Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/01/13

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Subject: [Leica] Re:HDR, Leica DMR and Nikon D3
From: leicachris at (Chris Williams)
Date: Tue Jan 13 19:51:38 2009
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Not trying to sound like a dickhole here, but I'm curious to know what Nikon 
lens or lenses you used. Yes, of course the Leica will be sharp, but I know 
some of my prime Nikon lenses give Leica a run. I'm forever spoiled by the 
D3, 2500iso is the new 400iso. And the reason why I can't stand the M8's 
high iso limits.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charlie Chan"
Subject: Re: [Leica] HDR, Leica DMR and Nikon D3

> Toom,
> That's very helpful.  I shoot some stage and theatre work, as a hobby. 
> Although the DMR is limited in its low light performance compared to  the 
> D3, it's still very useable. I shoot my DMR handheld with a 180/2 
> summicron for concerts and gigs and I'm very pleased with the images  that 
> gives.
> Charlie
> On 13 Jan 2009, at 11:34, tl wrote:
>> Hi to all,
>> In a recent post I mentioned that DMR held up quite well when  compared 
>> to
>> the Nikon D3.  Doug Herr asked me for a some elaboration so here goes.
>> Naturally, the D3 has a feature set that far outstrips the DMR and  there 
>> can
>> be no doubt that D3 has much better low light performance than the  DMR.
>> When you look at images from both cameras and evaluate them  visually, 
>> the
>> DMR images appear somewhat sharper, and I believe more colorful.   The 
>> Nikon
>> D3 has the most accurate color reproduction of any imaging product  that 
>> I
>> have ever used.  The LCD on the D3 is color calibrated.  The point  to be
>> made here is that accurate color reproduction on input is not always  a 
>> good
>> thing.  Kodak Extachrome Professional was one of the most color  accurate
>> films ever produced, but most photographers preferred Fuji Velvia  which 
>> had
>> extremely poor color fidelity but produced very vivid and saturated 
>> images.

Replies: Reply from drodgers at (David Rodgers) ([Leica] Re:HDR, Leica DMR and Nikon D3)
In reply to: Message from tlianza at (tl) ([Leica] HDR, Leica DMR and Nikon D3)
Message from topoxforddoc at (Charlie Chan) ([Leica] HDR, Leica DMR and Nikon D3)