Category Archives: Voigtländer Nokton 40mm f/1.4

Concentration and Celebration.

Concentration and Celebration 1

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Concentration and Celebration 2

Composed.

Composed

The beautiful game portrait.

The beautiful game portrait

In Repose.

In Repose

Dream.

Dream

The beautiful game.

The beautiful game under the setting sun

Jump Shot.

Jump Shot

 

Boy with Man Platter, on Velvet.

Boy with Man Platter, on Velvet

Deflated.

Deflated

Window Studies.

Window Studies

Portrait.

This is an image, of course, but it’s also a test shot.  I’m trying to tackle and tame the shortcomings of the CMOS sensor.

My brief experience with the D800E confirmed for me that “CMOS is CMOS” when it comes to trying to pull out shadow detail (or getting micro-contrast, or getting good skin tones)… i.e., as of April 2014, it’s not as good as CCD, whether we’re talking Nikon or Leica.

Surprisingly, the D800E also made me appreciate the M240 more.

However, going forward I’m going to give the technical stuff a rest and start concentrating on photography again.

And as I go along I hopefully will be able to reduce the time it took to get this image to where I wanted it to be.

—Peter.

Portrait

↑Leica M240 and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

Jumping for Joy.

Jumping for Joy

↑Leica M240 and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

Profiles.

Profiles

↑Leica M9 and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

C and H.

(About a girl and her dog)

This was taken at bedtime, under very dim light.  The film was therefore pushed quite a bit during post processing to lighten things (I should have instead “pushed” it during development).

I’m actually amazed that I ended up with an image that I like, given my previous attempts to capture such scenes in my kitchen without the aid of daylight have never produced satisfactory results, with digital cameras (M9, M8, D3S, D3, D700, etc.) anyway.  Although film doesn’t make up for poor lighting, it certainly is more forgiving.

—Peter.

C and H

↑Leica M3, Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4, and Kodak Tri-X 400.

Bedtime Hair Brushing.

My M3 is back — repaired, rebuilt… reborn.

—Peter.

Bedtime Hair Brushing

↑Leica M3, Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4 and 1/30 sec, Kodak Tri-X 400.

Birthday Wishes (and surprises).

Birthday Wishes 1

↑Leica M9 and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

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Birthday Wishes 2

↑Leica M9 and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

Serious Honey.

Serious Honey

↑Leica M9 and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

Freddy, the camera hog.

The rest of the gang played it cool.

(the quickly melting Freddy, Olaf, and Big Poppa are courtesy of my kids.)

Freddy was a camera hog

↑Leica M9 and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/5.6.

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