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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 12-12-2012   #26
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@Carsten - first one is my fav. amazing shots. thanks for sharing.

here are some, the only filter i got is a hoya r72 filter - still got a hard time getting those colored filters in this side of the world...





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More landscape examples from Ming Thein.

http://blog.mingthein.com/2012/05/28/photoessay-6/
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More landscape examples from Ming Thein.

http://blog.mingthein.com/2012/05/28/photoessay-6/


I looked at those then went back and looked at CR's images and I have to say Ming Thein's images don't do a lot for me ... maybe it's the post processing but they seem harsh and overly contrasty. More the look I'd expect to see in street photography.
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I looked at those then went back and looked at CR's images and I have to say Ming Thein's images don't do a lot for me ... maybe it's the post processing but they seem harsh and overly contrasty. More the look I'd expect to see in street photography.
That seems to be the beauty of the files from the MM, there is so much latitude to process them in any way you see fit.
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here are some, the only filter i got is a hoya r72 filter - still got a hard time getting those colored filters in this side of the world...
fantastic Dave
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Thank you :-) Raymond and Cal, I have no MM prints...
Well, you should start having some Baryta prints made and you will see how crappy these shots look on a computer...
Seriously, it is only on print that MM files realize their full potential.
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Well, you should start having some Baryta prints made and you will see how crappy these shots look on a computer...
Seriously, it is only on print that MM files realize their full potential.
I hope I don't start a film vs digital war, but I see a lot of medium format qualities in the MM.

I still have mucho MF, but I'm not sure how all this will sort out. I will continue to shoot B&W 120, but it might be hard to justify all the MF cameras I own.

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Hi Cal,

since I have never shot MF myself (was tempted to get a Hassy set up last year...) but I have heard that comment about the MM a lot of times, I am really curious about your verdict as en experienced MF film guy.
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I looked at those then went back and looked at CR's images and I have to say Ming Thein's images don't do a lot for me ... maybe it's the post processing but they seem harsh and overly contrasty. More the look I'd expect to see in street photography.
He seems to be aware of this too as he points out:

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I also want to address one of the major criticisms I saw on my earlier review regarding lack of mid-gray tonal variation: given limited time to shoot and lots of rain, I only managed to get the camera out around midday which in the tropics, means extremely harsh light.
To your point, some of the images almost look like B&W "TV snow" / noise, especially in the images with lots of small leaves.
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Hi Cal,

since I have never shot MF myself (was tempted to get a Hassy set up last year...) but I have heard that comment about the MM a lot of times, I am really curious about your verdict as en experienced MF film guy.
Klaus,

Over the summer I was shooting 50-60 rolls a month and about half was 120. At this present time I have 6x6, 6x7 and 6x9 covered and the guys at the NYC Meet-Up were making fun of me for not having a Linhoff Panoramic camera yet.

As you know. NYC is a shooter's paradise.

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Klaus,

Over the summer I was shooting 50-60 rolls a month and about half was 120. At this present time I have 6x6, 6x7 and 6x9 covered and the guys at the NYC Meet-Up were making fun of me for not having a Linhoff Panoramic camera yet.

As you know. NYC is a shooter's paradise.

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Hi Cal,

maybe I missed it so far but I can't remember any of your shots posted here on RFF. Do you have a member gallery to show you stuff or have you never scanned anything? It will all be so much easier once you just have to pop that SD card out of the Monochrom .


As a general remark to this thread:
I guess the Monochrom can be the "everything camera"
[apart from the obvious special application : tele / marco etc.]
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As a general remark to this thread:
I guess the Monochrom can be the "everything camera"
[apart from the obvious special application : tele / marco etc.]

Ummm.... 400 mm on the Monochrom....




I haven't come around to doing any macro on it. Yet....
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Hi Cal,

maybe I missed it so far but I can't remember any of your shots posted here on RFF. Do you have a member gallery to show you stuff or have you never scanned anything? It will all be so much easier once you just have to pop that SD card out of the Monochrom .
Klaus,

I'm an analog only guy who does not even scan. At the last NYC Meet-Up I brought some big wet prints, but you were not able to attend.

Also know that I'm a lazy slacker, and it seems like Leica made the perfect digital camera for a guy like me. Glad to know that the MM does not need a lot of PP and that it responds well to filters. Also liking how the MM renders with both modern and retro glass.

I'll have to start sharing pictures once I develope some digital skills.

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Also know that I'm a lazy slacker, and it seems like Leica made the perfect digital camera for a guy like me. Glad to know that the MM does not need a lot of PP and that it responds well to filters. Also liking how the MM renders with both modern and retro glass.
I find it funny that you don't think you'll be into post processing. I think the exact opposite will happen for you... that you will like PP and will be doing it often.
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I find it funny that you don't think you'll be into post processing. I think the exact opposite will happen for you... that you will like PP and will be doing it often.
I intend to get a loaded 15 inch Mac Book Pro, and since I have a boring day job I likely will be able to do a lot of my post at work. LOL.

I think the most fun part of photography is wandering through the city performing image capture, but I'm also looking forward to the personal challenge of learning and developing digital skills.

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Cal, when you are sitting at home bored, you will find that PP ends up being something fun to do. Sure, being out with the camera is the best part of it, but being able to do PP and printing in your small apartment is the best part of digital.
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Cal, when you are sitting at home bored, you will find that PP ends up being something fun to do. Sure, being out with the camera is the best part of it, but being able to do PP and printing in your small apartment is the best part of digital.
John,

No doubt that digital is convenient. I can't wait to use a MM for urban landscape here in NYC.

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