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Old 04-09-2007   #1
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Old 12-12-2008   #2
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Leica M - Post your Portraits

It is very difficult to keep your mind active during the winter at this time of year, so I am exploring the market for alternative portraiture using the "new to me" M3 and film.

I have tried the typical studio portraiture with a 3-light setup, backgrounds and Nikon DSLR's...but they are a dime a dozen and do not have any character, at least IMHO. To try and compete professionally, I would need a studio ($$$$), advertising ($$$$), and a lot of luck just to do something that is not really a lot of fun.

So, does anyone have any portraits using a Lecia M-body and film (or digital if using the M8) that would illustrate an alternative approach to portraiture?
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Old 12-12-2008   #3
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Old 12-12-2008   #4
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Ahhh...yes, those are very nice! Which brings me to the other question that I need to answer fairly soon....

Which lens to choose for those focal lengths!

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Old 12-12-2008   #5
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Which lens to choose for those focal lengths?
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Old 01-03-2009   #6
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M-Hexanons 35mm 2.0, 50mm 2.0, 90mm 2.8
Very neutral lenses, allow for capturing both modern images and retro-looking shots by choosing different films. I use mine with Tmax 100, Tmax 400 and E100G. The occasional Fujichrome films as well.

Great M3 you got there, I like the 50mm 1.5 lens on it as well, don't think you'd need a flash with a lens like that!

Thanks, Johan...the M3 fits me very well and the Industar lens you sent me has just taken it's turn on the M3! When I finish the roll, I will post the results.

Both the Summarit and the Industar are just waiting for the next opportunity to get out and get some portraits. Cank't wait.
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I like Ms for portrait stuff, it's kinky. =) available light is the way to go with Ms, in my eyes. anywhere, anytime.
I haven't used my M4 with studio and studiolighting so far though.











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I like Ms for portrait stuff, it's kinky. =) available light is the way to go with Ms, in my eyes. anywhere, anytime.
I haven't used my M4 with studio and studiolighting so far though.










#3 but so many good images in this thread.
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Very nice. yeah
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Old 12-12-2008   #15
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Can I say it is portrait?
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Old 12-12-2008   #17
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the older leica lenses can be especially nice for portrait work. I have a DR cron that I love to death for this sort of thing. here are two:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/uncle_scar/2879224418/
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Old 12-12-2008   #18
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A nice 50, 75 or 90. An M3. Ready for environmental "snaps"









And so on ....

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Old 12-12-2008   #19
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my monchhichi one is taken by the summarit 5cm 1.5. Though the lens is scratced. I still love it so much
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Old 12-12-2008   #20
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Each focal length brings something to a portrait. I personally prefer portraits with normal (50mm) - to normal wides (35mm, 28mm).

Here's a couple with a 50mm (the first is with M2, coll. Summicron, Neopan 1600, HC110B and the second with MP, Summilux 50 Asph., HP5, Rodinal, the last one MP, Summilux 50 Asph., TriX, Rodinal) :


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Hmmmm.

let's see
M8 & 50 Lux




M7 & 75 Lux




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hi, great shot!!!!! all great shots are so simple!!!
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I can see this becoming one massive gigathread.

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While posed, studio work is nice, the informal style seems to be the trend nowdays (like what's shown above). A fast 50mm to 75 or 90mm will work well.

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While posed, studio work is nice, the informal style seems to be the trend nowdays (like what's shown above). A fast 50mm to 75 or 90mm will work well.

75/2.5 Heliar
Awesome Image 1

Awesome Image 2

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I always love your work - while both of these are great, the second one of these is so immaculate !!


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While posed, studio work is nice, the informal style seems to be the trend nowdays (like what's shown above). A fast 50mm to 75 or 90mm will work well.

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I LOVE that second one with the swimmers. Just awesome Todd.
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While posed, studio work is nice, the informal style seems to be the trend nowdays (like what's shown above). A fast 50mm to 75 or 90mm will work well.



These are great shots. They make me want to run out and practice.
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While posed, studio work is nice, the informal style seems to be the trend nowdays (like what's shown above). A fast 50mm to 75 or 90mm will work well.

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I love this one with the swimmers. Great shot.
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A few with Leica M6 and Summarit 50
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Have to agree with Simon on that child-with-cars portrait of Ron, that is a very strong image. If the kid were naked it would have been a Sally Mann shot! ;-)

Todd, love the ones you posted as well.

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