View Full Version : my first real M labor

09-27-2008, 04:16
The M2 with tabbed 50mm Summicron was my main workhorse this summer camp. I got to know the camera and this would be the real test for my new M system. I brought along an SLR/DSLR for action/test shooting and a wider range of focal lengths.

In 2.5 weeks I shot about a dozen rolls of film. Too many different films I had to process in too little time, so I'll have to shoot more digital and shoot less different films. I'm quite happy with the results - for me the M2/50mm is the ultimate go-anywhere camera that's very reliable. I might look into getting a second lens.

Enough chit-chat, let's see some photos:





09-27-2008, 04:16
great performance at the campfire, f/2.8 & f/2



09-27-2008, 05:17
The compression or scanning on your photos looks pretty bad. (No the photos themselves, as they are great) but i dont know what it is. I'm seeing 'posterization'. What quality settings did you save out or files as?

09-27-2008, 06:10
scans (minolta dual scan III, 1410dpi) edited with the GIMP, resized by irfanview (JPG resampling, 85% quality). a bit of sharpening, here and there in the GIMP

09-27-2008, 06:22
hmm... it seems to be only one or two of the images seem to have a strange 'tonality' which i think is from computer processing maybe? I dont know.

Some great shots though. :)