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Equipment & Techniques => Cameras, Lenses and Shooting gear => Topic started by: hasselbladfan on November 15, 2012, 04:49:00 AM

Title: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: hasselbladfan on November 15, 2012, 04:49:00 AM
Does anyone have the Leica MM already? The camera started shipping 2 months ago, so I would love to hear about your first impressions.

Is this sensor really that much sharper than a M9 in B&W?

Title: Re: Does anyone have the Leica M Monochrom already? First impressions?
Post by: mcbroomf on November 15, 2012, 09:34:45 AM
I can't comment, but there are a lot of images and some discussion on getdpi
http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/leica-m-x-r/40145-fun-leica-m-monochrom-8.html
Title: Re: Does anyone have the Leica M Monochrom already? First impressions?
Post by: hasselbladfan on November 15, 2012, 10:38:15 AM
Indeed some nice work, but hard to judge in that format.

Anybody on Luminous who printed some A2s with M9 and MM?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on November 16, 2012, 06:47:00 AM
Nobody out there yet ?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: JohnBrew on November 16, 2012, 07:15:14 AM
Why don't you go to the Leica User Forum? There are enough examples to choke the proverbial horse.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on November 16, 2012, 07:49:55 AM
I believe Luminous members are more objective than Leica forum members. :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on November 17, 2012, 12:45:22 PM
I gave up !!

It seems : or nobody seem to have the camara or nobody want to talk about it :).
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: JeanMichel on November 17, 2012, 08:00:07 PM
I gave up !!

It seems : or nobody seem to have the camara or nobody want to talk about it :).
Hi,
Well, I'll reply but must tell you that i cannot do a comparison as I have an M9 but not a Monocrom. It does appear that the Monocrom - from what i can read  - produces excellent files. But what is never considered is what lens was used to make the images. In my case, I make black and white and colour images with the M9 and with early versions of Summicron  lenses. I now print to 20 by 30 inches, that corresponds to an A1 size  and the prints are amazing. I imagine that given the availability of the Monocrom there would be relatively few people who work with both cameras.
Jean-Michel
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on November 18, 2012, 06:55:46 AM
Agree. I don't think many people have both.

I was just hoping some M9 users, doing mostly B&W, would upgrade to theMM for better files.

I guess I will have to try it myself.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: michael on November 18, 2012, 09:41:31 AM
The key advantages and disadvantages were spelled out in my review. http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/leica_m9_monochrom.shtml

For me, the ability to alter tonal value relationships in post processing is one of the great advantages of the post-chemical darkroom world, and the Monochrom gives that up in exchange for better high ISO and higher resolution.

Michael
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Hulyss on November 18, 2012, 09:43:22 AM
I believe Luminous members are more objective than Leica forum members. :)

Hello hasselbladfan,

I endorse 100% your post ;)

For the MM, I can't say lot of things about it. I used it in a show, it is like the M9P all black and without any marks on it, nothing. For the files ... probably good but somehow limited in contrasts edition only. For color luminance variation you are obliged to use color filters front the camera then.

For me, you should be VERY passionate and purist to go in a leica MM system ... Doing B&W files from colour file is sooooo much greater, easy and user-friendly ... at least the M9 or the M are, for me, far better beasts because you have the choice for this kind of price.

B&W out of a MM are marginally different that all other ff camera. Just hype from an expensive brand IMO, not a real utility in the photographic landscape.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Richard Morwood on November 18, 2012, 01:20:53 PM
H Hasselbladfan
I had a play with an MM a few weeks ago in Leica's Mayfair shop, or rather their upstairs gallery area which, ironically, is pretty much all black and white fixtures and fittings - not sure if that is the best place to test a B&W camera?
The MM looks and handles just like an M9 and the files straight out of camera were as I had been led to believe... flat and uninspiring.
Now I'm not a Leica fanboy and very far from any photographic expert, B&W or otherwise, but once opened in Lr4 I find the files extremely easy to make pop. I find subtle adjustments yield amazing results. Much more so than I have experienced with my M9 and Lr4 &/or Silver Efex Pro. I have printed a sample to 20"x30" and the detail is truly amazing. But then the M9 never ceases to amaze me with the detail it provides. ( I had a 35 Lux FLE attached, provided by Leica for me to try, so perhaps that is some of what I'm seeing too).
I am hopefully taking one out onto the streets in a week or so to experience it in the real world rather than a B&W room. We'll see how that goes but I am impressed with what I have seen so far.
Richard
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on November 18, 2012, 04:16:45 PM
Thanks, Michael. Great review as always. It answers my question on the resolution.

This means that, at the end, we won't see much difference in A2 prints of the new M and the MM, what it is all about. Technically, it is a great concept (to get rid of Bayer for B&W), but technology seem to have catched up already.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on November 18, 2012, 04:19:03 PM
For the files ... probably good but somehow limited in contrasts edition only.

I heard that once before.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on November 18, 2012, 04:20:50 PM
Richard,
The Mayfair store offered me the same. So I will probably do it the next time I am in London.
Keep me posted if you try it before.
Georges
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: kers on November 18, 2012, 04:43:42 PM
http://diglloyd.com/index.html

Has got into it and compared it to BW out of the Merril dp1 and the d800e in his payed Leica website
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: JeanMichel on November 18, 2012, 06:35:30 PM
Hi,
For an additional impression by a long term Leica user, Jean Bardaji, see his notes in his newsletter: https://rangefinder.camtecphoto.com/newsletter/2012/novembre/index.html

LFI (May/June 2012) has also published images by Jacob Aue Sobol made with a Monochrom and the new 50 Apo-Summicron that are anything but low contrast.

I do find that the ability of using LR's almost infinite variety of filters to convert the colour DNG's into black and white images is vastly superior to just using a yellow,green, red.. filter on the lens. So my second body is likely to be another M9 or the new M with a cmos sensor.

By the way, my one year old M9 developed some spots on the sensor, so off it went to Leica in New-Jersey and it came back in a few days, in spite of hurricane Nancy, with a new sensor, CLA and new body covering. Quite impressive service!

Jean-Michel
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: BrianVS on November 19, 2012, 07:40:55 PM
I have one on order, will compare with the Leica M9. If it lasts as long as my old monochrome digital, I will be happy.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 20, 2012, 08:53:02 PM
Hi guys new here. My name is Allen and I have an M Monochrome and a 35 1.4 summilux asph and I love the camera and I love the camera and the glass. I have 5DIIs also and the mono has better high ISO performance than my 5DII. 3200 is amazing. At 10,000 ISO it kinda resembles the grain in tri-x developed in Rodinal more so than noise. I've been out on the streets with it and I love it. I had a good buddies M9 for a couple weeks when i went down to the Keys (my 35 lux came in before the mono) and it handles low light much better than the M9.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 22, 2012, 09:19:52 AM
Heres a shot of the monochrom
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Cameras/IMG_4423.jpg)

Next to a 5DII
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Cameras/IMG_5389.jpg)

test shot at calumet 3200 ISO just levels no noise reduction
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1000011.jpg)

6400 IIRC
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1000104.jpg)

and a few from the street
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1000305.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1000716.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/IMG_0095.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1000216.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1000765.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: FredBGG on November 24, 2012, 06:11:43 AM
Hi,

I do find that the ability of using LR's almost infinite variety of filters to convert the colour DNG's into black and white images is vastly superior to just using a yellow,green, red.. filter on the lens.

Jean-Michel

Exactly my thoughts. If I'm going to shoot for B+W with digital I want the flexibility to do bw conversion in post some times even making
multiple bw convertions to different layers and blending.

Also if I'm doing straight B+W I would choose 6x8cm mf or larger film. However nice the 35mm Leica lenses are they are no match for the tilt shift
lenses of the Fuji GX680 and a fine roll of film.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6978333439_7792624cfa_b.jpg)
Aggressively developed plus x for a nice grain effect

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5180/5458121808_279291c8e8_b.jpg)
Fine grain processing

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5299/5417854016_f1a10a64ae_b.jpg)
Rich skin tones with fine detail and great highlights

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5297/5417246191_cf601ffe23_b.jpg)
Crop from the photo above showing fine detail and nice grain structure.

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 24, 2012, 08:55:57 AM
I prefer medium or large format film but this M Mono is the first 135 format digital camera that comes close and its because the images don't start out color. No bayer filter.
Heres the LL review.
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/leica_m9_monochrom.shtml

http://www.reddotforum.com/content.php/226-Leica-M-Monochrom-Review

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 24, 2012, 10:16:12 AM
1600 ISO
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1000305.jpg)

100% crop
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1000305100.jpg)

3200 ISO
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1001338.jpg)

100%
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1001338100.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on November 24, 2012, 10:50:57 AM
Also if I'm doing straight B+W I would choose 6x8cm mf or larger film. However nice the 35mm Leica lenses are they are no match for the tilt shift lenses of the Fuji GX680 and a fine roll of film.

Agree, Fred, but the writing is on the wall.

How long will the Tri-X still be available in 120?

I probably sold my darkroom a bit too fast (while it was still worth something), so I closed (regretably) that chapter already.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on November 24, 2012, 10:54:45 AM
100%
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1001338100.jpg)

Amazing how the MM delivers these fine grey hairs so well at 3200.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: TMARK on November 24, 2012, 11:10:19 AM
Agree, Fred, but the writing is on the wall.

How long will the Tri-X still be available in 120?

I probably sold my darkroom a bit too fast (while it was still worth something), so I closed (regretably) that chapter already.

I'm OK with Ilford Delta 100, Fp4, etc., even if Kodak films like TMAX are no longer around. 
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on November 24, 2012, 11:28:02 AM
I really hope they stay forever.

But I have no clue how many films a producer need to sell to make a small profit and to sustain operations.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 24, 2012, 01:19:08 PM
Sad indeed. I no longer have my 500 C/Ms wish now that I would have held on to at least one of them a 120 & 220 back and my 180 CF and 50 FLE CF lenses. I also no longer have my darkroom. I have a great old Solar 5X7 enlarger with a zone VI cold light head.

The Monchrom is truly the first digital B&W that has impressed me. I have been converting from both M9 and 5DII and I like the results ok but have never really impressed and the MM impresses me. Thats why I bought it.

Heres some of my old blad work
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/RetiredNurse.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/5085-0001.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/JackieTaos-1.jpg)

A few conversions from my 5Ds
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/IMG_30463BW.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/IMG_0058-2BW.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/IMG_6101.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/233Domingo09.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/IMG_9403-1.jpg)

I gotta tell ya the mono is the first digital B&W stuff that has impressed me  ;D
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 24, 2012, 01:23:45 PM
Oh some conversions from the M9

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202012/L3338285BW.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202012/L3337838BW.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202012/L3336983BW.jpg)

And these are good but the high ISO performance and sharpness of the MM make it for me a no brainer for me with the way I'm seeing lately.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 25, 2012, 05:20:30 PM
A few from today
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L10017402.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1001773.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1001761.jpg)

Anybody else?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 27, 2012, 10:56:21 AM
The KING of the street
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Cameras/IMG_4452.jpg)

Size diff.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Cameras/IMG_5553.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 27, 2012, 08:58:49 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1002058.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Brian Hirschfeld on November 28, 2012, 12:09:35 PM
I've had the MM for a very long time (got the second one in England apparently but that is hearsay) and its absolutely amazing, Haven't gotten enough of them up but here are a few....It has amazing capabilities and control, special menu for RAW processing in ACR that recognizes it as Monochrome and gives that amazing control.   

Some Initial Tests:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianhirschfeldphotography/sets/72157631374577510/

And some "better" pictures...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianhirschfeldphotography/8079896775/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianhirschfeldphotography/8079890792/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianhirschfeldphotography/8079897583/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianhirschfeldphotography/8002094905/in/photostream
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 28, 2012, 10:17:17 PM
Nice Brian...
I am very lucky to have landed my mono.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1002240.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Brian Hirschfeld on November 28, 2012, 11:43:57 PM
I think your using it better then me already.  :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: BarbaraArmstrong on November 29, 2012, 01:33:55 AM
Allen, I liked your upward shot very much.  Made me realize I don't look up often enough.  I am quite enjoying seeing the results achieved by those of you who have gotten your hands on a Monochrom. --Barbara
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 29, 2012, 08:54:27 AM
Thanks Barbara,

I have been blown away by the range and high ISO of this camera. The 35 lux is probably the sharpest 35mm lens i have ever shot with and it has decent bokeh unlike most 35mm lenses. I was kinda testing it here. If you can get your hands on one and you see in B&W I'd recommend getting your hands on one.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Cameras/L1002273.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Cameras/L1002276.jpg)



Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 01, 2012, 04:52:11 PM
A couple from early this morning
Anybody else out there?
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1002716.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1002824.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1002769.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1002738.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1002724.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1002748.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on December 02, 2012, 03:49:42 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1002748.jpg)

Dogs can be so smart :). Thanks for sharing.

I am convinced it is a great camera. I wish Leica would share some B&W comparisons between the M and the MM by now. Hard to guess who will come on top for B&W work.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 02, 2012, 07:01:29 AM
That would be interesting. I would imagine with the CMOS sensor it will have the bayer filters so the MM will be sharper but maybe theres a reason Leica hasn't shared much yet. THey don't want to kill the sales of the MM ? Just a thought. I'm glad I pulled the trigger on one. It has exceeded expectations. I plan to move away from my DSLR for my professional work to Leica M in the next few years so I'm anxiously waiting to see the new M. I have already shot some stuff annual report stuff with the MM but I can't get away with all clients in all situations shooting B&W though I really wish I could..
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on December 02, 2012, 05:50:47 PM
I guess the MM will still be better, which could explain the price difference.

It would be hard to justify to pay 1000 bucks more if you can get better B&W results with the new M in 3 months from now.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 05, 2012, 10:47:39 AM
I think the new M is going to be a killer color camera with very good low light capabilities. I really like a camera that is only B&W for my personal work. I have shot one commercial assignment with it and I can see a couple of annual reports coming this next year where i will be able to use it. I am anxous to see what hte new M-E will look like once Leica gets the new CMOS technology cranking in the new M. I'm guessing we will probably see one in the next couple years.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 06, 2012, 02:22:14 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L10034172.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: IWC Doppel on December 08, 2012, 02:04:08 PM
I have a sneaking feeling the MM with the CCD sensor with a non Bayer filter will be a classic. I am just hoping that this happens sometime after the M comes out, I have no intention of trading my M9-P for a new M but adding a MM is very appealing as at least 90% of my shots are B&W.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on December 08, 2012, 03:56:05 PM
I have the same feeling, however, in the digital world, it is very hard to become a classic ! Mostly, you are just old technology, just like my first Sinclair computer I bought in 1980.

 
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 09, 2012, 08:15:54 PM
The sad part is everything is made now with a usable shelf life. I mean the gadget train is a must now because the companies stop supporting things after so long. For me 18MPs is plenty big.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on December 10, 2012, 11:20:21 AM
True.

I heard recently in a Leica store that if you have a problem with your M8 sensor / electronics, it cannot be fixed anymore.

They will give you an upgrade proposal, because they can't get it fixed anymore.

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: AFairley on December 10, 2012, 12:17:45 PM
I have the same feeling, however, in the digital world, it is very hard to become a classic ! Mostly, you are just old technology, just like my first Sinclair computer I bought in 1980.

I beg to differ, the Sinclair is indeed a classic.   :)  The difference in the digital age is that the classics are no longer really functional as tools.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 10, 2012, 06:20:45 PM
That stinks..... :(

I guess when the technology moves on so does the ability to make the older stuff. Sad because I had my 500 C/Ms for a couple decades. No reason to upgrade.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 10, 2012, 06:24:48 PM
Couple new images from earlier
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1003449.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1003448-1.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on December 12, 2012, 03:28:48 AM
From all what I have seen , it seems to be a great camera for portraits and for urban shooting.

Not sure, it is superior in landscape.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 12, 2012, 10:22:31 PM
Donno but the sharpness, low noise and DM should make it better than most digital 135 format options.

Somebody posted some thing here that look pretty impressive.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127029
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 16, 2012, 04:14:21 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1001458_zpsbd1faade.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 22, 2012, 09:46:16 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1003660_zps02ea8578.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L10029052.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1002890.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on December 23, 2012, 05:13:23 AM
I am convinced, Allen.

I am gonna ask Santa Klaus.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Rob C on December 23, 2012, 11:39:29 AM
I am convinced, Allen.

I am gonna ask Santa Klaus.



Save your breath; I asked last time and he did nothing! I gues it's all coming down to self-help or nada. And this what he calls the season of yo ho ho! More like ha, friggin' ha!

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 24, 2012, 09:25:58 PM
3 Clauses
Merry Christmas
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004023_zps7e2a8543.jpg)

Try Murphys in Louisville & Lexington Ky ask for Kevin Murphy. They did have a few MMs.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 24, 2012, 09:28:38 PM
OPPPS sorry not 3 Clauses on the last one. I wanted one of those in the previous post but it wasn't under the tree or anywhere for me for that matter(lol)

Now three Clauses
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1003926_zpsfa632dcf.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: BrianVS on December 28, 2012, 11:03:41 AM
My first week with the M Monochrom.

1st day, with a 1950 Jupiter-3 5cm f1.5, Wratten 25 filter. +1 Exposure Compensation.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8360/8298290599_e9ca89cb03_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8298290599/)
L1000053 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8298290599/) by putahexanonyou (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8223/8299343184_cca7532fd6_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8299343184/)
L1000021 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8299343184/) by putahexanonyou (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

At F1.5,
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8217/8298291245_01456329a9_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8298291245/)
L1000028 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8298291245/) by putahexanonyou (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: BrianVS on December 28, 2012, 11:08:09 AM
2nd Day, High-ISO, Marine Corp Museum, Quantico

Modern 50/1.5 Nokton, UV filter only. At F1.5.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8082/8306926833_eba5d60865_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8306926833/)
Marine Museum, Quantico Virginia (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8306926833/) by putahexanonyou (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8353/8307975464_0bde76046b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8307975464/)
Marine Museum, Quantico Virginia (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8307975464/) by putahexanonyou (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: BrianVS on December 28, 2012, 11:12:46 AM
1936 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5, uncoated optics. Converted to Leica mount using a Jupiter-3 focus mount.
Orange Filter, all at F1.5.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8213/8316058096_45985c17ce_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8316058096/)
Udvar Hazy, Dec 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8316058096/) by putahexanonyou (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8492/8316057904_149fddf7cd_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8316057904/)
Udvar Hazy, Dec 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9[email protected]/8316057904/) by putahexanonyou (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Focus Test...
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8213/8316058480_1646202822_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8316058480/)
Udvar Hazy, Dec 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8316058480/) by putahexanonyou (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Rob C on December 28, 2012, 01:30:26 PM
Putahexanonyou?

Don't try that in Spain in polite company!

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: BrianVS on December 28, 2012, 09:06:07 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8074/8286132860_98d154d218_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8286132860/)
Hexanon 50/1.7, RF Coupled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8286132860/) by putahexanonyou (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

RF coupled AR-Hexanon 50/1.7.

I'll Put a Hexanon on the M Monochrom.

And a Canon 50/1.4. Not the usual one that you think of in Leica Mount.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8285061583_35753628c7_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8285061583/)
Canon 50/1.4, now RF Coupled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8285061583/) by putahexanonyou (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 29, 2012, 12:41:25 AM
cool Brian.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: BrianVS on December 29, 2012, 06:55:49 PM
The Canon FL mount 50/1.4, RF coupled. Maintains coupling to ~0.65m

Wide-open, with a FL-B color correction filter to increase contrast for green. At the Marine Museum, Quantico, VA.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8212/8322820529_7a2c7400d8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8322820529/)
M Monochrom with Canon 50/1.4 FL mount (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8322820529/) by  (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8357/8323879892_33670c1039_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8323879892/)
M Monochrom with Canon 50/1.4 FL mount (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8323879892/) by  (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Rob C on December 30, 2012, 04:04:14 AM
Brian, have you tried this stuff without any filters? I ask, because I keep feeling that there's something rich but flat about the output that I see in these pictures; in 'wet' terms, as if they were being printed on not quite a hard enough grade of paper. But when I translate that into what I'd expect going up a grade, I feel that that wouldn't do it either. In other words, it doesn't feel quite as much a matter of contrast as of something else, on which I can't lay finger... disturbing.

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: JeanMichel on December 30, 2012, 05:32:35 PM
Hi,
The latest issue of LFI has an article on the Monocrom and how its 'panchromatic' sensor varies from panchromatic film responses,, and focus issues when attaching filters, a chart shows that the orange filter causes some back focus... anyway, an interesting read for anyone owning or thinking of purchasing a Monocrom.
Jean-Michel
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: BrianVS on December 30, 2012, 05:51:29 PM
Brian, have you tried this stuff without any filters? I ask, because I keep feeling that there's something rich but flat about the output that I see in these pictures; in 'wet' terms, as if they were being printed on not quite a hard enough grade of paper. But when I translate that into what I'd expect going up a grade, I feel that that wouldn't do it either. In other words, it doesn't feel quite as much a matter of contrast as of something else, on which I can't lay finger... disturbing.

Rob C

I used to shoot Panatomic-X, developed in Microdol. Tended to go with lower contrast images.

More with the Modern 50/1.5 Nokton, Schneider UV filter only. Same as used on postings in the previous page. So far I've run lenses from the uncoated 1936 Sonnar through to the aspherical 50/1.5 Nokton. All of the images shown are straight LR3 exports to JPEG, no tweeking on my part. It's basically what the sensor captured, scaled to JPEG.

Digital has a "linear response" to light, film has a heel and toe- linear response for the mid-range of the exposure. The original Twain drivers for the Kodak DCS cameras applied a curve to the intensity value range to simulate the response of film. I might try the same thing.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8357/8307974930_c89c32b4e6_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8307974930/)
Marine Museum, Quantico Virginia (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8307974930/) by putahexanonyou (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8083/8306926329_2f089c9eed_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8306926329/)
Marine Museum, Quantico Virginia (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8306926329/)

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: BrianVS on December 30, 2012, 06:21:44 PM
Panatomic-X in Microdol. This is probably what I am trying to get to with the new camera.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8501/8327942798_216f8ba7e4_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8327942798/)
Panatomic-X, Nikon F Bullseye, incident meter (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8327942798/) by  (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Rob C on December 31, 2012, 04:26:29 AM
Hi,

Your shot of the little girl, on film, answers the question I had; it's just the way you like to print.

For my tastes, it's too flat (the girl image) and does remind me a little of my own work during the 50s with both Ilford Pan F and Kodak's Panatomic X. I used to use Unitol at that time (my amateur status) and that was driven by one-shot economy - I think it was used 1:20 or something like that - and the fact that I knew no better: the few guys I knew who also had a photo-interest were equally obsessed with not seeing grain. Later, I came to realise that keeping developer in a bottle for a long time - inevitable using 1:20 and working on a tiny budget, doesn't lead to consistent results! I ended up using D76 1+1 for everything, once I turned pro, because of the rapid use of the chemicals and the fact that it worked very well on the films I then used, FP3, FP4, HP3, HP4 and TXP 120 (the latter only on 120 format because I disliked Kodak on 35mm b/w). I never went back to slow films like the 'F or 'X because I discovered that grain can be a real plus in a suitable print. Shake is more intrusive than grain, too.
Wish I had a Leica, but it would be a 9. Once you have the choice of both colour and b/w on the same shot (a major benefit of digital), it seems pointless to me to sacrifice one of the options. In any case, it's the thinking before the exposure that decides whether the image will work better in colour or b/white.

IMO.

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: BrianVS on December 31, 2012, 10:51:41 AM
I started with digital in 1981, scientific/technical applications. All custom stuff. First digitized film in 1979. "Scanning Densitometer", filled a room. The end result was to produce "radiometrically calibrated data", so a continuous tone, filled histogram, was important. It probably carried over to my personal photography.

