Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/05/13

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Subject: [Leica] Meanderings with M8
From: len-1 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Sun May 13 16:41:54 2007
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I find the M8 is an amazing camera as your photos show. I also find  
it is ruthless in exposing lens faults. This has also been said of  
some of the best dslr's from the best camera makers. Especially true  
with the M8.

Nice photos and very sharp.


On May 13, 2007, at 7:14 PM, Peter Klein wrote:

> Here's a few posts from wandering about this past week and  
> weekend.  See all of Page 1 of the following link, photos L1000233  
> - L1000218.  All, I believe, taken with the 35mm 4th version  
> Summicron, B+W 486 IR/UV cut filter.  L1000044, 62 and 67 are in- 
> camera JPGs, the rest done with Capture One 3.7.7 (the new one),  
> with the "M8 with generic UV/IR" profile, which seems better than  
> the "M8 IR486 filter" profile
> <>
> I'm amazed at the M8's ability to capture detail, especially at ISO  
> 160.   See the pairs of full-frame shots and 1:1 crops with the  
> word "Detail" in their file names, such as:
> < 
> L1000233RockGarden-w.jpg.html>
> < 
> L1000233RockGardenDetail.jpg.html>
> < 
> L1000219MarkDShoots-w.jpg.html>
> < 
> L1000219MarkDetail-w.jpg.html>
> With all its quirks, the M8 gives you both a camera that 's  
> somewhere between medium format and 35mm slide film, and a bit- 
> better equivalent of Tri-X or Fuji Press 800. I know that C*non  
> DSLRs have better image quality at ISO 1600 and up, but the M8 has  
> a decided size and weight advantage, and I've already got lenses.
> So far, so happy.  :-)
> --Peter
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