It's a long time since I posted here - I have been caught up in other things and mostly shooting 35mm FF, so my IQ180 and Alpa STC with Rodie 40HR have largely (but not entirely) been languishing in my gear cupboard.
I went to see a show the other day at Christie's new Mayfair showroom with images by Darren Almond, from his Present Form series. These are presented in a large, black walled room with perfect lighting that only picks out the images themselves - and each one is nearly ten feet tall.
In that space, the pictures have a lot of the presence of a good, big Rothko, really. I wouldn't believe it unless I'd seen it myself but I am doing a modern and contemporary art course at the moment and the whole class was there, and after several weeks of going to almost every gallery in London, this was the one body of work that united everyone in awe.
It got me back to wanting to work on a very large scale, something I haven't done for a couple of years, and I want to dust off the IQ gear and get shooting.
But I need a longer lens to add to my Rodie 40HR.
It must be something that will play well with the Alpa and IQ180, preferably needing no LCC work, and between 90 and 150mm focal length. I focus using a Leica Disto, so it needs the HPF ring too.
So are there any 'sleepers' out there that anyone can suggest? Something that is up to the resolution of the sensor, available used and not stupidly expensive?
Thanks in advance! I am so out of the loop!