I received my new Leica Monochrome (Leica MM) last week. I took the opportunity to do a series of test shot during my business trip to China. The shooting was done using the 35mm Summicron ASPH and a Canon 50mm 1.4 LTM classic lens. I am very impressed with the photo quality captured with the Canon 50mm 1.4 LTM lens. The classic lens is able to produce sharp and high contrast photos even with the “wide-opened” aperture.
Here are the sample photos captured with the Leica MM and Canon 50mm F1.4 LTM :
Here is another set of photos captured with the 35mm Summicron ASPH :
Recently during my business trip to Quan Zhou at People Republic of China (泉州，福建省), I found this very old barber shop at Zhong Shan Street. According to the local, this shop is about 100 years old and during its golden time of 1950’s to 1980’s, the barber shop served many prominent people, including businessmen and political figures.
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These days the barber shop is showing signs of dilapidation, the metal on the barber chairs are corroded and the fabric are worn down.
The master barber was winding down after a hard day’s.
During his prime, he used to be a “hot shot” barber serving VIPs who needed to make appointments to get his service.
Nowadays the patrons are mostly senior citizens.
Seeing me aiming my camera at her, her spontaneous reaction was to cover up her face. I ended up with an out of focused shot.