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    Playing with the DMR

    On the Beach. 28-70
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    Dutch defenses

    There are 433 posts in the M8 image thread - surely we can manage a few dozen in a DMR thread? I feel lonely - images please.... Pretty please?

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    Re: Playing with the DMR

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    Re: Playing with the DMR

    Here is a DMR image. Since I got the M8, the DMR is used most often with long glass. This is with the 400mm.


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    Re: Playing with the DMR

    This was with the 35-70mm on the DMR.


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    Beautiful mountains. Rocky Mountains?
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    I don't actually know which mountain chain Yosemite is in. Jack may be able to tell us.

    Just did a Google on Yosemite. I think it is the Sierra Nevada mountains.

    http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/ge...e/genesis.html

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    Re: Playing with the DMR

    Here are a couple from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

    This was shot with the 35-70mm f2.8.



    I used the 90mm APO here.


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    Here are some shots from Germany/Switzerland. I went with the whole vertical landscape shot theme. Enjoy.

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    Re: Playing with the DMR

    "Wheel of the Pioneer" with the R28-90 on my DMR/R9
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    Re: Playing with the DMR

    These are from today. I have a rink in the back yard and the neighbors were having a game of hockey. The light was almost perfect earlier in the game.

    This is with the 400mm.


    I used the 90mm APO here.


    The 180mm APO Summicron was used for this one.
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    Wow! How lucky is that to have a rink in your own yard! I love hockey but hard to play here in San Francisco - most of the pick up skate times are in the middle of the day during weekdays. Great images btw - that 90 is a great lens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfarkas View Post
    Here are some shots from Germany/Switzerland. I went with the whole vertical landscape shot theme. Enjoy.

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    Beautiful images with excellent color. The 19mm seems to work really well on the DMR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EH21 View Post
    Wow! How lucky is that to have a rink in your own yard! I love hockey but hard to play here in San Francisco - most of the pick up skate times are in the middle of the day during weekdays. Great images btw - that 90 is a great lens!
    In the summer the rink turns into a Lake we swim in

    Here is another shot with the 90mm APO. My dog decided to fetch the puck from the middle of the game


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    Quote Originally Posted by EH21 View Post
    Beautiful images with excellent color. The 19mm seems to work really well on the DMR.
    Thanks. The 19 is one of my favorites. A great landscape lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robsteve View Post
    I don't actually know which mountain chain Yosemite is in. Jack may be able to tell us.

    Just did a Google on Yosemite. I think it is the Sierra Nevada mountains.

    http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/ge...e/genesis.html
    Yes that's correct.

    This is from the Sierra Valley, east of the Sierra Nevada crest, north of Lake Tahoe:


    DMR & 560mm f/6.8 Telyt

    About a week ago:


    DMR & 280 f/4 APO & 1.4x APO-Extender & lots of cropping

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    Yosemite. That is Ansel Adams territory is it not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaapv View Post
    Yosemite. That is Ansel Adams territory is it not?
    Yup.

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    can't compete with doug, but the DMR helps a lot
    180 at 5.6 400 ISO
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    Last edited by gogopix; 25th January 2015 at 17:21.

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    Re: Playing with the DMR

    Thanks all for sharing these picts, I remember the DMR was a very hot forums subject some times back, since then it cooled down to ice. You can find hundred of M8 picts but DMRs disappeared.
    I keep rolling with my old R6 and wait to see if Leica will give birth to the R10 in the mean time enjoying you pictures.

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    Re: Playing with the DMR

    Love my M8's.

    But the R9/DMR is in Class of its own. If you love phography you will automatically love the files of the DMR. Don't be confused, these files are at the bitter end of the debate. Love the DMR..........Love the M8 but don't be confused, the DMR is the champ........Long live the DMR

    Woody Spedden

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    Re: Playing with the DMR

    You can shoot focal lengths longer than 50 easily on a DMR and the wides are no slouches either. The M8 produces beautiful files as well but rangefinders aren't designed to use with long focal lengths - sure you can use the 75, 90 and 135's - good luck getting consistent hand held results though. Horse for courses.

    things will hot up again re Leica R series when the full frame version comes out. Everything went quiet because Imacon merged with Hasselblad and stopped supplying Leica SLR chips and software. Alto of people got out of the DMR because there was no apparent upgrade long term development path a couple of years - when Leica was in a lot of financial trouble.

    Things have steadied now - and manufacturing costs have come down a lot - witness Nikon's ability to deliver (finally) a full frame chip, technology in 35mm land is getting cheaper and better, and plateauing in terms of pixel numbers Leica can play again.

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    I can't wait for things to heat up again with the DMR Taken with the 35-70 zoom if I recall correctly.

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    Re: Playing with the DMR

    Dave - super shot.

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    well
    david's was a show stopper!

    However, lrt's keep the DMR thinking alive.
    Here is one from a society wedding in Prague

    They thought I was from Hello! magazine


    Victor

    PS Just showing how well the 180 frame, quite a distance away
    Last edited by gogopix; 25th January 2015 at 17:22.

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    I love the guy on the right pointing you out to his girlfriend
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    yes i am sure people wonder about photogs

    like here..
    I call it my Prague-Photag

    sometiome you wonder what is going on

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    yes i am sure people wonder about photogs

    like here..
    I call it my Prague-Photag

    sometiome you wonder what is going on

    Victor
    It always looks odd to me when people hold the lenses or zoom their zooms with their palms away from themselves rather than towards themselves. You notice it a lot in movies when the actors are playing the paparazzi.

    When you hold the lens with the palm towards yourself, you can brace you elbow against your chest to steady the camera, rather than having your elbow sticking out to the side and in the air.

