Comparison – Leica M9 // Contax G2 Tri-X

Rock and roll model in street

Leica M9 – Konica Hexanon-M 50mm B&W Jpeg

Rock and roll model in street

Contax G2 – 45mm Zeiss Planar – Kodak Tri-X

I just had these two frames sat next to one another on the screen and found the comparison interesting. Not a million miles apart to be honest.

Leica M9, 50mm Konica Hexanon-M f/2 (iso320 @ f/2) – B&W in camera JPEG plus a little Lightroom tweak to get it how I like

Contax G2, 45mm Zeiss Planar f/2, Kodak Tri-X (@400 @f/2) – Developed in Kodak D76(1:1) then Plustek Opticfilm 7400i scan (not rescanned or cleaned hence drying marks)

Realisation . . . .or “When your style creeps up on you”

 

Leica M2 | Zeiss 35mm Biogon-C | Kodak Tri-X

Leica M2 | Zeiss 35mm Biogon-C | Kodak Tri-X

 

Not enough sway is given to developing ones style these days. The current trend appears more equipment driven and not learning the craft, art and soul of photography. Style can not be bought, faked, copied or forced. It comes through practise, dedication to your craft and natural development through spending time learning to understand what photography means to you personally.

I would personally say that I’m only just beginning to notice my style surface, I’ve learnt the more I try to concentrate on it the further away I end up from it.

“Only In Your Truth Do I See My Lies”

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Visual poetry for your eyes. Fleeting metaphors of light and darkness frozen in silver for the ages”

Leica M6 / Kodak TMax

Leica on set | JimBagUK SS13 Campaign

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#ilovemyleica

A moment of clarity and calm amidst the hustle and flow of a fashion campaign shoot.

Leica M6TTL
CV 40mm f/1.4
Kodak TMax400 X-Tol 1:1 (Film lovers don’t hate me for the TMax, It was honestly all I had left in the fridge that morning)

Yes the eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that the model number of my Leica has lost a couple of integers . . . . .
Bye bye M8.2 hello M6, hello LeicaLove. Only problem with it is it gets really really really cold when shooting outside in minus temps (I guess an all metal body will do that though, small price to pay for the pure pleasure that comes with creating photographs with it)

Extra reasons to love film

Reasons to love film, originally uploaded by bang*.

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Have I mentioned that I love my Leica?

Leica CL

40mm f2 Summicron

Kodak TriX 400

 

I know I’ve posted an early version of this shot already but here it is all finished up (just about after a re-scan) super happy with it, although I have managed to pretty much kill the negative via an oversight and a school boy error. At least I’ve got my scans.

Reasons to love film

Here’s a film version of the digital shot I used from this shoot. Just preferred the expression and pose of the digital, love the soul of this Tri-X shot though.

 

Reasons to love film

Reasons to love TriX



Reasons to love film, originally uploaded by bang*.

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It’s that time of year again. Back on the bike a little more now that the weather is picking up.
Chance to give the CL a go with the CV 15mm f4.5. Hella wide!
Also playing with TriX a little, iso 1600 and some beautiful punchy negs.

Leica CL
CV 15mm f4.5 Heliar
Kodak TriX @ 1600

Reasons to love film

Reasons to love film

One of the reasons I still shoot film alongside my digital.



Fashion Editorial, originally uploaded by bang*.

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Sometimes the world stops to take a breath. This is where you will find me waiting.
Visual lyrics forming a poem for my eyes.

Model : Sarah Hurrell
MUA / Hair : Vicki Suddaby – https://www.facebook.com/VickiSuddabyMakeupArtist
Photographer : Mark Ivkovic (That would be me again)

Kodak Tri X 400
Leica CL
40mm Summicron

Oh the reason? I kinda guessed that was obvious.