Leica Showcase Leica M9/M9P

bijansabet

Rookie
Mar 30, 2013
3
Starting a thread for fellow M9/M9-P folks.

Here's my first.

Washington Square Park - NYC



Leica M9-P + 35mm Summilux @ f/1.7
 
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BrianS

Super Moderator
Apr 3, 2013
124
Leica M9 with 50/1.1 Nokton. ISO 2500, wide-open. 1.25x magnifier used. LR6 used with default NR, "25% color, 50% detail, 50% smoothness". Sharpening turned off. I find sharpening at High ISO brings out more noise. Slow 4x SD cards used, as always.

Skate and Fun Zone by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Skate and Fun Zone by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Skate and Fun Zone by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Just dancing to the Music.

Skate and Fun Zone by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Off at the Races! They are moving quite fast.

Skate and Fun Zone by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Skate and Fun Zone by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Skate and Fun Zone by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Shoot the Duck.

Skate and Fun Zone by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr
 
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M. Valdemar

Veteran
Aug 5, 2013
104
New York City
I bought an early 1950's LTM collapsible Nippon Kogaku Nikkor 5cm f/2 on eBay which had disappointing image quality when I received it, to say the least.

Brian worked some voodoo on it, and I received the rejuvenated lens back to me today. I don't think there is anyone who knows more about these vintage lenses.

Thanks Brian, and here are some samples from a brief outing in Manhattan with the Nikkor and the Leica M9.

















 
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M. Valdemar

Veteran
Aug 5, 2013
104
New York City
PS: Brian advised me to use a hood due to some cleaning marks on the front element. I was anxious to try the lens, so just stuck it on the camera and went out.

This was my first shot, no hood, about f/8.

 

BrianS

Super Moderator
Apr 3, 2013
124
The early Nikkors are incredible: the internal coatings withstood the test of time. I bought one over 10 years ago, popped the front section- cleaned a wax-paper like haze out of it, was perfect.

This one cleaned up very nicely. And I had a lot of fun taking this one, and the early (1934) 5cm F2 Rigid Sonnar apart as well.
 

BrianS

Super Moderator
Apr 3, 2013
124
I suspect that Zeiss offered both collapsible and rigid at the same time, and this was the easiest way to offer a rigid lens: a one piece tube that adapted the collapsible barrel to the rigid mount. The mount still uses shims for the standoff, so the tube just has to screw into place- but not be an exact length.
 

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