My first thread here

Discussion in 'Leica M Camera Forum' started by raid, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    I have now been using the M8 and the M9 side by side for some time, and I just got back from a short trip to Tennessee where I used one day the M9 with the Kobalux 28/3.5, and the M8 with the CV 50/1.5 (about 66mm). On the next day, I switched the lenses around, and the M8 got the 28/3.5 (about 36mm). We were in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and I took photos at same places on both days.
    I need to make some adjustments on the colors but I did not do anything to the images below. No IR Cut filter was used.

    From past experience with this lens, the CV 50/1.5 ltm is an excellent lens in sunlight and at night. The Kobalux 28/3.5 is a great little lens at daylight and also for subtle colors with the M9 at sunset.
    Here, I had often shade on overcast days.It may have been Brian who said good things about the CV lens, which encouraged me to buy such a lens. I did not see it necessary to spend over $1000 for the chrome M version of it.


    M8:

    M8%2050mm-M.


    Larger file: http://raid.smugmug.com/Other/Great-Smoky-Mountains-2013/i-gv27pR3/0/X3/M8 50mm-X3.jpg

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    M9:

    M9%2050mm-XL.
    larger file: http://raid.smugmug.com/Other/Great-Smoky-Mountains-2013/i-BxSt9zm/0/X3/M9 50mm-X3.jpg






    M8


    M8%20%282%29%20_-XL.


    Larger file: http://raid.smugmug.com/Other/Great-Smoky-Mountains-2013/i-RVt4dJh/0/X3/M8 (2) _-X3.jpg

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    M9


    M9%282%29-XL.


    Larger file: http://raid.smugmug.com/Other/Great-Smoky-Mountains-2013/i-NDWrgfr/0/X3/M9(2)-X3.jpg

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    M8

    M9%20%283%29-XL.

    Larger file: http://raid.smugmug.com/Other/Great-Smoky-Mountains-2013/i-QBdCfxh/0/X3/M9 (3)-X3.jpg


    M9


    M8%20%283%29-XL.

    Larger file: http://raid.smugmug.com/Other/Great-Smoky-Mountains-2013/i-6S6Xp75/0/X3/M8 (3)-X3.jpg

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    M8

    M8%20%284%29-XL.

    Larger file: http://raid.smugmug.com/Other/Great-Smoky-Mountains-2013/i-3vGjKtC/0/X3/M8 (4)-X3.jpg


    M9

    M9%20%284%29-XL.

    Larger file: http://raid.smugmug.com/Other/Great-Smoky-Mountains-2013/i-gB4GTXQ/0/X3/M9 (4)-X3.jpg

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    M8


    M8%20%286%29-XL.

    Larger file: http://raid.smugmug.com/Other/Great-Smoky-Mountains-2013/i-FTgTbtb/0/X3/M8 (6)-X3.jpg


    M9


    M9%20%286%29-XL.



    Larger image: http://raid.smugmug.com/Other/Great-Smoky-Mountains-2013/i-jcQMCcH/0/X3/M9 (6)-X3.jpg


    M8

    M8%20%287%29-XL.

    Larger file: http://raid.smugmug.com/Other/Great-Smoky-Mountains-2013/i-RCmKWF7/0/X3/M8 (7)-X3.jpg

    M9

    M9%20%287%29-XL.

    Larger file: http://raid.smugmug.com/Other/Great-Smoky-Mountains-2013/i-NTH7tNX/0/X3/M9 (7)-X3.jpg


    Here are some additional images taken with the M8:

    M8%20%2810%29-X2.

    M8%20%288%29-X2.

    M8%20%289%29-X2.


    Some images with the M9:


    M9%20%288%29-XL.


    M9%20%289%29-XL.


    M9%20%2810%29-XL.
     
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  2. chalkdust

    chalkdust Leica Place Regular

    78
    Apr 3, 2013
    Good cameras, good lenses, good subjects, good photographer all add up to very enjoyable pictures. Thanks for sharing. I have not heard of the Kobalux 28/2.8 before. Oh, and welcome to Leicaplace.
     
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  3. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    Thanks. The Kobalux is a 28/3.5. I have corrected the typo above. I often refer to this lens as a 28/2.8, when in fact I may have thought of my Rokkor 28/2.8.
     
  4. tmldds

    tmldds Leica Place Regular

    183
    Nov 20, 2013
    Texas
    Very nice set. Welcome.
     
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  5. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    Thanks. I will post more images eventually.
     
  6. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I got way down on this thread and kept thinking- "Where are pictures of the Girls?!"

    Great shots, the icy terrain is beautiful- way different from Florida. Reminds me of "Frozen". If the girls haven't seen it yet, they will love it.
     
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  7. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    We saw that movie together, Brian. Lina saw it twice at the movie theatre.
     
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  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    61
    Mar 30, 2013
    Good to see a familiar face, and style. Welcome, Raid. You've come to a good place :)

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
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  9. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    Hello Bill. Thanks for the Welcome here.
     
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  10. Amin

    Amin Administrator

    399
    Mar 28, 2013
    Welcome, Raid. Lovely photos of the ice formations from the park. Great to see you here at LP.
     
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