Good morning, afternoon and evening everyone!
Hope all is well with you all
I have a very interesting circumstance to speak to you about
The first couple of months of this year have been a bit hectic for me
My birthday passed, i took a break from shooting film, i finally got settled in at my new home, moved some stuff around at job and worked on some things with family
And also….sold off all my digital photography gear..
I think we’ve all been there..
You wake up with a special bounce out of bed ready to hit the streets and put in WORK
As you prepare your camera, your film (and/or batteries and SD cards) and your clothing, you look out the window and you see something that will even make some professional photographers sigh in disbelief..BAD WEATHER
Whether it’s snow, rain, hail, etc..
This can suck the wind out of your sails as far as wanting to exit the house
I mean it can also depend on if your equipment has weather sealing as well!
This is exactly what happened to me today
Recently I had the chance to try a camera system many people have been talking about since it was released to the public, the one used by the Sony A7/A7r and the latest A7s.
If you’re a photo-geek like me, i’m sure you’ve heard about it lol
Seems like some people think of it as a great crowning achievement by Sony, while others think it’s a great attempt that fell short…especially the A7r with rumors of a “shutter shake” rampant all over the interwebs.
I myself haven’t seen any evidence of this yet, but then again i haven’t had much time to fully test how all of the functions of the camera perform.
I’m not going to pretend like I’m some great photographer with this grand knowledge of how each camera should work, whether digital or film.
What I can do is tell you how I felt using it, and show you some of the results of my work and passion towards being a better photographer with each medium in my hands at the time. With that being said, i’ll now continue..
So yea..this post will probably be dedicated entirely to a lens i’m very excited to finally call my own.
The Leica Summicron 50mm F2 lens Dual Range has been praised as an amazing piece of hardware for many years amongst street photographers and photographers in general for it’s great craftsmanship as well as it’s durability/performance.
Some people, notably Ken Rockwell (take with a grain of salt), state this as being the best lens Leica has ever made.
I’d like to state some of the reasons why he considers this to be the best:
So as many of you have heard (or read) from my previous posts, i’m currently involved in a love affair with Kodak XTOL developer.
Ever since i first mixed my own and viewed the results at 1:1, i was hooked.
You can find more info on my previous post about it HERE
In my beliefs, i think if you are ever interested (or obsessed lol) on a subject you go and research and learn and seek more info..get involved in discussions, read forums, etc..
This has led me to so many projects i’ve taken up on my own that definitely made me a better experienced photographer.
It even helped me to become a part of the sort of photography i felt most comfortable in, this being Street Photography.