Author name: Marco Diaz

5 Frames with a Leica M6, 7Artisans 50mm f/1.1 and Fantôme 8 Film – Darkworld – By Marco Diaz

Often when we speak of black and white film – we really are referring to an infinite palate of shades of gray. And if you’re like me, on occasion you may be guilty of taking the occasional liberties with the contrast level in lightroom to your otherwise perfectly even toned Tri-X. But every so often when you have a real contagion for contrast a film comes along that satisfies this lust to see the world in the most binary tones of black and white.

Leica M6, Lomography Minitar

5 Frames with a Leica M6, Lomochrome Purple, and a Lomography Minitar-1 Art Lens – By Marco Diaz

More often than not, inspiration can be found in the unusual pairing. The way a great restaurant might surprise you by combining two seemingly disparate food types. Or two seemingly incongruous musical artists can come together and knock out a killer album. And so it was this type of thinking that led me to buy a Lomo Minitar lens for my Leica M6, and digital Leica ME (the original ME was an M9 with a slightly different casing and no frame line preview switch). Having had an original Lomo LC-A back in the day I was curious what it might perform like on a Leica.

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