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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 09-07-2012   #1
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Leica M Monochrom: best pics

Post your best pics from the M Monochrom here.
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Old 09-08-2012   #2
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Old 09-08-2012   #3
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excellent shots guys, i enjoy the humour in the 2nd one. hope you came to help that falling guy
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Agreed that shot is very nicely composed as well
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Do we know how many MMs are in the hands of photographers by now? It may take a while to get this thread going... Great stuff so far, though!
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Do we know how many MMs are in the hands of photographers by now? It may take a while to get this thread going... Great stuff so far, though!
Only 500 cameras made, and not sure if they've all sold...and how many to actual users?
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Looks like Tri-x to me, Kristian! Very nice.
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Excellent shots guys! Kristian, great idea for this thread.
Kristian, excellent set. Jager, love your series and in LUF.

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Excellent work, indeed.
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Beautiful images and processing Charles. Love the warm hues in these pictures
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http://www.pgrant.co.uk/blog/leica-m...m-stereotypes/

So far this would be my best, although since upgrading to Mountain Lion, its a bit dark compared to before I upgraded.

Really like Jeff's picture, its a fantastic!
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Thanks guys! And thanks, Kristian, for starting this thread - terrific idea. I love everything here so far and am looking forward to seeing more.

Here's another...

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Well this thread was bound to happen sooner or later...
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As someone waiting to pick up my MM (I live in Israel, camera came from Germany, heading to meet it in France on Thursday) - anyone have any tips to avoid clipping the highlights? Do you shoot 1 or 2 stops under and then adjust in post, or do you wing it?
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As someone waiting to pick up my MM (I live in Israel, camera came from Germany, heading to meet it in France on Thursday) - anyone have any tips to avoid clipping the highlights? Do you shoot 1 or 2 stops under and then adjust in post, or do you wing it?
Congratulations on the impending union!

As for highlight clipping, although its true that if they're clipped they're truly gone - I wouldn't worry overly about it. Just expose for the highlights, like you would for slide film. Be mindful when viewing a scene of its range of tonal values - brightly lit, contrasty scenes are where highlight clipping is most likely to raise its head. And watch your histogram. That will tell you if you're heading towards where angels fear to tread.

If you set underexposure compensation, I'd start out easy - a stop at most. If you crowd everything to the left out of fear of highlight clipping, you'll lose much of the dynamic range and high-iso (low noise) capability inherent to the camera.

You're going to love it...
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A couple to end Sunday evening on...




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So how ya'll goin' up here at the better end of town?

These ^ are very nice Jeff ... the tones in that second pic are just perfect for me.
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Thanks Keith!
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Thank you guys
Kristian, very nice shot of the gull, even if it's Melbourne The second shot is excellent.
Jeff, love those last two shots, full depth of tones in the #1.

More shots from yesterday at Natural Bridge, with the M-M and 24 Lux, and LR4 only.



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Slumming it with an M9. I'll be over in the digital black and white thread if anyone wants me. Which of course they won't. You'd think an M9-P would cure your GAS for more than 6 months. And I have to share this town with Kristian Dowling. I have been practising the piano again. And taking aspirin.

Great shots guys. Agree with Ketih about that lovely father and child shot Jeff.
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Slumming it with an M9. I'll be over in the digital black and white thread if anyone wants me. Which of course they won't. You'd think an M9-P would cure your GAS for more than 6 months. And I have to share this town with Kristian Dowling. I have been practising the piano again. And taking aspirin.

Great shots guys. Agree with Ketih about that lovely father and child shot Jeff.
Slumming and M9 in the same sentence? No way mate. Nice to see the Aussies leading the way with this thread
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Nice work people - looking forward to seeing more. Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie!
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Nice work people - looking forward to seeing more. Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie!

Oi Oi Oi ....... !

They were right Chris ... this is the lucky country.
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Considering Australia only received 5 units wer're doing well so far.
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Kristian.
So... how did you get yours so quickly? Did you order from within Oz or from the outside world?
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