Leica M240 with 7Artisans 50 1.1

Discussion in 'Leica M Camera Forum' started by raid, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    My M9 is at Leica USA (NJ) for sensor replacement, so I got a loaner M 240 camera. Then, I got on same day the 7Artisans 50/1.1 from China. It was pouring on that same day, but I took out this camera and lens set to Joe Patti's Seafood in Pensacola to try out the lens (and camera).

    link: 7Artisans_50_1.1_M240 - raid

    It was challenging to correctly focus the lens wide open, but I gave it a try.

    L1002540-X2.

    L1002524-X2.

    L1002534-X2.

    L1002578-XL.

    L1002567-XL.

    L1002531-X2.

    L1002768-X2.
     
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  2. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    The lens is heavy and so is the M 240. After one hour of using them both, one of my fingers started to hurt me. It may be the way that I was holding the camera as there is no camera strap. I know that I can focus better on Dana's eyes, so it may have been my focusing or the M240 or the lens or all.

    The larger battery in the M240 allowed me quick back-to-back photos without any buffer time.
    I have yet no clue how to set the M240 to get DNG files. Here, I got jpg files somehow. I have the camera set to NO for DNG compression. I will look it up.
    edited: I tried out SET and it was there! I set it now to DNG+jpg fine.

    L1002711%20copy-XL.

    Today, I am switching around M8 and M240 for the 7Artisans lens. The M240 will get the (original) Voigtlaender Nokton 50 1.5 while the M8 will get the 50 1.1. Let the fun begin!
     
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  3. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Leica Place Regular

    129
    Aug 5, 2013
    New York City
    Your daughter looks thrilled :rolleyes-79::rolleyes-79::rolleyes-79:

    I know you've taken lots of photos of your kids over the years. They probably dread when you carry your camera. (just kidding)

    PS: My daughter (age 7) loves to have her picture taken. My son (age 9) hates it.

    school.
     
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  4. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I can only hope that Dana and Lina are not getting too old to be bribed with Klondike bars.

    We really missed getting to Navarre this year and visiting Raid and family. Had to cancel at the last minute. BUMMER!

    Had the 7Artisans and Nokton 50/1.1 in the bag ready to go.

    The shots on the M8 are in focus on the eyes. The M240- looks like back-focus with the RF. This is a great lens for the M8 as the crop sensor gets the sweet spot for the lens. Field curvature puts the far edges into focus on a different plane than the center.
     
  5. Hap

    Hap Leica Place Top Veteran

    511
    Jan 9, 2016
    Use thorsten overgaards website to setup your loaner 240.
     
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  6. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    We miss your visit too!

    I agree; I will use the M240 with other lenses where the focusing is not so critical, such as the 35mm lens or a 50mm with max aperture 2.0-2.8.
     
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  7. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    Thanks for the tip.
     
  8. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    Here are three new images:

    L1002809-X2.

    LV1-XL.

    L1002810-X2.

    I may be improving in using the M240.
     
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  9. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    The last one is what I'm used to- looks better.
     
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  10. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    It took some practicing with the M240. It was not the lens.
     
  11. Christilou

    Christilou Leica Place Veteran

    405
    Apr 5, 2013
    It has a nice rendering for portrait!
     
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  12. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Leica Place Regular

    129
    Aug 5, 2013
    New York City
    My son, who hates having his picture being taken. Shot today, Leica M9, Nikkor 35mm f1.8, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan:

    son.
     
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  13. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    Thanks! It works well, but having such a lens is complimentary (for me) to my other lenses that I also use for portraits.