Wordy Wednesday #156 “Digital vs Film Leicas”


The top photo (of the comparison) was made with the 24mm Summilux-M f/1.4 mounted onto a Leica M8.2 producing the angle-of-view but not perspective of a 32mm lens. Exposure at ISO 160 was 1/250 sec at f/11.

leica.lensFor the bottom show, a similar exposure was used standing in the same spot when the lens was mounted on a Leica M6 TTL and shooting Fujicolor Pro 160S color negative film. There are some differences in color tonalities but I tried to get them as close as possible in Photoshop so you could focus on the differences in angle-of-view. With the M8.2 you get a nice photo of the tractor but when shot with the M6 TTL you will also see part of the truck that the tractor is setting on as well as part of the event grounds in the background.

And if you’ve ever wondered about the whole “equivalency” thing, now you know the rest of the story.

Author: Joe Farace

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