NEW YORK, NEW YORK – This morning I worked out a trade, exchanging my 35mm Schneider XL lens for a Rodenstock 32mm at Fotocare. The Schneider has some technical issues with the IQ 180 back that I’ve been fight for some time. The light was slightly hazy with nice transparent shadows. Fotocare is in the flatiron district so I did some shooting on my way there and then test drove the new lens to make sure that I was comfortable shooting it hand held (its a pound and a half heavier than the Schneider).
Heres the Flatiron building (actually its shadow) shot with the Schneider. The issues are fairly subtle and don’t show up in a black and white image at web resolution.
These are with the Rodenstock:
On this day one year ago: Hopkins Vineyard.