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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2013
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,819,865
Posted By leicashot
Sexy beasts Michael, you're one lucky guy. Best...

Sexy beasts Michael, you're one lucky guy. Best of all they're put to use every day!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By leicashot
I loved Manilla, and hope to be back there in the...

I loved Manilla, and hope to be back there in the next year, possibly to spend a lot more time at the cemetery. I also spent time in Baguio and Bontoc and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I have to admit,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By leicashot
I agree with you but my readers are very...

I agree with you but my readers are very Leica-centric so I threw that in for them.....which is why I put it at the beginning and didn't refer back to it again.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By leicashot
I used AWB because the presets are a little off....

I used AWB because the presets are a little off. Auto white balance also has inconsistency issues as well which is why many first criticized the camera, but I've come to find easy work arounds, and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By leicashot
Leica M: A day living with the dead feature

Last month I spent a good part of a day in Manilla documenting a unique cemetery. You can see the story here:

http://kristiandowling.com/blog/2013/7/24/a-day-living-with-the-dead
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-11-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 11,272
Posted By leicashot
Tile should maybe be ' A legend is re-born'

Tile should maybe be ' A legend is re-born'
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-27-2013
Replies: 405
Views: 139,423
Posted By leicashot
Purple fringing is not an issue. This lens is...

Purple fringing is not an issue. This lens is fantastic!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-29-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,581
Posted By leicashot
Warmer or not, Leica or not, the top picture is...

Warmer or not, Leica or not, the top picture is better...btw, the Leica look is possible 3 things:

1. Sharp images shot wide open on film
2. Noctilux f/1 images
3. Monochrom files

other than that...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-26-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 8,859
Posted By leicashot
If you look at Leica's ad, they called 'all'...

If you look at Leica's ad, they called 'all' their cameras 'M's'. I doubt it will be M mount personally.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 10,494
Posted By leicashot
I can see this topic going for days....regardless...

I can see this topic going for days....regardless of what people want to think, it's an amazing accomplishment, especially for the size, when compared to the new super lens by Zeiss, which may be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 10,494
Posted By leicashot
The funny thing is that before the M Monochrom,...

The funny thing is that before the M Monochrom, people wanted 'perfect, clinical' lenses, and now they want the opposite ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 10,494
Posted By leicashot
IMHO, the Summilux 50 ASPH, which is technically...

IMHO, the Summilux 50 ASPH, which is technically also an APO and designed 'after' the Summicron is an equally impressive lens as it's performance at 1.4 is incredible. Maybe not perfect like the f/2...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,610
Posted By leicashot
Firstly, small clarification. There is no 58mm...

Firstly, small clarification. There is no 58mm and no M10. They're actually the 57mm and M240 ;)

I would say having used them all, the M and 57mm would be better, but don't couple to the rangefinder...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 6,119
Posted By leicashot
Thanks for taking the time to read the review,...

Thanks for taking the time to read the review, and cheers for all the feedback guys. Happy you enjoyed it and found it useful.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-08-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 6,119
Posted By leicashot
No, none of the issues you mentioned. A couples...

No, none of the issues you mentioned. A couples of things from the review, but nothing to do with exposure or lock ups, which happened occasionally with the M Monochrom and M9. I don't actually use a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-08-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 6,119
Posted By leicashot
Cheers guys ;)

Cheers guys ;)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-07-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 6,119
Posted By leicashot
Yes I think Steve Huff has touched on this, and...

Yes I think Steve Huff has touched on this, and it's certainly not easy justifying owning this, and 'not' the M Monochrom. The M Monochrom excites it's users with it's files which are unique in that...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-07-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 6,119
Posted By leicashot
Once the buffer is full and saving, the M9 is...

Once the buffer is full and saving, the M9 is actually faster during this process. From the top with a fresh buffer it is the M240 which speeds ahead but takes longer to recover if you constantly lee...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-07-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 6,119
Posted By leicashot
Leica M (typ 240) Field Test and Review

http://kristiandowling.com/blog/2013/5/3/leica-m-typ240-user-review

Being the first review I've written, from a user's perspective, please be gentle. Hope you enjoy it and find it useful.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-23-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By leicashot
Thanks, the models were lit using an Ice Light,...

Thanks, the models were lit using an Ice Light, my new favourite lighting accessory that works so well for M photography. http://www.theicelight.com

It's so easy to use and the quality of the light...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-23-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By leicashot
haha love it, glad to entertain!:D

haha love it, glad to entertain!:D
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-23-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By leicashot
The files come out great. I have an Eizo monitor...

