Jacob Aue Sobol and the Leica M Monochrom

Discussion in 'Leica M Forum' started by stillshunter, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Loved the recent copy (04/2012) of LFI with reviews of the M-Monochrom, new "Cron APO 50/2 and portfolio of Jacob Aue Sobol's work. Anyone interested in either of these three or combinations therein might also enjoy this...

    [video=vimeo;42305451]http://vimeo.com/42305451[/video]
     
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  2. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Awesome video.... [/going out to buy a lottery ticket]
     
  3. Brian

    Brian SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 7, 2010
    Well, I'm excited about this camera. What I'm really looking forward to using on the M9 monochrome is the older lenses, made in a time when Black and White was the norm. First lens on it will be an uncoated Sonnar. My personal opinion on the APO Summicron- "overkill" for a monochrome camera. It's a feat of optical engineering, and the engineers that designed it must be very satisfied being allowed to produce it. But it remonds me of a time when I was a manager, and one of my optical engineers was fretting over the precision of the polynomial coefficients going into formulating the aspheric surfaces of a lens for an IR camera. Basically told him, "It's only a 320x200 resolution camera, it just doesn't matter". I gave him the 9mm F1.2 lens from a Kodak Ektasound 130 that I bought at a thrift store for a $1.
     
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