Tag: Wide-angle

Miami on Film, #1

Finally a silver-based image! This image was taken with my Voigtlander 35mm L camera, and Voigtlander 21mm/f4 wide-angle lens, during my photo walk in the South Beach Art Deco district The Voigtlander L does not have a focus mechanism, so focussing is a matter of estimating the distance and setting the lens. Fortunately, wide angle lenses have great depth of field, so just setting the hyperfocal distance assured everything from about 2 feet to infinity would be in focus 🙂


Catching a Train and a Break

Toronto is testing some new subway cars, and one of the nice features is that with these new cars the train is open from end to end, so you can walk between cars. From a photographic point of view, seeing right to the end of the train offers some interesting photographic opportunities. I had been wanting to shoot one of the new trains with a super-wide angle, and this past Saturday morning I lucked out. I had my Leica IIIf with me, with the 21mm/f4 Voigtlander Color Skopar lens. I had to shoot wide-open at 1/40 second, but I did get some that were sharp.

New Subway Cars - Toronto