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    The M9 as a Landscape camera

    Geez guys, this thing really stinks as a landscape camera.


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    Very nice! I love the scene and the colors are really gorgeous. Lens?

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    Sitting down? It's the CV 35 color skopar. somewhere around 5.6.

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    Re: The M9 as a Landscape camera

    Here's another. Same lens, f8 and 8 sec exposure


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    Re: The M9 as a Landscape camera

    Beautiful shots, very good pp.
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    Beautiful shots, very good pp.
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    Re: The M9 as a Landscape camera

    I'm curious about the topic for this thread, is there some reason or some collective thought that the M9 *isn't* good as a landscape camera? Or is it just that most people use Rangefinders for street use or something?

    I'm a sucker for landscapes and one of the draws for me to the M9 (with some good glass) was the great color and corner sharpness I've seen in people's shots around here. I got really tired of the mushy mushy corners with my Canon gear.

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    James yeah youre right the M9 just stinks for landscape. Glad Im still getting one.

    Great images btw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannh View Post
    great color and corner sharpness I've seen in people's shots around here. I got really tired of the mushy mushy corners with my Canon gear.
    Well there's that, but also this, which is huge for me: I had to hike about a mile through the marsh to get that shot with the stick. Over my shoulder was a small bag with a camera and 3 lenses. Had I taken my 5DII and 3 lenses, I'm not sure I would have wanted to make that hike.

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    I'm not sure I would have wanted to make that hike.
    Exactly my point as well!

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    Re: The M9 as a Landscape camera

    Thanks Don. Here's another, again with the CV 35, that I like a lot. Course' I regret not having the foliage in the foreground in focus, but other than that....


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    You're welcome James. I like new image the way it is - helps act as a frame.

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    Indeed it is, I do actually believe your words 100%.

    You know why ? Because the M8 already is an excellent landscape camera. Yap, I could work with those extra 8 mp but here is the proof that the M8 does the job with flying colours :

    Fading light, M8 + 35mm Summaron on Scotland




    Very fading light, M8 + CV15mm on Cape Cod




    Bright light, M8 + Cv15mm on Chetcham Beach




    Hummm M8+50mm Noctilux erm... hum.. memory fades me, somewhere in the USA




    Last but not least, M8+CV15 + very long exposure ( 3-4 seconds ? ) on Brazil



    So sorry to crash the M9 party with some M8 pictures, but to be honest my expectations regarding the M9 as a landscape camera are quite high - I expect for it to be at least as good as the M8, which is already very good, at least to me.

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    I'm not much of a landscape photographer, but I got excellent results from my M8 and expect and believe the M9 to do even better !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    I'm not much of a landscape photographer, but I got excellent results from my M8 and expect and believe the M9 to do even better !
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    I love the second

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    Knorp - Like both but really like the second!

    If the M9 weren't available didn't offer full frame I'd be jumping on the M8/8.2 for what I want to do with it. The only real obstacle for me is the lack of full frame and that's just my own quirk.

    I've seen breathtaking landscape images taken with both the M8 and M9. My heart belongs to the M9 for reason stated above.

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    Great shots!
    I really hope CV15 + M9 will work in terms of color shift. I've read that latest CornerFix version solves that.
    I also wonder how CV12 would work with M9. Someone posted some samples - were looking great, only big vignetting, but for me it is acceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jklotz View Post
    Geez guys, this thing really stinks as a landscape camera.
    Send it to me, I will try to figure out what's wrong with it.

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    Re: The M9 as a Landscape camera

    Bart - the Gencoe shot is stunning!
    Proenca - I love the snowy beach
    James - the first shot is fine.
    I couldn't resist joining in - here are a few M9 shots at random:












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    I guess I didn't think about it when I started the thread - maybe I should have called it "show us your M 8/9 landscape shots". So bring em' on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jklotz View Post
    I guess I didn't think about it when I started the thread - maybe I should have called it "show us your M 8/9 landscape shots". So bring em' on!
    Hi James
    I think it was an excellent title - and now we'll bring 'em all on!

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    Great photos everybody! Thanks for sharing. Cheers.

