Wide and Shallow

Fresh truffles

Fresh truffles

Took a beginner’s workshop in Leica M photography at the Nuremberg Leica Shop yesterday.

Window light

Window light

It was held by Michel Birnbacher, an instructor I knew well from a previous course.

Left-eyed

Left-eyed

Demonstrating the focussing aids in Live View

Demonstrating the focussing aids in Live View

We started the day with a presentation and instructions. The group already had advanced photographic knowledge, they just needed to be brought up to speed on the intricacies of their Leica M cameras (three M10 and my M10-D). Michel was open to questions and I got good advice on focussing quickly and reliably.leica-summilux-m-28mm-f-1.4-asph.,-black-anodized-order-no.-11668_teaser-2400x1600
That was my objective for the day and I thought I had made my job more difficult with this lens I borrowed from the store. A Summilux-M 28mm f/1,4 asph. We’ll see about that.

Comparing shots.

Comparing shots.

Lunch in a next-door restaurant was preceded by discussions and chimping. Then we headed out into the streets of Nuremberg.

Pug portrait

Pug portrait

Shadows

Shadows

Yellow jacket

Yellow jacket

We visited two churches and gawped at the architecture.

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Michel was a good instructor.

That much depth-of-field

That much depth-of-field

About the 28 mm Summilux lens: it wasn’t that hard to focus accurately!

A wide field and separation

A wide field and separation

Pictures above and below were shot at f/1.4.

Good color and vividness

Good color and vividness

That’s a lens to remember and I hope to be able to write more about it in the future.
In closing, I’d like to thank Michel Birnbacher for this engaging workshop!

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