Leica M2 & Summitar 50 mm f/2 – Finally Together!

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It took too much time, but in the end, my Leica M2 and its beautiful “damaged” Summitar managed to tie the “lawful marriage” …. ūüėČ All this has been made possible thanks to a special Fotodiox adapter ring (¬†M39 to Leica M mount) in fact they were a few months that a roll of Ilford Pan F+ was lying unused in M2 and, given the time elapsed, I didn’t¬†¬†remember how many Iso rated the film for¬†the first few frames. The value on the Voigtlander Vc Meter was 25 and so, I continued that way¬†until the end.

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Postcards from Todi – Trix in DD-X & Leica M2

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A beautiful spring day, a friend who invites you to accompany him on a short trip to the beautiful Todi (one of the many jewels of Umbria) and the constant desire to photograph: what to ask more? And in fact, I immediately accepted the invitation and loaded my Leica M2 with a Tri-x, setting the Voigtlander VC-Meter @ box speed. As you know, in the past I had some problems with this film, when rated @ 400 Iso, but this time, I had on my side the ILFOTEC DD-X and I was sure that the outcome would have been much better.

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Leica M2, Voigtlander Color Skopar & Ilford Delta: A Good Job!

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Okay, it was a bit of time that I don’t propose one of my “mixed salads”, in which I put too many ingredients … and therefore, risk¬†bad results. Yeah, because when there are too many elements (with whom you have little or no ¬†experience) in the game, it becomes difficult to avoid mistakes. However, this time, I am definitely satisfied: everything went¬†well, and each element has worked to perfection, leading to impressive results¬†… as of course, you can judge¬†by¬†yourself looking at pictures.

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Happy Easter

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I wish an Happy Easter to all my readers and film lovers!

This shot was digitally made on a FF…. but with a Pentacon Six’s CZJ Sonnar 180 f/2,8! What a lens..guys…. What Bokeh & 3D effect! ¬†And I’m focusing my Leica M2…… ūüėÄ

Shooting a Leica Lens – Leitz Summitar 50 mm f/2

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Finally, I got¬†a Leica M …. namely, a M2. But also to use a legendary camera, you need the right¬†lenses. So I had to find some… just to start and got a 35mm Voigtlander Color Skopar f /2.5 (Leica M mount)¬†and are waiting for a Leitz Elmar 90 mm f/4 with Ltm mount¬†(M39). But in the meantime, a friend of mine lent me a “Collapsible” Leitz Summitar 5¬†cm f/2 ¬†Ltm mount too, a bit ruined … just to test it. While waiting for a¬†Ltm to Leica M Mount adapter ring, I decided to test first this one, both in digital (with a Fujifilm X-T10) that on¬†film by mounting it on my Canon 7 rangefinder.

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Caput Mundi – Lomography Color negative 400 Test

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Generally (and you can see it all in this blog) I prefer to shoot with film in black and white. Both from the point of view of personal expression and because I believe that is easier and cheaper to self-develop b/w instead of color. Occasionally, however, (you may have noticed this too) I like to take some color photos. I do not have so much experience in this regard, having only used the Kodak Ultramax 400 35mm and a couple of Fujifilm (Pro 400H and Reala 100) in medium format.

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The Bayern Film Tour – Part Two

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As I already wrote in the first part of this post, while traveling in Bavaria, apart from a roll shot with the Leica R-E and one with the Canon P (nightshots), I used two Olympus cameras (OM2n and OM10). I have already expressed an opinion about the films I used (Ilford XP2 Super 400 and Kodak Tmax 400).

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