- Real Name
- Miguel Tejada-Flores
Walking around a small Oregon city this morning, I stopped for coffee at a local coffee shop whose 'logo' is....a raccoon, of all things! So, of course, I had to stop and take a photo.
Hey, it's Medford! Love the setting for the city, it's in a truly beautiful spot. Wish the town was cleaner though.
Thanks a lot, MiguelThis is such a great photograph, Matt. Everything about it - the tones, the light, the composition - I really love it.
And if you pardon my curiosity - what lens were you using to take this?
Well, simply based on looking (over and over) at this one photo of yours, I would have to agree: the Nokton 50mm f/1.5 is a great lens. Period. No ifs, ands, or buts. I haven't shot with Leica's for a few decades now - not since the ancient analog-only days - but if I were to ever dip my toes back into the Leica pool, I would get one.Thanks a lot, Miguel
That was taken with the Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f/1.5 - a lens I'm really beginning to appreciate. Its bigger brother (the Nokton f/1.2) may be technically more competent, but the images from the f/1.5 are really appealing. I bought the smaller Nokton as a travel lens, but it already has
more or less* replaced the Summicron M on the M 262 because I do love the results.
It's not the first time I experience this, either: The technically dismal 7Artisans 35mm f/1.2 produces really beautiful images on the Sony A6000 - so much so that I often pick it over the "mighty" Sigma 30mm f/1.4. The Nokton f/1.5 is a much, much better lens than the 7Artisans, though - in my eyes, it's a seriously underrated gem. I'd say that most people considering the M system would be better off choosing this lens over everything Leica has to offer in the ballpark: It's a lot cheaper, not significantly bigger or heavier while being quite fast, and the images are really very nice, even technically.
*I actually just reordered my two day bags for the Ms and moved the Summicron M to the M10's bag - it's still a nice lens and much smaller and lighter than the f/1.2 for which it is a valid alternative. It's better behaved than both Noktons, too - so if technical IQ is key, it's the better pick, and as such, a good combo with the M10.