Category Archives: Leica M9(P)/M-E (CCD Lives!)

Amusement 1, 2, 3.

The fine line between pleasure and pain.

—Peter.

Leica M9 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

 

Fall Moment.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

The Autumn Portrait.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

Autumn Colours.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

Life is a roller coaster.

Looking back (10 yrs).

—Peter.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

The Art of Blending In.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

[Guest Post]: Aaron C Greenman (1 image).

Today, Aaron shares his thoughts (as well as a fine image) after his recent extensive use of the Hasselblad X1D.

You can find more of Mr. Greenman‘s work at:  acuitycolorgrain

Thank you Aaron for your contribution!

—Peter.

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ACG writes:

“After a dip in the non-Leica waters for a few months (Hasselblad X1D and 45mm to be exact) and a penultimate, frustrating experience continually trying to get my “decisive moment” (and failing) with that set-up, I’m back to the M9P and MM exclusively, with my trusty 35mm Summilux ASPH (pre-FLE).

We all go through phases, but this last one has taught me definitively: megapixels and dynamic range no longer matter, it’s all about the shooting experience, the “view”, and the rendering of the lens. Long live Leica M……”

↑Image © Aaron C Greenman.

Airbag.

In the next world war
In a jackknifed juggernaut
I am born again

In the neon sign
Scrolling up and down
I am born again

In an interstellar burst
I am back to save the universe

In a deep deep sleep of the innocent
I am born again

In a fast German car
I’m amazed that I survived
An airbag saved my life…

Radiohead, Airbag.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 75mm Summilux (Canada 🇨🇦).

Smile.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 75mm Summilux (Canada 🇨🇦).

Red.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 75mm Summilux (Canada 🇨🇦).

To the light.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 75mm Summilux (Canada 🇨🇦).

City of Stars (1 and 2).

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 75mm Summilux (Canada 🇨🇦).

Latte.

↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives! – Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica Leica 75mm Summarit f/2.5.

Two Us.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

Finishing Touch.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

De Mello at ‘The 6’.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

Separation Anxiety.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 28mm Summilux ASPH.

One hour with the Leica 28mm Summilux ASPH (Micro Review).

I had the pleasure of using the Leica 28mm Summilux ASPH today, thanks to Alex of Setadel Studios here in Toronto who graciously lent me his personal copy.

The verdict:  I like this lens.

Technical notes:

  • Purple fringing.  Like most fast lenses shot wide open against objects with high contrast edges, undesirable purple fringing is elicited.  This was present in the first image below but was removed during post-processing.
  • Distortion.  There’s very little.  I assume that in a wide-ish f/1.4 lens like this it exists but I didn’t see any obvious sign of it.  In fact, all of the photographs below are uncorrected.
  • Size.  Bigger and heavier than the the 35mm Summilux FLE, as expected.  However, some of the reviews I read about the 28 ‘Lux led me to believe the additional weight was negligible but I was definitely conscious of it while photographing.
  • Sharpness.  Excellent, starting at f/1.4 …and it only gets better from there.
  • Bokeh.  I didn’t have enough time for rigorous evaluation of out-of-focus rendering; having said that, I didn’t see any objectionable qualities in this respect.
  • Usability/Miscellaneous.  The lens barrel has a focus tab, which I like.    The hood is the same screw-it-on-and-it-stops-just-where-it-should type found on the 35mm Summilux FLE and 21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar, which I also like.

—Peter.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 28mm Summilux ASPH.