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    Default Re: Leica M9-P Review / Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth67C View Post
    This was the kind of "glow" I was referring to with the Noc lens. My question is: is this only achievable with this lens, or did you do some PS to get this effect?
    It can be done with PS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth67C View Post
    This was the kind of "glow" I was referring to with the Noc lens. My question is: is this only achievable with this lens, or did you do some PS to get this effect?
    The 'glow' of a 0.95 lens is evident, especially in the transitions. Look at the 'Boked Kitty' shot. The portrait shots, however, were in post.

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    We're probably down to the last few segments of this review. I wished I could have more time with the M9-P/Noctilux combination but here are some typical Streets & Candids ... probably the largest genre of photography takes with Leicas, here in Singapore. Please let me know if I am inaccurate.





    I dream of Red Lanterns. f/0.95 focused on the fly.




    Lunch? f/0.95 focused on the fly.




    I should have asked her to pose for me. Japanese tourist. f/0.95 focused on the fly.




    The Long Bar. f/0.95 focused on the fly.




    It is said to be a tradition to eat the peanuts and throw the shells on the floor.
    What's interesting is that they have nets put up outside the bar at the outdoor area reaching to the ceiling. f/0.95 focused on the fly.
    Last edited by Dream Merchant; 23rd August 2011 at 12:53 AM.

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    Default Re: Leica M9-P Review / Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    The Shots






    How did you manage to get this colour? I mean, I have tried playing around with the split toning sliders but I just couldn't get this colour. Do you mind sharing how you tweaked it?

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    Default Re: Leica M9-P Review / Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

    Quote Originally Posted by tehzeh View Post
    How did you manage to get this colour? I mean, I have tried playing around with the split toning sliders but I just couldn't get this colour. Do you mind sharing how you tweaked it?
    this color looks quite close to sepia if i am not wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    this color looks quite close to sepia if i am not wrong.
    Yeah but I just couldn't get this kind of sepia...

    Like this kind of sepia: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyos...in/photostream

    It's difficult to get that in digital PP.

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    PM you tehzeh. *SMILE*

    Continuing the series of Streets and Candids ... while every country is different, if you look around in SG, there are numerous opportunities to shoot streets and candids.

    Unfortunately, I am only a beginner in this area, but the M9-P and the Noctilux f/0.95 really shined through!





    Running Man. It was raining heavily and this gentleman ran across when the lights turned green.
    Focused on the fly at f/0.95. Very little time to focus. *SWEAT*




    Round-A-Bout! Pre-focused at f/0.95




    Ants in her pants! Focused on the fly at f/0.95




    Holding on. Pre-focused at f/0.95




    Ring-A-Ling! Focused on the fly at f/0.95
    Last edited by Dream Merchant; 22nd August 2011 at 12:51 AM.

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    Regally Relaxed. Focused on the fly at f/0.95





    Affection. Focused on the fly at f/0.95





    Stock-Taking. Focused on the fly at f/0.95





    I *HEART* MUM! Focused on the fly at f/0.95





    Alone in a crowded city. Focused on the fly at f/0.95

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    Last series of Streets and Candids ...





    Shisha. Focused on the fly at f/0.95





    RUN! Focused on the lady at f/0.95





    Satisfaction. Focused on the fly at f/0.95





    Tranquility in the middle of Orchard Road. Focused on the fly at f/0.95





    Attitude. Focused on the fly at f/0.95

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    Default Re: Leica M9-P Review / Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

    Great review Christopher. Good stuff.

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    Default Re: Leica M9-P Review / Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

    DM ...... no wonder I NEVER get invited to any of your shoots wkakakaka !!
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Thanks Pete.

    Ed, which ones? You would be bored on my shoots ...

    Anyway, this about wraps up this review. Thanks to Leica Singapore, for the loan of the wonderful M9-P and the 50mm Noctilux-M f/0.95 Asph.

    It was truly a wonderful experience using such a beautiful camera and lens. If it did not show through in my comments, as mentioned, I felt that once set to the parameters I liked, I could pretty much forget about the camera and focus on the shooting. It's a deliberate camera though, which almost forces one to think, but can be used very spontaneously, as shown in the shot of the man running across the street in the rain. That was a grab shot. Or many of the other 'grab' shots like the candids, and Getai shots when the performers kept moving constantly on stage.

    Focusing the Noctilux f/0.95 takes some getting used to. And sometimes, it becomes more 'intuitive'. I know it's somewhat of an oxymoron ... shooting wide open at f/0.95, you would think that it takes a long time to ensure accurate focusing, but it can be done very quickly ... and sometimes, you need to really make sure you've got it 'spot-on'. I know I miss-focused a lot of shots, especially the portrait shots, so I ended up taking more and I got what I needed.

    Speaking of which, I might as well end this review on a sweet note with a parting shot below.

    Thanks Leica Singapore, and everyone involved in making this review possible!


    CHEERS!
    Last edited by Dream Merchant; 22nd August 2011 at 06:54 PM.

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    C. Focused on the fly at f/0.95.

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    Default Re: Leica M9-P Review / Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

    i initially didnt get the meaning of focused on the fly, and was trying to find a small insect that kept appearing in your images which u could focus so easily O.O

    a good review though. tackles many of the on the go problems.

    what would you look forward in leica's next upgrade that isnt here at the moment?

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    Default Re: Leica M9-P Review / Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
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    C. Focused on the fly at f/0.95.

    I have been looking and checking VERY VERY closely ...... (especially among the flowers) I dont see any fly on the young lady lolzzz
    Last edited by ed9119; 22nd August 2011 at 11:14 PM.
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Bwahahahaha! You guys are a hoot!!!!!

    Err ... if anyone is still blurr, the phrase, 'on the fly' means 'on the run', 'spontaneously', 'while moving continuously' and so on.

    Allen, as mentioned in my first few posts, I have no prior knowledge nor experience with the Leica system, both digital or film, except that they are very highly regarded (my opinion and extracted definition in the first few posts, please refer).

    The down-side is that I can not make any comments nor recommendations about what the next Leica Digital upgrade should, would, or would be nice to include. Perhaps if I had the M9-P and a series of lenses for a few months, I could make such recommendations. ***HINT! HINT!***

    CHEERS!
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    Default Re: Leica M9-P Review / Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

    Hello Dream Merchant,

    Thank you for such a wonderful review.
    And I must say your focusing-on-the-fly is truly remarkable.
    I have been trying very hard to focus on the fly but never to the extent to which you have been successful.
    From your experience with this exact system, what tips would you have for another user like myself, with regards to focussing-on-the-fly, sincerely?

    Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Leica M9-P Review / Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

    Thanks for your compliments Limhow.

    Frankly, my eyesight is quite bad, but if you really want to know, and are willing to practice, even if it means a change of mind-sets and adaptation or changing some little bits of equipment, please PM me, and I will see what I can do to help you when schedules permit. Frankly, to me, the image is all that matters, and I will try to do what I can to get the image.

    CHEERS!

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