- In reply to: mrosberg posted an update S 120mm Macro on the SL2. As a partial response to what I\'ve been reading I decided to add the Leica APO-MACRO-SUMMARIT-S 120mm F2.5. I was excited about a fast lens that I could use for portraiture and macro photography. I purchased a near mint condition lens with a \"replaced\"motor\" on eBay. Unfortunately I\'m struggling with its use. It\'s surprisingly noisy autofocus was concerning, but more importantly it\'s almost impossible to lock and focus with this lens. When attempting to use this lens with autofocus, it simply hunts and doesn\'t allow me to make an exposure. In fact, I needed to use it manually until focus was close and then use the back button. Am I missing something? View
Yes they are a bit noisy as there is quite a distance the elements are moving, but very noisy if you don’t truly have a replaced motor gearing. The claim of a replaced motor on an eBay listing would be suspect unless they provided proof. The fact that it focuses at all suggests that it is working for now.
Your approach to focus manually and t…[Read more]
Well, I used the 007 at ISO 3,200 again, but the reason was I needed it to be able to use motion capturing of water at 1/400 sec f8 in this Triptych set.
Three separate shots that were then printed on 40″x60″ metal panels
This was shot with an S 007 through a window with a 24mm S lens.
This is the first time I've seen a full rainbow where the interior of the arc is a totally different brightness from the sky outside the rainbow arc.
This was shot with my M10M using a demo 90mm Macro Elmar.
Sun was coming through the clouds hitting some structures but not others. The skyline is St. Louis. The Arch is visible, but not lit by the sun.
f8 at 1/1500. ISO auto which turned out to be 160. Underexposed compensation set by .7. Cropped slightly, no filter. I usually have auto…[Read more]
I returned to the scene using three new bits of technology.
!. An M10M which allows for very high ISO and high resolution.
2. Remote firing of the M10M via LeicaFOTOS, and allows a self portrait if you look very closely.
3. A 12mm lens. The shot is ISO 20,000, f4.0. 1/15
- In reply to: David Farkas wrote a new post, The Definitive Guide to Leica S Lenses With the recently introduced Leica S3 now finding its way into the market, many photographers are taking a fresh look at the S-System. And while much of the attention is focused on the fourth-generation medium […] View
Thank you. You wrote an extremely thoughtful and detailed explanation of the S lens system. You included some outstanding images too. It was fun to recognize the ones from the S2 autumn trip a few years ago. You brought back excellent memories.
- In reply to: Kirsten Vignes wrote a new post, Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH Review: Single-Lens Setup in the Boundary Waters It’s no secret: I like to travel light. If you’ve read any of my previous articles such as Five Countries, One Camera: Travels with the Leica Q or Two Weeks in India with the Leica CL: Getting out of my Comfor […] View
Your B&W work is lovely. You deserve a M10M.
Your writing is excellent and much appreciated.
I lived in Minnesota two different times and visited the BWA once with a friend who owned a lakeside cabin from 1907. It was filled with all the National Geographic’s from before 1940.
You refreshed my memories. When I was there, water resistant c…[Read more]
- In reply to: David Farkas wrote a new post, Leica Announces M10 Monochrom with 40MP Sensor Today, Leica has announced the highly anticipated M10 Monochrom. Now in its third generation, the black and white digital camera from Leica is based off of the capable M10-P digital rangefinder platform. Unlike […] View
Excellent as usual.
Your YouTube videos were helpful. When I saw how high you were shooting in ISO I was surprised. Setting Auto ISO was the answer, and a good procedure.
The Pulitzer Art Museum in St. Louis has a Richard Serra: Torqued Spirals that allows the viewer to go inside the sculpture. There is not a perpendicular or uncurved surface. When looking up, the sky can look like the earth from space. This was shot with a 24mm S, on a S (007) processed in Silver Efx Pro.
- In reply to: David Farkas wrote a new post, Firmware v3.1 for Leica CL ReleasedToday, Leica has released firmware version 3.1 for the Leica CL. This update adds some nice features and customization options, including manual focus enhancements like focus peaking sensitivity and moveable […] View
Thanks for the reminder on how to update. I needed it.
- In reply to: David Farkas wrote a new post, Breakfast with Dr. Andreas Kaufmann Staying in the same hotel as the Chairman of the Board of Leica during Photokina has its benefits. After the Leica joint press event prior to the show opening, I was sitting in my hotel lobby and chatting on the […] View
David, delightful that you held this one back for nine months and it reads as fresh as if you had breakfast with him yesterday. Sounds like there is a lot of life still in the S system. Oh, and nicely done with the photographs of the good Doctor. Did he share the shots he got of you?
- In reply to: Kirsten Vignes wrote a new post, What’s In Our Camera Bags - 2019 Edition Last spring, my colleagues and I at Leica Store Miami published an article called What’s in Our Camera Bags, where we individually laid out our gear bags and showed you how and what we shoot. Since then, a lot h […] View
I so enjoy is post. It also easily let me order some gear I learned that I needed.
Thanks and do it every year please.
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