Exposure ISO 1600 1/250 @ 1.4
This past weekend I went over to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum and made some more shots of volunteers working on the Lewis Story with the Sony Nex-7 and the Leica 35 and 50. This time I looked around for some interesting images around the shop, here is one of them that just jumped out at me. The screen is tack sharp and at ISO 1600 gives a great look in B&W. I also brought the Canon 5D Mk3 with the Canon 16-35 2.8L with me for this shoot. I am missing any type of wide angle shots with my Nex-7 rig and I really needed the super wide for close quarters shooting. I got some cool stuff. See the images below.
Exposure ISO 2000 1/200 @ f8
Exposure ISO 100 1/250 @ 5.0
Exposure ISO 2000 1/100 @ f4
I am thrilled with the B&W conversions of the three wide angle images. I used Nik Silver Efex Pro for the conversions. I still have some work to do on the vertical image, the guys face is a little light for me. This really gave me the wide angle images I needed. Using my Canon 5D Mk3 was so easy because I use this camera every day for my job. It is starting to turn into a mindless exercise as the camera does a superior job of exposure and focus so all I have to do is frame the shot and rip off a few frames. I love it. But it is one heavy beast with the 16-35 and battery grip on it. Shooting with the Nex-7 has been more of a challenge and frankly takes more work using my Leica lenses. If I were using Sony lenses it would be just as easy as the Canon. Now for the big surprise. My new (to me) Leica M9 will show up on Tuesday and I will be back with my wide angle lenses again. I can't wait to use my Leica 21 mm Super Angulon 3.4. It will be perfect for this project!