Boosting contrast is easy to do digital, simple apply a curve in photoshop. Working with an image with a fully populated histogram should yield best results. Once I get a good feel for the camera, lens, and filter combinations- I will try that out.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 01, 2013, 06:17:32 PM
Brian yeah in my opinion you can always add more contrast but to have all of that info and then make the contrast choice is key and one reason I really like the MM. The DR is good for digital.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 03, 2013, 11:22:40 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004360_zps684af4ce.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: JeanMichel on January 04, 2013, 10:13:15 AM
Hi,
You may be interested in reading these notes from Thorsten Overgaard. And the LFI article I mentioned earlier.
http://www.overgaard.dk/leica-M-Monochrom-Henri-Digital-Rangefinder-Camera-black-and-white-sensor-page-21.html
Jean-Michel
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Rob C on January 04, 2013, 10:40:10 AM
Hi,
You may be interested in reading these notes from Thorsten Overgaard. And the LFI article I mentioned earlier.
http://www.overgaard.dk/leica-M-Monochrom-Henri-Digital-Rangefinder-Camera-black-and-white-sensor-page-21.html
Jean-Michel



Yes, and the photographs are even more interesting. Every one of them displays the same 'look' that I see in Brian's pictures, and for my money, it is not the same as film b/white at all. Yes, it is quite lovely, but it isn't the same: there is something missing and something else added. Frankly, I think that the look from Nikon digital capture through PS is closer to b/white wet photography in its sense of grey scales. All of the Leica MM things look fiercely crisp but yet too soft, and it isn't really even a matter of contrast, because there's plenty of that in the images and as anyone knows, you can knock it up at any time. There is something else going on.

Perhaps it looks as if parts of the negative, had it been on film, and such a phenomenon possible, are underexposed yet other parts are quite normal. The blacks look wrong.

Frankly, I believe that you would have had to have done a helluva lot of b/white wet printing over many years to grasp at once - probably see at once - what I'm trying to explain via the woeful poverty of words to describe art.

I wouldn't buy, even if I could, which I can but can't justify to myself; I'd pass.

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: JeanMichel on January 04, 2013, 12:14:57 PM
Hi Rob,
From everything I have read it appears that using the MM throws quite a curve at photographers who come for film as much as to those who come from rgb digital. I have yet to see an actual print from an MM, LFI printed a portfolio from Jacob Aue Sobol that was quite interesting but which definitely was not meant to showcase subtleties of tone rendition!

As with any other photographic process I am sure that one can produce exquisite prints from the MM, which would stand on their own and need not be compared to other images of the same subject. Does one compare a gum print to a Cibachrome? [As an aside, I do find that many people fixate on a single portion of our craft to define quality, especially cameras, and basically hope for the best output as offered up by Nikon, Canon, Leica, ...] Again, only from what I read, the MM does not and does not attempt to duplicate film -- the spectral response is different, as were the differences in film emulsions.

For now, I am most happy with my b&w and colour prints from my M9, older lenses, processed in LR and perhaps PS, printed with Epson printers on Epson and Canson papers ...  And for some reason or other i seem to be happier with b&w images made with the M( than those made with my Canon 5d2 or my partner's GH2.

Jan-Michel 

 
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: BrianVS on January 04, 2013, 08:23:34 PM
I have used digital imaging sensors for over 30 years, and film for 50. I will never try to make digital look like film. If I want a film look, will load up the Leica M3 or Nikon SP.

There seems to be some trendy drive to make digital look like film, and to exaggerate the features of film to set it apart from digital.

I shot much more Panatomic-X than Tri-X. Preferred a smooth tonal range. Never cared for just "black and white" when I could get all of the shades in between. A lot of the black and white images these days remind me of printing Kodacolor negatives on Polycontrast RC. I did that once in High-School. Did not like it.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Rob C on January 05, 2013, 04:27:18 AM
I have used digital imaging sensors for over 30 years, and film for 50. I will never try to make digital look like film. If I want a film look, will load up the Leica M3 or Nikon SP.

There seems to be some trendy drive to make digital look like film, and to exaggerate the features of film to set it apart from digital.

I shot much more Panatomic-X than Tri-X. Preferred a smooth tonal range. Never cared for just "black and white" when I could get all of the shades in between. A lot of the black and white images these days remind me of printing Kodacolor negatives on Polycontrast RC. I did that once in High-School. Did not like it.



Those RC papers were what ended my printing life. Living on an island without a great deal of water to waste, I decided to avoid normal bromide paper and save the planet by using short-wash RC. I hated it. There is nothing like a Kodak (or Ilford) WSG double-weight print with a faultless glaze.

I don't see any reason why the standards of image printing should be different for the two media: they both come from cameras, and their objective is to provide a 2D representation of the subject however the snapper wants it to appear. I don't understand why it's 'trendy' to want to maximise the quality of that print - and if digital can't match film in that respect, then should one simply give up or cheat the issue by saying no, we march to a different visual drum because the new drummer can't keep the beat alive? It's not as if we are trying to dance a different dance - it's the same old dance, and getting that right is difficult enough without throwing out the metronome because it tells an unpalatable truth about our new favourite band!

As Cooter would say, IMO!

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: BrianVS on January 05, 2013, 09:14:04 AM
Trendy- Poladroids. I'll never understand that one. Adding fake grain to a digital image- I spent a lot of time removing effects of grain after digitizing film. On a supercomputer.

Looking at older books on photography, lower contrast, fine grain, full tonal range- the accepted standard. Coarse grain, limited tonal range- when you had to push film because of lack of light. Special effects such as solarization- effects that you can achieve with film "naturally", "were in" in the 70s, don't see much of that. Must be "out".

For me: the M Monochrom delivers. In terms of digital cameras, the CCD has the best uniformity of any commercial camera that I've used. If Leica yanks the IR absorbing glass out of it, sells an M Infrared, I'll buy a couple for work.

1936 Sonnar 5cm f1.5, orange filter, wide-open

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8086/8352062762_c4b27b7a5f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8352062762/)
Gunston Hall, M Monochrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8352062762/)

at F4

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8214/8352062536_ea216a49ec_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8352062536/)
Gunston Hall, M Monochrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8352062536/)


Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 09, 2013, 03:45:04 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004429_2_zps5503519c.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004448_zps9ccff187.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004475_zpsb7994b85.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004612_zps8a8280a4.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004539_zpsa72b4665.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004190_2_zps892be053.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004291_zps8a294c0b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004650_zps97a19720.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004432_zps2f0a8189.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan 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?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois 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.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 16, 2013, 09:10:49 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004691low_zpsd36e9051.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004720_zpsfc3a70f3.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 17, 2013, 10:22:21 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004722_zpsfb3e6bb0.jpg)

With orange filter
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004727_1_zps5dbc2020.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on January 18, 2013, 05:17:02 PM
+1
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 20, 2013, 11:03:56 PM
A few from yesterday and today.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004913_zps9950bbfd.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004928_zpsf722841b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004861_zps36962fc3.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004803_zps812f8557.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004952_zpsd60d6c86.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004849_zps53a8ffb7.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004742_zpsd425f474.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1004771_zpsca9d8647.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan 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. :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : supply issues ? or own stores first?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 23, 2013, 08:55:00 AM
Murphys in Louisville and Lexington Ky had some... Talk to Kevin Murphy.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : supply issues ? or own stores first?
Post by: hasselbladfan 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.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 04, 2013, 05:47:00 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005089_zps1fa0d1ec.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Rob C on February 05, 2013, 09:28:11 AM
I don't dare ask!

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois 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.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005106_zps4576e65b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005076_zps7e499725.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: TMARK 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.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois 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.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005025_zps32cf748f.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Petrus 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 ...
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois 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.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Petrus 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.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois 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.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: TMARK 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. 
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 09, 2013, 04:37:39 PM
MM & 35 lux wide open
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005174_zpsc05b7765.jpg)

2.8 IIRC
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/101_zps97cb3b52.jpg)

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 11, 2013, 11:16:17 AM
Anybody else out there have one of these? Looks like I'm the only one posting here so I guess I'll bump it along again
I love this camera and lens combo..
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005147_2_zps977cf269.jpg)

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on February 12, 2013, 10:06:20 AM
You convinced me, Allen. Just waiting for the waiting list at Samy's to clear. :(
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: maxgruzen on February 12, 2013, 06:18:07 PM
So nice Allen.....Used Leicas in the 40's,50's and 60's before moving into MF & LF. Your pictures seem like a combination of the fine grain of Panasonic X and the contrast and pop Tri X. You have a nice eye and my kind of PP. Your have to love that Lux on your M. I carried two bodies most of the time.....35 and 90. The 35 got most of the work. Can't afford Leica gear anymore. Shooting right now with a Sigma DP2. Sigma's coming out with new B&W software for the camera next week, so I plan on a revisit to the joy of B&W, but I doubt the results will be quite as strong as what your getting. I look forward to checking in on you again to see you stuff. Do you have a web site?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 12, 2013, 11:33:39 PM
You convinced me, Allen. Just waiting for the waiting list at Samy's to clear. :(

COOL Good luck with it.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 12, 2013, 11:37:46 PM
So nice Allen.....Used Leicas in the 40's,50's and 60's before moving into MF & LF. Your pictures seem like a combination of the fine grain of Panasonic X and the contrast and pop Tri X. You have a nice eye and my kind of PP. Your have to love that Lux on your M. I carried two bodies most of the time.....35 and 90. The 35 got most of the work. Can't afford Leica gear anymore. Shooting right now with a Sigma DP2. Sigma's coming out with new B&W software for the camera next week, so I plan on a revisit to the joy of B&W, but I doubt the results will be quite as strong as what your getting. I look forward to checking in on you again to see you stuff. Do you have a web site?

Thanks so much for the kind words.

I'm sure you'll do just fine with what you have.

No web site. Most of my clients are in healthcare and I have about 26 different clients. Some use me a couple times a year and some several times a month. I don't advertise and I don't do weddings or family portraits and the type of work I do a website could hurt me because of privacy issues.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 14, 2013, 09:24:07 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005224_zpsb9f7937f.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 17, 2013, 11:24:56 AM
A few from yesterday. I was actually able to get out for a couple hours to d some work for me.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005363_zpsabeb7cbf.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005359_zpsa053d623.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005267_zpsb636005f.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005345_zps9d03e70a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005356_1_zpsa4c9615e.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005444_zpsf037ee6e.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005325_zps79028fa7.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: TMARK on February 17, 2013, 02:54:26 PM
The look is nice. Reminds me of 400CN or TMax pulled a stop.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 17, 2013, 07:28:19 PM
Thanks. Its all 3200 ISO.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: TMARK on February 18, 2013, 09:15:50 AM
Thanks. Its all 3200 ISO.

Nice. 
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 04, 2013, 01:11:41 PM
85% shot with the mono

OK everyone heres the info on my show.

Calumet Photographic Chicago (Cherry St) in the gallery.

Fleeting Moments

Opening April 4th from 6:00-8:00.



Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 08, 2013, 02:02:45 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1000685_zps1f01ca4c.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005786_zpsa14f4643.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005783_zps91a091bf.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005774_zps11f4e86c.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005596_zpsecf0f262.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1005578_zps68c8202f.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 10, 2013, 11:41:07 PM
Hasselblad Fan did you ever get your MM?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on March 11, 2013, 04:30:31 AM
No, still waiting list with Samys.  :(
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 12, 2013, 07:24:42 PM
What glass do you have?

I haven't shot anything lately for myself. Busy shooting for work. Been busy mounting, matting and framing and I'm so sick of it.....

Had lunch with a good bud today and I took this.
I think this illustrates the range of the MM . Very fast edit.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006059_zps26771a41.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: hasselbladfan on March 13, 2013, 04:37:21 AM
I have all the recent Summicrons (28-35-50-75-90). I don't need more in life, except my Hassie of course. :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 15, 2013, 03:26:27 PM
Yes I do miss my 500 C/Ms badly.  :'(
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 15, 2013, 03:27:24 PM
I have a show and it is my more recent work and EVERYONE is invited.

The official invite
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/FleetingMomentsPostcard_zps43ab5ccc.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: TMARK on March 15, 2013, 08:48:36 PM
I have a show and it is my more recent work and EVERYONE is invited.

The official invite
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/FleetingMomentsPostcard_zps43ab5ccc.jpg)

Is that Ninja from Die Antwort at Cabin on 3rd Ave.?  Or Lakeside?

I know him pretty well.  Shot him and Yolandi before they were Die Antwort.  Good stuff, and nice shot.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 15, 2013, 09:25:03 PM
I have NO IDEA who it is. I was walking past this open bar window in Wicker Park, Chicago and as I walked by I noticed at that exact moment he mimicked the picture behind him and I pushed the shutter. The next step I took changed the relationship with the picture and him and he shifted out of that position.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: TMARK on March 16, 2013, 10:49:15 AM
I have NO IDEA who it is. I was walking past this open bar window in Wicker Park, Chicago and as I walked by I noticed at that exact moment he mimicked the picture behind him and I pushed the shutter. The next step I took changed the relationship with the picture and him and he shifted out of that position.

It's not him. It's a look alike!  I sent him the link to this pic. It freaked him out a bit to see a doppelgänger.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: BrianVS on March 16, 2013, 10:36:42 PM
Jupiter-3 5cm F1.5, wide-open.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8522/8563013153_e1017299ea_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8563013153/)
jupiter3_1950 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8563013153/) by putahexanonyou (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8245/8564117312_42b2c685b7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8564117312/)
jupiter3_1950_4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8564117312/) by putahexanonyou (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Focal length modified for the Leica standard.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 18, 2013, 10:21:41 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006288_2_zps31ad3af2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006193_zpsc54bde07.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006241_zps7e58e143.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006301_zpsc71b5a73.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006174_zpsfb075968.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006141_1_zpsea2b7c9a.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: TMARK on March 21, 2013, 04:14:25 PM
I obtained some MM DNGs.  I compared them to my M9 and M8.

I will be getting an MM.  I've been shooting B&W film for 25 years, from working for the AP in DC, Europe and West Africa to shooting fashion editorials.  I believe that I can get the look of EVERY type of B&W film I've ever used from the MM using LR and SilverFX.  I can't do that with the M9, M8 or D800e.  (The M8, M9 and D800e are all very good B&W cameras, with the edge going to the M8 due to, I believe, its IR sensativity).  The detail is softer than the D800e, but the files enlarge so well.  I'm actually astonished how well the files enlarge to 16x24 at 360 just using PS.  There is almost no loss of detail. 

My only concern is how the highlights clip (not when, but how).  It doesn't have a film like haliation, like the D800e does.  If you expose for the highlights its not much of a problem.

I will also keep my D800e and continue to shoot MF film. 

Thanks Allen for your pics.  leiuca should send you a lens or at least some filters when I get my MM.

TM
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 22, 2013, 10:01:22 AM
CONGRATS...I usually don't get very high on cameras. To me they really are tools but I really fell in love with my MM. The only other camera I was ever this attached to was my 500 C/Ms. I hope that you like and use yours as much as I do mine.

I do think a 50 0.95 noct or a new 50 cron APO would be a nice gesture from them LoL
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: KevinA on March 22, 2013, 11:33:39 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006288_2_zps31ad3af2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006193_zpsc54bde07.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006241_zps7e58e143.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006301_zpsc71b5a73.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006174_zpsfb075968.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006141_1_zpsea2b7c9a.jpg)

Good set Allen.
Most street stuff I see posted could of been taken with the camera around the neck with the shutter set to fire every 10secs. These have actually caught a moment that is worth capturing, rather than just a moment of the mundane.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 22, 2013, 05:14:29 PM
Thanks Kevin.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: TMARK on March 22, 2013, 09:11:43 PM
CONGRATS...I usually don't get very high on cameras. To me they really are tools but I really fell in love with my MM. The only other camera I was ever this attached to was my 500 C/Ms. I hope that you like and use yours as much as I do mine.

I do think a 50 0.95 noct or a new 50 cron APO would be a nice gesture from them LoL

I'll tell them to send one on to you! 

T
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 23, 2013, 02:51:03 PM
I knew I could count on ya... ;D
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 25, 2013, 10:03:15 AM
All I have from the past week is some stuff I shot for clients. So heres a couple of things from an event from one of my university clients I shot yesterday.

I shot everything on this wall display and there are three others kinda like it within the university. These photos on the display are all in color.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006480_zpscd29c316.jpg)

A couple from the event.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006475_1_zps10e3a93d.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006485_1_zpsd8b97f9e.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006438_2_zps97af3a44.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006489_1_zps7776b3de.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006488_1_zps61e15107.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Rob C on March 25, 2013, 03:26:14 PM
Toshiba Woman is kinda saying it all!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 25, 2013, 10:52:56 PM
LoL... Yes she is.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: FredBGG on March 26, 2013, 01:27:29 AM
Allan

Have you shot any portrait using light green filters?

I often used green with film to produce a more descriptive shin tone in black and white.

I wounder how it would look with the Monochrome Leica.

The images you have posted are quite impressive.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 26, 2013, 07:56:56 AM
Thanks and no I haven't tried a portrait with a green filter yet but I will give it a try. I had to order filters and haven't had them that long. Got yellow, orange, green and red.

WWII veteran no filter
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006063_zps930a0451.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Rob C on March 26, 2013, 11:43:50 AM
Thanks and no I haven't tried a portrait with a green filter yet but I will give it a try. I had to order filters and haven't had them that long. Got yellow, orange, green and red.

WWII veteran no filter
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006063_zps930a0451.jpg)



That shot has a damned nice range of tones, one of the few times I've seen that camera system actually produce what it says on the tin. Obviously success/failure can be down to operator, but that one shot proves to me that the camera is capable of challenging the 'look' of traditional b/w film. I like it a lot.

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: TMARK on March 26, 2013, 11:58:35 AM


That shot has a damned nice range of tones, one of the few times I've seen that camera system actually produce what it says on the tin. Obviously success/failure can be down to operator, but that one shot proves to me that the camera is capable of challenging the 'look' of traditional b/w film. I like it a lot.

Rob C

Rob,

I am planning on getting one.  I received and shot some samples.  I found that the MM is capable, far more capable under the right conditions, than any other digital color camera.  I think it likes flat lighting best.  The files are very maliable and the range of tones is impressive.  The D800e is no slouch for B&W either, but the MM edges it out.

T
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 26, 2013, 01:13:38 PM
Thanks Rob.....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 26, 2013, 01:16:13 PM
From my experience its sharper and has more DR than the 5DII or 5DIII. The B&W DNG files have so much there. Just be careful not to over expose. The shoulder in unforgiving and there is a lot of info in the toe. So exposing to the right is not a good idea like with many DSLRs.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: TMARK on March 26, 2013, 02:01:26 PM
From my experience its sharper and has more DR than the 5DII or 5DIII. The B&W DNG files have so much there. Just be careful not to over expose. The shoulder in unforgiving and there is a lot of info in the toe. So exposing to the right is not a good idea like with many DSLRs.

I agree, from the files I've seen pulling back exposure on the MM is the way to go.

The best files I've seen are super flat out of the camera.  In post they can be anything you want them to be.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 26, 2013, 02:12:45 PM
Yes they are very flat and have lots of detail if exposed properly and are just wonderful to work with because there are some many possibilities and room for personal interpretation.

This was such a bold move by Leica and I applaud them for this amazing B&W camera. THere are so many DSLRs out there that are trying be be the one size fits all and I for one do not like the direction that the big 2 are moving in. I hope that Leica comes out with a new M-E with the new CMOS in it. If they do I will be all over that and dump my Canon gear and completely move over to Leica even for my professional work. Probably to M-Es if thats indeed what happens. And I doubt I will even dump my MM as long as it can be repaired if it ever breaks down.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: TMARK on March 26, 2013, 02:56:03 PM
Yes they are very flat and have lots of detail if exposed properly and are just wonderful to work with because there are some many possibilities and room for personal interpretation.

This was such a bold move by Leica and I applaud them for this amazing B&W camera. THere are so many DSLRs out there that are trying be be the one size fits all and I for one do not like the direction that the big 2 are moving in. I hope that Leica comes out with a new M-E with the new CMOS in it. If they do I will be all over that and dump my Canon gear and completely move over to Leica even for my professional work. Probably to M-Es if thats indeed what happens. And I doubt I will even dump my MM as long as it can be repaired if it ever breaks down.

I think the MM is their best camera since the M6.  I had an M6 for 21 years.  The best camera I ever owned. 
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 26, 2013, 05:15:47 PM
I shot years ago with an M4 and totally fell in love with the shooting experience of a rangefinder. I always loved shooting with my 500 C/Ms and my old Canon F-1s to a lesser extent but I was never really crazy about my DSLRs. I mean it was just bllaaaaahhh. With my MM I'm in love again with the experience. Its like the camera is not there. It totally gets out of my way and lets me get the images I am seeing in my head. Now whether that a good thing or not is an entirely different conversation (LoL) but I clearly can't blame the equipment for not getting me what I see because this camera, for me, gets outta the way and lets me get what I am seeing. 
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Rob C on March 26, 2013, 05:31:03 PM
I think the MM is their best camera since the M6.  I had an M6 for 21 years.  The best camera I ever owned



Not to wander off too far: for me, it was the F2 Photomic whose more rounded edges made it that bit more comfortable to hold for hours on end than the classic F I ran alongside it.

The 500s were nice, too, but on tripods!

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 27, 2013, 12:27:14 AM
One thing I really like is the high ISO of the MM. Heres a crappy photograph I just shot a few minutes ago at 10,000 ISO. No noise reduction.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L10065362_zpsb5cbb8c9.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 29, 2013, 11:53:47 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006615_zpsd82cd336.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 30, 2013, 04:00:13 AM
The Henri (MM) taking photographs outside Henri's

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006740_zps177c62b1.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 30, 2013, 09:52:04 PM
anybody else out there making photographs with this amazing camera?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : still not enough supply with dealers
Post by: hasselbladfan on April 02, 2013, 03:38:28 AM
Still 2 customers waiting before me !!

It is not right how Leica has plenty of stock in their own stores and let their Leica dealers / customers wait !

Grrrr......
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : still not enough supply with dealers
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 03, 2013, 04:51:45 PM
Took me 6 months.... >:(
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : still not enough supply with dealers
Post by: hasselbladfan on April 04, 2013, 10:30:51 AM
Allen,

I can understand this in the beginning, when production is starting up.

But, now, every f.... Leica store in the US / EU has one, ready to sell, but the dealers have to wait for years.

This is not right.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : still not enough supply with dealers
Post by: Rob C on April 04, 2013, 11:30:07 AM
Allen,

I can understand this in the beginning, when production is starting up.

But, now, every f.... Leica store in the US / EU has one, ready to sell, but the dealers have to wait for years.

This is not right.


What's right got to do with it? This is business, something folks tend to forget in the middle of a faux love affair; it's about making money.

But look at it this way: they are making you get a hotter set of hots for it; it'll be a higher high when it comes. Reminds me of the Beatles.

http://youtu.be/axb2sHpGwHQ

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : still not enough supply with dealers
Post by: Petrus on April 04, 2013, 12:27:57 PM
If you want is so badly why not buy it from a Leica store, then?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : still not enough supply with dealers
Post by: hasselbladfan on April 04, 2013, 12:35:06 PM
I still have a large store credit from Samy camera from selling my old Leicas. :(
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : still not enough supply with dealers
Post by: hasselbladfan on April 04, 2013, 12:38:56 PM

This is business, something folks tend to forget in the middle of a faux love affair; it's about making money.


Rob,

It is bad business practice. You can never cover the globe with Leica stores alone. So you better treat your dealers as partners.

My point of view.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my MM
Post by: hasselbladfan on April 04, 2013, 12:43:29 PM
Still hope I get it before they introduce the M240 in Monochrom !  ;D
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 07, 2013, 12:59:18 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007126_zps3c8bfa57.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007102_zpsb4b51bd0.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007078_zps02be083c.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007046_zpsa9413fdd.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007027_zps3727b780.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007020_zps18e77fd2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1006965_zpsceaa9135.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007154_zpsaabedc53.jpg)

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: hasselbladfan on April 07, 2013, 02:59:35 AM
Hi Allen,

How was the show?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 07, 2013, 04:34:29 PM
Thanks so much for asking. Big success. The manager said it was the largest turnout that they had ever had for an opening. Don't know if he was just being nice but the gallery was full.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Gary Mulcahey on April 08, 2013, 05:59:41 PM
Just ordered my Mono today.
Always wanted a Leica. One more thing off the photography bucket list.

G
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 09, 2013, 06:28:08 PM
Just ordered my Mono today.
Always wanted a Leica. One more thing off the photography bucket list.

