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Winter's walk with the 21mm SEM-ASPH

Discussion in 'Leica Cameras' started by carlb, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. carlb

    carlb All-Pro

    Feb 6, 2013
    I've been wanting to get out with the 21mm SEM for quite a while. I have other cameras and wide lens pairings that are a lot more compact, but the SEM on the M9's CCD can get magic here and there. So, time to get it out.

    Just a local haunt for me, Long Lake Regional Park, but a few new views due to a new walking bridge over the rail tracks, and a hike up to the north end of the lake.

    trestle at north long lake
    by Carl B, on Flickr

    tracks at long lake park
    by Carl B, on Flickr

    salt shed
    by Carl B, on Flickr
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  2. rbelyell

    rbelyell All-Pro

    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    lovely. what does SEM mean?

    VINCETAN Top Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    Super Elmar-M
  4. carlb

    carlb All-Pro

    Feb 6, 2013
    Yes - Leica marketing for "even slower than an Elmarit." Heh!

    The Super-Elmar starts at f3.4, but is sharp throughout and to the edges, with minimized color shift at the edges (important for the M9), and nicely rectilinear for being such a wide lens (great for architecture). Also flare-resistant and with nice sun-stars (when stopped down).
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  5. rbelyell

    rbelyell All-Pro

    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    yes, i never understood how super meant slower. and speaking of slower, i shouldve understood the acronym, but you know how it is as one gets older, the simple seems increasingly elusive, no? ):

    anyway, its really lovely rendering coupled with the m9 ccd. i have the mandler 21 ANSE (actual non super elmarit!) and i really love its rendering as well.
  6. carlb

    carlb All-Pro

    Feb 6, 2013
    Post or point me to your images with that ... Thanks!
  7. uhoh7

    uhoh7 Regular

    May 31, 2011
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  8. carlb

    carlb All-Pro

    Feb 6, 2013
    Oooh, great shots!
  9. luo yi

    luo yi Regular

    Jan 5, 2018
    VVery nice photos of you! Do you use tripods when taking the landscapes?
  10. carlb

    carlb All-Pro

    Feb 6, 2013
    No tripod for mine, Luo. There was enough light to keep the exposure fast.

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