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Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon
Leica M10 Monochrom

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Leica M10 Monochrome Long Exposures at ISO 160

See also Leica M10-R long exposures.

This page assesses the long exposure performance of the Leica M10 Monochrom at ISO 100.

All frames used long exposure noise reduction (so a 16-minute exposure takes 32 minutes total), but no chroma noise reduction or luminance noise reduction was used for raw conversion.

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f4 @ 360.0 sec, ISO 160; 2020-12-24 19:30:39
Leica M10 Monochrom + Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon
ENV: Alabama Hills, altitude 4200 ft / 1280 m, 32°F / 0°C
RAW: vignetting corrected, +30 Whites, +30 Dehaze, +15 Clarity

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