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Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

Examples: 75/2 APO (Various)

These examples were taken locally near my home as I explored several lenses.

RAW-file processing

After processing in Adobe Camera RAW in Photoshop CS4, I sometimes applied Auto Tone. No special care was taken for white balance, just a best effort.

In most cases, I apply Smart Sharpen of {50 - 100, 0.2, Lens Blur}: the M9 images tolerate 50-100% sharpening very well (0.2 pixel radius), and it shows off the incredible per-pixel detail possible due to the lack of an anti-aliasing (blur) filter.

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f5.6 @ 1/710 sec handheld, ISO 160; 2010-02-10 14:04:42
M9 Digital Camera + Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

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