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18 photos of Tabernas desert, photographed with a Leica SL

After telling you the story about my experience in the desert of Tabernas, it’s time to publish the photos taken with my new Leica SL.
This was the first opportunity to use the camera, because, as I wrote in a post a few days ago, I received it only two days before leaving for Andalusia, without even having time to familiarize with all the settings and the buttons.

Love at first sight – Impressions at first use …

Well reassured by the praise and excitement of my dear friend and supplier Ryuichi from NOC, the first impressions of use of the Leica SL have been very positive, more than I expected. Honestly, switching from the beautiful Leica M to Leica SL, I was concerned about losing that great handling and discretion typical of the M. But no, no..

The Leica SL in the hands is very enjoyable and is not “fat and big” as I often reads around, indeed. It’s a bit taller, but much less deep than a dslr, for instance.
The menu, in the typical Leica style, is very simple and intuitive, and this has certainly facilitated its first use.

But, not having much time to explore all the settings, before I start shooting, I’ve made sure I set the most important parameters in order to avoid any bad surprises once I download the photos, later on at home.
The button I just loved and made me happy is the small joystick on the back that lets you zoom in the viewfinder and then focus very accurately.

The viewfinder then, is so much stuff, wide, bright, and with a fantastical definition. I did not clearly feel the lack of an optical viewfinder.

Which lenses

For this photo session I used the following lenses, with a Novoflex adapters:

  • Leica Summicron M 50 f2
  • Voigtlander Skopar M 21mm F4
  • Pentacon M42 135mm f2.8

18 photos of Tabernas desert, photographed with a Leica SL

(post production with Adobe Lightroom)

 

Summicron M 50mm – f6.8 – 1/320 sec. – ISO 100
Summicron M 50mm – f8 – 1/400 sec. – ISO 100
Pentacon 135mm – f6.8 – 1/320 sec – ISO 100
Pentacon 135mm – f6.8 – 1/320 sec – ISO 100
Summicron M 50mm – f8 – 1/320 sec. – ISO 100
Pentacon 135mm – f8 – 1/160 sec – ISO 100
Summicron M 50mm – f5.6 – 1/320 sec – ISO 100
Pentacon 135mm – f6.8 – 1/500 sec – ISO 100
Pentacon 135mm – f8 – 1/200 sec – ISO 100
Voigtlander Skopar M 21mm – f11 – 1/320 sec – ISO 100
Voigtlander Skopar M 21mm – f11 – 1/320 sec – ISO 100
Summicron M 50mm – f8 – 1/320 sec – ISO 100
Summicron M 50mm – f4.8 – 1/125 sec – ISO 100
Summicron M 50mm – f4.8 – 1/400 sec – ISO 100
Summicron M 50mm – f4.8 – 1/400 sec – ISO 100
Summicron M 50mm – f5.6- 1/250 sec – ISO 100
Summicron M 50mm – f8 – 1/320 sec – ISO 100
Summicron M 50mm – f11 – 1/320 sec – ISO 100
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Grazie e a presto,
Sabino

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