Leica Summilux 75mm f/1.4

Leica Summilux 75mm f/1.4

I spent Sunday with my friend and follow photographer David shooting film in and around Yanaka.   In the evening we stopped for dinner and I was mentioning that I was looking to sell my Nikon gear.   David mentioned that he had a few Leica lenses that he never uses and through the conversation we decided to trade.  I am not sure who got the better deal but we are both extremely happy so it's a win win. One of the lenses I got was the legendary Leica Summilux 75mm f/1.4.   I have to say it was love at first shot...

The Leitz Summilux 90mm f/1.4
The Leitz Summilux 90mm f/1.4

The colors in this lens are absolutely amazing...I haven't shot with a 'long' lens in a while so it is nice to get some reach.

Yes! We're Open
Yes! We're Open
Jiyugaoka
Jiyugaoka
Japanese License Plate
Japanese License Plate
Me in the mirror
Me in the mirror

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Starbucks Tokyo
Starbucks Tokyo

The bokeh on this lens is very clean and smooth.

Segafredo
Segafredo

Tokyo Sunset...

One thing I read about this lens is how easily it can flare.   I got a bit of flare shooting this sunset.   I am going to look for ways to flare the lens and see what I can create.

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

Cool clouds over Tokyo...

Cool clouds over Tokyo
Cool clouds over Tokyo

I tried a few of my $10 Head Shots for Charity with my new lens.    This lens is very flattering for portraits and the color rendering is really amazing...

$10 Headshots for Charity
$10 Headshots for Charity
$10 Headshots for Charity
$10 Headshots for Charity
On the Tokyo Subway
On the Tokyo Subway
On the Tokyo Subway
On the Tokyo Subway
On the Tokyo Subway
On the Tokyo Subway
Hold On!
Hold On!
Pumpkin
Pumpkin

It is nice to be able to get a little distance from my subjects from time to time...

Jiyugaoka Station
Jiyugaoka Station
Jiyugaoka Station
Jiyugaoka Station

I captured this one on my way home on this rainy Tokyo night... like I said I love the colors this lens produces.

A rainy wet night in Tokyo
A rainy wet night in Tokyo

Wait until you see what else I got in the trade...  Thanks for stopping by today!

Bruce Gilden Tokyo Workshop

Bruce Gilden Tokyo Workshop

$10 Headshots - A charity project

$10 Headshots - A charity project

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