Tag: 50 summicron

  • Q&A: Lux or Cron?

    Q&A: Lux or Cron?

    Last week I received this mail: Hi Joeri, Considering switching to the M system I have bought your “Working your Leica M” book and have started exercising with a used Leica body and an old 50mm Summicron without a tab. From you experience would you recommend a lens with a lens tab for developing a […]

  • Q&A: Is the 50 Cron better than the 50 Summarit?

    Q&A: Is the 50 Cron better than the 50 Summarit?

    I got this mail a few days ago: Heya! I’ve read your reviews on both lenses but I got some questions. I do own the F2.4 50mm Summarit and i am very happy with it. It’s totally usable wide open and really sharp and smooth. Build quality is great, too. But you know the nagging […]

  • The Leica CL works perfectly fine as a pro tool

    The Leica CL works perfectly fine as a pro tool

    This summer I visited my parents in Sweden and decided to bring my gravel bike (a road bike with disc brakes and a slightly different geometry that allows for bigger tyres). After my first day  I realized the riding over there was that much fun that I wanted to pitch a story for a cycling […]

  • The Leica M and playing children: a great combination

    The Leica M and playing children: a great combination

    This summer I was invited by my friend Susannah for the third time to take some shots of the children playing in her child nursery. Because the nursery is quite small it is impossible to ‘not get noticed’, especially with small, curious children. Blending in is the only way to get the shots that I […]

  • Tuesday Travel: Pedro

    Tuesday Travel: Pedro

    This is Pedro from Puerto Natales in Chile. He has a tiny shop where he sells two gas canisters (no, not two types, just two canisters) a few second hand bike parts and three post cards. We had a nice conversation and talked about tourism in his village. Then he pointed at the wall behind […]

  • Wednesday wedding pic: the foreground

    Wednesday wedding pic: the foreground

    A lens is more than sharpness and bokeh. The way it renders a scene and how it renders out of focus elements in the foreground is just as important. By the way: using elements in the foreground is tricky with a rangefinder, because of the parallax. More about that later… Leica M240 with 50 summicron

  • Wednesday wedding pic: the hug

    Wednesday wedding pic: the hug

    I’ve seen a couple of thousand hugs in my wedding photography career. And now I know there are quite a few different types of hugs. Without going into further detail, you can see that this hug is a real one. I also know that these precious moments are often very much appreciated afterwards. That’s why […]

  • Tuesday Travel: Layering

    Tuesday Travel: Layering

    One of the things I use a lot in my wedding pictures is the technique of layering. Sometimes that means I pick a subject in the foreground which I use to create a 3D like effect. Even with a relatively slow lens like the 35 summicron, there is still enough room to render objects in […]

  • Some kids, a Leica M240 and two summicrons

    Some kids, a Leica M240 and two summicrons

    A few months ago my friend Susannah, who runs a child nursery, asked me if I’d be interested to shoot some portraits of ‘her’ children. Let me begin by saying that her nursery is not a very typical nursery. She runs the business in her own house with lots of attention and love for her […]