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Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR Smaller than full frame digital Leica M mount cameras. The Ricoh is included as a less expensive and viable digital Leica M lens platform.

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Old 05-23-2008   #41
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But I've shot many BW films lately and I just scanned the negatives and retouched in photoshop with results that, sometimes, I couldn't dream on achieving in my darkroom.
I'm going to freak Ned out and agree with him.

There is no "best" method. I sold my Focomat V35 enlarger about 10 minutes after I bought Photoshop CS and I haven't looked back. The degree of control in the digital darkroom simply trumps the look of B&W paper, IMO. Selective burning and dodging, sharpening, filtering, etc., are so much easier and quicker in the computer than in a wet darkroom.

I still think that you get a certain look with scanned film, particularly B&W, that can't quite be duplicated with digital capture. For now, anyway, it's worth the trouble.
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Old 05-23-2008   #43
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Here you go again Ned ... surfing the crest of the wave created by your own controversial nature ... I love it and it makes this forum really crackle at times!

Also like your two pics by the way!
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I know this may be out of the question, but can we post images from an Epson RD-1? Considering besides the external apperance and overall function they are similar in some ways at least...


If so i've got a few to share if you'd like. They're a few of my "fun takes" (though some are nice i think) from a few outings while studying abroad in France.
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Here you go again Ned ... surfing the crest of the wave created by your own controversial nature ... I love it and it makes this forum really crackle at times!

Also like your two pics by the way!
Hey Keith!
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JBF, please do share!
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Another from the same day... same kinda shooting-while-driving stuff.
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Old 05-26-2008   #48
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heh one can always do shoot m8 while driving wonderful colors btw. due to your pp, it looks more like film. good work
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heh one can always do shoot m8 while driving wonderful colors btw. due to your pp, it looks more like film. good work
More like film, huh?

Here's another one...
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Ned, this one too. I guess that one who did get used with the color film look, can always create that look in digital PP without much hassle. But it becomes much trickier with such images when you shot at day time like your two first pictures so all depends on objects btw. You have push so much contrast that almost only mid tones are left. It is what we have to deal with linear curve. But M8 would be awesome at gray, rainy weather, lol
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Old 05-28-2008   #51
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The hypersensitive user named NB23 completely misread post #4, believing Jaap was criticizing a photo post.

If you reread the post carefully you will come to the conclusion that Jaap was talking about process.

Next time I suggest NB23 read before hurling aggression at our long-standing members.

It's bad form.
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Kevin and jaapv clearly misread my post where I make it a point to shoot the M8 like film and where I prefer skipping the process. At least when the M8 is implied.

Getting lectured on something that is NOT the subject of this post (and on something that is my job) did, indeed, upset me.
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Old 05-28-2008   #53
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Kevin and jaapv clearly misread my post where I make it a point to shoot the M8 like film and where I prefer skipping the process. At least when the M8 is implied.

Getting lectured on something that is NOT the subject of this post (and on something that is my job) did, indeed, upset me.
Lol, they didn't miss it ... they just clarified that shooting like film still involves post-processing. Its called the darkroom. If you're gonna cross-analogy the two worlds, then at least include all the steps.

This thread is fantastic ... I loved it.
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Lol, they didn't miss it ... they just clarified that shooting like film still involves post-processing. Its called the darkroom. If you're gonna cross-analogy the two worlds, then at least include all the steps.

This thread is fantastic ... I loved it.
It's called the lightroom, right? Darkroom is for negatives.

But what's the problem with my first pic? A dust in the sky? Jags in a downsized picture? Really worth going Anal?
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Jaap V; I clicked on your link- your 'bird and cloud' shot is wonderful.
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Erik5; I'm taking my hat off to you; they're lovely.
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NB 23- the shot with the guy in the green 'hat' is tremedous. Is that M8 too?
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tremendous, that is.
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Great stuff erik... You should post more often
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Thanks Jodorowski.
Yes, it's the M8 of course.
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Yeah, unhealthy place for sure. It's in a car bodyshop and those guys are always smoking and drunk or so they seem to be (maybe because of the fumes?)... But it's always fun to visit them, the "real people"...
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I think it's dust mixed with fluo lighting... which makes green... But yeah, it's toxic.
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Some great shots there Erik! Quite a few new ones i havnt seen!
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Lots of really good photos here !! I really enjoyed watching these Keep posting guys !!
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Old 06-05-2008   #66
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My darkroom is fully operational. I print my own for the past 17 year now (started around 15). Took a 2 year or so break when I first got a D100, some 5 years ago.
So now you want us to guess your age, right ;-)
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So now you want us to guess your age, right ;-)
I'm supposed to be 32 according to what I wrote, but somedays I'm 16
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I was told this place was better than this.

They were wrong. Just the same imature bickering you find at all the forums these days.
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I was told this place was better than this.

They were wrong. Just the same imature bickering you find at all the forums these days.
Yeah ... the world is bad, bad bad ... yawn.

How about some some positive contribution from your side then ?
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those are some fav's.
i just wish ISO's over 640 were more useful.
now i just need to find a nocti.
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More like film, huh?

Here's another one...
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Balls to Pink Floyd

Someone is talking against you, giving you a spell, a head is falling from the sky ready to be cut, Yelling over your head, someone eating a bicycle rider, head in the Sky, Big Brother

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@ ali_baba: Some really good stuff ! I like #4 for the perspective !

@ Ned: "Balls to Pink Floyd" and "Voodoo Curse" are great ! It seems the M8 became your favorite camera now ?
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Hi Doc!

No... Just getting acquainted. I prefer the M4-P and M7. But the more I use the M8, the more I'm getting the M feeling (still hate the shutter, though!).
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Doc: Thanks!
Ned: I like voodoo curse very much!

I find that the AE mode gives me decent results 1/2 of the time, it works well with holding the button down while running it across the frame, then it adjusts accordingly. is this the first M to do this? or did the m7 do this as well?
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