Very interesting – it’s hard to tell with web-size pictures, but it looks as if you have “Ni-sen bokeh” – i.e. double lines in the distant out of focus areas?
I’ve only had a 50mm elmar and a 90mm summicron – but they had nice smooth backgrounds.
I’ve had a hankering for a 50mm summicron R to use on the 5Dii for full aperture manual focus work, or possibly the Zeiss manual focus 50/1.4.
I’ve always loved the M-Leicas feel and ergonomics, but SLRs fit my way of seeing better – maybe 80% of my fotos are made with a 135mm.
Hi there Paul, i’m eagerly watching for your impressions of the M9! i’m interested in whether the images you’re posting are straight out of the camera (resized) or if you’re spending and considerable time on them at all.
I tend to do the same relatively minor tweaks on my black and white scanned images:
– set the levels to something appropriate if they’re not already
– remove dust. lots and lots of dust
that tends to be it. i haven’t really shot digital with any seriousness. If you’re doing any work on them would you mind sharing what it is (even generally).
To my eye these first few you’ve posted have a great look to them! keep them coming