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First (digital) colour photos from the MS-optics converted Nikon L35 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar

March 13, 2016

A very quick follow up post to todays early post containing my first colour shots from my MS-Optical converted Nikon L35 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar. After I posted those shots, I was asked to take a few with the Leica M8, so whilst out with the family this afternoon I added to a couple of shots I took yesterday.

Nothing mind blowing I’m afraid, but for those interested I’ve tried to demonstrate some of of the lenses traits. Of course the vignette is cropped out by the Leica M8’s smaller-than-full-frame sensor, but other traits are still quite evident. Not least the veiling flare…

Testing the ms converted 35mm sonnar on the m8

Testing the ms converted 35mm sonnar on the m8

Family snaps with the Leica M8

I can also see a bit of ghosting in this photo (of my wife looking beautiful and daughter looking mega cute), but where this is a bit of ghosting, the contrast has returned and with it the good colours.

Family snaps with the Leica M8

At f5.6 the lens seems to be reasonably sharp on contrasty

Testing the ms converted 35mm sonnar on the m8

Did I mention my cute daughter?

Testing the ms converted 35mm sonnar on the m8

Testing the ms converted 35mm sonnar on the m8

Family snaps with the Leica M8

So there we have it – as I say, no life changing photography, but hopefully of interest if you were keen to see some shots taken with a digital camera…

Cheers,

Hamish

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Dominik Mrzyk
    March 13, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    This is exactly what I hoped for, thank you!

    I was always interested how lenses from film compacts would render on digital sensors. My experience with RF lenses shows that on digital, old lenses tend to show more sharpness than on film. Yet despite doing so, they ‘preserve’ their character, ie flare, bokeh etc. Imagine mju II, Contax T2, Olympus XA2 lens on digital… A whole new world opens!

    • Reply
      Dominik Mrzyk
      March 13, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Oh, and I always look at your family shots on Facebook, I love them! You have extremely cute daughters and beautiful wife. And plenty of nice cameras to shoot them with πŸ˜‰

      • Reply
        Hamish Gill
        March 13, 2016 at 10:17 pm

        Cheers Dominik – family photos aren’t for everyone I don’t think, especially these portraits… But I challenge anyone to find a way to stop me taking them! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      March 13, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      Indeed! It’s a world I’m enjoying exploring! I have a Yashica T4 lens in a very basic adapter too at the moment… But more on that another day πŸ˜‰

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