Leica Leica M9P Maiden Voyage

ajramirez

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Caguas, Puerto Rico
Real Name
Antonio
I took my brand new Leica M9P for its maiden voyage today. These were the best of the bunch:

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Estatua viviente by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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Estatua viviente by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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La trova by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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La trova by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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Callejón del Gámbaro by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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Luis Rodríguez by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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Contemplación by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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Escuela de Artes Plásticas by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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Antigüedades by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

"Escuela de Artes Plásticas" was shot with the 35mm 2.5 Color Skopar, the rest with the 50mm 2.8 M Elmar. Processed from DNG with ACR and PS CS5. B&W conversions with Silver Efex Pro 2.0.

Cheers,

Antonio
 

Pelao

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Location
Ontario, Canada
Real Name
Stephen
Well, what beautiful photographs. Awesome camera and lens, allied to great skills and the 'eye'. So much texture. Wow.

I would love to stretch to an M9, but it would not be responsible move right now; one more kid to help through university.

Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on the new camera. It really suits you.
 

BillN

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Location
S W France
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Bill
Antonio - you are a bad man - the world economy is in recession and you are encouraging, nay, more than that, tempting people to spend money and the urge may become compelling for some.

I'm sticking with my M8 otherwise I'll have to buy another wardrobe for the additional shoes that my wife will buy to even things up.

Wonderful images, you have a good eye, and also the skill to maximise PP techniques to enhance your images further.

No no no - I must resist
 

Iansky

All-Pro
Location
Cotswolds, UK
Great first set of images with the new camera and good to see the M9P is delivering for you.

Have to admit parting company with my M8.2 end of last year as not happy with high ISO (above 800), as part of replacement I picked up X100 and have not looked back since (would love an M9P but beyond any hope I have due to cost).

Enjoy and keep posting.
 

ajramirez

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Location
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Real Name
Antonio
Thank you all very much for your kind responses. I really enjoyed my first outing and hope to do some more shooting today.

@ Christina - Rangefinder focusing is really quite easy once you get the hang of it. And the OVF is really a joy to look through.

@ Bill - What better way to stimulate economic growth than to put some more money into it? Of course, it would be nice if the cameras were made (or at least sold) in Puerto Rico so that I could stimulate our economy instead of that of Germany...:)

Cheers,

Antonio
 
Antonio, have you had a chance to take some low light photos with the M9? I tried to take some photos at a darkly lit bar on Friday with my M8 but there was quite a lot of noise. I'm thinking of getting an M9 but am afraid ISO performance is only marginally better.
 

Ray Sachs

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Not too far from Philly
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you should be able to figure it out...
Beautiful work Antonio. A couple of them (the guitarist, the door and window in the corridor) have such an amazing sheen / texture - not even sure what to call it, but they've got it. As do others but not quite as stunningly as those. Amazing camera - enjoy!

James, I've never thought that Leica's had any sort of reputation for low light work - I would't expect them to excel for that type of shooting...

-Ray
 

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