I tend to shoot any lens wide open – at its widest available aperture – whenever I can. When I can’t because it’s too sunny, I’ll sometimes use a neutral density filter to cut the light down so I can. Most lenses aren’t at their best when used wide open, but I tend to like […]
This was posted a month or so ago, on Patreon, but now I’ve closed that, it can go here… This isn’t my first Leica lens, but it’s the first that looks like a modern Leica. The first black one I’ve had. Previously, I’ve had two Elmars, from the 1960s. This is the Tele-Elmarit 90mm, the […]
My Industar-50 lens, sitting on a wall, just outside our front door. Small, light, collapsible, and surprisingly good. I don’t often use this lens, but I always enjoy it when I do. Taken with my Leica Elmar 90mm. See Flickr for bigger version.
My first Leica lens – a 90mm Elmar – sitting on a ledge outside out front door. Taken with an old Soviet Industar-50 lens. See Flickr for bigger version.
My first Leica lens – a 90mm Elmar – sitting on a ledge outside out front door. The grip has crumbled away, near the mount, so I’ve just wrapped a bit of tape around it. It’s a lens for using, not for posing and taking photos of. Oh. See Flickr for bigger version.