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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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The Monochrom as a landscape camera.
Old 12-09-2012   #1
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The Monochrom as a landscape camera.

I'd be interested to see some serious landscapes from this camera. Considering the resolution it seems capable of and the tonal range I see occasionally in other threads it should be exceptional.

Examples anyone?
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Old 12-12-2012   #2
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90 AA, B+W Yellow-Green Filter


90 AA


CV Heliar 15/4.5


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SE21/3.4 and B+W 091 Red Filter


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Old 12-12-2012   #3
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Really nice ... thanks.
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Old 12-12-2012   #4
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That first one in particular!
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Technical details? Lenses? Filters?
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one of many Christmas villages in Vienna by seanbonner, on Flickr


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That first one in particular!
Yes. He wanted exceptional, and this is.
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Yes. He wanted exceptional, and this is.
AGREE!!!!!!!
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Really nice shots.
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These are disgustingly good.

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90 AA, B+W Yellow-Green Filter


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Do they print up as nicely as they look on screen?
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wow. that first image is jawdropping.
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WOW.

Exceptionally nice. Really great to see how the MM responds to filters.

How are prints and also how big can you print?

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Technical details? Lenses? Filters?
Jaap, the lenses are abbreviated, with 90AA I mean the Apo Summicron 90 mm f:2 Asph., and with SE 21/3.4 I mean the Super Elmar 21 mm f:3.4 Asph.. CV Heliar 15/4.5 is the Voigtländer 15 mm f:4.5II.
Filters are B+W, 091 Red and 060 Yellow-Green as noted.
For the 15 mm f:4.5II I did not mention the custom made attenuator type grad ND, 2 stop, from a Singh-Ray Galen Rowell 2 f-stop soft grad ND Filter ND-2G-SS and a 52 mm Tama U-Slim Digital UV Filter.


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90AA, ISO 1000, 1/250 sec, f:2 (I had to guestimate the focus with some bracket shots, unfortunately, my 90AA has to be adjusted for the MM, has slight backfocus). Conversion with ACR 7.

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90AA, ISO 800, 1/125 sec, f:2. 25 shots from a closer camera point, stitched with PTGUi. Converison with Photo Ninja.

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CV Heliar 15 mm f:4.5 @ 1/90 sec f:6.7 ISO 320, with attached screw on 0.9 ND grad filter. Conversion with Photo Ninja, then CS3 and Silver Efex for a manual blend after double converison and manual stitch after flattening the blends, to get a square FOV

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90AA, ISO 5000, 1/250 sec, f:2 , six shots stitched with PTGUi for a wider FOV. Conversion with Photo Ninja

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Super Elmar 21 mm f:3.4 Asph., ISO 320, f:6.7 with B+W 091 Red filter screwed on, three shots for a vertical stitch (PTGUi), 1/125 sec to 1/180 sec. Conversion with LR4

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Jaw hit's floor. Fantastic!
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Thank you :-) Raymond and Cal, I have no MM prints...
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Thank you :-) Raymond and Cal, I have no MM prints...
But you have skill... One day I hope to develop similar skills.

A steep learning curve is a head, new to digital, number 4 on a waiting list for a MM.

I'm just wondering where is the resolution limit of the camera from someone so advanced.

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...I'm just wondering where is the resolution limit of the camera from someone so advanced.

Cal
Cal, with the already large prints in mind, I have from the M9, I think that MM prints will look fine, even as really large prints. I do not stitch for larger file size or resolution, I do that when I want another FOV and have only one or two lenses with me.
A crop from #1, the tree on the left side


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Cal, with the already large prints in mind, I have from the M9, I think that MM prints will look fine, even as really large prints. I do not stitch for larger file size or resolution, I do that when I want another FOV and have only one or two lenses with me.
A crop from #1, the tree on the left side


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Carsten,

Thanks for the inspiration. Please post more.

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....Please post more.

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Jogging with MM and Perar 35/3.5 (yes, really): ISO 2000, 1/90 sec f:4, conversion with Photo Ninja


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Amazing pictures
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Amazing pictures

As a diehard film fan, I must say that the Leica Monochrom represents the first time that i would consider going over to Leica digital, especially after seeing these amazing shots. Thanks for posting !
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Wow. Those are truly stunning. Thanks for showing what you can do with the Monochrom.

And I have also found my little Perar 35 to be a very worthwhile companion.
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how big can it print? love the one with red filter...
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how big can it print? ...
Not sure. But must be significantly bigger than M9, which is already sufficient for me... Might be the first time that I keep the MM for many years without looking out for new stuff :-)
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Thankyou C R ... your images were exactly what I wanted to see. I think the MM will be used a lot for street and general shooting but I have to suspect it's unique qualities are suited to studied landscapes and still life as well.
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