October 18, 2022

From Gerald R. Lucas

POD: Afternoon Leaves

I’m still playing with the Canon LTM lens even though my IR cut filter and step ring will not arrive until Friday. The rendering on this lens is lovely, and I’m growing used to the smaller frame lines in the center of the viewfinder. In fact, the 50mm, a 66.5mm on the M8, is a pretty good portrait focal length, as you can see from yesterday’s photo of Henry.

Even without the IR cut filter, the colors here are pretty good, and I love the flare the vintage lens generates. Of course, this image is wide-open at f/1.4, and the center sharpness is spot on. The bokeh, while slightly distorted toward the edges, is creamy, and the lens provides excellent separation between the subject and the background.

I’ve posted some more random shots from the Canon 50 LTM. One of these days, I’m going to A/B the M8 and the SL using the same lens. I would have liked to see the SL’s rendering of this same scene. Maybe a photo stroll of Rose Hill is in order?

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