Laura (preview)

I had the privilege of taking senior pictures for the daughter of an old friend of Dee’s this last weekend. She was a great model, and I love the way the images turned out! All shot with a Sony NEX5N with a Nikkor 58mm F/1.4 lens.

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Michael & Angelique

Although I don’t shoot weddings professionally any more, I love being a guest and enjoy the freedom that gives me to photograph a slightly different view of the big day.

Congratulations, Michael and Angelique!

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All photographs taken with my Leica M3, Summicron lens and Tri-X film.

Leitz ‘Rigid’ Summicron Examples

I thought I’d throw together a post with some examples of the ‘rigid’ Summicron lens on a film body (M2 or M3). I’ve not tried this lens on a digital Leica body, as I don’t own one, but this post may give potential buyers an idea of how it performs.

The majority of these shots are with the aperture wide open at F/2.0.

Nikon F4 Manual Focus Test

I wanted to test focusing a manual focus lens on the Nikon F4 and, with it’s extremely narrow depth-of-field, there was no better lens to use than the 50mm F/1.2 Nikkor.

Nikon F4e with Nikkor 50mm F/1.2

Nikon F4e with Nikkor 50mm F/1.2

Focus was on Rachel’s left eye (which happens to display a pretty amazing example of partial heterochromia iridum) so it looks like the focus confirmation lights in the F4 viewfinder are quite accurate!

Fuji 400, home developed.

Nikon F4e

The Nikon F4e has focus confirmation lights in the viewfinder that help when using manual focus lenses on this autofocus body.