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In Topic: Your best photo of the week ending December 18 2022

18 December 2022 - 12:03 PM

Tinka, just chilling. It’s a dog’s life!

iphone SE3

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In Topic: A thought experiment

11 December 2022 - 06:46 AM

My Leica pairing would be a #11726 Summilux 35/1.4 (The new version with the collapsible hood) and a #11673 Summicron 75/2 on, probably the same #20200 M11body as John.


The 35 Summilux is a lovely lens but I had a 35 Summicron R on a Leica RE and I couldn’t get on with that focal length, much as I love the idea of it.


I like 24mm and I love the 45 on my Sigma, but I just can’t get comfortable with anything in between. 

Why that lens pair for the Leica? From what I have seen of your work, I think of you more as the 50 Noctilux 1.2 and APO-Summicron 90 2.0 type. Less coma, but slightly more CA with the normal and a longer, fully apochromatic short tele.

I’ve always liked 50mm lenses and I think the APO Summicrom Asph. is what happens when someone gets to design the best 50mm lens that can be designed. No cost constraints, no extreme aperture, just performance and subtlety, so I’d love to own one. I also like the 90mm focal length but I’m a bit of a fan of the Karbe-era lenses and the pics I’ve seen coming from that 75 Noctilux are just stunning.

In Topic: A thought experiment

10 December 2022 - 01:35 PM

I’ve often been in that position, although I tended to aim for three lenses. My last, and undoubtedly best combo was my D850 with 70-200/2.8 and 58/1.4


I still have, because I haven’t listed it on eBay yet, a Sigma FP with 45/2.8 and 65/2. I don’t use it though, because I really do need to sell it!


If money were no object, it’d be a bit of a dilemma because common sense would definitely dictate a Z9,  as for lenses, the 70-200/2.8 and probably a 50/1.8.


HOWEVER! Thirty years ago, I owned a Leica M3 with a 50/2 Summicron Collapsible and a 90/4 and I’d be really tempted by an M11. In this case the lens choice would be easy, although a bit strange - the 50mm Apo Summicron Aspherical and the 75mm f1.25 Noctilux. 

In Topic: Your best photo of the week ending December 4 2022

04 December 2022 - 11:53 PM


iPhone SE3


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In Topic: Back to black

21 November 2022 - 12:00 AM

Just imagine a digital Nikon looking like this after a bit of use.

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I never liked the Df enough to get one. It’s too bad that they decided to stop the reliance on focus groups that had been such an important part of their process ever since the F2. 

The only thing I dislike about the Zfc is that there is no AutoISO setting on the ISO wheel and going into the menus just to activate it is just wrong for the rest of the UX.


The thing about the Auto-ISO setting does seem strange, although I tend to leave my cameras on Auto-ISO all the time anyway. 

I’ve never even seen a Df except in pictures but I liked the look of it. More importantly it had the D4 sensor and I always liked that sensor.