Leica M8 with the 5cm F2 Chiyoko Lens, M8RAW2DNG- ISO 1250 equivalent

Discussion in 'Leica M Camera Forum' started by Brian, Jun 29, 2014.

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    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    These are shot using M8 RAW mode, M8RAW2DNG v1.2 for the conversion. Shot at Base ISO160 with -3EV, then processed in Adobe CS2 to pull up the shadows. Auto-Levels, and Curves to pull up the shadows.

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    These are the best ISO 1250 "equivalent" that I've gotten from the M8, the "Bizarre color noise" that I'm used to is an artifact of the DNG-8 compression algorithm. Best to shoot at base ISO and use -EV exposure compensation, boost in post processing. This maximizes the recorded dynamic range.
     
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    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    All with the Minolta 5cm F2 shot wide-open.

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    This lens is said to be a copy of the Summitar, but is in Rigid mount and uses 43mm filters. It is as well made as the Nikkor Leica mount lenses.

    All taken in the Marine Corp Museum in Quantico, Virginia.
     
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