Search results

  1. B

    What's Leica rendering?

    Blown highlights, lost shadow detail- high contrast lenses are worse than low-contrast. Blown clouds with a backlit subject, on an image converted to 8-bit Jpeg on a monitor. Going from 14-bit DNG to 8-bit JPEG, something has got to go. Either you like old lenses, or you don't. Either you...
  2. B

    What's Leica rendering?

    All lenses are trade-offs of optical design, and no one lens can produce great results in all situations. If there was a great lens for all situations, there would be no need for different focal lengths, different maximum aperture, different optical formula. A lens that is too sharp is not good...
  3. B

    What's Leica rendering?

    Uncoated Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar on the M8. CZJ Sonnar 5cm F1.5, at f4 on the Leica M8 by anachronist1, on Flickr Use of a sunshade is important. Modern lenses tend to have more contrast than the limited dynamic range of digital cameras can handle. Digital is where older lenses with...
  4. B

    What is your "other" camera?

    It turns out that investing in Glass about 10 years ago was a smart thing to do. Paid for the M9 and the Monochrom. Wife has been fully briefed on the purchase and source of funds. Daughter's college fund- intact!
  5. B

    What is your "other" camera?

    My main users are the Leica M9, Leica M8, and soon to be joined by the M9 Monochrome.
  6. B

    What's Leica rendering?

    Classic Leica Rendering, 9cm F4 Collapsible Elmar in M-Mount. wide-open, on the EP2. 90mm f2 Summicron-M, at F2.5, on the EP2. Tele-Elmarit 90/2.8, wide-open. Nikkor 105/2.5 Planar formula lens, F-Mount, wide-open. So who can see "pop" on which lenses? Subjective view...
  7. B

    What's Leica rendering?

    I did not realize the discussion was limited to two lenses, but was a bigger question regarding "Leica rendering". I don't own the specific two lenses, but have 30 or so other Leica lenses- many used on the EP2. About the same number of Zeiss lenses in Contax and Leica mount- also use on the...
  8. B

    What's Leica rendering?

    Lenses design to give the illusion of 3-D in a flat photograph were formulated to give good focus across a wide-range of distances rather than a best focus on a flat plain. Dr. Paul Rudolf, inventor of the Tessar, designed the "Double-Plasmat" to give the illusion of three dimensions on a 2-D...
  9. B

    What's Leica rendering?

    Can anyone guess the lens? I'll give a hint. You always get Leica Bashers and Leica Fanatics clashing on photography forums these days. Statements attributing belief in the look of a Leica lens to "rationalizing thousands spent" on a lens, and the other side "nothing compares with a...
  10. B

    What's Leica rendering?

    No- I sold my M2, kept an M3 Double Stroke. The Sonnar is an original wartime Leica Mount lens, and used it with the Canon P for this shot. The first two pictures, digital on the M9. Next time to the marine Museum- will take the Summarit and Sonnar to shoot a comparison. Will also bring...
  11. B

    What's Leica rendering?

    Lenses designed without the aid of computers tended to produce a more distinctive "look" than modern computer-aided designs. Lenses used wide-open and close-up also accentuates the differences in design. Modern 50/1.1 Nokton wide-open on the Leica M9. My Summarit 5cm F1.5 wide-open on...
  12. B

    What's Leica rendering?

    "The Leica Look" vs "The Zeiss Look" goes back to the 1930s difference in design philosophy between the two companies. Leica went with optics that were highly corrected for color and flatness of field. This was done at the expense of flare and contrast. The higher speed (F2, F1.5) Leica lenses...
  13. B

    What's Leica rendering?

    28mm F2.8 Elmarit-M, V3, wide-open on the M8. 2second exposure. fireworks1 by anachronist1, on Flickr "it popped" braced in the rail of the pier.
  14. B

    What's Leica rendering?

    Classic Leica rendering. nikki_Summar_f2 by anachronist1, on Flickr Highly color corrected, low-contrast. 1934 Summar wide-open. A 1954 9cm F4 Elmar collapsible on the Leica M8, wide-open. Leica M8, Collapsible Elmar 9cm F4 collapsible, wide-open by anachronist1, on Flickr And...
  15. B

    Members from 2009 and 2010 Reunion. Drop a line!

    I joined before it was the mu-43 forum, Amin converted membership of the earlier site. Bought the EP-2 a bit later. Still have and use the EP-2 and have an full-spectrum visible+IR converted EP-2 for work.
  16. B

    Canon FD Lenses: Great value or just cheap?!

