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Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,862
Posted By flyalf
A quiet night in Trondhjem

Thanks for looking!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3885/14870057329_7cfc20382f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oE1VYM)
2014_Trondheim_scenes-4 (https://flic.kr/p/oE1VYM) by fotoalf...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 03-17-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 9,324
Posted By flyalf
From hometown Tromsø. Im not yet conviced about...

From hometown Tromsø. Im not yet conviced about the bokeh of snowflakes from the 35/1,4 FLE. But its really a great lens, so need to compare with other lenses on out-of-focus snowflakes :). Strange...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 02-12-2014
Replies: 1,620
Views: 126,396
Posted By flyalf
Smile Updated version from my previous roadtrip to...

Updated version from my previous roadtrip to North-Norway. Good to see that M9 holds up compared to M (these were used side-by-side).

Please see more on Flickr (txt, map, ...). Thanks for...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 02-03-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 9,324
Posted By flyalf
Sennalandet

From a roadtrip at north-east of Norway. Temperatures from -15 to -22 C degrees, and quite a lot of wind. Here from crossing one of several mountain passes...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 02-03-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 9,324
Posted By flyalf
Thanks a lot! Leica Marcro 90/4 (great compact...

Thanks a lot!

Leica Marcro 90/4 (great compact lens).
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 01-15-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 9,324
Posted By flyalf
Thanks! Yes, I know. The light during the "color...

Thanks!

Yes, I know. The light during the "color zone" is simply stunning.

Here is a photo of a traditional boathouse (naust). On the left hand side you can also see a nest-box put up by fishermen...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 01-12-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 9,324
Posted By flyalf
A great time for winter photos with aprox minus...

A great time for winter photos with aprox minus 15 and the sun close to appearing here in the north of Norway.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7312/11912128154_82e4f250c3_c.jpg...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 01-12-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 9,324
Posted By flyalf
Thanks, The shoot is underexposed -2EV @ISO 800...

Thanks,

The shoot is underexposed -2EV @ISO 800 in order to get a short exposure time. This must be the explanation?
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 01-06-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 9,324
Posted By flyalf
2014 Polar Night Halfmarathon in Tromsø

Testing Jupiter 3 50/1,5 wide open at low-light. This is from the 2014 Polar Night Halfmarathon in Tromsø, a halfmarathon in eeeh...the polar night. The night being at 15:00 since the sun is 24/7...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 01-03-2014
Replies: 308
Views: 15,688
Posted By flyalf
Its the most simplistic in adjusting 4 of the 5...

Its the most simplistic in adjusting 4 of the 5 basic parameters to allow photographic control? Aperture, exposure time, focus and crop (no, a zoom is NOT more simplistic, it only allows to change...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 01-02-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 10,807
Posted By flyalf
... and weather sealing, and LV, and EVF, and...

... and weather sealing, and LV, and EVF, and improved tripod mount, and improved dynamics, and more quiet shutter, and adapter for legacy lenses. Oh yes, and still maintaining M lens compatibility...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-25-2013
Replies: 139
Views: 13,642
Posted By flyalf
As I started doing more street and people photos...

As I started doing more street and people photos in urban environment I have added UV to M lens because of more need for cleaning.

I know for sure that this degrades IQ with lower contrast and...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-25-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 9,324
Posted By flyalf
Thanks, and I wish a great Christmas time for...

Thanks, and I wish a great Christmas time for everyone :angel:,

In fact I don't remember if its the same FW. I shot raw, and cannot say that I remember WB to be better (or worse). The WB is allways...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-24-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 9,324
Posted By flyalf
The Christmas feel in my hometown Tromsø (with...

The Christmas feel in my hometown Tromsø (with myself). Enjoy Christmas whether you celebrate or not :angel::

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5493/11530485706_c4bc1ba456_c.jpg...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-24-2013
Replies: 270
Views: 28,007
Posted By flyalf
For me the missing important aspect would be...

For me the missing important aspect would be support for lens with mechanical manual focus somehow coupled to a RF superimposed image (b).

And on seconds thoughts there are other differences between...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 12-20-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 3,031
Posted By flyalf
Only a very few are techs. For me a technician...

