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hasselbladfan

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #80 on: January 11, 2013, 06:55:55 AM »

Allen,

I like the contrast of your images, contrary to some others that were posted.

Any secret? Do you use filters?
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Allen Bourgeois

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #81 on: January 13, 2013, 02:53:50 PM »

Thanks, being an old film guy I process the files in CS4 much the way I would work in the darkroom and until a bit more than a week ago I didn't have filters that fit the 35 lux so I just process first in adobe raw and convert to tiffs then in CS4 adjust to taste. I try to match what I think a good B&W print should look like. #4 is the only one with a filter and its a B&W 46 090 red. I have a deep yellow and a B&W orange still on order.
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Allen Bourgeois

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #82 on: January 16, 2013, 09:10:49 AM »



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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #83 on: January 17, 2013, 10:22:21 PM »



With orange filter
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hasselbladfan

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #84 on: January 18, 2013, 05:17:02 PM »

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Allen Bourgeois

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #85 on: January 20, 2013, 11:03:56 PM »

A few from yesterday and today.















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hasselbladfan

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #86 on: January 23, 2013, 04:31:10 AM »

Tried to get a Monochrom from Samy's camera in LA, but there seem to be still 10 in front of me !!

And in a Leica shop you can walk out with one.

Very strange supply policy by Leica. Own stores first.

We will see what that does with dealer loyalty in a couple of years. :)
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Allen Bourgeois

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : supply issues ? or own stores first?
« Reply #87 on: January 23, 2013, 08:55:00 AM »

Murphys in Louisville and Lexington Ky had some... Talk to Kevin Murphy.
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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : supply issues ? or own stores first?
« Reply #88 on: January 23, 2013, 09:22:19 AM »

Thanks for the suggestion.

I still have a store credit with Samys of selling my old M6/M7. Would prefer to use it. :)

Hard to understand how one store can have stock and the other still 10 on the waiting list.
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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #89 on: February 04, 2013, 05:47:00 PM »

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #90 on: February 05, 2013, 09:28:11 AM »

I don't dare ask!

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #91 on: February 05, 2013, 07:08:27 PM »

Rob if you're wondering what it is its two kids swings and snow.

Another frozen image.


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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #92 on: February 05, 2013, 09:03:08 PM »

The images look nice, don't get me wrong, but at least on the web I still don't see the advantage of the MM over, say, an M8/9, 5d2 or D800 carefully converted using SilverFX. I'm not trolling or anything, but I don't see it.
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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #93 on: February 06, 2013, 12:26:07 AM »

I shot this at a corporate event for a client last week. 6400 ISO. I can't get this files this clean from an M9 at 1600 ISO.

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #94 on: February 06, 2013, 02:23:47 AM »

The images look nice, don't get me wrong, but at least on the web I still don't see the advantage of the MM over, say, an M8/9, 5d2 or D800 carefully converted using SilverFX. I'm not trolling or anything, but I don't see it.

Or Fujifilm X-Pro1/X-E1 ...
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Allen Bourgeois

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #95 on: February 06, 2013, 06:32:40 AM »

Its not FF and I personally don't like it as much as the M9 or the MM.
I shot some with a good friends Fuji. He also prefers his M9 over the Fuji.
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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #96 on: February 06, 2013, 08:50:27 AM »

Its not FF and I personally don't like it as much as the M9 or the MM.
I shot some with a good friends Fuji. He also prefers his M9 over the Fuji.


I do not think FF or APS-C matters, only the end result.

If bigger was always better, we would be shooting with 6x8 cm sensors at least. After all FF is a miniature format... With good glass best APS-C beats mediocre FF, but not best FF. Best FF beats mediocre midsize cameras, but not the best (one). Etc. Except that there is no bigger digitals available to the general public.
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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #97 on: February 06, 2013, 11:40:50 AM »

I specifically bought my 35 lux to get a 35mm on FF FoV. It means something to me to have that glass with that FoV. That F/L matches well with the way I see.

The DR is better on the MM also.
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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #98 on: February 06, 2013, 03:15:48 PM »

I specifically bought my 35 lux to get a 35mm on FF FoV. It means something to me to have that glass with that FoV. That F/L matches well with the way I see.

The DR is better on the MM also.

I get it on the lenses and the ISO.  I also get it on the handling.  The Fuji X100 is, by most measures of IQ, better than the M8.  But I couldn't get what I wanted out of it due to problems with the handling.  I might try one out at the DC Leica shop next time I'm there and make some prints. 
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Allen Bourgeois

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Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
« Reply #99 on: February 09, 2013, 04:37:39 PM »

MM & 35 lux wide open


2.8 IIRC


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