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Examples: Saddlebag Lake

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The M10 does not record aperture (no lens info is communicated to camera with M lenses). Apertures as shown are best guess based on what I remember shooting at the time.

Images on this page have color fringing corrected, but no other lens corrections.

Examples from June 2017 at the Saddlebag Lake area just east of Yosemite, shot with the Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH and the Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon (a lens I consider the best available for Leica M).

These images were chosen for their beauty and to tell a story of the place and time of year, but equally impressive is the sensor quality that the M10 delivers, at least under these conditions.

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f8 @ 1/500 sec, ISO 100; 2017-06-25 17:01:54
LEICA M10 + Leica Super-Elmar-M 3.8/18 ASPH

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