Only a very few are techs. For me a technician are someone who dives into the technology and creates something new technology-wise to create something new photo-wise. I don't think many of us are...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-11-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 9,324
Posted By flyalf
Winter street fashions in Reykjavik

Winter street fashions in Reykjavik.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2832/11327555874_c35d41156e_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/70952617@N07/11327555874/)
Street_Iceland_01...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-07-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 24,602
Posted By flyalf
Based purely on the end result its not a...

Based purely on the end result its not a difference between M9 and M 8 (don't know about M8). But its much harder to get the same end results from M9 as M because of more limitations in dynamics.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-02-2013
Replies: 1,620
Views: 126,396
Posted By flyalf
+1. Very good work!

+1. Very good work!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2013
Replies: 4,901
Views: 899,569
Posted By flyalf
A great...

A great Roman.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/10964664275_d18be3448c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/70952617@N07/10964664275/)
Great_People_Roma_20131113_23...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-01-2013
Replies: 1,620
Views: 126,396
Posted By flyalf
From todays...

From todays snowfall.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/11156656415_76ae206c08_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/70952617@N07/11156656415/)
House_Griff...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-28-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 3,737
Posted By flyalf
I have tried 2 different systems with Leica...

I have tried 2 different systems with Leica glass. Imo neither of the systems in the poll are optimal for M lenses (perhaps except GRX?), in particular for 35mm and shorter. And one need in fact...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-25-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 9,324
Posted By flyalf
A normal day here in Tromsø, north of...

A normal day here in Tromsø, north of Norway.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/10964981143_c6dc0c1310_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/70952617@N07/10964981143/)
Storgata...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-22-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,131
Posted By flyalf
I love these design exercises, and wish I could...

I love these design exercises, and wish I could sneak it away without anyone noticing.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-21-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By flyalf
With M for Roma Cinquecent

I once again had the great pleasure of visiting Roma with my M. Aside from people I tried to capture one of the the greatest cars, the charming Fiat 500 :cool: :cool:.

Please see:
...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 2,825
Posted By flyalf
All of us have now been through some futures, and...

All of us have now been through some futures, and and in all those the camera of the future HAS BEEN the camera of the past. Its all about first controlling the basic (4) parameters of camera/lens...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-05-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,347
Posted By flyalf
Hmmm, a Nikon FF camera made for photography...

Hmmm, a Nikon FF camera made for photography designed for handling by photographers and accepting all their great lenses or a Sony FF Playstation without thoughts to handling and accepting all kind...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-02-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By flyalf
Thanks a lot for honest feedback. I honestly...

Thanks a lot for honest feedback. I honestly appreciate to learn how others react to photos.

Perhaps there are to many photos, but I really find these people iimages interesting. There is a second...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By flyalf
Many thanks to all, Leica M. Almost all...

Many thanks to all,



Leica M. Almost all photos with a 35/!,4 FLE, a few with WATE.



Thanks,
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-01-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 7,731
Posted By flyalf
Thanks a lot for sharing! I borrowed a X-Pro1...

Thanks a lot for sharing!

I borrowed a X-Pro1 some weeks ago to compare to M9 and M. The BIG difference for me was that I couldnt live with the AF and the subjective hrs of wait from pressing the...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By flyalf
Thumbs up A 1000 photos in Roma with the M

Hi,

A just want to share some photos and experience from photographing in The City; Roma. What a city, what great people :)! I really got to test my (almost) new M here.

I must say that the...
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 09-22-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 4,863
Posted By flyalf
The RD-1 is imo The Sweetest Digital. Its...

The RD-1 is imo The Sweetest Digital. Its handling is better than the Leicas. If you can do with the limitation in pixels its a non-brainer. One lens I highly recommend is the Jupiter 8 50/1,5 (the...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 09-21-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 7,731
Posted By flyalf
Second your viewfinder observation. I have been...

Second your viewfinder observation. I have been using M9 / M side-by-side for a time now, and I cannot find any improvement in RF focus. This might be due to my reduced eyesight (wearing glasses). On...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-16-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4,913
Posted By flyalf
Hi, I have used and "tested" different M lenses...

