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Very nice Gary! Bear shot was cool, too. In that last image, you could try downloading the image again with a different card reader or computer to see if it makes a difference. I've rarely had similar happen (with digital cameras in general and not specifically Leica) and when it has, sometimes it was a problem with the card reader. Otherwise, it could be a problem with the card causing file corruption, or the file could simply be corrupt on the card, or was corrupted once on the computer. Something flaky going on with a hard drive could be another problem... had that happen once when retrieving some images a couple years old and a handful from a sequence were corrupt when pulled from one drive, but OK when pulled from another backup. This is one of my fears about migrating files from one drive to the next, to the next, etc.. Bit rot sneaking in, etc...
Very nice scenery you have over there... Us ON folks are stuck with 'worn out' mountains. Spent a few days at Killarney Provincial Park, where apparently the La Cloche mountains once were as grand as the Rockies. I've read a couple differing age estimates of either 2 or 3.5 billion years old. I think that beats what Charlie recently posted.
Here's the closest we got to a bear: (M & 50 Lux ASPH)
We did the park's signature day trip/hike to The Crack... (28 Cron, 2x 21 SEM)
(she's near the top in the above image - always many steps ahead of me)
The view from the top (21 SEM, 90 Summarit):
Dinnertime in the campground... (21 Lux)
Catching the last rays of the day... (28 Cron)
Phil - nice job with the 50 Nocti...
Allen - last set was very cool, loved the last image.
Joakim - the third one really caught my eye
Cal - enjoyed the Toronto tour.
Robert (AMS) - like the look of where you work. I was thinking I've liked the look of images Michael used to post with the 35 Cron v1... If it's for the MM and you're not looking for highly technical results, the Canon 35/2 LTM might be an interesting option. It has somewhat lively bokeh wide open with some SA glow/fringing too. Stopped down to 5.6 and more and it's very competitive with modern glass. Only difference I notice at that point is a bit lower contrast and colour saturation, though the latter wouldn't be relevant to use on the MM.
Adam, interesting to read your thoughts about the M240 and weddings. Just did another wedding on Saturday and decided to also bring along the M9 so as not to have to change lenses as often. I didn't enjoy it... For me at least, there is such a massive operational difference between the two. The M240 felt sharp and immediate... the M9 felt soggy. I also think the M240 higher ISO files look good. I don't mind the luminance noise and agree it's competitive with the 1DX. So far I haven't really pushed the M240 much beyond ISO 1600, but have used the 1DX up to 12800 and a few times even higher. Between 3200 and 6400 I feel the 1DX's dynamic range takes a hit and you lose shadow tonality. Going beyond 6400 and colour suffers. Meanwhile with the M240... had another black frame during a sequence (haven't looked at the entire shoot yet to see if there were more), plus there's definitely IR contamination. The guys wore medium grey outfits and the groom's outfit was a slightly different shade of grey (slightly cooler)... in the images it's got a bit of a purple shift, especially in the lapels. We'll see if this is a problem to fix in post... The girls wore a muted magenta, which might be affected by hue and saturation tweaks to fix the problem with the suits...