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And it is still possible to do night street shots in the M8 as long as there is enough ambient light to allow an ISO of 640 (still decent in the M8 IMO) and 1/24 second is still easily hand-holdable; this was with the 35/2.5 CV Color-Skopar PII.

 

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12 hours ago, sixteen pads said:

Cobbu2, 

 

Your profile states that you also own the 240. 

I have been feeling a lot of pull from this camera lately. Have never shot with one , have never even held it I think. 

However I am considering getting it more and more. Not sure, maybe to see what it is about, I might sell it later , who knows. 

 

Any thoughts on how it compares with the M8 / M9 family ?

Things you love and hate about it ?

 

I would greatly appreciate your feedback. 

thanks

Hello,

I had the M240 for a while , liked the camera and the photos I took with the M240 a lot yet found its rangefinder  mechanism easy to go out of alignment. Had better experiences with the M8 and M9 . Might have been my sample which I had bought well used. 

Am delighted with the M10 and have recently rebought my old M8 from the friend I had sold it to years ago even though I have a Monochrom CCD already.

Cheers, JM

M8-200 Nikkor T2.0 PL by JM__, on Flickr

 

M8-200 Nikkor T2.0 PL by JM__, on Flickr

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Thank you guys for the input. Much appreciated. 

And let me ask you this. 

How does 240's monochrome compare to what we can get from the M8 ?

Same bite in the images ?

I am talking when converting DNG's from 240 compared to conversion of DNG's from the M8. I am not interested in jpg really. 

Thanks

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18 minutes ago, sixteen pads said:

Thank you guys for the input. Much appreciated. 

And let me ask you this. 

How does 240's monochrome compare to what we can get from the M8 ?

Same bite in the images ?

I am talking when converting DMG's from 240 compared to conversion of DMG's from the M8. I am not interested in jpg really. 

Thanks

I liked the BW conversions I was getting from the M240,  I always shoot DNG / RAW and  use  Photoshop . 

 

Fragile by JM__, on Flickr

Shot with a 28 Nikkor 1.4 on M240.

 

I'd say if you find a good deal , go for it ! 

It is liberating to be able to shoot clean high iso compared to the M8 and M9 and at times to use live view .

 

From the Sugarloaf. by JM__, on Flickr

 

19 Elmarit R v2 on M240

BTW sharing compressed jpegs here does not do much justice to the originals.

Best, JM

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1 hour ago, JMF said:

I liked the BW conversions I was getting from the M240,  I always shoot DNG / RAW and  use  Photoshop . 

 

Fragile by JM__, on Flickr

Shot with a 28 Nikkor 1.4 on M240.

 

I'd say if you find a good deal , go for it ! 

It is liberating to be able to shoot clean high iso compared to the M8 and M9 and at times to use live view .

 

From the Sugarloaf. by JM__, on Flickr

 

19 Elmarit R v2 on M240

BTW sharing compressed jpegs here does not do much justice to the originals.

Best, JM

those look lovely !

thank you for sharing. 

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