January 18, 2021

From Gerald R. Lucas

Photo Stroll and Lens Test covid-19: day 301 | US: GA | info | exit

Giles and I returned to Rose Hill today to test a few of my latest lens acquisitions. I brought along an assortment, but used the Jupiter-8 2/50, the Zuiko 2.8/28, the Ultron 1.8/21, and the Takumar 1.8/55. I started with the Jupiter-8, as it was on the SL when I arrived. I let Giles choose his own, and I think he started with the Takumar.


Lovely colors, interesting bokeh, and a bit of low contrast. The Jupiter-8 is a nice vintage lens. Next, the Zuiko captured a few familiar images.


I also used the Zuiko to get a shot of Giles as we chatted. About it he said: it’s “the rare portrait that I don't hate.” Later, I tried to get a shot of him in action, but I was not quick enough.


Next to Giles is a shot with the next lens: the Ultron. This is one of the first lenses I bought, but least used. I’m not sure why, because it’s excellent. And wide.


Finally, some shots from my favorite performer of the day, the Takumar 55. This is a sweet lens: fast and crisp, with great color and stunning bokeh.


And I’ll close this post with a final image from the Tak. In all, a fun and rewarding stroll. I predict many more in the future.

Leica Camera and Lens Information
📷: Leica M (Typ 262) (01/2017–12/2020) • Leica SL (Typ 601) (12/2020–). Leica Lenses: Leica Summicron-M 2/50 (Typ IV) (4/2016–) • Leica Summicron-M 2/35mm ASPH (Typ V) (01/2017–). Other Lenses: Asahi Super-Takumar 1.8/55 (01/2021) • Helios 44m-4 2/58 (01/2021) • Industar 61 2.8/55 (01/2021) • Jupiter-8 2/50 (01/2021) • Konica Hexinon AR 1.8/40 (01/2021) • Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 2.8/100 (03/2016) • Olympus Zuiko 2.8/28 (01/2021) • Voigtländer Nokton Classic 1.4/40 MC (03/2016–12/2020) • Voigtländer Ultron 1.8/21 (12/2020). Processed with Capture One Pro. Lens Wish List.