Monday June 24, 2013

Monday June 24, 2013 4.33/5 (86.67%) 3 votes

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

Wednesday December 5, 2012 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote

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

Monday February 7, 2011

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NEW YORK NEW YORK – I spent most of the day in the office, so I spent a bit of time lurking around the halls with my Leica M8.2 and an IR filter, looking for things to photograph.  I caught this in the elevator lobby on my floor.  Shot with a 35mm pre-aspheric Summicron v. 4, known as the “Bokeh king” for creamy quality of the out of focus portions of the images it creates.  If you think I’m kidding on the Bokeh king thing try Googling it and see what you get. This lens is also an outstanding lens for infrared.  Here’s the image:

pLIMPton

pLIMPton

On this day one year ago: Too cold to go outside

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