they have some really nice films. But I have had their films be extremely dirty, come with curl that never flattens, pinholes, scratches, and even have had the emulsion peel off the film base (this was Rollei R3, but I believe it is the same factory)! I try my best to avoid it entirely. If you want a similar look, try Pan F or even Fuji Acros.

    Anthony -- my summarit is scratched quite badly and very hazy. I still seems to work ok though...I have a voigtlander hood on there, and it certainly flares a lot, but if you are careful it works very well.
    My photos are here: http://www.stuartrichardson.com and more recent work here: http://stuartrichardson.tumblr.com/ Please have a look at my book!
    My lab is here: http://www.customphotolab.is and on facebook

  48. #1598
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    shtarka1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    6,606
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Some really beautiful shots there Anthony!
    Agree!

  49. #1599
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    shtarka1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    6,606
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    My pleasure!

    One more from the 15mm lens:

    El Alamo, June, 2010
    Very nice contrast,angle & composition Maggie!

  50. #1600
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Maggie O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Standards Are Down All Over
    Posts
    3,064
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How about more and more fun with Leica M? (Film)

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Maggie: Nicely framed and processed. The large tree creates a great focal point with the sky/clouds as backdrop. I like that it's lighter then the other trees and extremely detailed.
    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Very nice contrast,angle & composition Maggie!
    Thanks, guys! I'm well pleased with my first results.

    I can't help but wonder if the tonality and contrast in the 15mm comes from the lens or the film? BW400CN responds unlike any other B&W film I've used, including Illford's XP1 and XP2 family of chromogenic films. I like it, but it is different!

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •