I polished my Leica M Type 240

Bored with the rather standard and boring look of my Leica, I managed to polish it entirely. I like the result very much!

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Super-Angulon 21mm is always a win on M8

Retrieved my old Super-Angulon f3.4/21mm with retired Leica M8 and I get a nice retro look package which takes amazing black and white photos. Very Nice combo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very nice new blog and Photo Magazine from LFI

Look here -> M-Magazine web site

 

Amazing Zeiss Touit 2.8/12mm – compared to Leica Tri-Elmar 4/16-18-21 at f4/18mm

 

New Zeiss Touit 12mm delivers highest level of image quality on Sony Nex-7. This Zeiss lens is quite large but is a real top performer, very impressive.

On the minus side for the Touit is a strange behaviour with AF on Nex-7, it is nearly useless because slow. The lens is pumping […]

Leica M + Canon EF 300mm 1:2.8 L IS II USM

This could seem strange to mount such a beast of a lens on the new Leica M, but results are amazing and better compared to a Canon camera. Only problem is that you have no IS and no AF, and it becomes a challenge to focus right and not shake. But for landscape […]

New LEICA M vs M9 – Night picture RAW files comparison

Here are 2 night photos taken at ISO1250 with Leica M and M9 and same Summilux 35mm ASPH lens, shutter speed 2s and aperture f4. This files are Raw and are big.

LEICA M

LEICA M9

Leica M Profile for Lightroom

Here is a LEICA M PROFILE for Lightroom (done with Color Checker Passport, recently updated to a two illuminants daylight+halogen profile):

LEICA M (Typ 240).dcp

On a Mac the file has to be copied to ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles. On a PC I don’t know the location but this shoul be easy to find on internet.

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New LEICA M vs M9 – Daylight picture RAW files comparison

Here are Raw files for a daylight photo I took with the same Noctilux lens on both cameras at 1/350s f8 fixed daylight white balance.

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Stunning Leica lens resolution power

Here is a photo taken with the New Leica M + Summilux 35/1.4 ASPH – Look at the buildings in the background, you can even see birds flying, so many details !

Leica M at ISO3200 is equivalent to M9 at ISO1250 but…

The difference is very thin between the two cameras, and this is because M9 is already a very good camera up to ISO 1250.

I see 2 advantages of the M here:

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