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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 05-10-2012   #151
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Old 05-10-2012   #152
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I'm starting to think that the cron price tag was a joke.
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Old 05-10-2012   #153
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I'm starting to think that the cron price tag was a joke.
We can only hope... but based on the item I have it looks pretty real... I'm hoping what I have is a joke though *LOL*

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Old 05-10-2012   #154
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One minute... and the show continues... we'll know then.
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I'm not going to form an opinion until Ken Rockwell gives his 2 cents!

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Old 05-10-2012   #156
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I'm not going to form an opinion until Ken Rockwell gives his 2 cents!

LOL!
I'll end up buying a nikon or another M3 or the mamiya m7 then...

"They had the idea for this product the LEICA M MONOCHROM - finally - with a sensor exclusively BW"

Finally, Huston we have contact...
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Old 05-10-2012   #157
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Next there needs to be an Eric Kim edition.


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Old 05-10-2012   #158
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For $9k, you can have a M9 that finally competes at high ISO with every full-frame DSLR from the last five years!
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Old 05-10-2012   #159
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For $9k, you can have a M9 that finally competes at high ISO with every full-frame DSLR from the last five years!
For that money I'll sell all my gear and get a MF digital system... and an X100
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Old 05-10-2012   #160
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The full specs of the M9-M, X2 and 50mm ASPH cron are just now out on this thread:

http://forum.hklfc.com/?o=topic&act=...=100307&page=3
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Interesting, iso 320 as base iso. What's the technical reason for that?
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Interesting, iso 320 as base iso. What's the technical reason for that?
The sensitivity to light is twice that of the M9 with a colour filter array - i.e. the sensor wells fill up faster because there is no filter absorbing light.
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Old 05-10-2012   #163
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I'm starting to think that the cron price tag was a joke.
Got to be wrong. Last time I looked the 50 lux - really great ASPH lens - was $4000!
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Interesting, iso 320 as base iso. What's the technical reason for that?
increased sensitivity from not having a color filter sitting in front of the sensor eating up light, most likely.
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I'll take my M3, my trusty Zeiss Planar, and a roll of Tmax 100. Amazing -- I just saved myself $14,000!
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Old 05-10-2012   #167
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And in the blink of an eye digital B&W just became superior to analog B&W (only if you have the M9-M of course).

Also Nik probably just released a new version that loads monochrome files but it probably only works with the M9-M.
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Sean Reid's review is up
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increased sensitivity from not having a color filter sitting in front of the sensor eating up light, most likely.
It looks like it's iso 32 not 320 as the base iso

Edit: Just translated the german into english and it's saying "The result is the exact reproduction of popular films from ISO 32 to ISO 3200"

My mistake
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Oh boy oh boy a Hermes Edition now i can die happy
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Old 05-10-2012   #171
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the new summicron is MASSIVE. .7m close focus.

I wonder if we are about to see the theoretical max resolution hit at f2.8?
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Old 05-10-2012   #172
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Sample from the Leica page. Looks pretty HDR-esk
Looking forward to more samples. It's kinda exciting in a way.

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don't forget to check out ALien Skin Exposure 4. It competes with Silver Efex and emulates color film stocks as well - for those who can only afford color photography.
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HA !!
According to the release on Leica Mayfair's site:
http://www.leica-storemayfair.co.uk/...0mm.html#Leica
suggested UK retail price for that summicron is £5400. That's about $8965.62 CAD by today's buy £ rate

*LOL*.... oh man...

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Old 05-10-2012   #175
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We just posted a samples gallery at DPR:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/05...nds-on-preview

I can personally attest, the files look amazing.
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