Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/01/16

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Subject: [Leica] IMG summicronR caution zoo pics
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Fri Jan 16 07:50:56 2009
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I was interested in this series for two reasons.  Having shot butterflies, I 
know how quick one must respond to their movements to capture an image. And, 
secondly, I am awaiting the arrival of an Elmarit-R 28/2.8 for use on my Oly 

I think you did a remarkable job in capturing images, and the images are 
impressive when viewed large.  I feel that the Leica glass will hold its own 
with anything out there.  While AF and zoom are nice luxuries, particularly 
when photographing children or moving animals, the primes still have their 
place when definition is paramount.

Thanks for sharing.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "simon jessurun" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 2:54 AM
Subject: [Leica] IMG summicronR caution zoo pics

> Hello ,in order to warm up a bit #2 daughter dragged me out of the house 
> in
> order to visit the butterfly garden in our local zoo;Artis(artis natura
> artis magistra) .
> I kept postponing  using an old summicronR on the Canon.
> Fearsome I guess that the Leica lens would turn out to be inferior to the
> Canon lenses.Trying to focus track on the butterflies in the garden with 
> the
> long throw summicron proved quite a challenge.
> Nevertheless the high ISO and blindingly fast speed of the MarkIII 
> produced
> some passibles I hope.
> What i like to believe is that the Leica lens produces a way more 
> brilljant
> picture then the canon lenses.
> I would very much like to hear your opinion on this.
> The fullframes were all converted from Raw with DPP in the same manner if 
> i
> recall correctly
> ;contrast minimum to keep detail , maximum sharpness and luminosity noise
> reduced at 20,
> the pics are all here:
> brilliance is best illustrated here
> bokeh here
> and my favourate action shot here
> all the best,simon
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