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Hi Marc.Thanks, I'm doing a LOT better than those who passed away while I was in ICU. I heard Woody was extremely ill from Covid also ... do you remember him?
Gorgeous! A beautiful photograph from a happier time, thanks for sharing. It is one of those images that make you smile as if fresh air has suddenly filled the room.Thank you for the kind words Thomas!
Speaking of Hasselblad, when first transitioning from Hasselblad H to Leica S I adapted many HC lenses to the Leica because there were only a few S lenses available at first (S-70mm and S-180mm). The CS lenses didn't exist yet. Later I converted all S lenses to CS using Leica's conversion promotion where you paid the difference and got a new CS lens in place of the S version.
One of my favorite Wedding photographs in the early Leica-S years. A "candid" done just prior to the actual "formal shot" ... which, of course, was far better than the formal
Shot at Cranbrook Gardens in Bloomfield Michigan using a Leica S2 @ ISO160 and 1/500th; and an adapted Hasselblad HC: 100/2.2 @ f/6.8 ...
The subject was back-lit fairly strongly so I used a fill light and HHS with a 1/500th leaf-shutter speed to balance the background with the subject.View attachment 181543
What an appropriate image of the times! Well done, and it contrasts nicely with some of HCBs images of life in the streets during his time.Warm weather finds curiosity piqued. Watching the street crowd from a good social distance. Pics for social sites perhaps?
Available light. Leica S (006) @ 1/4000, Summicron S-100/2 @ f/2.8.View attachment 182055
I have no idea... but how expensive is it? I think it would be fantastic!Dave, your beautiful close-up photo reminded me to ask ... has anyone purchased/used (knows anyone who owns/uses) the breathtakingly expensive Elpro-S filter for the S-APO-Elmar-S 180/3.5 Lens?
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That is cool, very interesting!!! I have yet to do any strobe work with the S. having worked a lot with the H5D-50c, I can imagine all the possibilities of creativity.For a bit of "fun" ... one of a "fantasy series" done for a model's portfolio ... story telling around a studio still image from the S-(006) using Profoto strobes and layered manipulation in PhotoShop to add "aging masks" of corrupt surfaces and corrosion that I've photographed separately over time.
Give it a read if you have a minute. Old timer MF and LF film guys (like me) should get kick out of it. : -)
Leica S-(006), CS mode @ 1/1000, ISO 100; Elmarit-S 45 CS @ f/8, Profoto AIR Remote Transceiver set to "speed" (1/1000 sync).View attachment 182264
Marc,Dave, your beautiful close-up photo reminded me to ask ... has anyone purchased/used (knows anyone who owns/uses) the breathtakingly expensive Elpro-S filter for the S-APO-Elmar-S 180/3.5 Lens?
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Hi Dave!, Fortunately, I have forgotten what I paid.I have no idea... but how expensive is it? I think it would be fantastic!
Matt, that is really gorgeous. The colors, composition and simplicity is wonderful.Marc,
Guilty! I loved the Fuji 250/4 + extension tubes closeups, so I picked up a used Elpro. It is optically a good match for the S180 (which is high praise indeed).
Not a perfect shot here, but you get the idea... Wide open, hand-held. ISO 400, 1/180 sec.
Hi Dave!, Fortunately, I have forgotten what I paid.
Untitled by Matthew Grayson, on Flickr by Matthew Grayson, on Flickr