This is a series of photos shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the Voigtlander 15mm Heliar III lens. They were taken all Downtown Los Angeles near the Walt Disney Concert hall. My favorite place to shoot city architecture.
Shot With The Fuji X-T1
This lens feels unlike any lens I’ve had so far. It has this unexplainable quality and magic with only a few flaws. Combined with the Fuji X-T1 and some VSCO or RNI film looks, it gives some really great results.
The film stocks I’ve been in love with lately are the Kodak Gold or Max. They really work well with city architecture and I really like the look. The combination between the camera, lens and film stock creates this synergy giving the photos a classic feel but with pristine quality.
I also shot RAW for these. I usually don’t do this but needed the dynamic range because of the time of day. I also like to shoot RAW when I’m testing new lenses so I can see the unaltered qualities.
I’m using the Fuji Leica M mount adapter which is great because it automatically loads your manual lens setting. This allows you to preprogram any vignetting or distortion corrections and the camera will remember them everytime you load the lens and embed them into your RAW files.
The only problem is that it doesn’t record your fstop. So when publishing photos you kind of just have to remember what you were shooting at. Most of these are shot at f8 to f11.
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