Leica MM high-res images are up

I recently added the images from my part 1 and part 2 Leica M Monochrom review to my Flickr account. You should be able to view the images at a much larger size by visiting the sets and clicking on the images until you get the almost full-screen image view.

I hope this helps.

Part 1 set:
Part 2 set:


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Leica M Monochrom review – a real life usage review – part one | Bo Photographyreply
November 1, 2012 at 20:14

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Leica M Monochrom review – a real life usage review – part two | Bo Photographyreply
November 1, 2012 at 20:17

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Michael Stokesreply
November 2, 2012 at 17:25


Great photos. Thanks for sharing them. I had my first trip out last weekend with my MM while hillwalking and found the exposure a little tricky. I had used the orange filter on a 35mm FLE and the autumn coloured grasses ended up with a very bleached look. Any further tips on exposure management on the MM, as I have not had the same problem with my M9.

I have seen the Eric Kim/Adam Marelli workshops advertised. Would you recommend them?


November 2, 2012 at 17:41
– In reply to: Michael Stokes

Hey Michael,

Thanks, and my pleasure. Congratulations on your purchase!
I haven’t tried my MM with any color filters yet, I am still waiting for Adorama to get all the filters I’ve ordered (yellow, yellow/orange, red and cpl) in stock yet. So I have only been shooting without any filters on the 50 Lux ASPH.

I find that I usually always use -1 exposure compensation no matter what. It almost seems like Leica didn’t calibrate the exposure meter properly before they launched the MM. In tricky situations I can even go down to -2 without hesitating – simply because there are so much shadow detail in the MM’s dng files. I’d rather pull back the shadow details than live with blown highlights.

In the beginning I would advise you to use the MM’s raw exposure meter to get used to how the camera decides to expose in various situations.

I attended a one week workshop with Adam Marelli and Eric Kim this fall, and it was the best week of the year for me. Not only did I learn a lot – but the people and the place was amazing as well. The group from the workshop are already talking about planning a reunion trip together. Very nice people which are now good friends. For me – the networking part of the experience was what I appreciated the most. You can learn a lot from reading or trying things yourself – but – getting many fantastic friends with the same passion and hobby – and seeing some amazing places – are more difficult.

Just spending a full week around passionate photographers like yourself is very inspiring, and more inspiring than anything else – for me at least 🙂 Both Adam and Eric are excellent tutors with two totally different approaches, which is a good thing!

Michael Stokesreply
November 3, 2012 at 14:24

Thanks Bo. I tried the MM last night walking around town. You know the way a lot of blogs are saying to expose to the right. I took a particular shot at ISO 3200 of a church which was pretty close to mid-grey but the in-camera histogram is showing the exposure very much to the left. How did you handle you night shots which look great and some of them seem to be at a low ISO.

Greetings from Cork, Ireland.

November 3, 2012 at 14:39
– In reply to: Michael Stokes

Exposing to the right on the MM should never be done, from my experience. That tecnique might be true for cameras with color sensors but not for the MM. I have never used that technique on my color photographs either, because by exposing to the right you also have to use a higher ISO or a lower shutter speed, and many of my photographs are taken in difficult lighting conditions. So that technique is flawed for my use.

The night shots that I took were mostly all taken at f/1.4 and 1/60 or 1/90 which, with the available light from street lights and buildings and so on allowed me to keep the ISO low in many scenes. The night time shots I took contain very little adjustment to the exposure and black level compared to my day time shots. I mostly used exposure compensation at -1 or up to -2 EV as well, simply because digital cameras always tend to over expose during the dark hours.

While taking the night time shots I posted here I also used Auto-ISO up to 10000, so I didn’t worry about the ISO at all, I only adjusted the shutter speed and my aperture was on f/1.4 at all times.

Try lowering your Blacks and Exposure a bit in Lightroom. And just go out and practice with the camera at different settings. In my first weeks with the MM I had problems getting the exposures as I wanted them. But now that I know the camera a lot better it is very predictable and easy to work with in most situations.

If you post pictures on a blog, flickr, 500px, or somewhere else I’d love to see them. You could also point out a few shots that you had problems exposing for and post the settings and I could try to help you as much as I can on the settings.

November 7, 2012 at 00:12

Hello, Borge.
I browsed your gallery on flickr and I are completely immersed in the light of your shots and in every detail.:-)
We dedicate with passion and enthusiasm for photography and this is beautiful as well as training for those who, like me, you approach this incredibly immense world.
My sincere congratulations and best wishes.:-)
Ellens | Angelica 500px

November 7, 2012 at 10:33
– In reply to: Angelica

Hi Angelica 🙂 It is so nice to find you here on my blog! 🙂

Thank you! My flickr gallery contains alot of different images: regular travel images and daily snapshots. So I appreciate that you like it because there is a lot of images there that I wouldn’t upload as “my work” if you know what I mean 🙂

Thanks again for your nice comment! Best wishes to you as well 🙂

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