Archive for October, 2011

Black & White Portraiture with the Leica M9 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

October 26, 2011

My father at 79

My father at 79


In my opinion, the forté of the Leica M rangefinder camera is the instantaneous portrait, the situational snapshot, the view from the corner of the eye frozen in time. (more…)

Old Lenses, Good Enough?

October 25, 2011

Old scooters are certainly good enough, and stylish, too!

Old scooters are certainly good enough, and stylish, too!


Ok, second post about my experiences with the Leica M9. As seems to be the case with all high-resolution digital cameras (and the Leica M9 can surely be counted among them, if not for it’s 18 MPix then of course for the lack of an anti-aliasing filter in front of the sensor), it is very demanding of the lenses you use. For example, (more…)

From NAS To DRF

October 21, 2011

A celebratory drink, unsharpened (left) and sharpened, no shadow noise at 360 ISO

A celebratory drink, unsharpened (left) and sharpened, no shadow noise at 360 ISO


Updates have been few and far apart on this site, but this is going to change. The day before yesterday, I traded in all my Nikon gear for a Leica M9 body. (more…)

Getting There (With A Few Caveats)

October 16, 2011

Erfurt market place provided a resolution sample scene

Erfurt market place provided a resolution sample scene


How far along are we with regards to cellphone photography? Well, the 8-megapixel camera in the new iPhone 4s is supposed to be one of the best, and we’re gonna find out some things about it in this post. (more…)