Leica Showcase Leica M8 / M8.2

BrianS

Super Moderator
Apr 3, 2013
124
M8 with Jupiter-9 85/2, wide-open. Modified focal length and shimmed for Leica.


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


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


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.


L1008604 by putahexanonyou, on Flickr
 

defektive

Veteran
May 4, 2011
43
Tasmania, Australia
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.
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?
 

BrianS

Super Moderator
Apr 3, 2013
124
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.
 

Frank Starling

Veteran
Jul 22, 2010
43
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.
 

defektive

Veteran
May 4, 2011
43
Tasmania, Australia
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.
Cheers
 

NJH

Regular
Aug 12, 2012
28
South West England
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.
 

asiafish

All-Pro
Aug 9, 2013
123
Bakersfield, CA
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.


Shafter City Limit by Lawman1967, on Flickr


Welcome to Shafter by Lawman1967, on Flickr


Shafter, Tourist Trap by Lawman1967, on Flickr


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.


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
 

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