Thursday, February 23, 2012
well its been almost a year since I bought the M8 and the cron 50 and I am still using it as much if not more , I didnt mean for my blog to merge from a vintage lens one to a Leica fanboy one, but c'est la vie :)
The trouble I have is twofold
1: I really enjoy using manual lenses and the rangefinder camera is SO much easier to use for a few reasons , larger viewfinder for one, the almost 100% accuracy is another.
2; when I get the images from the memory card they still amaze me with their clarity and quality compared to almost all of my other glass , sometimes I feel like a photo opp has been for naught due to using my Helios 44 or Takumar lenses, then a shot like this one comes out
As you can see from my daughters hand this is a very slow shuter speed, i think perhaps 1/20th of a second , OK I checked, this is 1 FIFTEENTH of a second!!
ISO 640 F2.8 ( for a bit more depth of field) 1/15th of a second
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
placed in front of another card to get a pink background at f2
ISO 1600 f2 1/125th of a second
this one was split toned in Lightroom 3
shot at f2.8 ISO 400 1/100th of a second
and last but not least a macro shot using the pentax extension tubes 1+2 stacked together
Happy Valentines day
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Pentax crop of 1.5 x 200 x2 x2 .
Unfortunately the adding of the extra glass makes the moon not as crisp as i would have liked :(
ISO 1600 F5.6 1/400th of a second
I believe I stopped the lens down to f8 to get the clarity I wanted and did a little bit of curve adjustment in adobe lightroom, viola! a new desktop wallpaper
ISO 400 f8 1/640th of a second ( moon is a lot brighter than you think!)
Monday, February 6, 2012
This shot came out very nice , and I dont even like horses!
the 2 big sleigh horses shot at f5.6 ISO 160 and 1/750th of a second
Friday, February 3, 2012
Best part was the fun we had, worst part was using a brass camera with bare hands in -14C OW!
3 hours later and my knuckles and fingertips are still sore. Luckily I am off to take a hot bath
I tripped the shutter perfectly on this one I think , BADAAAMMMM ! indeed! ( apologies to 2000AD comics )
ISO 160 f2 1/30th of a second : Quick side note, I shot 2 or 3 on aperture priority and was worried that Iwould miss some , so when one of the red rockets was falling I set the camera to 1/30th of a second on a whim, turns out 1/30th is pretty decent for fireworks!