New to Leica, new to street (and need work)

Started Jan 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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siderean Regular Member • Posts: 436
New to Leica, new to street (and need work)

I got a Mamiya camera a couple of years ago and feel like it really helped my portraits because it forced me to slow way down.

I've been wanting something smaller (than a Mamiya or my Nikons) to travel with or to carry around town when I'm out.  I dabbled in Fuji for a while but it wasn't a great fit.  I bought a Df and love the camera, but my lens options for it are frustratingly large.  So, here I am with my first Leica and, what I hope to me, a long relationship with it.

I really like photographing churches.  I didn't have much time over lunch today but I received a new CV 21mm/1.8 from eBay and just had to get out.

I also preset my focus and did some wandering around the streets.  I've not really photographed on streets much and never posted any of it.  While wandering I accidentally spun the aperture ring and ended up at f19 for the one 'street' shot I'm posting.  I panicked at the underexposed indicator in the view finder and quickly dialled down shutter speed to correct which I how I wound up with the blurry 1/30th of a second exposure that I got.  Still, this girl was singing her heart out so the shot still makes me smile and I liked the way her shoes matched the bottom of her skateboard (so I left it in colour).

Feel free to drop suggestions if you have any!

All using the 21mm.






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