Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I was lucky enough to catch a few drinks with another photo enthusiast who happen to have a Leica M8 and a chrome 50mm Summilux-M ASPH. I had my NEX-5 with a Voigtlander 35mm Ultron since I needed the speed whilst at the drinking hole. He was generous enough to slap the Summilux-M onto my Leica-Nex lens adapter and allowed me to use it.
All the shots here were taken with the 50mm lens wide open at f/1.4, thus Summilux. The NEX-5 was set to Aperture Priority and ISO 3200 and with the dim lighting conditions at the bar forced the Shutter speed at 1/20th of a second. I would have preferred a shutter speed of 1/75 or higher (50mm x 1.5 crop factor) to keep camera movement at a minimum. The 50mm Summilux-M ASPH is a brick of a lens and I think the weight help stabilize the camera or was it the fear of dropping someone else's lens? The focusing was very well damped, a big difference from my Voigtlander. This made focusing a bit easier with the Leica.
The shots were taken in RAW and processed with Raw Photo Processor. The adjustments were minimal and there was no noise processing utilized. I'm a novice with RPP so I try to keep it simple. The photos were also heavily cropped for posting except the first one.
These last two photos are the same shot, the first was RAW converted with RPP and the second a JPEG straight from the NEX-5.
Thanks Full Raze for the drinks and the use of the Summilux!