2015, Favourite, Film, Inspiration, Kodak Tri-X 400, Leica 35mm Summicron ASPH f/2, Leica M3, Portrait, Scanner - Plustek 8200i, Teaching point

Sometimes, you just have to hang on.



Technical:  1/30 sec.

Technical #2:  My Leica M3 is broken (curtain issue).  I thought the (now sold) 50/2 Jahre was flaring badly, but the same bright spot I was seeing in its images appears in the centre of most of my images with 35 Summicron ASPH.  Bummer!  Thank goodness I took two quick images of this scene and this (second) image was okay.  Thank you also to my friend Mark (If Time Stood Still) for help with the diagnosis.

Unscientific (M240 vs. M9).

Inspiration, Leica 35mm Summicron ASPH f/2, Leica M Type 240, Portrait, Q&A, Teaching point, Voigtländer 40mm f/1.4 Nokton

Please don’t write to me and tell me this comparison is not scientifically valid —  I’ve named this post Unscientific for a reason.

I will, however, acknowledge that the M240 was at a significant ISO disadvantage vs. the M9.

However, low light shooting is the main reason I bought the M240.

Perhaps those with better post-processing skills could have done better with the M240 file.

Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t.


Unscientific (M240 vs. M9 Prosophos comparison)