Category Archives: Leica 50mm Summicron Rigid f/2 (1963)

Thanksgiving, 2019.

Leica M3, Leica 50mm Summicron Dual Range, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Soccer trio.

Soccer trio

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summicron Rigid @ f/2.

Magic Moment.

This was going to be a simple profile shot, with the magic of twilight setting the mood.

And then, engrossed in the distant action, she suddenly pumped her fist as her face lit up — just as the shutter clicked.

Magic Moment

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summicron Rigid @ f/2.

Smile.

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Smile

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summicron Rigid @ f/2.

The Toss.

Shooting with film involves a bit of a leap of faith: you never know if you’ve nailed a shot until well after the fact.

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The Toss

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summicron Rigid @ f/2.

The kick (film).

The Kick (film)

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summicron Rigid @ f/2.8.

This photo was chosen as a Leica Fotografie International (LFI) Master Shot:

LFI Master Shot

Sunday morning (film).

Watching the action, on the soccer field.

Sunday Morning (film)

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summicron Rigid @ f/2.

The beautiful game (on film).

The beautiful game (film)

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summicron Rigid @ f/2.

My M3.

My M3

↑iPhone 5.

The iconic Leica M3, as photographed by the iconic iPhone 🙂

(You may also have noticed the 50mm Summicron f/2 Rigid).

What is it about these old cameras that makes grown men want to do silly things, like pose them for pictures?

—Peter.