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Subject: [Leica] Walk about with the M8 - Stanley Street, Hong Kong Central
From: cummer at (Howard Cummer)
Date: Sat Mar 8 17:37:33 2008
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Hi Luggers,
I have been romancing my Nikon D300 for the past few weeks and  
started to feel guilty about not exercising the M8 which has been  
languishing untouched in the dry box. So, I took it out Friday and  
took the ferry into town to visit my favourite camera store - Miramar  
Camera on Stanley street in Central.
While there, an older Chinese gentleman came in with his M6, Noctilux  
attached, to inquire about getting the white lettering on the  
Noctilux repainted. The light sources in Miramar Camera are multiple  
kelvin temperatures and before the software upgrade the M8 could not  
record a reasonable image using AWB. That is now changed and much  
Please see: 

Here is the same photo processed in CS 2 to grayscale. 

It is finally spring in Hong Kong and the weather is turning warmer.  
The old tailor who has his sewing machine set up in an
open sided shed on Stanley street was hard at work as I went by.  
Here's the colour version: 

And here is the same photo in CS 2 gray scale: 

Please enjoy. Comments most welcome as always.

Howard (off to Bali on Tuesday to continue with my motor cycle series  
- pondering whether to take the  M8 or the D300 or both)

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