Two Filmstrips. Olympus E-P2 and Leica M9 – “The Storm Arrives”

We had some big snow come through here tonight so me and my son went outside to get some fun snaps. I had the E-P2 with the 20 1.7 set up with the grainy B&W Art filter Β and the M9 with the 50 cron set to ISO 2500 and F2. I was curious to see how each camera would behave in the low light with black and white. Here are some of the snaps!

First the Olympus E-P2

These were straight from camera, low light E-P2 JPEGS. I still really enjoy this art filter and I find myself using it quite a bit.

I also shot some of the same images with the M9 and 50 cron at ISO 2500 thinking they would be grainy but they came out pretty clean! These are straight from camera JPEGs shot in B&W on the M9…

I must say, the M9 did great for F2 and ISO 2500! I love shooting like this as I forget about everything being perfect and I just have fun with it. On a side note, my M9 was covered in snow. The body and lens was coated! No problems. The M9 body did get insanely cold though! Anyway, just posted this for fun…some cool posts coming later!



  1. Really great photos. Very creative. I really like the EP-2 shots. Of course I love the M9 shots as well, but I won’t be getting a Leica for a long time, so I want to like the EP-2 more. πŸ™‚

  2. Nice shots by the M9. I love the one with the tire tracks in front of the headlights. I would have been terrified if my M9 (if I had one πŸ˜‰ was covered in snow, but I’m glad it made it through!

  3. Thanks guys!

    @ Pete: Thanks man! Yea, the Leica is pretty smooth, especially for its max ISO but the E_P2 did great as well! Thanks!

    @ Peter – Thanks πŸ™‚

    @ Gyorgy: Thanks for the nice words.

    @ Stephane: Yea, the contrast of the E-P2 in B&W Grainy mode is pretty high. Blacks are black. The M9 was set to standard contrast so you can still see the shadow detail. Thx!

    @ Elaine: Thanks, I like #1 as well.

  4. Yes, I would like to see your work in LFI. This is the great website (of high standard, very interesting).
    I look at it day after day. Congratulation Steve ! Best regards

  5. Ha Ha, I just happened to hit your site just after you put this entry. And here its still the 14th πŸ™‚
    Great comparison, I too am enjoying my EP1 in art mode. The second shot of your son shows to me just how smooth and sweet a Leica can be. Nice shot. Some day… Best regards

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