A Classical Duo (EXPLORED!)

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    EXPLORED!! #48 Thank you
    My other two travel companions: a Billingham Hadley Pro in black and tan leather and my Leica M8 with a Minolta M-Rokkor QF 40mm f/2 attached. I have a 35 Summicron ASPH on the way so I'll probably end up retaking this once that little guy arrives.

    Shot with a Nikon D700 + 50mm f/1.8G AF-S and the soft diffused window light from a rainy January day.

    Andrew Hunter | Photography, vimavaco, and 76 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. jojographicischic 38 months ago | reply

      love it this camera , expensive but pro

    2. dany to 38 months ago | reply

      a very beautiful photo and camera

    3. James Genchi 38 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot!

    4. Abhishek \m/ 38 months ago | reply

      lovely compo & play of light ! :)

    5. julian fraser photography 38 months ago | reply

      Can I borrow that camera :-)

    6. cccp1971 38 months ago | reply

      Loves the combination of textures!

    7. MR.MOBE 38 months ago | reply

      Great bag and shot. God two myself: The Billingham Hadley Large and the Billingham Leica M.

    8. albert23it 38 months ago | reply


    9. hoodoo youdo 29 months ago | reply

      I'm still loving that lens btw, thanks for selling me it ;)
      You'll find this funny too - the 35mm frameline is way more accurate on the M9 with that lens than with the 35 lux.

    10. christianyves 29 months ago | reply

      @hoodoo youdo: you're welcome David! Glad to hear you still kept it despite having a 35 lux! Believe it or not I acquired a Leica 40mm recently for the very same reason. On the M8 it's even more accurate.

    11. hoodoo youdo 29 months ago | reply

      I miss my M8 - the M9 doesn't have anywhere near the same charm. I found older glass looked stunning on the M8, where newer didn't .. and vice versa. So the M9 I find very clinical (though I can usually still work with that). M8.2 had the best framelines of any of the Ms I've used, too!

    12. hoodoo youdo 29 months ago | reply

      Do you notice much difference between the two? I remember reading something about coatings, but little else.

    13. christianyves 29 months ago | reply

      I honestly can't find any difference in the two. And you know what? I've shot a few hundred photos now and can't tell the difference between my 35 ASPH and the 40mm Summicron-C!

      Coated or not, the Minolta/Summicron-C are great values for digital M's and film bodies! I think I'm going to hang on to this copy for a while. I'm going to try and get my hands on a CLE which is supposedly multi-coated and see if it makes any difference. Honestly though the Minolta and Summicron-C render images very well and even better at doing B&W.

    14. KenBPhotos 26 months ago | reply

      I'm currently in the process of returning a 35 summicron v3 because I like the 40 Summicron-C better. It's that good! I also adapted the new 35 cron square hood onto it with a 5.5 to e39 adapter so no more problems with filters and rubber hoods. Highly recommended combo.

    15. christianyves 26 months ago | reply

      Price to performance ratio is pretty good on the 40mm Crons. Since I sold my 35mm ASPH along with its original square hood I never got a chance to do what you did with the adapter though it's a great idea!

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