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Analogue Adventures – Part 8: Going small with MS-Optics lenses

Introduction

Leica M6 with MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM and 24mm 2.0 Aporia

When using Leica M cameras I generally try to stick to using small lenses, but there is a problem: small lenses are usually slow and I find slow lenses (at least non-ultrawides) incredibly boring.
My workaround is using some of the MS-Optics lenses as they try to be small, lightweight and fast at the same time – at the cost of some optical compromises obviously.
I was a bit hesitant to use these lenses on film at first (doubts about rangefinder accuracy, focus shift and field curvature) but I decided to try nevertheless and exposed 4 films mainly using the 24mm 2.0 Aporia and the 50mm 1.0 ISM. How did it work out in the end? Let’s have a look.

24mm 2.0 Aporia

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Leica M6 | 500T | MS-Optics 24mm 2.0 Aporia | f/11

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Analogue Adventures – Part 7: Cinestill 800T

Introduction

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Cinestill 800T

When looking for a higher ISO color film in 2022 – especially one for shooting under artifical light without the need for additional color correction filters – the Cinestill 800T is pretty much without competition. But there are a few things to be aware of, so let’s have a closer look.

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Leica M6 | Cinestill 800T | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4
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Leica M6 | Cinestill 800T | Voigtländer VM 28mm 2.0 | f/2.0
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Leica M6 | Cinestill 800T | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4
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Leica M6 | Cinestill 800T | MS-Optics 50mm 1.0 ISM | f/1.4

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Analogue Adventures – Part 6: Emulating Filmlook

Introduction

Sony A7rII | Sony FE 85mm 1.4 GM | Kodak Ektar 100 look

For many people shooting film is all about the grainy look and distinct colours, but do you really need to shoot film to get that? Let’s see what we can achieve with a few bucks for presets and a little effort in Lightroom.

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Analogue Adventures – Part 5: Silbersalz35 Films

Introduction

Silbersalz35 500T

A small company with the name of Silbersalz35 from Stuttgart is offering repacked Kodak Vision 3 cinema film to be used in ordinary still photography 35mm cameras. They offer four different films: 50D, 200T, 250D and 500T which I all tried. There are some quirks – but also a lot to like – so let’s have a closer look.

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Leica M6 | 200T | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 | f/1.2
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Leica M6 | 200T | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 | f/1.2
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Leica M6 | 500T | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 | f/1.2
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Leica M6 | 50D | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 | f/1.2

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Analogue Adventures – Part 4: Barcelona

Introduction

Leica M6 with Voigtländer VM 21mm 3.5 and 21mm finder

Luckily the Leica M6 had been fixed just in time for the trip to Barcelona, so I was finally able to shoot some film. Let’s have a look how the pictures turned out and what got in the way.

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Leica M6 | 200T | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 | f/1.2
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Leica M6 | 250D | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 | f/2.8
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Leica M6 | 500T | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 | f/1.2
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Leica M6 | 250D | Voigtländer VM 35mm 1.2 | f/1.2

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