• Love film, beauty smile

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    “I like pictures taken with film because it carries the smell of sunshine.”

    “If film becomes obsolete, will you still like film cameras?”

    “Even if the film camera is history, the images it takes will always be there, and I still like it because at the end of the film is you”

    “Then I like the sky today because it ends with you and me”


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    Getting back into photography

    I’d like to take a new look at photography.


    From film. From Leica. It’s what gave me the courage to go out on the streets.It’s what made me strong and gentle.

    The slowest shutter speed is the speed at which the snow melts on my hands.

    Which shutter speed should I use to capture the speed at which we grow old?


  • Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 V4 King of Bokeh (7-element)
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    Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 V4 King of Bokeh (7-element)

    We all have a heart that is attracted to beauty. Everyone can feel beauty when they see a flower open and a beautiful photograph.


    Street Photography

    I especially like the Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 V4 King of Bokeh (7-element). If I were to count photos, it is probably the one I have used the most. It is used on both digital and film cameras. With 2-meter focusing, street photography is effortless. Although many street photographers like to shoot at f/8, I prefer f/2. Also, the gradient blur this lens produces at f2 is very three-dimensional.

    Classic Leica

    The contrast and clarity of this lens increases at f/2.8. When zooming out to f/5.6, the image quality already matches the performance of the modern Summicron 35 f/2asph at f/5.6. Classic Leica lenses have their own special characteristics. The maximum aperture has an artistic beauty, and the smaller aperture has excellent optical quality. It can capture both beautiful portraits and clear landscapes. Even today, many people still like this lens.

    Why is it called the King of Bokeh?

    Photographs taken with this lens are indeed very special, and many people say they have a certain artistic concept after reading them. In street photography, when you set the aperture to f/2, there is a gradual blur from the near focus to the distant background. The bokeh from near to far is layered. Similar to human perception.

    The most beautiful Leica lenses

    This small lens looks especially nice on a Leica M body. It is a bit smaller than the modern aspherical version and in my opinion the Leica M2 fits perfectly. But the hood of this lens is made of plastic and the shape is not very nice. I don’t like it very much. I often use the Leica summilux 35 1.4 pre-asph lens hood (12504) with it. very nice.


     Production period: 1979-1996
     Code: 11310(black), 11311(chrome) Serial#:2,974,251-n/a
     Total production: n/a
     Maximum aperture: 1: 2.0
     Focal length(nominal): 35mm
     Angle:64
     Minimum distance: 70cm
     Weight: 190 grams, later 160 gram
     chrome version 250 grams
     Filter: E39
     Recorded sales figures: n/a

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    Minox MB (ML) 35mm Film Camera

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    Leica Youth Edition

    I have always considered the Minox 35mm camera to be a younger version of the Leica. It operates similarly to a Leica, with adjustments to the aperture, distance settings, picture composition, and shutter pressing. I have used it with ease since childhood, and even decades later, I still find it easy to use.Once you master its operation, like the Leica camera, you never forget it.In contrast, I always forget how to use the Rollei 35.

    Minox MB

    Plastic

    Minox was originally known for producing spy cameras and designing excellent small pocket cameras. However, the Minox 35 has a special plastic body. Similarly, smaller cameras such as the Contax TVS III and the Minolta TC-1 use a higher grade of titanium. Minox’s greatest strengths are their affordable prices and excellent German lenses. I don’t dislike plastic bodies; the lightness of plastic is a plus. The Minox MB is very durable and can be used in any harsh environment.

    Backlight

    However, in my opinion, the Minox mb does not have good image quality in backlight. Its anti-glare capability is not as good as the Leica CM and Contax TVS. The later Minox gt-e and gt-x models used more advanced coatings, resulting in improved backlighting performance. In fact, I rarely use the Minox for backlit photos. Early morning sunlight is dramatic. I turned around, found a good angle, pressed the shutter, and took an early morning street photo. I felt great.

    carrying it in my dream

    Is it possible to develop photos taken in a dream? In my dream, I was a child taking pictures with my Minox camera. When I woke up, I found a Minox MB next to my pillow, which I had been holding in my dream.