G

CONGRATS How long of a wait? Did they tell you?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Gary Mulcahey on April 09, 2013, 06:56:09 PM
They told me 3 weeks. Ordered from the Montreal Leica Boutique. I asked twice and he said he didn't foresee any issues. So we shall see.
Besides I could use a few days in Montreal, one of my favourite places on earth.

G
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 13, 2013, 06:44:17 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007187_zpsbd255b83.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: BrianVS on April 14, 2013, 10:58:41 AM
Jupiter-3 5cm F1.5, wide-open on the M Monochrom.

(http://g4.img-dpreview.com/1A17E9095BAA426E9433443DF6F45927.jpg)

(http://g3.img-dpreview.com/2D31FB379AE04FC881E255BBE8695181.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 15, 2013, 12:26:11 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007576_zps3751e897.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007648_zps6fe11193.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007661_zpsbbb727bf.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007521_zps0d5abbe6.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 17, 2013, 12:27:02 PM
Just featured here and all shot with the MM
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2013/04/16/daily-inspiration-405-by-allen-bourgeois/#comment-244110


Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 19, 2013, 07:39:05 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007796_zps0999fc09.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007757_zpsc81a9125.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007828_zpsd00a9c42.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007786_zps6e5db684.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1007781_zps1bbfa278.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: BrianVS on April 19, 2013, 09:25:41 PM
(http://g2.img-dpreview.com/37505E725BC140F092CEEBEA0C409CE3.jpg)

50/1.5 Nokton Aspheric, wide-open, with orange filter.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 21, 2013, 10:38:21 AM
Hey Hassy fan

Any word?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 24, 2013, 11:21:03 PM
BUMP

and news Hassy fan?

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1008068_zps60e1ac52.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: hasselbladfan on April 25, 2013, 05:20:33 PM
Nope, and they don't even answer my emails anymore !  :(

I am going to give them a call tomorrow.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 25, 2013, 07:10:09 PM
Oh man that sucks.....

Good luck and I hope its soon....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 14, 2013, 10:56:05 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1009077_zps0e0ce2da.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: JohnBrew on May 15, 2013, 06:55:08 AM
I called a Leica 'boutique' store and was also told 2-3 weeks for a Mono. However, I have chosen to leave my order with the dealer I use who told me maybe by August. He also said he wouldn't blame me if I got it from a 'boutique' store as they seem to have preferential treatment from the mother ship.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Iluvmycam on May 15, 2013, 01:15:09 PM
How has the MM turned out for you? Are you happy with it? Or did you decide to sell it?

Thanks
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 20, 2013, 08:35:55 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1008685_zpsae210d0a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1009037_zps3fde3176.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1008931_zps5968dda4.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1008935_zps13472a2f.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1008913_2_zpsc124d7a9.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1009026_zpsd89e3306.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1009557_zpsc1466a2f.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1009538_zpsa90575fe.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1009346_zps27dfcb14.jpg)

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: BrianVS on May 21, 2013, 07:32:06 PM
Nikkor 10.5cm F2.5, O56 filter.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7291/8741736667_a60c1e4bc7_b.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 26, 2013, 08:04:11 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L10096442_zps39a8771c.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1009691_zpse5900cba.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1009647_zps1c57c1a9.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1009639_zpsb347f09e.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1009652_zps405a3937.jpg)



Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 28, 2013, 08:54:05 AM
Hey hasselbladfan any word yet?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: hasselbladfan on May 28, 2013, 05:15:48 PM
They called me tonight, after I send them another mail.

We have a call planned for tomorrow evening. Let's cross our fingers. :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: LKaven on May 30, 2013, 09:30:14 PM
Allen, very good eye for street!
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 31, 2013, 06:55:09 PM
They called me tonight, after I send them another mail.

We have a call planned for tomorrow evening. Let's cross our fingers. :)


I'm hoping for you!!!!!
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 31, 2013, 06:55:54 PM
Allen, very good eye for street!

Thank you Luke....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 31, 2013, 06:56:13 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1009954_zps08d2dc6f.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: hasselbladfan on June 01, 2013, 12:10:50 PM
Allen,

There was some hope a couple of days ago ! This was the message I got :

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Subject: RE: Samys.com Visitor - Orders~Order Assistance - General
 
Georges,
 
Your Leica camera will be available in a few days.
Let me know how you are going to pay and where to ship to.
Leica monochrom w/ Free 32GB memory card.
Price $7,995.00
 
Thank you.
Shoichi
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: hasselbladfan on June 01, 2013, 12:13:03 PM

Then I got this message ! LOL   ;D

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Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 11:39 PM
Subject: RE: Orders~Order Assistance - General - any news?
 
Georges,
 
Shoichi is taking a couple of days off and he will be back on Tuesday.  I don’t have any information for your regarding the Leica Monochrome camera.  You will have to wait to speak with Shoichi or Tebor.  I have forwarded your emails.  You can call 323-938-2420 and then press zero (0) for operator and have either Tibor or George paged.
 
Thank you,
Penny
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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Rob C on June 01, 2013, 12:34:13 PM
Then I got this message ! LOL   ;D

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 11:39 PM
Subject: RE: Orders~Order Assistance - General - any news?
 
Georges,
 
Shoichi is taking a couple of days off and he will be back on Tuesday.  I don’t have any information for your regarding the Leica Monochrome camera.  You will have to wait to speak with Shoichi or Tebor.  I have forwarded your emails.  You can call 323-938-2420 and then press zero (0) for operator and have either Tibor or George paged.
 
Thank you,
Penny
-------------------------------------------------------------



It's not too late: you could still cancel and save your pennies!

Sometimes, divine providence gives you these breaks.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: hasselbladfan on June 01, 2013, 01:13:14 PM
You are right.

I am getting some "devine" messages for more than a year ! Sorry, 6 months.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Gary Mulcahey on June 01, 2013, 05:24:31 PM
6 months is crazy. I ordered from a Leica Boutique in Montreal. Got mine in about 4 1/2weeks.

G
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: hasselbladfan on June 02, 2013, 03:52:18 AM
I ordered from a Leica Boutique in Montreal. Got mine in about 4 1/2weeks.

Gary,
That's exactly the point. The Leica stores get priority.
The normal dealers have to wait. But, since I wanted to use a store-credit, I had to wait.  ???
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Gary Mulcahey on June 02, 2013, 04:25:41 PM
Sorry for your troubles. Nothing worse than wanting something, paying for it and having to wait an ridiculously long time to get it.

G
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 03, 2013, 11:25:11 PM
I took 4 months to get my 35 LUX FLE and almost months to get my MM.

I hear the wait for the new M could be 9 months...
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Rob C on June 06, 2013, 01:58:10 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.


You don't even need to go up to D800.

This one is from my D700 with a second-hand manual 2/35mm AIS Nikkor. Hand-held.

In the end, I think it all comes down to how you care to process and what you like in pictures. I've watched this thread since it started, and the more I see, the less 'different' and superior the Leica product appears to me, and the thought of losing the great digital advantage of both colour and b/w on the same metaphorical roll, the more demented the Leica manifesto behind the MM appears to be.
Yep, you may have the free pennies and you may like the rangefinder style - odd how the two likes seem to run together - but for me, even with shitty eyesight now, I'll stay with Nikon.

For what a used D700 and some ordinary manual Nikkors might be worth today in cash terms, I don't expect you could buy even a single Leica objective. Hard to see where you'd be better off in photographic terms.

This shot was worked on an ancient Photoshop 6 setup on XP, no other effects filter programmes or similar used - I don't have or want them.

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: bcooter on June 06, 2013, 02:28:40 PM

You don't even need to go up to D800.

The one advantage of a monochrome camera is it makes you shoot black and white.

We're in this period where most young photographers think shooting black and white is just a filter change though prior to digital when we shot black and white film, your brain went to black and white, you thought in black and white, light and tone, composition and never had the thought of color to get in the way.

But then again we didn't have a device that did both easily.

IMO

BC

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Rob C on June 06, 2013, 02:59:35 PM
The one advantage of a monochrome camera is it makes you shoot black and white.

We're in this period where most young photographers think shooting black and white is just a filter change though prior to digital when we shot black and white film, your brain went to black and white, you thought in black and white, light and tone, composition and never had the thought of color to get in the way.

But then again we didn't have a device that did both easily.




I couldn't agree more: it's a total mind switch or you get problems, such as shooting mid-green against mid-red and expecting to see them as distinct b/white tones. Thanks to the fashion business for ironing all of that out early on!

However, I can't believe that one shoots b/white or colour on whim: surely one needs to have an idea first about why one wants to expose the frame in the first place?

But, if you want to reserve the MM for the wealthy amateur, for whom such thoughts might be totally irrelevant, then fine; it sure ain't no skin of my nose, but for the rest of the populace who might just be buying into the dream that the gear makes the photographer, there are other ways, cheaper and just as good, and they still won't make the photographer either.

Rob C


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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: bcooter on June 06, 2013, 03:15:23 PM

I couldn't agree more: it's a total mind switch or you get problems, such as shooting mid-green against mid-red and expecting to see them as distinct b/white tones. Thanks to the fashion business for ironing all of that out early on!

However, I can't believe that one shoots b/white or colour on whim: surely one needs to have an idea first about why one wants to expose the frame in the first place?

But, if you want to reserve the MM for the wealthy amateur, for whom such thoughts might be totally irrelevant, then fine; it sure ain't no skin of my nose, but for the rest of the populace who might just be buying into the dream that the gear makes the photographer, there are other ways, cheaper and just as good, and they still won't make the photographer either.

Rob C


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Actually, cameras do make a difference in the way I work.  They won't make me better, but they do make the image different.  A manual rangefinder limits you, sometimes in a good thoughtful way.

I've always said I should buy another m8 and just epoxy the settings to black and white. 

I personally like cameras with some limitations because the work arounds usually produce a more unique result.

I always loved black and white but found early on in my career if I showed 20% black and white 80% color, client's would say, oh your the black and white guy.

IMO

BC
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Rob C on June 06, 2013, 03:49:10 PM
Actually, cameras do make a difference in the way I work.  They won't make me better, but they do make the image different.  A manual rangefinder limits you, sometimes in a good thoughtful way.

IMO

BC


Cameras, yes, insofar as format makes a helluva difference to thinking: with a Nikon I could be quite quick; with the 'blad I was pretty much always tripod-bound. But eventually, with both, I found myself more and more on a tripod, probably because the end results were getting larger and larger and shake would show.

But regardless of format, I still believe you have to get your picture act together (colour or b/w) first. At least, I had to. Once you have done that, the actual camera shouldn't hinder you any: simply shoot for whichever choice you made. Apart from anything else, it means you have to worry about less and less gear.

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 06, 2013, 06:19:04 PM
Rob having to not think about gear is great. I just go out with the MM and the 35 lux and I actually see quite well in B&W and at that F/L. Seems like the perfect camera for me and the my vision and I was right. For me, its a camera that just gets out of the way. You also probably wont see a big diff with low res jpgs on the web but the prints are truly amazing. I see a difference between my files from my 5DII and files from 5DIII. The files right out of camera are sharper and have way more room in shadows (more DR).
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 06, 2013, 06:23:40 PM
A few from the past week
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1009965_zpsbaa90576.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1009962_zps84916ba6.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010109_zps8e98eeca.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L10099392_zps6ed1370f.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010100_zps4b7afdff.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010166_zps122a4455.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, till I get my own MM
Post by: BrianVS on June 07, 2013, 08:32:51 PM
(http://www.leicaplace.com/members/brian/albums/csonnar-50-1-5/633-csonnar-cannon-f15.jpg)

http://www.leicaplace.com/members/brian/albums/csonnar-50-1-5/

Not sure if images from the leicaplace.com gallery show up here or not, it is where I am hosting most of my albums these days. I've been using the modern Zeiss C-Sonnar on the M Monochrom, mine is perfect at F1.5 on it.

Next lens on it will also be a 5cm F1.5, made by Nikon in 1949. Only about 300 made in Leica mount. Glass is near mint on it. Quick test, perfect RF agreement at F1.5.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: hasselbladfan on June 09, 2013, 06:53:35 AM
Still can't believe it ....

Still not sure if I am awake ......

YES. I got finally the MM.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: design_freak on June 09, 2013, 07:02:11 PM
Still can't believe it ....

Still not sure if I am awake ......

YES. I got finally the MM.

Have fun  ;)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 11, 2013, 02:31:07 PM
Still can't believe it ....

Still not sure if I am awake ......

YES. I got finally the MM.

WOW and a BIG CONGRATS!!!!!

Let us know what you think and of course we now need to see some images...

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 11, 2013, 02:32:19 PM
One from yesterday...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010299_zps764b8223.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: hasselbladfan on June 11, 2013, 05:52:13 PM
..... we now need to see some images...
Allen,

I am going to work hard to catch up with you.

I love the white flower.

Did you ever use the Whitewall service for printing?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 11, 2013, 07:01:48 PM
Thanks and no I haven't tried them. I print everything myself. I have an Epson 2880 (13 X 19) and I really like Epson Exhibition Fiber paper.

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 14, 2013, 11:24:40 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010514_zps257ef710.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010504_zps4379ebb4.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010502_zpsed6b9fcb.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010472_zpsb2824548.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : first impressions ?
Post by: Hulyss on June 15, 2013, 09:08:44 AM
The one advantage of a monochrome camera is it makes you shoot black and white.

We're in this period where most young photographers think shooting black and white is just a filter change though prior to digital when we shot black and white film, your brain went to black and white, you thought in black and white, light and tone, composition and never had the thought of color to get in the way.

But then again we didn't have a device that did both easily.

IMO

BC



The DPMerrills Cameras work in this way . This is the only camera I know who shoot direct B&W RAW with the MM, not the same way of interpretation but you still can frame your shoot directly in B&W. Just need the correct finder and the sensations are here, not really like RF cam but the results ...
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on June 15, 2013, 01:46:49 PM
You can shoot in monochrome with an EVF camera and get monochrome in the viewfinder, which is very handy. But of course the mono image is derived from a Bayer matrix-filtered original, so there's a degree of tonal compromise involved. (Thus the appeal of the MM!) Unless, that is, you shoot infrared through a filter that cuts off deep enough into the IR spectrum to neutralize the Bayer filters.

-Dave-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on June 15, 2013, 06:43:37 PM
The Nikkor-SC 5cm F1.5 on the M Monochrom, wide-open. There were about 300 of these made in Leica mount, maybe another 500 in S-Mount. David Douglas Duncan used one like this in Korea, for "This is War".

Wide-Open at the Marine Museum in Quantico, VA.

(http://www.leicaplace.com/members/brian/albums/nikkor-sc-5cm-f1-5-leica-mount/720-korea4-nikkor-f1-5.jpg)

(http://www.leicaplace.com/members/brian/albums/nikkor-sc-5cm-f1-5-leica-mount/721-korea3-nikkor-f1-5.jpg)

and at F4:

(http://www.leicaplace.com/members/brian/albums/nikkor-sc-5cm-f1-5-leica-mount/724-wwii-2-nikkorf4.jpg)

I've looked for one of these for almost 20 years, this one was a bit of an Ebay gamble. Seller was not a camera dealer, the pictures on the auction were awful. Turns out, her description of "Crystal Clear" is the same as mine.

I did some further reading on the lens, put together an article on it.

http://www.leicaplace.com/f2/nikkor-sc-5cm-f1-5-lens-brought-attention-japanese-camera-industry-185/
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 16, 2013, 09:53:49 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010737_zps8b1b13df.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010669_zps17f68fd8.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010635_zps44d7030a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010607_zpsfb9a5b32.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010605_zps20ef6a1d.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010770_zpsfb9e791f.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 23, 2013, 08:39:28 PM
From an event I was shooting on Thursday.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010964_zps845f133b.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 28, 2013, 10:51:50 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1011453_zps36b9b0e4.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1011634_zps65ca2fca.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1011442_zps30abc374.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1011641_zpsbc55af04.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1011420_zps105dd401.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1011375_zpsefb69c2e.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1011586_zps3f109189.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1011437_zps93ce8a86.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 29, 2013, 11:50:46 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1011688_zps041706e2.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 12, 2013, 10:54:42 PM
I wanted to share this with you all.
I just found out I received a Mark of Excellence Award in the "I Shot It" B&W photography competition with this photo:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010299_zps764b8223.jpg)
Just scroll down, its near the bottom.
http://i-shot-it.com/competition.php?id=515c1bef18d04
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 13, 2013, 12:24:52 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1012186_zps5059af29.jpg)

35 lux fle & red filter
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1011917_zpsf8882a31.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on July 13, 2013, 02:32:04 PM
These are wonderful, Allen. All killer...

I continue to be tempted by the MM.   ;)

-Dave-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 13, 2013, 03:57:01 PM
Thanks Dave wish more people were contributing though. It is an amazing camera. The more I use it the deeper I fall for it. Its been a really, really long time that I've felt this was about equipment. I think the last time was in the mid 1980s when I bought my Hasselblads.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 14, 2013, 03:44:57 PM
Allen,

I am going to work hard to catch up with you.

I love the white flower.

Did you ever use the Whitewall service for printing?

Just found out I made Mark of Excellence with this image in the I Shot It B&W competition. I made the top 20 out of almost 2,000 entries. Top prize was over $20,000 and a Leica M Mono.
Scroll down its on the next to the last line.
http://i-shot-it.com/competition.php?id=515c1bef18d04
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 14, 2013, 04:00:42 PM
Just found out I made Mark of Excellence with this image in the I Shot It B&W competition. I made the top 20 out of almost 2,000 entries. Top prize was over $20,000 and a Leica M Mono.
Scroll down its on the next to the last line.
http://i-shot-it.com/competition.php?id=515c1bef18d04
Congratulations, Allen!

IMHO, yours is more interesting than any of the other M of E winners (and they are a pretty good bunch).

Eric M.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: john beardsworth on July 14, 2013, 04:21:50 PM
I wanted to share this with you all.
I just found out I received a Mark of Excellence Award in the "I Shot It" B&W photography competition with this photo:
I'm not at all surprised - it's a lovely image.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 14, 2013, 08:57:07 PM
Thanks Eric and John....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: john beardsworth on July 15, 2013, 02:06:39 PM
I'd love to know whether you Monochrom users are actively using coloured lens filters. Maybe not for those street shots, but I can imagine part of the success of Allen's flower might be a careful choice of filter. Was that so? No agenda, just curiosity as a former B&W film user.

John
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 15, 2013, 05:54:09 PM
The flower shot was no filter. The shot of my clients summer home (#214 I think) was a red filter.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 19, 2013, 12:11:53 PM
A casual portrait from dinner last night of our waitress
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1012356_zpsd7caa884.jpg)

Am I the only one shooting with this camera that posts here. Come on guys lets see your stuff.

Hasselblad Fan? You had to have made an image or two by now. How do you like the MM?

As you can see I love mine....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: 250swb on July 20, 2013, 03:35:34 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7349/9252184660_de026a4206_c.jpg)

Taking the use of filters with the MM to an extreme, this is a tri-colour image, three exposures made by holding three filters, red, green, and blue, in front of the lens and then blended in Photoshop.

I just used a standard red, yellow, and an 80B for the blue, but if I were to consider doing this sort of thing more seriously I would pay more attention to the actual filter values as the MM sensor is already slightly green biased. It produces some very nice colour values, but ideally is limited to still life or very still landscape as any movement at all, from the camera or subject, results in colour fringing.

As for more normal use of filters I do use red and yellow with my MM just to bring out the clouds and losing a stop or two hardly matters given the MM's ISO performance.

Steve
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 04, 2013, 09:04:14 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1013568_zps85d6cc9d.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : Platinum Palladium Printing with Leica M Monochrom
Post by: billh on August 06, 2013, 06:50:00 PM
A friend who has a Leica M Monochrome sent this video to me, and I thought you guys would like to see it,

Platinum Palladium Printing with Leica M Monochrom

https://vimeo.com/66352973
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 13, 2013, 07:43:07 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L10137292_zps6c4d4cce.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 31, 2013, 10:46:03 AM
No one else out there?

Hey hassyfan hows your MM working out? No photos :)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1013913_1_zpsa9b2eca2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1013956_zpse70d1bde.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014010_zpsa3d81640.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1013915_zps0edc9e29.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1013783_zpsf924c4e6.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1013677_zps85eb87e5.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 01, 2013, 12:55:58 PM
I guess I'll keep this tread alive single handed. LoL

A couple from yesterday
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014558_zpse17c2fbe.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014525_zpsf5fdfd1d.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014584_zps2e709e8f.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014622_zps9c928fc3.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014554_zps7ceaa3b8.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014523_zps7cb5cdb4.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014503_zpscf0c4747.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: TMARK on September 02, 2013, 08:19:49 PM
Beautiful skin in the last one.  That tone is hard to get with digital, flows out of the MM with ease.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 02, 2013, 10:25:31 PM
Thanks and yes I agree. The MM is amazing. The files are so full and rich.

A few from today
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014675_zpse967242f.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014632_zps74d09883.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014653_zps1759a4ae.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014637_zps7b93413a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014674_zpsa2a6b890.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 04, 2013, 10:00:01 PM
A few from yesterday
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014776_zps516911a8.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014825_zpsa39c63e2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014771_zps2b92f329.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014766_zpsdd97159d.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014792_zpsca12c9f4.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014806_zpsa85e9854.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014833_zps8079ee91.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1014834_zps90df9e14.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: mmbma on September 05, 2013, 04:01:09 PM
Here is a few taken at Columbia University, with the dreamy MS optical 1.1 lens 50mm

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8526/8611436825_f492561c19_b_d.jpg)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8114/8612540380_41ee1086ff_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8101/8611431079_b108859dd1_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8400/8612536350_44d7ed3914_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8384/8612557030_b4020c4bf4_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8264/8611445803_1f397268ed_b_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8400/8611437903_3cd4b770c0_b_d.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 14, 2013, 02:41:33 PM
Great to see a few more images from so other owners. Nice mmbma

A few more from me from yesterday and today
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1015256_1_zps65ba892f.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1015117_zps54191b96.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1015076_zps3afa6b3f.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1015157_zpsfa962c42.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1015296_zpsb30224a5.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1015248_zps815ff363.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1015084_zps9ba69748.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1015108_zps1b0f302a.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 15, 2013, 08:04:39 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1015326_zps9c74bdb0.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BobDavid on September 15, 2013, 11:25:05 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7349/9252184660_de026a4206_c.jpg)

Taking the use of filters with the MM to an extreme, this is a tri-colour image, three exposures made by holding three filters, red, green, and blue, in front of the lens and then blended in Photoshop.

I just used a standard red, yellow, and an 80B for the blue, but if I were to consider doing this sort of thing more seriously I would pay more attention to the actual filter values as the MM sensor is already slightly green biased. It produces some very nice colour values, but ideally is limited to still life or very still landscape as any movement at all, from the camera or subject, results in colour fringing.

As for more normal use of filters I do use red and yellow with my MM just to bring out the clouds and losing a stop or two hardly matters given the MM's ISO performance.


Beautiful image. I'd love to see it printed large.

Steve

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: wolfnowl on September 15, 2013, 06:40:17 PM
Some great B&W work here, and meaning no disrespect, but using a B&W dedicated camera to make colour images reminds me of the image I saw of a guy at a ball game with his baseball cap on backwards and his hand over his eyes to deflect the glare.   ;)

Mike.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 15, 2013, 10:36:42 PM
Red filter
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1015180_zps2ff90235.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1015179_zps41189bef.jpg)

Skyline and lovers
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1015170_zps0e5c9d5e.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 26, 2013, 08:18:45 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1015804_zps4430c30e.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 08, 2013, 10:52:56 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1016211_zps3ada3e30.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1016165_zps6a4d82bd.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1016238_zps93bb3d72.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1016342_zps864e5268.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1016361_zpsd712b0fb.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1016357_zpsb3b97660.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 19, 2013, 11:22:00 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1016730_zps646784b0.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1016707_zpsedc96c94.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1016801_zps23841102.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1016697_zps1831ac76.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 05, 2013, 08:13:35 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1017343_zps3ac855c2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1017287_zps818f3160.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1017258_zps1d721075.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 23, 2013, 11:35:31 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc011/L1018408_zpsd537f189.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc011/L1018582_zps30156805.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc011/L1018556_2_zps454a3678.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 30, 2013, 11:43:25 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc012/L1005835_zpsfb52fc7d.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc012/L1005403_zpsc646efdc.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc012/L1018644_zps07d980a1.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc012/L1018627_zpscc99af59.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc012/L1014127_zps6abd677b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc012/L1006761_zpse042defc.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 03, 2014, 09:45:43 PM
Ralph Gibson finally goes digital. He shot this entire book with an M Mononchrom
http://www.ralphgibson.com/2013-mono.html

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on January 03, 2014, 10:57:16 PM
Ralph Gibson finally goes digital. He shot this entire book with an M Mononchrom
http://www.ralphgibson.com/2013-mono.html

How 'bout that...those photos still look just like Ralph Gibson's!   :D  Glad to see he's embraced the New. (Though I hope he still uses some film too.)

