Posts Tagged ‘Leica’

A Designer Rocker, a Guided Tour and a Practical Anachronism

May 26, 2019
The Rocker

The Rocker

The tour.

The tour.

And …
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FOFER

March 24, 2019
A lightmeter, a camera, a rangefinder, some film. All you need.

A lightmeter, a camera, a rangefinder, some film. All you need.

The 0-series replica is a simple camera. It doesn’t even have a rangefinder. Mine now does.

FOFER, an external rangefinder from 1930.

FOFER, an external rangefinder from 1930.


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Camel Spotting

March 13, 2019
A spotting scope

A spotting scope

Sorry, for the title of this post, I couldn‘t resist the Monty Python reference!
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BWWSW

March 12, 2019
Boat

Boat

On my way to Düsseldorf’s congress center this morning.

Wait

Wait

Registering for CME at the ophthalmology meet.
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New Old Pictures

March 8, 2019
Ku'damm shadows

Ku’damm shadows

The first film from out of the 0-series replica Leica has been developed and I’m pleasantly surprised by the results. So, here are some shots I took with it in Berlin, on and around the Ku’damm. All on Kodak Portra 800.

In a hurry. So was I, not properly focussed, camera shake. Like it for it's errors.

In a hurry. So was I, not properly focussed, camera shake. Like it for it’s errors.


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Old / New

March 7, 2019

I’m having an architectural photography workshop in a week. Just getting in the mood.

Old School

February 24, 2019
0-series replica and a cappuccino

0-series replica and a cappuccino

I‘m in Berlin this weekend. Recent sales of guitars on Ebay have been going quite well, so I thought I‘d have a look at this camera they had at the Berlin Leica Store:

Leicas latest digital camera. Not.

Leicas latest digital camera. Not.

It‘s a 0-series replica (more…)

Beautifully Wrong

February 14, 2019
It does look Barnack-ish!

It does look Barnack-ish!

First impressions on a new, old lens.

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

It comes with a historically correct, humongous hood that I will keep in the presentation box in expectation of appreciation. The lens is deeply recessed into it’s pancake housing, anyway.
Leica did something left-of-center with this lens. It is a reissue of a fifties screw mount lens, this time with coated lenses, M bayonet, 6-bit-coding and slight updates in the engravings. The optical formula they left alone! So it renders like it’s 1955!

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6


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Small is Beautiful

February 2, 2019

11 inch iPad Pro plus Pencil

Apple said it can replace a laptop, but you gotta be careful. When it comes to photo editing, only the two recent versions of the iPad Pro make the cut. Only they have a color gamut a bit wider than sRGB (still far removed from Adobe RBG). You won’t be adjusting something you can’t see, at least if the web is your platform. (more…)

An Experimental Platform

January 26, 2019
Canon FD f/1.2 85 mm and Visoflex (Type 020) fitted

Canon FD f/1.2 85 mm and Visoflex (Type 020) fitted

Putting a Visoflex electronic viewfinder on a Leica M10-D seems nonsensical.
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