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Subject: [Leica] Walk about with the M8 - Stanley Street, Hong Kong Central
From: luisripoll at (Luis Ripoll)
Date: Sun Mar 9 13:04:25 2008
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Hi Howard, 

I like very much  Stanley StTailor in Color version, a ver nice one.

Saludos cordiales

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[] En nombre de
Howard Cummer
Enviado el: domingo, 09 de marzo de 2008 2:37
Asunto: [Leica] Walk about with the M8 - Stanley Street, Hong Kong Central

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
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 improved.
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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