January 18, 2021

From Gerald R. Lucas

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

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 M8 (09/2022–) • Leica M (Typ 262) (01/2017–12/2020) • Leica SL (Typ 601) (12/2020–). Leica Lenses: Leica Summicron-M 2/50 (Typ IV)Leica Summicron-M 2/35mm ASPH (Typ V). Other Lenses: Asahi Super-Takumar 1.4/50 8-ElementAsahi Super-Takumar 1.8/55Asahi Super-Takumar 2.5/135Canon 1.4/50 LTM Helios 44m-4 2/58Industar 61 2.8/55Jupiter-8 2/50Jupiter-9 2/85Konica Hexinon AR 1.8/40Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 2.8/100Olympus Zuiko 2.8/24Olympus Zuiko 2.8/28Olympus Zuiko 1.8/50Olympus Zuiko 2/85Vivitar 2.8/28 • Voigtländer Nokton Classic 1.4/40 MC • Voigtländer Ultron 1.8/21Voigtländer Ultron 2/28. Processed with Capture One Pro.