The focus ring on my 55-year-old inexpensive mystery lens seized up yesterday morning and no longer turns (maybe that’s why it was priced so low).
I spent the whole day moving myself backwards and forwards to achieve focus at the the precise distance where the focus ring is stuck. I’m glad I did that for this shot.
I’ll post a few more images in the next few days.
In the interim, I need to make a decision: do I return the lens, or do I send it somewhere for adjustment?
100% centre crop from a 55-year-old lens that costs less than a Leica lens filter!
(the focus point is right at the centre of the dandelion, and this was shot wide open… I kid you not.)
And here is the original image (ISO = 1250, 1/180 sec, aperture = I’m not telling):
Pretty cool, eh?
This is a lens that most Leica shooters would likely never consider.
My guess is that it’s due for a massive price adjustment.
Wow, this is amazing — I have to give Leica full credit for following through on this.
For those who haven’t seen the announcement, here is the link:
CCD sensor lovers, rejoice!
Related: An Open Letter to Leica
—Brian Wilson, This Beautiful Day.
This portrait was created less than 48 hrs ago on the evening of June 21 — the Summer Solstice.
The longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere, but it also represents the end of spring.
As you can see, the light was fantastic.
The inexorable march to darkness,
Aaron C. Greenman is a friend who has graced this site with his images in the past. He wrote to me today to share some of his latest photographs. They are worth checking out!
Thought you might enjoy some images from the 200th anniversary recreation of the Battle of Waterloo here in Belgium this past weekend.
Some of these will appear on the Leica blog later this week.
Aaron C Greenman“