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    Take a walk.

    I need a diversion. Haven't used my ancient Hektor 135/4.5 in a long time. What better camera to put it on than the M-D? Set ISO to 800, aperture to f/8-f/11, and go for a walk to see what it can see.

    I'll report back later.

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    Re: Take a walk.

    Lovely walk.

    The M-D + Hektor 135mm work very well. Amazing to see how sharp and beautiful the photos out of this 57 year old lens can be. I'll post a few tomorrow, too tired to see clearly now. :-)

    The M-D is my favorite digital Leica M. No question. There's something about it that is "just right" for me.

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    Re: Take a walk.

    Please stop teasing us




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    Re: Take a walk.

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Lovely walk.

    The M-D + Hektor 135mm work very well. Amazing to see how sharp and beautiful the photos out of this 57 year old lens can be. I'll post a few tomorrow, too tired to see clearly now. :-)

    The M-D is my favorite digital Leica M. No question. There's something about it that is "just right" for me.

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    Was it named the M-D because only Medical Doctors could afford it? Only teasing. Clearly this is not the case.

    Its a dam good idea to limit a photo walk to one lens, takes a tad of image making courage to choose a fairly long tele, but great choice. I miss my old Zuiko 135 f3.5, I dropped it many years ago... sniff.
    I'm with Pegelli on the pics.

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    Re: Take a walk.

    Okay, pics:
















    All: Leica M-D + Hektor 135mm f/4.5

    enjoy!
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    Re: Take a walk.

    Thanks Godfrey, interesting images of "extracts" of the environment. The long lens allowed you to concentrate on some essential lines and shapes

    Rendering/processing is also very fitting for such an old lens.

    You probably motivated me to bring out my 1956 Elmar 90/4 and take that for a similar spin (but not not on a digital Leica unfortunately)
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    Re: Take a walk.

    Quote Originally Posted by pegelli View Post
    Thanks Godfrey, interesting images of "extracts" of the environment. The long lens allowed you to concentrate on some essential lines and shapes

    Rendering/processing is also very fitting for such an old lens.

    You probably motivated me to bring out my 1956 Elmar 90/4 and take that for a similar spin (but not not on a digital Leica unfortunately)
    I'm glad you enjoyed them!

    The Hektor produces some lovely color as well. I didn't want to mix the set, I might post a few rendered in color later on.

    Focusing a 135mm lens with a rangefinder is tricky, particularly as light levels drop. I think the next time I go out with it, I'll fit the 1.25x magnifier on the eyepiece.

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