The files come out great. I have an Eizo monitor that allows me to fully scrutinize the colors and it's very difficult to see the difference between this camera and the M9. There is no deterioration...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-22-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By leicashot
Leica M (type 240) rangefinder camera behind the scenes at Fashion Week

Hey guys, here's my video from backstage at Australian Fashion Week, using the Leica M. As my primary job there was to shoot runway for the designers, this is not a video story over the whole week,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-07-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,815
Posted By leicashot
Thanks mate, it's nice to be appreciated, by my...

Thanks mate, it's nice to be appreciated, by my 'other' fan :cool:
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-04-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,815
Posted By leicashot
Leica M (type 240) Rangefinder Unboxing video - chrome

Hey guys here is my Leica M240 unboxing video. This is my first time doing this kind of video, so please excuse my mistakes...cheers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAezG4Xc55w&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-08-2013
Replies: 405
Views: 139,423
Posted By leicashot
Show us a better fast 35mm then? The Summilux in...

Show us a better fast 35mm then? The Summilux in any version is no better than the Nokton.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-03-2013
Replies: 405
Views: 139,423
Posted By leicashot
Finally, now all we need is a Zeiss 35/1.4 ZM ...

Finally, now all we need is a Zeiss 35/1.4 ZM that performs like the Nokton 35/1.2 II in a much smaller size, and I'll be a happy boy.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By leicashot
where can i get this book?

where can i get this book?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By leicashot
I think I'm in it but not sure until I see

I think I'm in it but not sure until I see
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2013
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,819,865
Posted By leicashot
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8419795951_03b7...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8419795951_03b75cca5d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8419795951/)
DSC_1636 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8419795951/) by Kristian...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-10-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 7,007
Posted By leicashot
I may have access to these lenses some time soon...

I may have access to these lenses some time soon so I'll see what I can do. Right now I have the Nokton 35/1.2 II as usual and the Rigid Summicron. May have access to some of those lenses soon....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-10-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 7,007
Posted By leicashot
Most of my shots were in focus. Steve chose the...

Most of my shots were in focus. Steve chose the samples to show, not me. Those 100% crops he showed were shot around minimum distance and I just did not have the time to focus bracket to ensure...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-10-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 7,007
Posted By leicashot
Wow, it's been a while since I've been here, and...

Wow, it's been a while since I've been here, and nice to see people are enjoying it. I know it's not the greatest article but I did the best with the time I had, I can assure you. Would have loved to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By leicashot
Congrats Helen, well deserved dear!

Congrats Helen, well deserved dear!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-01-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,727
Posted By leicashot
In that case, best to take to a Leica dealer...

In that case, best to take to a Leica dealer where they can test it, especially against other working cameras for verification of the problem. but from what you describe it seems you are well aware...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-30-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,727
Posted By leicashot
Not sure why we're having this conversation. If...

Not sure why we're having this conversation. If the meter is acting up, have it serviced :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-30-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,727
Posted By leicashot
I would advise to never trust a light meter....

I would advise to never trust a light meter. Haven't used one since the beginning of digital.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-28-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
SE2 will most likely damage your file to an...

SE2 will most likely damage your file to an extent when processing, but there are times where it can extract information in a file I never knew existed. The key is knowing 'when' it's best to use it.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-28-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
I will be writing an article comparing this to...

I will be writing an article comparing this to the MM in January....stay tuned ;)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-27-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
More tones may not be what people are looking...

More tones may not be what people are looking for. To be honest I'm happy to forgo the extra tones for the ability to move color sliders in post. Having to use filters is not something I missed since...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-27-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Guys I've said it before on Leica's blog and I'll...

Guys I've said it before on Leica's blog and I'll say it again. The MM is not worth buying over the M9 for 'better' black and white tones. It's different yes, but better, no.

Where it kills the M9...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-23-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 9,077
Posted By leicashot
I use my Leica M alongside my trusty Nikon, which...

I use my Leica M alongside my trusty Nikon, which does most of the work.

M Monochrom | 50 Summilux

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8349/8211753275_4204d38f95_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-21-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Would like to invite Monochrom owners to this...

Would like to invite Monochrom owners to this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/402556703131382/
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-30-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,182
Posted By leicashot
Was it not for shooting IR, or just focused on...

Was it not for shooting IR, or just focused on standard black and white. I'm failing to see how the M8 would better than the M9 for regular black and white....and more so as to why people take either...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-30-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,182
Posted By leicashot
I wouldn't bother...this only became an issue on...

I wouldn't bother...this only became an issue on this thread. Prior to this how much had we heard about this topic besides the IR differences?

People are welcome to prove me wrong, but like I said...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,182
Posted By leicashot
No worries at all Cam. All good....I just wish...

No worries at all Cam. All good....I just wish people would not forget that if we were all in a room together we'd all be concentrating on enjoying each other's company, instead of trying to be...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,182
Posted By leicashot
I wasn't referring to you Cam. I just think that...

