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

Examples: Mt Whitney Trail (Leica M10M)

The page looks at performance of the Leica M10 Monochrom with the Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH.

Images used the B+W 091 Deep Red filter, a pure red easily by the eye, but also known as “near infrared” (NIR).

Includes images at intermediate sizes up to full camera resolution, plus crops.

Viewing note: users of Retina displays will be hard pressed to understand the comments on noise and detail. To critically review image qualityy, view the full-res images on a display of 110 dpi or so, avoiding 220 dpi and similar displays. See Too-High Pixel Density on 5K and 8K Displays Impedes Image Assessment.

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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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Thick Clear Ice on Lone Pine Lake
f8 @ 1/180 sec, ISO 160; 2020-12-23 13:53:34
Leica M10 Monochrom + Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH + filter B+W 091 Deep Red
ENV: Lone Pine Lake, altitude 10040 ft / 3060 m, 18°F / -7°C
RAW: push 0.55 stops, +100 Shadows, -81 Highlights, +41 Whites, +50 Dehaze, +15 Clarity, USM {8,50,0}

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