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B&W pictures on Leica M8

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Valdormar, welcome.

👌 Very nice those two pictures.

Almost like 4"x5" film portrait 😇 in this "big format rendering".

When I read that was from JPEG in M8 b&w, hard to believe this quality in .jpeg direct from camera.

Some years ago, I used this setting to discover b&w from M8, before Monochrom was launching, but I was ennoyed by the long processing time, so didn't use it much.

If I remember well, those .jpeg images were great.

 

 

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1 hour ago, a.noctilux said:

Valdormar, welcome.

Thank you a.noctilux

I always preferred the M8 for B&W over the Monochrome. I never minded the few extra secs
for the .jpeg in camera process. Not when I get results this good.
Also that old 1999 Nokton 50mm F1.5 Aspherical LTM has a little to do with the results.

My settings for B&W .jpeg files in the Leica M8

ISO - 160

Sharpening - standard

Color Saturation - B/W

Contrast - med low

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10 hours ago, valdormar said:

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My settings for B&W .jpeg files in the Leica M8

ISO - 160 ...

I normally shoot M8 b&w jpegs at ISO 640 because the noise produces a pleasant pseudo-grain effect.  Sure, it's not the same as film grain and I don't want to start a discussion about film grain versus digital noise but it produces a subtle 'bite' to the pictures which pleases me.  (I always used to shoot them at ISO 160 if possible until I saw some sets shot at ISO 640 and noticed a difference that I liked.)

Pete.

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6 hours ago, a.noctilux said:

Montmartre

Heh heh, I know the Cimitière de Montmartre quite well and usually stay at the Citadines Hotel next to it in Rue Rachel when staying in Paris.

Pete.

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View from my office window - with summer in April at 60 deg north... M8 + 21mm SEM w/B+W 093 ir filter.

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And another one - with one of the oldest churches in my hometown, Mariakirken, founded around 1150. M8 + 21mm SEM w/B+W 093 ir filter. ir-filters typically give reflections/flares when the filter is directly exposed to the Sun (or other highlights). I try to avoid reflections/flaring, but in this case I think it turns out ok-ish...

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