The Big Lie (Down).

My patient test model, helping me out with the first roll of film.

Exposure was correct this time.

—Peter.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

The Conversation.

This is from Test Roll #1 (evaluating my M2-R and Voigtländer 40/1.4).

I thought I was shooting @ f/1.4, but realized too late I was @ f/2.8… hence the underexposure.

Still, I like the moment that was caught; in fact I like it more than anything else I’ve done lately.

—Peter.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Full Circle.

The lens arrived, so now I just need to convince myself to go out and take some photos.

—Peter.

Born in 1970 (Part 4).

Leica M2-R.

—Peter.

Born in 1970 (Part 3).

Leica M2-R.

—Peter.

Born in 1970 (Part 2).

Leica M2-R.

—Peter.

Born in 1970.

Leica M2-R.

—Peter.

The Leica M9…

… had the last great sensor that Leica ever put into an M body (almost as good as the M8‘s).

Please Leica, please, bring back an M with a CCD sensor (can we get 1,000 people to sign this damn letter, LOL?!… there are enough of you out there to make it happen).

I’ll take a Prosophos M-CCD Special Edition, thanks.

—Peter.

EDIT #1: Post this on your tiky-tok channel so all the young folks can get in on it.

Edit #2:  Yay!  Another person signed 🙂

Question.

Leica M2 or Mamiya 7?

—Peter.

Leica M10-R.

July 16, 2020 @ 04:04:14

(From information accidentally posted on a retailer’s website, prior to Leica’s official announcement later today.)

Product information M10-R.

£7,100.00

The essentials:

  • Compact digital view and rangefinder system camera
  • 40 Megapixel CMOS M-Sensor
  • ISO 100 to ISO 50000
  • Exposure times up to 16min.
  • Touchscreen
  • Ultra-silent shutter
  • Made in Germany

Product description:


A high-res upgrade to the most legendary M

At the birth of the first Leica M in 1954, simplicity, timelessness and engineering were at the core of the design. Nearly 70 years later, the M10 family is still rooted in the same visionary excellence. With the latest addition of the M10-R, we welcome a new icon into the world of photography.

More detail in every image

40.89 million pixels. The innovative, newly developed colour sensor brings even more megapixels to every capture, enhancing the cropping ability to ground-breaking new possibilities. Finest details come to life.

This ultra-high resolution gives you the opportunity to re-compose every image anew. Discover new details in every shot and explore your new creative freedom, while maintaining exceptional print potential.

The new 40-megapixel sensor was developed and optimised especially for the compact M10-R body and the full range of M lenses.

Optimised for all lighting conditions

With a base sensitivity of ISO 100 and a maximum of ISO 50,000, the M10-R is equipped to tackle all lighting conditions.

Extreme ingenuity was taken to ensure that the increased megapixel value does not result in a sacrifice in ISO performance. Through the use of “Dual Gain Technology,” the M10-R provides low noise performance even at the highest ISO settings.

Improved dynamic range ability ensures that incredible details are captured in highlights and shadows.

Further opportunity for low-light experimentation is made possible thought new and improved exposure times. The M10-R now offers exposures from 1/4000 of a second to a total of 960 seconds (16 minutes). This makes the camera equipped to capture scenes requiring the longest exposures, such as star trails.

Silent shutter

To further enhance the camera’s long exposure abilities, the M10-R was designed with the same ultra-silent shutter that the M10-P is known for. The shutter operates with minimal vibration when engaged, reducing the risk of camera shake and ensuring the sharpest imagery.

The silent shutter has a long-standing tradition in the M range, first designed to ensure complete silence when capturing actors on film sets. The concept today remains the same – discreet operation for unobtrusive captures of special moments.

Legendary design

Following in the footsteps of the rest of the M10 family, the M10-R features the slimmest digital body in the M lineup, finest German craftsmanship and an intuitive interface, made to allow you to focus on only the essentials.

As with all Leica M cameras, the M10-R is made almost entirely by hand by experienced specialists in an elaborate construction and assembly process and is robust enough to take on even the toughest of conditions.

The whole portfolio of lenses

The brand-new sensor in the M10-R was created in perfect harmony with the full range of M-lenses in mind. Like all M models, the M10-R is compatible with an ever-growing portfolio of lenses, covering a wide spectrum of focal lengths. Each lens demonstrates unique characteristics that have made M lenses world-renowned marvels of craftsmanship.

Yet it is with the newest generation of handcrafted APO lenses that the M10-R truly demonstrates its full potential. Combining unparalleled sharpness and true-to-life colour rendition, the Leica M10-R achieves previously unattainable detail performance.

Connect and share

Seamlessly connect your M10-R with the Leica FOTOS App and share your images with friends and family in an instant. With the use of the designated App on your smartphone, remotely controlling your camera can be done with ease.

Scope of delivery:

Leica M10-R | Carrying strap | Battery | Charger & Cables | Quick start guide | 3 months trial Adobe Lightroom

On a related note, my prediction 17 months ago of the megapixels in the “M11” (now confirmed to be the M10-R).

—Peter.

Photographic Funk.

funk1
/fəNGk/
INFORMAL: noun: funk
  1. NORTH AMERICAN
    a state of depression.

I’ve been in a photographic funk.  This is quite evident in my images, if you’ve been watching.

They say this happens to every photographer at some point, though I never thought it would happen to me.  Mostly because photography has always helped me get through the difficult times in my life; it was the cure for whatever ailed me.

Lately, it’s felt more like a curse.

I’ve been chasing technology, rotating through the latest and greatest.  It is a process I always engaged in to some extent, in order to expand my experiences and learn new tricks; sometimes I did it just to stimulate the creative juices. But that’s no longer working.  I feel like I have strayed too far.

Though I have been out and about — for walks, bike rides, etc. — I’ve had no desire to bring a camera with me.  It all seems so silly to create yet another image to add to the millions of other images uploaded into the ether on a daily basis.  Painters, sculptors, musicians, writers:  they create art.  The rest of us: monkeys taking snapshots.

So, for the first time in a long time, I am without a single camera or lens.

They’re all gone, and I couldn’t care less.

—Peter.

The Runner.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Tree in Green.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Lawyer Layer.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Green.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Waiting.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Shades.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.