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Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH
Leica M10-R

Leica M10-R White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw, SpyderCHECKR Card

This page assesses Leica M10-R for white balance and tint required for raw processing in Adobe Camera Raw in mid-day sunlight around the northern Wintern Solstice with slightly hazy skies at an elevation of 4200 ft ~= 1280 meters. In such conditions, the sun is low overhead and the light is relative warm (low color temperature). The Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH was chosen as the test lens, and no filtration was used.

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Variants LeicaM10R,AdobeColor available in full article
f5.6 @ 1/500 sec mechanical shutter, ISO 100; 2020-12-24 13:54:42
LEICA M10-R + Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH
ENV: Alabama Hills, altitude 4200 ft / 1280 m, 50°F / 10°C
mid day sunlight through wispy thin clouds

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