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Old 10-24-2017   #1321
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Old 10-25-2017   #1322
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Thanks for keeping this site alive. Just returned from using my M8 (bought new in 2007) in England. Very happy with results. Also used Nikon FE with film. Good pictures from both.
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Old 10-25-2017   #1323
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There something about the black and white pictures this camera delivers that brings me coming back. Bought a m240 a year ago, but it is not the same.
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This is one of the pictures i never can figure out whether i like it ore not. One moment its great the next its overdone..
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I'm back...

Test shot with a new (to me) black M8 and CV 28mm 3.5 - jpeg straight out of the camera.



It's a bit of a beater but no dead pixels. Came to me with coffee stain that seems to have disappeared....(not that it matters!).

I'll post some better images later.

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Old 01-15-2018   #1326
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M8 and CV 50mm 1.5 VM

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Minimal changes in Lightroom 6



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Old 03-23-2019   #1328
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Old 03-24-2019   #1329
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Leica M8 Summicron 50mm f2 ver 3

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Old 03-24-2019   #1330
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Thanks for photos. Still love my M8,especially for B&W but your color shots show what
This much maligned M can do. It is a good companion to my newer CL which I also
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Got an M8 in a trade and trying some IR photography. Still very new to the whole thing, but at least I got some results...



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Old 04-11-2019   #1333
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Old 04-13-2019   #1334
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With the Nokton 35/1.4 Classic
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Leica M8 - Nokton 50mm F1.5 Aspherical "LTM"

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Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.5 Aspherical "LTM" -
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Got my old 2007 black M8 back from Leica. All three electro boards where replaced. Main board was toasted.
Glad to have it back in my hands. That Kodak CCD sensor is so special. This 12 year old camera still makes me happy. :-)
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Very nice, thank you for sharing.

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Leica M8 - 7artisans 35mm f2

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...glad you did. nice!
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Seriously nice. Well done. And well done M8.
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Superb. Beautifully done and just my kind of photo.
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M8 + ZM C-Biogon 35



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M8 + CV 35/1.4 SC

I feel that I'm the last one on the M8 boat but I'm really enjoying this. And I'm very new to the CV Nokton 35 1.4 and it has been such a blast.

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Peter, I love the colors in your M8 shots. The pastel rendering is wonderful. Do you use an IR filter or are you shooting thread mount lenses? Again, thanks for sharing.
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Peter, I love the colors in your M8 shots. The pastel rendering is wonderful. Do you use an IR filter or are you shooting thread mount lenses? Again, thanks for sharing.
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Peter, I love the colors in your M8 shots. The pastel rendering is wonderful. Do you use an IR filter or are you shooting thread mount lenses? Again, thanks for sharing.
Thank you very much for this. As I recall, the shot of the street musician was made with a thread mount lens - in this case a Leica Summarit 50mm f1.5 in LTM shot at f2 if my memory does not betray me. I recall stopping down a tad from full open because this lens is somewhat soft full open - indeed the musician in this shot is still a little soft though this may be focus error on my part (though the face of the subject does have a lovely "rounded" slightly 3D quality to it). The Summarit is also notable for its lower contrast and pastel rendering -especially at wider apertures. The other image was made with a Version 3 Summicron 50mm which is much more modern and gives a more modern rendering. I am pretty sure it was also shot full open or one stop down. You will see it is also a little sharper. I do not believe I used an IR cut filter in these shots. In fact I think I recall that the knitted jumper worn by the musician was a little purple / magenta in the RAW image and I had to adjust this in Lightroom. Still it gave a nice result. People like the M8 in black and white because of the IR sensitivity. If you can deal successfully with the color cast it produces the effect is not necessarily too bad in color either.

I like the effect you refer to as well. And, if I do not get it with a specific lens, more often than not I will in any event deliberately lower contrast and saturation in post processing. It is just what I prefer and it is what I no doubt did in the case of the attractive young lady with red hair. I have been fairly honest about my proclivity to post process my images because I do not see it as a negative - though I know that some people do. I am after a result, an outcome, a look. I do not hold to a view that it all necessarily must be done in camera though if I can get it there by using a specific lens that is fine. Having said this both of the two photos below have had a touch of PP using Nik Color Efex and Nik Analog Efex. In the latter case, this filter, if used sensitively, can give an image that is a little closer to analogue. (Though not always - it easy to over do and I frankly admit I sometimes do over do it) .

PS there is I think something in the M8's sensor and software that does help with the rendering in these images. Had I shot these on a mirrorless I think they would have rendered differently even using the same lenses. The final result I settled on may have been similar but I would have had to work harder in post to get there.

You may like this image too. It demonstrates I think, how deliberately lowering contrast in post (if not already there from the lens used) can help when photographing in high contrast situations. Also shot with a Version 3 Summicron 50mm f2. In this case I like the way the warm lighting works to complement the oranges in the basin and in the fruit while also creating an intimate pool of light.

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