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Old 10-09-2012   #81
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Sunny 16 manual exposure, zone focus from where I was having lunch. ZM 35 C Biogon. M9 JPEG, slight lifting of shadows in LR.
Have you seen the preset system in Lightroom? It can be set to apply a certain preset such as BW or film look to any RAW files during import. The beauty of this is that you can recover more data and even from BW to colour if you change your mind later.

Makes sense if you were going to edit your photos anyway. I shoot RAW + basic jpg in black and white for this reason.
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Have you seen the preset system in Lightroom? It can be set to apply a certain preset such as BW or film look to any RAW files during import. The beauty of this is that you can recover more data and even from BW to colour if you change your mind later.

Makes sense if you were going to edit your photos anyway. I shoot RAW + basic jpg in black and white for this reason.
I only started shooting RAW with the M9 and it is amazing. My first surprise was that after importing there were all these beautiful pictures instead of the 1s and 0s for processing that I had been expecting. I went to a formal dinner where the lighting was either blue or red spotlights. This was terrible so I set up the camera for RAW plus JPEG fine Black and White and that was what the monitor displayed. Much more palatable. What I discovered later was that the M9 black and white jpegs are not only clever and often very good, but indeed they were so clever that I could not easily produce the same effect myself from the RAW file. This was particularly so for the grey hair of an older colleague, rendered beautifully in the JPEG. So I have fallen in love with the tonality and lovely blacks of the M9 JPEGs and have been using them quite a bit.
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Look Over There, October 05, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


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At Kitcho Restaurant, October 05, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


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CV 28/3.5, in-camera B&W:


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Klaus I love how you explore the upper ISOs on the M9: it's inspired me to try more at 1250 and 1600. Love that first shot here, and the second one. And the third. What ISO?
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Klaus I love how you explore the upper ISOs on the M9: it's inspired me to try more at 1250 and 1600. Love that first shot here, and the second one. And the third. What ISO?
Hi Richard,
the 2nd and 3rd shot are at ISO 1000, the 1st was at ISO 640. I posted these 3 also in my gallery with the data info. As long as you end up with a shot that is not blowing the highlights totally and you only have to readjust the exposure in post process a little (not more than 1 stop), then usually I am pretty happy with the results and I'm not a wizard in post processing, still in the learning curve in LR4 and I do not use any additional software to reduce grain and noise. Just not to overdo any recovery of shadows and blacks seems to work. Otherwise it looks artificial and is also not true what it looked like "live".
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That long exposure landscape is exceptionally fine, Harry.
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M9-p and the CV 28/3.5 at The WELL's oysterfest:


Beach Boy, October 07, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


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More Oysterfest day pix:


Retro Rhett and his Polaroid 6, October 07, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Chuck, October 07, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Retro Rhett and his Polaroid 6, October 07, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


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Maggie O, these pics are fun. I will have to dig my 28 f3.5 out again. When I first got my M9, I had difficulty getting the metering to be accurate with that lens. What lens do you input on the camera for your CV28?

Doug- that is a nice portrait of your friend
HTeasley- I really like the long exposure mist shot. It worked out well using the roof
Sevres-Babylone- I like that first B&W; would be fun to see it uncropped
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Maggie O, these pics are fun. I will have to dig my 28 f3.5 out again. When I first got my M9, I had difficulty getting the metering to be accurate with that lens. What lens do you input on the camera for your CV28?
I coded it as a 28 f/2.8 Elmarit, but even then, the metering can be a bit finicky if you're not used to its heavy center-weighting. The good news is that it is predictable with some use and eventually you get used to it.

Here's some more California pix, these shot with my 1st version 50 Summilux:


The Mixologist, October 08, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Gin and Tonics, October 08, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


The Chicken Griller, October 09, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr (in-camera B&W jpeg)


At The Mac, October 08, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Chairs, October 08, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Vultures Over Pleasanton, October 08, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Michael Looks at Lenses, October 08, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr
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Thanks Maggie,

I am pretty certain that I would have used the 28 Elmarit setting as well when I last tried that lens, but I will play with it again. I have ansd usually use the 28 Summicron, but I have always loved the little CV 28.

