Tuesday, June 29, 2010

HDR With The Leica M9

Since I like HDR (many Leica users don't like HDR, and that's ok), I was anxious to give it a try with my new M9. I must say that it performed brilliantly. I must admit, however, that the Nikon was faster. My old D300 would give me 5 shots per second whereas the Leica only gives me 2 shots per second. If you look at the photo below, you can see where I left the cars on the street unedited...I was going to fix that (will show you how in my upcoming tutorial), but wanted to leave it in to illustrate the slower speed of the Leica....you can actually see the 5 different exposures I used.

Where the Leica shines in comparison to my old D300 is the quality of each file. I had trouble with my D300, and the 12-24mm lens being sharp from edge to edge. I used the Leica 18mm Super Elmar lens for this shot, hand-held. Each photo was incredibly sharp from edge to edge...working with the files in Photoshop is just pure heaven. I couldn't be happier. The other great thing about the Leica is the lack of mirror. I have found myself on a few occasions hand-holding the camera at 1/8 of a second, and still getting a keeper. No way I could do that with the Nikon.

1 comment:

Mel Torrie said...

Great to hear you are loving your new gear. Great shot with nice sharpness and I love the S-curve flowing through the middle. Well done!