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Leica 28mm f/2.8 Summicron-M ASPH

Examples: Death Valley (M9)

These examples shot Feb 27, 2013, or thereabouts using the 18MP Leica M9.

These ad-hoc examples show Death Valley National Park scenery.

Color balance is “best effort”: with off-center cyan tint to the corners (less than perfect lens correction), the tension between magenta/cyan overall tint is a hassle with the M9, and it is also non-linear if a push or pull is done, complicating matters.

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Sunset at the hotel

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~f/5.6 @ 1/250 sec, ISO 160, contrast control
Leica M9 + Leica 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH

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