January 18, 2021
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) • Leica Summicron-M 2/35mm ASPH (Typ V). Other Lenses: Asahi Super-Takumar 1.4/50 8-Element • Asahi Super-Takumar 1.8/55 • Asahi Super-Takumar 2.5/135 • Helios 44m-4 2/58 • Industar 61 2.8/55 • Jupiter-8 2/50 • Konica Hexinon AR 1.8/40 • Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 2.8/100 • Olympus Zuiko 2.8/28 • Vivitar 2.8/28 • Voigtländer Nokton Classic 1.4/40 MC • Voigtländer Ultron 1.8/21. Processed with Capture One Pro.|