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  • #8714
    Kirsten Vignes

    Naper is correct. You downloaded a ZIP file from Leica's website, which you then extracted the .TUF file from. The file isn't readable by a computer. You simply transfer it to you camera's SD card and then put it into the T. I put together a step-by-step visual guide on how to update the firmware on the T since it's not very straight forward. If you have anymore trouble, just let me know!

    How to Update the Firmware on the Leica T

  • #3024
    Kirsten Vignes

    The detail in this shot is amazing. Zoomed in, you can really appreciate all the elements in the photo: the vibrant aqua-blue stream, the orange and red patterning in the rock formations, the little green trees – and all so crisp and clear!

    I do think, however, some further post-processing could give this shot a little more pop. Perhaps some selective contrast and toning could further bring out the stream, the contrast within the rock layers, and draw a little more attention to the waterfall in the background. The waterfall is a nice element, unfortunately, at first glance it is overlooked.

    With a little more toning, this shot will make an AMAZING print! Nice work!

  • #2906
    Kirsten Vignes

    I don't think color filters can be accurately replicated in post-production. The Monochrom sensor only captures luminance values. The DNG files produced will not hold any color channel information, making it very difficult (dare I say impossible) to apply color filters in post-production.

    The Monochrom does come with Silver Efex Pro 2 with built-in presets for the Monochrom. Perhaps they'll have some presets to roughly replicate color filters? I haven't played around in Silver Efex Pro 2 yet, but I'd be curious to see what it offers.

    All in all, I think your best bet is just to use traditional B&W filters. That's the only way to truly isolate and control the color channels.

  • #2905
    Kirsten Vignes

    Thanks for continuing to post Michael. We all appreciate your photographic contribution to Red Dot Forum.

    No need to apologize for the spots, scratches, etc. I think those “imperfections” help portray the reality of the moment. If they were completely sharp and clear, what would that say about the event? The dust & scratches, and especially the motion blur, give us a better feel for the conditions not only you as the photographer were under, but everyone present in the images.

    Nice work, as usual.

  • #2838
    Kirsten Vignes

    I agree with Pete – film does still rule! I know when I spoke to you yesterday you said you had your own dark own where you processed the film. Do you process the BW prints there as well, or do you scan the film and do all the post-processing digitally?

  • #2584
    Kirsten Vignes

    Thanks for all the feedback! I plan on going out on the bike again tonight in South Beach so hopefully I'll get some more worthwhile shots. I'll make sure to post them if I do.

    (Jack – I had to look up who Don Johnson was – I'm that young. David and Josh gave me a lot of crap for that one. Also, I've heard of Blurb before and it's definitely something I'm looking further into.)

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