Fernando Faria

Lives in Portugal Portugal
Works as a Cherm Eng (ret)
Joined on Oct 2, 2007

Fernando Faria's recent activity

  • Ooof, no tourists! Olympus XA-2, Fujicolor 200, Nikon Coolscan 5000 ED Side street café Olympus 35 RC, AgfaPhoto APX 100, Nikon Coolscan 5000 ED
  • I have 4/3rds Zuiko D lenses working with my E-M1. The 12-60 SWD is pinned to the camera all the time. The 7-14, 50-200 and 50 Macro are simply outstanding lenses from any point of view. For me,...

  • And yet there are people flying from the UK to Portugal to get an M10 from the few local Leica Store has in stock. Just to avoid M10 queues in London (and yes, M10 does not refer to the...

  • The top notch uber clean room Leica has in their Portuguese facility is for assembling lenses according to specs developed in Wetzlar. The aluminium body of the SL, just two pieces of cast...

  • Thank you Luis. Cheers, Fernando
  • Thank you for your comment. I was interested in seeing what such a lens is capable of in terms of color,  given that a 1960 lens has little corrective coating in any of the elements. You are ...
  • Thank you for your comment. What amazes me is the fact that a lens from 1960 attached to a 2009 digital M body handles color this way without interference from any PP software. Regards, Fernando
  • Created photo thread M9 colours and fiery sunset
    OOC fiery sunset with M9 and Elmar-M 50mm F/2.8 from the sixties. Still going strong. No PP whatsoever. Cheers, Fernando Faria
  • My Leica M9 (out in 2009) still going strong. And the fact that I can use with it lenses with special character like the Elmar-M 50mm 2.8 (1960) it for clearly better character B&W shots is...

  • If you own a set o Leica primes and a Leica M body you will clearly see the difference. And I also shoot with other brands too.

  • "the only one left producing in Germany..."
    Actually, 90% of Leica production comes out of their plant in V. N. Famalicão, in Portugal, including top rated lenses in a super spec clean-room. What...

  • Adam thank you for your comment. The series shown is just a sample of the photos I took and I plan to take at the Leica exhibition that ends on Feb 5. This is really a plus for the city and I want ...
  • Thank you Luis. Great privilege in being able to visit this exhibition. Regards, cumprimentos, Fernando
  • Replied in fine exhibit
    Thank you for your comment. I did not know that the man himself was a Leica user but I know that that photograph taken by Korda was shot using a Leica M2 with an Elmarit 90 mm. Interesting is the ...
  • Thank you for your comments. This is indeed a wonderful exhibition and a privilege to be able to visit it time and time again until next Feb 5. Regards, Fernando
  • I like B/W photos. The quality of these B/W photos is simply wonderful. Monochrome rules OK. Cheers Fernando
  • Nº 2 as well. Cheers, Fernando
  • Synchronous to the opening of the Porto Leica Store (a first in the Iberian peninsula and a reminder that 90% of current Leica production sits at 30 minutes away from this city) opened the ...
  • I have both the Summicron-C and the M-Rokkor (not the uprated version). They both work very well on my M9 (frame guesswork and a bit of training) and take wonderful shots on the A7II with a ...
  • The CL is not what I would call a real Leica. But on the other hand the Summicron-C 40 mm F2 that usually comes with the CL is outstanding. So much so that this is the lens I use most of  the ...
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