-Dave-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Rob C on January 04, 2014, 03:51:35 AM
Well, the bicycle shot was nice... but any camera would have been just as capable, wouldn't it?

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 04, 2014, 09:50:21 AM
Most cameras made today are all fully capable of capturing most photographs. The important part is being able to see and matching the right camera for that vision.

I know for me the MM just gets out of the way and lets me create more so than any other digital camera I have used.

I think the microphone shot is amazing.....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 04, 2014, 09:54:36 AM
How 'bout that...those photos still look just like Ralph Gibson's!   :D  Glad to see he's embraced the New. (Though I hope he still uses some film too.)

-Dave-

I doubt Ralph will ever give up film This I think was a bold step for him especially after reading some of his comments about digital in the past. The new work is killer. He has a very unique vision. Love the way he sees negative space.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Manoli on January 04, 2014, 12:25:13 PM
I doubt Ralph will ever give up film This I think was a bold step for him especially after reading some of his comments about digital in the past. The new work is killer. He has a very unique vision. Love the way he sees negative space.

I was surprised at the poor quality of this latest work. Not so much the photography but the 'web output'. Proof, if any was needed, that mini jpg's viewed over the internet, at best, serve as a guideline only. I'd reserve any judgement until one sees the printed output.  But I certainly agree with your comments about 'unique vision' and 'negative space'.

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 16, 2014, 12:51:36 PM
Some horn toot'n. Missed it by that much...
Just found out about  this and bridesmaid again (LoL) in this Leica sponsored contest. This time I got two Mark of Excellence Awards in this one contest and was in the top 37 out of almost 1300 entries. Top prize of $12,000 and an $8000 Leica MM
Heres the link. My photos are on line 6 photo on the left and line 17 also on the left.
http://www.i-shot-it.com/competition.php?id=524765d120d0f&page=0 (http://www.i-shot-it.com/competition.php?id=524765d120d0f&page=0)

The photos
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/IMG_7577_zps1d5bdfe6.jpg)
 
and
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1002146-1_zpsfa1b49e3.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Rob C on January 17, 2014, 03:28:43 AM
Your bike shot is lovely.

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 17, 2014, 07:24:51 PM
Thanks Rob...
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 15, 2014, 09:15:11 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc015/L1002364_zpsba05405d.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 15, 2014, 02:13:35 PM
ER nurse from earlier today
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc015/L10193902_zps10a36e59.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 23, 2014, 02:48:53 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc015/L1019433_zps2e8825d8.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 29, 2014, 10:10:04 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc017/L1020129_zpseb6fe7cf.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc016/L1019926_zps08d19699.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc016/L1019817_zps131c039b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc016/L1019784_zps1d6d4a5e.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc016/L1019738_zps87b5041d.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc017/L1020071_zps8ea41caf.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc017/L1020060_zpse4625d97.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc017/L1020058_zpsf923f6d1.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc017/L1020048_zps75c76f3a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc017/L1020140_zps9c2ec2da.jpg)

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 29, 2014, 07:02:51 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1020269_zpsb7e10809.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1020214_zps08d6251b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1020183_zpsf96768bf.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1020267_zps7e299fff.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1020262_zps6c3738d1.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 31, 2014, 10:59:14 PM
A few from today
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1020542_zpsbcf1a6a1.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1020543_zps497f6df1.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1020530_zpsc2aee2b7.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1020507_zpsfc9d29c3.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1020589_zps3fe05f7c.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1020577_zps3cbc2b07.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: LKaven on March 31, 2014, 11:54:42 PM
Great eye as always, Allen.  You definitely turned me into a believer in this camera. 
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 01, 2014, 09:10:50 PM
Thanks so much. I became a believer when I processed my first files. WOW...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1020402_zpsf1c9e9b7.jpg)

Here's a pretty cool piece on it a bit more scientific than me just saying it's really cool..
http://blog.leica-camera.com/photographers/blog-contributors/fegor-a-fetishists-guide-to-the-monochrom-part2/
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: uaiomex on April 04, 2014, 08:20:34 PM
Amazing work Allen! Congrats!
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 05, 2014, 01:16:55 AM
Thanks ualomex
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: capital on April 05, 2014, 06:28:27 PM
I like the photo of the woman in plaid coat & ski cap.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 08, 2014, 12:28:56 PM
Thanks capital..One of my favs too.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 08, 2014, 09:40:49 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc017/L1020774_zpsafa84d33.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 11, 2014, 07:46:26 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1020911_zpse359a731.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on April 11, 2014, 09:46:03 PM
Hehe, love the "No Vegans" photo. Oops!   :D

-Dave-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 12, 2014, 09:04:45 PM
Thanks Dave.

A few from today.
 
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1021314_zps2b4ae353.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1021385_zps2ef33406.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1021346_zps75615aac.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1021263_zps9b537e60.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1021195_zps9b02af97.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1021191_zpsc6102613.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1021122_zps0c39caaa.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1021172_zps80e4dc5f.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1021176_zps9007435e.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1021113_zps380b3f8b.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 12, 2014, 10:53:03 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc018/L1021282_zpsadcc6c3d.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 18, 2014, 07:58:33 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021664_zps5045613c.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021636_zps5715fe87.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021625_zps774d04a3.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021548_zps756edf8f.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021527_zps7c9c51cd.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021525_zps378ac6a2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021691_zpsbaa2c3db.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 19, 2014, 06:16:20 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021961_1_zps75122010.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021841_zps6df95119.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021763_zps0005e311.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021775_zps25d085b0.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021957_zpsa7a33996.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 20, 2014, 10:56:17 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021572_zps98361999.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 25, 2014, 03:57:01 PM
Anybody else out there shooting with this camera? Come on guys and gals. Gotta be someone else out there besides me.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 27, 2014, 06:48:03 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1022225_zpsf5e2f3c3.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 30, 2014, 11:13:48 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Mark%20Town%20Indiana/L1022483_zps431a1847.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Mark%20Town%20Indiana/L1022468_zpsc6734ebd.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Mark%20Town%20Indiana/L1022431_zpsdfd42a03.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Mark%20Town%20Indiana/L1022411_zps23d011e6.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Mark%20Town%20Indiana/L1022405_zpsc5af0781.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Mark%20Town%20Indiana/L1022399_zps57171149.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Mark%20Town%20Indiana/L1022321_zpse0483fe1.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Mark%20Town%20Indiana/L1022383_zps1c45e351.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Mark%20Town%20Indiana/L1022340_zps86d1b6d0.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: hasselbladfan on May 01, 2014, 05:08:56 AM
Your pictures are too good, Allen. Nobody else dares to show theirs. :)

We are all enjoying it.

Keep doing, man.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: mezzoduomo on May 01, 2014, 05:13:52 AM
Your pictures are too good, Allen. Nobody else dares to show theirs. :)

We are all enjoying it.

Keep doing, man.

+1. I really enjoy this thread.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 01, 2014, 06:12:09 PM
 :-[ AWWW SHUCKS thanks so much. I am humbled by the kind words. My wifes going to have to get the doors all enlarged now to get my big head through them. LOL. But I would still love to see what others are doing with this wonderful camera.

A couple more from Marktown
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Mark%20Town%20Indiana/L1022502_1_zpscc28b829.jpg)

35 LUX FLE wide open
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Mark%20Town%20Indiana/L1022386_zps241769c9.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Mark%20Town%20Indiana/L1022420_zpse851f4bf.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Mark%20Town%20Indiana/L1022360_zps9a60481e.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Mark%20Town%20Indiana/L1022410_zps1afd4b61.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Gary Mulcahey on May 01, 2014, 07:36:21 PM
Allen, thanks for showing us what you are doing with your MM. And thanks for not HDRing the crap out of them like I see way too much of. Your images look very good. If I get the notion I will put up some at some point.

G
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 05, 2014, 08:15:02 AM
Thanks Gary,

I process my files in photoshop (now in CS6) and I approach it pretty much the way I would if I were working in a traditional darkroom. If I can see the process or the technique that pretty much ruins a shot for me. The processing, in my opinion, should be seamless and the image should be what you see not how it was created. 

Allen
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Gary Mulcahey on May 05, 2014, 06:08:55 PM
Allen for the most part I agree with you. But sometimes the processing will poke it's head up in skies and I can live with that. I love a dramatic sky.  ;D

G
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 08, 2014, 09:27:30 PM
Gary, don't get me wrong, I love photos that have little resemblance to what the scene looked like originally. I just don't want to see the processing. I love a dramatic sky to and do try to get them when appropriate. I just don't want to see the processing first and then thats all I see. Adams had dramatic skies but I never saw the processing first or could see how he did it like obvious burns dodges. I really don't care for glowing HDRs and burn and dodge halos around things. Thats what i was referring to when I said the processing should be seamless.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 13, 2014, 09:22:13 PM
Hey all,

I received some really good news yesterday. I was selected for this exhibit at the Soho Gallery in New York. It was a juried show and only 40 images were chosen from over 2000. The opening is July 1.

Heres the info..
http://www.sohophoto.com/participate/competitions/national/

Thanks,
Allen
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 17, 2014, 11:10:31 AM
Heres the image that was selected and are any of you New York members going to opening on July 1? Would love to meet you.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1002146_1sharpened_zps66374c7c.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 18, 2014, 06:20:06 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1022316_zps5ce11cd1.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1022757_zps74693c8d.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1022760_zps39d2ca56.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1022829_zps19704e5c.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1022856_zps71bbca82.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1022901_zpscfae0098.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 18, 2014, 06:21:16 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L10227072_zpsba8e8850.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1023251_1_zpsfad3f548.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1023264_zps32b2553d.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 22, 2014, 11:26:46 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1023348_2_zpsa85f82d5.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1023347_zpsaf6a3461.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1023313_zpsadba5854.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1023295_zps4bbf162f.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1023276_zps380c2c3b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1023306_zps4919eb2d.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 25, 2014, 07:27:53 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023553_zpseefcb298.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023561_zpsb0679e2c.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023718_zpsc6d0b757.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023679_zpsa445545c.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023649_zpsb0bf3027.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023639_zpsa688314d.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023590_zps000c92f0.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023667_zpsf2af3f05.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 25, 2014, 07:29:16 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023407_zpsa4110c2f.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023538_zps802c147a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023523_zps1d729404.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023499_zps72f054d7.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023458_zpsba5ed012.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023430_zps4f35841c.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 27, 2014, 01:28:17 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023788_zps32bc8977.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023851_zps4a2e7975.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023691_zps599923fe.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023686_zps75b1e4ef.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023682_zpsdfb147a5.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023675_zpsc96d2170.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023567_zpsad0ac966.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023572_zps3079f59c.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023701_zps1590759f.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023708_zpsa4c1f402.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023569_zpsf4e8035c.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 27, 2014, 01:32:12 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023827_zps27b43719.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023849_zpsae1b3e1a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023485_zpsbbc79222.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023779_zps2d6dd72a.jpg)

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 29, 2014, 07:41:16 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023990_2_zps38dcbb6e.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1024011_zpsf014bacf.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1024019_zps14506279.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1024020_zps22be0228.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023996_zpsc2d7df9a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023953_zpsede48576.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023978_zps590169fa.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1023997_zpsbdc9ef06.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 31, 2014, 03:15:20 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1024170_1_zpsd9b13e1a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1024157_zps0657cbd1.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1024179_1_zps341e53c7.jpg)

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(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L10241242_zpsd75f3767.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1024066_zps17d32b1c.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc020/L1024050_zps12dcb7d4.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 29, 2014, 03:41:39 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc021/L1024786_zps958f3aed.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc021/L1024768_zpsd3b925af.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc021/L10247382_zps4d298693.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 29, 2014, 03:42:22 PM
If anyone is going to be in New York on July 1 please stop by.

I was selected for this exhibit at the Soho Gallery in New York. It was a juried show and only 42 images were chosen from over 2600. The opening is July 1.

Heres the info..
http://www.sohophoto.com/participate/competitions/national/

And here is the photograph that they selected.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1002146_1sharpened_zps66374c7c.jpg)

Here are some 8 1/2 X 11 handouts I made for the exhibit.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/shows/Handout_zps26935c02.jpg)

And besides having one of my photos selected to be in the exhibit at the Soho Gallery in New York, I just found out that I was selected to have a one man exhibit at the Rangefinder Galley here in Chicago at 300 W Superior probably next July but the exact month hasn't been determined but it will be sometime next summer. If you can't make New York and live near Chicago please come by that exhibit next summer.

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 02, 2014, 10:37:44 PM
Just back from New York and some quick edits.

AAHHH the New York Italian salute
1
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2
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3
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4
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5
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6
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7

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8
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10
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11
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12
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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 15, 2014, 05:56:03 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc021/L1025872_zps7f89667c.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 06, 2014, 10:03:01 PM
So I guess there is no other MM guys out there shooting anything these days? Come on guys and gals. Ya gotta have some stuff you can post..
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 17, 2014, 04:17:05 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1026859_zps52988ca4.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1026891_zpsebf1b78e.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1026907_zps92c9c7b6.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1026920_zpsc68fbe40.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1026982_zps26026541.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1027003_zps9f7266f2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1027009_zps6e6d4dfa.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1027026_zps36dc3700.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 01, 2014, 08:44:45 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc023/L1027284_zps4e388367.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 06, 2014, 11:22:52 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1027309_zps5346c319.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1027480_zps7053379e.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1027410_zps356f8723.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1027426_zps999dcaf0.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 21, 2014, 08:47:58 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1027663_1_zps2beb3186.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 01, 2014, 04:51:06 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1027846_zpsb625de55.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1027859_zps30f213fd.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1027867_zps269d9dc8.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1027892_zpsda360f51.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 06, 2014, 04:06:48 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028142_zpsc461e890.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028125_zpsd71f5c3b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028092_zpsa733ff9b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028117_zpsf21a44bb.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028188_zpseb1ce006.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028148_zpsc7d315b6.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028089_zpsebfc82ba.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: wolfnowl on October 09, 2014, 01:38:21 AM
If anyone's planning to be in Victoria (BC, Canada, not the other one, down under) on October 27, our camera group is having someone give a talk on 'Why I Became a Leica M Monochrom Shooter' at UVic. Not a lot of extra room, but we can fit in a few people. Drop me a message.

Mike.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 10, 2014, 08:03:05 PM
Mike lets see some of your MM work...

Wish I could get away and come up there.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 11, 2014, 01:47:31 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L10282882_zps9e24e3e4.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: SeanBK on October 11, 2014, 11:31:29 PM
Last week got M(type 240), Here is an early B&W conversion. I know it is NOT MM, but did not want to give up the control sans color as Michael said in his review. In the end it is Leica M w/24mp with a new Leica 24mm, waiting for other lenses that were to be released right after Photokina '14 > 35mm & 90mm. Hope u like it.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: wolfnowl on October 12, 2014, 01:01:21 AM
Mike lets see some of your MM work...

Wish I could get away and come up there.

Allen: I wish I could, but I'm not the speaker. His name is Robert. I am looking forward to his talk, however!

Mike.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 17, 2014, 07:27:02 PM
Last week got M(type 240), Here is an early B&W conversion. I know it is NOT MM, but did not want to give up the control sans color as Michael said in his review. In the end it is Leica M w/24mp with a new Leica 24mm, waiting for other lenses that were to be released right after Photokina '14 > 35mm & 90mm. Hope u like it.

Congrats on the new Leica M and I like both shots...
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 19, 2014, 10:36:16 PM
A few more

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028548_zps82accf55.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028553_zps3df50323.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028425_zpse05d6acc.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028403_zpsccf4dccb.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028448_zpsbb9e89e8.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028612_zps1e055b71.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: SeanBK on October 22, 2014, 05:31:53 PM
First two r simply gorgeous, so is last one. But that is in no way a slight toward #3,4 & 5. But #1 & #2 r quite special. :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 22, 2014, 07:17:41 PM
Thanks so much...

A few more.
Wesus Saves
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028694_zps398ba31d.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028698_zps6bd51c89.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028642_zps52b8bda0.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028622_zps9a62238d.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028644_zpseeffed1b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028683_zps00c0b890.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc024/L1028691_zps86ecd815.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 23, 2014, 11:20:02 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1028720_zps70eb88b9.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 18, 2014, 01:36:36 PM
You all are invited
Scroll down to March 6th and click
http://www.tamarkin.com/leicagallery/upcoming-shows
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 23, 2014, 12:36:01 PM
Test shot. MM and 50 .95 Noctilux WIDE OPEN focus on salesman's left eye. Amazing lens....
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1028969_zps42043a01.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 23, 2014, 09:14:43 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1029104_zps8a575ad9.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1029003_zps40332368.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1029103_zps53d58f9d.jpg)

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 04, 2015, 12:20:11 PM
Just back from the land of enchantment. Spent a few days in northern New Mexico.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030199_zpsaab3ac8e.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030363_zps0e54933e.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030518_zpsd82e675d.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030598_zpsb3a413a3.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030644_zpsf50fe981.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030700_zps94ffbbfe.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L10307992_zps7b7fbe18.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030814_zps4fd72b6a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030851_zps3a6a611c.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030920_zps50e5936b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030979_zpse648286d.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1031200_zps2d78db51.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1031214_zpsd7e8cc03.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 13, 2015, 09:37:01 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030920_zps50e5936b.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 13, 2015, 11:10:20 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030785_zps2a659f34.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on January 14, 2015, 01:54:27 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030785_zps2a659f34.jpg)

Oooh, I like this one. The way the the closer horse's eye catches the light. Spot on…literally.  :)

-Dave-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 16, 2015, 09:32:06 AM
Thanks Dave
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 16, 2015, 09:34:29 AM
A few more from the land of enchantment.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1031123_zpsfe397cbe.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030992_zpsce0016ea.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030869_zps817c0140.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1030733_zpsbc40286e.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: ACH DIGITAL on January 17, 2015, 11:48:56 AM
Good interesting work Allen!
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 17, 2015, 03:06:22 PM
Thanks so much for looking and commenting..
A few from earlier today
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1031242_zps03fc0059.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/15_zps037025a6.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1031290_zps1a31692c.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1031291_zps01fe43d2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1031297_zps94eb5cae.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1031306_zps779ae653.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1031351_zps0cd1d4cf.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1031338_zps9c52e0f4.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 19, 2015, 04:22:34 PM
Looks like we got some press for my upcoming exhibit March 6 2015 and you are all invited.
http://www.chicagogallerynews.com/news/2014/12/january-april-2015-on-the-cover-first-fridays-at-the-rangefinder-gallery
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 31, 2015, 10:20:07 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1031488_zpsc829wozi.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/6aa5a2ab-e891-442c-b832-56fbfefa6272_zps1y4brnmm.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 15, 2015, 08:07:39 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/7ded55fd-6851-4c9a-9551-014b519f7118_zpsceiedwhx.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 10, 2015, 10:44:36 AM
The opening was a success. It was well attended and some red dots, all good.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/shows/c7b41e75-e074-45ff-88fa-5a03a2d152cc_zps6x7gbtav.jpg)

The show will be up all month (March) get by if you can. The gallery is great venue.
http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=4e329e7d42e0074b9f0340081&id=89500e46c6&e=3adc9261b8

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 17, 2015, 08:44:26 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1031897_zpsn3ir2vso.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1031868_zpsiifypiqi.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1031852_zps7xamqpl5.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 02, 2015, 03:24:22 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1032423_zpskqj5pubp.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1032490_zpseubxvtbo.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1032395_zpszimzayrf.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1032404_zpsbzscts1v.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1032431_zpsq3bx0xqt.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1032414_zpsrbxlrogh.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1032475_zpsvnsoqvve.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1032504_zpsxj8fxpap.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: markdavisleica on April 03, 2015, 12:03:41 PM
I love the results from the MM.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 13, 2015, 10:16:26 PM
Nice shot....Glad to see another person contributing. The MM is a wonderful camera.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 13, 2015, 10:20:13 PM
A few from earlier.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1032949_zpsovrwhfrq.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1032936_1_zpsogxno821.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1032945_zpsodpqf39h.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1032957_zpsjzld87nz.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1032976_zpsfcn8lkfw.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1032994_zpsvs1xt9w6.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1033002_zpsiosjjpzi.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1033004_zpssomospwc.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1033011_zpszyhcdjbn.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1033046_zpsznxrahve.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1033047_zpsebo78a2a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1033051_zps7embh6ee.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 14, 2015, 09:22:21 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1033105_zpsycwi4cp9.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1033102_zps0qg0fzmy.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1033130_zpsmbfgr1su.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 02, 2015, 10:48:39 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033559_zpsefotpmqb.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033708_zps5f3xkef3.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033634_1_zpscrej7ktr.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033710_1_zpsjlksnuap.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1033188_zpssumcjdqw.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1033176_zpsxs5drbac.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc026/L1033184_zpsntdspynv.jpg)

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 03, 2015, 05:25:39 PM
Got out for a while earlier today
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033803_zpsrg1ol9lq.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033828_zpsrqvtyn9y.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033840_zpsckrwrjhq.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033811_zpsmp7r1hrp.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Herbc on May 03, 2015, 10:27:21 PM
Unless there is some magic in the newest version of the Leica Monochrom, why not take a Sony A7xx and have it converted to b/w by Maxmax or someone who does that?  You then have a camera with all the evf and such, unless I am missing something?? 8)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 04, 2015, 01:13:51 PM
Well first I don't use or like EVF. There is nothing better for the street than a rangefinder. I prefer it. The original MM doesn't have all the stuff I don't want on my camera like live view, EVF, a crap load of FPS, (I don't need or use any), auto everything, and the MM is a pure B&W rangefinder shooting experience which is quite a difference from all the other choices out there. Nice to have choices.

As far as sensor to get one modified/converted don't they burn off the CFA filter which can leave some color pixels, anyway wouldn't a camera manufactured to be B&W be a much better choice?

I had a darkroom until a few years back and divorce, downsizing and client base forced me digital. I studied the zone system in college in the 1980s. Yeah I did all the tests. The school had a densitometer. Drew up all the film curves. Also along with shooting professionally full time since 1986 I also did custom color and B&W printing. If I still had a darkroom I would probably still be shooting film in some capacity. I don't but I can tell you this; the MM is the first B&W digital that I have really liked. My old college professors and I are amazed at the ink jet print quality that can be gotten from the MM files. The MM is the first camera that has given me the same feeling I got when I bought my 500 C/Ms in the mid 80s. Someday I might just go back to film. Maybe buy and old 8X10 Deardorff move out west and shoot large format landscapes but for now the  street is my passion as I thought landscape was when I was studying large format zone system photography in college. I worked on a documentary project when I was in school and I found a passion for the streets then that I never found with landscape. And I had yet to enjoy working on the streets as much as I have since picking up the MM.  

The reason I wrote all of this is I know what good B&W output is. The MM is as good as digital gets period. I have shot with almost all of the high end Canon and the files from the original MM are so much better. I can only imagine how good the files are from the new MM. My files even at ISOs of 1600 and deliver prints that I would compare tri-x negs shot with my 500 C/Ms processed in Rodinal 1:50.

I am perfectly happy with the original version and I have no plans of upgrading to the new camera. It has more stuff on it than I want or need. My current version is terrific at 1600 and 3200 ISO.

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Herbc on May 04, 2015, 02:34:57 PM
Each to his own. I shoot a lot of Leica lenses, have never been able to get comfortable with the cameras.
I have had numerous ones, no digital Leica, but if they are anything like the film Leicia, I will pass.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 04, 2015, 03:40:16 PM
Yes Nice to have choices and rangefinder aren't for everyone. For me it's just a simple camera that gets out of the way when I am working. Shutter speed dial on the top of the camera, aperture on the lens and a good low light sensor. 18MPs and because there is no color is compared to the D800e when talking sharpness and DR. The new MM is said to be comparable to a 48 MP color sensor.

