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Thank you Joakim and Edward
Joakim, love the last shot!
Mitch, nice low light series
Peter, awesome shots, and just love the PP'ing. Great work with the 90 Cron. Agree that C1 Pro is still best for PP'ing the DNG files. More so, I am envious of the fantastic country you are hiking within!!
Mitch Alland wrote:
Charles, what are you using for processing the M240 files? Some people on LUF have been writing about making dual-illuminant camera profiles created with a Gretag-Macbeth Color Checker 24-patch chart and Adobe DNG Profile Editor 1.04, and one of the states that it took three or four attempts to get the chart shots right.
I had originally tried the Camera Color Checker 24 patch for the M9 when it first came out, as did many others here. I had profiles in 4 different types of lighting, and instead I used C1 Pro as the preferred RAW engine processor. The colors were better, and there were inconsistencies using the Color Checker profiles. Of course this was resolved as Leica and Adobe evolved in a very workable package with firmware and software upgrades.
I am aware there is a new beta firmware being presently tested for the new M240, and it will address a lot of the WB issues, as well as a number of others.
Edward, very nice shots with the ZM 50 Plannar.
Thanks, and the colors are different that usual. The colors of the mid afternoon beach scene is looking South, so it tends to blue/cyan at that time. Personally I prefer warmer tones, but I left them as is just for this series. The colors are very rich in tones and graduation, straight from the M240. It is definitely a marked improvement over the M9, but of course color profiles will have evolve again with firmware update..soon, and Lr/PS algorithms.
Adam, I have not tried the 28 Cron yet on the M240, as I usually go for the 50mm FL first. If I opt for a WA, I usually just pick up the 24 Lux now, rather messing with too many lenses. The 28 Cron I love using it with a red filter with the Monochrome, as it is light, no external VF needed and it renders great in B&W. I have to try it out more, but I have found in the past the 28 Cron works better in low light or flatter lighting with the M9. I have always loved the rendering of the 28's for B&W, both the Elmarit and Cron.
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