    The FD lenses are every bit as good as the Nikkors of the day, the 50/1.4 SSC was a bit better. I prefer the build quality of the FD lenses with the breech-lock mount. The FL series lenses are also quite good. These lenses were "orphaned" by Canon, when they moved to the AF mount. Mirrorless...
  17. B

    Showcase Nikon 500mm f/8 Reflex Nikkor C

    Just to clarify Nikon Markings: The "C" in Reflex-Nikkor-C means that the optics were multi-coated. My version does not have the "C". You lucky guys. Pre-focus and "Follow-Focus as in this shot" is important as the lens will focus past infinity: this was done as temperature affects the actual...
  18. B

    Showcase Nikon 500mm f/8 Reflex Nikkor C

    The original Reflex-Nikkor 500/8 (single coated), handheld on the Nikon F2. And on a heavy tripod. I forget the screen used, probably an "E" screen. The split-prism usually blacks out with the 500.
  19. B

    That weird little handle on the aperture ring? Nikkor-S

    The Bunny Rabbit Ears are on the top of the aperture, easily come off with the two screws that hold them in. The lens will not be able to hear after removing them. They were used to couple the aperture with the camera's meter. The DS-1 and DS-2 EE servo-Motor also linked to the Ears to...
  20. B

    [EXPIRED] Film camera: Olympus 35-S, fixed lens RF

    A vintage Olympus Rangefinder, one that I did a flood-clean job on the shutter and cleaned the viewfinder. "It's feeling much better now". This camera is pretty, and an early full-frame 35mm camera from Olympus. The "Tower" symbol means it was sold through Sears. A piece of history...
  21. B

    [EXPIRED] Konica 40/1.8, 135/3.5, 28/3.5, and FC-1 Body

    And with that PM, sold.
  22. B

    [EXPIRED] Konica 40/1.8, 135/3.5, 28/3.5, and FC-1 Body

    (SOLD)Konica FC-1 35mm SLR camera with Konica 40/1.8, 28/3.5, and 135/3.5. All EX to EX+ condition. Glass is clean on all, camera is working. Direct flash- gives an idea of the condition of the glass. I've seen the lenses alone sell for more than this. Three front caps, two...
  23. B

    32 Normal Lenses Test - 1977

    I have the original of that article, had a subscription at the time. I would not classify these as subjective tests as actual measurements of lens performance is given. These are more of an objective test- the same tests along with each result for the 32 lenses, and each lens grouped with...
  24. B

    Helios 44 58mm or Jupiter 8 50 or something else?

    The Jupiter-8 is much smaller than the Helios-44. But- the Helios will focus closer. I always end up using the Jupiters over the Helios.
  25. B

    how to obtain a Jupiter 37a for Micro Four thirds cameras.

    The units are "The chart shows in line widths per picture height (LW/PH) ". I suspect picture height is 1inch. Usually the measure of resolution is given as line pairs per millimeter. This is the only test I've seen that uses "Line Width Per picture height". Makes it hard to look at using a lens...
  26. B

    how to obtain a Jupiter 37a for Micro Four thirds cameras.

    Are you sure that it's 1200 Line Pairs per Millimeter? Pop Photo tests were usually done in percent contrast for 50LP/mm. That would be closer to 1200 line pairs per inch. 1200 Line Pairs per millimeter would require 2400 pixels per millimeter to resolve. An Olympus EP2 has 200 pixels per...
  27. B

    Who needs a Leica M9 when you can get this for less...

    My current Leica M3 Monochrome. And the optical version of digital filters.
  28. B

    6th Mu-43 Salon Competition - Life in Monochrome

    Meadowlark Gardens in Northern Virginia. Micro-Nikkor 55mm F2.8 with R60 (red) filter. Kodak DCS200ir, first-generation monochrome digital camera, circa 1993. Resized with Photoshop and saved as JPEG, otherwise no processing.
  29. B

    Who needs a Leica M9 when you can get this for less...

    What I like most about the Leica M9- Being able to use some of the best lenses made over the last 80 years in the manner that they were designed: full frame and RF coupled. Nikkor-P 8.5cm F2 in Leica Mount, wide-open on the M9: The lens cost much less than most of the Zooms in the...
  30. B

    Who needs a Leica M9 when you can get this for less...

