↑ Leica M10 + Undisclosed Lens #AceUpMySleeve.
The comparison test I posted yesterday revealed something unexpected: the minimum focus distance is greater than the advertised 0.7 m (either that or my Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH focuses closer than 0.7 m, which is unlikely). I hadn’t noticed it until I ran the head-to-head comparison and found that I couldn’t get as close with the 7Artisans as I could with the Leica.
Other than that (disappointing) surprise, I have been satisfied with the 7Artisans 50mm f/1.1. It’s an interesting lens that has polarized photographers’ opinions of it (although some have passed judgment without actually laying their hands on one). The mini-controversy surrounding it was the main reason I wanted to post images without first identifying the lens.
Those who criticize this 7Artisans lens I think miss the point. In my case, I bought it hoping for a dreamy look (for lack of a better phrase) that the technically more capable 50 ‘lux does not as readily provide.
Moreover, having previously owned the Leica f/1 Noctilux (a lens also known for its dreamy look), I would say that the 7Artisans 50mm f/1.1 compares quite favourably and it would, in fact, be my choice between the two.
Examples of recent images:
For almost a decade I’ve enjoyed posting images and engaging in discussion with fellow photographers and photo enthusiasts on this site.
Truth be told, it wasn’t always a fun process, and I wasn’t always happy doing it.
I did however strive to be honest… with you and with myself. I was wrong about some things, changed my equipment far too frequently, and often overestimated my abilities and influence.
And I documented it all, here.
Now I believe the time has come to stop posting. Knowing myself, I will continue to have an intermittent presence online (I love the photography community far too much to completely stop interacting with all of you) but it won’t be here.
Thank you for your attention and support.
I hope 2019 is kind to you and your loved ones.
(And please remember to enjoy Life’s Little Moments.)
EDIT: December 29, 2018.
After a restful holiday and an almost complete recovery from illness, I’ve decided to keep this blog going for as long as I can. Thank you again for all of your messages of support.
↑ Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.