I wasn't referring to you Cam. I just think that when people become too heated and emotional, such topics dissipate into useless junk.

I don't have anything to say because I don't have comparisons...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,182
Posted By leicashot
Still a waste of bandwidth, this thread

Still a waste of bandwidth, this thread
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,182
Posted By leicashot
I think the skills between photographers will...

I think the skills between photographers will negate any differences people perceive between the cameras.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-28-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,182
Posted By leicashot
How about we agree that they will be different?...

How about we agree that they will be different? Better is very subjective, and besides that, people will see what they want to see in a way that suits them best.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-28-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,182
Posted By leicashot
My point is that none of it matters when people...

My point is that none of it matters when people are getting emotional over a disagreement. We're all here to enjoy the forum, yet people become so upset when others disagree over pointless...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-28-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,182
Posted By leicashot
Guys, does it 'really' matter? File quality...

Guys, does it 'really' matter? File quality aside, the quality of the picture is what counts most. Cameras don't take pictures, people do.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-23-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By leicashot
Sorry, couldn't disagree more

Sorry, couldn't disagree more
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-22-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,106
Posted By leicashot
Current day 28mm user is Trent Parke from Magnum....

Current day 28mm user is Trent Parke from Magnum. Travelled around Australia for over a year using just the 28mm Elmarit
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-21-2012
Replies: 4,614
Views: 1,313,173
Posted By leicashot
Simon 'in' Sunlight! :cool:

Simon 'in' Sunlight! :cool:
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Got my Monochrom back. Here with the ZM Planar...

Got my Monochrom back. Here with the ZM Planar 50/2. It's so good against flare. The reflection you do see is most likely due to the filter I was too lazy to remove.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Agreed, no mojo works Dirk!

Agreed, no mojo works Dirk!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2012
Replies: 4,614
Views: 1,313,173
Posted By leicashot
Love these Michael, beautiful depth on the monk...

Love these Michael, beautiful depth on the monk shot too
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 10-20-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 27,077
Posted By leicashot
Where are the DP2M pictures?

Where are the DP2M pictures?
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 10-19-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 27,077
Posted By leicashot
Yeah, I'm seriously considering one too, only...

Yeah, I'm seriously considering one too, only which one?:bang:

....thinking the DP2
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-19-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 39,931
Posted By leicashot
I enquired to buy this lens. I asked for samples...

I enquired to buy this lens. I asked for samples or MTF. By the time they replied, I was told it was sold out....things sometimes seem to work out for the better in the end ;)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-17-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Luckily they have service in Melbourne

Luckily they have service in Melbourne
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-16-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Finally getting my Monochrome back from service,...

Finally getting my Monochrome back from service, in just under 2 weeks. Probably not bad for Leica but they need to match Canon/Nikon's 3-5 days Pro turn around or how can Pro's take them seriously?!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-16-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Nice stuff Dirk, glad one of these is in your...

Nice stuff Dirk, glad one of these is in your capable hands....looking forward to seeing more work from you.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-14-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Yes the Monochrom doesn't show aperture data,...

Yes the Monochrom doesn't show aperture data, which is fine because Leica don't have a way of ensuring accuracy anyway. To me, it's really not important because after I take a picture, what I did...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-14-2012
Replies: 170
Views: 85,571
Posted By leicashot
Agreed, love the first one especially

Agreed, love the first one especially
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-14-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
My Monochrom is still being repaired for the...

My Monochrom is still being repaired for the faulty frameline selector. After inspecting the files from this M9 and now having used the Monochrom and Nikon D800E, the M9 now looks quite soft in...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-13-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Goes to show, a camera is only as good as the...

Goes to show, a camera is only as good as the operator. Pictures sell cameras....wonder when manufacturers will realise this
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-12-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
My Monochrom is still in service :-(

My Monochrom is still in service :-(
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-11-2012
Replies: 168
Views: 29,377
Posted By leicashot
The M-E is a nice design, slightly more modern...

The M-E is a nice design, slightly more modern and something different without being too far removed from traditional design. I think it's fine but about $500-1000 overpriced. At $1500 below the new...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By leicashot
Yes, yes and yes, same weight as the chrome one...

Yes, yes and yes, same weight as the chrome one approximately.

Price usually starts around $3.5k up without box.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2012
Replies: 1,187
Views: 337,904
Posted By leicashot
Fantastic Simon!

Fantastic Simon!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-08-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
Trent worked with Leica M film cameras and most...

Trent worked with Leica M film cameras and most recently he did a lot of work with only a 28mm lens. He has amazing vision and us Aussies are proud to have him in Magnum :cool:
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-08-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
I'm getting tired of people always thinking they...

