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    Leica M Monochrom review - real life review - part one

    Hey guys,


    I just posted a part one review of my M Monochrom here: Leica M Monochrom review – a real life review – part one | Bo Photography


    Check it out if you feel like it. It is very non-technical, and more about the usage of of the camera and I will go further into post processing techniques on the files within the next weeks.
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    Re: Leica M Monochrom review - real life review - part one

    Nice write-up and some nice photos showing off the essence of black/white.

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    Lovely captures and nice write up, Borge!
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    Well done. I like user reviews rather than tech reviews. Nice read. I am still tempted by MM but think in the end I will sell M9 and get new M.
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    Part 2 is now up: Leica M Monochrom review
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    Re: Leica M Monochrom review - real life review - part one

    excellent review and images.. thanks for sharing!
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    two great reviews, fine pictures ... and they're not helping me control my MM-lust

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    Re: Leica M Monochrom review - real life review - part one

    I have added the images from my part 1 and part 2 reviews to my flickr account now. You should be able to view them at a much larger size.

    Hope this helps.

    http://bophotography.net/2012/11/01/...images-are-up/
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    Re: Leica M Monochrom review - real life review - part one

    A small write-up with some examples on the MM's dynamic range and shadow detail recovery capabilities:

    Leica M Monochrom – performing recovery on my exposure mistakes | Bo Photography
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    Re: Leica M Monochrom review - real life review - part one

    Borge, Why are you photographing people's behinds?

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    Re: Leica M Monochrom review - real life review - part one

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Borge, Why are you photographing people's behinds?
    Vivek, why are you asking stupid questions?
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    Re: Leica M Monochrom review - real life review - part one

    Not at all a stupid question. It is quite serious and earnest. If you do not want to give any reasons, that is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Not at all a stupid question. It is quite serious and earnest. If you do not want to give any reasons, that is fine.
    I'll paste what I have written in my review text:

    I am currently working on several photography projects – so the photographs that I post in these reviews will not be my best shots, as these photographs are only ment to be examples of what the camera is capable of, and, examples on post-processing the raw files that this camera makes.
    You can go to http://www.inpx.net and http://500px.com/borge to see some of the work that I previously have done which is not review related. I mostly take pictures of people straight on, and on many occasions I also use a 28mm lens for candid close-ups.

    All the work that I have done with the MM so far that I am satisfied with are not published, and won't be published until I'm completely satisfied with the projects in their complete form. My goal is to publish them sometime next summer, but if I'm not satisfied by then they'll be delayed.
    Until then I'll just publish some random OK snaps: landscape, fine-art, people/street shots that are excluded from my projects which are OK, and images for my on-going write-up of owning and working with the MM.
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    Re: Leica M Monochrom review - real life review - part one

    I did not characterize your photos as good or bad.

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    Great write up and everyday I keep itching for the MM more and more.I might just end up selling all my other systems and go 100% Leica and maybe Micro 4/3.
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    Well done Borge!! Very good, simple, no nonsense write-up and excellent photography.

    Regards.

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    Børge: Thanks for sharing your personal experience with the MM, for sharing your pictures and your practical experience regarding PP in LR 4. I really enjoyed the reading!
    Best regards - Hermann

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    Borge - interesting reviews and good clear workflow examples. Lovely old fashioned B&W crispness from this camera.

    All the best
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    Re: Leica M Monochrom review - real life review - part one

    Thanks for your positive feedback.

    The MM is by far the most inspiring camera that I've owned. And I love the files from it more and more the more I work with them.
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