    Brand: MINOX
    Series: Minox 35 MB
    Type: Rangefinder
    Format: 35 mm
    Focus Type: Manual
    Color: Black
    Model: Minox 35
    Features: Auto Exposure
    Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan

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    leica summilux 50mm 1.4 pre-asph e46


    Large aperture

    Leica’s Summicron 50 f2 lens is already perfect, but its premium version, the Summilux 50 1.4, has a wider aperture that not only lets in more light, but also creates pleasing bokeh. If you want to take beautiful photos with a wide aperture, the Leica Summilux is undoubtedly a good choice. For many photographers, wide-aperture lenses offer many creative possibilities that narrow-aperture lenses cannot.

    Old lens life

    Old Leica lenses retain their value and don’t age. If you buy a Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4 E46 lens and find that you don’t use it much, you can resell it and get most of your money back. Not only has the price of this lens not gone down in recent years, it has actually gone up.

    street photography

    The Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 ASPH is a large and expensive lens that’s sure to attract attention and put a strain on your neck when you walk around with it. Although it is an excellent lens, I rarely use the Noctilux for street photography. I would rather use the Summilux 50 e46, which is too small, smaller than the Summilux 50 1.4 asph and close to the size of the Summicron 50 f2, which is very hidden in street photography and does not easily cause a feeling of oppression.

    Version

    The pre-ASPH E46 is the version between the early Summilux E43 and the current ASPH. The E43 and E46 share the same optical design by Walter Mandler. However, the minimum focusing distance of the E43 version is 1 meter, while that of the E46 is 0.7 meters. summilux 50 1.4 ASPH version designed by Peter Karbe.

    In the end

    When someone asks me to recommend a Leica lens, I usually start by asking about their budget. Some are buying their first Leica lens, some already have a Leica Summicron and want to upgrade. I usually don’t recommend this lens, because only someone who really knows Leica lenses can realize how good the E46 is, it’s the last non-apsh lens in the summilux lens line, it’s a premium version of the summilux E43, Leica gave it a Gorgeous exit.


    Production period: 1962-2004   Code: 11114(black) bayonet, 11868   (black anodised), 11856(silver chrome),   11869(titanium) from 1995,   1 1621 V-Summilux, screw mount
    Serial#:1,844,001-n/a
    Total production: na   
    Maximum aperture: 1: 1. 4   
    Focal length(nominal): 50mm
    Angle: 45   
    Minimum distance: 100cm. later 70cm   
    Weight: 360-275/380 grams
    Filter: E43. later E46

    Summilux (I) f= 5 cm 1:1.4

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    Leica Summicron 50mm F2 V4

    LEICA 50mm f/2 SUMMICRON-M V4 and V5 Designers

    Dr. Walter Mandler, the renowned Leica lens designer and CEO of Ernst Leitz Canada, long ago discovered the secret to making a high-quality 50mm lens. As a result, even the most affordable 50mm prime lens offers optical performance that surpasses many other brands.

    Modern Models

    Leica 50mm Summicron lenses are considered to be excellent value for money. Especially the fourth generation and the current version. The fourth generation has a focus ring, while the current version has a lens hood. Both are very practical Leica lenses. The optics of the current version are the same as before and are the only remaining vintage Leica lenses still in production. Is it really classic? Haha, classic and popular.

    V4 = V5

    There are several versions of the 50mm Summicron lens on the market, including the V1 Collapsible Summicron, V2 Rigid Lens, V3 (slightly taller with a silver mount), V4 (with the finger ring bent outward) and V4 (with the finger ring bent inward). The current version is known as V5 and has been sold since 1994. Since the optics of the V4 and V5 are identical, you should not notice any difference in image quality.

    Street Photography

    The Leica Summicron 50mm f/2 V4 is a great lens to have on hand. It’s great for street photography, whether you’re focusing through the viewfinder or judging distance for a blind shot. The f/2 aperture handles a wide range of lighting conditions. The 50 mm focal length captures people and environments and also highlights people. I was even able to lock the focus ring at about 1.7 meters to capture people’s expressions up close. Hey, that’s perfect.

    Summilux?

    But I also like the Summilux 50mm lens with its f/1.4 aperture, which offers more possibilities for low-light photography. Of course, the Leica Summilux lens is more expensive and larger. Sometimes I carry several bodies and lenses when I go out, but Summicron always carries one.

