Eriksberg harbor

An example of the characteristics of the Summaron-M 28/5.6 at f/5.6.

(Eriksberg harbor, Gothenburg/Västra Götaland County, Sweden)

20190531

Magnus L Andersson

 

Excerpt

 

Learning a new lens

 

Description

This is just another shot to learn how the Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 lens works, and one lesson learned is that you need to be aware of that what you see is what you get. That is, the frame-lines covers the whole field of view, whereby you need to make sure not to include unwanted details like pieces if another boat or dock.

Background

This photo was taken 20190531 by Magnus L Andersson in Eriksberg harbor (Gothenburg/Västra Götaland County, Sweden) using a Leica M Monochrom (M9) with a Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6.

Comments

The vignetting at large apertures is clearly visible, but at the same time, in my opinion, adds quality to it by drawing attention to its center. In other words, if your intended focus is not in the center you will be challenged by the lens.

Gear

Camera: Leica M Monochrom (M9) (Leica)

Lens: Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 (Leica)

Filter:  No

Medium: Memory Card Panasonic SDHC 16GB Gold Pro (Panasonic)

Flash: No

Scanner: No

Settings

Shutter speed: 1/3000 sec

Focal length: 28 mm

Aperture: f/6.7

Exposure bias: EV 0

ISO rating: 320

Comments

I cannot prove it, but my gut feeling is that this lens makes it much more difficult for the camera to guess the used aperture than with other lenses. I also noticed at a shot with a minimal aperture that the sensor is dusty, possibly due to transportation.

Processing

-Preprocessing Normalization (Affinity) -Film Ilford Delta 100 (Affinity) -Enlargement Tone/Exposure +0.84 -View 100 cd/m2, 5500 K, Gamma 2.2

Processing by Magnus L Andersson

Comments

Since the purpose of the image is to show the characteristics of the lens, only an Ilford Delta 100 emulation is used which only slightly lightens the lower mid-tones. However, since the light parts are dominating the image was underexposed and I added an Exposure of +0.84.

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