Leica M Monochrom: best pics
Old 09-07-2012   #1
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Leica M Monochrom: best pics

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Old 09-08-2012   #2
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wow, this is amazing Jeff!
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wow, this is amazing Jeff!
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The best one of the series here IMHO, keep up the good work
I like it also since it is not so harsh as most of the others: this one has nice greys. Seems that in many pics the MM is a bit to dark in dark spaces...
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The best one of the series here IMHO, keep up the good work
I like it also since it is not so harsh as most of the others: this one has nice greys. Seems that in many pics the MM is a bit to dark in dark spaces...

Thanks, Ron. That's very kind.

What I'm finding is that the MM is able to capture a very wide gamut of scenes - everything from gentle, subtle tonal transitions to harsh, contrasty, in-your-face images.

Here's one that breaks all the rules. I've shot this scene before in color and in that genre the distinctive orange of the flame provides enough separation to hold its place in the image. In black and white, the transparent flame nearly disappears. To address that I deliberately blew out the highlights and added contrast.

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Agreed that shot is very nicely composed as well
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Do we know how many MMs are in the hands of photographers by now? It may take a while to get this thread going... Great stuff so far, though!
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Do we know how many MMs are in the hands of photographers by now? It may take a while to get this thread going... Great stuff so far, though!
Only 500 cameras made, and not sure if they've all sold...and how many to actual users?
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Looks like Tri-x to me, Kristian! Very nice.
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Excellent shots guys! Kristian, great idea for this thread.
Kristian, excellent set. Jager, love your series and in LUF.

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Excellent work, indeed.
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Beautiful images and processing Charles. Love the warm hues in these pictures
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So far this would be my best, although since upgrading to Mountain Lion, its a bit dark compared to before I upgraded.

Really like Jeff's picture, its a fantastic!
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Beautiful images and processing Charles. Love the warm hues in these pictures
Amen. How is the weather where you are, Charles? I was a little surprised to see the three girls sunbathing... would have thought it was still a little cool. (I'm envious of y'all coming into spring, while we're heading into fall...)

Lovely images...
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Thanks guys! And thanks, Kristian, for starting this thread - terrific idea. I love everything here so far and am looking forward to seeing more.

Here's another...

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Well this thread was bound to happen sooner or later...
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As someone waiting to pick up my MM (I live in Israel, camera came from Germany, heading to meet it in France on Thursday) - anyone have any tips to avoid clipping the highlights? Do you shoot 1 or 2 stops under and then adjust in post, or do you wing it?
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As someone waiting to pick up my MM (I live in Israel, camera came from Germany, heading to meet it in France on Thursday) - anyone have any tips to avoid clipping the highlights? Do you shoot 1 or 2 stops under and then adjust in post, or do you wing it?
Congratulations on the impending union!

As for highlight clipping, although its true that if they're clipped they're truly gone - I wouldn't worry overly about it. Just expose for the highlights, like you would for slide film. Be mindful when viewing a scene of its range of tonal values - brightly lit, contrasty scenes are where highlight clipping is most likely to raise its head. And watch your histogram. That will tell you if you're heading towards where angels fear to tread.

If you set underexposure compensation, I'd start out easy - a stop at most. If you crowd everything to the left out of fear of highlight clipping, you'll lose much of the dynamic range and high-iso (low noise) capability inherent to the camera.

You're going to love it...
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A couple to end Sunday evening on...




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So how ya'll goin' up here at the better end of town?

These ^ are very nice Jeff ... the tones in that second pic are just perfect for me.
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Thank you guys
Kristian, very nice shot of the gull, even if it's Melbourne The second shot is excellent.
Jeff, love those last two shots, full depth of tones in the #1.
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Slumming it with an M9. I'll be over in the digital black and white thread if anyone wants me. Which of course they won't. You'd think an M9-P would cure your GAS for more than 6 months. And I have to share this town with Kristian Dowling. I have been practising the piano again. And taking aspirin.

Great shots guys. Agree with Ketih about that lovely father and child shot Jeff.
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Slumming it with an M9. I'll be over in the digital black and white thread if anyone wants me. Which of course they won't. You'd think an M9-P would cure your GAS for more than 6 months. And I have to share this town with Kristian Dowling. I have been practising the piano again. And taking aspirin.

Great shots guys. Agree with Ketih about that lovely father and child shot Jeff.
Slumming and M9 in the same sentence? No way mate. Nice to see the Aussies leading the way with this thread
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i shoot 95% of the time at night, with a D700 and 24/50/85 f1.4's. if the M-M's high ISO is really this good...

Not to mention the inherent problems with auto focus with moving subjects (people) in a dark tavern/nightclub or in the street at 3:00AM.
i.e. taking pictures at a basement punk show with one 100 watt light bulb at f1.4 can be somewhat problematic.

i am assuming that the RF is bright enough and useful in these environments? got to be clearer than the kodak RF retina lll i used to use.

i am really starting to like this camera the more i look into it, but never used a leica before, bit unnerving to buy a camera one can't even touch first. And then there's the lenses.

Noct f0.95 anyone?
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A few from a recent trip to Bruges

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Nice work people - looking forward to seeing more. Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie!
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Considering Australia only received 5 units wer're doing well so far.
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Kristian.
So... how did you get yours so quickly? Did you order from within Oz or from the outside world?
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So... how did you get yours so quickly? Did you order from within Oz or from the outside world?
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More shots from yesterday afternoon with the M-M, 24 Lux and LR4

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I haven't had as much of a chance to play with mine as I'd like but here are a couple I liked. They are taken with a Jupiter 50mm lens (with made in USSR written on it) but I thought they came out ok!



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Some Photokina stuff 17 Sept.

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More Photokina

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Dr. Kaufmann introducing the new M

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Louis, welcome to the forum and thanks for posting.
Not too many MM's around on RFF it seems.

Can you please try to post pictures close to the 200kb limit (first upload them to your gallery and then copy and paste them into the post).
It close to impossible to judge anything on a 20kb file .
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Yes, the Aussies all the way Seriously more we can see and learn, the better
Kristian, that group portrait shot at 10,000 ISO is stunning. It is this reason alone that I have the M-M.
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