    A wise photographer knows what’s important and what’s not with a 50mm lens, and I think that wisdom is a sense of balance.

    This 50mm Summicron stands out due to both its compact and well-proven optical design, as well as its legendary focal length which can provide natural perspectives.
     Production period: 1979-current
     Code: 11819(black), 11825 (chrome   11826(black), 11816(chrome),
     11624(titanium), from 1994 with
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     11619 V-Summicron, screw mount Serial # 2,909. 101- current
     Total production: n/a
     Maximum aperture: 1: 2.0
     Focal length(nominal): 50mm
     Angle:45
     Minimum distance: 7Ocm
     Weight: 195 grams(black), with built-in lens
     hood: 240 grams black, 335 grams
     chrome, 335 grams titanium
     Filter: E39
     Recorded sales figures: na

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  • Out of focus, film photography

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    Negatives don’t need glitz and glamor, just pure sunlight. I don’t discard out-of-focus photos, especially physical film, and digital blurry photos I tend to delete. Out-of-focus film gives you a hazy feeling with a palpable graininess. This realism is something that digital photography can’t give you.


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    Old Camera

    The eraser of time has erased people’s memory of film photography, but I enjoy using old cameras. They remind me to cherish the present, which is the best day. I take photos on the streets with my Leica IIIG, a retro mechanical camera. When I hold it up, passers-by easily recognize its vintage style and are not offended. Perhaps this old camera can remind passersby that time flies and things change, and that they should cherish what they have in front of them.

    old-fashioned

    My father took photography very seriously. He used a large wooden stand and camera, ensuring everything was in order. Today, mobile phone photography is excellent. Even the compact Leica M camera seems outdated. However, I still prefer using my Leica IIIG for its retro style. Although photography may no longer be considered avant-garde, I still have a passion for it and appreciate the classic Leica. My Leica IIIG camera is in perfect condition, and I can only imagine how much its previous owner cherished it.

    street photography

    Street photography requires a camera that is approachable.The equipment used plays a significant role in the outcome of the photographs.Passers-by react differently to various cameras, which is an essential aspect of street photography. The retro iiig style often elicits knowing smiles from passers-by and is rarely rejected.

    Leica IIIG

    The Leica M3 was released in 1955, followed by the IIIG in 1956. The IIIG was produced until 1960. As Leica M-mount lenses were developed, Leica screw mounts gradually withdrew from the market. The Leica L39 mount camera is a classic Leica.

    The IIIG is the last Leica L39 mount camera. Its functions are very similar to those of the M3. Many people are fans of this camera, and some have even converted it to an M mount for use with Leica M mount lenses. There are even those who wish that Leica would create a digital camera based on the iiig.

    The origin of M3 and iiig:

    1. The iiig has two observation windows, one for framing and the other for focusing. The Leica M3 combines the viewfinder and focus into one window.
    2. The iiig has two shutter speed dials, one for high speed and one for slow shutter. The Leica M3 combines the shutter dial and slow speed dial into one dial.

    But IIIG is not inferior to M3. For many people, IIIG also has its irreplaceable features:

    1. Extra large magnification focusing window, making it easy to focus with a 90mm lens.
    2. It is ultra-light and does not feel tired when hanging around your neck or heavy in your pocket. This is the essence of Leica.
    3. The diopter adjustment is not available on the M camera, but it is on the iiig, which is very useful in conjunction with focusing on the macula.

    90mm lens

    I like to use it with the Elmar 90mm f/4 lens. The Leica M model is not as good as the iiig for focusing at 90mm.

    50mm lens

    I like to use the Leica iiig with the Leica summiron 50 f2 lens. They have harmonious proportions and are very consistent with the design aesthetic. This kind of camera allows you to feel some mysterious wisdom when you hold it in your hand.

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  • In my world, film photography has not gone out of style.

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    I still prefer to use film for my photographs. Images are carved out of solid material by light, just as our planet is carved out of time. The layers of grain remind me of what the human world looks like.
    In today’s digital age, in the eyes of the average person, we photographers who use film are an apathetic bunch. However, indifference is not our true colors.
    Tonight, in the fall rain, I am looking through old photos under the lamp, exploring time, the world, and myself.