I'm getting tired of people always thinking they can do better and so quick to criticise.....summary: The Leica M Monochrom - the camera people (who don't have one) love to hate, it is that good...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-08-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
People are criticising reviewers because they...

People are criticising reviewers because they like a camera that obviously people want to hate for whatever reasons.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2012
Replies: 1,424
Views: 347,177
Posted By leicashot
M9/Noct...

M9/Noct 0.95

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5273/5914949310_e3cb86636b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5914949310/)
L1011230 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5914949310/)...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-07-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5,699
Posted By leicashot
Mods should remove this troller now

Mods should remove this troller now
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-07-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5,699
Posted By leicashot
and people complain that the Monochrom price is...

and people complain that the Monochrom price is crazy. How much is the S2 again? :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-07-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
Why all of a sudden the attacks on Leica...

Why all of a sudden the attacks on Leica reviewers? How has the Monochrom changed that? Is it that people believe it's a horrible camera and the reviewers need to be able to take great pictures to...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-07-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
Here is the first place to look for today's...

Here is the first place to look for today's premiere street photographers. These guys didn't jump on the bandwagon when digital made photography easier. This was originally co-founded by Magnum...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-07-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
Thanks for clarifying Roger. Dignified as usual

Thanks for clarifying Roger. Dignified as usual
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By leicashot
Very very nice work Thomas, as expected mate!

Very very nice work Thomas, as expected mate!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-06-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
Agreed Semilog. Stating that these reviewers have...

Agreed Semilog. Stating that these reviewers have no idea what B&W should look like is ridiculous. Personally, I think it should look like whatever the hell makes them happy. Who really cares what...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-06-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
Roger are you talking to me, or Guaranteed? I did...

Roger are you talking to me, or Guaranteed? I did not make reference to those percentages. Guaranteed made those up all by his self.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-06-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
Wow, don't hold back guys, let the negativity...

Wow, don't hold back guys, let the negativity flow. The only reason people react they way they do to the M Monochrom is because of it's price and film nostalgia. If it was $4k or under these apparent...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-06-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
A professional/creditable street photographer is...

A professional/creditable street photographer is someone who has proven themselves over a number of years by contributing paid/unpaid quality work to publications online/offline....not someone who...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-05-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
Short-sighted? Maybe, but I care about 'picture'...

Short-sighted? Maybe, but I care about 'picture' quality more than 'image/file' quality. I have yet to experience issues without using filters and can do all I need with the DNG files, while...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-05-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
I don't use filters because I don't care for such...

I don't use filters because I don't care for such messing around with my style of photography. I am perfectly happy with the results without filters.....so that negates me using it as a toy?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-05-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
I think it's important to understand that...

I think it's important to understand that reviewers aren't usually professional photojournalists because most are out working and aren't interested in reviewing, often because they care more about...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-05-2012
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Posted By leicashot
[QUOTE=Mr. Fizzlesticks;1982149]Totally agree. I...

[QUOTE=Mr. Fizzlesticks;1982149]Totally agree. I laugh when I look at his website and think that people are actually paying him to learn something. How far down on the food chain do you need to be to...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-05-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
MRFizzlesticks wrote: Couldn't disagree more....

MRFizzlesticks wrote: Couldn't disagree more. What you have stated is spoken from the viewpoint of having bought one. Some of us couldn't care less about the Leica Monochrome and think it is a...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-05-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,976
Posted By leicashot
In terms of the reviewers perspective, receiving...

In terms of the reviewers perspective, receiving such a unique and limited camera aims to bring them credibility, especially considering who difficult the camera can be to obtain. Also everyone's...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-05-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Was told 10-15 days and was given a M9 as a...

Was told 10-15 days and was given a M9 as a loaner. I believe I'm the first to have an issue with the Monochrom....making history I am :o
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-05-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
My Mono is now in service for stuck framelines,...

My Mono is now in service for stuck framelines, so no new content...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,446
Posted By leicashot
Same as another lens. Add a filter and you change...

Same as another lens. Add a filter and you change the lens configuration, and introduce potential for artifacts such as internal reflections.

If you add a filter, you do it because protection is...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,058
Posted By leicashot
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8457/7892261030_859a...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8457/7892261030_859aaebd42_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7892261030/)
Monochrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7892261030/) by Kristian...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-28-2012
Replies: 839
Views: 330,223
Posted By leicashot
Well mate if only I was tall enough to shoot from...

Well mate if only I was tall enough to shoot from that angle :cool:
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-28-2012
Replies: 839
Views: 330,223
Posted By leicashot
Sweet stuff Michael....I recognize some of those...

