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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    Hi guys, yes, the pic above was taken with the Nikkor 85 mm f/2. I think ISO was closer to 320, with grain added after the fact.
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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    Quote Originally Posted by MikalWGrass View Post
    Ashwin, just received the 85/2 back from DAG. I only wish I had an MM to mount the thing on. Any good alternatives other than an M6 and scanning?
    Congrats, Mikal, and thanks again for offering to let me borrow this. DAG can take some time to repair things, and haha, I ended up getting on in the time that you were waiting. you can always try the lens on the M9. I didn't have the best of luck with it on that camera, as the colors look muted and warmer, but shooting and immediately converting to BW could work well. Alternatively, shooting it with an M6, Tri-X or HP-5, with some rodinal to boot, and I think you'll be very happy

    I have shot it wide open to f/2.8, as it may well focus shift between f/2.8-4, due to its sonnar design....


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    Ashwin, I also forgot to mention that the last posted image of yours in this thread has the classic look of "film noir" and was accomplished in a most effective and creative way.

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    Thanks so much, Dave! I love that genre, so I am thrilled that the image reminded you of noir!
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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    Here's some shots from last night at various ISOs with the f/1 Noct wide open.

    ISO 1000


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    ISO 2000


    ISO 6400
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    "Dead End"



    larger image here

    35mm Summilux at f/1.4, ND9 + Orange filter
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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    Hi guys, yes, the pic above was taken with the Nikkor 85 mm f/2. I think ISO was closer to 320, with grain added after the fact.
    Great. Thanks. TO think I almost sold that lens.

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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    Thanks so much, Dave! It's a pleasue to share my process with the M Monochrom, which I believe to be the best digital M camera that I have owned, to date....
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    Ashwin: The girl with the "screen" hat is "aesthetically pleasing"--you remember that phrase, doncha? Seriously, that's a fantastic image--you really make that Monochrom sing! And there's very little wrong with the Nikkor 85/2 except very wiry double-line bokeh wide open. The 85/2 and 50/1.4 were the lenses that made Nikon's reputation in the 50s. Do you have the chrome version or the black? The black is rarer, but much lighter. The chrome is heavy enough to use as a battering ram, which is why I eventually sold mine and replaced it with a 1982 Summicron 90/2.

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    M mono + 21mm super angulon
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    SOMA SF, Yellow-Green XO filter shots at base ISO

    "Lounging"

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    "Cell Block"

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    "Pidgin Pool"

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    "The Shakes"

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    "Following Ivy"

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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    very quick processing of a previous LR-develop. this done in C1, 7.1

    adjusted verticals resulting in a bit o'cropping
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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    LR version, fast attempt right off the plate...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    LR version, fast attempt right off the plate...
    Much better crop...but I like the range seen in the C1 version a bit better...

    Envy your pictorial playground...

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    Quote Originally Posted by photomeme View Post

    "Wedding Ring"

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    At first glance I thought she was Jim Carey in drag....

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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    when i get a minute, i will fiddle around and try and get a better crop when verticals are set right; maybe use autopano to merge the files. only had 5 minutes and wife was eager to head for home...

    C1 looks to be a winner so far

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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    Lightening & Monochrom

    Monochrom & 21 Super Elmar ASPH
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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    Very nice Rayyen!
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    Thanks Vivek : )

    Start shooting from 10pm last night. i set aperture f5.6, iso640, each shot took 5 sec exposure and 5 sec for noise reduction. It was raining heavily and the wind was strong. My body, camera and lens were all wet even I was holding a decent size umbrella. One and a half hour in the rain, 3 shots I'm satisfy.
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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    Greatly appreciate the details, Rayyen!

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    Taken in Chicago with a 50mm Summarit.
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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    final version

    two shots with 50 lux, processed in Capture One, merged in autopano

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    Club shots, just starting out with the MM, iso 5000, 50 lux. Don't know what I'm doing in post yet. Hell, I don't know what I'm doing with the camera, let alone post. The thing just seems to suck light. Criticism/suggestions appreciated.

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    20130329-013-Web by Mike Tuomey, on Flickr


    20130329-011-Web by Mike Tuomey, on Flickr
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    Somebody give me a Single Malt....

    Nice series. You may benefit from a bit lower exposure and correcting in post if you wish to keep the highlights...however what you have posted works for me.

    Lovely camera.

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    I always feel like I spend too much time at home when I compare my posts with the rest of you all.....

    Couple of new captures


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    Quote Originally Posted by MCTuomey View Post
    Club shots, just starting out with the MM, iso 5000, 50 lux. Don't know what I'm doing in post yet. Hell, I don't know what I'm doing with the camera, let alone post. The thing just seems to suck light. Criticism/suggestions appreciated.
    Expose a bit less far to the right, and bring up further the shadow values.

    You're sacrificing facial detail, I suspect needlessly, to blown highlights.

    EDIT: so sorry, someone lese made the same comment.

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    Bob, nothing wrong with working on "still lifes" at home, I'm liking the first one btw. Distinct lack of live music has to be remedied though

    Thanks Bob and *photomeme* for your comments on the club shots. Accustomed to exposing to the right in clubs with the M9, I'll need to unlearn that with the MM. Also, I need to adjust my sharpening, these look "crisp" in web size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCTuomey View Post
    Also, I need to adjust my sharpening, these look "crisp" in web size.
    Flickr did the same to my recent batch.

    Flickr is hitting photographs with significant unsharpen masking as it resizes, which can oversharpen MM images terribly.

    It is perhaps best to upload with no sharpening whatsoever, or to find alternative hosting (but then you sacrifice the Flick'r community).

    No oversharpening at all in the original size Flickr click-through. Excellent job!

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    Thanks much, *photomeme* I'll adjust my web export in LR4 for MM files - would miss the flickr crowd.

    So looking forward to more MM shooting and processing ... can't quite believe the file quality at iso 5000, it's freakish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    I always feel like I spend too much time at home when I compare my posts with the rest of you all.....

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    Emerald City? Oz? Seattle!

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    Life imitating Art? Art imatating Life? This last image reminds me of a modern day photographic interpretation of a Renoir. Are we already seeing the making of a world renowned Photographic artist in Ashwin? Lovely image!

    Seems a number of recent images posted in this thread remind me of two different era artists/illustrators. (See my next posting directly below.

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    The moment I saw this image I immediately thought "Norman Rockwell" written all over it! That girl, that dress, that puffy jacket on top of her dress along with her apparent wonderment in staring at the poster (in front of her)! Great Capture!

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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    starting to make a little shooting rime and getting familiar with capture one: all 50 lux
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    last one for now, may go shooting in chinatown tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    starting to make a little shooting rime and getting familiar with capture one: all 50 lux
    Cool stuff, John. Industrial chic. Classic NYC. You and Woody Campbell give us country boys a look at the big city, through Monochrom eyes. Thanks for sharing.

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    woody is an up-town boy;. i'm 50% brooklyn, 50% downtown, of course a transplant from oregon

    i'm liking this camera! you?

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    In addition to photographic and artistic excellence, may I make the more mundane observation that your post-processing is masterful!

    Nicely done 'burn' around the couple, if I'm right.
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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    A few from earlier today.


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    Herenstraat would translate to Gentlemen's street


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