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Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" Discussions about the Leica M8 /M 8.2 / M9 / M9-P/ M-E / M Monochrom / M10 aka "M": Leica digital M mount rangefinder cameras. Naming the new digital M the "Leica M" is VERY unfortunate as it will only confuse newbies with other Leica M cameras of the the past. Happily there is room for confusion with only the past 59 years of Leica M production ... since Leica introduced the Leica M system in 1953. All Hail for the Leica Marketing Department learning Leica M history!

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Old 12-23-2012   #51
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This is a very interesting thread. Some very nice shots. I'm saving up for a Digital Leica M, and would like to use it as an all around camera. At the moment, I have a Canon 5D Mark II wich is awesome for landscapes. If I can achieve consistently good landscapes results with a Leica, I might be able to let go of the Canon.
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This is a very interesting thread. Some very nice shots. I'm saving up for a Digital Leica M, and would like to use it as an all around camera. At the moment, I have a Canon 5D Mark II wich is awesome for landscapes. If I can achieve consistently good landscapes results with a Leica, I might be able to let go of the Canon.
IQ is one thing, you get comparable results with high end DSRLs. But size is another, the M is pocketable, and the best camera is the cam in your hand when the light is right.
The M helps me see the subject. Really nice is long exposure, with ND filter you have no trouble with framing. Working with a grad filter can be a PITA, on the other hand.

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Are you using a tripod and gimble setup for for the stich shots?
I like Maxs Lyons forum on stiched panos.
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Are you using a tripod and gimble setup for for the stich shots?
I am too lazy for that :-) All my panoramics are handheld, so, some need a bit PP to fix mismatch areas, not a big deal when you let PTGUi blend in layers.

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This is a very interesting thread. Some very nice shots. I'm saving up for a Digital Leica M, and would like to use it as an all around camera. At the moment, I have a Canon 5D Mark II wich is awesome for landscapes. If I can achieve consistently good landscapes results with a Leica, I might be able to let go of the Canon.
I don't use my 5DIIs at all for personal work since picking up the MM. Its so much smaller, the files are sharper and the DR is greater.
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Carsten, your photos are awesome!
Makes me want a MM now!
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Seriously awesome and inspiring work, Carsten. I wish I could do an MM, but I can't so I think I'm upgrading my Canon 7D to a 6D and getting a few Zeiss primes.
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Seriously awesome and inspiring work, Carsten. I wish I could do an MM, but I can't so I think I'm upgrading my Canon 7D to a 6D and getting a few Zeiss primes.
Great for landscape, too. For me, an important argument pro MM is size.

This one was MM and MS-Optical Super Triplet Perar 35/3.5, three shots stitched. I have MM and Perar nearly always with me, also when running.... Would have missed this shot with a DSLR. The best camera is the camera in your hand when the light is right... One shot (the left) had to be severely underexposed for highlights. The shadows are pushed 2.5 stops here, with acceptable result (1/180 sec ISO 320 to 1/60 sec ISO 1250 with f:4)



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Somewhere between Vienna & Paris, from above by seanbonner, on Flickr


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Love those last two.

It appears like you have a few dust spots on your sensor.
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Great for landscape, too. For me, an important argument pro MM is size.

This one was MM and MS-Optical Super Triplet Perar 35/3.5, three shots stitched. I have MM and Perar nearly always with me, also when running.... Would have missed this shot with a DSLR. The best camera is the camera in your hand when the light is right... One shot (the left) had to be severely underexposed for highlights. The shadows are pushed 2.5 stops here, with acceptable result (1/180 sec ISO 320 to 1/60 sec ISO 1250 with f:4)

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This is an interesting thread. It seems like Monochrom works very well for the landscape photography, like current sigma cameras or D800e. No one has ever seriously considered 35mm as a landscape camera until D800e, but the world is certainly changing.

I still clearly see the limitation of the 35mm wide angle lens compare to the larger format, and lack of tiltshift lens is a huge drawback for Leica camera.
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I still clearly see the limitation of the 35mm wide angle lens compare to the larger format...
Please, why ?

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... and lack of tiltshift lens is a huge drawback for Leica camera.
From time to time I shoot landscape formats to be stitched vertically, and refocus every shot (with the lensī sweet spot aperture, to avoid diffraction), this makes for kind of digital tiltshift. A variant is refocus within a horizontally stitched panoramic, needs a bit of practice but works nicely.

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I have used out to 25 with landscapes often. I have just got the Monochrom and I am looking forward to trying the Zeiss 18. It was Carsten's first two shots here more than anything else that persuaded me to consider the Monochrom. I like to take a lot of architectural shots and I use the 21 and 18 as a poor man's tilt shift, cropping away the foreground. This will work better with the Monochrom than the M9 with the increased resolution. One of Carsten's landscapes above is with the 15 Heliar.
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I still clearly see the limitation of the 35mm wide angle lens compare to the larger format, and lack of tiltshift lens is a huge drawback for Leica camera.
In that case you can use a Typ240.
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