M Portrait

Discussion in 'Leica M Forum' started by christilou, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    M portrait with the 50mm. I need a longer lens really . I'm watching a couple of ebay items and hoping to get a 75mm or 90mm.

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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Looks nice! I really like the 50 Lux for portraits. May I ask why longer as far as portraits with the M are concerned? To get closer?
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I was thinking the same thing. You still have obliterated the background. Do you just prefer a little more working distance? Or is it an acute case of LAS (lens acquisition syndrome)
     
  4. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I like to be further away to get the best non posed images! I'm hoping the faces might fill the frame a bit more too.
     
  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Definitely hard to do that with a 50. I guess you can always crop if you are not planning to make a big print. I've been contemplating going the opposite and getting the Voigtlander 21mm f1.8.


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  6. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    Which 75 and 90 were you thinking about christilou?
     
  7. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    90mm Elmarit 2.8 (later model) and a 75mm APO 2 sum micron (6 bids on each and two days to go). I have an auto bid on but who knows what the APO will go for!
     
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  8. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Great portrait!!!
     
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  9. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    I bought the latest 90mm Elmarit earlier this year and then sold it and the 28 Elmarit-M vIV to buy my 35 Lux. I missed the 90 and how it rendered. So I bought another one a couple months ago. I love how it draws and many feel it is one of the best. I'm becoming a big fan of the Mandler designs its one of them.

    The 90 Summicron vIII is also a Mandler design: http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/90mm_f/2_Summicron-M_III

    I'd be very curious to see how this did on my camera too.

    Let us know how you make out!
     
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  10. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Wonderful portrait, Christina!
     
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  11. Jip

    Jip SC Regular

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    Mar 16, 2014
    Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    Jip van Kuijk
    I like the Elmarit-M 90mm it's a great lens especially for its price! Use it quite often for portraits or far sights.