Super-Angulon 21mm is always a win on M8

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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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Leica M (type240) vs Leica M9 – Night Landscape Photos Comparison

Here is some comparison between M240 and M9 for a night photo made in Raw at ISO 200, 1250 and 3200 (2500 for M9 as it is the max).

Raw imported in LR 4.4 RC. White balanced to the same value. Some exposure decrease as photos were a little too bright. No sharpening.

 

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