Sweet stuff Michael....I recognize some of those pics LOL....even my head at the bottom frame of the child and train...sorry about that ;)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-26-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
ISO 800, 1/125 sec at f/1.2 on VC Nokton 35/1.2...

ISO 800, 1/125 sec at f/1.2 on VC Nokton 35/1.2 lens...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-26-2012
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Posted By leicashot
Agreed, magical

Agreed, magical
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2012
Replies: 1,015
Views: 370,817
Posted By leicashot
This is fantastic, perfect time, framing and...

This is fantastic, perfect time, framing and composition. Well planned out shot
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-22-2012
Replies: 1,551
Views: 240,663
Posted By leicashot
Really nice Menos. I still think this is the...

Really nice Menos. I still think this is the thread with the best work on RFF, all taken with a 28mm point and shoot!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-22-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
haha, cheeerzzz HH

haha, cheeerzzz HH
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-22-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
OMG, I am shocked by the responses, but not in a...

OMG, I am shocked by the responses, but not in a bad way and appreciate the comments, pro and against me, the monochrom or whatever. Either way, like it or not, people are entitled to voicing their...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-21-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Ok, so maybe I wasn't having the best day and...

Ok, so maybe I wasn't having the best day and overreacted ;)

I know people want to see who the MM pictures look and my editing almost takes away from the out of camera experience, which defeats the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-21-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Well, i know people are intrigued with the...

Well, i know people are intrigued with the Monochrom but I won't be posting any more pics on this thread cause to be honest I'm tired of things being picked on. If people don't like high contrast,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 11,712
Posted By leicashot
I'm talking about having a camera that feels...

I'm talking about having a camera that feels simple in form and use, not about prestige. Seems all people want, including on this forum is a Nikon or Canon. Why even bother with Leica then? There's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 11,712
Posted By leicashot
Love the irony of people that are so against my...

Love the irony of people that are so against my feelings towards the new M and it's new easy to use focusing features. This forum used to be a niche crowd, proud to be using niche products....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 11,712
Posted By leicashot
Not sure what kind of person I am, but I like the...

Not sure what kind of person I am, but I like the camera the way it is whereby certain skills and discipline is required. Cameras are being created to literally do everything for the photographer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 11,712
Posted By leicashot
The Leica M has changed for good and I don't like...

The Leica M has changed for good and I don't like it. The new M is now easier to use and focus, making the use of it way more accessible to just about anyone who could afford it.

The lack of market...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-19-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Yes and M9 comparison would be great and I can...

Yes and M9 comparison would be great and I can tell exactly how it would be.

The M9 wouldn't have the same tonal range, and it would be more contrasty. But there would be more flexibility to change...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-19-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
To me I think the opposite. I don't shoot wide...

To me I think the opposite. I don't shoot wide open because I want the background to tell the story of the subject and feel the contrast is closer to the way I saw the scene, more 3D to me.

But at...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-19-2012
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Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Thanks. Compared to the M9 the Monochrom is so...

Thanks. Compared to the M9 the Monochrom is so much smoother in its tonal range that I need to add contrast. Some I put it through a Silver Efex Pro 2 filter to match how I like my black and white.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2012
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,819,865
Posted By leicashot
It doesn't stop me from using my camera of choice...

It doesn't stop me from using my camera of choice where and when I want to. I don't baby my gear. They're tools I put to use no matter what the weather is like. If only you saw what i put my old M9...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 149
Views: 19,722
Posted By leicashot
People need to realise that the Leica is not...

People need to realise that the Leica is not about the latest and greatest specs. It's about everything a Leica has always been. The day the Leica M comes down the RX1 prices, where will this premium...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-17-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Sweet stuff Urban, very cool. Well another rainy...

Sweet stuff Urban, very cool. Well another rainy day but I kept mostly dry, although my frame selector is now stuck on 35mm and won't change.

....and plenty more in my Flickr folder....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-16-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Wow, I don't know where to start, but I love the...

Wow, I don't know where to start, but I love the images being posted here. not for the MM's technical brilliance but the photography level...keep posting guys!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-16-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
No I'm in Bangkok and its sooooo wet. Today got...

No I'm in Bangkok and its sooooo wet. Today got drenched with Michael Bialecki. The Monochrom handled it like a champ!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-15-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Yeah for sure Michael.

Yeah for sure Michael.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 18,842
Posted By leicashot
So who's saying Leica reduced the cost by $1500?...

So who's saying Leica reduced the cost by $1500? Leica offered a gift card for $1000 but it seems this is one particular seller that is clearing stock through Amazon and taking a profit cut of $500...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-13-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 52,931
Posted By leicashot
It makes sense for Zeiss to address the most...

It makes sense for Zeiss to address the most popular lens in rangerfinders that they currently don't have - 35/1.4. it also happens to be Leica's most difficult lens to obtain new.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-13-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
My full writeup on Leica Blog...

