Illuminated by a glorious sunrise.
Even @ f/5.6, this 1966 Tele-Elmar 135mm is capable of producing some seriously shallow depth of field… the runner looks like he’s a cut-out figure pasted onto the scene.
By the way, I’ve tried using the Tele-Elmar at its widest aperture of f/4, but the rendering there isn’t as sharp.
This is definitely a daylight lens, but a great daylight lens.
Also, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find that — despite the longish 135mm focal length — the Tele-Elmar has proven easier to focus accurately than many of my mid-range lenses.
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↑Leica M9 and Leica Tele-Elmar 135mm f/4 @ f/5.6.