The Ringling Bros. Circus is in town, at the Staples Center, and my mom bought tickets for us to take my son to see them. I was worried about them not allowing cameras so I did a quick search online. I found that they had a strange rule of not allowing lenses longer than 3 inches. Good thing Leica lenses are known for their compactness, and my 90mm Macro-Elmar is only about 1.5 inch when collapsed. It's funny... at the entrance, the lady checking bags saw my camera and told me to not to extend my lenses because they will catch me.
Well, of course I packed my latest new toy, the 35'Lux, but I shot mostly with the 90'MEM. Being handicapped at f/4, I set the ISO to 800 and locked myself with 1/90 seconds shutter. I figure I just try to minimize the camera shake and hope to bring up the exposure in post-processing. It turned out well, although I wish I had capture the human cannonball with more crispness. The full set of images, including some tigers and elephants shots can be 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.