Test shot portraits: the first in harsh artificial light last night; the second in natural light earlier today.
The focus is where I wanted it in the first, but I can’t say that about the second image (it is slightly front-focused). Perhaps I’m out of practice, perhaps my eyesight is starting to fail me, perhaps the rangefinder (or lens) is off.
I have no idea, because this is film.
And that’s the beauty of it.
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.