    I love hacking lenses, especially hacked in an RF coupled mount. Next on the RADAR for hacking is an RF coupled Konica 50/1.7. I bought a Konica to Leica adapter, and will make an RF Cam for the Konica. The 50/1.7 is spectacular, very close to a 50/2 Summicron. $60 total investment, lens and...
  31. B

    Who needs a Leica M9 when you can get this for less...

    Zeiss makes a nice film camera. But if you want to use their lenses on a Digital RF...
  32. B

    Who needs a Leica M9 when you can get this for less...

    Wollensak Fastax. High-Speed movie camera. 10,000FPS+.
  33. B

    Who needs a Leica M9 when you can get this for less...

    Jupiter-12. No Digital Kiev, either.
  34. B

    Who needs a Leica M9 when you can get this for less...

    But for Half-frame lenses, EP-2.
  35. B

    Who needs a Leica M9 when you can get this for less...

    Or Agfa came out with a Digital Karat...
  36. B

    Who needs a Leica M9 when you can get this for less...

    Well, maybe if Argus came out with a C-9 no one would need an m9.
  37. B

    Leica APO 50/f2 - price?

    The original lens coatings used by Leica were soft because Zeiss patented their process for hard coating lenses. Leica lenses of the 1950s used with filters their whole life did well, decades of cleaning front elements took it's toll on many. $200 trip to focalpoint, my 1953 hot-glass...
  38. B

    What's your favorite 50 something.

    Pre-War Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5 is the favorite.
  39. B

    Noise patterns/dodgy sensor?

    Most sensors these days are "Native ISO 200" or so. Shooting at ISO 100 is a "Pull" from their optimal setting. What do you get when shooting at ISO 200?
  40. B

    E-P2 is slow. slow, slow

    Yes- that is absolutely true. I had a SanDisk Extreme Pro 8GByte disk that became unusable after formatting with the software developed by the SD Card Associations and downloaded from SDCARD.ORG. The problem is with the SanDisk card, simply not made to comply to the standard.
  41. B

    Short Telephoto's on the EP2.

    One of the least expensive Leica lenses- 9cm F4 Elmar-M, collapsible. This lens is the same formula as the non-collapsible, but the front element is very easy to remove and clean. All shots at F4: 100% crop:
  42. B

    Short Telephoto's on the EP2.

    Leica thin Tele-Elmarit, 1970s vintage. Wide-Open at F2.8: 100% crop: At F4: 100% crop:
  43. B

    learn film?

    Lots of choices on film cameras, would be a good idea to decide the type pf photography that you want to use it for. Compact 35 RF's like the canonet are great all-around grab-shot cameras. $80 is a good price for one that has been tested, and with new light seals. The Canonet QL17 allows...
  44. B

    Cherry Blossoms in the Spring

    Walk in the Neighborhood, Nikkor 105/2.5 Wide-Open on the EP2, Sonnar formula lens.
  45. B

    Industar-69 hack - easier than you think!

    There is also a Rigid Industar-50 in Leica M39 mount, that should be fine with a standard adapter. The Rigid lens is "not a pretty lens", but cheap and sharp. Rigid I-50, wide-open at F3.5, on the Leica M9:
  46. B

    Short Telephoto's on the EP2.

    I did not buy any of these for the EP2- bought the EP2 because you can use it with so many lenses, and the VF-2 was the best available EVF 2 years ago. So far, what this test is demonstrating to me- any difference between these lenses in actual use is minimal.
  47. B

    Short Telephoto's on the EP2.

    Dogwood in the front yard: also "F2.5" The tree Stump again, walked a little closer to it than i did with the 105's.
  48. B

    Short Telephoto's on the EP2.

    Sun popped out again- Leica Summicron-M, 90mm F2, Canadian, Mid 1960s. I shot all of these 1/2 stop from wide-open, let's call it F2.5. This lens has a Classic Leica Look to it. I got it for $200, prices have gone up.
  49. B

    Short Telephoto's on the EP2.

    I know the multi-coated Planar formula lens is supposed to be better than the older single-coated Sonnar lens, which debuted in 1952. But I can't see a difference...
  50. B

    Short Telephoto's on the EP2.

    Dogwood, F2.5: 100% crop: Same tree Stump as yesterday, F2.5 100% crop:
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Mu-43 is a fan site and not associated with Olympus, Panasonic, or other manufacturers mentioned on this site.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2009-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom