Posts Tagged ‘Leica 50mm Noctilux-M’

It’s been a few week since I had some time to go shoot. A buddy of mine recently sold his Leica M8.2 while waiting to pick up his M9. It kept getting delayed. He had a wedding to shoot so he borrowed my M9 over the weekend. In return, he let me borrow his Sony NEX-5n to play with. I thought this would be a good chance to try out the NEX series before my pre-ordered NEX-7 arrives (Whenever that is…).
Here are 3 initial shots of it with 2 different lenses. First impression was very good. The camera was easy to use and very easy to handle. I did wish for some more manual adjustments (which I hope the NEX-7 would cover). I still don’t think it’s even close as a replacement for the M9. The picture rendering just doesn’t have the M9 qualities that I like. The lens selection does make quite a big of a difference on the capability of the camera. It quite interesting to have the Noctilux mounted on it. The lens is bigger than the body!! I should have snap a picture of the setup before I returned the camera. I’m sure I’ll have another chance soon to take some shots with it.

Title: Stich
Lens: Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux

Title: Homework
Lens: Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux

Title: Peju
Lens: Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux

I’ll be posting more pictures I took with it in another post focusing more on food. Stay tune!

Here are a couple street shots from last weekend as well as one shot I found digging through the Leica Akademie sets. These are all shot in downtown San Francisco.

I figure while waiting for Apple to let me spend money on the new iPhone 4s for the wife, I might as well update my blog.

I just converted these to BW in Lightroom.

This is a shot of a friend while hanging out at the local Hooters. It’s fairly dark inside.
M9 + 50mm Summilux


This was shot at a breakfast cafe. This old man was sitting at a bench near our table. I had to grab a quick shot since the contrast between the old and the kids picture as well as the multitude of head shots.
Another one shot with M9 + 50mm Summilux

Head Shots

This was a shot taken a few weeks ago during the Leica Akademie. The picture came to mind after I recently saw a video about Conflict photos and photographer shooting photographers. I actually saw the photo and film crew earlier on another street corner shooting a video as well as some stills. There were 2 models total then. As I walk around and settle in on a corner, I saw them again. This time with one model walking. I had my M9 with the Noctilux ready the 2nd time.