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My first digital M arrived yesterday!  Ready for our planned 15-week backpacking tour in India in 2022 (pandemic permitting, of course).  My MP won't be coming as I don't want to risk films being ruined by airport CT scanners.

 

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1 minute ago, Ouroboros said:

My first digital M arrived yesterday!  Ready for our planned 15-week backpacking tour in India in 2022 (pandemic permitting, of course).  My MP won't be coming as I don't want to risk films being ruined by airport CT scanners.

 

Congrats, would love to know about your itinerary, if you feel like sharing it at some point. 

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1 minute ago, Steven said:

Congrats, would love to know about your itinerary, if you feel like sharing it at some point. 

Thanks.  Length and breadth, really.  We're still finalising the travel and accommodation itinerary but will include Ladakh, Sikkim, Assam, Eastern  side, Tamil Nadu, Western side, Rajasthan, Punjab and reserves etc

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Thanks.  Length and breadth, really.  We're still finalising the travel and accommodation itinerary but will include Ladakh, Sikkim, Assam, Eastern  side, Tamil Nadu, Western side, Rajasthan, Punjab and reserves etc

I'm very jealous. 

And a bit disappointed you won't be bringing your MP. 

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4 minutes ago, Steven said:

But I would have done the same as you. My worry would not have been to damage the film in X ray, but just to run out out of film during the trip. 

I would have loved to have taken just my MP.  My eldest son has just had three films (HP5+) partially ruined by scanners on a trip to Rome so I ruled it out. As you say, the quantity of film I would be able to take with me could also have been an issue.

 

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22 minutes ago, otto.f said:

Great choice! In my experience the digital M that delivers  the most filmish images of them all. But congrats too for having postponed a digital M so long!

Thanks. None of the previous digital M’s held much appeal to me for various reasons from being fatally-flawed, bloated, very limited high iso capability etc. 

I make prints and the 40mp resolution of the M10-R is what I am used to when working with my Nikon digital cameras and high resolution film scans, so I’m not remotely interested in the 24 vs 40mp debate.  
 

I think the M10-R is about as good as a digital M can be with a mechanical rangefinder and non-stabilised, so the time is finally right for me to buy one. 

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51 minutes ago, Ouroboros said:

Thanks. None of the previous digital M’s held much appeal to me for various reasons from being fatally-flawed, bloated, very limited high iso capability etc. 

I make prints and the 40mp resolution of the M10-R is what I am used to when working with my Nikon digital cameras and high resolution film scans, so I’m not remotely interested in the 24 vs 40mp debate.  
 

I think the M10-R is about as good as a digital M can be with a mechanical rangefinder and non-stabilised, so the time is finally right for me to buy one. 

Can't wait to hear you 6/12 months impressions, especially how it has affected the use of your MP, beyond that trip to India. 

Enjoy! 

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I just received a roll of medium format Ektar 100 back from the lab. Not posting the photo here because it would be against the rules, but it just occurred to me that the images look exactly, except for the format, as if they had been shot on my M10R. The blues are identical, and the colour palette in general too. Of course, 120 film is closer to digital than 35mm, but for me who was looking for a way to copy film in my digital cameras... there you go ! I have an M10R: unlimited Ektar 100, that I can shoot at higher ISO! 

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First couple of images from a walk across the Island with Mrs O this evening. Met Office say we have a storm coming in!

28mm summicron asph 

 

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1 hour ago, Steven said:

I just received a roll of medium format Ektar 100 back from the lab. Not posting the photo here because it would be against the rules, but it just occurred to me that the images look exactly, except for the format, as if they had been shot on my M10R. The blues are identical, and the colour palette in general too. Of course, 120 film is closer to digital than 35mm, but for me who was looking for a way to copy film in my digital cameras... there you go ! I have an M10R: unlimited Ektar 100, that I can shoot at higher ISO! 

The eight images on the Home page of my website were all made with Ektar as are many more on my site.  It's  been my standard  landscape medium format colour film for years, I process it in Tetenal C-41. 

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1 hour ago, Steven said:

…but it just occurred to me that the images look exactly, except for the format, as if they had been shot on my M10R.

So we shouldn’t expect that you’ll be waxing poetic about the improved colors and rendering from the M11? 😉

Jeff

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This is what I really wanted to see from the M10-R; 6400iso and the files are amongst the cleanest fx files I've ever seen at this rating. 

It was almost dark when I took this and the shadow areas are quite clean with some lifting in ACR.  Colours are reminiscent of Fujifilm X output but have the more smooth graduation between hues that I'd expect from an fx 40mp sensor with the known highlight retention characteristics of the M10-R. 

I have a feeling that my nd grads might not get as much use with the M10-R as they do with my Nikons.  In truth, I would not take a photograph in this low level of light without a tripod with a Nikon D810/D850 and definitely not even bother trying hand-held at 6400iso!  

Lots more testing I want to do with the M10-R, but it's an impressive start.

28mm summicron asph

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Sorry folks. No Christmas this year.

VC 35/1.2 asph vIII

 

 

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