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Could be Paul like I said I may be wrong , a more controlled environment will tell the tale. See for me, the first and foremost absolute highest priority in a digital Image is dynamic range more then anything.

I looked for it when I was purchasing Drum scanners back in the day. and the first thing I look for in digital cameras.

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one way to tell is the exposure in the mid tones if they look consistent then its not exposure 

 

what is odd is in the EXIF data the M240 is shot at 1/15th of second while the M10 is at 1/90th 

 

And another little detail which is even more important the M10 Image is shot at base ISO 100

While the M240 Image is shot at ISO 100 which is not optimum in fact it will have even better dynamic range at ISO 200 

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Nothing odd about it. The lighting is just different.

 

it looks like it was taken minutes apart 

the guy with the bike is still on the street 

how different could the lighting get ?

if same aperture and ISO that is a difference of 2.5 stops between 1/15th and 1/90th 

something just does not jive 

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Paul I am not saying its conspiracy, I just know with past experience a lot of times Higher ISO performance came with the sacrifice of dynamic range. Canon was notorious for this.

 

Now you as a professional (studio) environment photographer you know that it is a huge setback if that is the case, specially when it comes to Fashion photography and the fabric detail that comes with that.

 

It may not be a big deal in street or journalism 

 

and again I may be wrong a more controlled environment test will tell the tale. 

 

I still consider the M10 a welcome addition to the M family 

 

My favourite in the film cameras was my M5  it was by far my workhorse for years. 

 

and I have a feeling the 240 is going to take that roll 

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Paul I am not saying its conspiracy, I just know with past experience a lot of times Higher ISO performance came with the sacrifice of dynamic range. Canon was notorious for this.

 

Now you as a professional (studio) environment photographer you know that it is a huge setback if that is the case, specially when it comes to Fashion photography and the fabric detail that comes with that.

 

It may not be a big deal in street or journalism 

 

and again I may be wrong a more controlled environment test will tell the tale. 

 

I still consider the M10 a welcome addition to the M family 

 

My favourite in the film cameras was my M5  it was by far my workhorse for years. 

 

and I have a feeling the 240 is going to take that roll 

 

 

 

It's just a difference in exposure caused by different lighting between shots.

 

Crops above the bike:

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here is the result on this set 

M10 first set M240 second set 

You guys call it 

I was able to bring down the white shirt and get rid of the CA at its edge. However, the image is focused on the hairs on the back of his neck and not the beard or face so not able to judge resolution.

I was able to bring up the darkness around these bushes but this part of the pic is OOF possibly due to the large aperture. The image is quite sharp on things in the background.

Both these images that an M10 image is quite malleable in post using Lightroom. Thank you for posting the DNGs.

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Some more from today.  And yes, the woman's hair color and jacket are exactly as they were in real life -- this doesn't record colors hot, the way the M240 seemed to at first.

John - thanks for posting these. Encouraging.  Now waiting to hear what's happening to the body I have on order.  

A question - have you been able to see how the M10 fares with IR contamination?  How black are the blacks of artificial fabrics?  REALLY interested to see if there's an improvement - the SL definitely won over the M240 on this count.

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Yes, apologies for the mis-focus. It definitely wasn't a controlled environment. The intention was to be able to get samples that allowed DNG manipulation particularly of the highlights and shadows, and detect any colour differences. Sharpness wasn't really a factor (fun at f/1.4 for the portraits as usual). Exposures were a few mins apart so that would account for some light changes.

 

Also the exposure settings were different. The M10 gave me 1/90th at f/5.6 with ISO100 and the M-240 gave me 1/15th with the same settings when metered on the road surface. While the images vary slightly in brightness, the big difference in shutter speed seems to suggest differing exposure calculations between the two cameras, notwithstanding needing to take the "pull100" ISO setting of the M-240 into account.

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I was able to bring up the darkness around these bushes but this part of the pic is OOF possibly due to the large aperture. The image is quite sharp on things in the background.

Both these images that an M10 image is quite malleable in post using Lightroom. Thank you for posting the DNGs.

I understand that the shadows can be recovered in post process , and so can the highlights, there is always some sort of exposure latitude in any sensor , specially in CMOSS sensors more then CCD. However this is no replacement for pure dynamic range.

It,s like colour negative film vs. Reversal film (colour transparency) colour negative has a much more exposure latitude while reversal film has much better dynamic range .

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