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    Smile The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    Here are 6 photos at ISO 12,500 I've not seen mentioned anywhere else yet. View them all full resolution they are absolutely incredible for quality. Also there are some ISO 3200 photos.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/leicar...7652274585121/
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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    Quote Originally Posted by animefx View Post
    Here are 6 photos at ISO 12,500 I've not seen mentioned anywhere else yet. View them all full resolution they are absolutely incredible for quality. Also there are some ISO 3200 photos.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/leicar...7652274585121/
    Many thanks for the pointer. Some of the shots are sublime!
    Especially the second image, viewed on my new 4K Dell display, is stunning!
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    That iso12500 fine grain is amazing! M246 is an excellent low light performer.

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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    Yes and I hope to have mine within one month. The heck with not being an early adopter.
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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    I think I'll be ordering one as soon as I can get enough money together... eBay is calling me.

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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    You need to sell over $8500 in goods!
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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    You need to sell over $8500 in goods!
    No, no, no- US$7450. See he has already saved $1000!!
    Last edited by algrove; 1st May 2015 at 18:37. Reason: corrected price downward

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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    fantastic images!

    ...... certainly can cause GAS, oh my ........

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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    Indeed. I can certainly understand why Animefx is calculating and plotting what to sell to generate the cash.
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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    I didn't think I would be interested in the new Monochrom, since I already have the older CCD-based version.

    These photos have changed my mind.

    I figured that the CMOS sensor would let you go to higher ISOs, but I had no idea how clean and noise-free the files would be.

    That's amazing quality for ISO 12,500.
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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    The possibilities for pinhole work are very appealing!
    Dang, I almost pushed the button on the pre-order right there...

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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    I'm having the same anguish trying to figure out how to get the funds together!

    Just this guy you know
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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    I'm having the same anguish trying to figure out how to get the funds together!
    Me too!

    Retirement sucks!!!!!

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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    did i hear leica has a mono a mono trade in package?

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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    did i hear leica has a mono a mono trade in package?
    If that is correct please post some details.

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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    If they have one in place for trading the old M9M for the new M246, the old one probably must exhibit sensor problems. I could be mistaken, but that seems to make sense.
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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    I would keep it at MM and MM2. Brevity in Leica lenses ought to extend to the names of a camera and not this stupid as$ typ768, etc.

    The MM coverglass can be easily damaged with a spit polish.

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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    I just ran through some shots with other cameras that I've taken at 6400/12800 converted straight to BW (by desaturation in LR, some pushed a stop, some naturally that high in iso), and from what samples I've seen (thanks to some DPI members), the M246 looks a bit better the higher it goes (10 cameras sampled). Not by much, but enough to be proud of Leica right now considering the other cameras I looked at in the test (as not to start a brand war, let's just say I've owned some good high ISO cameras in the last few years).

    Still trying to convince myself not to buy it!!

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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    Great images! Awesome performance. I might have to sell the M240 and buy the new MM....

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    Re: The New Monochrom at ISO 12,500 photos...

    To be honest I wish they would make a Monochrom X2. I'd more likely be able to afford it.

    Sigh, I can only hope Ricoh will make a B/W GR

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