Affordable Replacement for Voigtlander Lens Hood.

2020, Favourite, Inspiration, Q&A, Teaching point, Voigtländer 40mm f/1.4 Nokton

For those of you looking for a more affordable replacement for the Voigtländer LH-6 (or even LH-8) bayonet-mount hood for your Nokton 40/1.4 (or 40/1.2) lens, here it is.

Most third party manufacturers produce hoods that screw into the filter, but this is the only third party solution I am aware of that mounts directly on to the lens, just like the OEM Voigtländer.

And it’s half the cost.  Highly recommended.

—Peter.

The Great Basil Experiment.

2020, Favourite, Film, Inspiration, Kodak Tri-X 400, Leica M2, Leica M2-R, Print, Q&A, Scanner - Plustek 8200i, Teaching point, Voigtländer 40mm f/1.4 Nokton, Within 200 feet of My House™

This was taken with that first test roll of film from a few posts back, but I’m posting it today because we had an official tasting of my son’s basil (the varieties grown include Lemon, Thai, Sweet, and Green Globe—which is spicy).

Don’t tell the cops.

—Peter.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Plustek 8200i.

 

 

Moon Landing (!) …

2020, Beyond 200 feet of My House™, Favourite, Film, Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400, Inspiration, Leica M2, Leica M2-R, Print, Q&A, Scanner - Plustek 8200i, Voigtländer 40mm f/1.4 Nokton

…metaphorically speaking, of course.

It would be more accurate to call this Over the Moon because that’s how I’m feeling.

Why?

This image represents the first frame from the first roll of colour film I’ve ever self-developed.

I’ve been dragging my heels for years about doing this, stubbornly sticking to black and white film, much to the chagrin of my colleague-in-crime Mark, from iftimestoodstill.net industries (apparently now defunct according to the owner, but we know he’ll be back 🙂 ).

Anyway, thanks to the great expertise and guidance of Mark, I was able to develop this successfully (Mark, I owe you big time).

The rest of the frames from this roll will be posted in the near future.

(Technical:  A colour cast may be perceived here, but it’s actually the true colour from the low sun when I shot this.  You’ll see what I mean when I eventually post the other images).

—Peter.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400, and Plustek 8200i.