Last weekend I met up at a cafe with some folks from a film meetup group and a few of my friends as well.
I was shooting with a Russian FED 5b that I’d picked up recently, with a Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 lens on it. Being a rangefinder, I could only guess at the framing of this very wide lens. And, the focusing assist in the viewfinder is useless. So it’s all zone focusing. I had taken it out previously on an overcast day, and shot mostly at f/4.5, and wasn’t so happy with the results, because they weren’t so sharp. Last saturday, however, was sunny, so I was shooting at the smallest aperture I could get away with, which was about f/8 before the shutter speeds got too slow. The sharpness of the photos was much better.
I really like how wide these are. The rangefinder & such a short lens are really light and handy.