I am the muffin man.

2017, Beyond 200 feet of My House™, De Mello Palheta Coffee Roasters, Favourite, Inspiration, Leica 75mm Summarit f/2.5, Leica M9(P)/M-E (CCD Lives!), Photo Shoot, Print

I photographed this today as part of my weekly photo shoot for De Mello ( http://hellodemello.net/ ).

I used the Leica 75mm Summarit, which is the most balanced 75mm lens Leica has ever made (taking into account both size and performance).

If you’re interested, you can read my review of this wonderful lens here ( https://prosophos.com/2012/01/26/the-leica-75mm-summarit-f2-5/ ).

—Peter.

↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives! – Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 75mm Summarit f/2.5.

Test Shots: Leica M8 and 75mm Summarit.

Inspiration, Leica 75mm Summarit f/2.5, Leica M8 (CCD Lives!), Q&A, Teaching point, Within 200 feet of My House™

I welcomed the return of an old friend recently:  the Leica M8.  It was the gateway camera for me into the world of rangefinders, almost 10 years ago.

Today, I welcomed another old friend, the Leica 75 Summarit f/2.5.  Seeing as the entire Summarit line of lenses have been updated recently, there are currently many great deals to be had on the “old” versions.  As it happens, the 75/2.5 is one of my all-time favourite Leica lenses (see my brief 75mm Summarit review here).

As soon as the 75/2.5 arrived this afternoon, I stepped outside (but Only Within 200 feet of My House™) to shoot some quick test shots while the light was still good.

It’s nice to see that my two friends still play nicely together.

—Peter.

Prosophos - M8 and 75 Summarit (1)

Prosophos - M8 and 75 Summarit (2)

Prosophos - M8 and 75 Summarit (3)

Leica M8 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 75mm Summarit f/2.5.

Hockey Girl, in action.

Hockey, Inspiration, Leica 75mm Summarit f/2.5, Leica M9(P)/M-E (CCD Lives!), Portrait, Q&A, Sports, Street, Teaching point

This was photographed through the arena glass and under poor lighting, using the Leica M9/M-E and 75mm Summarit (see my review here).  Not exactly “sports gear” but good enough to get this shot of my daughter.

Technical considerations:

  • f/2.5 | 1/350 sec | ISO 1250
  • The DNG file was “pushed” two stops in LR for an “effective” ISO of 5000.
  • White balance was manually set during post-processing.

—Peter.

Hockey Girl