JUNE UPDATE

A lot has happened since we launched FieldPhotographer.org April 15th, but it’s nothing compared to where we’re heading. This June you’re going to see more features and reviews, we’ll be launching our photographer interviews and we’ll be running our first giveaway! – Look for more info on that June 15th Continue reading “JUNE UPDATE”

IMPROVED AF TRACKING, MANUAL LENS ISO LIMIT REMOVED & MORE IN LEICA SL UPDATE 3.0

 

Just some quick thoughts on the recently released SL 3.0 update. First, it went smoothly and seems to be running well. I’ve waited for this update before formally reviewing the SL and just glancing over the improvements, it seems that any issues I have had with the OS have been resolved. The biggest of which was the shutter speed limitations on manual lenses.

I shoot the Leica SL not just with the 24-90mm zoom, but with M glass. The limitations on shutter speed meant that I had to throttle down the ISO and in some cases use a ND filter to shoot with a fast aperture in bright light. One of the wonderful things about the SL is it’s extremely fast electronic shutter. That combined with the ISO speed of 50 means you should’ve been able to shoot very fast lenses like the 50/f1.4, 35/f1.4 or even the 50/f.95 in bright midday light wide open. However the SL limited your shutter speed with manual lens, making this feet impossible. Thankfully these shutter limits on manual limits are gone!  Continue reading “IMPROVED AF TRACKING, MANUAL LENS ISO LIMIT REMOVED & MORE IN LEICA SL UPDATE 3.0”

THE WRITING ON THE WALL – LEICA SUMMARON-M 35mm ƒ3.5

Leica MM (CCD), M-Mount 35mm f3.5 at f4, ISO 800, SS 1/4000 FP (Photo by Jef Price)

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THE SAILOR STRAP

The Sailor Strap. With a variety of colors from royal blue to olive and standard black, sturdy stainless steel rings to attached the strap and Italian leather they look great, but how do they perform with daily use? Continue reading “THE SAILOR STRAP”

LEICA M SUMMILUX 50/F1.4 VS VOIGTLANDER M NOKTON 50mm ƒ1.1 AT F1.4

My Godson Henry. Leica M-Monochrome (CCD/M9 version), 50/f1.1 Nokton lens.

Very early on after trading around for a digital Leica M body, I found a great deal on the Voigtlander M Nokton 50/f1.1. It’s big, heavy, the focus isn’t very smooth and it’s not built very well… But it’s fast at f1.1! And at less than a grand, it’s much cheaper than anything anyone else offers at that speed. Continue reading “LEICA M SUMMILUX 50/F1.4 VS VOIGTLANDER M NOKTON 50mm ƒ1.1 AT F1.4”