It's not a great photo, granted. But look at the lens!
This is a 51-year-old Leica 135mm Hektor. It's a 24-second shot taken on a tripod -- I needed an infinity test for the lens and had put it off during the day. Now I'm glad I did because the pinpoints of light make the quality of the lens so much more apparent.
This is a 100% crop.
The bright blow-out is Oakland airport about 30kms away, the near trees are maybe 1km and the far trees about 3kms.
Oh, yeah, and it ran me $90 including the screw-to-M-mount adapter. Criminally cheap.
Briefly owned a M8, and thought that the photos from the M8 were actually sharper than the M9. Also liked the M8's 1/8000 max shutter speed vs. the 1/4000 on the M9. Here's one of the few photos that I still have, taken with the M8.
I have a filmmaking shot in mind so I interpreted it as a zoom accompanied by the Psycho strings as heard in the shower scene! Only because dentists scare the crap out of me. I haven't been to the dentist for 20 years now. In fact the last teeth-related person I saw was the orthodontist who had just taken off my braces, I didn't even go back for the final couple of visits which means there is a small metal bar still holding my four bottom front teeth together. It's never been removed and has been there for pretty much the past 20 years.
(Nice lens by the way...! Sharp enough to read the little signs in those crops)