If you are a B&W street photographer there really isn't a better digital tool.

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 04, 2015, 07:22:01 PM
From just a couple of hours ago
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033868_zpsnektio0u.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033894_zpsaut6aar8.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033878_zpslefhhwqb.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033892_zpsvg7baj12.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033879_zpsifw3np5a.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BernardLanguillier on May 04, 2015, 08:19:11 PM
Great images Allen!

It seems you are the only MM users in the world though. ;)

Or... nobody else dares to have his/her images compared to yours.

Cheers,
Bernard
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 04, 2015, 08:26:56 PM
Thanks. Quite a few MM owners on rangefinder. I wish more would post here. My work is the way I see the world. I'm sure there are many others that do a great job at the way they see it. I just don't want to see this thread die. And now there's a new MM. I am anxious to see mages from the new one so if someone scores one please post'm up and I know there are more that are on this forum that have MMs so come on post some.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: LKaven on May 07, 2015, 12:39:03 AM
Looking at the new MM Allen?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 08, 2015, 04:55:09 PM
Luke I'm really happy with the one I have. I think I'll pass on the new one. The new one also has a lot of stuff I don't want my camera.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 08, 2015, 05:16:42 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033929_zpshq8470zw.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033931_zpscwhzkzd9.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 10, 2015, 07:12:16 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034016_zpsbh15cjoj.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1033999_zpsg5azaiyu.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034029_zpsoy0xf8wd.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034121_zpsd3ycxcds.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034048_zpswtiqqiho.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034041_zpsgv3nwfcu.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 10, 2015, 11:10:36 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034039_zpsacne62vj.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034070_zpsgqu4jos3.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 19, 2015, 08:01:55 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034187_zpsvnnodazv.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on May 19, 2015, 10:21:58 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034187_zpsvnnodazv.jpg)

Mmmm, I really like this one…has a cool "day for night"-ish look.

-Dave-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: CptZar on May 20, 2015, 02:43:39 AM
Test shot. MM and 50 .95 Noctilux WIDE OPEN focus on salesman's left eye. Amazing lens....
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc025/L1028969_zps42043a01.jpg)

Hi Allen
thanks for sharing your photos. Can I ask you a question...

When you focus  the 50/0.9 you will have to focus with the center of the viewfinder. With f0.9 the DOF will be so shallow, that the eye will not be sharp any more if you move the camera a little to the left. Also the 50/f0.9 has some field curvature. So do you crop or what technique did you use to get the eye sharp.

Cheers

Jan
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 24, 2015, 02:52:47 PM
Thanks Red filter helped with the sky.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 24, 2015, 02:55:11 PM
I had never shot with the .95 or since until that photo. If I remember correctly I put it on the MM focused recomposed slightly and shot. I was very careful to try not move and hte salesman didn't move. I guess I got lucky. I also found it to be a lot easier to focus with than I thought that it would be.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 24, 2015, 03:04:21 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034604_zpsmf2eqwbs.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034490_zpserfdk2nr.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034510_zpsdtta05gt.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034364_zpslmfe32pe.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034335_zpspy4he0bm.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034476_zpszlqgvgoh.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 24, 2015, 08:06:25 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034664_zpskucol4yz.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: CptZar on May 25, 2015, 05:13:36 AM
Txs for sharing!

Jan
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 25, 2015, 03:35:32 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034855_zpsjaxjiwpc.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on May 27, 2015, 07:32:10 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5340/17442876966_0befa83789_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/szniC3)Spring 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/szniC3) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8763/17468557631_5b08c679ff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sBCVA8)Spring 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/sBCVA8) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Nikkor 10.5cm F2.5, Y52 filter, wide-open.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5331/17282604699_9cbf7eefcd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/skcSg6)Manassas (https://flic.kr/p/skcSg6) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

C-Sonnar 50/1.5 at F4, Orange filter.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 27, 2015, 07:33:14 PM
Good stuff Brain.... ;D ;D
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on May 27, 2015, 07:42:38 PM
Thankyou- My favorite camera.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8709/17172357350_d259bbb4ac_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sasPyJ)Skate and Fun Zone (https://flic.kr/p/sasPyJ) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Nikkor 8.5cm f2, wide-open, ISO 10000.



(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8619/15997267256_0e04e0f9d2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qnCbdG)Signal Hill (https://flic.kr/p/qnCbdG) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

1936 5cm F1.5 Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar, wide-open, Orange Filter. ISO320.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 27, 2015, 09:17:33 PM
Mine to.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034900_zpssia5oa1l.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034930_zpssanpzryi.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034977_zpszzxqh6nt.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034957_zpsy3yo7dkk.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on May 29, 2015, 10:41:11 PM
Just a test.

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7768/18061666540_1289b5a0ff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tw3LcN)Converted 5058 (https://flic.kr/p/tw3LcN) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I got my FORTRAN code to process M Monochrom files, use a Gamma function to convert to 16-bits. Modifies the DNG image header to make White= 65535, 16-bits, then uses a Gamma function to stretch the histogram. Still playing. Started writing the software on Wednesday.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 29, 2015, 10:47:37 PM
Just a test.

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7768/18061666540_1289b5a0ff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tw3LcN)Converted 5058 (https://flic.kr/p/tw3LcN) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I got my FORTRAN code to process M Monochrom files, use a Gamma function to convert to 16-bits. Modifies the DNG image header to make White= 65535, 16-bits, then uses a Gamma function to stretch the histogram. Still playing. Started writing the software on Wednesday.

Looks good Brian....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on May 30, 2015, 12:51:07 AM
I got my FORTRAN code to process M Monochrom files…

Now there's a blast from the past! I don't think I've used FORTRAN since c. 1978 when I wrote a drag-racing simulator that ran on an IBM 1130 "mini" computer. Lotsa fun adding & tweaking parameters. That was a whole different world…

-Dave-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: SeanBK on May 30, 2015, 09:55:08 AM
 ;D Wow!! FORTRAN that IS a blast from the past. Am so..o glad you have managed to put it in good use. Wait till I tell my Tech wizard of a son @ this.  BTW. Image looks great too, I'd post but I shoot with M(240), though B&W conversion are equally great but MM @ high ISO is incredible & that is from a guy who just sold all his Nikon D800e gear and Zeiss lens.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on May 30, 2015, 10:57:03 AM
I've worked with Fortran for 40 years. I love it. I write code for embedded processors in Fortran and Assembly. I worked with digital imagers in the 1980s, when they were still in the research lab. I modified software written in the 1980s to process the Leica DNG files.

This image is from the M9, converted to Monochrome Linear DNG:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8824/16991248947_6487e3a71f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rTsAm4)M1012676_small (https://flic.kr/p/rTsAm4) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

100% crop:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7592/16576228684_e79bc87de7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rfMvhh)M1012676_crop (https://flic.kr/p/rfMvhh) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I did a custom Demosaic algorithm, optimized for using the color camera with a Yellow filter.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on May 30, 2015, 11:42:52 AM
Back to the M Monochrom and "just Lightroom"...

Nikkor 10.5cm f2.5, Y52 filter, wide-open.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7607/17215454402_78b3ef1b8e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/segGPm)Spring 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/segGPm) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on May 30, 2015, 01:58:37 PM
I've worked with Fortran for 40 years. I love it. I write code for embedded processors in Fortran and Assembly. I worked with digital imagers in the 1980s, when they were still in the research lab. I modified software written in the 1980s to process the Leica DNG files.

Your results look really good. Well worth continuing with your project IMO. Just had a look…I had no idea there were so many FORTRAN compilers around.  :)  Might have to get ahold of one so I can play a bit. Forward into the past!

-Nick Danger-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on May 30, 2015, 08:14:42 PM
And this reminds me...

Allen, in the second picture in your last set: Why does the girl have a 5.25" floppy diskette? I have a floppy drive if she needs to have it read. I was able to read some 30 year old diskettes this past year.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 30, 2015, 11:35:15 PM
Brian, I have no idea. She was in a cafe window and I thought she and what she was doing looked interesting. She never eve realized I took the photograph.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on May 31, 2015, 10:55:25 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034850_zps4kpbatc0.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1034945_zpswb1jnei4.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on June 03, 2015, 06:18:37 AM
Some Post Processing, Fortran conversion to DNG-16 then Silver Efex2.

Jupiter-3 5cm F1.5, wide-open.

ISO 5000

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8859/18402031041_db9c88305c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/u38dHg)Gamma 1.0 M1 DNG-16, Panatomic-X Emulation (https://flic.kr/p/u38dHg) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

ISO 10000

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7760/18399758435_65bc8993c5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/u2Vz9p)gamma1m1_SEFX2 (https://flic.kr/p/u2Vz9p) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 03, 2015, 06:32:09 AM
10,000 looks fantastic Brian....

Good stuff.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on June 03, 2015, 02:10:25 PM
10,000 looks fantastic Brian....

Good stuff.

Yep. Got the Sonnar look too.  :)

-Dave-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on June 03, 2015, 07:09:13 PM
C-Sonnar 50/1.5, wide-open.

As shot:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/484/18408966956_929d5db87b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/u3JLw1)Straight Export, DNG-14 (https://flic.kr/p/u3JLw1) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

FORTRAN Converted to 16-Bit DNG Gamma 2, intercept -0.67,

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7793/18408933836_8b24d1941a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/u3JAEY)Gamma 2 m1.33, DNG-16 (https://flic.kr/p/u3JAEY) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

And with SEFX2 High Structure.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/520/18249160559_d73f08d3f9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tNBHDi)Gamma 2 m1.33, SEFX2 (https://flic.kr/p/tNBHDi) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

ISO 320.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BernardLanguillier on June 03, 2015, 07:56:55 PM
Brian,

Nice, but in my view Silver eFex2 makes the bokeh look ugly on this one. It goes a good job in the canon through.

Cheers,
Bernard
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on June 03, 2015, 08:14:55 PM
I agree!

I'm having a fun time playing with the images. LR6 and Silver Efex 2 is fine with my Fortran output files.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 11, 2015, 11:09:26 PM
Lux FLE back from Leica NJ. THey did a wonderful job.
Wide open and I personally don't think the Bokeh is as bad as advertised. It's a heck of a lot more pleasing than the Canon 35L in my experience and opinion.
Wide open
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1035130_zps5dframzv.jpg)

Wide open and vignette added in post to both of these
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1035140_zpsa0mbjooj.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1035145_zpsjwlxw7r8.jpg)
 
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 14, 2015, 05:39:59 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1035285%202_zpsv3t2ghfs.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1035213_zpshwbsemd8.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1035421_zpsxujbqywz.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1035375_zpsbhez8vpc.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1035294_zpsbgy8flx9.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1035440_zpse1m7j6mz.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1035404_zps4rncq5t8.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1035339_zpsuq5o3jqx.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1035181_zpsyqh95zxv.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc027/L1035298_zpsihf6kg0m.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 21, 2015, 12:44:27 PM
Anybody got any images from the new MM that you could share?

CURIOUS especially high ISO.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 21, 2015, 09:20:04 PM
From today
MM and 35 Lux FLE wied open
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1035712_zpslyxg16q1.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 21, 2015, 09:22:35 PM
A few others from earlier

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1035622_zps9hfkpsjc.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1035678_zpsiomw53h6.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1035728_zpspivbkjj4.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1035672_zpsdoonzlto.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1035691_zpscf7e91of.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1035689_zpszcg2jzlw.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1035629_zpsp4eitvyn.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1035664_zpskzbl9wer.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1035686_zps8btdqcgc.jpg)

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on June 22, 2015, 09:12:21 AM
Great shots-

Especially the "Killer Bee" girl.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on June 22, 2015, 09:24:25 PM
I took the modified Jupiter-8 to the Udvar Hazy today, with a light yellow filter. This lens is RF coupled to 0.65m, which required removing an internal stop, "misthreading" the helical, and moving the rear module in closer to the front to reduce the focal length, then change the shim. Focus is good through to infinity. All shots at F2.

As Shot,

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/433/18446173144_edfbf3c84d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/u72sC1)L1005240 (https://flic.kr/p/u72sC1) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Processed with Fortran, used Gamma of 1.5, Intercept at -0.67, converted to 16-Bit DNG.

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3746/18882443299_2d6f743323_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uLzsxe)G1005240 (https://flic.kr/p/uLzsxe) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/295/18880887590_6acc00af8b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uLru5E)G1005251 (https://flic.kr/p/uLru5E) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Nikki pointed out this one is wearing Mickey Mouse Ears.

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3702/18880929968_691a334f98_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uLrGFj)G1005293 (https://flic.kr/p/uLrGFj) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

It did launch from Florida.

I saw Bob Hoover doing stunts in this plane.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/290/19063008662_071ec42a2e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v3wUk9)G1005265 (https://flic.kr/p/v3wUk9) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/266/19063008152_3d8623a4e4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v3wUbm)G1005267 (https://flic.kr/p/v3wUbm) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

The Fortran code generates a 14-bit to 16-bit look-up-table using a Gamma curve, the extra 2-bits prevents collisions as the linear pixels are translated with the Gamma function.

$40 lens, including the shipping...
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on June 22, 2015, 09:45:38 PM
Museum and Playground, a Perfect day.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/273/18883286429_9468ec728b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uLDMaX)G1005334 (https://flic.kr/p/uLDMaX) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

At F4.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 24, 2015, 07:59:07 AM
Thanks Brian.

The rendering from the jupiter is pretty cool....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 25, 2015, 09:50:30 AM
35 lux FLE wide open on the MM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1035945_zpsyujpcsqx.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1035937_zps4hpd90ud.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1035934_zps3xgadhiv.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 25, 2015, 08:21:54 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1035925_zpsxyk0gsey.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on June 27, 2015, 10:26:16 PM
Went to the Skating rink today, brought the M Monochrom, J-8, Canon 100/2, and C-Sonnar.

The Canon is amazing. Smooth, long-throw focus.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/329/19194246526_189e672539_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vf8wLW)L1005483-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/vf8wLW) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/519/19032709440_612b1dd14c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uZRBqL)L1005484-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/uZRBqL) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3848/19034205559_a2741ee6f5_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uZZhaV)L1005426-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/uZZhaV) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/463/19224054231_09429ac17c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vhLiyT)L1005420-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/vhLiyT) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Canon 100/2, Wide-Open, ISO 10,000.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on June 27, 2015, 10:32:07 PM
Jupiter-8, modified for 0.65m RF coupled close-focus.

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3929/19032770248_c499e82145_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uZRVvb)L1005621-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/uZRVvb) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/397/19214475912_7053db791f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vgVdgs)L1005504-Edit-2 (https://flic.kr/p/vgVdgs) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

The C-Sonnar, wide-open at F1.5:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/559/18597861654_8c9f13b4f3_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ukqUk9)L1005511-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/ukqUk9) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I found the short-throw more difficult to follow-focus. Basically turn the focus and pan at the same time.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 28, 2015, 05:45:50 PM
A couple from earlier today

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1036023_2_zpsqiolyh2k.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1036051_1_zpsobbmuz06.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on July 03, 2015, 03:43:26 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/283/19383492405_9ef8fc59ab_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vwRsYV)G1005556 (https://flic.kr/p/vwRsYV) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Canon 100/2 wide-open, 1/45th second, ISO 10,000. Gamma curve added using Fortran. No NR or Sharpening.

The Canon is surprisingly easy to use "follow-focus".
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on July 11, 2015, 10:58:32 AM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/309/19589835165_78f7a94ab0_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vR62uH)Skyline Caverns (https://flic.kr/p/vR62uH) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

50/1.1 Nokton, wide-open. I keep a Hot-Mirror filter on it, cuts down on purple fringing. Straight expost from LR6, no noise reduction, no sharpening.

Black Bears in caves at Midnight...
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 20, 2015, 10:27:59 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1037319_1_zps1sdeprut.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1037243_2_zpsmjbrllp8.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1037368_zpsqvvew5ka.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on July 20, 2015, 02:29:32 PM
Allen B - so many excellent photographs. Forget which camera, the shots are wonderful.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: hasselbladfan on July 20, 2015, 04:14:38 PM
Allen, nobody dares to compete with you. :)

Keep giving us inspiration.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 21, 2015, 12:31:15 PM
Thanks so much for the kind words but you guys are embarrassing me and creativity shouldn't be a competition but a personal expression. So many great photographers that post here and see much differently from the way I see. Not better/worse just different and that is a good thing.

Ok now lets see some of those MM shots. Any one have the new one? If so lets see'm and those from the original lets see some. Brian and I can't be the only ones. (BTW really good stuff Brian).....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 22, 2015, 11:10:51 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1037295_zpsnj2unx7e.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1037268%202_zpsnrwujbkz.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1037183_zpsqqnfhyeo.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1037458_zpsdd0rwcdp.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Peter Mellis on July 29, 2015, 11:02:20 AM
Allen:
On my monitor your pictures have the kind of tonality that I used to try for (with limited success) in the darkroom. I have always leaned towards b&w and now get pretty decent results printing from conversions, on an Epson 3800; am currently experimenting with a Fuji X100T shooting b&w in camera. While I can't cost justify an MM, I'm beginning to think that I "need" one on the bucket list. That said, how much post-processing are you having to do, to get the results that I am seeing? Are these printing as good as they look on screen?

Almost forgot to add that you have a great "eye". Please keep posting.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on July 29, 2015, 11:18:48 AM
Pardon me for butting in but why would you use the in camera B&W conversion in preference to Nik Silver Efex which will be far more subtle in the control that it offers. If you need a B&W preview I think the Fuji lets you choose B&W JPEG output but using FINE+RAW will also give you the RAW file that Nik (for example) could process.

I like B&W as well and thankfully have recovered my ability to see in B&W which I had neglected since returning to photography after a 25 year break.

Mike
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Peter Mellis on July 29, 2015, 03:10:37 PM
Drmike:

I agree with you about shooting RAW vs in camera conversion; trying the b&w jpeg route as an experiment to see what the results look like. Either way it's fun to see a b&w image in the viewfinder. When I was shooting a lot of film I could pretty much see/visualize in black and white, but lost the knack over time.
I haven't used the X100T very much yet, but some of the b&w jpegs look pretty decent on screen; it'll be interesting to see how they print.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on July 29, 2015, 03:13:38 PM
I'd be interested to hear about the results. I do sometimes wonder if I am being precious about always shooting RAW but then I always devloped my own film and made my own prints so for me probably not :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 30, 2015, 06:43:13 PM
Allen:
On my monitor your pictures have the kind of tonality that I used to try for (with limited success) in the darkroom. I have always leaned towards b&w and now get pretty decent results printing from conversions, on an Epson 3800; am currently experimenting with a Fuji X100T shooting b&w in camera. While I can't cost justify an MM, I'm beginning to think that I "need" one on the bucket list. That said, how much post-processing are you having to do, to get the results that I am seeing? Are these printing as good as they look on screen?

Almost forgot to add that you have a great "eye". Please keep posting.

Thanks and as you have probably read already MM files usually need a little sump'm. I have never warmed up to LR or SE. I have both but prefer CS6. It is more like the way I worked in a traditional darkroom. I shoot raw (DNG) and start in camera raw adjusting contrast, density etc. Fine tune it all in CS6. I usually make a print (epson 2880) and make final adjustments from there. If you are a B&W photographer there really isn't a better 135 format digital tool and the price of the original has come down a lot.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on July 31, 2015, 03:24:50 AM
May I ask why you adjust contrast etc. in ACR rather than PS where you can undo or edit the changes. Perhaps you are a more decisive person than me :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 31, 2015, 01:50:50 PM
A few things I have a bit more control in raw especially with perspective, contrast and density then a get it just right in PS and I can always go back to the raw file if I do something that isn't working. And yes I am decisive. I know just how I want my work to look and that is usually at the moment of exposure so I expose for the way I'm going to process so in that regard maybe a bit like the zone system.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on July 31, 2015, 02:38:11 PM
That's interesting because of course  (well I assume it's of course) any adjustment you make like contrast in ACR can be made in PS.

However, you have encouraged me to look at using ACR less as a simple converter and more as a creative tool for which I thank you!

The more I learn the more I realise I don't know.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: JeanMichel on July 31, 2015, 03:15:59 PM
A few things I have a bit more control in raw especially with perspective, contrast and density then a get it just right in PS and I can always go back to the raw file if I do something that isn't working. And yes I am decisive. I know just how I want my work to look and that is usually at the moment of exposure so I expose for the way I'm going to process so in that regard maybe a bit like the zone system.

Hi,
First, let me say that I enjoy seeing you images, very much. I do not have a Monochrom but do have an M9. Much of my work does end up being printed in black and white and I find the bw conversion controls in LR to be more than sufficient. I also find the ability to create virtual copies extremely useful - the bw version is always a virtual copy. I also find the 'precision' of adjusting controls (brush. gradient...) to be much more human scale, just like in a darkroom, as opposed to the down to a single pixel precision afforded by PS. I now rarely go to PS to refine my images. I mostly use PS to create exact size cmyk versions for images to be included in books, etc. And, I find the LR image catalogue perfect for my needs.

Again, thanks for posting your images.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 31, 2015, 03:23:34 PM
To each there own. I do not like to work in LR. Someone asked how I process and I responded. If you like LR then use it. I don't.

The one thing I really like about the MM is how well it performs at ISO 1600 and higher. Most of my street work is at 1600 and 3200 ISO.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 02, 2015, 12:42:12 PM
Finally able to get out for a couple of hours. A few from yesterday.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038391_zpsxptpyunl.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038301_zpsv9nsgc32.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038375_zpsjbcm2p6i.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038402_zpswwpqroco.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038409_zpsmypcek6h.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038440_zpsrodl5eus.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038444_zpsr1tguvfm.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038448_zpsh6qeopka.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038451_zpst7pphc7j.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 03, 2015, 11:34:05 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038374_zpsbj3obsl9.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038294_zpsnhovv5e9.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038273_zpsosde3oj3.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 10, 2015, 10:34:49 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038466_zpstsvcpslo.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038536_zpssbmz3wzv.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038551_zpsvh7fl0f7.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038567_zpsttmvnl5a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038582_zpsqmnxy2eu.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038530_zpsxtfig1ep.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038572_zpstvuywror.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 11, 2015, 10:01:32 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038661_zpsinoyblxo.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038625_zpsxansrnob.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038629_zps7ftzdhkl.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038604_zpswnzvsuus.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038657_zpssujaalwd.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038723_zpsjyynzcns.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038701_zpsqaotumwr.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 15, 2015, 09:25:19 AM
Just back from a commercial shoot in the Big Easy. Didn't have a lot of time to shoot for myself but did get some time in so heres some street stuff from NOLA.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038782_zpsmmzqjdfg.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038882_zpss85cfof2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038903_zpsdnuwuopd.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038907_zpsqanhukwb.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038875_zpsaiwjp9yg.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038766_zpsh8zv4olo.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038755_zpswwng24rm.jpg)

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on August 15, 2015, 09:04:59 PM
Just back from a commercial shoot in the Big Easy. Didn't have a lot of time to shoot for myself but did get some time in so heres some street stuff from NOLA.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc028/L1038875_zpsaiwjp9yg.jpg)

I love this one.  8)  Love NOLA too!

-Dave-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: alifatemi on August 16, 2015, 02:17:14 PM
any news from Leica M240, the new one?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 16, 2015, 08:49:39 PM
I love this one.  8)  Love NOLA too!

-Dave-

Thanks....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 18, 2015, 09:48:59 PM

Got out for a couple of hours today

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039041_zpsfxtyz0zf.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1038981_zpstyuezhua.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039010_zps4itvwwx0.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039031_zpsrxscaa3q.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039020_zpssmrt0wwl.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1038975_zpsqp6g1bcr.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039032_zpsfvqofxvj.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on August 19, 2015, 02:32:10 AM
First and last ones are clever with strong composition, of course only IMO.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 19, 2015, 01:53:20 PM
First and last ones are clever with strong composition, of course only IMO.

