↑Leica M240 (CMOS Lives!) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.
At the school Lip Sync 2015 show. The related image is here.
Please see my previous example of Camouflage.
I say the silliest things to her…
On another note, the artificial and mixed back-lighting, and the reflections off the red walls, in this scene are very challenging. Yet, with the proper pre-processing (a term I believe I coined) and post-processing, the technical issues are mostly overcome.
I know that there will be a few individuals who will insist that I should have used flash, but I vehemently disagree: the spontaneity and ambiance would have been lost.
I’d feel differently if I was trying to produce a formal portrait — but I wasn’t.
(for reference, please see what I’ve previously written)
I have always shared my gear choices/changes freely, assuming it may help some of you considering camera A vs. camera B, or lens A vs lens B, etc. So, along that vein, and at the risk of inviting harsh commentary, I will disclose this:
I have parted, again, with the Leica M240.
Before the M240 was released, I made some predictions about its image quality. Specifically, I was concerned about base ISO performance vs. its predecessor, the M9. My concerns were borne out when I viewed the initial JPG images, and then again when I examined sample RAW files.
Of course, some photographers shared my view, and some didn’t. Those who didn’t were critical of the fact that I hadn’t owned the camera and yet I was judging it. My rebuttal was that you don’t have to own a camera to judge its image quality.
Well, now I’ve owned it. Twice.
My honest opinion: I should have listened to myself.
I tried —I really tried — to make it work (those of you who follow this blog on a regular basis know this), because I really enjoyed the ergonomic improvements.
But I just couldn’t coax the look I wanted out of it.