Shots and Thoughts

Photos and comments as I explore my passion for photography. Written to and for myself as a journal to track major moments and minor observations as I continue to evolve my visual art. 

A 60 year old Leica Lens

I have had fun shooting a 60 year old Leica 50mm 2.0 lens. Has a real vintage feel to the focus tab and also the images. Soft, beautiful light fall off, vignetteing, etc. Looks like film, interesting to see how much the lens impacts an image. In today's world images are expected to be razor sharp, I get that for commercial work. But this has a little wabi-sabi vibe to it which I dig. I also tried to match the post processing to the vintage feel. Shot with yellow filter. Thanks to Na for being a great model, looking good!

 San Jose, Japantown | 2017

San Jose, Japantown | 2017

Pro tip: Shooting an older lens on a newer digital camera gets pretty close to the film vibe. Attached to the Leica MD and you have the same flow as film.