Due to my obsession with the Summilux 75mm, using the Summilux 50mm ASPH. was never a priority to me. However, inspired by Fredrik Lübbe's work with the Summilux 50mm ASPH., yesterday was a practice day with this lens. I've already posted some pictures, but here are some of the other pictures from yesterday's trip to Oslo, Norway. My 10 year old son, Bjarne, was with me and posed willingly on his own terms - I guess that's most 10 year old boys do.
Previously I have owned the Noct 0.95, and seeing Thorsten von Overgaard's photos and artistic with this lens it is hard to not want one again. I will not say that I have all elements of directing, composition, and black/white processing under control, but I post these shots for you to see the potential of what can be achieved under normal conditions using the Summilux 50mm ASPH. All shots at f1.4. Due to the light conditions I did not have to use an ND filter.
All pictures except for the picture below were shot at Nationaltheateret train station in Oslo, Norway. The architecture / lighting conditions at the station is very nice to use for portraits and poses.
Directing Bjarne is usually done on his terms and conditions:
In Oslo, me teamed up with my sister's family. Here's a portrait of her son, Aksel. I am very please with this picture and the way the Summilux renderes sharpness and out of focus area.
Below, a portrait of my sister, Line:
Alex and Marion:
At the bowling centre I took the following picture. For me this picture works best in colour:
My wife challenged me to post a colour version with a bit of cropping of the first posting in this blog entry, so here it is. I forgot to say that this is ISO 2500 on the M 240, not bad: