Sony Nex-7 w/Leica 35mm Summicron f2. Color version
Black and White conversion
This image was made wide open at f2 with the Leica 35mm Summicron version 1 and it is so sharp! This lens was made around 1959 by Leitz Canada and is very rare. The color here does not do this image justice as it was shot in the Adobe rgb color space and converted to srgb. I tried to bring it back as best I could.
This image was pure luck. I just happened to hit the shutter button as the woman on the right walked into the frame. I kind of like it.
Well the experiment is going really well. I have discovered my photographic identity again and get excited to go out and use this new new/old tool. Yesterday's political assignment was fun just wandering around looking for interesting situations that might bring a great moment. I did use two of the images in the previous post to go online and in the paper. Most of the job was done with my high end Canon gear. Which at this point just seems like it does not take much skill beyond pointing the camera in the right direction and pushing the button. Yes, you need to be aware of the ISO and shutter speed. Which for this shoot was ISO 4000 with the Canon's. The images were shot at 1/160 and 1/100 at 2.8 or 3.2. The images like the one done with the Sony above were done at ISO 1600 at between 1/100 and 1/125 at f2.
With my big cameras the lady above would have noticed my taking here photo not because of the cameras motor drive noise (the Canon 5d M3 in single silent is incredible) it was pretty noisy in the hall, but because of the huge camera. The Sony is so small and silent that it makes for a great street camera. If I had used my Leica 90mm it would have been even better because I could have picked out people in the crowd as the Sony 1.5 crop makes it a 135. I just did not have time to use two lenses.
I will be creating a gallery of all these images under the Projects tab above. I will be doing an ongoing project on Politics for the near future. I am also looking forward to shooting another personal project on volunteer shipwrights working on restoring a small schooner over at the Essex Ship Building Museum. Please keep checking back.