My full writeup on Leica Blog http://blog.leica-camera.com/photographers/guest-blog-posts/kristian-dowling-melbourne-spring-fashion-week-with-the-leica-m-monochrom/comment-page-1/#comment-104135
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 39,931
Posted By leicashot
I asked for some sample images and while waiting...

I asked for some sample images and while waiting the pre-orders sold out. I'll never buy a lens without seeing samples or at least an MTF first, especially from an independent manufacturer....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-10-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Cheers guys. I've never been this excited to use...

Cheers guys. I've never been this excited to use a camera since having my Leica M6/MP. Having the ability to shoot at any ISO without worrying about file quality allows me to concentrate on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2012
Replies: 140
Views: 12,789
Posted By leicashot
I work in this field and can tell you everyone...

I work in this field and can tell you everyone needs to get used to it and stop complaining. It ain't going away any time soon. Times have changed and situations like these are inevitable and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-10-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
For those interested, Leica have posted my...

For those interested, Leica have posted my pictures from Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, and story coming to the Leica blog in the coming...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-10-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
For those interested, Leica have posted my...

For those interested, Leica have posted my pictures from Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, and story coming to the Leica blog in the coming...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-10-2012
Replies: 839
Views: 330,223
Posted By leicashot
Some of these Nokton photos on this page look...

Some of these Nokton photos on this page look like 24mm lenses...hmmm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 19,693
Posted By leicashot
I never said there will be an AF M next...

I never said there will be an AF M next month....but wait and see in a few days, you'll see what I mean.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-10-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Ordered from a Melbourne dealer just 2 weeks...

Ordered from a Melbourne dealer just 2 weeks before it arrived. There was even 1 left over that sold one day after mine.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-10-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Considering Australia only received 5 units...

Considering Australia only received 5 units wer're doing well so far.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,383
Posted By leicashot
Looks great but how do I get one in my dirty...

Looks great but how do I get one in my dirty little hands?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-10-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Slumming and M9 in the same sentence? No way...

Slumming and M9 in the same sentence? No way mate. Nice to see the Aussies leading the way with this thread :D
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-09-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Well this thread was bound to happen sooner or...

Well this thread was bound to happen sooner or later...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-09-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Thanks mate, appreciate your feedback. There's...

Thanks mate, appreciate your feedback. There's something coming this week, so more to come.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-09-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Beautiful images and processing Charles. Love the...

Beautiful images and processing Charles. Love the warm hues in these pictures
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-08-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Only 500 cameras made, and not sure if they've...

Only 500 cameras made, and not sure if they've all sold...and how many to actual users?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-08-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Agreed that shot is very nicely composed as well

Agreed that shot is very nicely composed as well
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-08-2012
Replies: 270
Views: 146,221
Posted By leicashot
The Zeiss 35/2 is an average performer wide open,...

The Zeiss 35/2 is an average performer wide open, similar to the pre-ASPH Summicron. But it's distortion control is great and it has very little field curvature. While the Nokton has more field...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-07-2012
Replies: 5,439
Views: 822,271
Posted By leicashot
Leica M Monochrom: best pics

Post your best pics from the M Monochrom here.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-07-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
I think an M10 version may be on the cards in...

I think an M10 version may be on the cards in around 12 months time. Who knows, if the M10 is amazing the B+W output may be even better, but the MP output would have to be at least 24MP to match it.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-07-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Yeah the Monochrom can do literally anything at...

Yeah the Monochrom can do literally anything at ISO 10,000 and a fast lens
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-06-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Fashion week pics coming....

Fashion week pics coming....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-06-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
I have to agree that at low ISO it easily rivals...

I have to agree that at low ISO it easily rivals medium format and at high ISO's it looks very much like 35mm.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-06-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Thanks Sylvester. I wouldn't go on record saying...

Thanks Sylvester. I wouldn't go on record saying the Monochrom is 'better' than film but what film can't do, that I need to do frequently, is change ISO from 320-10,000 with the switch of a dial and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Another pic I literally took minutes ago....ISO...

Another pic I literally took minutes ago....ISO 800, equals the M9 at about ISO...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2012
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,819,865
Posted By leicashot
Ditto for me, top camera in sweet hands! ;)

Ditto for me, top camera in sweet hands! ;)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Hey Dave, I was concerned about the flatness too...

Hey Dave, I was concerned about the flatness too but soon saw how easily it is to bring back contrast where needed.

In terms of high contrast lighting situations, all you need to do is underexpose...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Let me put it this way....the Monochrom is not...