Hi,

I have used and "tested" different M lenses on mirrorless (GH-2, NEX-5n and NEX-7). The general conclusion is that the combination of the M lenses and mirrorless does not do the M lenses full...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 07-10-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,109
Posted By flyalf
To correct the Italian Flag problem the Leica...

To correct the Italian Flag problem the Leica 21mm Elmarit-M pre-ASPH (11134) is a better option. The WATE is one of the Leicas wides that needs less correction.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 07-09-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,109
Posted By flyalf
Great advices. An option is to have several...

Great advices. An option is to have several (smallish) SD cards. After copying files to PC you put the card in the bottom of the SD cards and start using the top one by formatting in camera (the...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-31-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By flyalf
@icebear: Its great that you are satisfied with...

@icebear: Its great that you are satisfied with you way of doing things. Stick to what suits you. But that doesn't mean your way is the best. And to disregard other proposals as "utter nonsense"...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-29-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By flyalf
Agree, but I'm a bit puzzled by "My problem, of...

Agree, but I'm a bit puzzled by "My problem, of course, is shutter speed when the subjects are active in very poor light.". Imo the underexposure is solving this problem. Lets assume that you need...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-23-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 26,396
Posted By flyalf
Its a APS-C mirrorless with a M compatible mount...

Its a APS-C mirrorless with a M compatible mount and 2 new AF lenses with M mount + built-in chips and electronic contacts.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-01-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 6,941
Posted By flyalf
The 35/1,4 FLE is really quite compact with lens...

The 35/1,4 FLE is really quite compact with lens hood comparing to my pre-ASPH 35/1,4 with 28/2,8 ASPH hood on, or even with the original hood. The FLE hood is an excellent design, but alas the lens...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 05-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By flyalf
Yes, instead of increasing from lets say ISO 800...

Yes, instead of increasing from lets say ISO 800 you use -1 on exposure compensation effectively using the same time/aperture as you would have used with ISO 1600. Instead of ISO 3200 compensation -2.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 04-29-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,109
Posted By flyalf
For low light dont exceed ISO 500, but instead...

For low light dont exceed ISO 500, but instead underexpose and push in LR. This limits the noise.

For tripod work use the RRS base plate.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 04-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By flyalf
Thanks, This is how I read it as well. Also...

Thanks,

This is how I read it as well.

Also looking at the M9 analysis it agrees with other published results, that is above a certain ISO value (i remembered 500, but this article says 640) its...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 04-08-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By flyalf
High ISO on NEX-7 with LR

Anyone knows if there is a ISO point where one can reduce noise better by NOT increasing ISO but rather underexpose and compensate post-processing by LR 4.x?

As an example; for Leica M9 this is...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-22-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,918
Posted By flyalf
Yes, in fact IMO the NEX-5n is much, much better...

Yes, in fact IMO the NEX-5n is much, much better in terms of handling with a M lens with manual mechanical focus and aperture, instead of the hopeless focus-by-wire and the tiny wheels for control....
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 02-28-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By flyalf
Hi, Are your photo's crop? And if yes, from...

Hi,

Are your photo's crop? And if yes, from where in photo? Could you please post 100% crops of corners for comparison.

Even from such a excellent lens as the 28/2,8 ASPH the corner sharpness is...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 02-23-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,643
Posted By flyalf
Great discussion. But I believe we could split...

Great discussion. But I believe we could split the discussion into fundamentals of large versus small sensors, and M9 / 240 versus other cameras.

IMO a m43 sensor has the disadvantage compared to...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 02-23-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,471
Posted By flyalf
I find this a very good and informative article....

I find this a very good and informative article. Also some great photos both artistically and also hinting to the IQ to come. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 02-21-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,643
Posted By flyalf
IMO no m43 is close to the Ms in handling and...

IMO no m43 is close to the Ms in handling and photo pleasure although they can be good tools. The main problem and limitation with the m43 is the tiny tiny sensor, and the cameras aimed at advanced...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 02-17-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 5,366
Posted By flyalf
a)I dont accept that since Im the judge for...

a)I dont accept that since Im the judge for myself :angel:. Objectively its not hard to find products that are better in some kind of way than Leica.

b) Not only do I accept that, but I expect and...
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