Just as a “for what it's worth” note, I recently had occasion to shoot with the Contax 350 APO Tessar on my S2 P and found the image quality to easily be the equal of more modern lenses but the auto focus was a bit slow. In truth, I ended up using it as a manual focus system and was quite pleased with the results. Until Leica comes forth with…[Read more]
These are great images, thanks for sharing. My wife and I are going to be visting the Wiliamette Valley wineries and then traveling up the Olympic Penninsula into Seattle this fall with my S2 kit in tow and I do hope to be able to capture some similar shots.
Thanks for your reply Stephan. The delay that I am referring to is the time between pressing the shutter button and the opening of the shutter. In the “TTL-HSS” mode, my subjects are often in the next room by that time; I do however have some lovely, perfectly exposed images of walls and such which should lend nicely to the creative mind: one can…[Read more]
Although this might be deemed heresy and reason for forthwith interdiction, I thought that this might be of some interest here. This morning I placed ( dare I say it??) a Canon 500D Diopter in fromt of the 120 as a quick test. Posted below are crops of the same image shot with the bare 120 and with the 120 / diopter combination at minimum focusing…[Read more]
I find that when using “TTL-HSS” mode with the SF-58 in aperture priority or manual exposure there is a capture delay that more often than not results in my having missed the image given that I often shoot uncooperative moving targets. I assume that I am doing something wrong, but I do not know what. Any suggestions would be appreciated.