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Leica M10 Monochrom
Leica 90mm f/2 APO-Summicron-R ASPH

Examples: Eureka Dunes on the Winter Solstice

The page looks at performance of the Leica M10 Monochrom with the Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH and the Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon and the Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH.

The Leica 90mm f/2 APO-Summicron-R ASPH used a B+W 091 Deep Red, which is 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.

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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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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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f8 @ 1/60 sec, ISO 160; 2020-12-21 14:35:48
Leica M10 Monochrom + Leica 90mm f/2 APO-Summicron-R ASPH + filter B+W 091 Dark Red
ENV: Eureka Dunes, altitude 3700 ft / 1128 m, 60°F / 15°C
RAW: +50 Dehaze, USM {8,50,0}

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