This evening was the "Family Fun Night" at my nephew's middle school. Since he was in the school Jazz band, I was there to take a few photos of his performance while my son had a blast playing at the various booths of games.
I brought the 90mm Macro-Elmar but forgot to bring the hood, so I ended up with a bunch of photos with flare. I tried to use my hand to shade the lens, but it didn't work very well. I switched to the 50'Lux once the light got a little low
There are benefits to waking up early, besides getting the worms :) Caught this during the early golden hour.
I returned the lame film scanner I got from Costco and bought the Epson V600 from B&H Photo & Video. All I can say is... WOW! That's what I'm talking about! At first, I didn't know what DPI to scan it in, so I started from 4800dpi and worked my way down to 1200dpi and settled there. At 1200dpi, the scan time and file size are manageable and I'm able to get very good scan quality. Here are some more:
I remember when I first got the camera, I would shoot a frame or two almost everyday, no matter how mundane. However, sometimes I would catch a few good ones that would really make my day. My favorite subject was my son... I would just watch him goof-off with the camera ready. Looking back at some shots from last couple of years... boy, how fast he grew. I want to make an effort to remind myself to keep shooting a couple of frames a day, because it's the sum of those little moments that would make the memories great.
It's been a long time coming... My father-in-law first gave me the Rolleiflex SL66 around November last year. In the middle of the first roll, the mirror locked up and the film crank got stuck. I had to send it in for service and didn't get it back until mid January. After the painful wait... I quickly shot two more rolls and sent the film in to be developed. Finally, today, the negatives came back and I scanned them on this cheap film scanner that I bought from Costco just for this camera. Well... here are a few of the results:
The full set can been seen [HERE].
My Journey into Leica...
A path not to be taken lightly, not without reservations, and not without dedication, but the results can be sweet, OH SO SWEET! This is a documentation of my trials and tribulations into the world of Leica Rangefinder Photography, and I hope you'll enjoy coming along with me.