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Leica M9P Maiden Voyage

Discussion in 'Leica M Forum' started by ajramirez, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    I took my brand new Leica M9P for its maiden voyage today. These were the best of the bunch:

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    Estatua viviente by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    Estatua viviente by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    La trova by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    La trova by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    Callejón del Gámbaro by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    Luis Rodríguez by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    Contemplación by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    Escuela de Artes Plásticas by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    Antigüedades by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    "Escuela de Artes Plásticas" was shot with the 35mm 2.5 Color Skopar, the rest with the 50mm 2.8 M Elmar. Processed from DNG with ACR and PS CS5. B&W conversions with Silver Efex Pro 2.0.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  2. photogfollett

    photogfollett SC Regular

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    Feb 7, 2012
    Roseburg, Oregon
    John
    Congratulations Antonio on your new camera. I can only dream of having an M9 someday. :sad010:
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    you get more great shots in one day than I get in a month.....keep them coming.
     
  4. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Well, what beautiful photographs. Awesome camera and lens, allied to great skills and the 'eye'. So much texture. Wow.

    I would love to stretch to an M9, but it would not be responsible move right now; one more kid to help through university.

    Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on the new camera. It really suits you.
     
  5. flash

    flash SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Gordon
    Looks like the M works for you. Love the processing as well.

    Gordon
     
  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Awesome maiden voyage AJ! Can't wait to see more stuff!
     
  7. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    Congrats and enjoy, nice images
     
  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Congrats on your new gear - your consumate skill and M9P are well matched Antonio.
     
  9. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Wonderful pics, congratulations! How are you finding the focusing experience?
     
  10. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Antonio - you are a bad man - the world economy is in recession and you are encouraging, nay, more than that, tempting people to spend money and the urge may become compelling for some.

    I'm sticking with my M8 otherwise I'll have to buy another wardrobe for the additional shoes that my wife will buy to even things up.

    Wonderful images, you have a good eye, and also the skill to maximise PP techniques to enhance your images further.

    No no no - I must resist
     
  11. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Shoes Bill? I'd be wanting a small car!!!
     
  12. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

    782
    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Great first set of images with the new camera and good to see the M9P is delivering for you.

    Have to admit parting company with my M8.2 end of last year as not happy with high ISO (above 800), as part of replacement I picked up X100 and have not looked back since (would love an M9P but beyond any hope I have due to cost).

    Enjoy and keep posting.
     
  13. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    They are expensive shoes Christina! :)
     
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  14. Mal

    Mal SC Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2010
    Liverpool / UK
    Stunning
     
  15. Brian

    Brian SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 7, 2010
    Very nice- the make-up on the person in the first one is really "Pseudo-Infrared"!
     
  16. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Thank you all very much for your kind responses. I really enjoyed my first outing and hope to do some more shooting today.

    @ Christina - Rangefinder focusing is really quite easy once you get the hang of it. And the OVF is really a joy to look through.

    @ Bill - What better way to stimulate economic growth than to put some more money into it? Of course, it would be nice if the cameras were made (or at least sold) in Puerto Rico so that I could stimulate our economy instead of that of Germany...:smile:

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  17. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Antonio, have you had a chance to take some low light photos with the M9? I tried to take some photos at a darkly lit bar on Friday with my M8 but there was quite a lot of noise. I'm thinking of getting an M9 but am afraid ISO performance is only marginally better.
     
  18. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Beautiful work Antonio. A couple of them (the guitarist, the door and window in the corridor) have such an amazing sheen / texture - not even sure what to call it, but they've got it. As do others but not quite as stunningly as those. Amazing camera - enjoy!

    James, I've never thought that Leica's had any sort of reputation for low light work - I would't expect them to excel for that type of shooting...

    -Ray
     
  19. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    All the best brother, you know what to do...
     
  20. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    It's been hard for me to gauge the M9's ISO performance from other photos in the net.

    Would you say the noise performance of the M8 at ISO320 is now at the level of, say, ISO1240?