Leica Lenses in New York City

February 2011
When we received our demo set of Leica Summilux-C lenses we knew we had to get them over to New York. And out of the NYC visit came a lot of good feedback from the cinematographers, producers and directors who stopped into Band Pro East's Manhattan office for a day of playing with lenses on a Chrosziel projector and a multitude of cameras, including Sony PMW-F3 and Sony F35, Canon 7D, film, and even an Epic-M for testing with OffHollywood.

One evening we found ourselves on the Upper East Side with a couple Leica lenses, a modified, PL mount Canon 7D, and Jon Fauer, ASC. See two stills from that shoot below and read more it at Film & Digital Times.

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Our visit to New York began with snow.    Coming from Southern California, I welcomed the snow. Pretty sure no one else in the city felt the same way.

 

Mark Pederson from OFFHOLLYWOOD brought his Epic-M 0007 over early.    Epic-M with Leica Summilux-C 21mm. Out in the world to shoot some test shots.

 

We didn't have much time as 0007 was heading to Milan later that afternoon. But we ran out to the West Side Highway to capture what we could.    5K lens on 5K camera.

 

Leica lens on a film camera, for the consummate professionals who trust ground glass.    Leica lens on a DSLR. Director's Viewfinder?

 

Leica lens on an Arri Alexa at NY rental house TCS. They've got lenses on order and will likely be the first place to get them in NYC.    New York native son and Leica aficionado Jon Fauer, ASC couldn't wait to try out the lenses. Here on Park Avenue with Jim Hegadorn of Band Pro East looking on.

 

Shot by Jon Fauer, ASC. "The attached framegrabs from the FGV-PL 7D were shot at 1250 ISO, 1/60th second, with the 21 and 75 mm Leica primes, all wide open at T1.4. The restaurant interiors are shot handheld. The exteriors were shot with a tiny Gitzo Traveler. The attached images are low-rez jpegs. Any slight blurring is caused by our shivering or excitement over how good the images looked."    Shot by Jon Fauer, ASC. "The attached framegrabs from the FGV-PL 7D were shot at 1250 ISO, 1/60th second, with the 21 and 75 mm Leica primes, all wide open at T1.4. The restaurant interiors are shot handheld. The exteriors were shot with a tiny Gitzo Traveler. The attached images are low-rez jpegs. Any slight blurring is caused by our shivering or excitement over how good the images looked."