Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/06/15

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Subject: [Leica] for those about to sell their DMR
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Fri Jun 15 13:43:51 2007
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I'm also following the medium format backs (with sensors that really  
aren't that much larger than the better "35mm" chips - unless you're  
talking 22-30mpx). If you get into the chat rooms and blogs of the  
medium format shooters you'll find that all of these deep sensors  
have quirky stuff to consider; including the DMR, which I'm using.  
Yet, when they're working right the files are incomparable. Just this  
morning I photographed an interior with the 15mm Super-Elmar-R on the  
5D and also on the DMR, both at ASA 100. This is the first comparison  
I've done (same lens, same subject, same lighting) The 5D shadow  
noise is horrible compared to the creamy depth of the DMR file.  
Absolutely No Contest. YMMV. It's quite interesting to me that the  
20D and 5D do work remarkably well at high ISO's - much better than  
the M8 and DMR. Yet at speeds below 400. The 20D and 5D files can't  
come close the the M8 and DMR in terms of dynamic range, fine detail  
in highlights and shadows; as especially in recovery of true, noise  
free shadow detail in post processing.

George Lottermoser

On Jun 15, 2007, at 12:05 PM, Leonard Taupier wrote:

> I have also been keeping track of the Hassy back for my 501CM. For  
> the last couple of years they have really been out of my price  
> range. I see there now is a $1000 rebate on the 16MP CFV version.  
> How does that compare to the DMR? Anybody?

Replies: Reply from faneuil at (Eric Korenman) ([Leica] for those about to sell their DMR)
In reply to: Message from faneuil at (Eric Korenman) ([Leica] for those about to sell their DMR)
Message from len-1 at (Leonard Taupier) ([Leica] for those about to sell their DMR)