Sunday, April 29, 2012

Leitz Canada Elmarit-M 135/2.8 : Sol

I finally got a UV/IR cut filter so my M8s IR over-sensitivity is tamed with my Elmarit 135 lens, I went to the graveyard down the river to take some shots of that area and the farms, but the sky wasnt looking too promising so I started off for home,

 Halfway home I noticed in my rear view mirror the sun was yellowish and directly down this rode over a bridge, so I pulled over and took 3 shots  , this was the best one

 One downside of the filter is I got a lens flare towards the right hand side, but its a small price to pay for correct lighting :)

ISO 160 f2.8 1/8000th of a second ptteeeooowww!!  ( the EXIF data says f1.0 , I WISH I had a 135/1.0!)

Monday, April 23, 2012

summicron 50/2: Bright light!

 A shot from a dinner out with some friends  , my youngest gal taken as the sun peeked under the sunshade on the patio

 this is ISO 160 f 2.8 ( stepped down slightly to get more depth of field) and 1/1000 of a second

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Summicron 50/2 : Moss Motors, Santa Barbara

As we left a  restaurant recently  the sun was getting lower in the sky and there was a vintage MG in the parking lot, so as my wife got the kids all set in my car, I took 3 or 4 shots of the cool convertible , have Leica , will travel.......

 You can actually read the name of the dealer in the hood ornament :

" Moss Motors , Santa Barbara!"

I did a google search for them and they are still in business

ISO 160 f4 1/500th of a second

Friday, April 13, 2012

Summicron 50/2 : Yello Hotrod

At the playpark they have a water play-area, during the summer this car is slippery as all get out, right now its cold and dry

ISO 160 f2 1/4000 of a second

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Super MC Takumar 50/1.4: The Octagon

Pentax K-X body Super-M Coated takumar
50mm f1.4 at f 4 and ISO 3200

octagonal highlights as opposed to circular as the lens has an 8 bladed aperture , Im just happy that an ISO 3200 shot came out looking quite decent even if it is just a test/abstract shot

Super MC Takumar 50/1.4: Starbursts

Pentax K-X body Super-M Coated takumar
50mm f1.4 at f8 and focused using live view

ISO 200 to get a slow shutter speed of 2 seconds

nice starbursts at f8!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Super MC Takumar 50/1.4 : Desktop Wallpaper

I installed ubuntu on my new notebook and I needed a desktop wallpaper so I took a few of my own :)

ISO 800 1/500th of a sec f2