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Fun with Leica SL2

Joe Colson

Well-known member
These are all excellent. Are the images cropped? Are you shooting from a hide?
Thanks Robert. Here's a screenshot from Lightroom showing a typical crop:



I shoot from inside my kitchen window, through double-pane glass, and use a perch adjacent to a bird feeder to get a more natural setting. I "hide" my position with a piece of black fabric temporarily draped over the window, with a slit for my lens. Simple but effective. It takes lots of patience (like fishing) and is a good way to occupy time spent indoors during the stay-at-home order.

Stay safe and be well,

Joe
 

Robert Campbell

Active member
Thanks Robert. Here's a screenshot from Lightroom showing a typical crop:



I shoot from inside my kitchen window, through double-pane glass, and use a perch adjacent to a bird feeder to get a more natural setting. I "hide" my position with a piece of black fabric temporarily draped over the window, with a slit for my lens. Simple but effective. It takes lots of patience (like fishing) and is a good way to occupy time spent indoors during the stay-at-home order.

Stay safe and be well,

Joe
Thanks for the info. Impressive results, despite the crop.

I've tried something similar, but the feeder is a bit too far away. And the birdies are too quick for me.
 

glenerrolrd

Workshop Member
Re: Afternoon light, new lens to check out

U1020331 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr with S 100/2.0 @f/2.8
Excellent example of differences in how lenses render a scene . Near wide open the 100/2 S lens is an exceptional portrait lens . You can see the wonderful micro contrast (in the tone separation ) and resolution ...without the strong edge to edge contrast of the SL primes . Depends ,of course , on the aesthetic you favor ..does the subject/light require more “capture “ contrast (dull overcast day or if you want a high contrast B&W )..the the 90 SL would be favored . Strong high contrast lighting or shooting people ..you might want a softer look . The 100/2 is a welcome and somewhat unique addition . :thumbup:
 

scott kirkpatrick

Well-known member
Another with SL2, S 100/2.0

U1020336 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

There's a discussion on the LUF about how S lenses on SL2 will never create the proper restrained and full renderings achieved on the S3 with the same lenses. I don't have an S3, but am skeptical. I think the character of the lens would dominate on both.
 

Joe Colson

Well-known member
On a rainy day:



And a crop showing feather detail around the eye (and a reflection of our house in the eye):



Joe
 
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