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    Do you guys leave a yellow-filter on the M246 most of the time? I am starting to use a M246 and from the experience with the original MM I found it usefull for most light situations. By the way I love the M246 from the first Moment using it.

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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    Quote Originally Posted by Paratom View Post
    Do you guys leave a yellow-filter on the M246 most of the time? I am starting to use a M246 and from the experience with the original MM I found it usefull for most light situations. By the way I love the M246 from the first Moment using it.
    Tom, AFAIK, you do not have/use any old lenses. So, IMO, absolutely no need for to be using any yellow filters on your lenses.

    The old Elmar 35mm f/3.5 benefits from an yellow filter whereas the Summarit 35 f/2.5 (already with a sky high cotrast) does not need one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Tom, AFAIK, you do not have/use any old lenses. So, IMO, absolutely no need for to be using any yellow filters on your lenses.

    The old Elmar 35mm f/3.5 benefits from an yellow filter whereas the Summarit 35 f/2.5 (already with a sky high cotrast) does not need one.
    I understand that in one way the yellow filter can slightly enhance contrast in the sky, but I also think to remember that it can help to prevent blownhighlights. Can you conform this?

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    I understand that in one way the yellow filter can slightly enhance contrast in the sky, but I also think to remember that it can help to prevent blownhighlights. Can you conform this?
    I have read that a filter like the Heliopan digital yellow 2x hits the sweet spot light wave links for the original MM. I use one from time t time and t one honest haven't seen much of a difference though I think I have read there is some technical evidence for this.

    Here is something over at Rangefinder Forum about this:
    Rangefinderforum.com - View Single Post - Monochrom tonal peculiarity
    I used a Heliopan digital yellow 2x filter on the image that is in post # 4250 I think B&H stocks them.

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    I understand that in one way the yellow filter can slightly enhance contrast in the sky, but I also think to remember that it can help to prevent blownhighlights. Can you conform this?
    Not true with the M246 .... it will decrease exposure but the meter will pick this up ... and from personal experience I can guarantee that you can blow highlights with yellow and light orange filters. Great for contrast
    but may be excessive to some. I use a light orange ... more contrast than the yellow on a VC single coat and still get great mid tones.

    The M246 is very difficult to use in varying light conditions ... even a -0.7 exposure compensation can not be enough ... say in a grove of trees where overall light is a bit lower the upper branches will disappear ...

    You really have to get used to the idea of underexposing and then adjusting in post ... somewhat different than the original MM.


    Here a some examples with the light orange with varying light conditions....


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    The original MM if you go over the info is just gone. Not like most raw files where it can be a little hot and you can pull it back , it's just not there in the original MM. You do get used to exposing like you would say Kodachrome where you are better being a little under to the left instead of to the right. I don't think the yellow filter keeps you from blowing highlights but the post I linked you to says it helps you get the best out of the original MM sensor and IIRC the is per Leica.

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    Sekonic has software that will identify the exposure required to avoid blowing highlights. You have to feed their software exposures taken of their gray scale using their upper end meter. Sounds kind of involved but not too bad.

    When I went thru their drill on my CCD MM, I discovered under-exposing by just over 1 stop was suggested. So when I use a hand held meter, I set the ISO on the meter at 800... while the ISO on the camera is left at it's native ISO of 360. Works.

    Don't know if that helps, but there it is. 1) Does confirm that the CCD MM sensor is not immune to blown highlights. 2) Gives you a metric data point and place to start.



    Quote Originally Posted by airfrogusmc View Post
    The original MM if you go over the info is just gone. Not like most raw files where it can be a little hot and you can pull it back , it's just not there in the original MM. You do get used to exposing like you would say Kodachrome where you are better being a little under to the left instead of to the right. I don't think the yellow filter keeps you from blowing highlights but the post I linked you to says it helps you get the best out of the original MM sensor and IIRC the is per Leica.
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    Just starting again to work with the M246 and I have not yet made up my mind if it is worth to underexpose 98% of the image to save some highlights in 2% of the image.
    I am sure that there is plenty of room for bringing up shadows, but will it lead to the same tonality like correct exposed midtones?
    I think I shall shoot some exposure variations during the next weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seablister View Post
    Sekonic has software that will identify the exposure required to avoid blowing highlights. You have to feed their software exposures taken of their gray scale using their upper end meter. Sounds kind of involved but not too bad.

    When I went thru their drill on my CCD MM, I discovered under-exposing by just over 1 stop was suggested. So when I use a hand held meter, I set the ISO on the meter at 800... while the ISO on the camera is left at it's native ISO of 360. Works.

    Don't know if that helps, but there it is. 1) Does confirm that the CCD MM sensor is not immune to blown highlights. 2) Gives you a metric data point and place to start.

    I have learned form experience and usually nail exposure. 40K plus and over three years with the same lens camera combo. I work fast on the street always manual settings so need to be able to just respond from a developed instinct. I have shot manually for over 30 years so I never think when shooting. It's just like driving a car or walking. Natural. I do my thinking before and after.
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    Really nice, Dan.
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    been a silent lurker following this thread, somehow i draw inspiration from the shots posted here, thanks guys!





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    Re: Fun with the Leica M Monochrom

    Continuing with my mountain / ski holiday series - four images taken from Col Rodella in the Dolomiti this past week.
    MM246 / 50AA, yellow filter, SFX2
    Not sure if people will like the duotone processing; I thought I'd try something different and think it looks ok.

    Marmolada, the highest peak


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    The Sella Group / Sass Pordoi


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    hotpot in a toilet?! Bypassing the human digestion process, I guess
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    hotpot in a toilet?! Bypassing the human digestion process, I guess
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    Got some good news I thought I would share a couple of weeks ago.

    First I was asked to write an article and they selected 13 images to be in Viewfinder Magazine. Also they featured a few of the images that are going to be in the magazine and a short piece of my article on their website. Heres a link. You have to be a member to see the entire article with all the images.
    http://lhsa.org/2016/06/spontaneous-...e-m-monochrom/

    Also 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. Unfortunately I can't attend the opening because I have a very early shoot on Friday the 8th for a VERY important client.

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    And heres a link to the site. Itís a slide show but you can also click on the tiny ovals under the photos
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