Monday June 24, 2013

NEW YORK – A new lens arrived today: a Leica 50mm Summicron Asph. Leica announced this lens last year. It’s specs are daunting: it is diffraction limited at f4.0 and nearly so at f2.0 and f2.8 across the full 35mm sized frame. “Diffraction limited” means that it has the highest resolution permitted under the laws of physics. It’s also tiny, about the same size as my Leica 50mm Summicron.

Here’s an image with it from today taken outside our office. I’ll be using this lens a lot over the next month. “Induro” is evidently a new restaurant – I think of Induro as a brand of high end carbon fiber tripods.

Enduro
Enduro

On this day last year: Photo shoot.

Photo shoot
Photo shoot

Wednesday December 5, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – We had a moment of brilliant light just outside of the building that my office is located in. One of the lessons that I learned on a four month photographic excursion in Brazil a decade ago was whenever good light arrives stop and shoot whatever is at hand. Anyway, the following are taken with my Leica Monochrom and am 18mm Super Elmar lens.

919 Third Avenue
919 Third Avenue
919 Third Avenue
919 Third Avenue

On this day last year: Shake Shack.

Shake Shack
Shake Shack