Thank you...
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 23, 2015, 07:10:59 PM
Had a couple of hours earlier so I got into the city.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039268_zpszpszofav.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039266_zpszyxuy2t0.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039297_zpshjxrgy7m.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039262_zpsvf67btou.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039300_zpswpqt1o1o.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039278_zpslvrn3uwi.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039324_zpsrvwy0k5i.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039312_zpse02wgacq.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 30, 2015, 06:44:04 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039426_zpsctm1j5qb.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039408_1_zpsggpgycuk.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039452_zpsghguiagl.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039416_zpshnbjlvzz.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039433_zpssg5h8xjb.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on August 31, 2015, 02:46:27 AM
Good composition in all of them. Are some a little dark or is that just me? For example the elderly lady with the row of hoop things. Obviously you don't want the hoops to grab attention but they do seem murky.

the LIVE photograph is great, especially the vague highlights on the billboard that look like puffs of steam.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 31, 2015, 09:13:59 AM
Thanks Mike.

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 08, 2015, 10:51:55 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039570_zpsefzvjezb.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039590_zpsncuulah0.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039657_zpsxvkeo2pg.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 11, 2015, 10:06:44 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039738_zpsgfykbpji.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039754_zpsbzkepoip.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039712_zpsuclqijli.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039723_zpsohzmxrsp.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039770_zpsv3ixgajn.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 12, 2015, 03:47:30 PM
Any images from new MM (246)? If so please post'm...
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 14, 2015, 01:19:27 PM
Some stuff from an event I shot last Sat for one of my corporate clients. Original MM all at high ISO.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039782_zpsjodptfpp.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039778_zpshrltkz1m.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039780_zps35qwovo1.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039786_zpsymhyv321.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039789_zpsvooleenr.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039790_zps9dqgha5l.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039800_zpsbvnca2pp.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039798_zpsijsk0xdf.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039805_zps7pbfddm9.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039806_zpsbdrhonlc.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039809_zpstzc2b2wa.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039817_zpsttepewem.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 14, 2015, 05:46:49 PM
Guys and gals check it out. One of my images was featured here.
http://everybodystreet.com/
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 16, 2015, 10:19:49 AM
MM and 35 Lux FLE wide open. Shot 30 min ago.
I always here how bad the bokeh is from this lens and though it is not a 200 2L I haven't seen it. I think it's really good for a 35mm lens. Much better than most I have used.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039848_zpswcz47ycd.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 16, 2015, 10:08:43 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039933_zps3edvmfp7.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039913_zpsowhy7hhn.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039919_zpssfichdkc.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039881_zpsliryonrm.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039938_zps71lgjlfg.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039940_zpsmuy4rrkk.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on September 17, 2015, 02:16:08 AM
Love the first ad third although perhaps the third could be grittier. The second one surely needs more light in the figure to see how he's dressed. But maybe that's my monitor.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 17, 2015, 08:23:13 AM
Thanks Doc   :)
I wanted to also say to me, what is important in that image, is his body shape and the shadow and the strong line leading to them.

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on September 17, 2015, 08:50:17 AM
Those lines do work that way but then I get frustrated that I can't see just what's going on - but as I say it might be monitor can't show the detail. Is he wearing shorts?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 17, 2015, 09:05:11 AM
I never said the image was working LoL

but to me the photo isn't about his clothes but his shape and the repeating shape of his shadow but having said that there is slight detail in his shirt and his shorts. Maybe your monitor is a bit dark?

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Rob C on September 17, 2015, 09:06:04 AM
The vertical shots are all too tall; makes enjoyment very hard to find!

My monitor's a LaCie 319, so not exactly a miniature. Or if it is, it's a jewel!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on September 17, 2015, 09:16:52 AM
I never said the image was working LoL

but to me the photo isn't about his clothes but his shape and the repeating shape of his shadow but having said that there is slight detail in his shirt and his shorts. Maybe your monitor is a bit dark?

But aren't you describing the better street shots, well composed photographs that happen to have people in them? After that hurdle is crossed then you get to the human interest.

My monitor is calibrated so it shouldn't be too dark but I'm not saying that isn't the problem though.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on September 17, 2015, 09:27:37 AM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/574/20666206490_132925045b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xucHc1)Portrait in Motion (https://flic.kr/p/xucHc1) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5820/20791779478_f1ae971e40_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xFiiEw)Fireball Descending (https://flic.kr/p/xFiiEw) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/572/20986573171_849caeb96f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xYvF3t)Burke Lake (https://flic.kr/p/xYvF3t) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 17, 2015, 09:33:03 AM
But aren't you describing the better street shots, well composed photographs that happen to have people in them? After that hurdle is crossed then you get to the human interest.

My monitor is calibrated so it shouldn't be too dark but I'm not saying that isn't the problem though.

Thanks Doc. Maybe that one won't make it to the final cut then.  :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 17, 2015, 09:35:02 AM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/574/20666206490_132925045b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xucHc1)Portrait in Motion (https://flic.kr/p/xucHc1) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5820/20791779478_f1ae971e40_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xFiiEw)Fireball Descending (https://flic.kr/p/xFiiEw) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/572/20986573171_849caeb96f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xYvF3t)Burke Lake (https://flic.kr/p/xYvF3t) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Good stuff keep'm come'n Brian.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on September 17, 2015, 09:39:43 AM
Thanks Doc. Maybe that one won't make it to the final cut then.  :)

I am confident that you are a better judge of this than I am :) It's a pleasure to see your images.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 17, 2015, 09:45:26 AM
I am confident that you are a better judge of this than I am :) It's a pleasure to see your images.


Thanks so much Doc Mike and your input is valued. I don't know about being a better judge. Sometimes we can get to close to our work and not see the forest for the tree. Those were just shot yesterday and like most of things I post I throw'm up on the wall to see what sticks so keep on giving that honest opinion PLEASE. It is a huge help in the weeding process.

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on September 17, 2015, 10:02:53 AM
For my sins I am always honest :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 17, 2015, 10:03:50 AM
LoL and that is a GOOD thing.

Thanks again brother...
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 18, 2015, 07:10:34 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1040034_zpsziwwlb4x.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1040103_zpswevzdzsw.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039968_zpsy3uv5ivz.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039978_zpsfpdwtoz6.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 19, 2015, 02:33:49 PM
Some from this AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1040191_zpsfiyjevr2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1040169_zpsqmzumkbr.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1040149_zpskbiovecs.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1040129_zpszlxgtkq2.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 22, 2015, 11:27:44 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040467_zpsshf8janr.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040357_zpstgkktfig.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040350_zpstnuiismn.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040345_zpsosx4nqxu.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040386_zpskx41bcx9.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040346_zpstpmpzgpb.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040385_zpspg4fhdes.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on September 23, 2015, 03:10:36 AM
The first one is the winner for me.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 23, 2015, 10:08:11 AM
Thanks DrMike.....

How 'bout some stripes
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1040045_2_zpsliwqg4ad.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040277_zpsm1p1owyv.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 27, 2015, 02:38:19 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040568_zpsz6msih8k.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040564_zpsnljlz6yw.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040562_zpsaxfkelzx.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040543_zps0wnipjfj.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040547_zpsc8ys7fnw.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040528_zps72upeeex.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040514_zps5uezymww.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on September 27, 2015, 04:05:51 PM
That last one is great with the dead space adding some tension - how cool/blue is your conversion? I'm old school glossy paper and I like cool blue tones. Also do you apply a gradient layer in your conversion/processing to ensure a true black? It can make quite a big difference, not always good it has to be said.

I love the first two, the first being the better (as ever IMO) as it well composed and witty. You do get out and about and find the opportunities.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 27, 2015, 06:49:59 PM
Dr Mike Thanks and there are no conversions from color. These are straight B&W from Leica M Monochrom dng files to tiffs then to jpgs. 1.8 gamma B&W files. Not RGB. I keep these pretty straight B&W with no tone added in post. No gradient added. There are so much on in MM files.

I used to selenium tone my fiber base prints for archival reasons back in the wet darkroom days.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on September 28, 2015, 02:34:48 AM
After I posted I realised it was the Monochrom and hence no conversion but you must apply some post processing?

I would be very interested to use a Monochrom for the day just to see if it offered any advantage over colour and the Silver Efex but it's not going to happen and I could never afford one anyway! I guess maybe Calumet might offer a day's use of a Monchrom some time but they would quickly work out that I couldn't afford it :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 28, 2015, 10:43:34 AM
Hey Mike,

Being a film guy I was never satisfied with B&W digital until the MM. I had a couple of semesters of the zone system while in college (yeah I did all the tests) and I printed all of my own B&W work (still do) and also, for a lot of years, did custom B&W and color printing.

I do have both LR and SE but I never warmed up to either. (Both came with the MM)

I start in raw and do basic adjustments there like contrast, sometimes correct perspective, density the usual basic adjustments. Save as tiff and then I fine tune in CS6. I actually use raw and CS6 a lot like I would work in a wet darkroom. I then make choices of what i am going to print and then I make a test print and make final adjustments from that print. As we all know a back lit image on a screen can look different from a print.

I noticed about 6 years ago I was seeing things n B&W. Shapes, tones etc. images that even though I shot in color were really B&W images. When the MM was introduced I thought that this was the perfect camera for me and my personal work so I went on the waiting list. I have had the camera now for almost three years and it was the perfect tool for the way I am now seeing.

It's like putting a roll of B&W in your camera. You are now looking for and shooting images that are B&W. It's not B&W as an after thought or maybe I can fix this bad color image in LR and SE. There is a purity to the process.

I am a full time commercial/advertising photographer and have been doing this full time since graduating from college in 1986 so my photography pays for all of my equipment. Yeah it is expensive but no more so that top of the line Canon and Nikon equipment and a lot less that digital Phase and Blad stuff. I can see where this stuff can be a stretch for a hobbyist though.






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Post by: drmike on September 28, 2015, 11:49:02 AM
That's very interesting. I can see how the mindset works regarding B&W being a sort of second route if you do shoot in colour. It is different if you are positively shooting B&W rather than potentially doing so.

Is all your commercial work B&W then? You've done well with your career by the sound of it, I've never tried but it must be amazingly hard to carve a commercial career so kudos to you. It's a hard world out there being freelance at anything.

If the gear can earn its keep then that's a good enough reason to buy it!

Mike
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 28, 2015, 12:32:41 PM
That's very interesting. I can see how the mindset works regarding B&W being a sort of second route if you do shoot in colour. It is different if you are positively shooting B&W rather than potentially doing so.

Is all your commercial work B&W then? You've done well with your career by the sound of it, I've never tried but it must be amazingly hard to carve a commercial career so kudos to you. It's a hard world out there being freelance at anything.

If the gear can earn its keep then that's a good enough reason to buy it!

Mike

Mike 80% of my commercial work is color. I have Canons for that. I do get a few assignments that require B&W. I wish they all did (LoL). Shooting all week for others in color and in usually very controlled environments when I shoot for myself I like to get away from that world and into a world of total spontaneity and tones shapes, repeating shapes, lines, tones and other things that happen and need to be seen and captured in fractions of seconds. I think it was Meyerowitz that said, and I'm paraphrasing, finding moments of clarity in chaos.
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Post by: drmike on September 28, 2015, 12:54:39 PM
I couldn't see how anyone could carve a career in B&W these days. You use the Monochrom well, I have just cheeked the UK prices. Gee whizz is the most sensible thing I can say.
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 28, 2015, 12:58:12 PM
I couldn't see how anyone could carve a career in B&W these days. You use the Monochrom well, I have just cheeked the UK prices. Gee whizz is the most sensible thing I can say.

The original is selling for a good price these days and I have no desire to upgrade to the new one.

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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 29, 2015, 09:57:41 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040554_zpsbbmgyrcu.jpg)

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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 12, 2015, 05:20:58 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040973_zps3qfjwe9k.jpg)
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Post by: Manoli on October 12, 2015, 06:39:15 PM
Exceptional.
Post that in the MF forum and watch them choke over their cappuccinos ! ;D
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 12, 2015, 08:59:32 PM
Exceptional.
Post that in the MF forum and watch them choke over their cappuccinos ! ;D

Thanks and one more of Dave.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1040985_2_zps8veguzvn.jpg)
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 13, 2015, 11:35:49 AM
Close but no cigar.
Just got the email and missed it by that much LOL. Mark of Excellence for this image
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc029/L1039416_zpshnbjlvzz.jpg)

Here and scroll down some
http://www.i-shot-it.com/photo-competition-results.php?pcid=558c8d359ad48 (http://www.i-shot-it.com/photo-competition-results.php?pcid=558c8d359ad48)
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 17, 2015, 08:24:01 PM
I was able to get out for a few hours earlier today. Getting cold here.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1041241_zpsdqrnjagx.jpg)

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Post by: drmike on October 18, 2015, 02:34:03 AM
Last but one, couple walking past the patterned wall is very eye catching. I wonder if a little earlier or later so the couple were away from te door would have been better, but nice use of tones and pattern.
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 18, 2015, 08:57:15 AM
Thanks Doc.... ;D

My thinking on that image was everything was so symmetrical that I would try and catch them in stride and in the center of the door if I could. Now whether that really works or not is another story  ;) :)
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Post by: drmike on October 18, 2015, 10:20:24 AM
A good shot even so :)
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 18, 2015, 04:59:26 PM
A good shot even so :)

Thanks so much Doc Mike.....
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 21, 2015, 10:06:40 AM
they are starting young
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1041279_zpss3pcjrvj.jpg)
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Post by: drmike on October 21, 2015, 10:56:44 AM
Utterly crazy but you have to keep an eye on my 15 month old grandson, he'll swipe your phone in a trice. Copying Mum & Dad :)
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 23, 2015, 09:37:54 AM
If I need help with my phone I find a kid LoL.....
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Post by: BrianVS on October 24, 2015, 06:44:08 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5801/21912875900_9c3c8d8025_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zondzb)Window Shades (https://flic.kr/p/zondzb) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/749/22101058155_4a0b89b161_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zEZGAP)Dinner in Manassas (https://flic.kr/p/zEZGAP) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Two with the 1936 uncoated 5cm F1.5 Sonnar, wide-open. This lens is a few tens away from another Sonnar that I have that is coated. I believe that Zeiss pulled a few Sonnars from the regular production line to try out with the new process. Neither lens had ever been opened and cleaned when I received them. Fortunately, I have a lot of experience with dismantling and cleaning them. Totally worth it.
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 24, 2015, 08:52:16 PM
Lovely rendering Brian and lovely young lady...

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Post by: BrianVS on November 03, 2015, 05:09:06 PM
Lovely rendering Brian and lovely young lady...

And lucky for me, she still loves to go to the Playground.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5771/22733558776_cc70c094e9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ACTqZW)Warm November Day (https://flic.kr/p/ACTqZW) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5763/22770780531_91cd59147c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AGbcJk)Warm November Day (https://flic.kr/p/AGbcJk) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

1936 CZJ 5cm F1.5 Sonnar, at F2.8- converted to Leica mount.
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Post by: eronald on November 03, 2015, 08:23:41 PM

1936 CZJ 5cm F1.5 Sonnar, at F2.8- converted to Leica mount.
I have one somewhere.
There must have been a bunch of conversions. Bubbles in the glass, right?

Edmund
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Post by: BrianVS on November 04, 2015, 06:04:05 AM
I have one somewhere.
There must have been a bunch of conversions. Bubbles in the glass, right?

Edmund

I've done about 50 conversions, it is not hard to do. Most have bubbles in the glass. I have a 1936 and 1938 with coated optics- coating still good.

http://aperturepriority.co.nz//wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Jupiter-3-Contax-to-Leica-Conversion.pdf

I've handled tens of lenses converted professionally when the lenses were new. The Sonnar was THE superspeed lens of the day, many Leica users had them converted. Zeiss also made a limited number of 5cm F1.5 Sonnars in Leica mount ~1933, and ~1000 or so during World War II. Some of the unfinished lenses made their way to Russia after the war, were finished as "ZK" and early Jupiter-3's. I have two 1950 J-3's with all Zeiss glass in them, and Zeiss SN's.
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 13, 2015, 04:07:58 PM
Just back from Key West.
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Post by: Telecaster on November 13, 2015, 04:29:15 PM
Just back from Key West.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202015/L1042376_zpsy4pagpbt.jpg)

These are all really good, but this particular one stands out for me. Geek stuff: love the darker tones and noise texture.  :)  The woman's gaze (not to mention the other woman's shadowed gaze), in conjunction with her partner/friend's subtle facial expression and arm position, is the thing, of course.

-Dave-
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 13, 2015, 04:58:10 PM
Thanks Dave. 10,000 ISO.
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 15, 2015, 10:49:14 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202015/L1041932_zpstno2xnsq.jpg)
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Post by: drmike on November 16, 2015, 02:22:53 AM
Lovely portrait and what looks to me to be superb exposure and treatment. The far left edge - would a slight crop to the edge of the table be better? It hardly matters.
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 16, 2015, 09:31:39 AM
Thanks Mike. A few more without people.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202015/L1042105_zpsv5c7dio4.jpg)

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Post by: BobDavid on November 16, 2015, 10:57:31 AM
The view of the table though the wet window is brilliant.
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 16, 2015, 11:17:42 AM
The view of the table though the wet window is brilliant.

Thanks ahh the humidity in Key West can lead to some interesting images.

Walked out on our balcony of the place we were renting
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Without the lens fog
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Another view from or balcony
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202015/L1042233_zpsepwiwvub.jpg)
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 05, 2015, 04:18:11 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1043142_zpsfpv8uq4r.jpg)

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Post by: drmike on December 06, 2015, 04:26:55 AM
Allen I have missed this thread for a couple of weeks. Those shots on 15th November at the top of this page are crackers. You do get out and capture some good images.


Mike
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 06, 2015, 05:54:59 PM
Thanks Mike
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 16, 2015, 06:37:03 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1043458_zpsjmgjjjm4.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 16, 2015, 11:01:19 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1041047_zpsiozv84vr.jpg)
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Post by: drmike on December 17, 2015, 02:32:54 AM
Excellent patience for the lip shot :) It must have taken some time to get that just right.
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 17, 2015, 07:05:42 AM
Thanks Mike and it wasn't that long. 6 different people walking by in a matter of 2 minutes maybe. This shot she turned her head and I thought it was a miss until I saw later how her face lined up perfectly with the lips. I am constantly working on my timing. There was one other one that worked but now near as well.
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Post by: drmike on December 17, 2015, 10:37:54 AM
What's the shutter lag like on the Leica. With my Fuji on full manual and OVF it seems pretty much film speed.
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 17, 2015, 11:07:20 AM
None. Once its on and up. I couldn't get the shots I get if there was shutter lag.
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Post by: drmike on December 17, 2015, 11:33:57 AM
I thought that might be the case. Both Fuji's can do it but only on manual everything and I think OVF as it fannies about a bit with the EVF - hang on I'll try now ... No looks like I'm wrong with the Xpro anyway. It seems pretty much identical EVF or OVF.
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 17, 2015, 02:14:30 PM
I tried Fuji x pro 1 before I went with the MM tried that and an M9 a good friend let me barrow for a month or so. Didn't like the fuji. 

I shoot all manual with my MM.
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Post by: drmike on December 17, 2015, 02:22:47 PM
Well the Leica isn't an option I can consider :) I like the XPro but love the X100. It just works.
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Post by: Peter C Wright on December 17, 2015, 02:27:51 PM
I finally got my MM 246 a couple of week back.  It is certainly the best looking digital camera I have owned, and initial results looks good, but I need some time to do some more serious photography, and I won't get that over the holidays.
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Post by: drmike on December 17, 2015, 02:29:41 PM
Lucky or intelligent man :)
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 17, 2015, 03:37:30 PM
I finally got my MM 246 a couple of week back.  It is certainly the best looking digital camera I have owned, and initial results looks good, but I need some time to do some more serious photography, and I won't get that over the holidays.

Congrats Peter. There really isn't a better B&W digital tool out there for street work.
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Post by: BrianVS on December 17, 2015, 04:12:08 PM
None. Once its on and up. I couldn't get the shots I get if there was shutter lag.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/771/22733558906_1109aab567_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ACTr3b)Warm November Day (https://flic.kr/p/ACTr3b) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I agree with that. Shutter Latency is minimal, like using the M3. Shutter lag on the Olympus u43 seems like forever compared with the M Monochrom.
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Post by: drmike on December 17, 2015, 04:14:03 PM
If you don't mind me asking how much 'stuff' does it do before the shutter fires? I assume no AF or exposure or is it just so quick it's insignificant?
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 17, 2015, 04:50:16 PM
The MM is as soon as I push the shutter button. It is right now.
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Post by: BrianVS on December 17, 2015, 07:26:32 PM
If you don't mind me asking how much 'stuff' does it do before the shutter fires? I assume no AF or exposure or is it just so quick it's insignificant?

I use it on Auto exposure most of the time. It has to power up the CCD.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5696/20693504068_a13bcf534d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xwBBNU)StarBurst (https://flic.kr/p/xwBBNU) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

It's quick for a hand-held camera, digital or film... but I've never put it on a logic analyzer. I've had my hands on a Beckman and Whitley framing camera. That is fast. and big and expensive.
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Post by: drmike on December 18, 2015, 02:10:10 AM
Interesting that AE doesn't slow it down. I will investigate the Fuji but I think it will meter on half press and that takes time. Sounds to me that the Leica meters all the time so is quick off the blocks.

Beckman and Whitley framing camera - Google will be busy :)

Mike
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 18, 2015, 08:43:53 AM
Leica M is manual focus. (thank gawd)

Lenses with great DoF scales. When working on the street I usually am hyper focused and have my exposure pre set. No auto focus in the world is faster than being pre focused. I never use auto exposure either. I can always make better exposure decisions than the meter can make. The meter sees the world as 18 or some say 13 % gray. Interesting photographs will many times fall outside those parameters.
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 18, 2015, 09:35:48 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1043454_zpssmb0tsga.jpg)

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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on December 18, 2015, 03:25:49 PM
Leica M is manual focus. (thank gawd)

Lenses with great DoF scales. When working on the street I usually am hyper focused and have my exposure pre set. No auto focus in the world is faster than being pre focused. I never use auto exposure either. I can always make better exposure decisions than the meter can make. The meter sees the world as 18 or some say 13 % gray. Interesting photographs will many times fall outside those parameters.

Thanks that's cleared that up for me. The Fuji would also be instant used that way. I used to be able to evaluate exposure but I lost that knack years ago. That said I could do it from a base measurement I think. I also chimp :)

Incidentally of the photos #3 is best for me. How open are to questions about images?

I am regularly told I am a wordy PITA when evaluating photos and I don't want to cause any offence :)

Mikie
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 18, 2015, 06:48:58 PM
Mike, I'm not easily offended...

I picked up the new M 262 today and a used old 90 cron....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Rob C on December 19, 2015, 01:03:23 PM
Mike, I'm not easily offended...

I picked up the new M 262 today and a used old 90 cron....


I hope you meant that!

I have a question: have you ever thought of letting go the hi-tech 'look' of the digital thing and degrading some of your shots to look a bit more filmic? I don't mean pushed Tri-X, I mean just less smooth and more into the organic?

Sure, I date with the dodo, but I can't help thinking that some of your shots have terrific content/timing but fall into the trap of looking too perfect for the genre.

Maybe nobody else sees it a trap - that's not a problem either.

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on December 19, 2015, 01:15:43 PM
I'm butting in here before Allen can reply and I see what you suggest Rob but I don't think it would add much as the tones are so beautifully smooth which personally I always strove for with film :)

And if we are risking offending the man I'd be interested to hear what attracted Allen to the second image above, the pointing lady? It doesn't seem his usual well controlled style.

Mike
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Post by: BrianVS on December 19, 2015, 08:44:52 PM
Some of us shot Panatomic-X and developed in Microdol when shooting the Dodos. The M Monochrom is pretty close to being that smooth.

Back to low latency.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/780/23229140614_0c517de9a0_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BoFqdo)Manassas, Christmastime (https://flic.kr/p/BoFqdo) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Faster than a speeding locomotive shooting with a Nikkor 8.5cm F2, wide-open, yellow filter.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Rob C on December 20, 2015, 04:43:32 AM
Some of us shot Panatomic-X and developed in Microdol when shooting the Dodos. The M Monochrom is pretty close to being that smooth.

