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Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

Examples: Alpine Creek (M9

These examples were taken locally near my home as I explored several lenses, not long after I first begain using the M9.

Aperture not recorded

All apertures are “best guess” from memory and the camera’s recorded guess— the M9 does not and cannot know the aperture at which the exposure is made. The notation ~f/8 means “f/8 or thereabouts”.

Creek-side trees

This example shows the color bokeh and blur characteristics of the 75/2 APO. It should not be judged for sharpness as it was shot handheld at 1/40 second.

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f2 @ 1/40 sec handheld, ISO 160; 2010-01-31 00:33:33
M9 Digital Camera + Leica Apo-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 ASPH

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