Author Archives: Peter | Prosophos

Painterly.

painterly

↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 90mm Summicron APO.

Blue and Red (Test Shots, Mamiya 7).

Test Roll #1, Frames #4 and 5 of 10.

In the first shot I was re-familiarizing myself with the dynamic range, in the second the bokeh.  In both I was testing for the focus accuracy of my rangefinder.

1/125 | f/4 for both images.

So far, so good.

—Peter.

blue-prosophos-test-shot-mamiya-7

red-prosophos-test-shot-mamiya-7

Mamiya 7 + 80mm + Kodak Porta 400.

The Pour.

the-pour

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

Bikes and Pedestrian (Mamiya 7 test shot with crop).

Test Roll #1, Frame #2 of 10.

Overcast, late afternoon.

1/250 | f/4.

Here’s the scene.

The point of focus is on the letters “SR” (on the bike seat):

bikes-and-pedestrian-prosophos-test-shot-mamiya-7

And here is an extreme crop:

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Mamiya 7 + 80mm + Kodak Porta 400.

—Peter.

The Glance.

(I was invisible to this man.)

Test Roll #1, Frame #3 of 10.

Overcast, late afternoon.

1/125 | f/4.

—Peter.

the-glance

Mamiya 7 + 80mm + Kodak Porta 400.

The Lion and the Lioness.

Test Roll #1, Frame #9 of 10.

Overcast, late afternoon.

1/125 | f/4.

—Peter.

the-lion-and-the-lioness

Mamiya 7 + 80mm + Kodak Porta 400.

Latte.

latte

↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 90mm Summicron APO.

All that power.

I’m living in the 21st century, doing something mean to it
Doing it better then anybody you ever seen do it
Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it
I guess every superhero need his theme music

No one man should have all that power…

—Kanye West, Power.

all-that-power-mamiya-7-prosophos

↑iPhone.

In thought.

in-thought

↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 90mm Summicron APO.

Moment.

moment

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

Latte.

latte

↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 90mm Summicron APO.

Leica fixed the skin tones.

The M10 images I’ve seen so far lead me to conclude:  Leica fixed the skin tones.

Tomato-Face technology has been rightfully abandoned.

Rejoice!

—Peter.

The Leica M10.

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↑Image courtesy of Leica.

The new Leica M10 was announced today.

It looks like a lot of little things were done to improve this legendary line of cameras.

The sum total of these improvements should translate into a wonderful user experience.

Well done Leica.

—Peter.

Back to the future.

It’s the eve before Leica releases the M10 and I find myself contemplating film again.

Wait, what?!!!

Oh yes.

One of the things I did over the holidays was try to catch up a little on my family photo book projects.

Yesterday I received the completed “2014” book from the publisher.  As it turns out, in 2014 I shot quite a lot of film with a Leica M3, Mamiya 7II, and Mamiya RZ67 (I also shot quite a lot of digital with a Leica M9, Leica M240, and Nikon D800).

Guess what?  The film images look better in print.  Especially the medium format (Mamiya) ones.

—Peter.

 

 

 

I told you so.

When the M240 arrived, I predicted right here on this blog that after its successor is eventually released the M240 will quickly be forgotten, whereas the M9 will continue to be coveted by many.

Although some readers supported my prediction, many directed a lot of anger at me.

Well, interestingly, the next M is now being called the M10 by Leica.

It’s as if the M240 never existed.

—Peter.

Connection.

connection

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

One is the loneliest number.

The title is credited to Three Dog Night.

—Peter.

one-is-the-loneliest-number

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 21mm Super-Elmar ASPH.

De Mello Vibe.

de-mello-vibe

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.