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DR. ANDREAS KAUFMANN’S ONE-OF-A-KIND M240 SPOTTED AT PHOTOKINA 2014

So while I was waiting for an interview in the press area of the Leica booth earlier in the day, I noticed Dr. Kaufmann, the owner of Leica camera, sitting with a few people at one of the tall cocktail tables out of the corner of my eye, having some coffee and chatting. But I immediately did a double take and saw the most unique Leica I’ve seen in a very long time sitting right there on the table. The white was shining bright under the convention hall lighting and the lens’ red color stood in stark contrast to the black and white camera.

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Today is a good day. A black Contax G2 set turned up. In the flight case! #camera #cameraporn

Today is a good day. A black Contax G2 set turned up. In the flight case! #camera #cameraporn

Perar 28mm black paint version II. I have only 10 in stock now and they are the last ones. When they are gone they are gone. There will be no more. Last chance to get your hands on one of these jewels. #camera #lens #lensporn

Perar 28mm black paint version II. I have only 10 in stock now and they are the last ones. When they are gone they are gone. There will be no more. Last chance to get your hands on one of these jewels. #camera #lens #lensporn

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The three legendary 58mm f/1.2 SLR lenses:

  • Nikon 58mm f/1.2 Noct-NIKKOR
  • Minolta MC ROKKOR-X 1:1.2 f=58mm
  • Canon FL 58mm 1:1.2

The 58mm f/1.2 spec was something of a flagship focal length for SLR lens makers. There are a couple of similar variants or sequential models of each to be found, these represent one from each brand that made them.

Each is a challenge to focus shooting head and shoulder portraits wide open and up close, making the selection of body and finder critical.

I’ve included three images to illustrate my personal observations below. All three were shot wide open and from similar distances. The first image was shot on Bluefire Police 50, the second (probably Tri-X) and the third was a digital capture with a Sony A7R. Furthermore, lighting conditions varied, and so did the subjects, so take my comments with a pinch of salt. Also note that the value of each lens varies considerably.

The NOCT is by far the most classically beautiful and best imager at large apertures, being sharp and contrasty, with little distortion, manageable falloff, negligible coma, and delivering buttery bokeh.

The Rokkor is dominated by swirly bokeh and is markedly softer; more of an art lens.

The Canon FL lens is somewhere in the middle.

All three lenses are interesting and render with their own character. I recommend combining lens choice with film selection or sensor/post production to create the look that you feel portrays the subject the way you wish.

Text and images (C) All rights reserved. Dan K 2014

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There is a G in the house #camera #yashica #cameraporn #shootfilm

There is a G in the house #camera #yashica #cameraporn #shootfilm

Stacks and stacks of classic Japanese camera magazines. Some of them even had boobies on the front cover. Oh how Japan has changed #camera

Stacks and stacks of classic Japanese camera magazines. Some of them even had boobies on the front cover. Oh how Japan has changed #camera

Ooooh sexy lens. Prices for these are skyrocketing too #camera #lens #lensporn

Ooooh sexy lens. Prices for these are skyrocketing too #camera #lens #lensporn