Showcase Leica M8 / M8.2

Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Mount Camera Sample Image Showcase' started by Amin, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Amin

    Amin Administrator

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  2. kingsfan

    kingsfan Leica Place Regular

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  3. kingsfan

    kingsfan Leica Place Regular

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    prob my favorite picture taken with the M8...

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    L1000381 by Qmüngous, on Flickr
     
  4. xdayv

    xdayv Leica Place Veteran

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    Dave
    Amin & Q, thanks for sharing. Those are nice shots from the M8. Might be a best bang for the buck for a digital M nowadays...
     
  5. Vidar

    Vidar Leica Place Regular

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    Freckles by VidarFoto, on Flickr


    Leica M8, Summicron 50mm f/2.0

    Back from a mountain trip!

    Didn´t find a thread for the Summicron 50mm so I posted the picture here :)
     
  6. kingsfan

    kingsfan Leica Place Regular

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    you could start one! i have a 50 cron too
     
  7. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    M8 with Jupiter-9 85/2, wide-open. Modified focal length and shimmed for Leica.

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    Jupiter-9, wide-open by putahexanonyou, on Flickr

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    Jupiter-9, wide-open by putahexanonyou, on Flickr

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    Jupiter-9, wide-open by putahexanonyou, on Flickr

    I kept the M8, after getting the M9 and M Monochrom. It has 1/8000th shutter speed which is great for using lenses wide-open. Used with the IR cut filter, The images are "crisper" than the M9. It usually has a C-Sonnar on it, but for these shots- the Jupiter-9. At low-ISO, the images are very clean. With LR4: ISO 1250 is very good on mine, and I'll use it at 2500 with decent results.

    At ISO 2500, LR4 Noise Reduction.

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    L1008604 by putahexanonyou, on Flickr
     
  8. defektive

    defektive Leica Place Regular

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    Just wondering if using IR cut filters with the M9 has any impact on how crisp the shot comes out? Does it have any negative side effects?
     
  9. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    The M8 has a 0.5mm IR absorbing filter over the sensor, the M9 has a 0.8mm filter which is probably more efficient at absorbing IR. The latter also blurs the image a bit, like a weak AA filter.

    The M8 with an IR cut filter does knock out more IR than the M9 without the filter over the lens, but the difference is very small. I did a test using the Wii light bar.
     
  10. Amin

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    I've been using my M8 without filters, pretty much exclusively for B&W, and the images are super crisp. I have IR cut filters but haven't had a need to try them yet.
     
  11. defektive

    defektive Leica Place Regular

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    Cheers
     
  12. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    The MC Minolta 50/1.4 on the M8, with a Tiffen "Hot Mirror" filter, an IR cut filter made in the 90s.

    This lens maintains RF coupling to 0.65m to infinity.
     

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  13. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Minolta 50/1.4, wide-open, minimum focus of 0.65m. ISO 640.
     

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  14. Penfan2010

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    Leica 50mm F2 Summicron with M8.

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    Heavily cropped image from Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Super-Heliar.

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  15. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 Leica Place Regular

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    Posted also on SC. M8 with KMZ 3.5cm F2.8. PPd on LR4.4.

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  16. Vidar

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  17. NJH

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    Its amazing how much the eye is drawn towards her, it just proves how meaningless rules such as 1/3rds are because your composition here just works for me on several levels.
     
  18. Vidar

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  20. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

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    Andrew
    Here are some photos I took this morning with my Leica M8.2 and Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH. The one of the approaching train was actually the first shot of the morning. The camera was still set to ISO 1250 from my last shoot indoors in low light. With the lens wide-open and the shutter speed maxed at 1/4000th (A mode), the camera had no choice but to overexpose by 3.5 stops. Exposure was reduced in Lightroom by 3.5 stops, but I don't have the skills in PP to try and recover it further. All other shots properly exposed at ISO 160. IR cut filter used in all images.

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    Shafter City Limit by Lawman1967, on Flickr

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    Welcome to Shafter by Lawman1967, on Flickr

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    Shafter, Tourist Trap by Lawman1967, on Flickr

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    Metro Shafter 6 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    This last one is to show the incredible security at railroad switches in bustling urban environments such as downtown Shafter, CA.

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    High Security 4 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    Here is a repeat of one of the images shot with the Leica M Monochrom and Leica Summarit-M 35mm f/2.5.

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    Metro Shafter 3 by Lawman1967, on Flickr