Author Archives: Peter | Prosophos

The Conversation.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

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Breakfast over.

I violated one of the photography rules here by having a blurry foreground element (the cup) as I instead chose to focus on the plate (specifically the De Mello “faces”).

I think it works, hopefully you do too.

—Peter.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

Aaron C Greenman.

A good friend of this site, Aaron, has some images to share from his France Profonde series.

Please have a look.

—Peter.

Black and Blue.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

Calling card.

↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives! – Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica Leica 75mm Summarit f/2.5.

The Interaction.

Leica Monochrom (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH.

The Hills (of Mount Norquay) Are Alive with the Sound of Music.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Zeiss ZM 25mm f/2.8 T* Biogon.

Tennis.

Toronto – Monday August 7th, 2017.

—Peter.

↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives! – Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 75mm Summarit f/2.5.

Soft and Sweet.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

In other news…

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

Time to post this again.

(The original post is here:  Photography truths/rules I’ve learned over the years.)

Photography truths/rules I’ve learned over the years.

  1. The 35mm format is the ideal format for recording Life’s Little Moments.
  2. Rangefinders are the ideal camera platform for recording Life’s Little Moments.
  3. Photography is the art of exclusion (painting is the art of inclusion).
  4. Newer generation lenses perform better optically than old classics.
  5. Buy the gear you really want.  Do that once.
  6. The bond between you and your camera is more important than what the spec sheet suggests.
  7. When it comes to cameras and lenses, less is more.
  8. Internet photography fora, beyond the first year of participation, are generally a waste of time.
  9. You only get better with practice.
  10. CCD rules; Film rules CCD…  both are dying.
  11. Use prime lenses.  They lead to better photographs.
  12. Robert Capa was correct: “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.
  13. To increase your chances of success, shoot in Manual mode.
  14. Focus with manual lenses.  This too will increase your chances of success.
  15. The Rule of Thirds is a pretty good rule.
  16. One good idea is better than 100 frames per second.
  17. Have a healthy respect for those making a living via photography.  It’s difficult to do.
  18. Record video of your loved ones as well… you’ll regret it if you don’t.
  19. Photography is the most democratic form of art… all of us are capable of creating a masterpiece.
  20. Never bet against Leica.

—Peter.

The first sip.

↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives! – Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 75mm Summarit f/2.5.

She.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

D500 battery drain problem solved with firmware version 1.13.

Nikon quietly released a firmware update for their D500 camera on July 11th that officially was supposed to fix only one issue:

“Fixed an issue that resulted in unreliable connections between the camera and the iOS 10.2 version of the SnapBridge app.”

Despite the fact that I don’t use the “SnapBridge” app, last week I went ahead and downloaded and installed the new firmware.

The result?

I’m happy to report that the well known D500 battery drain (where an unused battery will lose a significant amount of its charge with each passing day while sitting idle in the camera) is now fixed!  Every day since the update I’ve checked the battery status and the charge continues to read “100%”.  This applies equally to the battery in my accessory grip.

Prior to this firmware update I was losing 5 – 7% of battery charge per day.

Bravo Nikon!

(Please pass this information on to anyone you know who owns a Nikon D500.)

—Peter.

 

The Brick Wall.

↑Mamiya RZ67 + Mamiya 110mm f/2.8 + Kodak Tri-X 400.

24 baseball images from today.

I was really tired… sorry if these aren’t up to the usual quality.

―Peter.

↑Nikon D500 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR.

48 baseball images in 24 hours.

↑Nikon D500 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR.