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Subject: [Leica] Comparison M9, R9
From: grduprey at (grduprey at
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2010 17:08:08 -0600 (CST)


The DMR has a much greater dynamic range than the M cameras, at least this 
is my experience.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tina Manley" <images at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Saturday, November 6, 2010 6:49:05 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Re: [Leica] Comparison M9, R9

Thanks, Jeff.  They were made within 2 minutes of each other with the same
light.  I was surprised that the R9 handled the extreme range better than
the M9.  I just converted them in LR3 with custom profile for the M9 but I
haven't profiled the R9 yet so that's just whatever LR used.  I tried
several ways of adding extra dynamic range for the M9 but none of them
looked any better than the original.  I'll keep playing with them, though.
 I much prefer the R9 version so far.


On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 7:36 PM, Jeff Moore <jbm at> wrote:

> 2010-11-06-19:06:03 Tina Manley:
> > Here are two shots from today.  One with the M9 and 90 Summicron:
> >
> >
> >
> > and one with the R9, DMR, and 80 Summilux:
> >
> >
> Interesting.  The M9/90 picture looks crispier, for what that's worth,
> but these photos are hard to compare - the M9 picture has harder, more
> direct light while the R picture is more cloud-diffused;  the white
> balances seem different;  it's possible that custom DNG profiles would
> help, if you haven't already done those;  blah, blah, blah.
> For reasons which probably have nothing to do with the equipment used,
> I think I like the R one a bit better.  It seems like raw material
> from which a photo I'd like could be cropped.
>  -Jeff
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