Showcase Leica 40mm Summicron Image Thread

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Lightmancer, May 20, 2013.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Taken with my X-E1. This is my new favourite lens on this body - small, compact, fast handling and with a 60mm effective focal length this is a good available light lens.

    Original:
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    Brooklands 1940s Revisited Fuji X-E1 Hangar 5 40mm Summicron by Lightmancer, on Flickr

    100% crop:
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    Brooklands 1940s Revisited Fuji X-E1 Hangar 5a 100% crop 40mm Summicron by Lightmancer, on Flickr

    Original:
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    Brooklands 1940s Revisited Fuji X-E1 Hangar 3 40mm Summicron by Lightmancer, on Flickr

    100% crop:
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    Brooklands 1940s Revisited Fuji X-E1 Hangar 3a 100% crop 40mm Summicron by Lightmancer, on Flickr
     
  2. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    New York, NY
    TAZ
    Images look great!!
     
  3. pniev

    pniev FujiXspot Veteran

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    May 13, 2013
    A fantastic combi. My favorite is the first crop (#2).

    Question: how do you manage to focus so quickly manually?

    Thanks for sharing, Peter
     
  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Thank you both.

    Peter, in answer to your question, I prefocus by feel using the tab on the lens. On the Summicron this puts me at 5' before I start; it's an old habit. Before I then raise the camera to my eye I have pressed the thumbwheel, giving me a magnified view. I may squeeze off a shot in that view if time is of the essence, but usually I press the wheel again, recompose and shoot. I don't find it takes long. I tend to shoot using AE and spotmetering.
     
  5. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 13, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    Eric
    I really like the first shot