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    Stakes

    Walking on the beach today....





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    Jaap,
    Love those ripples in the sandy/muddy foreground on that first shot. Has a genuine texture to it. Lovely shot.

    LJ

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    Thanks
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    It always looks odd to me when people hold the lenses or zoom their zooms with their palms away from themselves rather than towards themselves. You notice it a lot in movies when the actors are playing the paparazzi.

    When you hold the lens with the palm towards yourself, you can brace you elbow against your chest to steady the camera, rather than having your elbow sticking out to the side and in the air.


    yes, I think palm out 'looks' more professional; it certainly is HARDER!

    But, you bet. A quiet hand gets the best shot. Maybe it is for those who want carpel tunnel problems!

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    yes, I think palm out 'looks' more professional; it certainly is HARDER!

    But, you bet. A quiet hand gets the best shot. Maybe it is for those who want carpel tunnel problems!

    Victor
    Hey Victor

    Somewhat OT but how are you getting on with the 105-280? Nice to see your work in Prague. I was there this past summer shooting exclusively with my M8's and loved the experience. Saw the opening night performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni which was lovely. You probably know that the premier performance of that opera was given in the venue that Phyllis and I saw it. The connection to history gives such things an added meaning and value.

    Best

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    Quote Originally Posted by robsteve View Post
    It always looks odd to me when people hold the lenses or zoom their zooms with their palms away from themselves rather than towards themselves. You notice it a lot in movies when the actors are playing the paparazzi.

    When you hold the lens with the palm towards yourself, you can brace you elbow against your chest to steady the camera, rather than having your elbow sticking out to the side and in the air.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaapv View Post
    I love the guy on the right pointing you out to his girlfriend
    Maybe it was the hat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    Hey Victor

    Somewhat OT but how are you getting on with the 105-280? Nice to see your work in Prague. I was there this past summer shooting exclusively with my M8's and loved the experience. Saw the opening night performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni which was lovely. You probably know that the premier performance of that opera was given in the venue that Phyllis and I saw it. The connection to history gives such things an added meaning and value.

    Best

    Woody
    Well, I am going to take some heat for this; I haven't even opened the shipping box yet!

    Let me explain; I have been looking for a good version of this lens, at a decent price for a few years. When yours came up (and I remembered the good experience I had with another purchase from you!) it was a no brainer.

    However, I am a pack rat and 'rotate' through my equipment based on need. Thye cold weather etc have not permitted wildlife here for a while. I intend for that (maybe try the 1.4 or 2x)

    I really like the DMR and although I will be curious to see a R10, I am quite satisfied with my DMR and will be for years.

    Don't worry, I plan to enjoy it a lot!

    best regards
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    Holland

    28-70 @ 28, distortion corrected.

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    Three Baby Spiders

    If you can find them

    180/3.4 apo

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    Re: Playing with the DMR

    Here is a 2006 shot from Bryce Canyon Utah. It is hard to take a bad image of this wonderful vista. This one shot with R9/DMR with the 90 APO.

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    Driving Home

    Lets go on with this thread

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    Nice shoots indeed guys. Love my DMR too. Once, I was cruising in the south of France and saw these guys windsurfing. I had to shoot jpeg because my cards were almost full but I had the 280mm/4 with me.

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    But what I really liked to shoot are cars. Like this Porsche 911, 135mm/2.8.

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    Or this Mercedes 300 SL in a museum, 90mm/2 AA.

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    I'm really sad to have to sell my DMR (see FS/WB section). But since I turned 40, I really had trouble to focus it efficiently even with better screens, a magnifier...

    Also, I'm shooting mainly in urbans environments now and the DMR is often too big and heavy. Too bad because the image quality is something special indeed.

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    Come on, Pascal, you're just beginning your life. I'm 62 and Woody? And we're happily shooting our DMRs, and in focus, and schlepping the gear...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaapv View Post
    Come on, Pascal, you're just beginning your life. I'm 62 and Woody? And we're happily shooting our DMRs, and in focus, and schlepping the gear...
    I'm 56 and I've been using reading glasses since I was 40. It's not as easy to focus manually as before 40 but it's not really difficult.

    Diopter settings or a correction lens might do the trick.

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    I know other people can still MF with a SLR easily but this is not my case and I tried many solutions.
    I have to say it has been a slow, slow downhill since I was 20 but it accelerated recently.
    I can not use the microprisms on low constrast subjects or in low light mainly. And this is a big problem for me.

    Maybe I'll come back of Leica if they finally launch the R10.

    Another picture to say good-bye to my hard to sell DMR : with the 15mm/2.8 ASPH this time.

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    I cannot use those focussing aids; my solution was the full matte screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaapv View Post
    I cannot use those focussing aids; my solution was the full matte screen.
    I've not been able to use a full matte screen for the last 15 years at least. Too bad, it was my favorite on my good old Canon F1-N.
    You are lucky.

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    Re: Playing with the DMR

    Guys, I will share a little trick with you that works for me. I'm 58, and blind as a bat without glasses. NONE of the focusing aids works worth a darn for me unless the light is bright daylight, and even then it was hit and miss with the DMR. But the one thing that always worked was watching the contrast as I was focusing. Leica glass just seems to snap into high contrast when it is focused correctly using the DMR. Even in very low light. It does take some time to train your eye to see it, and especially your brain to accept it, but once you master it I found nothing better.... That trick, combined with using hyper-focal distance presetting were the magic combination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Jones View Post
    ... the one thing that always worked was watching the contrast as I was focusing...
    Yup, has worked for me as far back as the Nikon F in the 1970s with the E viewscreen.

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