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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    Well, I like your second version better, but let's see what others think

    FWIW, one trick you can use with B&W since it's all monotone anyway, is to add a curve and pull the 255 highlights down to around a 250 light gray and lessen the distraction of the bright background somewhat. IOW, flatten out the highlight shoulder a bit.

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    Beans....

    That Elmarit 28/2.8 asph again....


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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    M8 and Noctilux ... a very special lens.

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    Last edited by KurtKamka; 9th June 2008 at 11:59.

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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    90 AA, that is some lens...

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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    A couple of shots with the new (30% discounted) Noctilux. We are having a a very late, but colorful Fall here in Kentucky. DR

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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    Beautiful shots Jaap and Kurt and hdrmd.
    Looks like a genuine Kamka to the left right ...
    I would be grateful if you would contribute to the thread about RAW converters since I need to decide what software to buy for postprocessing the M8 files.
    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=124

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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    Be with you in just a minute....
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    Beautiful shots Jaap!

    If this is what I'm going to get when taking the M8 plunge I certainly will go for it.

    I'm about to get an M6 with a 28 or so in order to make sure the RF will be my kind of thing.

    Thanks for the advice you gave me last week.

    I'll keep you posted.

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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    Hey Rob

    I commend you for taking the plunge carefully because, for sure, the RF experience is not for everyone. By going this route you can recover most if not all of your money as the M6 is a totally mature product. You can learn in a relative heartbeat whether or not the rangefinder approach is for you. If so the M6 will continue to be a valuable tool as film still has a real place in the photographic world. I use the M8's for 90+% of my shots but still use the Mamiya 7II for very high resolution work (with the wonders of Velvia 50) and the Hasselblad XPan for film based panoramics.

    Let us all know what your final choices are and why. We all learn from the experiences of others

    All the best and have fun

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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    Rob maybe even rent a M6 for a week or two and see if it fits you. I am new to the RF system when I bought the M8 last year and i almost rented but i just went to a local dealer and played with a M7 about 4 or 5 times just to get a feel for it. Just another option to think about.
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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    Was out snapping away with my CV 12 today. It's amazing how light the Velbon 540, Acratech, and M8 is. Very easy to grab the whole rig by a tripod leg and go rock hopping. This setup worked today because there was absolutely no wind, a rarity on along the coast here. Normally the bigger Gitzo and Kirk ballhead is needed.

    This was 30s (NR on) at f/8 a bit past sunset. Not that exciting, but I'm a bit rusty, plus I arrived a bit late and didn't have much time to poke around.


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    Thanks Woody,

    I will certainly come back to you and the forum.

    For the time being two shots I've made in Yemen with my 5D.

    I'm sure the M is THE camera to use for this kind of work.


    Rob

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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    Jan and Rob --- GREAT images!
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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    Manatee, I love that first shot of the kids, but being in Yemen, shouldn't their skin be much darker? They look almost sickly, which takes me out of the shot itself a bit.
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    Carsten,
    I turned down saturation a bit.
    They did not look very healthy in real life but seemed to be quite happy though.

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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    Kids have fun! (and I get motion blur - man, did they move..- unrepentant )

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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    I could not edit the previous post any more, but I changed the colour balance.
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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    Jaap:

    I think part of your problem with colour is you forgot to change the colour space from Adobe1998 to sRGB.

    In regards to the motion blur, it seem to work in this image. I see you were shooting at 160iso. You probably could have picked a higher ISO if you wanted to get a bit less blur .

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    Did I, Rob ?? Stupid me, I do that all the time.... Yes I know, but I like the blur, I think it would have been too static without it. (rationalizing?, maybe...)
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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    No the blur works here. I like it , just squat about a 6 inches down to pick up the 2 kids heads or tilted up in the Background and i think it would have been perfect.
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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    Quote Originally Posted by jaapv View Post
    Did I, Rob ?? Stupid me, I do that all the time.... Yes I know, but I like the blur, I think it would have been too static without it. (rationalizing?, maybe...)
    The problem with colour space these days is one or two of the Mac browsers are colour space aware, so people using those browsers never notice that they forgot to convert to sRGB.

