Wide angle

There are many times when I will just shoot a roll of film using a specialty lens, like the Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm f/4.5. A lens like this forces you to think quite different and search for the right subject much more thoroughly than a normal lens.

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I loaded my Leica M6 with a Fuji Acros 100, which by the way is a fantastic film. I have only shot a few rolls of Acros, and I am sure getting some more since I am very please with the results. It’s also a superb film for long exposures. Most of my photos on this roll were taken with the B+W 091 red filter which creates a very dramatic look. An orange filter may be suitable for most situations but when you want to go to extreme contrast, the red is the one to use.

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The Acros is a ISO 100 film and with the red filter our are actually shooting tab ISO 12, so even at a very sunny day, your shutter speeds are low. With a rangefinder camera, there’s no mirror slap, so you can be away with lower shutter speeds and stills produce a shape image. Of course, a tripod will always provide the best results, but I rarely shoot the Leica M on a tripod.

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The depth of field of the 15mm is huge so pretty much everything is in focus. With the filter, there is some vignetting present but I consider it to be a part of wide angle photo most do the times. I suppose a thin filter would reduce the amount of vignetting if one wants to.

Enjoy the rest of the images.

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