Let me put it this way....the Monochrom is not the be all end all in B&W. Unless you see side by side comparisons or RAW files you wouldn't know so it's understandable. Also, I think there is a lot...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
ah now I see ok, no probs :bang:;)

ah now I see ok, no probs :bang:;)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Hmm,not my experience. To me, the jpeg having...

Hmm,not my experience. To me, the jpeg having more contrast makes more sense, almost like selecting sRGB vs Adobe RGB in colour. Here are two more untouched...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
It's ok. Film lovers are passionate people and...

It's ok. Film lovers are passionate people and don't want to see their passion fade. If cameras like the Monochrom keep gaining more attention, use and sales, film will probably die a faster death....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,557
Posted By leicashot
Only 500 have been made, and they are being sent...

Only 500 have been made, and they are being sent out as desired by Leica. At this stage a second batch hasn't started production, and is yet to be officially confirmed.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Yes the jpeg files come out more contrasty with...

Yes the jpeg files come out more contrasty with less shadow detail, but noise is very well controlled and detail is still there...quite impressive. I now shoot both and just use the jpeg if I can't...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Yeah cheers Tina, please feel free to post some...

Yeah cheers Tina, please feel free to post some pictures here...it's a open thread, not just about my own pictures....lets see some variety!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Excuse me fstops, I can take abuse and negative...

Excuse me fstops, I can take abuse and negative criticism of my pictures but I won't stand for personal insults. Please refrain from any more commenting on this thread unless you're intentions and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
I have more....all very quick and nasty...

I have more....all very quick and nasty processing....sorry

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/7937157992_60f7412e83_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7937157992/)
L9997714-Edit...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-04-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Thanks for your comments Icebar, some good ones...

Thanks for your comments Icebar, some good ones and very sensible! Cheers
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-04-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
It can take only 30 seconds if you know what you...

It can take only 30 seconds if you know what you want and how to achieve it. As there are no color sliders processing is very simple and information is reflected accurately. To be honest, unless you...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-04-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Helen, email me and I'll send through some tasty...

Helen, email me and I'll send through some tasty shots even HH can't ignore ;)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-04-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Cal congrats on your order, you will absolutely...

Cal congrats on your order, you will absolutely love it. Here is a preview of what I'm doing at Fashion Week. I'm also pushing the camera to ISO 10,000 frequently and the files are magnificent....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-04-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Strange that I'm hearing comments about poor...

Strange that I'm hearing comments about poor dynamic range when most of the Tri-X pics I see usually have blown highlights. I suspect people are either trying to talk themselves out of liking this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,507
Posted By leicashot
Guys, a small point, but we should get it...

Guys, a small point, but we should get it right....the camera is the Leica M Monochom. Its not an M9M.

Nice pics
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-03-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Just a few extras from today. I was working and...

Just a few extras from today. I was working and didn't have much opportunity to do my own thing but I picked these up along the way.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8307/7920146058_37017aebf8_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2012
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,819,865
Posted By leicashot
You know it mate....we're hitting the streets...

You know it mate....we're hitting the streets with our M's finally!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
That's going to be the case for many, myself...

That's going to be the case for many, myself included. Enjoy and share some work in this thread too
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
haha, can't do, those files weren't taken with a...

haha, can't do, those files weren't taken with a Rangefinder Camera...against forum policy i believe ;):D:cool:
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
There's no best way to do any of this, and the...

There's no best way to do any of this, and the same goes for darkroom processing....we do what we personally like. When it comes to this line of work i process in a way that best fits how i saw the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Thanks for asking nicely. I'm happy to send to...

Thanks for asking nicely. I'm happy to send to you if you email me your request.

kristian
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Really? Well, if I was being paid to review this...

Really? Well, if I was being paid to review this camera, I'd be shooting for that purpose and would be happy to share the files. As I am a photographer these pictures are my work and therfore I don't...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Just added a little 'clarity' on the slider in...

Just added a little 'clarity' on the slider in LR4. That add's more texture to the picture, but you need to be careful not to over do it.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
I'm sorry I no longer give out my RAWS as people...

I'm sorry I no longer give out my RAWS as people in the past have abused that privilege. Also because I'm a phtoographer and not a reviewer I need to protect my work, to an extent. Hope you...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Have you seen the Monochrom pictures in LFI's...

Have you seen the Monochrom pictures in LFI's issue on the Monochrom and APO-50? Take a look and my processing will look bland :cool:

This is the issue...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Thanks very much for the PP advice, something we...

Thanks very much for the PP advice, something we can all try. Cheers
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-31-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
You're welcome. I think the Monochrom offers...

You're welcome. I think the Monochrom offers something for all b+w photographers. For me, I need to do more work than I'd like, compared to shooting a color sensor. The reason is that the tonal range...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-31-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
No, I haven't. None of these IMHO are worth...

