Sunday, December 23, 2012

Albedo 79 w/camerabag2

there is a program available thats similar to instagram but lets you manipulate shots from cameras and not just phones, its called camera bag 2, and its presently on sale for 5$!

here is a shot of my 2 bandmates practicing on their synths that I took with my Leica M8 and then processed in CameraBag2

Complete with Light leaks and a square format border :)

Here is the program

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Summicron 50/2: Strobist start

I finally broke down and bought a set of flash triggers and they are great fun. Cowboy triggers they are called and they were a grand total of 28 bucks + Shipping, really good deal.

 I took a few test shots goofing around and my luckless daughter was walking around getting ready for bed so I corralled her into posing for a few photos, here is 1 I liked

I think this is f8 iso 160 1/200th of a second with the flash at 1/16th power

Monday, October 15, 2012

Summicron 50/2: Orange Foliage

Here is a shot of a beautiful tree going through its autumnal colour change, we see lots of trees with red and yellow leaves, but only a few that have this striking orange, so I pulled over and took some shots of it.

ISO 160 F4 1/250th of a second

time to kickstart my blog site again now that I have more time on my hands

funny thing is, I put this shot up as an afterthought and it hit flickrs top 125 most interesting on explore!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Summicron 50/2 : Shimmering bokeh

I dont know whats going on with the left hand side of this shot, but I like it, shot at F2 and ISO 160

I think its just the out of focus rendering coupled with the edge of the lens/sensor deficiencies.

Intriguing nonetheless

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Summicron 50/2: Candid Portraits

My brother from Ottawa was in town with his family and at the farewell meal I skulked around with my summicron 50/2 and a Metz MZ 40 attached to my M8

 The difference was I used a homemade cardboard snoot to make the flash more of a spotlight, I also tried to capture people as they acted more natural or themselves as opposed to perfectly posed portraits

 All shots are ISO 160 f5.6 and the flash set for 1/16th power

Friday, August 10, 2012

Summicron 50/2 : How sharp is this lens?

Hi all

 after taking some shots of the vintage aircraft I noticed a cool 1969 Chevrolet Corvair in the parking lot as I was leaving , I took a few shots of it as it was quite sunny and hot and I didnt have any sunscreen on :(

 here is one at f4 , so the lens is stepped down 2 stops F2>F2.8>F4  and its incredibly sharp , probably one of the sharpest lenses Ive ever used and its older than me, in fact 48 years old to be precise :)

and Ialso took this one, which is wide open at F2 , the bokeh and depth of field are very nice but whats striking is how sharp the in focus areas are, wow A highly recommended lens and I always lust after newer gear ( lenses, M9 etc) but Im thinking that for a 6 year old digital camera thats *only* 10 Megapixel it does quite well still..........

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summicron 50/2 ; the Hero Pose

I was at the local airport this weekend as they had a fly-in of the yellow wings of Canada , its a flight of 4 aircraft that were used in flight training during WW2  ( )

here is a nice shot of a friend of mine who flies for them , I thought it looked like a WW2 hero pose