Back to low latency.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/780/23229140614_eac4c00b20_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BoFqdo)Manassas, Christmastime (https://flic.kr/p/BoFqdo) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Faster than a speeding locomotive shooting with a Nikkor 8.5cm F2, wide-open.


It's the smoothness and pretty empty shadows that disturb me with the street shots.

Pan X was a dodgy choice at the best of times. As with Pan F and Kodachrome 24 - or 25, or whatever it used to be, not to mention Velvia 50, it's the inherent contrast that inevitably brings the unsettling feeling of something important being lost along the way, as in the locomotive in the piccy above. Some might argue artistic, creative qualities... who's to say whose right or wrong? I just raised a question that seemed important regarding the Leica products.

Rob
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Post by: BrianVS on December 20, 2015, 09:49:36 AM
You have raised a film versus digital question. Both have a different look.

If you don't like the digital look- shoot film.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 20, 2015, 08:33:21 PM

I hope you meant that!

I have a question: have you ever thought of letting go the hi-tech 'look' of the digital thing and degrading some of your shots to look a bit more filmic? I don't mean pushed Tri-X, I mean just less smooth and more into the organic?

Sure, I date with the dodo, but I can't help thinking that some of your shots have terrific content/timing but fall into the trap of looking too perfect for the genre.

Maybe nobody else sees it a trap - that's not a problem either.

Rob C

Hi Rob,

I shot film for decades. In fact for a while in college I shot a lot of large format 4X5 and 8X10 and learned the zone system (yes I did all the tests). I also owned and shot with Hasselblads for a couple of decades. I also shot 35mm film some Leica mostly Canon F-1s tri-x developed in Rodinal (definitely gritty). I have seen some amazing street work shot with med format and also some amazing grainy street images. At this point in time I prefer shooting digital and I really like the look. It is great to be able to shoot with a small camera  at really high ISOs and get images that in 12 X 18 prints look as clean or maybe even cleaner than medium format images with AMAZING dynamic range. The tools allow me to achieve that so why wouldn't I use those tools to their fullest potential. Also to be able to shoot one frame at 320 ISO and the next at 6400 just adds flexibility.

If I wanted the film look I would shoot film.

Don't make the mistake of judging the shadows from a 80kb compressed jpg on a computer monitor.. Take my word for it the prints from the MM are spectacular.

Thats why I prefer shooting B&W with my MM at this point in time.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 20, 2015, 08:35:39 PM
I'm butting in here before Allen can reply and I see what you suggest Rob but I don't think it would add much as the tones are so beautifully smooth which personally I always strove for with film :)

And if we are risking offending the man I'd be interested to hear what attracted Allen to the second image above, the pointing lady? It doesn't seem his usual well controlled style.

Mike

Hey Mike I thought it was interesting that when she pointed the lady on the street kinda lines up and she seemed to point at her and she was in stride. I just thought it was an interesting juxtaposition.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on December 21, 2015, 02:27:59 AM
I guessed that might be your thinking, just curious as in general you don't tilt so much.

I've just realised - do you never crop?

You poor deprived man, no square crop :)

Mike
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 21, 2015, 07:20:26 AM
I try to see it in camera but I will crop if it makes the image stronger to my thinking.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on December 21, 2015, 07:23:01 AM
Phew, that's a relief. You can share the joy of square :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 21, 2015, 07:38:25 AM
LoL yeah if I'm shooting with a 500 C/M or a rolleiflex. If the images needs it I don't mind a square crop even with MY MM.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Rob C on December 21, 2015, 10:13:07 AM
Hi Rob,

I shot film for decades. In fact for a while in college I shot a lot of large format 4X5 and 8X10 and learned the zone system (yes I did all the tests). I also owned and shot with Hasselblads for a couple of decades. I also shot 35mm film some Leica mostly Canon F-1s tri-x developed in Rodinal (definitely gritty). I have seen some amazing street work shot with med format and also some amazing grainy street images. At this point in time I prefer shooting digital and I really like the look. It is great to be able to shoot with a small camera  at really high ISOs and get images that in 12 X 18 prints look as clean or maybe even cleaner than medium format images with AMAZING dynamic range. The tools allow me to achieve that so why wouldn't I use those tools to their fullest potential. Also to be able to shoot one frame at 320 ISO and the next at 6400 just adds flexibility.

If I wanted the film look I would shoot film.

Don't make the mistake of judging the shadows from a 80kb compressed jpg on a computer monitor.. Take my word for it the prints from the MM are spectacular.

Thats why I prefer shooting B&W with my MM at this point in time.


Thanks for your reply, Allen, and I certainly wasn't implying you didn't know about film - what would I have had to base that idea upon?

I understand all you say, but for me, it boils down to this: if I buy a ticket for a hard Chuck Berry gig, I don't expect to see the Beach Boys come out on stage, all saccharine and gloop. In other words, for me, the street thing is all about the days when it was a viable job and people were commissioned by the generally left-wing magazines that used such work, accounting for the visual bias towards poor people, run-down city parts and suburban areas around Paris. Much the same, I guess, is behind most of that American material for the Farm Securities thing; it's political, like it or not.

So, I expect anyone attracted to similar imagery might feel a fondness for the same type of look: a touch of grain, which does not have to mean OTT, pushed film; HC-B seldom seemed to need to have that done to his negatives, though Horvat clearly had to sometimes. That grain I find missing isn't really for effect: it's for honesty of genre-look; being in tune.

I also had to use 4x5 format for some of my employed days, but the moment I could fly on my own I ditched it all, staying with 135 and 120 from then on in.

You have raised a film versus digital question. Both have a different look.

..............................................................

If you don't like the digital look- shoot film.


That, Brian, is hardly the point of the question in my post; neither is it about how I would shoot, redundant in this case as I am not a street shooter. It is a specific question aimed at a specific type of imagery by somebody with, as I stated, an excellent eye for the genre. As an underlying thought, I find the lack of shadow detail disturbing, not in a nice way, but more as representative of some kind of sensor failure. As Allen says not so, then perhaps if he's going to post images here, especially in a thread I understand to be largely a paean to Leica Mono, then it would seem to me a better idea to make jpegs for LuLa tailored to suit the medium of here. Yes, my monitor is calibrated.

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 21, 2015, 10:23:57 AM
Rob sorry I wasn't trying to imply that you thought i didn't know film just that I have a very strong film background and love the look of film. I also really like the look of digital and all the things i can now do with digital. My point was if I want the film look I would shoot film. You can also add grain to a digital image but I say the point of digital is clean images and with the MM there is just so much in the files especially the shadows.

I personally like some of the cleaner street work from some of the med format street shooters. In fact a lot of the years I shot film I strived for the look I now get with the MM. Nice to have choices and if I wanted my work to look like tri-x processed in rodinal I would certainly do that. I personally prefer for my work, at this point in time, to look like it does. I don't want to be a product of the past and not that there is anything wrong with those that do but I now have technology that allows my work to be about today in subject, tone and feel. I want my subject and overall look to be of today. I think the challenge as a street photographer is the same as it was with Evan, Frank, Winograd or Meyerowitz. They made images of their times not previous times and made them interesting. I think our challenge now is similar. How do we make images of our times and make them interesting?

Don't know if I mentioned this, I just picked up an M 262 and I hope to be all over to Leica M even for my commercial work before the end of 2016. Just sold some of my Canon gear. Really hated to part with the 200 2L but I am totally addicted to the rangefinder shooting experience.

I will still be shooting all of my personal work with my MM.

Thanks for your response.

Allen

And pushed film is a look that by it's nature under exposes and over develops. Contrasty with lack of shadow detail. That pushes that shadows down below the threshold of exposure and pulls the highlights back up to the shoulder or to what the should be through extended dev time. Thus increasing contrast and loosing the toe (shadows) by pushing down to far to recover, below the threshold of exposure (clear film other than film base + fog). With most B&W film and developer combos after 50% of the development time the shadows are formed thus you are controlling the placement of highlights by development time and/or temp. So if you like wonderful shadow detail and subtle mid tones then pushing is not the way to go.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Rob C on December 21, 2015, 01:22:40 PM
[quote author=Allen Bourgeois link=topic=72404.msg878044#msg878044 date=1450711437

And pushed film is a look that by it's nature under exposes and over develops. Contrasty with lack of shadow detail. That pushes that shadows down below the threshold of exposure and pulls the highlights back up to the shoulder or to what the should be through extended dev time. Thus increasing contrast and loosing the toe (shadows) by pushing down to far to recover, below the threshold of exposure (clear film other than film base + fog). With most B&W film and developer combos after 50% of the development time the shadows are formed thus you are controlling the placement of highlights by development time and/or temp. So if you like wonderful shadow detail and subtle mid tones then pushing is not the way to go.
[/quote]


Absolutely correct, and it's why I get mad at people who happily swear that you can uprate film speed as you want, and only have to develop longer. All that gets you is blocked highlights which, in some cases, works, but mostly not. You have simply pushed the exposure higher up the curve, and prolonged development only creates a bit more contrast within the shadow areas you have already caught, it doesn't give you new shadow exposure.

And that's where the difference in look between your digital images and pushed film: your highlights are perfecly fine, it's the shadows look somewhat empty; not at all the look of pushed film. Indeed, two very different mediums.

But still damned nice images.

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on December 21, 2015, 01:47:15 PM
The lack of shadow detail is not a sensor failure issue. The sensor itself is recording a great deal of detail in the shadow areas given a properly exposed image. Clipping highlights is more likely to occur with a properly recorded image. The problem is that the sensor records intensity values using 14-bits, images have to be reduced to 8-bits for jpeg, and most monitors cannot do that justice. As Allen states, the prints do better in displaying the image. Applying a curve to the DNG image reduces resolution as most software retains the 14-bits rather than scaling it up to 16-bits. Intensity values get binned together. It's amazing how much detail is retained in the shadows after translating the image to 16-bits and then applying a curve to bring it out. But, most people don't do that to an image just to display it on a thread such as this.

So- lost shadow detail, not a problem with the sensor- just a problem with displaying digital images on a camera forum.

Straight export from DNG to JPEG.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7765/18260702086_e215d0f694_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tPCSx9)L1005046 (https://flic.kr/p/tPCSx9) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

100% crop,

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7741/18099313128_299ae24346_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tznHdU)L1005046_100crop (https://flic.kr/p/tznHdU) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Running the DNG file through my FORTRAN program to convert to 16-bit pixels using a Gamma curve.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7774/18100975949_a0b0e0a75a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tzwewe)G5046 (https://flic.kr/p/tzwewe) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8875/18100975559_9db0eac470_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tzwepv)G5046_100crop (https://flic.kr/p/tzwepv) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Running image processing code written in the 1980s on M Monochrom images- on a DOS computer, too much fun.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 21, 2015, 04:29:56 PM
Thanks Rob, The shadows are where the MM really shines. There is just SO much info in there and it shows in prints. Not so much 80 kb compressed jpgs on a web site. The info is there but then theres the way each individual processes the files. I tend to like a lot of detail.

With pushed film you are underexposing the film so you are loosing all of the shadows. Push one stop pushes the toe (shadows) down a stop thus many then fall below threshold of exposure (clear film so nothing is there to have detail). Push two stops even zone III is now gone. When you increase the dev time to bring the highlights back where they belong you are also increasing the gamma of the film curve making the film more contrasty.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 02, 2016, 01:23:51 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1043644_zpsp0ad3grv.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 24, 2016, 02:55:49 PM
Finally was able to get out for a couple of hours today

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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 30, 2016, 07:43:30 PM
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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 31, 2016, 02:55:09 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc030/L1044136_zpsq2ycct5b.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on January 31, 2016, 03:24:18 PM
As always interesting. In the first one with the guy in the cowboy hat dare I suggest you clone the person peeping over the shoulder of the man holding the lady's hand?

I hope and assume the guy giving you the evil eye was in fact quite OK about the photograph :)

Mike
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 31, 2016, 04:44:44 PM
Hey Mike if its street stuff I pretty much leave as is. I don't know if he was ok with it or not. I saw him and watched and waited for something to happen. The when the lady on the left looked at him I pushed to shutter.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on January 31, 2016, 05:06:44 PM
I think you got a good moment but a little 'gardening' might might it a little better but as you say it's street. Myself I'll clone almost anything but only rarely move things (but that's because I'm rubbish at it).
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 01, 2016, 10:10:59 AM
With street work I usually don't like to alter other than crop, burn, dodge and other things I could do in a darkroom. It's there on the street so it's all part of the deal. It's about the raw energy and not so much perfection. I work in that world of pre-staged, over thought, create by committee all week long so it's so refreshing to let all of that go when it's just for me. The perfect photograph has not been made yet though Breton, Winograd, Franky Adams, Weston all came close a few times. 
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on February 01, 2016, 10:56:09 AM
I understand what you mean. I feel we are often obsessed with perfection in all its forms but sometimes for me it's worth a little adjustment of reality to produce more power.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 01, 2016, 12:09:10 PM
Mike the problem with street photography is more altering than the things i mentioned take away from the credibility. Many contests involving street/documentary type work don't allow for more alterations than I mentioned.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on February 01, 2016, 12:19:35 PM
With a large smile on my face - remember that - what do you want? The best image or a competition entry? I asked that at the club and was somewhat severely mauled :)

There's a thread somewhere about that guy who added a plane to a shot that was taken up a ladder thing where he had added the plane in post processing. Boy has he had some stick. The image is nothing without the plane. Different discipline though and I really do understand your reluctance.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 01, 2016, 07:11:47 PM
I do think in street work and documentary work you need to have that cred. In other types of photographs not so much.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on February 02, 2016, 05:26:03 AM
Adding the plane to the photograph makes it a collage. Been around for a long time. Call it a collage and not a photograph, it's fine. Call it a photograph- it's a fake.

I've added radiometrically calibrated planes to digital images decades ago. It was a computer simulation. That took a lot of code. I had to convince some people that my simulations were not just photographs.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 09, 2016, 06:20:18 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1044244_zpsry6q8acr.jpg)

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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 19, 2016, 06:54:17 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1044460_zpsunt5ajva.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on February 20, 2016, 02:32:06 AM
Lovely composition.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Rob C on February 20, 2016, 09:37:25 AM
Why do so many people on the 'street' seem to be welded to cups?

Strange social custom, I expect.

But could be worse: saucers in their ears. Now that's ethnic!

Rob C
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 20, 2016, 04:49:31 PM
Thanks guys,
A few more from yesterday and this AM
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(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1044474_zpstznahvz2.jpg)

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(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1044482_zpsbnlfmoaa.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 21, 2016, 05:20:46 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1044566_zpsuiwxi40g.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1044580_zpsl2y7zytu.jpg)

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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 22, 2016, 11:04:40 AM
 Just recently went all Leica M. Even for my professional work.

Picked up an new M 262 and a gently used M-E and a mid 1980s 90mm Summicron and had besides my Lux FLE a Zeiss 35 2.8 Biogon C. I bought the cameras and the lenses at Tamarkin Camera. The best to do business with. Dan Tamarkin and Ernie are just terrific.

Sold all of the Canon gear.
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Post by: Gigi on February 23, 2016, 09:50:46 PM
backstage at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, 21mm, ISO 5000.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 24, 2016, 05:50:14 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1044642_zpsiejfmafo.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Jimmy D Uptain on March 05, 2016, 08:39:38 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1044642_zpsiejfmafo.jpg)

Love it!!!!!
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 09, 2016, 10:21:58 AM
Thanks Jimmy

Just back from 8 warm sunny days in BEAUTIFUL Scottsdale
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(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Zona%202016/L1044977_zpsao4dtxbi.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 09, 2016, 10:47:28 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Zona%202016/L1044855_zpsbqibkefk.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Zona%202016/L1044835_zpspikgljg0.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Zona%202016/L1044833_zps56pdmqph.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on March 09, 2016, 11:11:00 AM
For me the cactus provided the bright one is killer sharp :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 09, 2016, 12:33:17 PM
Thanks Mike

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Zona%202016/L1045751_zpskhnjuusf.jpg)

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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 12, 2016, 07:14:27 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Zona%202016/L1044912_zpstfii3dmd.jpg)

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Post by: BrianVS on March 13, 2016, 06:13:45 PM
Jupiter-3+, Light Red filter, wide-open.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1709/25739150906_933b941001_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FdtSPU)Kitchen (https://flic.kr/p/FdtSPU) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

At F4,

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1711/25464525050_5c174b1edb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ENdm8m)George Mason Grandson (https://flic.kr/p/ENdm8m) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I added one layer of Mylar tape to the RF cam to offset focus shift due to chromatic aberration. This is my second J-3+.
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Post by: drmike on March 14, 2016, 03:30:41 AM
Allen, love the first one. So simple, so complete and it raises questions about why the chalk work is there. It just sits well in the frame.

If you must take photographs of ducks then yours is a good one :)

Mike
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 15, 2016, 06:59:40 PM
LoL thanks Dr M and yeah I usually avoid ducks but I couldn't resist this one especially when the one on the right looked up.
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 19, 2016, 09:05:01 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1044771_zps57fc2l8i.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1044788_zps4k7wbzak.jpg)

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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 19, 2016, 12:34:15 PM
A rare landscape from me
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Zona%202016/L1044942_zpssmttj9sa.jpg)
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Post by: Rob C on March 19, 2016, 01:14:30 PM
Third one up from here.

The litle girl spinning round in amazement at the fashion statement behind her: beauty! Can't beat childish honesty.

Rob C
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 19, 2016, 03:51:18 PM
Thanks Rob. I thought it was an interesting moment.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 22, 2016, 10:55:01 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1000065_zpspqvj9rrq.jpg)

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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 27, 2016, 09:37:46 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1000227_zpsy6kwn9e6.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 28, 2016, 06:25:12 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1000311_zpsmsjrimzg.jpg)

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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 02, 2016, 07:41:30 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1000501_zpsxns6n7kd.jpg)

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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on April 03, 2016, 04:38:38 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc032/L1000626_zpsxsju2sju.jpg)

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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 07, 2016, 05:12:37 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc032/L1000353_zpse8haoqdv.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on June 07, 2016, 05:33:28 PM
Delightful. Is this street or graphic or just good photography :)
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 07, 2016, 05:52:51 PM
Thanks Mike,
It can be whatever you want it to be.

I received some really good news last week. One of my photographs was excepted in a juried exhibit at the Soho Gallery in New York. The curator and judge was Elisabeth Biondi. She was the Visual Editor of the New Yorker for 15 years. There were over 1500 submissions and only 40 were selected for the exhibit so I feel honored. The opening is Thursday July 7 at the Soho Gallery 15 White Street New York, NY

Heres the image they selected
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1000311_zpsmsjrimzg.jpg)

And heres a link to the site. It’s a slide show but you can also click on the tiny ovals under the photos
http://sohophoto.com/participate/competitions/national/ (http://sohophoto.com/participate/competitions/national/)

Also my work is being featured in the next issue of Viewfinder Magazine. I also was asked to write an article along with 13 images they selected.
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Post by: drmike on June 08, 2016, 02:38:54 AM
That's fantastic, congratulations and you are I hope justifiably proud.

Nice image, but for me not your best so maybe again next year?

Mike
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 08, 2016, 08:13:49 AM
Thanks Mike and I sent 5 images. I never know what they will select for juried shows so I just usually send what I am shooting at the time there's a call work.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Rob C on June 08, 2016, 08:56:32 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1000065_zpspqvj9rrq.jpg)




That moment catchs something really wonderful; as I said before, for me, I so wish it wasn't so bloody perfectly sharp and immaculate everywhere: it fights the soul, the emotional impact of the whole thing. I don't want to feel I am there; I want to feel 'what a damned good picture!' and I can't for as long as technique battles content.

Maybe this only happens with guys who remember what was going down in this genre in the 50s...

But still a lovely image, so don't let my sideline feel I am knocking you.

Rob
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 08, 2016, 09:23:04 PM
Rob, it's like looking at images made with medium format in the 50s and 60's. Some liked it, some not so much. I like digital. I like film. They are different. I could always degrade the image by adding grain if I desired but if I wanted a film look I would shoot film. We can't all like the same thing or have the same preferences and that in my opinion is a very GOOD thing. I actually like the clean images I can get from my MM. The way I also think is this isn't the 50's and these images are of their time and should look like they are of their time. That's my opinion and many may not agree and that's perfectly fine. And in saying that I'm certainly not saying you are wrong for the way you work or want to present your images. But this is where I am at at this point in time with my work. Rob thanks so much for taking the time to look in and comment.
Allen
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Post by: drmike on June 09, 2016, 12:18:22 PM
I have just been looking through a few of George Rodger's photographs taken in WW2 and if you want sharp he's your bunny.

This one printed is superbly sharp where it needs to be and has beautiful shades of grey.

Kid in helmet (https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwib37mpq5vNAhWMBsAKHRz6COMQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.magnumphotos.com%2FC.aspx%3FVP3%3DCMS3%26VF%3DMAGO31_10_VForm%26ERID%3D24KL53ZWR0&psig=AFQjCNGjjTE3aAIhQ8m2ZzkiyHwOSjf1Fg&ust=1465575206750119)

Mike
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Post by: Rob C on June 09, 2016, 12:35:45 PM
Rob, it's like looking at images made with medium format in the 50s and 60's. Some liked it, some not so much. I like digital. I like film. They are different. I could always degrade the image by adding grain if I desired but if I wanted a film look I would shoot film. We can't all like the same thing or have the same preferences and that in my opinion is a very GOOD thing. I actually like the clean images I can get from my MM. The way I also think is this isn't the 50's and these images are of their time and should look like they are of their time. That's my opinion and many may not agree and that's perfectly fine. And in saying that I'm certainly not saying you are wrong for the way you work or want to present your images. But this is where I am at at this point in time with my work. Rob thanks so much for taking the time to look in and comment.
Allen

Hey, Allen,

I know, we already threw this idea around some time ago - just saying I like the shot a lot, and that form my pov, it would, for me, have been better the alternative way. I'm not suggesting you are wrong - jusy airing my thoughts.

If I didn't think you had talent I wouldn't be commenting; however, I might as well shut up anyway and not 'offend' anyone even though it be unintentional. After all, it's not the critique section. Sorry!

Rob C
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 09, 2016, 01:04:08 PM
Rob no problem at all. And we can certainly talk about the work. I find on forums far to little REAL conversation about work. I purposely want my work to be about these times. I don't avoid cell phones or advertisement. In fact just the opposite. If it's there and it's working with what i am trying to say visually it will be in the image. That's the way I work and it's fine for some maybe not for others and I am very good with that. Thanks for the conversation but I didn't take offense at all to your comments. In fact I really like the fact you have an opinion and it's ok if we don't agree. I probably agree with the Mrs more than just about anyone else and we don't always agree on things.

Oh here my work on LHSA and this is just a piece of the article I wrote and only a few of the featured images that will be in the article. If you join the entire article can be viewed as well as the latest digital version of Viewfinder Magazine which has the article in it as well as a terrific piece by Costas Manos.
http://lhsa.org/2016/06/spontaneous-relationships-the-m-monochrom/
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on June 09, 2016, 04:03:15 PM
I received some really good news last week. One of my photographs was excepted in a juried exhibit at the Soho Gallery in New York. The curator and judge was Elisabeth Biondi. She was the Visual Editor of the New Yorker for 15 years. There were over 1500 submissions and only 40 were selected for the exhibit so I feel honored. The opening is Thursday July 7 at the Soho Gallery 15 White Street New York, NY

Heres the image they selected
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc031/L1000311_zpsmsjrimzg.jpg)

IMO this is a fine choice. Even with the neutral/cool tonal palette there's a genuine warmth to this photo.

Congrats, Allen!

-Dave-
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 09, 2016, 04:10:41 PM
Thanks Dave....
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Post by: John R on June 09, 2016, 07:17:45 PM
Outstanding work Allen! To my eyes your bw work looks more natural and clean compared to most of the other BW images I have seen on LL and elsewhere. I see way too many BW images that looked "forced." You can the see the crunchy look they have, especially when they try to boost the contrast. They do not have a natural contrasty look, but looked forced. I don't know what accounts for your look, whether your post processing, the initial BW start without conversion from colour- or whatever- but your images look more like bw jpegs, straight out of the camera. Wonderful.

JR
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 09, 2016, 07:32:28 PM
Hey John THANKS SO MUCH.

