In June 2001, we bought a used Leica with a
50mm lens. This WEB site is my record of what we are learning to blend
fine old equipment into the digital age.
I have been doing serious photography since the late 1950's with view
cameras, Rolleis, Leica and
Nikon range finder cameras, Hasselblad, Nikon
and Canon SLRs. I did some commercial photography including news and
lab work to contribute to my college education, but decided over 40
years ago that for me the field is good hobby and a bad business. We
still have a lot of old negatives, some of which are worth printing.
Our Porsche 912 web site has over
300 images made with Canon Powershot
S100. Inexpensive 2 megapixel digital cameras make fine WEB
images. We have some comparison shots
with the Leica that proves this point.
Significantly highter quality images can be made using film, a
scanner, Photoshop and an inkjet printer. This is our play ground.
If you are looking for information, check out Articles. If you want images see the gallery.
We bought a 1963 vintage collapsable 50mm f2.8 Elmar.
Here are some pictures from it.
The last roll of color negative shot with the M4-2 showed no problems
with the light leak. Weird.
Took a day off from work to visit Hawk
Hill to see the anual migration of hawks as they cross the Marine
Headlands just North of San Francisco and to try out my new (used) M6
body. Now I can shoot both color and black & white.
I'm getting some light leaks from my M4-2. Here is the worst example seen so far. This is the only time a frame
has been ruined in the 23 rolls I've shot so far. This particular roll
had two other problem frames, but they are lightly enough fogged that
the images are usable with a bit of work with photo shop. The problem
may be correlated with leaving the camera in the direct sun for a time
while changing lenses. Suggestions have been that the shutter curtain
is no longer light tight, or that light is getting around the baffles
or between the two curtains, perhaps caused by something (a piece of
film?) caught in the shutter. A careful inspection has not identified
where the problem occurs.
Initial impression of the Canon S800 printer
compared to our HP 970Cse.
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