Leica Street Photography – Black & White
I was in Amsterdam (Schiphol airport railway terminal) waiting for connection so had to get my Leica M9 out for some street photography practise! My Voigtlander 35mm f1.2 ASPH ii would have been ideal in the low light but I was travelling light so had brought my smaller lighter Voigtlander 28mm f2 Ultron instead.
For this shot I knew what I wanted so set a low shutter to blur the train yet shoot handheld. It was shot at 1/12 I think. I found it quite addictive but the train came too soon so I didn’t get much time to get creative.
More Leica street photography on my next outing! 🙂
Coming soon.. I think my next lens will be the Voigtlander 15mm f4.5 Super Wide Heliar.
The 28mm was a bit too tight for some photo oppotunities I saw. The VC 15/4.5 is small very sharp with little distortion. It has some bad reviews on the Leica M9 due to the purple vignetting (as lens mounts too close to sensor) but as I shoot mostly B&W photography it wont really be a problem for me and I can correct in PP (or set a similar Leica coded lens in camera to minimise the effect). My Samyang 14mm f2,8 on my Nikon D800 is a brilliant lens but there is quite a lot of distortion at the edges..plus the main issue.. it wont fit my Leica! 🙂 Coming soon!