Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/22

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Subject: [Leica] M8 WONDER MACHINE! :-)
From: henningw at (Henning Wulff)
Date: Fri Sep 22 14:06:53 2006
References: <02d701c6de09$af589d50$a302a8c0@ted> <> <> <>

>My Fuji has the ability to shoot b&w and display as such in RAW mode.
>Of course, the image is full colour but I have no need to see that
>until I take it into Photoshop. I like this because it fits into my
>b&w 'visualisation' and it would be great if the Leica did the same
>thing. This camera really could bring me back to Leica.

Most digital cameras that shoot raw, including the M8, do it this 
way. I shot quite a bit with raw+jpeg in B&W; jpeg to have some quick 
images to deal with and because my cataloging software, iView, 
doesn't handle DNG properly :-(. The jpegs of course are only B&W, 
while the raw  (DNG) files have all the colour info and can be 
tweaked later. With SD cards becoming cheaper, that's the way I would 
always shoot B&W. Unless Leica comes out with a dedicated B&W only 
M8mono!!!  ....hint, hint!

>On 22/09/06, Didier Ludwig <> wrote:
>>I don't have the M8 but the R-D1 - which has a "RAW+JPG" shooting 
>>option; and I guess the M8 has that too. I use the b&w (plus 
>>software color filters) modes for the JPG/snapshots while every pic 
>>is separately saved as RAW.

    *            Henning J. Wulff
   /|\      Wulff Photography & Design
  |[ ]|

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