January 31, 2021

From Gerald R. Lucas

Ring Light covid-19: day 314 | US: GA | info | act

Today, I received my Neewer Ring Light. We immediately tried it out. I have to say that the first samples are encouraging, and man this thing is bright. I could see using it outside for a portrait session. I think, too, I could use the Rotolight Neo (I’m not sure what happened to my second one) as an accent light, maybe with a color gel. I think the applications for this are huge.

The shot of Autumn is good, but I think it’s most effective when the subject is closer, like the two of Henry. I use the Takumar 1.4/50 8E to great effect, but I might need to get a real portrait lens, maybe a Takumar 85mm?

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.