Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH 6-Bit
35mm, 1/60 Sec at f/8, ISO200
Post Processed in Adobe Lightroom Classic
The lovely Cherry B is retiring this summer, I have photographed her a number of times over the years and she is one of the most professional models I know. No matter what your skill set you will always come away having enjoyed yourself and with great images.
I booked her for a final farewell shoot in May and we played around for the first half of the session with various sunglasses and hats before getting down to business for the actual shot I wanted. See below.
Everyone was expecting a new Leica L mount camera the other week to be announced during the official opening of Leica’s new HQ. It did not arrive but its still expected soon. We are also starting to get rumours of a new Leica Medium Format camera to arrive before the end of the year. The Leica S system is great, and the lens and quality cannot be faulted with the exception of a far to high rate of failure of autofocus motors in the lens, which Leica say they have now fixed.
With high end now hitting 200 MP and mirrorless cropped medium format at 50 MP from Hasselblad and Fuji the 37.5 MP Leica S2 is looking out classed. They need something soon.
The Leica M range have no way of informing the camera what aperture they are using, but in previous M digital cameras like my M8.2 it did make a guess. The M10 did away with that as Leica did not want inaccurate information in the Exif data. Thanks to pressure from the users, Leica have now brought this back.