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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 01-11-2013   #801
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Sean and Dave nice work both of you.

Sorry if I posted these already and these were just some photos I shot over Thanksgiving at the wife's sisters house nothing great but it clearly shows how clean the high ISO files are from the MM.
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Wife's Aunt Marge 3200

Same image cropped to show noise of how low it is at such a high ISO. No noise reduction.


Shown in this I like the ability to hold whats inside and also to keep some detail out the window. Also 3200
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...reminds me, I also have to clean the MM sensor for the first time.
As the 1st and 3rd show the same spots, I'm sure these are no birds .
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Same image cropped to show noise of how low it is at such a high ISO. No noise reduction.


Shown in this I like the ability to hold whats inside and also to keep some detail out the window. Also 3200
These 2 photos show how the MM handles high ISO and DR very well. More than the technical capabilities, the MM was with you to capture the moments of thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing.
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It's been a while since I posted from the MM here. Here are a few, with various old lenses:

Canon 85 mm f/1.8 LTM




Nikkor P.C. 10.5 cm f/2.5 LTM




35 mm f/2 Summicron v1 (8 element)






Canon 100 mm f/2 LTM




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Old 01-12-2013   #805
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oooooh, Ashwin, you got the 8-element, YEY!!!
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It's been a while since I posted from the MM here. Here are a few, with various old lenses:


Hilarious pose, great shot, love it !
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Shot a couple more today with the Noctilux....



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Summitar works nice on MM

F2.8, 1000 ISO 1/60. no noise removal or sharpening in PP


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Old 01-12-2013   #809
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Thanks Dave,

Good stuff jcrutcher, ashwinrao1 & Vince...
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Old 01-12-2013   #810
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Ashwin, so you collected all the nicest Japanese long lenses ;-)
Congrats on the new Canon 85/1.8 - I saw you inquiring for it.

The three lenses, you quoted here are among my personal favourite japanese lenses - each for their specialty.

You got them working nicely!
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THanks, Cam, and yes, I am learning and loving the 8-element.

Thanks as well, Airfrogusmc, Icebear, and Dirk.

Dirk, I learned much from you in selecting these lenses, by browsing the thread here, at LUF, and at your Flickr thread...you are my personal GAS activator. The Canon 100 isn't mine, but I do love the copy that I used...
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Lovely captures, airfrogusmc, jcrutcher and Vince!
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A few more silly 85 mm f/1.8 LTM shots from today...this lens really shines for BW work...











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Haha Ashwin - the first one is way cool!
I am just editing photos on rainy sunday and listening to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qORYO0atB6g

I love these portraits, you do with the lenses.
regarding Canon 100/2 vs 85/1.8 (which have a lot in common image wise), I end up using my 100/2 much more, as there is simply no other lens like this, that has such a fantastic handling, great imaging and performance (the Nikon 105/2.5 is a bit slower and has an completely different look - more modern).

For 85mm I now absolutely prefer the 85/1.5 Nikkor LTM over all other lenses in that range (75/1.4, 85mm Canon, 90mm Leitz, ) - the 85 Nikkor is simply magic (just a tip in case, you look to try out other 85mm options - hehe).



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Judging by everyone else's photos, looks like I still have a lot to learn about this camera!

One more shot from yesterday with the Noctilux -- I'm slowly getting used to this lens, but I wish it didn't vignette so much at f/1. I was actually thinking of recoding the lens as a 35 Summliux so the vignetting would be less!


ISO 640
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Oh my, so this is what helps you focus accurately on a Rangefinder?
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A couple of high ISO shots:

"Studying at the Park" (ISO 3200)


"Checkmate at the Waiting Shed" (ISO 5000)
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Thank you airfrogusmc and ashwin

I agree lots of good mono photos on this tread, I like your work also.
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ISO 3200, F2.8, 1/45. Summitar PP includes slight crop, set black point, small clarity, medium s-curve, backed off of highlights all in LR4. NO noise reduction or sharpening.



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Menos nice set and more good stuff Dave, Vince, Ashwin and jcrutcher...
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Another excellent shot Vince. Did you use the Noctilux?

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Yes, it's the Noctilux, ISO 800 @ f/1.

Not a big fan of the degree of vignetting it gives at f/1. Maybe if I manually set the lens coding to a 35/1.4, it might be a bit better. Thoughts on this?
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Yes, it's the Noctilux, ISO 800 @ f/1.

Not a big fan of the degree of vignetting it gives at f/1. Maybe if I manually set the lens coding to a 35/1.4, it might be a bit better. Thoughts on this?
i love the vignetting and actually get a bit cranky when it gets corrected

have you tried the lens correction feature in LR? (don't know if it works, just throwing that out.)
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No I haven't tried lens correction in LR. I don't mind a bit of vignetting, but at F/1 it almost looks like I'm using the wrong lens hood or something (and I'm not even using one at the moment).

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