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Article: Photographing Monochrome with Leica M (Typ 240)
Old 05-07-2014   #1
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Arrow Article: Photographing Monochrome with Leica M (Typ 240)

A article about black and white photography with the Leica M (Typ 240) Rangefinder camera in France.


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Old 05-08-2014   #2
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Nice work. Always good to see people try something else.
Thanks for sharing.
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Very interesting. Thanks for your observations and I will be trying this exact technique myself very soon.
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Really interesting. I did this (by mistake, actually) with a red filter on the M8, with far worse luck--the red channel was completely blown out. Might try it again, seeing your results…

By the way, I've been flipping through your blog occasionally for the past few months. I love your work!
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Enjoyed the pictures, to my eyes B&W and the French countryside are a fine pairing.

I wouldn't say the pictures resemble Tri-X, as *Ansel* said. I don't mean this as a criticism. Ilford XP2 was my first thought, shot at box speed.
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Quite a few cameras have internal color filter (simulation) in the monochrome mode. I wonder how these stack up against actual glass filters.
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Hey Guys!!

Thanks for the replies, maybe I used the wrong words, but what I wanted to say with the 'almost akin tri-x' is that I felt that the colour filter behaved the same as on TRI-X... maybe not the best way to word it out. haha

The lens review of the 50's will come soon, I'll be comparing the 50mm elmar-m 50mm summicron-m 50mm summilux-m and Carl Zeis 50mm Sonnar. I'll see if I can get hands on a Noctilux and some older Summiluxes.

But I'm pretty busy, and time flies so I have to find time to do the review/writeup and do the actual testing with the lenses.
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Quite a few cameras have internal color filter (simulation) in the monochrome mode. I wonder how these stack up against actual glass filters.
This will be my next test, once I have all the colour filters in glass REAL touchable in my hands, I will compare the real filters with the in camera filters. of the M (Typ 240)
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Looks like regular digital monochome to my eyes, with lotsa grey, and not that much character.
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I'm not so sure this accomplishes anything you couldn't do by shooting without a yellow filter, and then partially desaturating the blue channel in post. The more you desaturate the blue, the stronger "yellow filter effect" I think you would get. I suppose you could even increase the yellow saturation as well. Raising saturation for green along with yellow ought to mimic the effect of the popular yellow-green filter.

It seems to make sense. Does this make sense to anyone else?
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