Noctilux 50mm f/1 shots

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by rowlett, Sep 21, 1999.

  1. rowlett

    rowlett Moderator

    Ah, what the heck. Thought I'd post my latest Noctilux shots for you to look at. Went to a wake this month in Fairbanks for my friend Tom Rowinski in Fairbanks, Alaska. I took my M6 and Noct. to the wake/party which included a huge bonfire. Here are three that I just put up. I used Photoshop to add a color cast to protray the color of the bonfire. Each color is different, but I don't know which is better.
    What do you think?
  2. rowlett

    rowlett Moderator

  3. Tony, I liked the photos, great selective focus. Question, having
    lived in Alaska myself, when you were shooting on the longest days of
    the year with 3200 ISO film, did you have a problem max'ing out the
    highest shutter speed? As I recall, it doesn't get totally dark this
    time of the year. Judging from the depth of field, it appears that
    you were at or close to f1. I am often forced to use a smaller stop
    than I want when all I'm using is ISO 100 with my summicron. Again,
    nice shots! Al
  4. At 1/1000th I had to "stop down" a bit for a lot of the shots, though
    I believe the ones I posted were actually at f/1. I shot at EI 1600
    and being so far hidden in the trees I was able to shoot mostly
    wide open. I still kind of wish I had 1/2000th or faster sometimes.

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