Leica Q2 M or Leica Q2

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David Kieltyka
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Re: Leica Q2 M or Leica Q2

highdesertmesa wrote:

My 2 cents is go for a darker filter than you’re used to using for film. Even the 091 dark red will not make the skies black like it does with film printed to a high contrast paper. You will need to use the Dehaze tool in Lightroom to get that kind of effect, and you may want to use a gradient mask to apply it just the sky since it can mess with the tones in the rest of the shot (which can be compensated for by raising the shadows in some cases).

My experience with the M10 Mono is in line with this. I mostly use 2-stop B+W orange filters on my Mono lenses. I don't try to replicate the look of film, though…I use film when I want a filmic look. 

I've also experimented with a 1.5-stop Heliopan blue filter to see if I could get something like an ortho look. The filter does take the tonal response in that direction, but it's very subtle.


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