Discussion Forum Leica M System M8 and M8.2 RAW uncompressed format unlocked for the M8: m8raw2dng
  • #4357
    Brian

    This is just too cool. Anyone using the M8 for Monochrome conversions needs to play with this.

    http://m8raw2dng.de/

    Basically, the author discovered an uncompressed RAW mode for the M8 and has written software to convert to uncompressed DNG. You also pick up some extra rows and columns in the image.

  • #4365
    Brian

    http://www.leicaplace.com/album.php?albumid=70

    I've uploaded my initial batch of images taken using the V1.05 raw convertor.

    all I can say is- Leica should have had 16-bit DNG in the original M8 firmware, and Thankyou to Arvin for doing this.

  • #4556
    Brian

    Version 1.2 of the software is out, easy to use, and something that should be considered especially of you use the M8 for Monochrome conversions.

    Nikkor-SC 5cm f1.4, at F4.

    Simulated Orange filter using LR4.4 presets. No exposure adjustments made in Post- this is “1-Click”.


    Manassas Battlefield by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

    Color original, lots of room to stretch contrast, pull of details- if you need to.


    Manassas Battlefield by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

  • #4770
    Brian

    From this weekend: ISO1250 equivalent, using ISO160 and -3EV exposure compensation, “Auto-Levels” and some curve adjustment in Photoshop.

    These are with a 1952 Minolta Chiyoko 5cm F2 lens, wide-open.

    All hand-held,

    Marine Corp Museum, M8 by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

    Marine Corp Museum, M8 by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

    Marine Corp Museum, M8 by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

  • #4806
    Brian

    ISO160, Manual Exposure, 4 Stops down- equivalent of ISO2500. Minolta 50/1.4 MC mount lens, RF converted,

    skate4_ISO2500 by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

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