Hong Kong with the Voigtlander Nokton 35 1.2

Hong Kong with the Voigtlander Nokton 35 1.2

By Fahad A

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Hi Brandon,

Thanks for posting my previous submissions, this is my 4th submission and hopefully the 5th will be on the way soon.

Last summer I decided to go to Hong Kong to spend my vacation and of course to explore the streets along with my camera. I only took the leica (typ240) along with the nokton 35mm 1.2, thinking that I might buy a 50mm from HK if I felt limited with the 35mm (given that I broke the 50mm summicron and for some reason didn’t remember to send it for a repair until the day I traveled)

Luckily, I managed without having to buy a new lens, the images had the usual nokton softness, which I don’t mind at all. Hong kong is very dense, and streets are tight and narrow that I couldn’t imagine using a 50mm over there, the 35mm focal length served me very well.

Most of the images I am sharing here are not uploaded to my photostream yet, as you can see they are all in B&W, which is the total opposite of my current flickr photostream, however I might upload them soon.

I never thought I would convert any of these photographs to B&W when i was capturing them, it only happened when I messed around with one of the images and felt that nokton softness along with B&W treatment appeals to my taste.

For now, hope you all enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed capturing them.

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Fahad A

17 Comments

  1. I really love the 1st shot. The mood, feel and texture in that image have made me look at it more than once. Nice work.

  2. I’d believe you if you said you’d used a Leica III with B&W C41 film. Looks very film like.

  3. Great shots!
    I like tge B&W treatment.
    Sometime I think the VM35F1.2 is a bit too heavy, I like the size and weight for those F1.4 or F2.
    I hope you like the trip in my home city.

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