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  1. MoonMind

    Leica 50mm woes

    No, I haven't. The Sonnar is a different kind of lens, though - while indeed interesting, this wouldn't be a fair contest. The Sonnar has a unique rendering, but otherwise is a bundle of quirks, loveable though some may find it. But its size and style make it desirable for some - it's just not a...
  2. MoonMind

    Time to switch?

    Three things: I think that while the 12-100mm isn't smaller, it's optically better than the Z 24-200mm. That said, the 24-200mm is no slouch - I really enjoy that lens on the Z 6. The Z 14-30mm is great, period - and as your image shows, it's no bigger than the 8-25mm - however, that one is...
  3. MoonMind

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    It certainly could - however, the Summicron's size and built-in hood are still very useful ... Optically, though, you'd not lose a thing - on the contrary! I'll keep my Summicron for the time being, though - it's a classic, and after its latest CLA, my lens is in perfect working order again...
  4. MoonMind

    Leica 50mm woes

    In brief: Easily. The Summicron-M was "threatened" by the Nokton 50mm f/1.2 already - but the Summicron's small size, good sharpness and nice rendering made that match kind of a draw, with the Nokton being the better lens stopped down, but not quite at f/2. The Summicron is a classic with...
  5. MoonMind

    Show: Random Picture Thread!!!

    ... which, by conincidence, is a spellingly disadvantaged Austrian Zirnfandler :) M.
  6. MoonMind

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Ray: Unfortunately, I haven't shot the 35mm f/1.2 III, but my best guess is that the Nokton 50mm f/1.2 and 35mm f/1.2 III are in the same league - and the 50mm f/1.2 is an astonishing lens in its own right, considering its ambitious specs at the price it goes for. The APO-Lanthar plays in a...
  7. MoonMind

    Challenge! Today 536

    Hah! ;) M.
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    Challenge! Today 535

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  9. MoonMind

    Colourful

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  10. MoonMind

    Signs of Fall.

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  11. MoonMind

    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    Wound up ... (An old apple tree ... neglected.) M.
  12. MoonMind

    Show "Framed"

    Morning view from my classroom ... M.
  13. MoonMind

    Dramatic B&W images

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  14. MoonMind

    One colour: Green

    Life finds a way ... M.
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    Show: Random Picture Thread!!!

    The grip ... M.
  16. MoonMind

    Minimalism and abstract

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  17. MoonMind

    Show Contextual Bokeh!

    Smooth swirly ... The Voigtländer APO-Lanthar 50mm f/2 wide open. M.
  18. MoonMind

    Leica 50mm woes

    Guys, what I'll say now isn't exactly news, but: Whoever's unsure what M mount 50mm to get, take heed: The Voigtländer APO-Lanthar is it.* I've elaborated a bit in a different post because I had promised I would (and did so with relish!). But I'll repeat it here: You can't go wrong with the...
  19. MoonMind

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Okay, this was ... well, not unexpected, because the lens' quality is a known quantity, but still much more pleasantly surprising than I dared hope. A few observations: I was afraid of the size and weight of the lens - compared to other 50mm lenses I own for the M mount, it seemed a bit bulky...
  20. MoonMind

    Challenge! Today 535

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  21. MoonMind

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    You'll see the results as soon as the weather clears up a bit! Today, it was (is ...) wet and unreliable - not a good day to be out with that lens and camera ... M.
  22. MoonMind

    B&W: Words/No Words

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  23. MoonMind

    Challenge! Today 534

    Yum! M.
  24. MoonMind

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    It's here ... :cool: M.
  25. MoonMind

    Challenge! Today 534

    War & Pierce really float my boat ... well, you know what that means ... M.
  26. MoonMind

    The Urban Image Thread

    Guy in the shadows on the right (hardly visible, base camping next to his golf cart) gave me the evil eye. Oh-ah, photographers are never ever up to any good ... M.
  27. MoonMind

    Challenge! Today 533

    Small tub, large(!) ducks. Almost - duck soup :p M.
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    Challenge! Today 533

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  29. MoonMind

    Nature Trees

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    Challenge! Today 532

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  31. MoonMind

    The Urban Image Thread

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  32. MoonMind

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Desires Big and Small

    https://www.dpreview.com/news/2539900666/nikon-officially-announces-nikkor-z-40mm-f2 Mine. M.
  33. MoonMind

    Challenge! Today 532

    Another very early one ... M.
  34. MoonMind

    Challenge! Today 531

    How to dominate a landscape ... ;) M.
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    Show Contextual Bokeh!

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  36. MoonMind

    B&W: Words/No Words

    It's a long way to the top ... or maybe a long and winding road ... M.
  37. MoonMind

    Nature Show Landscape

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  38. MoonMind

    Show "Signs"

    These are completely out of place (or context) - they should mark a street works or building site; what they stand in front of - isn't. M.
  39. MoonMind

    Lone Trees - Color

    Another one of my favourite ones ... contre-jour this time. M.
  40. MoonMind

    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    Well, I'd say it most definitely *is* time - these are really nice! Thanks for sharing, and welcome back. I, however, spotted another - crane. Walter (@wee-pics) called me a "cranophile" - I think that's an understatement; I can't even seem to overlook them ... M.
  41. MoonMind

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Given that it's the only game in town as far as truely compact zooms for the FX bodies are concerned (the Z 24-70mm f/4 isn't big, but dense and surprisingly hefty), it's good to know it's a decent one. In fact, I look at it only this morning - but I own the Z 50 with 16-50mm, so it'd feel...
  42. MoonMind

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Looks to be at least as nice and well thought out as the base plate for the Z 50 - good on yer :) M.
  43. MoonMind

    Challenge! Today 531

    One of the first videos ... establishing the method. M.
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    Show Contextual Bokeh!

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  45. MoonMind

    Challenge! Today 530

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