Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/06/26

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Subject: [Leica] Images from loaner MM
From: henningw at (Henning Wulff)
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:41:33 -0700
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I like the family shot better as well; it's just that the shot of Tom shows 
many of the MM's strengths that the M240 and certainly the M9 can't compete 

If only it weren't so @#$%^&* slow!!!

When I take a number of frames of people, I can't guarantee that the best 
expression will be in the first 7 frames. It might be the 8th or 9th frame, 
and then, with the MM, I'm hooped as I wait many seconds for the buffer to 
clear. It's made worse by the fact that the DNG's from the MM are 
uncompressed. The compressed M9 DNG's clear faster. I've never seen a 
difference between compressed and uncompressed with the M9, but the MM files 
might be different.

There's nothing to compete with the MM files though, unless it's those from 
the Phase One B&W back. But that would be even a lot slower to shoot. Ah, 
why can't we have it all????   :-)


On 2013-06-26, at 1:41 PM, Douglas Barry <imra at> wrote:

> "Henning Wulff" <henningw at> wrote
> offered to get me a loaner MM for a week or so. Well, the MM has arrived 
> and I have use of it until next Tuesday. Eight pictures from it starting 
> at:
> Nice observational stuff there Henning. I echo the praise for the detail 
> in the T & J shot, but think I like "Family Visiting" better
> Musing on the Fuji Leica debate, I have to admit I passed on a secondhard 
> M9 in Conns Cameras in Dublin last Saturday week when I bought my X-100S. 
> They were looking for euro 3.5k for it. The price of the new Fuji times 
> three. I'll continue to use my Leica lenses on my M3 or on the IIIc for 
> the moment....
> Douglas
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