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.


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.



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.



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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