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    Re: The M9 as a Landscape camera

    Jonathan, you are unbelievable! Those shots, especially the first and the last got me thinking 'I wish I took those'. Highly appreciated.
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    Jonathan, you are unbelievable! Those shots, especially the first and the last got me thinking 'I wish I took those'. Highly appreciated.
    Best,
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    HI Osman
    Thank you for the kind words . . . I was wondering whether I might have 'overplayed my hand' a bit on the last one.
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    Re: The M9 as a Landscape camera

    Got my M9 today! Now I have to find a landscape.

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    Congratulations!
    You are going to love it!

    Here are a couple more . . . . I'm going to have to be banned from this thread!

    The seating at St Stavros with Gavdos in the background (WATE, M9)
    10th September 2009



    2000 year old Olive Tree at Livaniana (WATE, M9)
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    The River at Carleton Forehoe M9 WATE
    11th August 2009



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    Re: The M9 as a Landscape camera

    Yes, I like using the M Camera for landscapes. Here is one with a 15mm lens. DR

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    That's lovely
    Black and white landscapes with digital have such new opportunities:


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    Jono: Great landscapes. Someday, I'll go where there are some. The Carlton Forehoe shot's my favorite (gotta love English place names!)

    Hdrmd: Beautiful B & W landscape. That doesn't look like Kentucky?

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    m driscoll: It is definitely not KY, The photo is from Lizard Head Pass in CO, near Telluride. DR

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    Re: The M9 as a Landscape camera

    Here's a b&w, M9, CV 35 skopar


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    Re: The M9 as a Landscape camera

    I used the M8 and like using the M9 as a landscape camera because I swim upstream in how I shoot landscape shots. I like a little more softness and/or dreaminess in my landscape shots so I often shoot wide open with faster glass.

    This works for urban landscapes as well as non-urban landscapes.

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    When combined with a wide-angle lens, the M8 can produce lovely shots with edge-to-edge sharpness. I shot this on a rainy day handheld at 1/30 of a second using the 18mm Super-Elmar.




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    I want to express my thanks to all who've posted their landscape images here as it just goes to reinforce my thoughts about the M9 being a great companion camera to my Cambo WRS1000/P45+. Now all I need to do is settle on which body parts I don't need in order to get the kit...


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    Too bad you can't get anything for an appendix and gall bladder.

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    Down to 1 1/2 lungs and one kidney (used the other for medium format gear). I had sold plasma when I was younger but I think I need to keep what I have for now. Guess I'm back to offering protection services for the folks that pick up cans...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry_R View Post
    Great shots!
    I really hope CV15 + M9 will work in terms of color shift. I've read that latest CornerFix version solves that.
    I also wonder how CV12 would work with M9. Someone posted some samples - were looking great, only big vignetting, but for me it is acceptable.
    The CV 12mm works great. It's got less of a red edge problem than the 15 and is easily corrected with Cornerfix if you want. Here's a couple of images from this past weekend, when I was in London:





    I personally think this lens might be a bit too wide for most landscapes, and is better for interior/architectural shots like these, but I can see some situations where it could be used for outdoor landscapes. I am sure to try it soon.

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    ^ Wow. Now that IS wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    When combined with a wide-angle lens, the M8 can produce lovely shots with edge-to-edge sharpness. I shot this on a rainy day handheld at 1/30 of a second using the 18mm Super-Elmar.
    DavidE: Beautiful photograph. I've been wondering what the lens was like in action. Cheers.

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    Such beautiful images in this thread...

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    Here's another from Costal Georgia:


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    Quote Originally Posted by jklotz View Post
    Here's another from Costal Georgia:
    Very nice!
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    Very nice!
    Jklotz: +1. Is that the M9 with the CV 35 again? Cheers.

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    James, I really like your landscape shots. That little CV 35/2.5 is a gem. I have owned nearly all of the CV lenses and sold many of them, but the 35/2.5 and 50/2.5 are still in my bag. Stunningly sharp and great color in a very compact package.

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    Thanks guys. Yes, it was the CV 35 2.5 skopar, coded as a sumicron

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    Quote Originally Posted by jklotz View Post
    Here's a b&w, M9, CV 35 skopar
    My hats off to you on this one.

    I just adored it : I have my pictures around the house ( well, maybe not the best thing in the world, but they are mine ) and I would consider having this on a wall : its beautiful. Fantastic !

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    Here's one with that "Leica glow":



    and 100% crop (I'm loving my M9!!!!)


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    Re: The M9 as a Landscape camera

    James, your shots made me crave for an M9!
    Best,
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