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Pair of Noktons on the M9 at the Naval Museum in Columbus, Georgia

Discussion in 'Leica' started by Brian, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Brian

    Brian Top Veteran

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    Jul 7, 2010
    a must-see Museum of you get down this way, we always make a trip to it when visiting family in Columbus. This year I took the 50/1.1 Nokton and 35/1.2 Nokton on the M9. All shots hand-held.

    The Gallery is here:

    Leica M9 at the Columbus Naval Museum - SeriousCompacts.com Gallery

    and some shots, will probably upload more.

    A Mock-up of the Iron Clad CSS Albemarle.

    With the 50/1.1 wide-open:

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    And the 35/1.2 Nokton wide-open:

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  2. Brian

    Brian Top Veteran

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    Jul 7, 2010
    Nikki in front of the mock-up of the USS Monitor.

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    50/1.1 wide-open
     
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  3. Brian

    Brian Top Veteran

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    Jul 7, 2010
    Large-scale model of the CSS Virginia, also called the Merrimac.

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    35/1.2 wide-open.
     
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  4. Brian

    Brian Top Veteran

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    Jul 7, 2010
    all the above shots are longer than 1/30s. Photography is allowed, lighting is subdued. Original flags have "No Flash Photography" signs posted. The rest of the exhibits allow flash, but I like the fast lenses.

    This is with the 50/1.1 Nokton wide-open.

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    100% crop:

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    This lens is much sharper than my old Canon 50/1.2. I optimized it for the Leica M9 using one layer of Copper tape, about 0.025mm.
     
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  5. Pelao

    Pelao All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Brian
    Thanks for sharing. The quality of the images is just very, very impressive. Seems like a seriously cool museum.
     
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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Agreed, thank you Brian - a very cool museum and your photos make me feel as though I'm right there!

    I've never been to Columbus, Georgia though my father's mother was born there - back during the Civil War times. One of my goals is to see more of the USA. I'll remember this for our southern tour, Brian.:thumbup:
     
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