    Is there a colour space aware browser for Windows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    No the blur works here. I like it , just squat about a 6 inches down to pick up the 2 kids heads or tilted up in the Background and i think it would have been perfect.
    I can pick them up, I have a wider crop. I'll post it tonight. In sRGB .
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    Great love to see it. I like this image a lot. let's get it in the Gallery too when you finish. Love to see more images in the Gallery folks also. Please use and abuse the server, I do. LOL
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    Something like this , Guy? I'd love to put it in the gallery but I have quality difficulties. I put that in the processing section.
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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    I like this shot Jaap! Yes, there is motion, but it doesn't bother me. The color and processing are spot on --- not too saturated, great skin-tones. Kudos
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    Yes much better crop. Okay now want to send me the raw file and let me do my magic.

    use www.yousendit.com my newest e-mail is [email protected] , Pretty cool . We actually look like we know what we are doing around here. Thank God for Jack and Andy. LOL
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    Thanks Jack. It took me three tries and a nudge from Guy, but yes, I like it myself.
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    Well this is a teaching forum and that is the forum module.

    Besides i love this stuff. Most fun i have had in my career has been the workshops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Yes much better crop. Okay now want to send me the raw file and let me do my magic.

    use www.yousendit.com my newest e-mail is [email protected] , Pretty cool . We actually look like we know what we are doing around here. Thank God for Jack and Andy. LOL
    Caught out You'll see I corrected perspective and cloned a bit...
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    Downloading now just want to adjust a few things for you and than send big tiff file to you
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    I tried to watch the sharpening here
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    B&W try at it
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    Fun along the road over Thanksgiving with the M8 (first with 24/2.8 ASPH and other two with 35'lux ASPH)

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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    I shot a piece today for a regional magazine on world famous Texas Saddle maker Wendy Allen. Here she is showing the passion she has as she talks about her craft. (Yes, that is her hair color, not the Leica.) I plan to go back an do an extend folio on her making a saddle but the rest of today's shooting was with a Canon 5D and lights (I hate lights). I told her for that I would bring the little camera and no lights. This was the M8, CV 50/1.5 f/2.8 ISO640.

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    Hi all. Just joined, thought I'd join the fun and see if I can attach a file.

    This is a shot in downtown San Francisco... M-8, 90/2. I love this lens. I'm fairly new to the M-8 and love it as well.

    Well, here goes...

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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    Hi George, and nice first post! Love the compositional elements in this shot; and am left wondering if the man in the shadows is looking at the sphere or the flag...

    Very nice!
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    ... am left wondering if the man in the shadows is looking at the sphere or the flag...
    Or perhaps the bottle of Vodka! LOL

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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    M8, CV75/2.5 ISO640, f/2.5, 1/60.
    Coffee and Milk at Granny Clark's, Dublin, Texas.

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    some of my wackier work here in NYC; in the shop and finally on 5th ave

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    Looks great John ,nice work. Is it weather sealed though
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    Thank you Jim for showing us the finished product. I wouldn't have figured out what it was from the photo in the workshop. Awesome work.

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    JLM - fantastic piece of metal fabrication - congratulations on a job well done!

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    I just noticed it not just bow but a Mobius strip... Good work John....

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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    Just acquired my M8 recently. Here are some shots from when I borrowed a friend's M8 for a test drive.

    Elmarit 21/2.8 E60 at f8, no IR filter, just a normal UV filter

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    John, awesome job on the metal bow! Looks gorgeous on the building...

    Nick: Hello and welcome to the M8 world!
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    Oh my after lunch walk, "Standing Against the Wind." (M8, CV 75/2.5)

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    Hi guys, first post here. First image 35 lux asph, second 28 cron.

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    Re: Fun time / M8 images

    Had some winter sunshine today...tried the CV15mm on the M8 first time today...still no IR cut filter...pretty good flare resistance:

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    Christmas Contemplation

    Just popped another of my street attempts in the Gallery...

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    Feeding Pen

    And another one.

    Last edited by jaapv; 5th December 2007 at 15:33.
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