Friday, March 30, 2012

Summicron 50/2: Night Flyer

Im getting back into the photoblog thing so expect more shots to appear soon.

At the model aeroplane club flying session we had some fun splashing in the puddles

 here is my youngest racing around at 1/4th of a second ISO 640 F2

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Summicron 50/2: 2 minute difference

There was a beautiful sunrise a week ago, this was just as the sun was peeking through the horizon and starting to light up the sky

2 minutes later the sky was this beautiful orange and the sky was all greenish


both shot at ISO 640 and F4

first one was 1/2000 of a second, the other 1/3000th of a second ( that because I wanted to keep it a tad darker)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Super MC Takumar 358/3.5 : Snowshoers

a few days before the big thaw we ended up going snowshoeing for the first time as a family and we had great fun

 I got ahead of the gals to take their picture with all the snow behind them

Imnot a big fan of the 35mm takumar to be honest, but its half of my bad weather go to kit, the ither being the 55mm/2 takumar that I prefer more. you can tell how bad the weather is by what lens I cart around with me, if its the 55mm I am a bit worried about it, if its the 35mm then the weather is really bad and I dont care if it gets ruined ( it  cost me 20 dollars!)

ISO 400  f5.6  1/400th of a second

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Summicron 50/2: Classic leica Look

One thing about using vintage glass that I like is the rendering of the lenses always has a certain character that you dont get to see in the modern glass, I dont know if its because the modern lenses are so *clinical* or mathmatically correct or what, but I find the look of the older stuff more organic or analogue ( silly I know, saying I am using a digital device to capture the light through them)

 One other thing that plays apart is that the modern lenses all have fantastic coatings on them, and in most lenses they are multicoated. I believe that this 1964 Summicron 50mm has coatings on it too, but I dont know how many .  you can see that it gets a bit of flare when light hits it an angle but its OK when straight on, then again, store lights arent as bright as the sun through a frosted glass window either.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Super MC Takumar 28/3.5 : Kersploosh at Willy Wonkas Pool

My daughter after she cannoned into the pool from the water slide at the local aquatic centre during a birthday party , I converted it to B+W as the darker shadows and contrast brought out the splash better .

 ISO 800 f3.5 1/640th of a second shot in manual mode

here is a shot of the slide in the background before festivities started

ISO 800 f3.5 1/100th of a second,  cross processed using Adobe Lightroom 3