Category Archives: 2020

Post-Prandial.

A typical Saturday night.

—Peter.

↑iPhone.

Leica M9.

11 years after its introduction, the Leica M9 continues to stand out.

In this video, we see it hold its own against the Hasselblad X1D, which has a larger and more modern sensor.

Imagine what would have been possible if CCD technology had continued developing?

My Open Letter to Leica ultimately fell on deaf ears (Leica never acknowledged  it, and quite a few individuals in the Leica community openly ridiculed it).  For those of you who signed it, time has proven you were on to something.  As for the rest, you can still sign it, if you’ve had a change of heart 🙂

We, the fans of the M9 sensor, may not have gotten what we wanted, but years later the camera that was introduced in 9/9/2009 continues to prove to the world why it’s so special.

—Peter.

 

Fall.

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

October Portraits.

I’ve been waiting on this roll for three weeks.  Finally developed and scanned it today.

Three different kids, three different days, three different “uniforms”.  These are just quick shots that I cajoled the kids into as they were rushing off to their various activities.

Same place (in the backyard).

But… the lighting was different each day, so the shutter speed varies between 1/60 – 1/1000 sec.

All shots @ f/1.4.

—Peter.

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

Mom and Dad.

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

Swing 1 and 2.

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

Baxter on Blanket.

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

The Chase.

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

Home, 3.

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

Home, 2.

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

Home.

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

Follow-up to “Film Photographers Rejoice!”: The Plustek 120 Pro is here!

 

Hooray!!! Thanks to Alex, I have a happy update (see the comments section of the post from January 2, 2019).

Edit:  Here is the direct link to Plustek.

↑ Image courtesy of Plustek.

 

Here is a link to the video:

—Peter.

Affordable Replacement for Voigtlander Lens Hood.

For those of you looking for a more affordable replacement for the Voigtländer LH-6 (or even LH-8) bayonet-mount hood for your Nokton 40/1.4 (or 40/1.2) lens, here it is.

Most third party manufacturers produce hoods that screw into the filter, but this is the only third party solution I am aware of that mounts directly on to the lens, just like the OEM Voigtländer.

And it’s half the cost.  Highly recommended.

—Peter.

Doomo Light Meter on Leica M2-R.

Very pleased with this purchase.

—Peter.

3 Generations.

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

Family, 4.

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

Family, 3.

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

Family, 2.

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