Leica IIIa, first real images….

I finally came around to developing the first film that were not only test images for my Leica IIIa.

All shot on Fomapan 100, a film I’m not sure I like, really. Too bad, as it’s real cheap….

The lens I used is my Summitar 50mm f:2.0, slightly hazy and with a nice scratch on the front lens. Anyways, it produces nice pictures I think, and has a fine swirly bokeh as seen here:160527 - Fomapan 100 - Leica IIIa - 011

Apart from that, the camera seems quite consistent with it’s shutter speeds, at least for an 80 years old machine. I wonder if and when it has been checked last. The last owner could not tell me, but in use it’s very pleasant and everything feels smooth.

This shot of my son is nice I think, ah those teenagers, always looking annoyed…. 160527 - Fomapan 100 - Leica IIIa - 021

A nice testimony for the sharpness of the Summitar, at least stopped down to about f:8 (sorry for the dust-devils… didn’t catch those in LR)160527 - Fomapan 100 - Leica IIIa - 015

The fence in low light conditions… I think my ‘skill’ in reading light gets slowly better though I messed up some pictures. I try to rely much less on my light meter (ahem… iPhone) 160527 - Fomapan 100 - Leica IIIa - 003

And one last photograph…. I like the ‘vintage’ look of this lens. It’s sharp but not really, just sufficiently. The slight haze makes it show low contrast…. Nice, really. But I think I’ll cough up the money to have it cleaned professionally asap.160527 - Fomapan 100 - Leica IIIa - 012

As always, thanks for visiting.

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