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Leica M10 Monochrom
Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH

Aperture Series: Sunstar Over as yet Unfrozen Beaver Pond (Leica M10 Monochrom)

This aperture series from f/4 through f/16 takes a critical look at near-to-far and across-the-frame sharpness as well as field curvature for the Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH on the 40MP Leica M10 Monochrom.

Also examined is how well f/16 holds up versus f/11, from diffraction effects.

Includes images from f/4 to f/16, plus crops.

Sunstar Over as yet Unfrozen Beaver Pond

Adobe Camera Raw View ACR Settings. B+W 091 Deep Red filter. Raw conversion involved aggressive contrast control. Diffraction mitigating sharpening for f/11 and f/16.

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Diglloyd Guide to LEICA contains in-depth coverage of Leica M system cameras and lenses, with additional coverage of Leica M Monochrom, Leica Q.

Special emphasis is placed on Leica M lenses and certain Zeiss ZM lenses.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly the Summilux/Summicron/Elmarit choice and/or Zeiss ZM.
  • Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning. Processing parameters are discussed and shown.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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