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p.671 #1 · p.671 #1 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


I'm going to comment on peoples photos and post my own soon, but had to share that my Chrome M should be here in about 2 weeks!

Expect a nice MM vs M240 comparison soon.



Apr 01, 2013 at 05:56 PM
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p.671 #2 · p.671 #2 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


edwardkaraa wrote:
I think we M9 owners will soon become a minority on this forum


It looks like heading that way

Joe, I appreciate your detail/fast feedback about M240. It is really helpful. shutter delay when use EVF could post an issue for me. But improved shutter sounds promising.

And you hit the nail on head about WA and 90AA usage with new Leica.





Apr 01, 2013 at 06:18 PM
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p.671 #3 · p.671 #3 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thanks Gary and everyone else for the comments and "likes".

Andrew, excellent set! #1 and 8 are my favorites.
Ajay, mine is black too, good choice. Have a safe journey and take some pics!
Ryan, congrats on the chrome M! Looking forward to your test but I think the Mono is still the low light and B&W king of digital Ms for now.

Michael and Edward, come on... join the M revolution what are you both waiting for?

I'm heading out on the road again. Probably my last post for the week. These two samples below were taken with mid day sun, and the M240 handled DR quite nicely, both af f/2 Again LR4 having issues predicting correct exposure. Overall skin tones looks pretty accurate out of camera when exposed correctly, but when pushed in LR4, it turns reddish and pinkish and hard to correct. These warm WB look are exactly the samples that you are seeing on the www everywhere. I'm sure there will be updates and improvement from Leica or Adobe soon. Also the shadow details are not as robust as the M9 and for now it seems that we have to expose accurately and not underexpose. When pushing shadows or exposure past ISO3200, you get flakes, banding and red artifacts all over the place, worse than the M9 at ISO2500. What others said might be true, this is a sensor that may need to be ETTR or for shadows, totally opposite to the M9 and Monochrom













Apr 01, 2013 at 06:33 PM
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p.671 #4 · p.671 #4 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
Michael and Edward, come on... join the M revolution what are you both waiting for?



Paycheck and permission from wife



Apr 01, 2013 at 07:26 PM
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p.671 #5 · p.671 #5 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Ajay - thanks for posting those DNG files. I've downloaded them and below are my interpretations.

Andrew - great set. In the words of a friend of Chinese heritage, the skin tones in some of these make the subjects look somewhat 'pumpkin.' Perhaps some selective desaturation?

Joe - looks very nice!

Here's what I've done with Ajay's photos. Nothing fancy and nothing too crazy either. I really was mostly interested in getting my hands on a few files to push excessively, like was done with the preproduction DNGs.






















The first image above was a real torture test. Ajay pushed his example three stops. I went all out in LR4.3 (therefore no M240 profile) with five stops and it turned out better than I thought. Here's the original:







Here's a 100% crop:







The first thing I noticed was that the shadow areas had a pretty strong green cast, so I added some magenta via the shadow tint slider under Camera Calibration. At least with LR4.3, each point of additional tint seemed to make a huge adjustment that I wasn't expecting.
As Joe pointed out, when the M files are pushed excessively, you'll see some crosshatch banding and plenty of hot pixels, as can be seen somewhat in the crop above. For this one, I set luminance NR at 50 and chroma NR also at 50, but as you can see, there is still some chroma blotchiness that actually never went away even at 100. The luminance setting was to taste for this file. I could have pushed it even more, though at the cost of some finer details.

Here's a detail of the flower bouquet in the window:







I don't think that's 100%, but it's near there. Looks OK to me.

Here's a 100% crop of a shadow area pushed three stops in LR:







Looks pretty reasonable to me, and this is with zero luminance NR and with the default LR sharpening setting of 25. What I noticed playing with Ajay's DNGs, as well as a few new ones posted in LUF, was that it doesn't really take as much as I was expecting to really open up shadow areas of M files. As you can see above, three stops is really excessive. My guess is 1-2 stops is probably more the norm, and at least with ISO 200 files, it shouldn't be a problem. The question of course is what happens with higher ISO files, say around 800, if pushed 1-2 stops? Perhaps that will still be within reason since it stays at or under an ISO 3200 equivalent.

The five stop push above is essentially the equivalent to ISO 6400. Since we know M files at that ISO are looking to be quite delicate, but ISO 3200 is not bad, then it would seem +4 push from base ISO is probably doable and usable.

If someone would care to shoot & share some ISO 800-3200 ISO DNG files, it would be greatly appreciated!



Apr 01, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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p.671 #6 · p.671 #6 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
Last one from today with the 90Cron AA. Really enjoy the focus accuracy using the EVF.

http://josephow.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v71/p1509956426-5.jpg


Love this shot.



Apr 02, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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p.671 #7 · p.671 #7 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thanks Michael, Ron.

Ron, nice pp and good observation, you seem to have done more testing than I have shot the M240, even though you don't have a camera I think I need to play around with the calibration sliders in LR4, something I have not tried. Thanks for the tip!



Apr 02, 2013 at 01:28 AM
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p.671 #8 · p.671 #8 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


joe88 wrote:
Michael and Edward, come on... join the M revolution what are you both waiting for?



I certainly plan to get one further down the road, but I am waiting until it is more readily available in stores and all the hype cools down a bit. In Thailand it is crazy expensive right now, and buying online is not an option as I want full local warranty.



Apr 02, 2013 at 04:47 AM
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p.671 #9 · p.671 #9 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Weather here over the Easter weekend was pretty nice. Went for a bit of a drive on Good Friday over to Lake Huron to hit the beaches. Still lots of ice in Grand Bend, but none in Goderich. Should be nice in about three months.

Taking in the sunset in Goderich

M9 & 21 SEM:












50 Lux ASPH (first is wide open, second is around 2.8-4):












21 SEM:








Apr 02, 2013 at 09:05 AM
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p.671 #10 · p.671 #10 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread



Our Dobermans!!



Canuto Shower por Bruno Gracia, en Flickr



Canuto Shower take two por Bruno Gracia, en Flickr



Canuto and Tina por Bruno Gracia, en Flickr



Apr 02, 2013 at 03:14 PM
 

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p.671 #11 · p.671 #11 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread



L1004346 by edward karaa, on Flickr



Apr 02, 2013 at 04:09 PM
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p.671 #12 · p.671 #12 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Very nice Bruno & Edward!

Just read about Leica price increases as of May 1, at least in the US. Here's what's of interest to at us:

Leica Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4 ASPH - $7,250 (previously $6,995)
Leica Summilux-M 24mm f/1.4 ASPH - $7,250 (previously $6,995)
Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH - $7,350 (previously $7,195)
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH (with Floating Element) - $5,150 (previously $4,995)
Leica Summarit-M 35mm f/2.5 - $1,950 (previously $1,895)
Leica Summarit-M 50mm f/2.5 - $1,650 (previously $1,495)
Leica Summarit-M 75mm f/2.5 - $1,950 (previously $1,895)
Leica Summarit-M 90mm f/2.5 - $1,950 (previously $1,895)
Leica APO-Telyt-M 135mm f/3.4 ASPH - $3,650 (previously $3,495)

I find it peculiar they've targeted the Summarit lenses, where one would think a relatively inexpensive line would act as an attractive entry point into the system...

Anyway, a few more photos...

90 Summarit:







21 SEM:







28 Cron:













Apr 02, 2013 at 04:45 PM
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p.671 #13 · p.671 #13 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thank you Ron! Amazing colors and clarity in the last 2 sets!


M9 Planar 50 ZM by edward karaa, on Flickr



Apr 02, 2013 at 05:46 PM
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p.671 #14 · p.671 #14 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Livingstone Lighthouse (exterior sheathing is marble) - Belle Isle, Detroit


20130329-015-2-Web by Mike Tuomey, on Flickr

M Monochrom - 28 Cron ASPH - orange filter



Apr 02, 2013 at 08:04 PM
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p.671 #15 · p.671 #15 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Ron, i really enjoy your two sunset set. All of first set and first one in 2nd set.

Edwards, excellent image. nice color. I prefer this one to the last one with the same scene you posted. I was thinking suggest you crop out the bottom part in previous temple image and give more space on top and leave that way




Apr 02, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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p.671 #16 · p.671 #16 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


with 3-stop ND filter


L1010304_v1 by dalegaspi, on Flickr

with SF24D flash


<untitled> 21_v1 by dalegaspi, on Flickr

with a goofy face


L1010203_v1 by dalegaspi, on Flickr



Apr 03, 2013 at 02:27 AM
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p.671 #17 · p.671 #17 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


I need to stop looking at this thread. There are some wonderful images in it.


Apr 03, 2013 at 04:22 AM
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p.671 #18 · p.671 #18 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Mike, very dramatic shot. You should post here more often
Zhangyue, thanks for the suggestion. In fact the 2nd shot is with the 50 planar.
Dale, the last shot is fantastic!
Canongolfguy, resistance is futile



Apr 03, 2013 at 04:42 AM
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p.671 #19 · p.671 #19 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Edward,

now that flickr offers larger sizes for non pro accounts (up to 2048), I hope that you might consider upping your upload sizes; I'd like to look at your pictures in a larger size.

especially your lens tests, lol. sorry, Im just sick like that. fwiw your comments on and images with the biogon 35mm were instrumental in my purchase of that lens.



Apr 03, 2013 at 05:12 AM
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p.671 #20 · p.671 #20 · Leica M/X/T Picture Thread


Thank you very much for the info, redisburning. I wasn't aware of the new upload sizes. Glad to know I helped you get rid of some of your cash


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