The Pianist, closer.

I made use of the close-focus attachment of the 50mm Dual Range (DR) for this image.

I have always admired the build quality of Leica M3 cameras but like many photographers often found the 1 m close-focus distance too limiting.  The DR solves this problem and gets me even closer than I’m used to when photographing with an M-series camera.

At first I thought that attaching/removing the extra hardware would prove impractical/cumbersome but in practice it hasn’t held me back.  In fact, the engineering and design behind the Dual Range is quite well thought out and the system is simply a delight to use.



f/2 @ 1/30 sec

Leica M3, Leica 50mm Summicron Dual Range, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

4 thoughts on “The Pianist, closer.

  1. Andreas Hackauf says:

    Great! So natural, organic! And the grain does not bother me! I like the transition of/ to the shades!..I can hear music…..

  2. Very nice. Love the texture and tone, too.

  3. Thank you Andreas and Karim!

  4. Sean says:

    … A most excellent image, Peter …

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