That was not the plan! Unfortunately, my original plan to hold a masterclass today and tomorrow had to be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. My model Marina had already arrived, but I fell ill once again. Just as I was recovering from a recent flu, the universe dealt me a new challenge on Thursday evening in the form of vomiting, diarrhea, a terrible headache, and fever – and I really felt aweful yesterday.

Despite the situation, I managed to capture 18 photos with Marina (within about five minutes), and I’m able to share some of them with you in this article. The images are presented in both color and monochromatic versions, showcasing the unique characteristics of my Leica 10R rangefinder camera and the vintage Leica Summicron 5cm f2.0 Screw mount lens, adapted to the Leica M mount.

While this over 70-year-old lens may not produce the sharpest images, it creates a distinctively creamy impression with a particularly dreamy bokeh, except for cat-eyed blurred light sources. I’ve also mounted the lens on my modern Canon R5 with great results and look forward to experimenting with analog film as soon as my health permits.

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Here come the colored versions:

… and here are the Monochroms: