Site Sponsors
Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 100 of 300

Thread: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

  1. #51
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Are those earphone cords?
    yep.

  2. #52
    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: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Cool.

  3. #53
    Senior Member Daniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    philadelphia
    Posts
    256
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    the Citreon



    Olde City, Philadelphia, PA

    Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2.0 (f5.6, 1/250, ISO 160). Zone focus distance set at approximately 15 feet or 4.5 meters. The 35 mm lens is a bit difficult to zone focus. The ultra wide angles like the 21 and wider lenses are more forgiving, because the depth of field is very deep.
    Last edited by Daniel; 20th February 2008 at 11:14.

  4. #54
    Senior Member Daniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    philadelphia
    Posts
    256
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    Another IR image: Infrared Palms 2
    what do you do or use to do IR with the M8?

  5. #55
    wilsonlaidlaw
    Guest

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Here is one taken last week on Mayreau Island of the Salt Whistle Bay Anchorage on moonlit night at 4secs with 35 ASPH Lux. The bright dots are the yachts' riding lights.

    Wilson

  6. #56
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Cool.
    Maggie, what is interesting concerning that image technically is that it was made with a plain old M90/2.8 I got for $600. I had it calibrated and it has proven to be superb performer. I'm going to test it against one of the new 90/2.5 lenses to see how it stands up to a new lens that costs almost 2.5X as much.

  7. #57
    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: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Maggie, what is interesting concerning that image technically is that it was made with a plain old M90/2.8 I got for $600. I had it calibrated and it has proven to be superb performer. I'm going to test it against one of the new 90/2.5 lenses to see how it stands up to a new lens that costs almost 2.5X as much.
    You know, as someone who only has Voigtländer lenses, that doesn't really come as a big surprise to me- it seems that if someone is bothering to put out an M-mount lens, they're going to make it be a pretty darn good performer.

    Sometimes, it seems like the only people with problem lenses are those folks who've bought brand new Leica lenses, as I see a lot of "I'm sending my lens to Solms to fix a back focus problem," etc... on the forums.

  8. #58
    Senior Member Daniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    philadelphia
    Posts
    256
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Maggie, what is interesting concerning that image technically is that it was made with a plain old M90/2.8 I got for $600. I had it calibrated and it has proven to be superb performer. I'm going to test it against one of the new 90/2.5 lenses to see how it stands up to a new lens that costs almost 2.5X as much.
    fotografz, i just bought a used leica lens for 200$. when you say calibrated do you mean send it in to leica to adjust the focus? what was the cost of the calibration?

    Here's a photo taken with my newly acquired used Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 III (f2.0, 1/60, 160). I notice that to get the target area in focus, I need to shift the focus off to the right by almost a millimeter, otherwise it'll be out of focus.

    – dan

    Last edited by Daniel; 22nd February 2008 at 18:13.

  9. #59
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    6,955
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1145

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Nothing artistic but given everything we hear about the housing market in the US, Las Vegas has A LOT of inventory to sell (this was taken from the 25th floor to give an idea of how big this new complex is going to be)..... I was recently in Miami and the number of cranes and high rise condos being built are a bit more spread out but it was also pretty scary (years worth of inventory).

    50 lux pre asph - hey and this was through a glass window.


  10. #60
    sonya
    Guest

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    hi everyone,

    a few more photos from the christmas trip to california. except for the first, the remainder of the photos were taken in san francisco.

    maggie - thanks for your compliments on the photos i posted a few weeks ago. especially glad that you liked #3 because it was by far the most challenging to compose.

    sonya

  11. #61
    sonya
    Guest

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    remainder of the photos from san francisco.

    sonya

  12. #62
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by thegrumpymonk View Post
    fotografz, i just bought a used leica lens for 200$. when you say calibrated do you mean send it in to leica to adjust the focus? what was the cost of the calibration?

    Here's a photo taken with my newly acquired used Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 III (f2.0, 1/60, 160). I notice that to get the target area in focus, I need to shift the focus off to the right by almost a millimeter, otherwise it'll be out of focus.

    – dan

    Yep, same thing happened to me with this used 90/2.8 current version. I sent it to my Leica Dealers' recommended repair guy and it quickly came back focusing perfectly.

    IMO, if it isn't warranty work, I would NOT send it to Leica ... Even warranty work is a crap shoot. I sent a NEW back-focusing 50/1.4 ASPH to them twice without any fix ... then included it in a batch of lenses and two M8s on December 3rd 2007 ... one M8 and the 50/1.4 ASPH, a 75/1.4, and a 90/2AA went to the "Black Hole" repair facility in Germany, and I haven't heard a peep since.

    I'd send your lens to DAG for focus adjustment.

  13. #63
    Senior Member Daniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    philadelphia
    Posts
    256
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Yep, same thing happened to me with this used 90/2.8 current version. I sent it to my Leica Dealers' recommended repair guy and it quickly came back focusing perfectly.

    IMO, if it isn't warranty work, I would NOT send it to Leica ... Even warranty work is a crap shoot. I sent a NEW back-focusing 50/1.4 ASPH to them twice without any fix ... then included it in a batch of lenses and two M8s on December 3rd 2007 ... one M8 and the 50/1.4 ASPH, a 75/1.4, and a 90/2AA went to the "Black Hole" repair facility in Germany, and I haven't heard a peep since.

    I'd send your lens to DAG for focus adjustment.
    thank you for the tip, but i'm afraid i don't know who is DAG. a shop?

    - dan

  14. #64
    Super Moderator Cindy Flood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    3,580
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    118

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    http://dagcamera.com/ , Don A. Goldberg, DAG Camera Repair.

  15. #65
    Senior Member Daniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    philadelphia
    Posts
    256
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    http://dagcamera.com/ , Don A. Goldberg, DAG Camera Repair.
    Thank you for the help.

    - dan


  16. #66
    Workshop Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Gilroy, California
    Posts
    93
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    4

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Just got back from Yosemite for the kids' winter break. This is from Mirror Lake Wednesday.

    Thank, steve

  17. #67
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    6,955
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1145

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Okay-dokey ... M8, 90/2.8:
    I've come back to this image a number of times. It is so well done. Love the framing and also the ring on the right that still looks to be swinging from the last person.

  18. #68
    Subscriber robsteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,202
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    496

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    The 35mm Summicron ASHP has to be my favorite lens on the M8. It is small and performs well when shot wide open, as it was here.

    Gene is an avid photographer and has taken many photography trips to the South Western USA. He told me he will be there again somtime next month.


  19. #69
    Subscriber Member jaapv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    770
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    250

    Owls Looking

    JAAP
    http://www.jaapvphotography.eu
    The colours of my generation are black and white.

  20. #70
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by thegrumpymonk View Post
    thank you for the tip, but i'm afraid i don't know who is DAG. a shop?

    - dan
    Don Goldberg, an excellent repair source ... can't locate his contact info ... maybe someone else here has it readily available and will post it for you along with other good sources.

  21. #71
    Senior Member Daniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    philadelphia
    Posts
    256
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Don Goldberg, an excellent repair source ... can't locate his contact info ... maybe someone else here has it readily available and will post it for you along with other good sources.
    thanks fotografz, cindy posted a link a few posts back.


    I'm very please with this lens. I don't find the back-focus a problem because I'm able to easily work around it. I think it'd still be worth the trouble to get it calibrated, but not until I get to play with it some more.

    Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 III (f5.6, 1/250, 160, Metz 20C-2 flash)
    Last edited by Daniel; 23rd February 2008 at 21:51.

  22. #72
    Senior Member Daniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    philadelphia
    Posts
    256
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Owls Looking

    i always enjoy photographs with some humor. this one made me laugh.

  23. #73
    Subscriber Member jaapv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    770
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    250

    Re: Owls Looking

    Quote Originally Posted by thegrumpymonk View Post
    i always enjoy photographs with some humor. this one made me laugh.
    Thanks!

    How about my Man-eating Orange?

    JAAP
    http://www.jaapvphotography.eu
    The colours of my generation are black and white.

  24. #74
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    A few from a trip to LA last week to shoot a TV commercial and supervise CGI work.

    Had the weekend and Presidents Day off to walk about with the M8 perpetually set to ISO 640. The new AWB is pretty good now.

    1) on set ... some camera huh? M35 ASPH

    2) Checking out the scenery : -) M90/2.8

    3) Jesus takes a break. M90/2.8

    4) War Protest near Santa Monica Pier. M28/2
    Last edited by fotografz; 15th April 2008 at 06:44.

  25. #75
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    After still being sick after 8 days being in bed or close to it. I need some real humor. Maybe go hang out with some street people and have some kind of fun. I'm bored shooting this corporate stuff . Whens my next workshop.


    Okay hint San Juan , Street shooting and i am working on some fashion models for a complete l day of shooting in Old San Juan. Now that sounds like fun besides some street shooting the rest of the time.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

  26. #76
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Jerusalem, Israel
    Posts
    1,280
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    1) on set ... some camera huh? M35 ASPH
    Clearly that's not an M8 with a 35 Cron-asph, but what is it? model, film size, lens? Is it sucking down the monitor screen one frame at a time for your cgi material, or does it get to photograph real objects?

    scott

  27. #77
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    I think it is a Arri 16mm film movie camera. Nice hunk of gear , now there is that Mercedes you wanted. LOL
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

  28. #78
    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: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Looks like an Arriflex 35mm motion picture camera, with video capture (see the piece of toast on the monitor). Nice rig.

    Arris are pretty cool, even if they aren't Mitchells.

  29. #79
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by scott kirkpatrick View Post
    Clearly that's not an M8 with a 35 Cron-asph, but what is it? model, film size, lens? Is it sucking down the monitor screen one frame at a time for your cgi material, or does it get to photograph real objects?

    scott
    Scott, it's an ARRI 35mm film camera with an Angeneux Zoom lens. It has live view video feed and recording for play backs of different takes for evaluation. Check out the the "tripod head" shown in this closer view : -)

    Most of my TV commercial we am doing is CGI, but we shoot live footage for a portion of the final edit, and use other live footage as a guide for lighting the CGI work yet to be done.
    Last edited by fotografz; 15th April 2008 at 06:44.

  30. #80
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    I love Mitchell Movie cameras Maggie ... old time rock 'n roll. The "Mickey Mouse Ears" film transport cans are soooo cool.

    I learned cinematography and editing the hard way ... shot my buddy's Beaulieu as a kid and manually edited in the basement the old fashioned way ... film hanging all over the place, tape splicing, etc. etc. Came in handy when I went into advertising later.

    Stuff like that is long gone in the commercial editing world. Every thing is digital and fast as hell compared to the old days (which really aren't that long ago). Movieolas are relics used as decorations in lobbies of editing houses.
    Last edited by fotografz; 15th April 2008 at 06:44.

  31. #81
    Senior Member Daniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    philadelphia
    Posts
    256
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Check out the the "tripod head" shown in this closer view
    oh, that tripod head? i have one for my d70, m8, and my gx100.




    if this was printed 10x8 or larger, you'd notice the bus driver taking a cigarette break

  32. #82
    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: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    I love Mitchell Movie cameras Maggie ... old time rock 'n roll. The "Mickey Mouse Ears" film transport cans are soooo cool.

    I learned cinematography and editing the hard way ... shot my buddy's Beaulieu as a kid and manually edited in the basement the old fashioned way ... film hanging all over the place, tape splicing, etc. etc.
    You and me both! Mitchells are awesome- I worked a job doing stop-motion animation with a Mitchell, back when I was in the Twin Cities. What a cool piece of kit.

    I started out making Super-8 pictures with a Sanyo in highschool and moved to a Beaulieu and then a Bolex in art school (MCAD). Fun, but wow, a LOT of hard work!

    My film career was sidetracked by what turned out to be an ill-considered marriage and the shelving of that dream for another. Oh well, it's been an interesting ride!

    Oh, and great shots of the Arri rig!!!

  33. #83
    Subscriber robsteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,202
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    496

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Check out the the "tripod head" shown in this closer view : -)

    Are the wooden wedges an optional accessory

  34. #84
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by robsteve View Post
    Are the wooden wedges an optional accessory
    The grips can make anything do anything ... and will use anything to make it work : -)

  35. #85
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    ... Most of my TV commercial we am doing ...
    ... we "am" doing ...

    LOL.

    we are doing.

  36. #86
    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: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    I got an SF-24D. Domino isn't sure he likes it.



    The two things I don't like: 1)No bounce. But I knew that going in and its size makes up for that. 2)The annoying tendency for the M8 to go to sleep and if I quickly squeeze off a shot, the flash doesn't fire and the shutter stays open for an ungodly amount of time. GRRRRRRRRRR.

  37. #87
    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: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Dad likes it a bit more, but that might just be the hot chocolate:



    That's whipped cream on the lip and cotton in his nose. (he had surgery on it to remove a polyp)

  38. #88
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Maggie, what are your camera settings? Are you using Manual mode and dragging the shutter?

    There is a diffuser I use with the FS24D called the S-Fill that Lutz invented. Works really well.

  39. #89
    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: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Maggie, what are your camera settings? Are you using Manual mode and dragging the shutter?

    There is a diffuser I use with the FS24D called the S-Fill that Lutz invented. Works really well.
    I was shooting those on full TTL auto mode with the camera on "A."