I like these latest pics, but especially the composition of the Still Life with Schweppes!

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Thanks David!

I found it helped if I used the M9-P's VF like a spot meter almost. Oh, and I habitually underexpose by about .6 of a stop.
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This is the ZM 21 f4.5 which I have coded as the 21 2.8 pre ASPH. This is a crop, but only from the bottom. There is minimal purple fringing in this one.

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Maggie,

Thanks again for nudging me to give this lens another shot. After setting it as 28 f2.8 11809, metering is just fine. My dog pictured here, sat where he was comfortable while also dictating where I needed to be. At the same time, creating a metering challenge for me. I wasn't about to crop the rug in the foreground because I wanted to see how the lens would handle the entire frame. Not to mention keeping his paw intact!

This 28mm is really a great little lens. No appreciable vignetting wide-open; sharp corner to corner.

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Leicashot, I like #2 there especially
Klaus, the out of focus stuff in the fore is effective in the picture of lady behind counter. And the times setting is very nice!
Richard, that 21 4.5 certainly lives up to it's reputation. Is that you use for most of your architectural shooting?
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Maggie,

Thanks again for nudging me to give this lens another shot. After setting it as 28 f2.8 11809, metering is just fine. My dog pictured here, sat where he was comfortable while also dictating where I needed to be. At the same time, creating a metering challenge for me. I wasn't about to crop the rug in the foreground because I wanted to see how the lens would handle the entire frame. Not to mention keeping his paw intact!

This 28mm is really a great little lens. No appreciable vignetting wide-open; sharp corner to corner.
Looks pretty great to me, DWF!! Glad I was of help. It really is a great little lens, nearly an Elmarit.
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I've been having fun with other cameras for a while, so I'm happy to finally got out and did some shooting with the M9 again ... This is not a coordinated set of any kind, just a little celebration of getting some chops back into using this camera.
















All but one were made with the M-Rokkor 90mm f/4 lens. Looking at this little smattering of snaps and seeing the quality this camera produces, perhaps I should just sell everything else... Naaaaaa. Never happen. ;-)

I think I'll re-fit the Nokton 50/1.5 ASPH (LTM) now for a bit.

At least I remember why I wanted one of these.... :-)

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Lovely work. How are you processing the files?
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I went out for a short walk the other night with the CV 28 f3.5 on the camera. Does anyone else get a red bleed in the left of the frame sometimes with this lens on the M9? I don't see it in any of Maggie's pictures. I reduced it by taking out the red channel saturation in Lightroom.
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Lovely work. How are you processing the files?
Thank you!

They're all processed in Lightroom 4.2 using a miscellaneous bunch of presets I created for myself over the past few years, and individual tweaking from there.

Another ...

Leica M9 + M-Rokkor 90mm f/4

At breakfast this morning, her eye caught my eye.

enjoy! thanks for looking.
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M9-P with my '74 Jupiter-8 50/2, just shy of wide open:


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A shot this morning in my backyard - even before the first coffee ... had to step out in my pj's to catch that light :

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First I was thinking about opening up a genreal new thread "M9 at the Mall" but I'll just post these in here.

I was walking around inside a mall yesterday happily snapping away pics all over the place. Manual white balancing with the expodisc.

No one, no a single shopper was bothered or did any security guy ask any questions. So much about the often cited "issues" shooting in public...




















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First I was thinking about opening up a genreal new thread "M9 at the Mall" but I'll just post these in here.

I was walking around inside a mall yesterday happily snapping away pics all over the place. Manual white balancing with the expodisc.

No one, no a single shopper was bothered or did any security guy ask any questions. So much about the often cited "issues" shooting in public...
Klaus,

This raises an interesting point for me. The "mall" really is the current street especially here is the states, and I am guilty of thumbing my nose at the idea that the light or subject matter there provides a worthy visual environment. Of course it does. I like #s 1 and 3 here

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