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28 Canon 3.5 LTM on M8

 

caminando by JM__, on Flickr

 

Rio de Janeiro by JM__, on Flickr

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This is taken by my new Leica Summarit-M 90mm f2.5. Other photos are at BigBigLens.com/Summarit90.

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Here's one I took with the M8 prototype I had on loan from Leica for a few months before Photokina. I took this at Photokina 2006. Original was in color. ISO 160. Don't remember what lens I used, but most likely my 35/1.4 Summilux ASPH. This image was converted in Silver Efex Pro last summer. I have done 20 x 30 prints of this, and they turned out great.

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Nice to see this thread. IMHO, having owned all sensor versions of the M, the M8/8.2 is the creme de la creme for bw photography. I shot the first Monochrome and while the results were interesting - they looked so different that they became almost an entirely new type of bw - they lacked the tonality of a good M8 conversion. Although Ralph Gibson did his usual stellar job with one (his book Mono), I always felt the M8/8.2 bw production was the closest to a silver gelatin print I've ever seen from a digital camera. I classify myself as a fool to have sold on my M8.2.

Someone mentioned filters. The only filter I ever used when deliberately shooting for a bw image was the occasional use of an orange/red filter for a particular effect. And as "drleicaman" mentioned, they blew up just fine for a 20 x 30 print.

As an aside, the CCD version sensors in the S are quite good for bw, also, but still lack that indefinable presence which characterizes the M8.

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Here's one I took with the M8 prototype I had on loan from Leica for a few months before Photokina. I took this at Photokina 2006. Original was in color. ISO 160. Don't remember what lens I used, but most likely my 35/1.4 Summilux ASPH.

 

guessing by the angle of view, i rather suspect this to have been a 21mm lens. 35mm would have been tighter even on a full sensor.

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Floating water or -  Christmas ball (;-)

 

 

 

 

KAF-10500, Summilux-M 50mm ASPH & ND0,9+ND0,6,  6 sec.

 

Auf Flickr: Floating water ... by Dao De Leitz

 

Thorsten

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The beauty is everybody is free to create their own "Leica look". I love my M8 in fact probably I get a second body just to make sure I have plenty of this look for the years to come.

 

Nikitriki by Ricardo Villagran, on Flickr

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A nice look Ricardo. With your pooch.

 

I think it's a camera worth having two bodies...they are inexpensive enough, and i reckon they'll last the distance way into the future. I have two and have no regrets buying the second.

I see it as Leica's classic digital.

 

I haven't managed to replicate the IR signature on my M-P. As for B & W it's something everyone likes differently anyway...so perhaps just processing.

 

 

All best...

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• Misty twilight at Basel • Summicron 28mm on M 8.2 •

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Love those colours and the lines. I'm working on a tablet at the moment but the shades of pastels (of Basel) comes through..very nice. Again from Mr mnutzer.

 

Regards. ..

Edited by david strachan

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A nice look Ricardo. With your pooch.

 

I think it's a camera worth having two bodies...they are inexpensive enough, and i reckon they'll last the distance way into the future. I have two and have no regrets buying the second.

I see it as Leica's classic digital.

 

I haven't managed to replicate the IR signature on my M-P. As for B & W it's something everyone likes differently anyway...so perhaps just processing.

 

 

All best...

 

 

Thank you very much David, I am glad you like the pic with my dear Nikita which is in Corgi's heaven since last January.

 

Anyway, yes, the M8 is special, I was convinced about its magic in my trip to Japan, some of my favorite pics are from that trip and the funny thing is I took also the Sony A7 because I wasn't sure about the M8 and at the end the Sony literally took 3 pictures and stayed in the bag even at night time. Just like you I haven´t been able to replicate the M8 look (using the same lens) with my Sony A7 or Hasselblad Lunar, however the X1 is very, very similar and I love it too

 

I was making numbers to see if I could get my hands in an M9, but I decided that I rather get a second M8 body and a nice 28mm lens, most probably another Zeiss ZM. Have a great last week of 2016!!

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Goodonya Ricardo, and thank you for your delightful PM. I well remember your Japan shots, so evocative, so lovely.

 

The range of lenses from wide to telephoto works very well too, of course.  So easy to choose a size to replicate the FF lens size.

 

And of course a 135mm lens now becomes 180mm equivalence...nice and long for a rangefinder.

 

Wide angle is superb too.  No colour casts on the edges either...

 because it uses the central "best bit" of the lens.

 

Have a great year too Rivi, see you then, cheers...

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