2015, Favourite, Inspiration, Leica M Monochrom (CCD Lives!), Portrait, Q&A, Undisclosed Lens #1

Background info:

The focus ring on my 55-year-old inexpensive mystery lens seized up yesterday morning and no longer turns (maybe that’s why it was priced so low).

I spent the whole day moving myself backwards and forwards to achieve focus at the the precise distance where the focus ring is stuck.  I’m glad I did that for this shot.

I’ll post a few more images in the next few days.

In the interim, I need to make a decision:  do I return the lens, or do I send it somewhere for adjustment?



Dandelion (100% crop).

2015, Favourite, Inspiration, Leica M Monochrom (CCD Lives!), Print, Q&A, Undisclosed Lens #1

100% centre crop from a 55-year-old lens that costs less than a Leica lens filter!

(the focus point is right at the centre of the dandelion, and this was shot wide open… I kid you not.)

Dandelion 100% crop

And here is the original image (ISO = 1250, 1/180 sec, aperture = I’m not telling):


Pretty cool, eh?

This is a lens that most Leica shooters would likely never consider.

My guess is that it’s due for a massive price adjustment.


New CCD sensor from Leica?

Inspiration, Leica M Monochrom (CCD Lives!), Leica M9(P)/M-E (CCD Lives!), Q&A, Teaching point

M9 Sensor - Prosophos.

Wow, this is amazing — I have to give Leica full credit for following through on this.

For those who haven’t seen the announcement, here is the link:

Latest information on the CCD sensors of the Leica M9 / M9-P / M Monochrom and M-E camera models.

CCD sensor lovers, rejoice!


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