Leica M Monochrom: best pics
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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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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Old 09-08-2012   #7
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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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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.
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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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Yes, the Aussies all the way Seriously more we can see and learn, the better
Kristian, that group portrait shot at 10,000 ISO is stunning. It is this reason alone that I have the M-M.
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So... how did you get yours so quickly? Did you order from within Oz or from the outside world?
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Ordered from a Melbourne dealer just 2 weeks before it arrived. There was even 1 left over that sold one day after mine.
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More shots from yesterday afternoon with the M-M, 24 Lux and LR4

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I haven't had as much of a chance to play with mine as I'd like but here are a couple I liked. They are taken with a Jupiter 50mm lens (with made in USSR written on it) but I thought they came out ok!



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For those interested, Leica have posted my pictures from Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, and story coming to the Leica blog in the coming day.....

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Wow! Truly great photographs. Great moments, lovely look. Think personally the MM images are more due to good eye and quick finger.
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I am loving the shots posted in this thread!

I reckon my Jupiter-8 and a Monochrom would be a very happy marriage...
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Beautiful images and processing Charles. Love the warm hues in these pictures
Amen. How is the weather where you are, Charles? I was a little surprised to see the three girls sunbathing... would have thought it was still a little cool. (I'm envious of y'all coming into spring, while we're heading into fall...)

Lovely images...
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I haven't had as much of a chance to play with mine as I'd like but here are a couple I liked. They are taken with a Jupiter 50mm lens (with made in USSR written on it) but I thought they came out ok!
Stewart, that Jupiter of yours is working out just fine! Just love the shot in the bar...
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Congratulations again, Kristian. Thanks for giving us here a sneak preview. Lovely, lovely images...
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Finally picked up my Monochrom. So, what do I think?

Bloody incredible. Most of my photos are family-oriented (don't post those pics on the internet), but I can't quite believe this is a digital camera. The files are so clean, so beautifully graduated, so sharp - they remind me of the Kodak Technical Pan that I've been so quickly running low on.

So, without delay, here are two non-family shots from my first day with the MM. The second, believe it or not, is 2500 with no noise reduction! Holy cow batman; what a camera!



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Wow, some really nice photos here...

Hey Kristian, I hope you plan on bringing your Leica M Monochrom tomorrow for our shoot, I am dying to try it out in Bangkok

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