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.
↑Leica M8 (CCD Lives! – Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 75mm Summarit f/2.5.
(the enlightened one)
↑Leica M8 (CCD Lives! – Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Lens #1 (find identity of Lens #1 here).
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The prison in my mind, realized outside.
At about this time of year my thoughts turn towards throwing my equipment out the window.
Thinking out-loud/on-line, and sharing one of my edits.
Generally speaking, I dislike making digital look like film. If that was my goal, I’d just shoot film.
However, in light of the comment(s) that followed the first version of this image, I’m curious to know how this version is received. In addition to not-so-subtly adding grain, I subtly played with the contrast (both local and global). The end result is less perfect, but possibly more aesthetically pleasing.
You tell me.