  40. #90
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    I was shooting those on full TTL auto mode with the camera on "A."
    Try "dragging the shutter" ... set the lowest, hand-holdable manual shutter speed you can manage instead of "A", and set the widest lens aperture you can for the DOF needed ... with the flash set to TTL (and when closer to the subject try -2/3rds stop compensation on the flash).

    Dragging the shutter opens up the backgrounds, and the flash will freeze the subject due the duration being much shorter than the shutter speed.

    In reality, I've found the SF flashes are only good for "fill flash" ... a supplement to the M system's low light abilities.

    BTW, "A" is why your shutter says open forever if the flash doesn't fire.

  41. #91
    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: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    BTW, "A" is why your shutter says open forever if the flash doesn't fire.
    I'm aware of that. I'm bitching about how it should fire that flash every time, if the damn thing is on.

  42. #92
    Subscriber Member TRSmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Central Maine, U.S.A.
    Posts
    2,406
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    9

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    The few times I mounted my Nikon flash to the M8 I noticed the same thing. For some reason, it decides not to fire and then suddenly does. I attributed it to the mismatch of the brands (Nikon Leica... hey, if Nikon does produce a rangefinder that accepts Leica lenses you could call it a Neica. )

  43. #93
    Subscriber Member jaapv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    770
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    250

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    I can only say I'm extremely pleased with my venerable Metz MZ3, which I bought for next to nothing. As far as I'm concerned that whole M-TTL stuff is totally unnecessary.
    Well -maybe for fill-flash.

    JAAP
    http://www.jaapvphotography.eu
    The colours of my generation are black and white.

  44. #94
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    I'm aware of that. I'm bitching about how it should fire that flash every time, if the damn thing is on.
    Sorry, I misunderstood. I also noticed that my M8 is nodding off. I don't remember it doing that before the last firmware upgrade. May be incorrect in this, yet I don't recall that irritating tendency ... especially irritating since it take a bit to rouse itself. Perhaps there is a menu setting I missed.
    Last edited by fotografz; 27th February 2008 at 16:24.

  45. #95
    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: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Jaap, I've used a Vivitar 285HV or Vivitar 283 for most of my life, but man, they are just so honkin' BIG! Nothing makes for better light, but on an M8, I have to have the hand grip on and the flash fairly overwhelms the camera. So, I thought I'd try a smaller flash and it seemed like folks around here were getting good results with the Leica. Aside from its narcolepsy, it works well as a non-bounce-able flash.

  46. #96
    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: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    I sure do like my M8.

    Via my D-Lux 3, Leica M8 and Voigtländer 28/3.5 Color-Skopar:


  47. #97
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Kihei, Maui
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    I can't resist these red ti leaf plants. Color as taken. 75lux.

    Jan
    Last edited by JWW; 28th March 2012 at 16:42.

  48. #98
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    6,955
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1145

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    It was supposed to snow this evening and I thought it would be fun to take some shots on my way home in the snow....it hasn't started yet but on my walk home I decided to just take some time to have some fun out on the street....this is my new 50 lux and I really am enjoying it....although I think I have said that after every lens I've bought.

    f1.4 1/45s ISO 160 (yes I upped the ISO on other shots )


  49. #99
    Sr. Administrator Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Los Altos, CA
    Posts
    10,486
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1031

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    GREAT capture Terry!

    Oh, and a PS: Not sure I mentioned it, but one of my favorite accessories for that lens is a 3-stop ND filter (B+W .9 or 8x) so you can shoot it wide open in normal sunlight. A 4-stop would be even better, especially if you're going to have the new shutter work done, but I've not found any. They seem to jump from 3 to 6 stop, and 6 might even be okay... Let's see, a 6-stop would get you to roughly 1/500th at f1.4 with ISO 160 in sunlight, where my 3-stop is 1/4000th. Hmmm, methinks I may get a 6
    Jack
    home: www.getdpi.com

    "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."

  50. #100
    Sr. Administrator Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Los Altos, CA
    Posts
    10,486
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1031

    Re: Even More M8 Fun [POST YER PIX!]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Jaap, I've used a Vivitar 285HV or Vivitar 283 for most of my life, but man, they are just so honkin' BIG! Nothing makes for better light, but on an M8, I have to have the hand grip on and the flash fairly overwhelms the camera.
    You need to be really careful using these older "high trigger voltage" flashes on newer digital cameras, and should be using a "Safe Synch" adapter of some type to avoid frying the camera electronics. Here are a few from Wein: http://www.weinproducts.com/safesyncs.htm

    Cheers,
    Jack
    home: www.getdpi.com

    "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."

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
  •