Monday, December 31, 2012

Street Photo of the Day, Dec. 31, 2012 (Leica M Monochrom)

New York, December 2012. Camera: Leica M Monochrom. Exposure: 1/2000 sec at f/8, ISO 2000.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

More street photos with Leica Monochrom M!

Here are a three more images I shot yesterday in New York with the Leica Monochrom M. Notice the depth of tonality and especially the shadow detail even in harsh sunlight. Both photos shot with a Leica 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit lens.

ISO 6400

ISO 2500

More photos coming soon, and look for my review of the Leica Monochrom M, coming to the Adorama Learning Center in the near future.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

First street photos with Leica Monochrom ISO 6400!

Hey there!

It's been a while since I've posted anything here, but that's about to change. Big time. You see, Leica has just loaned me what may be the holy grail of street photography, the Leica Monochrom M. No, I can't afford it. And most street photographers probably can't either.

But thanks to my position at the Adorama Learning Center, I got an evaluation unit (along with a 28mm f/2.8 Leica Elmarit lens) to play with for a couple of precious weeks. Today, I took it out on the streets of New York. I shot at a range of ISOs but towards the end I decided to go crazy and shoot at ISO 6400. Here are a few results (Click on the images to see them larger):

Detail enlarged to 100%. The noise kinda looks like pushed Tri-X, doesn't it? Certainly not objectionable to my eyes.

Here are a couple more shots. A lot more coming soon!

 I'll be shooting more with this intriguing camera as part of an upcoming review for the Adorama Learning Center, but I couldn't resist sharing these!