The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75/2.0 ASPH review

It is finally here: the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75/2.0 ASPH lens. Long overdue, but better late than never, right? I’m not really dependent on native SL lenses myself. I do not own a single one of them. But that might change with this 75mm. Man, it’s good. Much better than I thought. If you’re looking for […]

Wednesday Wedding Pic: the first look

Although I shoot digital almost exclusively these days, sometimes I’m asked to shoot on film. For me, the biggest difference is the planning I’ll have to think about. Which film do I load in which camera and when do I change film? Focussing and exposure are similar to my digital workflow, except the exposure should […]

Wednesday wedding pic: make-up and champagne

This is an old one. Maybe four years ago, but I still like this scene. The bride having a glass of champagne while getting ready for the ceremony. And you know what? I took this one with my good old M8. Now you can see why some people call the M8 the ‘poor man’s Monochrom’. […]

Wednesday Wedding pic: The beach

Now this is a shot that says something about the way I work. Imagine a very, very hot day. The beaches are crowded and everybody is sunbathing, half naked. And this is the day you’re getting married. Yes, in a suit, made out of wool. The traditional wedding photographer would have shot this scene facing […]