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