No, I haven't. None of these IMHO are worth printing. Quite honestly I haven't printed any of my work in 8 years. When I have work worth printing I will. I'm hoping I'll achieve that before the end...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-31-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Hi Helen here are the originals without...

Hi Helen here are the originals without processing...very very grey, lots of tonal...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-31-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Well two mistakes photographers often make with...

Well two mistakes photographers often make with aperture choice are:
1. Wide open too often, shooting for bokeh instead of content., and
2. Shooting stopped down too often for sharpness instead of...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-31-2012
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Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
I initially did a bit of both LR4 and Tri-X in...

I initially did a bit of both LR4 and Tri-X in SEP2, but these pics are the re-edited ones with no SEP2.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-31-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Ironically, this these pictures were 'NOT' put...

Ironically, this these pictures were 'NOT' put though SEP2. The original ones were but I over-processed them and re-edited them only in LR4, which are the ones here.

I think LR4 does a great job but...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-31-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Hey Cal, honestly there are so much tonal range...

Hey Cal, honestly there are so much tonal range of grey that even with contrasty lenses it's still not easy to achieve deep blacks. An older lens would almost render the camera 'grey and white'.

It...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-31-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Cheers mate, the M Monochrom certainly improves...

Cheers mate, the M Monochrom certainly improves where the M9 left off.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 19,341
Posted By leicashot
Oh please let this thread end soon so the RFF...

Oh please let this thread end soon so the RFF community can focus on more important things, like talk about gear OR photography, instead of comparing the two on tow totally different websites!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-31-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 10,363
Posted By leicashot
Thats up to you to decide, not a reviewer. For me...

Thats up to you to decide, not a reviewer. For me it was worth it and it's now my only M. For color I'm happy shooting with my D800E, but when I shoot M, I've almost always shot it in B+W in film and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-31-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Cheers David...ironically I had lunch with...

Cheers David...ironically I had lunch with another Kiwi today ;)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-31-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,741
Posted By leicashot
Monochrom: First pics from Melbourne

Had a few hours with my Monochrom in some odd (normal) Melbourne weather today. All processed in Silver Efex Pro 2, selecting the Tri-X film processing option. Please no negative comments here. I am...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,004
Posted By leicashot
Got mine this week, samples to...

Got mine this week, samples to come

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8457/7892261030_859aaebd42_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7892261030/)
Monochrom...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 19,341
Posted By leicashot
Can't believe people are still wasting time on...

Can't believe people are still wasting time on this topic. - Maybe we should call this site dpreview2.

Personally, I think time is better spent going to either of these too great websites, one for...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 10,363
Posted By leicashot
It sure is. It's not the M9M or M9 Monochrom....

It sure is. It's not the M9M or M9 Monochrom. It's the M Monochrom and vastly superior in noise performance and also has a resolution advantage that os very noticeable at high ISO because it retains...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 10,363
Posted By leicashot
The Monochrom is not a B+W M9. In terms of image...

The Monochrom is not a B+W M9. In terms of image quality, it supersedes the M9, color excluded of course.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 10,363
Posted By leicashot
If you can understand what Erwin Puts is saying...

If you can understand what Erwin Puts is saying you deserve a medal....or maybe I'm just a bit dumb
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 19,341
Posted By leicashot
Agree 110%, well spoken

Agree 110%, well spoken
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 19,341
Posted By leicashot
The comparison is about people's desire for...

The comparison is about people's desire for information, both differing immensely. This is not a photography or credibility comparison. If this is what people are trying to do, why not just contact...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 19,341
Posted By leicashot
Huff's site is not about his 'work'. It's about...

Huff's site is not about his 'work'. It's about his gear and if anyone here tries to play the gear thing down, they're kidding themselves. Why are we here posting about this and not out shooting or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 19,341
Posted By leicashot
The only problem is that the new generation of...

The only problem is that the new generation of photographers look to social network as the bible for information and inspiration, as dull as it may seem.

Whether they like it or not, social...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 19,341
Posted By leicashot
I am not defending either one, but at the end of...

I am not defending either one, but at the end of the day this generation want face behind the words and pictures to interact with, and this is why Steve does well. The average person (not Leica...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-26-2012
Replies: 75
Poll: M10 upgrade
Views: 16,604
Posted By leicashot
The focus is also on the toilet, making the...

The focus is also on the toilet, making the picture look even worse
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 19,693
Posted By leicashot
You know it

You know it
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 19,693
Posted By leicashot
Come Photokina 2012 or 2013 you may be surprised....

Come Photokina 2012 or 2013 you may be surprised. This is the way Leica needs to go, financially. Once this generation of 30-80yo has moved on, where will Leica be without AF and more automation?
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