sung nee

sung nee

Lives in Hong Kong Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Joined on Jan 26, 2004

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  • The colours are very rich and saturated, not at all like my DL4. What settings did you use?
  • I have no quarrel with this thread, but there is no such thing as Summilux level performance. For Leica lenses, more expensive does not mean better.
  • I live in Hong Kong and I can vouch for that statement. This is especially true if there is a waiting list for the product. Sometimes you even pay more in Hong Kong. Prices on Hong Kong Island ...
  • That's a great image! Oh! One rather crucial point. With uncoated lenses, a hood is a must, because without the coating they're vulnerable to flare, which further degrades contrast.
  • Yes, that's the characteristic un-coated Elmar look. I've not tried it myself, but I rather suspect that it will surprise you if you pp it. I'm betting that it'll give a strikingly beautiful image ...
  • That's why I recommended a coated Elmar. The uncoated version produces less contrast, but it actually gives a more accurate rendition of the colours. It doesn't look that way, but if you compare ...
  • I'm sorry I really have to bag to differ. I've not used the original Elmax but I've used several Elmars (50mm/F2.8); and all of them are excellent. The only recommendation I would give is to get a ...
  • Elmar was originally called Elmax = Ernst Leitz Max (Max was Oscar Barnack's dog). It was very soon changed to Elmar (the r = revised or refined). It was the very first Leica lens made. Although ...
  • The way to get into the Leica system is the same as the way to stay in the Leica system: buy used and ONLY buy used. They're are bargain when used. Like another poster said, they're as good as the ...
  • You're one discerning photog. Konica might still be in the camera business if there were more like you.
  • Oh my, Mark! Your shot really made me pain all over for selling the 80 Lux. I had it for over a decade and sold it when I exited the R system. Strange thing is, now thinking back, I've had issues ...
  • A great shot and I'm filled with envy. I don't ever get to see much stars, let alone a milky way. Children here think it's a myth. Thank you!
  • The BW; I agree it's busy, but like most Leica images, the BW looks better; well, to me, at least.
  • I've been wishing this for years. But if someone is going to do it they'd better do it early; I imagine a lot of them should be pushing 80 by now.
  • They really are, almost literally, works of art. 1955, one year after Leitz introduced the M3, Germany was not yet out of the post-war slump. The Leitz Works gave camera parts to housewives in ...
  • This is a long held Leica tradition, one of their virtues that rarely gets mentioned these days. I well remember that back in the late 1980's or early 1990's, Leica announced that they would stop ...
  • The first one reminds me of Cassigneul. But what can one say? It's quite obvious that here, the photographer's artistic skills weighs far more than the camera or lens.
  • Sorry for being almost OT, I was more disturbed by her eye make-up than by the difference between the 2 photos. FWIW I prefer the Hassy one, but the quality of the composition and timing probably ...
  • I would recommend an Elmar f/2.8. Much cheaper, but far better distortion, and better definition (this is the correct word for contrast+sharpness). You don't hear people talking about distortion ...
  • Everytime Leica comes up with a new product somebody will do a feature comparison and concluded that the new Leica came up way short. And then in actual usage there is nothing but praise. This has ...
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