I credit the MM for a lot of it. It doesn't create some of the artifacts that can happen in conversion of color files. The MM is the only B&W digital that I have warmed up to.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 19, 2016, 10:09:12 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc032/L1000655_zpsdzgwqquq.jpg)

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Post by: drmike on June 19, 2016, 11:02:02 AM
Man o man the two hats. So very hard to see that image. People are always a soft target but with something as sterile as two hats and some clouds to make something worthwhile is very clever. It does of course have to be worthwhile not just oddity.

Mike
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 19, 2016, 12:09:18 PM
Thanks Mike...
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Kongsbak on June 20, 2016, 04:51:56 PM
Lesbos June 2016

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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 20, 2016, 10:11:05 PM
Good stuff which Mono? Original or 246?
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Post by: Kongsbak on June 23, 2016, 03:54:22 PM
Good stuff which Mono? Original or 246?

Leica M Monochrom
Summicron 35mm vers. II
Summicron 50mm vers. III
Yellow / Green filter

I need a hint:
How many vertical pixels when publishing images here? I used 1024 pixels and the images seems to be truncated when displayed on a tablet.
Wonder, why the images arent been scaled on the fly.

Leif Drastrup
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on June 26, 2016, 08:57:47 PM
I was wondering which M Monochrom? The original or the new 246 version.
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Post by: Kongsbak on July 06, 2016, 04:39:41 AM
I am using the traditional, original Leica M Monochrom. A joy to use ...
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 08, 2016, 02:10:31 PM
Yes I agree. I have no desire to get the 246.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 15, 2016, 05:43:57 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc032/L1002395_zps3tzq1ino.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on July 16, 2016, 05:37:25 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc032/L1002588_zpsdfynynqq.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 18, 2016, 09:14:30 PM
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(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1003685_zpsouqxlgkk.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on August 19, 2016, 02:35:03 AM
As ever beautiful tones.

The first shot rewards close scrutiny. I love the way the sole of the shoe is sort of mirrored in the way the athletes are arranged and also how the dark shape behind them mirrors to sole of the shoe's pattern. Very well seen. The various diagonals work so well.

Then I wonder is this an official photograph, or perhaps a group of friends? It lets me speculate but limits it at the same time. I'd be very pleased to capture this and it seems so well executed. Of course you'll now tell me your hand slipped and it was a complete accident :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 19, 2016, 07:13:01 AM
As ever beautiful tones.

The first shot rewards close scrutiny. I love the way the sole of the shoe is sort of mirrored in the way the athletes are arranged and also how the dark shape behind them mirrors to sole of the shoe's pattern. Very well seen. The various diagonals work so well.

Then I wonder is this an official photograph, or perhaps a group of friends? It lets me speculate but limits it at the same time. I'd be very pleased to capture this and it seems so well executed. Of course you'll now tell me your hand slipped and it was a complete accident :)

Thank you.....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on August 19, 2016, 10:40:03 AM
Thank you for posting, accepting comments and lightening my day.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 19, 2016, 01:54:34 PM
Mike,

I just wish there were more folks posting here.  ;D 8)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on August 19, 2016, 03:23:53 PM
I just wish there were more folks posting here.  ;D 8)

Allen, just let me borrow your Monochrom for a month (or so) and I'll be happy to contribute. I'll even use my own lenses!  ;D

-Dave-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on August 19, 2016, 03:41:19 PM
I'll take it after you :)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Krug on August 20, 2016, 10:51:42 AM
Well Allen Bourgeois did ask for more people to post here - so I will respond - though very different subject matter !

Backstory - having sold my MM some time ago and regretted it almost from the day that I did that fell deed I have just re-bought one.

It only arrived two days ago and I am re-learning with my aging eyes how to get back on good terms with it.

Given that, I really would appreciate the max input on these first attempts - two in the house and then from a drive along the backroads here - in much too bright sun - RAW, no sharpening other than any inbuilt in LR, some light adjustments.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Krug on August 20, 2016, 10:54:39 AM
...... and four more from our backroads :
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 21, 2016, 01:40:11 PM
Good stuff Krug and congrats on returning to the fold. Did you pick up an original MM or a new MM?

Keep the images coming. We need some other contributions in this thread.

I think the work looks good. I like the self portrait. I would go a bit darker and maybe pop a little contrast into most of the landscapes but thats me.

Good job and again keep'm come'n.....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Krug on August 21, 2016, 02:15:45 PM
Thanks Allen - feels good to be back - much as I was tempted by the opportunities of the 246 to use some of my old non-rf glass I do feel that there is something particular about the original MM  ... and the extra complexity of a camera with video that I will never use did not appeal.

Don't disagree about the contrast on these images but these were literally the first shots form the camera and I deliberately went for the max. detail look to check that my 78 year old eyes could still focus accurately with a rf. - I think they will do for a while yet.

I hope to post more from time to time and I am always keen to get comment and critique - positive or negative - on anything I post ... I firmly believe that we are likely to learn more from seeing through the eyes of others than just through our own.

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 21, 2016, 03:06:21 PM
Thanks Allen - feels good to be back - much as I was tempted by the opportunities of the 246 to use some of my old non-rf glass I do feel that there is something particular about the original MM  ... and the extra complexity of a camera with video that I will never use did not appeal.

Don't disagree about the contrast on these images but these were literally the first shots form the camera and I deliberately went for the max. detail look to check that my 78 year old eyes could still focus accurately with a rf. - I think they will do for a while yet.

I hope to post more from time to time and I am always keen to get comment and critique - positive or negative - on anything I post ... I firmly believe that we are likely to learn more from seeing through the eyes of others than just through our own.

I agree with you and all points. I have no desire to upgrade because the original is just such a solid performer. Now if Leica were to make a Mono M-D I might seriously have to think about it.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on August 21, 2016, 03:34:35 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc032/L1002395_zps3tzq1ino.jpg)

Forgot to mention earlier that this pic reminded me to get myself a new straw hat for an upcoming holiday. Thanks!  :D

-Dave-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on August 22, 2016, 06:11:56 PM
Good luck on the hat Dave. Anyone interested in seeing some of my color work Steve Huff posted some here.
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2016/08/20/street-shooting-with-the-leica-m-262-by-allen-bourgeois/
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on August 29, 2016, 05:43:00 AM
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8138/28676981434_eea0632f9d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KG62uo)Civil War Days, Manassas (https://flic.kr/p/KG62uo) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8216/28676987814_8600cc2bca_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KG64oo)Civil War Days, Manassas (https://flic.kr/p/KG64oo) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8462/28676984684_4006b3c16c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KG63sq)Civil War Days, Manassas (https://flic.kr/p/KG63sq) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Civil War Days at Manassas,

Leica M Monochrom, 1936 5cm F1.5 CZJ Sonnar(modified for Leica), Yellow filter. "Antique Plate" SEFX2 used.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 02, 2016, 08:57:36 AM
Nice Brian....
Great vintage look.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 03, 2016, 02:25:40 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1003830_zpsvyicxojm.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1003813_zpsi2vpaonn.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1003804_zpsqlvzqxtx.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1003773_zpsvrvouxj7.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1003713_zpsfskzkx6y.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1003710_zpsuobacacx.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1003759_zpslx5fjsc0.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 05, 2016, 11:24:49 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1003866_1_zpsj2njmnly.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1003871_zpsq2shgrta.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1003848_zpshm5eclou.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on September 05, 2016, 03:57:23 PM
Allen, more fine stuff. As always.  :)

-Dave-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: John R on September 05, 2016, 04:11:43 PM
I second Dave's comments. The clarity and density of your your bw white images has look unlike mots I have seen on this or other sites. The tones looks deep but natural with excellent gradation. doesn't look PP at all. Excellent work.

JR
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 06, 2016, 11:33:25 PM
Thank you John and Dave...
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on September 07, 2016, 06:20:32 PM
Sump'm a little different for me. I got a 65mm 3.5 Elmar (Canada)and bellows and focus chimney for a good friend. It was his fathers. It works GREAT.

Playing around with it and my MM.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Close%20Up/L1003886_zpsypwc7ook.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Close%20Up/L1003894_zpsmjcmmpnl.jpg)

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 05, 2016, 05:30:29 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1004504_zpstsddto28.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 05, 2016, 05:31:19 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1004494_zpsenwn86ch.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1004498_zpsbkxdvw5v.jpg)

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 05, 2016, 05:31:46 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1004513_zpsspdwuwik.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 18, 2016, 04:10:34 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1004759_zpswzdeucsh.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on October 18, 2016, 04:22:59 PM
Cool idea, the last four.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 18, 2016, 07:09:33 PM
Cool idea, the last four.

Thanks.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on October 19, 2016, 02:18:43 AM
The single flower with the tangle behind it is beautiful. Such tones and excellent composition.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 19, 2016, 12:45:38 PM
The single flower with the tangle behind it is beautiful. Such tones and excellent composition.

Thanks Mike.

The MM is really special when it comes to B&W. It is truly the only digital B&W I have warmed up to. There is just so much info in the mid and low range.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 19, 2016, 07:30:21 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1004834_zps47d0vkia.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1004866_zps0zjowd1l.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 22, 2016, 06:07:44 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1004961_zpscshwirnz.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1004946_zpshjxnmfjv.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1004904_zpsc7m3xwar.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1004894_zpswllrsrog.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on October 23, 2016, 03:38:36 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1004894_zpswllrsrog.jpg)

Oooh, this one is a gem! Well seen, Allen.  :D

-Dave-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Rob C on October 24, 2016, 04:56:24 AM
Oooh, this one is a gem! Well seen, Allen.  :D

-Dave-


Indeed, great timing and, I hope, patience rather than luck!

Also, some very nice mid-range tonality in it for a change... Makes me feel at ease, complete. Don't you just love some women?

;-)

Rob
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 24, 2016, 09:36:03 AM
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 24, 2016, 11:20:46 AM
Thanks guys.

Rob my serious work lately has been about timing. Last exhibit was Spontaneous Relationships and I had 13 of those images and an article published in Viewfinder Magazine last quarter.

Sometimes I will wait in a place where i think it's going to happen and sometimes I see it when I am walking by but it is a constant pre occupation with me. Working on seeing it and then having the ability to capture it in the moment. If I don't get out for a while the timing is off at first. I think Bresson said it is a developed instinct and I think that sums it up pretty well.

The MM files are pretty flat out of camera. There is just so much info in the mid tones and shadows. The end look is usually the way the files have been processed and I would suggest trying an MM if you haven't and looking at actual prints instead of 80KB compressed jpgs on a web site.

Here's just a few of them most have been in already posted in this thread so sorry for repeating them but it does help to some of them in one place.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Spontaneous%20Relationships%203/ContactSheet-006_zpsxcyzg9cw.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Spontaneous%20Relationships%203/ContactSheet-001_zpsjpchh2sj.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Spontaneous%20Relationships%203/ContactSheet-002_zpsep13awz0.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Spontaneous%20Relationships%203/ContactSheet-004_zpsqpozwlj1.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Spontaneous%20Relationships%203/ContactSheet-003_zpsd09pwrm0.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Spontaneous%20Relationships%203/ContactSheet-005_zpscald6nb9.jpg)







Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Rob C on October 25, 2016, 05:18:01 AM
Allen,

Thank you for posting the collection of shots; there are some really interesting catches in there. I guess all outdoor photography comes down to a mixture of the planned and the serendipitous, with the balance varying with the photographer.

I'm not so sure about the 'use it or lose it' aspect, though, because I think if you have it, then it doesn't desert you; if anything, I think that the excitement grows when you find yourself back in action, and only with excitement is there enthusiasm, without which there's nothing, photographically speaking. But then, we both had/have photography as a living, so the attitude is possibly a bit more developed in us than in someone who just does it when the mood takes hold, so maybe more of an instant switch on/switch off mode resides within, with very little delay due to mental electronics!

I'd suggest that something you have going for you is geography, and hoping not to disturb an entire nest of PC wasps, here goes: you live in a country where there are many black people. To a white guy in another society, these people offer a sense of difference, the unknown, and also a possible - if imaginary - threat, making their capture on camera rather more exciting than catching just another white guy or woman. Another LuLa photographer, Seamus, over on the 'Critiques' side of this site's life, has recently posted some pics of black men in Barcelona. The sense of tension, distrust and implied threat is very powerful; those same shots, populated by whites, would still be strong, but for me, not half as much. As with commercial work, casting is key.

I can only admire folks who can put themselves in these situations because they want the picture, and not for money.

Thanks again,

Rob C


Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on October 25, 2016, 10:05:06 PM
Thanks Rob for the comments. I think that timing is something I know I need to work on. If I haven't been on the streets in a while my timing is off. It would be like a batter in baseball not hitting for a while, he can clearly see the ball it's the timing of the swing might be a bit off. And it's something the greats constantly worked to keep their edge.

The reason I love the streets so much is it is so unpredictable. You turn right and nothing happens. You turn left and potential images are everywhere. My pro work is usually controlled and is almost always a collaboration between myself and other visual professionals (art directors, graphic designers, account managers etc). It's ultimately the clients work and if I don't exceed expectations consistently I don't feed the family. And I am grateful for that work because it is the base that allows everything else. But in the end it's not mine.

My personal work is all mine. I create for me. If others like it that's great but that's not what drives my vision. I enjoy exhibiting and have no pressure to sell because my commercial work pays the bills. I do sell work on occasion but it would never be enough to give my family a standard of living that they deserve.

I think that Meyerowitz sums it up better than I ever could in this trailer of a really good movie BTW.
Just click on the arrow.
http://www.traileraddict.com/everybody-street/trailer
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on November 02, 2016, 09:29:45 AM
Tiny Dancer.

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5632/30015095404_eba448b9ba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MJkd9U)Soldiers of Suburbia (https://flic.kr/p/MJkd9U) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

9cm F4 Collapsible Elmar.

Drummer Girl.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5644/30015103224_64a6fa9ce3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MJkftJ)Soldiers of Suburbia (https://flic.kr/p/MJkftJ) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 08, 2016, 06:01:36 PM
Just back from a week of R&R in Key West. Second one is from our balcony.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1004984_zpssscmhg5z.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1005542_zps2vwikfmr.jpg)


Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 10, 2016, 07:37:46 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1005436_zpsotk3ohid.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 10, 2016, 07:39:56 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1060448_zpsdxjs6fn7.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1005329_zpsxhhx2ukz.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1005304_zps3m0rcvfj.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1005652_zps4be1coap.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1005641_zpsjrqfn6qq.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1005610_zpsraiw8tdh.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1060459_zpspubupaet.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1005348_zpsjqnz0eoe.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Rob C on November 11, 2016, 11:59:07 AM
Key West. It sticks in my memory because it was the only time I ever saw my wife fall down in a faint. She scared the hell out of me. The humidity was a killer, and exactly the same thing happened to our model in Singapore: she fainted off a rock, but, by the grace of the photo-gods, I was right beside her and managed to catch her. Which was quite nice...

I guess that's the problem with the coast in those latitudes: heat and humidity.

Rob

P.S.

I've never thought adult males suit shorts; yes, I am obliged to travel that route too, in summer.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on November 13, 2016, 08:09:23 PM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5690/30925179275_1a47ebb784_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P7KCo8)Veterans Day, 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P7KCo8) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5470/30925179825_e1d9b1367e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P7KCxB)Veterans Day, 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P7KCxB) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5531/30925179065_9b83d6db15_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P7KCjv)Veterans Day, 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P7KCjv) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5694/30925178975_dcafb6dd06_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P7KChX)Veterans Day, 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P7KChX) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5696/22747021018_3880a9906d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AE5qRy)Veterans Day, 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/AE5qRy) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

C-Sonnar 50/1.5 at F4, Orange Filter, custom processing software to add Gamma curve and convert 14-bit to 16-bits/pixel.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 15, 2016, 08:26:29 AM
Key West. It sticks in my memory because it was the only time I ever saw my wife fall down in a faint. She scared the hell out of me. The humidity was a killer, and exactly the same thing happened to our model in Singapore: she fainted off a rock, but, by the grace of the photo-gods, I was right beside her and managed to catch her. Which was quite nice...

I guess that's the problem with the coast in those latitudes: heat and humidity.

Rob

P.S.

I've never thought adult males suit shorts; yes, I am obliged to travel that route too, in summer.

Hi Rob,
This year the weather was AMAZING. Sunny 78-82 almost everyday and not as humid as it usual is. Last year was 90s and humid.

Check out this power suit.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1005041_zpsa9lt1xc8.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 15, 2016, 08:28:52 AM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5690/30925179275_1a47ebb784_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P7KCo8)Veterans Day, 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P7KCo8) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5470/30925179825_e1d9b1367e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P7KCxB)Veterans Day, 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P7KCxB) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5531/30925179065_9b83d6db15_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P7KCjv)Veterans Day, 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P7KCjv) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5694/30925178975_dcafb6dd06_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P7KChX)Veterans Day, 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P7KChX) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5696/22747021018_3880a9906d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AE5qRy)Veterans Day, 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/AE5qRy) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

C-Sonnar 50/1.5 at F4, Orange Filter, custom processing software to add Gamma curve and convert 14-bit to 16-bits/pixel.

Semper Fi thanks for posting that Brian.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on November 15, 2016, 12:45:55 PM
Check out this power suit.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1005041_zpsa9lt1xc8.jpg)

 ;D  ;D  :o

Brilliant!

-Dave-
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 15, 2016, 04:01:55 PM
Thanks Dave.
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Post by: Allen Bourgeois on November 16, 2016, 03:17:13 PM
A couple more from our balcony in Key West
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1005496%201_zpsfkzwj5nm.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1005497_zps4gcg8ivl.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202016/L1005577_zpszpkmbpqv.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: BrianVS on November 26, 2016, 09:05:27 PM
M Monochrom with Nikkor-PC 8.5cm F2, Leica mount. All shots wide-open.

ISO 5000

Always time to RAZZ Dad.

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5531/30444922183_a6e3c122c8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NojbFr)Skate&Fun, Nov2016 (https://flic.kr/p/NojbFr) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5527/30431499174_529feb7dc8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Nn8ouf)Skate&Fun, Nov2016 (https://flic.kr/p/Nn8ouf) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

They played a sad song... someone got dumped by Taylor Swift.

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5747/30431499194_6e11d6e442_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Nn8ouA)Skate&Fun, Nov2016 (https://flic.kr/p/Nn8ouA) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Then they picked it up again.

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5698/30444922263_c5ec3debf8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NojbGP)Skate&Fun, Nov2016 (https://flic.kr/p/NojbGP) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


ISO 10,000, 1/90th second, F2. It's dark- disco lights only.

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5446/30885041540_9de8c586bb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P4cUQd)Skate&Fun, Nov2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P4cUQd) by fiftyonepointsix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

No Noise reduction used, Gamma curve applied using custom software tends to make noise less noticeable.



Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 15, 2016, 04:22:38 PM
Just found out this morning that Leica has featured my work
http://blog.leica-camera.com/2016/12/15/spontaneous-relationships/
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on December 15, 2016, 04:40:11 PM
Just found out this morning that Leica has featured my my work...

Congrats! Nice job.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 15, 2016, 05:24:25 PM
THANKS...
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: John R on December 16, 2016, 12:14:45 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved in my opinion.

JR
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Post by: drmike on December 16, 2016, 02:24:04 AM
That's terrific. Well done.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 16, 2016, 09:45:10 AM
Thanks Mike and John. Still pumped about the news.

In my opinion there is nothing in a 135 digital format that matches the B&W from an MM.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Manoli on December 16, 2016, 01:36:03 PM
Long overdue recognition, Allen. Compliments.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Telecaster on December 16, 2016, 04:04:06 PM
Bravo, Allen!  :D

-Dave-
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 17, 2016, 08:56:17 PM
Long overdue recognition, Allen. Compliments.

Thank you.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 17, 2016, 08:56:38 PM
Thank you.

Thanks Dave...
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 28, 2016, 08:58:29 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006658_zpsesu1vccn.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006706_zpspzvacpfp.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006701_zpsidh8wuav.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006671_zps38tmtn5l.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: JeanMichel on December 28, 2016, 12:11:18 PM
Hi, I have ben enjoying looking at your images since you stared this thread. Thank you!
I get an email whenever a new image or message his posted. I did get the one I copy below a couple of days ago, which did obviously not come for the site. I wonder if anyone else was spammed the same way.

Jean-Michel

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Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on December 28, 2016, 01:32:30 PM
@Allen That first shot is lovely. Very clever use of light.

@JeanMichel - that was just some spam that the admin tidied up. We all got it I expect.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on December 29, 2016, 06:41:11 PM
Thanks guys....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 02, 2017, 04:12:02 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006736_zpsdwfulqyg.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006732_zpsa2d80nel.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006720_1_zpszpe5c8rc.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006717_zps1rdqstze.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006714_zpsezpwsvai.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006715_zpsg6bibi7c.jpg)

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 07, 2017, 08:44:05 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/Keys%202015/L1042428_zpsm1nm5zof.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on January 22, 2017, 05:38:55 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006820_zpsuyez1adx.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006800_zpsp6tv1q4p.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006783%202_zpsdebz3em2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006747_1_zpsop7xltqy.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006743_zpsvg8gkey7.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 17, 2017, 07:49:23 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006909_zps88k0zvgn.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 18, 2017, 03:16:54 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006943_zpspt9sjf12.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006934_zpszmgn0pei.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006938_zpskt4ccujl.jpg)[/QUOTE]
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 25, 2017, 11:18:29 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc033/L1006917_zpsu7i1llk6.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on February 26, 2017, 10:59:26 AM
Ah, Allen, beautiful!
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on February 26, 2017, 01:26:19 PM
+1
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on February 26, 2017, 09:24:41 PM
Thanks guys....

I am still love'n the original MM.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 05, 2017, 05:11:53 PM
Got out for a couple of hours today
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc034/L1007190_zpsrkex2jut.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc034/L1007220_zpseoqukat3.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc034/L1007195_zpsd6kh10zd.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc034/L1007188_zpsmcdou5zt.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on March 06, 2017, 02:35:56 AM
Composition in the first one is great. I wouldn't normally ask but what was the ISO for this? Quite high?
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 06, 2017, 02:53:14 PM
Thanks Mike and 3200 if I remember correctly.

I think these were all shot at 1600 or 3200.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on March 06, 2017, 05:33:46 PM
Looked like it might be high. I was curious if it was high ISO or post processing.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 07, 2017, 05:09:48 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc034/L1007314_zpsnicgkci9.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc034/L1060317_1_zpsypycqo9x.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc034/L1018666_zpsusgv3ffq.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc034/L1022663_zpsm1uqhfwa.jpg)
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: drmike on March 08, 2017, 02:28:22 AM
Have you tried square crop losing the bottom on number 2?

These are very basic simple shots, black and white (doh) and relying on form. Good stuff.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 08, 2017, 04:12:09 PM
Have you tried square crop losing the bottom on number 2?

These are very basic simple shots, black and white (doh) and relying on form. Good stuff.

Thanks Mike and I agree with you about #2. I think that the muddy shadows at the bottom are taking away from the otherwise clean effect. Thanks for the suggestion.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 16, 2017, 08:55:43 AM
Anyone know why photos are not showing up?

Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on March 16, 2017, 09:19:59 AM
Anyone know why photos are not showing up?

Sometimes, when a thread has so many pages as this one, and in particular so many images, it might become corrupted. Admin then splits it into two, that is, creates another thread with the same title, #2. Try contacting Admin.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 16, 2017, 09:28:15 AM
Ok thanks so much.....
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Allen Bourgeois on March 16, 2017, 11:01:22 AM
Just tried to upload a photo to another thread here and it to is showing up as a ? in a blue box. HHMMM?????
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on March 16, 2017, 11:02:18 AM
Seems that LuLa server is slowing things down today. Even text replies are loading real slow.
Title: Re: LEICA M MONOCHROM : keep sharing pictures, guys, ....
Post by: Krug on March 31, 2017, 12:50:43 PM
Here in Southern Ontario as Winter wanes but Spring is not yet sure we have a bit of an hiatus - however still have to shoot something !

These are some efforts with the MM + ZM18/4 - a current enthusiasm - a couple of days ago. Just  a local historic graveyard, an old Scots Fir in a big view and and what was once a barn and fence ... typical symbols of the changes in the agricultural landscape.

Any thoughts ?