Vaseline – Test Shot.

Film, Inspiration, Kodak Tri-X 400, Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4, Leica M3, Print, Q&A, Scanner - Plustek 8200i

People sometimes write and ask me how I test a given Leica lens + rangefinder combination for focus accuracy.

Well, for near distances I trust the good people at Vaseline.

On a related note, I dislike the grunt work of testing film equipment.  The arduous process of developing and scanning film seems even more arduous when the test results are off.  That is why I rarely sell gear that I know is working well (ha, ha…).

Fortunately, this time everything looks good.


Leica M3, Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

10 thoughts on “Vaseline – Test Shot.

    1. You know me well! It certainly has crossed my mind to try it (there’s already a special edition version of it that I looked at), but so far I haven’t been tempted. Anyway, at this point, it would be redundant with my current set-up (50 ‘lux, 35 ‘cron).

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